Our Story

We deliver our passion for food and dedication to our guests in every dining experience.

Since opening in 2008, RED South Beach has quickly become the backdrop to neighborhood locals to celebrate life's greatest occasions or to enjoy the simple pleasure of good food and drink. Named one of America's Top 10 Steakhouses and Best Steakhouse in Miami, Chef Peter Vauthy continues to pay homage to classic recipes and impeccable service.

For over a decade, Chef Peter has redefined the traditional steakhouse experience at RED South Beach. Featuring only the finest Certified Angus Beef Prime on and off the bone, the menu is a hybrid of classic cuisine and the freshest seasonal ingredients. Everything from the sauces to garnishes is prepared from scratch. The menu is complemented by a bar boasting of handcrafted signature cocktails and an award-winning wine list, a perfect mélange of well-loved brands and hidden gems.

With an eagerness to expand and offer guests an outdoor dining experience, RED has recently moved to a new location. RED's new "home" features a 3000 sq. ft. outdoor patio and a soon-to-open expansive indoor dining area. Once the redesign is completed (target date late summer 2021), the dining room will feature RED's signature wine wall, a private dining room, and a glassed enclosed VIP room. The rich colors and textures of the interior will be complemented by art curated by Katarina von Ewegen and a custom wall mural created by renowned mosaic artist Daniel Mazzone.

RED SOUTH BEACH has been the recipient of the Wine Spector's Award of Excellence for 11 consecutive years. Thrillist named RED as #1 Best Steakhouse in Miami. RED was listed as OpenTable's Diners' Choice and on Zagat's list of the 8 Sexiest Restaurants and Bars in Miami in 2015. Chef Peter has been recognized for his role in "helping shape the city's food scene and reputation as a major culinary destination" by the City of Miami Beach.

Peter Vauthy

Peter Vauthy – Proprietor | Executive Chef

After winning numerous national awards in the Midwest, Chef Peter Vauthy took his expertise to Miami Beach to open Red, the Steakhouse in 2008. Armed with profound knowledge of the industry and passion for cooking, Chef Vauthy's expert interpretation of "classic steakhouse" cuisine and consistently bold, pure flavors quickly landed RED high on nationally recognized award lists. Red was named #1 Best Surf & Turf in America and America's Top 10 Steakhouses by The Daily Meal, as well as #1 Best Restaurant in Miami Beach and Best Steakhouse by Time Out Miami. Thrillist named Red as #1 Best Steakhouse in Miami. Red was listed as OpenTable's Diners' Choice and on Zagat's list of the 8 Sexiest Restaurants and Bars in Miami in 2015. IN 2019, Chef Peter has been recognized by the City of Miami Beach as One of the Top Chefs Shaping the City's Culinary Scene.

aaron hammer

Aaron Hammer – Managing Partner

Aaron Hammer is the Managing Partner of Bisteca Hospitality Group. In this capacity, Aaron manages restaurant operations, business development, and strategy for RED South Beach and its future operations, RED Butcher Shop and RED Craft. Prior to this role, Aaron was an active investor in multiple Chicago restaurants, including a fine-dining concept with 2 Michelin stars, an iconic gastropub that boasts Bon Appétite's top cheeseburger in America, as well as TimeOut Chicago's top fast-casual ramen shop with multiple city-wide locations. Aaron is a principal of Calle Piedra LLC which owns and operates a dozen high-end luxury villas in Marbella Spain. In his spare time, Aaron practices law. He is an award-winning, nationally recognized corporate restructuring attorney who has driven multiple turnarounds in the hospitality space, saving thousands of jobs. Aaron chairs the Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors' Rights Practice Group at HMB Legal Counsel and serves on its Executive Committee.

Nicole Jeffrey

Nicole Maclean – General Manager | Wine Director

From the wine regions of California and Oregon to the vineyards of France and Germany, Nicole Jeffrey has traveled the globe learning about wines from the world's top winemakers.

Nicole launched her career in fine dining in Vail, Colorado at The 10th, a 5-Star restaurant located in the heart of Vail Mountain Ski Resort. Under Nicole's management, the restaurant soon became a hotspot for locals and tourists, elevating the "ski-out" dining experience to new levels. While running a top-performing restaurant, Nicole was also dedicated to expanding her wine knowledge and received her Level II Sommelier Certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers.

With 10+ years of fine-dining experience under her cork, Nicole moved to Miami Beach and joined the team at RED South Beach. In her dual role as General Manager and Wine Director, Nicole succeeded in expanding the restaurant's beverage program, developed and implemented new process controls, and increased profit margins and overall beverage sales.

Although known for her wine knowledge and management skills, Nicole's true passion lies in ensuring each and every guest is made to feel at home and receives the highest level of hospitality in every dining experience.

Justin Debarros

Justin Debarros – Chef de Cuisine

As Chef de Cuisine, Justin Debarros wears many hats, working side by side with Chef Peter Vauthy to hire and train the kitchen staff, keep food cost in line and develop menu items for RED's future concepts. Justin started his culinary career at the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu. After graduation, Justin worked at the legendary Texas Roadhouse as a line cook, quickly climbing up the ranks and soon became a certified trainer for the company.

In December 2016, Justin joined the team at RED South Beach. Chef Peter took notice of Justin's deep dedication and desire to keep learning. Justin was soon representing the restaurant at city-wide events, including the renowned South beach Wine and Food Festival and South Beach Seafood Festival. Once again, Justin's talents earned him a promotion to Chef de Cuisine.

Although Justin has had many mentors in the restaurant industry, his true love for food comes from growing up cooking family dinners with his mother in Providence, Rhode Island. She taught Justin that cooking with passion provides food for the soul, as they prepared dishes from the family's native island of Cape Verde.


Top 10 Steakhouses in America

The Daily Meal

Best Restaurant in Miami

Time Out Magazine

Best Steakhouse in Miami


Best Steakhouse in Miami Beach

Miami New Times | Thrillist | Time Out

Top Chef Shaping the Miami Food Scene

City of Miami Beach

Sexiest Restaurant & Bar in Miami

Time Out Magazine

Best Surf & Turf in America

The Daily Meal

Wine Spectator's

Best of Award of Excellence

America's Top 20 Steakhouses

Forbes Magazine

South Florida's Top 10 Steakhouses

Culture Owl

Great American Bites Worth A Splurge

USA Today

Best Steaks in Miami

Big 7 Travel for 10 Consecutive Years