What to Eat at Spire, Open Today for Lunch in SoMa

Fried soft-shell crab sandwich with cabbage slaw.
Fried soft-shell crab sandwich with cabbage slaw. Photo: Courtesy of Spire

We heard back in May about the upcoming debut of Spire, a two-story restaurant and bar in the South Beach end of SoMa at 685 Third Street, and today the place softly opened serving lunch only. Chef Laird Boles, formerly of Waterbar and various restaurants in Orlando, is promising “classic cuisine with a modern twist… refined creations made of excellent quality, at affordable prices.” They plan to open for dinner just as soon as the liquor license clears, but check out the lunch offerings below just to get an idea.

Weekday Lunch

Sweet Corn Soup
corn fritter, chili oil, crème fraiche- $6.00

County Line 5 Lettuces
stone fruit, Laura Chenel Chevre, pecan- $7.00 half / $13.00 whole

Smoked Chicken Breast Salad
endive, walnut, pickled grapes- $11.00

Salad of Marinated Local Sardines
little gems, topanade, capers, parmesan dressing- $9.00

Oven Baked Spaetzel Gratin
truffle, gremolata- $8.00

Chicken Pot Pie
puff pastry, English peas, baby carrots, thyme, sage- $8.00

Shrimp and Creamy Lemon Grits
toy box tomatoes, tarragon-chardonnay butter- $11.00

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables on House-made Naan
tabouli, eggplant puree, cumin yogurt- $9.00

House-made Fennel Sausage
pickled cabbage, whole grain mustard, red thumb potato salad- $10.00

Fried Soft-shell Crab Sandwich
cabbage slaw, Acme torpedo roll, mixed kettle chips- Market Price

Spire Freshly Ground Burger
fontal, Acme bun, wedge fries, house-made pickles- $13.00

Shaved Roasted Leg of Lamb on House-made Naan
eggplant puree, cucumber spearmint salad, cumin yogurt- $13.00

Spire Restaurant & Bar - 685 Third Street - 415.947.0000 - Open now Monday through Friday for lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., soon for brunch and dinner

What to Eat at Spire, Open Today for Lunch in SoMa