Tamar is an authentic Georgian restaurant in the heart of South Beach. The direction for this restaurant design build project was derived after careful research of the Georgian culture, traditions, and values. The goal of this restaurant concept was to bring together the unique elements of traditional design and blend them seamlessly with a rustic, yet refined interior.
Upon entering the restaurant, guests are presented with a variety of dining experiences from a 2-story front dining room to private banquettes to a soaring bar area. Strategically located on the second floor, there is an “owners” table for family-style gatherings with splendid views of the restaurant including a spectacular 2-story lighting installation.
Dramatic architectural elements such as soaring arches and a dramatic staircase illuminated by custom one-of-a-kind lighting design provide a warm and inviting environment while underlining the key interior design elements.
Design inspiration was also drawn from the famed Georgian tradition of winemaking. The space boasts wine cases weaved into dramatic architectural features and semi-private wine tasting room at the back of the second level provides unique experience and ambiance. Buildworks’ selected a sophisticated material to contrast rustic finishes, such as cobalt velvet banquettes with rough stone that is a nod to the Georgian mountain ranges.
Regarding Joey Woodworth and the entire Buildworks team, we wholeheartedly recommend to hire them as General Contractors and to hire them early in the process. We are so pleased that we got Joey onboard sooner rather than later. He helped us in person by meeting with us frequently, talked to us on the phone countless times, and was diligent in answering our many questions about the costs and design of our house. His knowledge regarding the building code was extremely valuable during the planning stages with our architectural team. He literally saved us tens of thousands of dollars and shaved months off the planning and permitting process. We heard a lot of "horror stories" regarding GC's in Miami! Our experience was that Buildworks was responsive (returned phone calls and texts immediately), organized (showed up to every meeting totally prepared), transparent (honest about the costs and timelines), and dedicated to giving us the house we wanted. Please feel free to contact me regarding Joey Woodworth and Buildworks at any time.