MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Set on the edge of the Miami River bank, Seasalt and Pepper is Miami’s newest hot spot for the in-crowd looking for a delectable bite.

It’s a seafood brasserie offering seating for 200 in a post-industrial warehouse space outfitted with incredible style and artwork. Glass garage doors separate the inside from the outside. Co-owner Stephane Dupoux is no stranger to South Florida, in fact, he’s the  man behind many past trendy spaces in town.

“I created Nikki Beach, Opium Pearl, Touch, The Living Room and The Strand,” Dupoux said.

But nothing quite looks like this sexy spot.

Sophisticated touches are everywhere and diners need to just glance outside for a moving experience daily.

“One of unique features of the Miami River is it is a working river, and you can see these big old fashioned tankers go by. It’s unique to anywhere in the world,” said Dupoux.

The design of this elegant eatery is what first attracts the eye, but it’s the food and creative cocktails that has had loyal customers coming back since its opening in late December.

“The concept is based on seafood dishes I have discovered from my traveling around the world,” Dupoux told CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo.

Those seaworthy recipes work to satisfy the palate as Petrillo found out with a taste of the grilled octopus appetizer called La Plancha.

“It’s crunchy and seasoned to perfection,” explained Petrillo.

So is the Meli Melo tartar with tuna salmon, crabmeat, scallops and avocado ice cream.

“The fish and crab is so fresh, it’s  super cold and delicious,” said Petrillo.

For more information, visit the restaurant’s website at

Lisa Petrillo