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Meet Barton G. Weiss

Today we’d like to introduce you to Barton G. Weiss.

Barton has led an unparalleled operational, culinary, and event-production team based in Miami since 1993. For over 25 years, he has created some of the most groundbreaking, imaginative, and decadent gastronomic and event experiences the world has ever seen. His client list consistently features Fortune 500 companies, international corporations, professional sports teams, luxury fashion brands, as well as countless celebrity and social gatherings.

Has it been a smooth road?
Like with any business, there have been struggles. Opening a restaurant always brings about headaches and delays–working with construction and city approvals. It’s also important to find the right team to make my vision come alive and to keep it alive.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
In 2002, inspired by the overwhelming consumer feedback from his events and catering businesses, Barton opened his first restaurant: Barton G. The Restaurant, in Miami’s popular South Beach neighborhood. In 2009, he premiered Prelude by Barton G. located inside the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami—pioneering the first-of-its-kind seamless theatrical/dining experience.

In 2010, he took over operations of a Miami Beach boutique property to open a widely successful hotel and restaurant destination. In July 2014, Barton brought his restaurant concept to Los Angeles, and simultaneously authored his first book, The Big Dish: Recipes to Dazzle and Amaze from America’s Most Spectacular Restaurant (Rizzoli) was published with the goal of sharing how to create “unforgettable food and over-the-top presentations” with dishes where nothing “is quite what it seems on first inspection.” Most recently, he opened Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago in the city’s River North area in 2019.

Our restaurants sets us apart because nothing is ever served from the kitchen on a regular white plate. We love entertaining guests with delightful presentations that are pieces of art in itself.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes, Los Angeles loves something unique that they can tell everyone about. It’s also a food-focused city that appreciates creativity and quality, so it’s a great fit for our brand.

If someone was just starting out, LA might be tough because everything comes at a premium. Rent is high, labor is expensive, and there are thousands of restaurants to choose from. It’s hard to make a mark.

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Image Credit:
For decor photos – Jesus Bañuelos
For cuisine photos – Barton G.

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