LALA St. Pete opens karaoke bar and restaurant in Grand Central
After a long wait, LALA St. Pete is finally open. Located across the property from the Grand Central Brewhouse on Central Avenue, LALA is an upscale American and Mediterranean restaurant and bar featuring seven private karaoke rooms, as well as rooftop restaurants. Reservations are now available for the karaoke rooms, and their bar and kitchen are open daily.
LALA will be open for lunch, brunch and dinner (and karaoke, of course) seven days a week and will have a dining room, garden and rooftop terrace for non-singing guests. , and seven private, full-service themed karaoke rooms for small and large groups.
Herraiz said they were excited to finally share their concept with St. Pete, especially with the growth the Grand Central neighborhood has seen since this project began.
“We love the neighborhood,” he said. “We signed the lease two years ago. It’s very interesting to see how in two years the whole neighborhood has changed and so many things have arisen. We are very happy and proud to be in this field.
Restaurant side to offer high-end dishes and tropical cocktails
Herraiz was quick to point out that you don’t have to do karaoke to enjoy dinner and a drink at LALA. In fact, he hopes the chef-curated menu will help attract people looking for an upscale meal in a fun setting.
Although the full menu has yet to be shared publicly, the restaurant did let us in on a few secrets. Entrees include scallops, truffles, charcuterie boards and salads, including a Salad Niçoise that they hope will become a favorite. Notable “high-end” starters include beef bourguignon and filet mignon, among others.
The restaurant will also offer more portable, karaoke-friendly bites with flatbreads, wings, burgers and other sandwiches. In fact, many of these items will also be available at Grand Central Brewhouse. Although the brewery doesn’t have its own kitchen, beer drinkers will be able to order some LALA items while enjoying the GCB vibe.
When it comes to drinks at LALA, Herraiz says to expect a craft cocktail list with a heavy tropical influence while featuring plenty of classics, in addition to wine and beer lists.
The restaurant terrace and bar will offer full food and beverage service and will also be available for private parties.
Seven private karaoke rooms are individually themed
On the musical level, LALA is delighted to finally unveil its karaoke installation. Rather than taking place on a stage in a bar for all to see and hear, there are seven individual karaoke rooms that groups can book for up to two hours. The different sizes allow for groups as small as a few people or up to 16 people.
Karaoke room reservations include a dedicated food and beverage server, providing revelers with an intimate and entertaining dining experience. Arraiz is particularly pleased to reveal what he calls the “surprising” themed layout and décor of each room. Opening themes will include nightclub-style venues, a jazzy New York-style speakeasy and a recording studio.
As of now, LALA plans to be open 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Check back here, we share more updates on the menu and the grand opening.
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