The view in Wynwood is looking a lot better with the debut of Astra, the 10,000-square-foot, open-air restaurant, bar and lounge whose name is Greek for “star.”
Greek inspired cuisine features Mediterranean dishes like a Greek salad; a meze mashup of fried zucchini, squash and eggplant, cheese, lemon and tzatziki sauce; charcoal grilled baby lamb chops; and the galaktobóuriko, a Greek dessert made with filo, semolina custard, honey and lemon syrup. The bar will be serving cocktails incorporating classic Greek liqueurs such as Mastika and Ouzo.
The space combines the “ambiance of Mykonos” with the industrial and artsy feel of Wynwood boasting large wooden beams, a retractable roof, overhead strings of light, a vertical garden over an entire wall, and a lobby and entrance with an art installation by artist Punk Me Tender in a bright pink 3D arrangement of butterflies.
Astra is open seven days a week at 5 p.m with brunch on Sundays starting at 11 a.m.
CREDIT: Olee Fowler, EATER.COM