New restaurants to hit in Miami

A running list of the hottest new restaurants to check out


Our running list of the best new restaurants to hit in Miami. 

If the new, new is where you want to be, then this guide is for you. We’re keeping a running list of the newest restaurants in Miami we’d check out if we were you.

We’ll let you know the dishes we would try, if we were you. We haven’t necessarily been to all of these restaurants yet. However, they’re on this list because we’re making plans to go. Check out our guide to the hottest new restaurants in Miami. Keep us posted on your thoughts!


Neighborhood: Midtown
Address: 3255 NE 1st Ave
Cuisine: Peruvian

Chef Valerie Chang of Itamae and B-Side recently opened Maty’s in Midtown. Maty’s, is Val’s first solo project as Executive Chef/Owner, but the restaurant is a true team effort, developed in cooperation with the team behind Itamae and B-Side at 1-800-Lucky, including Chefs Nando and Papa Chang.

The menu celebrates traditional Peruvian cuisine while honoring both of Val’s grandmothers, who taught her how to cook. Dishes include the Cebiche Tradicional with black grouper, torrejitas de choclo & the most delicious aji limo lèche de tigre; Camarones or prawns by the piece with chimichurri and achiote; Cordero a la Norteña, Australian lamb shank with kabocha squash, and canary beans that made us feel right at home; and a perfectly cooked Chita Asada, whole roasted dorade with aji amarillo. For dessert, get the simple Fresas, strawberries with lucuma dulce de leche, and lime.

Maty’s is open for dinner at the moment, with a happy hour that we’re going back for because the drinks are so good & smooth.


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2000 NW 2nd Ave
CuisineLebanese, Middle Eastern

LIRA Beirut Eatery is the newest restaurant to open at the edge of Wynwood. It’s conveniently located on the outskirts of this bustling neighborhood, for those that want to avoid the chaotic streets filled with tourists.

Stop by for dinner Tuesday – Sunday or for lunch on Friday or Saturday. You’ll want to come here for a date night, with a group of friends, or a lovely weekend lunch. Their outdoor area reminds us of Mandolin’s patio setting. Except here, they are serving Lebanese dishes that will make you feel like you’re in Beirut. We loved the warm hospitality of their team and homestyle cooking. We recommend you share the hummus with grilled lambmuhammara red pepper dipeggplant fetteh, kibbeh labnieh, and for dessert knafeh. Oh and apparently, the grilled whole branzino is a must.


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3444 Main Hwy
CuisineJapanese, sushi

Midorie, a Japanese restaurant in Coconut Grove from the creators of Wabi Sabi and Hiyakawa is now open from Wednesday – Sunday for lunch and dinner from 12 PM – 9 PM. The all-day menu includes fast-casual donburi (Japanese bowls), omakase platters, and sushi a la carte.

Think seasonal seafood that is flown in from Tokyo’s famed Toyosu fish market four times a week. Sushi will include golden Japanese sea bream, fluke, otoro, and hard-to-find offerings. Make sure to ask if there are any fish specials of the day. Our favorite nigiri when we stopped by was the Kinmedai, which was an off-menu fish.

Come with one other person that you want to catch up with or by yourself for a solo dine. If you want to make it a group outing then we recommend a table for 4 in their small outdoor seating area. It’s also a great spot for takeout.

We would stop by for a quick lunch and get a miso soup, which is slow-cooked for 12 hours, and a Midorie donburi that comes with salmon, tuna, blue crab, and shiitake mushrooms. As for a base, we’d go with the cha soba noodles flavored with green tea and made with buckwheat flour. Make sure to pour the spicy miso and sesame ginger sauces into your donuburi.

If it’s dinner you’re looking for, get their omakase platter that comes with 12 pieces and one maki roll. This isn’t an omakase experience where each piece is served at once. This is an informal dinner with amazing quality sushi where all nigiris are presented at once.

No reservations are accepted but you can call 30 minutes before you want to come in and ask how the wait is looking.


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1300 S Miami Ave
CuisineJapanese, sushi, omakase

Sushi by Bou located inside the SLS Brickell hotel is what we like to refer to as an Omakase express experience. In 1 hour you will get 12 nigiris for $60 or 17 nigirs for $125. This modern sushi experience includes some fire torching, black charcoal salt, garlic confit, and truffle in some of the courses.

The imported Japanese fish is offered in a sleek black bar setting with gold accents, giving 80s vibes. It’s what we imagine the sushi bar of Tony Montana would look like if he had one.

It’s a quick, in-and-out dinner that is perfect before a concert or with a client when you want to keep it short.

After your 12th or 17th bite, the chefs will check in with you to see if you want something else. It’s not necessary but for an additional charge, we got the delicious hamachi and shisho leaf hand roll.


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Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 180 NE 40th Street

Tablé by Bachour, is a Modern Parisian Brasserie and bakery by Antonio Bachour. Stop by for a brewed-to-order coffee break with croissants, pastries, and Iberico jamon carved-to-order. For brunch, you can expect, Berkshire bistro ham benedict. For lunch, think fried artichokesbeef tartare a la Maison; and veal schnitzel cordon bleu.  Don’t skip the Tablé Burger with gruyere, whole grain mustard aioli, and french fries.

Dinner will also be served and includes caviar and chips; torchon de foie gras; L’Escargot Classique; and lobster frites. We’ll be back with more info once we’ve tried more dishes at Table.


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 1717 N Bayshore Dr Suite 131
Cuisine: Modern Chinese, Asian

Tanka is a new Chinese restaurant in an unexpected location by renowned Chef Taka (known for Takato in Fort Lauderdale). The entrance is through a gnarly retail shop called the grand retail plaza in Edgewater.

Signature dishes include the juicy Peking duck served with steamed bao buns, housemade hoisin sauce, and chili oil, as well as Wagyu Dim Sumduck watermelon salad, and Ora King salmon with Asian mushrooms. If you can’t find parking, you can valet in the Double Tree Hotel.


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Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 211 NE 82nd St
CuisineBakery, cafe

Oori Bakeshop, located in Little River, is not an ordinary bakery. Here you will find Japanese-style baked goods, such as shoku buns, black sesame cinnamon rolls, togarashi garlic brioche, and carrot cake.

What we love about this bakery is how some of the desserts are childhood classics with a Japanese twist, like the charcoal and sesame Swiss roll.

Stop by for their delicious chai latte and pair it with one of these baked goodies. If you’re looking for bread they usually have their turmeric lemon poppyseed and country white sourdough.


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 265 NW 24th St
CuisineAsian, ramen

More people should be talking about Udon in Wynwood. This Asian restaurant came all the way from Spain and trust us, it will not disappoint, especially if you love noodles.

The design is clean, sleek, with modern & light wooden finishes. We’d stop here with a group of friends or with a date for a casual night out.

The menu is extensive so we’ll be back to try some more dishes. But so far, we loved the takoyaki octopus dough balls, calamari tempura, corral chicken yakisoba, and corral chicken curry udon.


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 545 NW 26th St
CuisineVegetarian, vegan

We recently went to Love Life Cafe’s new, and spacious location and loved it.

This is a great spot for vegans, vegetarians, or those that just love to eat well and feel good. Regardless of your dietary restrictions, Love Life Cafe is delicious. We recommend the best veggie burger in America with guacamole, pickles, and a kale cilantro aioli; the LL tacos, and the pizza Margherita. This is a great spot for an afternoon or daytime date.

You can choose to drink natural wines, beer, or one of their non-alcoholic beverages.


Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 3918 N Miami Ave
Cuisine: American, pizza

Square Pie City created by Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog gave us life during the pandemic when they were popping up at Babe’s Meats & Counter. Now they have found a permanent location for their Detroit Style Pizza in the Design District.

Chef Jeremiah’s deep dish, square-shaped pies come with sauce over the cheese, a crispy crust, and cheese-infused dough. The menu includes white pies such as the Many Magical Mushrooms with cremini, porcini dust, mozzarella, asiago, and garlic. Red pies like the Red in the Head, and Fire in the Bed with spicy Calabrian chili, mozzarella, provolone, sauce, and more.


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1209 17th Street
Cuisine: Seafood

Joliet, a new neighborhood seafood restaurant located in Miami Beach proves to be an exciting and rare find. The menu created by the talented Chef Juan Garrido is inspired by the sweet, spicy, soulful, and bold Cajun flavors found in New Orleans cuisine.

Leave it to the Lost Boy & Co. restaurant group to design a space that feels like you’ve stepped into a bistro in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. And in Miami Beach?! This is a sanctuary.

If you’re stopping by with a friend or a date, we recommend sitting at the oyster bar so you can catch all the shucking. You’re getting a dozen oysters. We had the East Coast Beau Soleil and Momma Mia. They have four variations of mignonettes, fine herbs, Calabrian chili, passion fruit, and a classic white pepper. Get all of them.

The fish dip is by far one of the best fish dips we’ve ever had. Each bite is set to be enjoyed with chow chow pickles, and a housemade hot sauce on a fried saltine cracker. The New Orleans-style BBQ prawns soaked in a Worcestershire, garlic, and beer sauce is a must-order. We also loved the simple Johnny Cakes served with pimento cheese and country ham. They tasted like childhood.

Sharing is the best way to do Joliet right, especially if you’re getting the Whole Broiled Lobster with melted Parmesan and lemon. This dish was delicious and cooked to perfection. Leave room for the Coconut Rum Cake. We took a second home.

Oh, and they also recently launched their brunch menu which has a delicious French Onion Burger with a 25 Wagyu beef patty served with Comte cheese, and garlic mayo on a brioche bun. Worth it.


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Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 1831 Ponce de Leon B
Cuisine: Spanish tapas, Izakaya

QP Tapas, a pop-up serving Izakaya-style Spanish tapas is open Thursday – Saturday night at 5 PM inside MKT Kitchen. Chef Josh Elliott is behind the dinner-only menu that features crudosyakitoripaella, and Okonomiyaki, a savory Osaka-style pancake.

We recently stopped by this low-key dinner spot in Coral Gables and loved it. Chef Josh is adding his Asian take on mostly classic Spanish delicacies, but uni risotto and steak tartar do make an appearance on the menu.

And speaking of steak tartar, make sure you order the one at QP Tapas. This original dish is served with shrimp crackers for texture and made with a ramen egg and a chili crunch dijonnaise. Other standouts include the stuffed piquillo peppers with confit tuna belly, wasabi aioli; and the tender charred lamb belly prepared with fish sauce, date teriyaki, and coriander.

We hope they open a permanent spot soon! Either way, we’ll be back for the paella.


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Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 6915 Red Rd
Cuisine: New American

The South Miami neighborhood welcomes Beauty & the Butcher, a new restaurant by Chef Jeremy Ford dedicated to his eldest daughter Madelynn (the beauty) and her sisters.

This is a great spot to go with your in-laws, for a special occasion, or for when someone says, “there’s nowhere good to have a fancy dinner in South Miami”. If someone pulls that card, go to Beauty & the Butcher.

The menu is divided into four sections: Table Snacks, Light & Bright, Golden & Crispy, and Mains. The menu is inventive, featuring global spices. Some of our favorite dishes include the dry-aged Japanese yellowtail crudocrispy duroc pork belly; and charred octopus anticucho. A special dry-aging program will offer unique charcuterie cuts for the table. So, make sure to get the Cinco Jotas Jamon Iberico de Bellota served with pan con tomate. Executive Pastry Chef Ana De Sa Martins, who worked alongside Jeremy at Stubborn Seed, is taking care of dessert. Don’t miss her Dutch baby apple. Oh, and if you love a good cheese service, make sure to get it here. The Petit Basque cheese is presented & smoked tableside with drizzled local koji honey



Neighborhood: MiMo | Doral
Address: 7283 Biscayne Blvd. | 7884 NW 52nd St,
Cuisine: Bakery

Caracas Bakery has a new location in MiMo. They serve artisan bread and a cafe menu drawing inspiration from Venezuelan and French baked goods.

Caracas Bakery has received national recognition in a piece titled: Discover Miami’s Eclectic Bakery Scene in 2022 by The New York Times. Their new location offers different croissant variations, pastries, breakfast toasts, eggs, cachitos, and more.

It’s a great spot to grab breakfast on the weekend. However, if you want to get those cachitos, make sure to arrive on the earlier side because they do run out.


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3242 Charles Ave
Cuisine: Japanese

If you love Omakase experiences, add this one to the top of your list. This is a special and highly creative restaurant concept. And also, where else can you get sushi with sourdough starter or poblano kosho?!

From LA to Miami, Chefs Margarita Kallas-Lee and Phillip Frankland Lee have moved the fourth Sushi by Scratch Restaurant from Coconut Grove’s historic Stirrup House to its new permanent address at 540 Main Highway, also in the Grove.

This non-traditional Michelin-starred omakase den serves 17 courses for 10 guests at a time in a counter setting that is now larger but still intimate. So yeah, you’ll probably make friends with your neighbors.

Make sure to arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled seating time to enjoy your complimentary welcome cocktail before the full-on nigiri night. Flavor profiles won’t be traditional however everything is made from scratch, including the soy sauce and vinegars. The menu changes often however their signature roasted bone marrow nigiri will probably make an appearance.

The tasting menu is priced at $165 per person plus tax and service with the option of three different seatings (5 PM, 7:15 PM, and 9:30 PM). There are also two beverage pairing options: $85 (featuring three different sakes, two cocktails, and one beer) and $110 (featuring six different pours of sake).

Sushi of Scratch books up quickly. Mark your calendar for the first of every month at 1 PM to score a reservation a month out.


Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 5143 NE 2nd Avenue
Cuisine: Wood-fired kitchen

Co-chef/owners Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer of Boia De now have a second restaurant with Chef/Partner Jeff Maxfield. The highly anticipated restaurant will be in the same Little Haiti shopping center as Boia De.

The menu is all about that central wood-fire oven with dishes like lasagna with lamb ragu, charbroiled Island Creek oyster with Franciacorta cream, jalapeño hot sauce, and brown butter brioche crumble; and the spicy OG pizza with boquerones, melted shallots, oregano, and maple-brown butter. For dessert, they have the s’more’s al orno, churros with fluff and spiced chocolate, which also pays a visit to the oven.


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Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 128 Giralda Avenue
Cuisine: New American

After almost a year and a half, the new Eating House has opened on Giralda Plaza and is conveniently located, next to its sister restaurant Luca Osteria. The larger space includes a full bar with wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli’s menu will feature Crispy Potatoes with whipped gruyere, ‘French’ onions, and pepper; and Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with yuzu, Parmigiano Reggiano, artichoke, and dry miso. Classics like the Heirloom Tomatoes with nuoc cham, herbs, and frozen coconut milk will also return.

Larger plates include Amish Chicken ‘Two Ways’ grilled breast, fried thigh, and carrot; and the Cavatelli ‘Carbonara’ with egg yolk, heritage bacon, black truffle, and ‘carbon’ breadcrumbs.


Neighborhood: Overtown
Address: 698 NE 1st Ave G170
Cuisine: French Brasserie

Chef Michael Beltran and his team at Ariete Hospitality Group have added a seventh concept to their roster of bars and restaurants. Brasserie Laurel is now open on the ground floor of Miami Worldcenter’s Caoba residential tower in Downtown.

Led by Executive Chef Ashley Moncada, the menu includes escargotsfrog legsbeef Wellingtoncrêpes Suzette, and lots of reds from Bordeaux.


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2217 NW Miami Ct
Cuisine: Modern American, Florida-inspired brasserie

It’s official, Wynwood has its first hotel. The Arlo Wynwood Hotel has teamed up with Chef Brad Kilgore and Bar Lab to create MaryGold’s Florida Brasserie, a restaurant collaboration between the two.

The modern American menu includes savory beignets with jerk oxtail, coconut-gouda, and green onion; ribiolina tortellini with escargot, pistachio bourguignon, and parsley; grouper al pastor with orange peel, annatto seed, cashews, finger lime, caramelized shallot; and chicken & the egg – with hay smoked young chicken, soft scrambled egg, whole roasted celeriac, jus.

This is the food of fine dining, except it’s in a sleek hotel lobby setting. Some of our favorite dishes include the stone oven-baked oysters with nduja sabayon; the fennel pollen Caesar salad with a buttermilk and peppercorn vinaigrette, and trout roe; and their version of the trending French onion burger with Compte Brulee cheese, grilled onion marmalade, and a roasted garlic dijon. Whatever you do, don’t skip MaryGold’s Layered Brioche with sourdough butter. Yes, we are obsessed with their bread and butter. Chef Brad’s butter takes 8 weeks minimum to prepare. The MaryGold team soaks sourdough croutons in a dark brown lager to break them down and then makes that mix into a miso. It’s beautifully presented and the best way to kick off your meal.


Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 111 NE 41st Street
Cuisine: Italian

Major Food Group is moving in with a second Italian concept in Miami, this time in the Design District. You’re coming here when you’re in the mood to dress up and not pay the bill.

The menu includes pizzas, a first for Major Food Group, and an extensive in-house gelato program. Northern Italian pasta such as the spicy lobster capellinifusilli Genovese, and garganelli verdi bolognese are featured on the menu. And if you’re looking for pizza, we’d try the vongole with Calabrian cream, and littleneck clams oreganata or the classic Margherita pizza. Don’t skip the tonnato crudo with artichoke hearts and anchovy for an appetizer.


Neighborhood: Bal Harbour
Address: 9700 Collins Ave Suite 101
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Aba, the popular Mediterranean restaurant with outposts in Chicago and Austin, is now open in Miami’s Bal Harbour Shop. This Mediterranean restaurant is the perfect spot for a shopping break. However, it’s so good, you’ll want to stop by even if you’re just grabbing lunch.

The menu highlights the flavors of Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece with a variety of spreads, cold mezze, hot mezze, and kebabs. We recommend the classic hummus⁣, Greek village saladBig Eye Tunashawarma spiced skirt steak with black garlic mushroom jus, and the frozen greek yogurt topped off with olive oil & sea salt.


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Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 151 E Flagler St
Cuisine: Pizza

Not sure if loving Sundays is a sign of getting older but that’s where we currently are. Stop by neighborhood bar Over Under on Sunday, for one of the most amazing Caesar salads we’ve had in recent times, spicy buffalo chicken wings with bleu cheese, and of course their whole pies. 

Their tomato-based pizza is seasoned with pecorino romano cheese, oregano, whole milk mozzarella, and 24-month Parm. The pizza is real thin, with no flop, a delicious cheesy “costra” crust that extends to the edges of the round pie. They also have a special pie and a special sandwich that may or may not change. 

Come with a group. We’re thinking, that four of you can order a $15 pitcher of beer, a couple of pies, the Caesar, a sandwich, and pass out after. Yay!


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Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 1335 NE Miami Ct
Cuisine: Pizza

Remember that New York-style pizza shop operating from a secret location in Midtown?! Well, they’ve found a permanent spot in Downtown near the Arsht Center.

Stop by and check out their slice bar set-up. Don’t want a whole pie? No worries. You can order any pizza flavor by the slice. They’re trying new flavors, so make sure to ask for the special of the week and help them decide who should stay on and who should go.

Ask for the “kicks” which are “IYKYK” type of add-ons like stracciatella and other good stuff to pimp your slice. Our recommendation: La Salsera with a kick of stracciatella.


Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address: 1737 N Bayshore Dr
Cuisine: Seafood

Klaw is the newest restaurant and the only rooftop in Edgewater. Corporate Executive Chef Phil Campbell and Executive Chef Micheal Paley are serving a high-quality beef program and sea delicacies. We stopped by last week and the views are unreal! It’s also rare to find a restaurant in Miami with views this nice and where the food is actually good. 

You have two dining options at Klaw. One is the main dining room and then there’s the rooftop. We’ve only had the full restaurant experience and we think it would be a great night out for a special occasion or if you don’t mind spending the big bucks. Yes, it was expensive. However, we were not disappointed. 

We went on a seafood journey. Started with the refreshing and flavorful black grouper crudo with caviar, yuzu kosho, finger lime, scallion, avocado, and leche de tigre. We also had the baby-size crab tacos with spicy dashi butter, avocado, lime, and kimchi; and the stracciatella with grilled black mission fig, shaved speck ham, buttered croutons aged balsamic, toasted walnuts, basil oil, and herb salad. And yes, we got the tableside Norweigan King crab legs and claws paired with a delicious garlic and lemon butter. 

Oh also if you’re into premium beef cuts, such as Brasstown beef (a blend of black Angus and Braunvieh cattle), premium Angus beef, and real Kobe beef – Klaw is one of only three establishments certified in Miami to do so.

If you’re drinking vino, they have over 250 labels of Old & New World wines. If you’re curious about their cocktails, we loved the mignonette martini, prepared with mignonette brine.

Klaw is located in Miami’s Historic Women’s Club and takes up three floors including the rooftop bar overlooking Biscayne Bay. We’ll be stopping by for a dinner rooftop experience so we can compare it with the main dining room so stay tuned.


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 804 Ponce de Leon
Cuisine: New American

The old-school crowd of Coral Gables just got an exciting new restaurant in the neighborhood and we recently stopped by. 

Lion & The Rambler by Chef Michael Bolen is the best new restaurant in Coral Gables. This modern American restaurant offers an inventive a la carte menu focused on South Florida flavors, cultured butter, homemade Koji – a Japanese fermentation starter used to make fresh miso and produce from the best local farms in town.

The menu will change frequently. Must-orders include the yecora rojo focaccia with house cultured butter; the steak tartare with green blueberry capers, and Shelburne farms two-year aged cheddar; and grilled tiger prawn with Calabrian chile butter and lime. And of course our favorite, the maitake mushrooms with escargot butter. 


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3480 Main Hwy
Cuisine: Modern Lebanese

The team behind Eastern Mediterranean restaurant Byblos recently opened a new restaurant concept in Coconut Grove. Stop by Amal, for a modern take on Lebanese dishes created by Chef Wissman Baki. Expect a sharing-style menu that includes dips, cold and hot mezze, plus skewers.

The space is so freaking gorgeous. We honestly wouldn’t mind our house looking like this. Imagine, sandy interiors with earth tones like rose and terracotta. They’ve also incorporated small palm trees throughout the restaurant to give it a touch of Miami. Anyways we could live here because it’s so pretty but also because the food is fresh and tasty.

Our favorite dishes so far (but for sure we’ll be back for more) include Amal’s hummus served warm with beef tenderloin, pomegranate, and roasted pine nuts; beef kibbeh on a bed of cucumber yogurt; the refreshing and sweet monk salad with roasted eggplant, capsicum peppers, parsley, and a pomegranate garlic emulsion. We don’t usually go for the cauliflower on a menu, not because we don’t like it but because EVERYONE does it. However, you need to try the one at Amal. It comes with a green tahini sauce, Hawaij spice blend, and feta crumble. As far as the main dish, we’d go for the full-fried fish with a parsley tahini sauce.

For dessert, we’d share the sweet and cheesy kanafeh with rose water and the mistkeh ice cream encrusted with pistachios and traditional Middle Eastern cotton candy called Ghazl el Banet on top for the most amazing and fun texture.

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New restaurants to hit in Miami