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Soleil Bar & Grill Welcomes New Ownership and Changes General Manager Purchases Restaurant and Makes Big Changes

Soleil Bar & Grill, nestled on the beachfront in Destin, Florida, has recently undergone an exciting transition with the acquisition by Staci Stroin, a seasoned veteran in the Food and Beverage industry. With over three decades of experience, Staci brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her new role as the owner of this beachfront establishment, while also remaining in the position of general manager.

Owning her own restaurant had always been a cherished aspiration for Staci, and now, as the proud proprietor of Soleil Bar & Grill at Crystal Beach, she is poised to realize this dream. With her extensive background, unwavering dedication, and a vision for culinary excellence, Staci is set to lead Soleil Bar and Grill into a new era of success, promising patrons an unparalleled dining experience infused with warmth, hospitality, and culinary artistry.

Soleil has undergone a revitalizing transformation, embracing change to elevate the dining experience for its valued patrons. The team is proud to introduce a talented new Executive Chef, Luis Rosado, who brings innovation and creativity to the restaurant’s culinary offerings. A revamped menu featuring exciting new dishes crafted with passion and flair, is now available. The outdoor dining space has been rejuvenated with fresh decor, creating a welcoming and inviting ambiance for guests to unwind and enjoy al fresco dining against the backdrop of Crystal Beach. Experience a new vibe at Soleil, a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, perfect for leisurely dining and socializing with friends and family.

Soleil is now committed to offering affordable options, and providing exceptional value to guests. Soleil has an amazing Happy Hour every day from 3pm to 5pm, featuring irresistible deals on drinks and bites that will lift your spirits and tantalize your taste buds. Soleil continues to offer special event spaces for any big event. Stay tuned for even more exciting developments at Soleil, including beach service with food and beverage delivery, intimate dining experiences for two on the beach, convenient food and beverage delivery to guests staying at The Inn at Crystal Beach, mobile ordering for pickup, and much more.

The team at Soleil, including Staci, Luis and Dylan Van Slyke, the Assistant General Manager, is dedicated to providing unparalleled hospitality and culinary delights, and they look forward to welcoming you to experience all the exciting changes firsthand. As the Soleil team embarks on this new chapter of culinary excellence and memorable dining experiences, they invite you to join them.

About Soleil: Soleil, a beachfront restaurant and bar located in Destin, Florida features casual beachfront dining. Guests delight in delicious fresh seafood & steak along with small plates, sandwiches, and salads. Locals and visitors alike rave about the setting overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico waters and sugar white sands. Soleil is inside The Inn at Crystal Beach and is open to the public.

About Staci Stroin – Owner/General Manager: Staci has worked in Food and Beverage for over 30 years. Her Food and Beverage career began in her hometown of Millstone Twp, NJ at the historic Clarksburg Inn. Upon moving to Missouri, she honed her skills for 20 years at Bass Pro Shop’s Big Cedar Lodge in both restaurants as well as banquet facilities. Working alongside some of the top professionals in the field, she learned what it means to be both genuine and detailed in her work ethic. Staci has always dreamed of owning her own restaurant and is thrilled to be the new owner of Soleil Bar and Grill at Crystal Beach!

About Luis Rosado – Executive Chef: Chef Luis has worked in Food and Beverage for over 30 years. He is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and trained at The Ritz Carlton in Puerto Rico where he was a Banquet Chef. Chef Luis was also Private Chef to the Governor of Puerto Rico before moving to Florida. He worked for years at the Sandestin Resort where he was named Manager of the Year. Chef Luis prides himself on excellence of standards as well as a deep understanding of business financials and expectations. He is humble yet holds himself and his team to a high standard.

About Dylan Van Slyke – Assistant General Manager: Dylan began his Food and Beverage career at Los Antojitos Mexican Restaurant in nearby Panama City, Florida. He is a graduate of Valdosta State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in acting. Dylan was pursuing acting when he applied to Soleil as a host. He proved to be a quick learner and quickly moved into various positions at Soleil, excelling in each of his duties. He was named Assistant General Manager in April 2023. Dylan’s upbeat personality and strong work ethic make him a strong front of house asset. He is an integral part of Soleil’s success.

Soleil Bar & Grill Welcomes New Ownership and Changes

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