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: South Beach
Address: 1601 Collins Ave
CuisineItalian, American

Remember the scene in Wolf of Wall Street where Jordan Belfort played by DiCaprio is at a restaurant with his private investigator Bo Dietl? A pivotal scene in the movie where Bo (who plays himself, fun fact) warns Jordan that the FBI wants to rattle him up. Long story not-so-short, the restaurant where that scene is filmed is Rao’s.

Notoriously known for its red sauce cooking, line of pasta sauces sold at every major supermarket, and one of the hardest reservations to score in NYC. All of this is to say that Rao’s has opened at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach. 

Our team of content creators stopped by and said they were pleasantly surprised by this hyped New York staple. They recommend you try the super tender Rao’s Meatballs, the Burrata in a bed of bell peppers, the cheesy Veal ParmesanUncle Vincent’s Lemon Chicken, and the Peanut Butter Tart for dessert.


Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 7223 NW 2nd Ave
CuisineJapanese, omakase, sushi

We’re slowly making our way to every Omakase in Miami. Next on our list is Ogawa, Alvaro Perez Miranda’s latest Japanese restaurant in Miami’s Little River community. If you love sushi, you may have been to his other delicious restaurant concepts: Wabi Sabi, Midorie, and Hiyakawa.

Rooted in the simplicity of Japanese Omakase, the 12-seat intimate spot features a menu by Master Chef Masayuki Komatsu. They use high-quality Japanese ingredients throughout their menu paired with premium whiskeys and sakes. We can’t wait to check it out.


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Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 227 S Dixie Hwy Suite 100

Located in Coral Gables, Erba is Chef Niven Patel’s newest Italian restaurant, inspired by the time he spent in Florence learning how to make pasta.

There’s something about the burgundy and gold-colored space that will instantly set the mood. You’re going to want to match the vibe, dress up, and feel regal.

The menu features house-made pasta and a generous appetizer section. Some of our favorite dishes so far include the Tomato TonnatoCacio e Pepe Pave (a delicious crispy potato), Chitarra pasta with tomatoes, plus a Rotolo pasta with hazelnuts, pumpkin, and ricotta that made us feel like we were in New York, tasting Fall. 


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Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave 412A 4th Floor
Cuisine: Eastern Mediterranean

MOTEK, the Israeli Mediterranean-inspired bistro with multiple locations has expanded with a new spot in Brickell City Centre. The space on the fourth floor will feature MOTEK’s first in-house bakery, wood-fired ovens, and indoor and outdoor dining for more than 250 guests at a time.

The Brickell City Centre outpost is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The menu features Shakshuka, Jerusalem Grilled Cheese; a variety of Hummus options made fresh daily; and the restaurant’s famed Arayes Burger.

MOTEK will open a sixth location in Miami Beach and a new sister concept, Sesame Bakery in early 2024.


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Neighborhood: Miami Shores
Address: 9840 NE 2nd Ave

We live in a world where “farm to table” has lost its meaning, thanks to our ability to overuse it. However, if there is one restaurant in Miami that could bring it back, it would be EntreNos. A pop-up inside Tinta Y Cafe’s Miami Shore location honoring seasonality in a way we haven’t seen in Miami.

We went on opening night, so we can only imagine how much better it’s going to get. Every ingredient was like a burst of flavors. Have you ever had an avocado from Homestead? It’s the best avocado you’re going to have in Miami and you will find it in EntreNos’ Blue Runner Crudo with olived mangos and a dashi vinaigrette. 

Chefs Evan Burgess and Osmel Gonzalez come from Michelin-star restaurants, their menu centers around Florida-sourced ingredients, delivering a hyper-seasonal à la carte menu. Through their menu, they express gratitude to everyone involved in the local food system and you can taste that in every bite.

Since the menu is based on Florida-sourced ingredients, you won’t see the same dishes. We loved the Grilled Sebastián Oysters sourced from Treasure Coast Shellfish with brown butter chimichurri, ramps, and fried hazelnuts, from a local nut company called About Florida; and the Spiny Lobster chawanmushi-inspired dish with confit potatoes, egg custard, and onion foam. A dish soured from Captain Jay and Bee Heaven Farm. 


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: 1 Lincoln Rd
Cuisine: Turkish, Greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean

Zaytinya, by renowned celebrity chef José Andrés, has opened in South Beach inside the Ritz-Carlton. This is Zaytinya’s third location, following its outposts in Washington, D.C., and New York City. 

The menu brings out Eastern Mediterranean flavors featuring mezze spreads and dishes inspired by Turkey, Greece, and Lebanon. Dishes include Mushroom Kapnistá with smoked mushrooms, dates, roasted walnuts, cumin, labneh; Bantijian Bil Laban, crispy eggplant with garlic yogurt, Turmeric apricots, roasted walnuts, and mint; and Bone Marrow Kibbeh with bone marrow filling, almonds, pine nuts, currants, and labneh.


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 2856 Tigertail Ave

There’s a fairly new spot that we just revisited and had to bring to your attention. It’s mom-friendly. For those moms that say, “Vamos a donde quieran.” This in mom’s language means, “I’m actually really picky and we should probably go to a restaurant I want to go to so family fights are avoided.”

Koko is a super cool new Mexican spot by Grupo Bakan, which opened this year in Coconut Grove. The warm interior design is sleek and inspired by the natural landscapes and colors of Mexico.

They make their tacos with fresh tortillas from organic corn, and their meat and seafood come straight from the wood-fired grill. They also have an insane selection of over 400 mezcals and tequilas. It’s a nice balance between a chic Mexican restaurant and comida caserita. Make sure to score a seat on their covered outdoor patio surrounded by a cacti backdrop.

Their menu has options. Some of the dishes we recently tried and loved include the Zucchini Flower Quesadillas with epazote; Enchiladas de Pato en Pipian Rojo made with crispy duck carnitas, peanuts, almonds, dried chiles, spices, white onion, goat cheese, and cream; and the “Al Pastor” Cherry Wood Organic Chicken Rotisserie served with a grilled poblano chile stuffed with Oaxaca cheese, refried black beans, grilled corn, guacamole, and grilled knob onion.


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Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 2312 Ponce de Leon

If there’s something Coral Gables loves it’s a white tablecloth Italian restaurant. We could do an Italian guide just for Coral Gables and honestly, we might just do that. So in keeping with tradition, here is the newest Italian restaurant in Coral Gables: Il Duomo Dei Sapori. Two of our content creators stopped by and said they had one of the best octopus dishes in recent times. We’re going back for more but for now, try the Octopus Arrosto, which is a roasted octopus served over peas purée, saffron potato salad, paprika, and red pepper sauce. They also recommend the Lasagna Verde Aperta, an open-face green lasagna with Bolognese sauce, and the Gnocchi with creamy cheese and black truffle. 


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 5101 Collins Ave

If you love to be outside during Miami’s “winter”, stop by Louie’s at Palm House on Miami Beach. This is a new laid-back beachside tiki bar with domino tables, TVs for sports watching, and sofas for lounging. The menu, crafted by Chef Louie Estrada, features Beef Empanadas, a Smash Burger with Louie’s bang sauce, and the best Pan con Bistec we’ve ever had. Everything you would want to eat, beachside in Miami. 


Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address: 1737 N Bayshore Dr 1st Floor

When two big-time F&B groups come together, you get Casadonna, the first restaurant by Groot Hospitality and TaoGroup Hospitality. Located in the historic Mediterranean Revival building that houses Miami’s Women’s Club in Edgewater, Casadonna is the newest “it” spot. You’re coming here if you want to see and be seen and maybe catch some celebrities.

It’s not super easy to get prime-time reservations here last minute. However, the place is so big that they do have availability in the early PM and after 9 PM during weeknights. If you plan a month out, you can get in at the time that you want.

The place is covered in turquoise, millennial pink, and a palm tree wallpaper. The courtyard is giving outdoor lounge with a full bar looking over Biscayne Bay. We haven’t been here for a full sit-down dinner yet however, you can expect a modern take on Riviera-style Italian cooking, featuring dishes inspired by recipes from coastal towns like Naples, Taormina, Bari, Positano, and Gaeta. Menu offerings include Crispy Young Artichoke, Royal Dorade Aqua Pazza, Bistecca Fiorentina, and handmade pasta such as Campanelle Bolognese.


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Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 2101 Galiano St
Cuisine: French

Bouchon Bistro is the newest restaurant by Chef Thomas Keller to open in Miami. If you’re into fine dining, you’ve heard of Chef Keller’s acclaimed restaurants The French Laundry in Napa Valley and Per Se in New York City; as well as, his first restaurant in South Florida, The Surf Club Restaurant inside the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club.

Bouchon situated in the historic La Palma building in Coral Gables, is a classic French restaurant offering dishes like beef tartare, steak frites, a seafood tower, roasted chicken, gnocchi à la Parisienne, and buttery escargots.

Right now, reservations are scarce, but we’ll keep you posted if we find ways to get in. Bouchon is open from Wednesday through Sunday for dinner starting at 5 PM. Also, we’re going next week so we’ll keep you posted on what to get if we end up loving it.


Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 140 NE 39th St #136
Cuisine: Sushi

B-Side by Itamae is the second concept of Valerie, Nando, and Papa Chang located inside the 1-800 Lucky Asian food hall in Wynwood. And just recently they opened a second B-Side in the former Itamae location in the Design District with more offerings than their Wynwood location.

If you ever visited Itamae when they first opened in Design District, well then this B-Side menu will feel familiar.

The menu at B-Side in the Design District also focuses on Nikkei cuisine. We sat at their counter and devoured dishes like Yellowtail Tiradito with avocado, capers, aji limo leche de tigre; the Tuna Cebiche with red onions, aji limo leche de tigre, and tostones; the Chicken Karaage with lime and huacatay ranch; and the Crispy Octopus with sarza criolla and botija olive. Oh and don’t skip the cheesy Hokkaido Scallop Bañadito with lime and Parmesan. Both B-Side locations offer a more condensed yet delicious takeout menu for dining at home.


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Neighborhood: Little Havana
Address: 1551 SW 8th St
Cuisine: American, pizza

The team behind Union Street Beer has a new spot next door called Far Out Pizza in Little Havana’s Calle Ocho. The vibe is no-frills, 80’s nostalgia meets teenage mutant ninja turtles. They specialize in New York-style by-the-slice pizza and also serve hoagies, salads, and sides.

Pizza highlights include the White Hot Heat with garlic, mozzarella, pepperoni, ricotta, jalapeño, and red pepper flakes; and the Ocho with tomato sauce, garlic, mozzarella, ham, and onion. We personally loved the pepperoni pizza; the mozzarella sticks with a house marinara; and the Public Sub with breaded fried chicken, Shaggy sauce, lettuce, tomato which is inspired by that sandwich everyone in Miami is obsessed with. You know the one we’re talking about.

Far Out Pizza is open Monday – Thursday from 12 PM – 11 PM, Friday – Saturday from 12 PM – 12 AM, and Sunday from 12 PM – 10 PM.


Neighborhood: Kendall
Address: 9980 SW 104th St
Cuisine: American, BBQ

Jeff Budnechky took a 10-year hobby and passion for barbecuing and turned it into a pop-up back in 2021. Fast forward, 2 years later, he now has his own brick-and-mortar BBQ spot in Kendall.

In the past, we tried his  Pork Belly Burnt EndsPulled Pork tossed in their famous colada-infused Oro Negro sauce and Brisket, a tender piece of meat that shows why a hobby turned passion is now a local favorite.We’re stopping by very soon and will keep you posted on the burgers people are going crazy for and more fun BBQ eats. 


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Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 8222 NE 2nd Ave, inside Hachidori Ramen Bar
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi

Hachidori Ramen Bar has teamed up with Tokyo native Sushi Chef Yoshikazu Ebina (known as “Kazu” for short) to launch a new intimate omakase. Omakase by Kazu at Hachidori is a 6-seat sushi bar that opened in September in the space hidden in the back of Hachidori Ramen.

Chef Kazu is an alum of the Michelin-starred Den at Azabu. His omakase experience will offer 15 courses at $160 per person, Tuesday through Saturday with two seatings per night at 6 PM and 9 PM.


Neighborhood: Little Havana
Address: 2555 SW 8th St
Cuisine: Modern Cuban, Caribbean

Chefs Justin Sherrer and Lisetty Llampalla, creators of Doce Provisions, have launched Social 27 Supper Club, a new restaurant in Little Havana.

The concept features a modern take on timeless Cuban recipes with hints of Caribbean flair. Dishes include the Tiradito Cienfuegos with charred sofrito leche de tigre, avo, smoked salmon eggs, and boniato chips; Pork Croquetas; and Buratta Brulee with panela torched, confit tomato, mango marmalade, and sourdough toast.

The restaurant offers Happy Hour daily on weekdays from 4 PM – 7 PM with drinks and bites like Ahi Tuna Taco ($5 per taco), Crispy Tuna Tartare with arroz pegao, sweet soy, and chili crunch for $8; the Award Winning Chorizo Croquetas for $8, and the mouthwatering Pork Belly “Chicharron” for $12.


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3540 Main Hwy
Cuisine: Spanish, Izakaya, tapas

QP Tapas is a pop-up serving Izakaya-style Spanish tapas that operated in the evenings at MKT Kitchen. After taking a little hiatus, Chef Josh Elliot is back with his menu of crudos, yakitori, paella, and Okonomiyaki (a savory Osaka-style pancake) at The Allocation Room, a new Ariete Hospitality concept opening in Coconut Grove serving wine & sake.

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.

QP Tapas is open Tuesday – Saturday night at 5:30 PM with happy hour from 5 to 7 PM. 


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Neighborhood: Doral
Address: 3655 NW 107th Ave
Cuisine: Japanse, sushi

Introducing Rakki Sushi & Omakase, Doral’s first and only Omakase restaurant led by Chef Richard who previously worked at Sushi by Bou and other notable Omakase spots. We don’t find ourselves often in Doral, but this spot should be on your list.

Chef Richard is letting loose and having fun with his Omakase menu. It’s interactive, inventive, and a really pleasant surprise. The price point is also great. You’re getting fresh fish flown from Japan and presented in a 17-course omakase for $149 per person.

We loved the oyster with otoro salmon belly and ikura; Madai with pickled cucumber; the unique Monka shell with uni and shisho leaf; Shima aji cured with sake; scallop with charcoal salt and yuzu juice; and the mango dessert with homemade ice cream.

They also offer a 12-course menu that is available for lunch and is priced at $68 per person.


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 380 NW 26th St
Cuisine: French

The iconic NYC staple, Pastis, has expanded its presence to the vibrant neighborhood of Wynwood. The restaurant stays true to its New York roots, offering the same menu filled with classic French bistro-style dishes and an incredible ambiance that won’t make you feel like you’re in Wynwood.

Popular plates include the Escargots with garlic-parsley butter and Steak Frites. As well as the tiny Le Petit Pickle Martini and airy Profiteroles, delicately filled with velvety smooth vanilla ice cream, and generously drizzled with warm chocolate sauce.


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Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 97 NW 1st St
Cuisine: Vietnamese

Step into Tam Tam, a lively Vietnamese spot that went from pop-up to permanent restaurant. Drawing inspiration from the concept of “quán nhậu,” which represents the joy of gathering with friends while enjoying food and drinks, Tam Tam has mastered the art of creating an atmosphere that guarantees a memorable time. And now, with its exciting new location in Downtown Miami, Tam Tam is ready to captivate even more taste buds and create unforgettable experiences.

Start with their Shimeji mushroom creation, where earthy mushrooms take center stage in a savory La Vong sauce with scallions and peanuts. And make sure to save room for their Tamarind Glazed Pork Ribs: tender and juicy pork ribs, meticulously cooked to perfection, boasting a beautiful caramelized glaze infused with the bold flavors of tamarind. As you take your first bite, the meat effortlessly falls off the bone, revealing a harmony of sweet, tangy, and savory notes dancing on your palate. And no meal is truly complete without a touch of sweetness, order Isabel’s Cheesecake and thank us later. Oh and if you are into karaoke, make sure to visit the bathroom.


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Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3304 Mary St
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi

Say hello to Omakai’s newest location in the Coconut Grove neighborhood. The menu at Omakai showcases a mix of traditional and innovative Japanese dishes. Order the OMA Deluxe, for an assortment of fresh quality raw fish and 2 specialty handrolls. Or if you are feeling a little adventurous go ahead and take the experience into your own hands and order a little bit of everything, (the O-Toro, Uni, and Caviar Nigiri is a must).

Takeout is also available for those who prefer to enjoy their sushi at home. However, you’re going to want to have a meal at this sleek and contemporary space.


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Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 112 Alhambra Cir
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi, omakase

Renowned Chef Shingo Akikuni, celebrated for his role in Wynwood’s Michelin-starred Hiden and his efforts at Sushi Azabu, has unveiled his highly anticipated debut restaurant, Shingo. Nestled within the historic La Palma building in Coral Gables, this intimate omakase spot is a must-visit for those seeking an unforgettable top-notch sushi experience. With just 14 seats, Shingo offers an exclusive setting with a 18-course menu covering traditional Japanese nigiri, seasonal sashimi, and Yakimono dishes.

The 18-course omakase is priced at $180 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), with the option of a wine and sake pairing for an additional $95.


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Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 1085 NE 79th St
Cuisine: German

Meet this new exciting addition to Miami’s culinary scene as The New Schnitzel House, brought to you by Adam Gersten, the owner of Gramps Wynwood. This unique restaurant and bar pays homage to the beloved Schnitzel Haus, infusing German comfort food classics with a Miami twist. Here are three must-try signature dishes that will satisfy your cravings: start with the House-Made Pretzel served with a side of beer cheese, pickled onions, and house mustards. Then, get the Chicken Schnitzel, accompanied by whipped lemon mashed potatoes and gravy. For a flavorful twist, try the Churrasco paired with fried yuca and red chimichurri.

Late-night cravings are covered too, with a tempting food menu starting at 10:30 PM featuring favorites like Schnitz ‘n Frites and Currywurst.

Not just a restaurant, The New Schnitzel House aims to be your friendly neighborhood bar open Thursday through Monday from 5PM to 1AM.



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: 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: 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: 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: 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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