Opening on May 11, NOMAD in Bay Harbor has gorgeous water views, an evolving wine list and globally inspired small plates.

Dining options continue to expand in the Village at Bay Harbor with the addition of NOMAD (795 Front St.), an industrial-chic restaurant right on the waterfront. The new dinner destination is operated by twin brothers Philip and Bryant Morrison; their wives, Laura and Jamie; and their father, Scot—the same family behind Maple + Batter, a brunch spot opened in July 2021. Colin Brown has been brought on as general manager along with bar manager Mike Krysmalski.

Smoked smashed potatoes from NOMAD

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When asked what his favorite dish is on the menu, Executive Chef Eric Basta says, “Normally I would believe this to be an easy answer, but it’s not. Truthfully, I believe the entire menu as a whole is what I’m extremely proud of. It’s a collaboration of the entire team’s effort to achieve one goal, the ultimate experience for anyone coming to NOMAD. I was given carte blanche, but what’s coming out of the kitchen was a vision shared by many. Try anything, you won’t be disappointed.”

Heirloom Carrots from NOMAD

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Reservations are accepted for the dining room, high tops and limited outdoor seating. A portion of the restaurant is open for walk-ins. Make reservations online, or call 231.881.9090 for groups larger than 10.

Whole red snapper from NOMAD

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Kimchi Carbonara from NOMAD

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Brown Butter Angolotti from NOMAD

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