RCC Associates completes restaurant construction

Thanks to RCC Associates, Miami will have a new dining destination this year.

The company recently completed construction of COTE Miami, a New York City-based Michelin-starred restaurant that blends the flavors of Korean barbecue with the prime cuts of an American steakhouse. The restaurant at 39th Street and NE Second Avenue in the Miami Design District is expcted to open in February.

“Our team was honored to have been selected as the general contractor for this highly sought-after Michelin-starred concept,” said Robyn Raphael-Dynan, president of RCC Associates. RCC team is responsible for the project management, coordination, construction progress documentation and all construction and work-site management of the build-out, including delivering the project on schedule and within budget. “It’s rewarding to have been part of the team bringing the renowned restaurant to fruition in Miami, partnering with COTE’s talented and respected proprietor and hospitality visionary Simon Kim and Executive Chef David Shim, along with their design and operations teams.”

The 5,892-square-foot restaurant is designed by MNDPC and features a 100-plus seat dining room. Each table is inlaid with bespoke, state-of-the-art smokeless charcoal grills, known for ventilating air 6.6 times more frequently per hour compared to a standard restaurant. Design details include blue chip modern art pieces; an oval-shaped bar celebrated in New York for its “see and be seen” allure; and a red light dry-aging room. There are two private dining spaces: the ultra-exclusive Simon’s Room and the PK Room, an ode to the developer T.V. Moore (nicknamed the “Pineapple King”), who turned his pineapple farm in the 1920s into the neighborhood known today as the Miami Design District.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.