Born in Miami on Homestead Air Force base and a graduate of the University of Miami Law School, Myles Chefetz spent most of his early adult life in New York practicing law before transitioning into the restaurant and nightclub business. Burnt out on city life, Chefetz was inspired to extend his expertise to Miami Beach when on vacation in 1994 he realized there was a strong need to improve the restaurant scene on South Beach.
Prior to his arrival, restaurants in Miami Beach featured a club-like environment where each attracted customers on specific nights of the week, but Chefetz’s arrival marked the beginning of restaurants with a scene and a cuisine. With the founding of Myles Restaurant Group in 1996, Chefetz introduced an eclectic menu with Nemo and opened the South Beach retro-diner staple Big Pink. From there he transitioned to Japanese fare with Shoji and in 2004 he opened the world-renowned Prime 112.
Today Myles Restaurant group owns and operates Prime 112, Prime Italian, Big Pink and Prime Hotel, a boutique hotel adjacent to Prime 112 that blends high-end luxury lifestyle with Miami Beach’s Art Deco influences. For his success, Chefetz has twice been named a semifinalist for the James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur and unofficially named the “Sultan of South of Fifth.” The unmatched quality of food, service and dining experience has led Myles Restaurant Group to be recognized as a premier collection of culinary venues not only in Miami Beach but around the world.