Kick off your heels, lose the tie, Midtown has been designed to feel as comfortable as your favorite pair of blue jeans.
You will immediately be embraced with our tribute to our Naples community upon walking in the door and reminiscing with our vintage and regional art, and upscale casual décor. Our extremely talented culinary team has crafted a Creative American Cuisine menu that features numerous small, sharable plates and entrees of local favorites. We highly encourage you to participate in our vision of ‘Social Dining’, by sharing as many of our tempting flavor explosions with your friends and dining companions throughout the evening. Midtown embraces the belief of projecting a friendly and welcoming bar, an eclectic and energetic vibe, with a fun and upbeat service staff, and a melting pot of affordable Neapolitan inspired dishes and drinks. We look forward to getting to know you, and we invite you to make Midtown Kitchen + Bar your local, neighborhood good times joint.
Front of the House
Beginning in the late 80’s, Michael Hernandez began to make his mark on the Southwest Florida restaurant scene. As a consummate innovator and trend setter, Michael began raising the bar for Florida restaurants with unique and creative concepts like that in The Mad Hatter in Sanibel, and Michael’s Cafe in downtown Naples. After marrying his wife, Lisa, they collaborated to create Trios, Bistro 821, Zoë’s, Mia’s, and Aqua Grill, just to name a few. After their brief hiatus in Montana, they packed up and returned to Naples, where it all began. From there, they took over Handsome Harry’s, as well as the old Zoë’s location to create what is now HobNob. Never one to slow down, Michael seized the opportunity to transform the old Friday’s into their newest restaurant, MidTown, which encompasses the easy going, fun local vibe that Naples was in need of. Moving forward at full force with new plans on the books, Public House is their soon-to-be spot at Creekside Corners, opening towards the end of this year.
Back of the House
Chef Anthony Biagetti – graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park N.Y. in 1988. Apprenticed under Certified Master Chef John M. Shoop for 5 years along with working in France and Napa Valley. Moved to Naples Florida in 1991 to open Bay Colony Beach Club and over see kitchen operations for Club Operations and Property Management. In 1998 went on to open Naples National Golf Club. In 2008 I got back into the public restaurants taking over the stoves at Handsome Harrys. Since then with Hob Nob Kitchen + Bar and now Midtown.
Art is my way of communicating without words.Splitting my time under the Big Skies of Montana and on the beautiful coastal waters of the Gulf Coast has infused my work with the rhythms of nature and an expansive sense of space. I choose to work non-figuratively because the process allows me my freedom to explore unforeseen aspects of myself. I am passionate about connecting to my inner world through my art. ~Kage Harp
Joy Price was born in the California desert and grew up in Naples, FL. After attending Ringling School Of Art in Sarasota she moved to New York City to begin her career in the arts. An accomplished fine painter and artisan for 30 years her work as a freelance artist has included: Scenic painting for myriad stores and fashion showrooms in NYC; painting murals and decorative finishes in homes across the country; and creating light fixtures and art from found objects for retail stores, restaurants and homes across the country. She returned to Naples 10 years ago where she continues her multi-faceted creative career.
Edward Gary Design
Gary SHANABARGER -Naples Native- Gary SHANABARGER brings high style and sophistication to local residents and businesses, with global resources that are unique and ahead of the trends. Working with some of Naples most affluent clientele, EDWARD GARY DESIGN, brings a personalized approach to creating atmospheres that become lifestyles. With Gary’s background in Visual Design for Macy’s Herald Square, and NYC Bloomingdales, and most notably known as the co-creator of Naples own Luxury Floral and Event company – 50 FIFTY CREATIVE SERVICES, Edward’s approach is often Bold and unique. EDWARD GARY DESIGN services will re-imagine and recreate your space from top to bottom, or just give it a refreshing tweak to make it feel updated, elegant and current. With EDWARD GARY DESIGN, you will love where you live!
A veteran of the Minneapolis creative scene, based in Naples since 2012, Mr. Relyea brings over 30 years’ experience to a variety of creative solutions. HIghlights: Resdiential & commercial art, design and fine finish installation, Art Department work for scenic studios, theaters, and major motion pictures, Gallerist, Promoter, Live video montage creator for the legendary First Avenue nightclub. Currently, Director of Dynamo Arts, along with creative partner Palmer Saylor, specializing in themed environment concepting, design, production and installation. Notable local projects include Hobnob, Masa, & The Continental, as well as several private clients. Many thanks and best wishes to Midtown, our latest collaboration!
Zoë is an avid explorer, photo-taker, banana enthusiast. Growing up in Whitefish, Montana, she is a proponent of all things involving art & the outdoors, hopefully, capturing it in a photo frame. Stop by zoeellaa.com to see her work.