New restaurants to hit in Miami

A running list of the hottest new restaurants to check out

Apr
17
2024

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!

LA MÀRTOLA


Neighborhood: Buena Vista
Address: 4702 NE 2nd Ave
CuisineItalian, French, Spanish, Mediterranean

If summer on the Amalfi coast is your thing (who’s isn’t it?) La Màrtola will be right up your alley. Inspired by the Riviera in Italy, this spot is the ideal coastal Italian getaway right here in Miami. It’s casual but elegant, familiar, and elevated, in the way that coastal Europe tends to be.

Here, it’s all in the details – white linen, candles, and soap straight from Italy, flaky sea salt and olive oil for your enjoyment, and even Mozzarella flown in directly from Italy.

Everyone says they use the freshest ingredients, but at La Màrtola, it’s obvious in the elevated simplicity of the dishes. Nothing is overly seasoned, it’s just the simple things done well, where you can tell the quality is superb. Some of our favorite dishes include the Paleta Iberico with chips, the Carne Cruda Albese (tastes lemony in a way that transports you straight to the Mediterranean), the Bucatini Guanciale, and the Carbonara pizza, which is one of a kind and super unique.

Pair your meal with a glass from their hand-picked wine selection, and leave room for some gelato, a special collab with Simone Bonini, straight from Florence.

MANGROVE


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 103 NW 1st Ave
CuisineJamaican, Caribbean

Mangrove is a Caribbean restaurant, bar, and lounge that just opened in Downtown aiming to unite food, music, and community. Here, Chef Wayne Sharpe stays true to and honors Caribbean and Jamaican flavors, while sprinkling in his family traditions and the diverse culture of Miami.

With an eclectic and fun menu, a curated vinyl selection, bar stools, booths, old and new glassware – you kind of feel like you’re in a retro film with all your best friends, in the best way. On their menu, you can find dishes like Jerk Mac and Cheese, Half Jerk Chicken (or a whole if you’re sharing), Rasta Pasta with pepper bechamel, and even Vegan Coconut Cheesecake to end on a sweet note.

 

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GRAMPS GETAWAY


Neighborhood: Key Biscayne
Address: 3301 Rickenbacker Cswy
CuisineAmerican, seafood

You may be familiar with the OG Gramps in Wynwood, which we love, but now you can experience Gramps in a more tropical relaxed environment – formerly Whiskey Joe’s at Rickenbacker Marina in Key Biscayne, Gramps Getaway is the ultimate tiki bar you’ll want to visit on repeat.

Frozen cocktails, fresh seafood, and views of the bay and skyline, are just a few of the things you can find at Gramps… They’ve teamed up with ‘The Lazy Oyster’ to serve up some of the freshest oysters, lobster rolls (both hot and buttered, or cold with mayo), and other small dishes where the seafood is the star.

We know that more often than not, seafood + views can be pretty pretentious, but here, it’s casual and super laid-back in the best way. We think it’s a great plan for families, dogs, friends, couples with young kids, or just to mingle and meet people. With great vibes, reasonable prices, and the Miami breeze, this is one of our new favorites!

THE TACO STAND


Neighborhood: Little Havana
Address: 2063 SW 8th St
CuisineMexican

The Taco Stand has made its way from California to Wynwood and now with a second location in Calle 8.

Inspired by the taco stands of Baja and Tijuana, this spot features handmade tortillas, fresh guac and salsas every day, burritos, fun popsicles, Mexican drinks and beer, and even churros.

This is the go-to spot for late-night eats, and even better for the morning after – the food will literally cure *anything* and bring you back to life. 

It’s one of the only spots where you can get a true California-style burrito… and one where we don’t mind paying extra for guac. 

We loved the Carne Asada Fries and the greasy Mar Y Tierra Burrito. Just a warning—you may need a nap after, you know, para terminar de curar el *insert preferred Latin word that means hangover*. 

 

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DIMMI RESTAURANT


Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 5599 Biscayne Blvd
CuisineItalian

Born from friends David Ranucci, owner of 5 restaurants in the heart of Milan, and Chef Pino Bottiglieri, Dimmi Qualcosa in Cucina is a new restaurant in Edgewater, whose name translates to “something in the kitchen” (and something’s going on in their kitchen). The space feels homey and quaint, with a menu blending traditional and authentic flavors with a pinch of creativity – we think it invokes the feeling of eating at your Nonna’s (or Abuelita’s) house.

On the menu, you’ll find dishes like Scampi Carpaccio with ginger, mint, and pomegranate, Steak Tartare, Grilled Octopus, Maryland Crab Cakes, and a variety of handmade pasta (the Squid Ink Spaghetti, Porcini Mushroom Agnolotti, and Risotto Verde are ones we think you should try first). Leave room for desserts like homemade Hazelnut Gelato, or more traditional Berries with Zabaione Cream.

KYU


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 251 NW 25th St
CuisineAsian

KYU is back, and we couldn’t be happier. With a new smoker, leather booths, and stone floors, KYU 2.0 got her glow up while remaining true to her roots.

Don’t worry, fan favorites are still included in the new refined and enhanced menu. Chef Chris Arellanes made sure to keep their iconic Roasted Cauliflower, Tuna Crispy Rice, and Beef Short Ribs, amongst others, while adding some Miami-exclusive dishes like Mimmo’s Burrata and Wagyu Tartare with milk bread.

Through their new menu additions, they’ve shown support towards holistic health and sustainability with a new variety of vegetable-forward dishes, and a super enticing mocktail list, as well as supporting local partners in some of the dishes, like Zak the Baker’s sourdough, and Jojo’s teas for a cocktail. KYU is a Miami staple we’re so glad we get to go back to.

SEREIA


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3540 Main Hwy
CuisinePortuguese, seafood

Sault Hospitality, the owners of Dante’s hi-fi, have teamed up with Michelin-starred Portuguese Chef Henrique Sa Passoa, for a Miami debut. One of Portugal’s most celebrated chefs and owner of 2 starred Alma, Chef Passoa has worked in and helped open many renowned restaurants throughout the world, including Arca in Amsterdam, and JOIA in London.

Sereia is a new seafood restaurant right next to Ariete in Coconut Grove inspired by the Iberian Coast and Chef Passoa’s worldly culinary adventures. The space is elegant and upscale, while still inviting, with soft couch-like seating, an open patio, greenery, and sleek wooden accents. The menu boasts fine ingredients and sophisticated techniques, in an approachable way – dishes like Tataki de Atum with tomato and vegetable escabeche, Cataplana de Peixe e Marisco (typical seafood stew), Octopus Salad, and Arroz de Pato, are just a glimpse into what you might find.

FLORA PLANT KITCHEN


Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 5580 NE 4th Ct #4b
Cuisine: Latin, vegetarian, vegan

At Flora Plant Kitchen, vegetables are far from boring. This new vegetarian spot highlights plant-powered goodness with a Latin twist that even your boyfriend will love.

The design of the restaurant is a direct reflection of their appreciation of nature itself; the indoor-outdoor space marries the dining-out experience with nature, specifically highlighting the health benefits that can be derived directly from it.

Their menu is plentiful, full of creative dishes showcasing both fresh and sustainable ingredients. They stray away from using “fake meats” or vegetarian “alternatives” but instead focus on whole plant-forward ingredients that will just leave you feeling good.

Some menu highlights include: Cactus Elotes, the Fra Diavolo Squash Bowl, and to satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure to ask for their Chocolate Flower Cookie for dessert.

LEKU FISH & GARDEN


Neighborhood: Allapattah
Address: 1100 NW 23rd St
Cuisine: Basque, Catalan, seafood

Considered an homage to the French-Spanish border and its culinary traditions, LEKU’s recent re-invention highlights the delicious consequences of blending Miami’s seaside with traditional Basque cuisine. Led by Chef Carlos Garcia, LEKU Fish & Garden is a ‘gastronomically artistic’ experience that showcases a vibrantly unique seafood-forward menu and gorgeous exhibits hosted by the Rubell Museum.

Some menu highlights include their “Latas, Conservas, Y Embutidos” menu, giving you the viral tin-fish experience with mouth-watering accouterments, and their Tempranillo Experience where you’ll be able to taste “3 premium expressions of the Tempranillo grape in Spain” – that one is for all you wine lovers.

LEKU is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday – Saturday, and make sure you don’t miss their Sunday brunch.

 

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YOSO SUSHI


Neighborhood: Upper Buena Vista
Address: 5040 NE 2nd Ave
CuisineJapanese, sushi

From locally-loved food truck to their very first brick-and-mortar, Yoso Sushi’s new restaurant in Upper Buena Vista is where you’re going next for sushi and poke bowls. 

In taking a modern approach to the traditional sushi bar, Chef Deniz Aktuğ and Chef Khristian Lara have created an innovative space with one of the coolest sushi bars we’ve ever seen. Their silver high chairs, mirrored walls, and glass brick tiles were done in collaboration with Galleria Miami, blending vintage feels with modern 20th-century designs to mimic Tokyo during the 1980s with a Miami Art Deco twist. This is a spot you’ll want to check out when you’re in the neighborhood with a close friend, for a solo bite or a first date night.

Some of our favorite dishes were the hamachi with homemade yuzu kosho, torched salmon belly with ikura, the homemade dumplings which are made daily and inspired by Chef Deniz’s Turkish roots, our new favorite Katsu Chicken Bowl, and the creamiest & most balanced matcha cheesecake. 

BEYBEY


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: 1330 18th St
CuisineLebanese, Mediterranean

BeyBey is the cool new girl on the block. It’s a new concept in Sunset Harbor with plates to share, good music, and cocktails. The vibes are high, and in our humble opinion, it’s one of those places we’d explore with a group of friends for a late dinner, and stay through the night. 

It’s giving my friend’s supper club energy, which if you’re anything like us, you’ll love. The menu is not only graphic designer-approved, but also full of Mediterranean and Lebanese dishes meant to be shared. Dishes that we’re dying to try include the Short Rib, the Lamb Shank, and the Wagyu Kafta. We’ll let you know more when we check it out and if we love it. 

ŌSUMI COCKTAIL & SUSHI BAR


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 110 Giralda Ave
Cuisine: Japanese, American, sushi

Giralda is one of our favorite streets for walking in the Gables, and this sophisticated new addition is one we’re extra excited about. Ōsumi Cocktail & Sushi Bar just opened next to Luca Osteria, serving Asian-inspired fare, sushi rolls, and specialty nigiri for lunch and dinner (it’s safe to say we can’t get enough of the evolving sushi scene).

Menu items are plenty and diverse, with appetizers like Kongari Corn with blue cheese and spicy mayo, Chili Edamame, Crudos, and entrées Nigiri platters, Specialty rolls, Kaisen noodles, or even a Halibut Coconut Miso, showcasing an innovative approach to traditional Asian cuisine.

With indoor and outdoor seating, a beautiful long 21-seater bar, and a private dining room with blue velvet seats and gold accents, Co-owner and architect Hernan Santarcangelo made sure this spot lends itself to any occasion. Whether you go for a bite between work, an anniversary dinner, or a weeknight dinner with family and friends, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

BOCADORO AT CAFÉ DU BEY


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: Inside Café du Bey, 1330 18th St
Cuisine: Mediterranean tapas

Bocadoro, our favorite spot for Spanish-style sandwiches has found a new home in Sunset Harbor. They’re popping up in the cutest little storefront called Cafe Dubey. Think: tiny tea garden but there’s quality wine, delicious cocktails, premium coffee, and tapas with the best Spanish ingredients you can source in Miami. They are open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM Thursday to Saturday for coffee (and sandwiches starting at 11 AM). If you’re looking to stop by in the evening they are open from 6 PM til 10 PM on Thursday – Saturday. It’s a great spot to sit outside and work from during the day. At night, we’d bring a date here or your bestie for some real good chisme. After 6 PM, you’re getting an elevated and fun tapas experience inspired by Salvador Dalí.

They make magia out of the smallest kitchen space. You need to get the Gilda Cantabrica, Boquerones en Verrmouth served with pan de cristal, La Tramposa, toasted brioche bite with Cantabrian anchovy & stracciatella, and the Summer in Cadaques, and yes, these potato chips with jamon iberico & Stracciatella will take you to Girona. All their sandwiches are so good, but our favorites are El Tonato with roast beef, tonato sauce, and arugula; and El Padrino with jamon iberico, Stracciatella, and basil emulsion.

The Bocadoro team at Cafe Dubey is always doing fun things so follow their IG account HERE to stay updated.

CASA YA’AX


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 51 NE 24th St suite 101
CuisineMexican

Cousin to La Santa Taqueria, a casual spot with the cheesiest quesadillas and some of our favorite tacos in the city, comes Chef Omar Montero’s newest concept: Casa Ya’ax.

From the looks of it, walking into Casa Ya’ax will probably feel like you’re entering a Tulum-style sanctuary in the middle of Wynwood. We’d kick off our dinner with a margarita and appetizers like the Sope de Cangrejo, a crab dish with corn masa topped with refried beans, cucumber, pepper, serrano, and cilantro, or the Kanpachi Carpaccio with passion fruit citrus vinaigrette, lemongrass yuzu sauce, and creamy avocado.

Then, we suggest having a glass (or two) from their Mexican wine selection and ordering a few dishes to share. We’d share the Romesco de Betabel Rostizado with roasted beets, peppers, and sun-dried tomatoes, with grilled sourdough bread tostada, and the Short Ribs a los tres chiles, with potato puree, crispy shallots, and pea shoots. Oh, and if you have extra room, try something else from their maíz project. Think of different variations of homemade corn dishes topped with all kinds of goodies.

PALMA


Neighborhood: Little Havana
Address: 240 NW 8th Ave
CuisineTasting menu

After working at Michelin-starred restaurants in the US and Europe, Palma’s founder and Chef, Juan Camilo Liscano, has come back home to open Palma. Here, he has created a seven-course tasting menu with dishes inspired by his culinary adventures, embracing Miami’s signature Hispanic flair with worldly influence.

Some highlights from the current tasting menu include the Tartare Sandwich with striploin, yolk sauce, smoked porcini, and potato; the Bread Course, a sweet plantain brioche with coconut caramel and butter; and the Smoked Chicken with onion jus, carrot, and shellfish sabayon. He finishes on a sweet note with a Banana “mille feuille” with puffed buckwheat, chocolate, and vermouth (our mouths are literally watering as we write this).

Currently, the set menu is $85. It will be constantly evolving. Depending on seasonality, available ingredients, and whatever Chef has up his sleeve.

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BAKALO MYKONOS


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: 959 West Ave #3
CuisineGreek, Aegean

Bakalo Mykonos offers a contemporary Aegean dining experience that takes you to the shores of Greece. Originating from Lakka, a picturesque neighborhood in the heart of the old Town of Mykonos, its arrival in Miami brings us Traditional Greek grandma’s recipes with a modern take and the freshest ingredients sourced from small local producers.

The restaurant has an inviting ambiance, featuring sleek decor and an airy, open layout. Specializing in Meze, Bakalo Mykonos is all about communal dining with its menu divided into three sections: cold meze, hot Meze, and desserts.

Among the must-try dishes are the Taramasalata, a creamy and flavorful fish roe dip, and the Melitzanosalata, a smoked eggplant spread with red peppers and spring onion, both served with warm, fresh-baked pita. For a true standout, the Grilled Octopus perfectly charred over the flames is a melt-in-your-mouth tender experience.

If you are looking for something that feels like home when it’s not even your own home, the homemade Moussaka, is a comforting and rich Greek classic. And of course, no dinner is complete without a sweet finish. The Portokalopita, reminiscent of a tres leches cake with citrus and vanilla flavors, is an absolute must-try, leaving us craving for the whole pan and not just a slice.

LUCKY CAT BY GORDON RAMSAY


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: 119 Washington Ave Suite 100
CuisineAsian-inspired, sushi

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsey is an Asian open-kitchen and late-night lounge inspired by the drinking dens of 1930’s Tokyo. Their flagship location is in London’s Grosvenor Square – but now we get a taste of Tokyo-style prohibition in Miami Beach.

If you’re looking for sexy and coy vibes, this spot is for you. We’d grab a seat at one of their booths in the main dining room. You’ll be able to face your date and also have prime views of all the restaurant action.

Dishes vary from sushi and sashimi to robata grilled delicacies. Our favorite bites so far include the smoked heirloom tomato salad, a really flavorful vegan dish with tomatoes marinated for 24 hours in a citrus yuzu sauce. They then smoke the tomatoes with applewood and garnish them with smoked lemongrass, a tofu cream, and crispy rice pearls for texture. We also really enjoyed the spicy GFC, lightly fried chicken thighs, with gochujang hot sauce, and chives. And as far as main dishes go, we loved their take on a black cod. The Korean-Spiced Black Cod with kimichi, gochujang miso, and creamy pickled daikon was sweet and savory and we’d def get it again.

AOKO


Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address: 2304 NE 2nd Ave
CuisineJapanse, sushi

Miami’s sushi world has been expanding, and we’re not complaining. Aoko, a joint venture between Chef Daniel Vanh, Chef Ray Chung, and Chef Tomo Ishii, in Edgewater is the newest spot you can’t miss (just make sure to look closely, when we went they didn’t have any signage up front!)

All dishes in the a la carte menu have been carefully thought out to showcase the freshness and full flavor of the fish. Temakis we love include the Hokkaido Uni, the Shima Aji Chimichurri for a Latin twist, and the Ikura. For Makis (rolls) the spicy tuna, the Negihama, and the Rainbow roll are musts.

Feeling indecisive? We get it. The omakase sets allow you to have a little bit of everything for $75-$85. Sit back and let the chef pick for you!

 

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REBEL PIZZA


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 120 Nw 24th St
Cuisine: Pizza

Rebel Pizza is a new pop-up in Wynwood that’s bending rules and breaking flavor boundaries. And if you’re always on the hunt for pizza, this spot is for you. Like any good rebel, these pizza maestros keep it lowkey, and with such a niche online presence, this is one you’ll just have to go see and taste for yourself.

One of our favorite things about pop-ups is how they can decide and change up their menu whenever they feel like it, which is exactly what Rebel Pizza is doing with weekly specials. Their Mole pizza, and Pesto pizza, are two of the newest, but they also have a Classic margarita and one with Mushrooms and burrata.

Find them on Wednesdays at 5 PM outside J.Wakefield Brewing through March, and check their Instagram @rebelpizza305 for updates on weekly pizza flavors and specials!

 

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YAKITORI YATAI


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 7 Seas Bar, 2200 SW 57th Ave
CuisineJapanese, Yakitori

Chef Arrel Pluviose of Hiden has co-founded his own pop-up venture located inside the Seven Seas dive bar in Coral Gables. This is a pop-up yakitori that brings traditional Japanese street food to a street near you.

Yakitori’s have existed in Japan and beyond since the late 1800s; while the word means “roasted bird,” they are characterized by a special ‘tare’ sauce, skewers, and Bincho charcoal, which helps get them extra crispy without changing their flavor.

Chef Arrel follows tradition while adding his twist. His pop-up, Yakitori Yatai is open late between 10 PM to 3 AM., introducing a new treat to look forward to after your nightcap (or during). He uses charcoal to get the ultimate char on his dishes, making the flavors of his own ‘tare sauce’ truly stand out.

On the menu, you will find traditional items like Hatsuchicken heart, and Negima, a skewer with crispy chicken thigh and spring onions. He also serves Tebaski and Tebamoto, chicken wing tips and crispy drummettes, Tsukune, chicken meatballs, and Tenderloin, with grilled vegetable sides.

Check out their Instagram @yakitoriyatai for updates on daily specials.

MAMAN


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 69 NW 26th Street
CuisineFrench, bakery, café

Another New York staple has landed in the 305. Founded in 2014 by Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall, the Soho-based cafe and bakery has expanded throughout the Northeast, Canada, and finally down South to Miami.

The restaurant is a small slice of chic Parisian glamor in the heart of Wynwood, and although our streets aren’t lined with museums and European art, we do have our graffiti walls (some of which are museum-worthy).

With recipes inspired by Benjamin and Elisa’s mother and her home cooking, the cafe serves mouth-watering food and pastries all week long. Signature dishes include their famous Quiche Esther, with butternut squash and kale, the Everything Croissant and Salmon Sandwich with lemon whipped cream cheese, smoked salmon, cucumber, pickled onions & herbs, and Lucia’s Orzo Salad with turmeric orzo, arugula, peas, feta, and a delicious vinaigrette.

After your meal, you’ll probably need a pick-me-up to walk the art-filled streets. Although you can’t go wrong with a regular latte, they also have a Honey Lavender LatteGolden Milk Latte, and a Vanilla Bean Frozen Latte, all of which go phenomenally with their signature Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Maman is open weekly and serves full-service brunch on the weekends with wine and beer too.

 

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ZAYTINYA


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

We’re stopping by during lunch, in our best resort wear with clients visiting from out of town or with a group of amigas chismositas. Regardless of who you are with, you’ll want to sit on the outdoor patio pretending you’re in the backyard of your million-dollar Hampton summer home. Oh, and if you happen to sit inside, it’s like you’re being hosted at Emily Thorne’s house (or is it Amanda Clarke?). Anyhow, you get the picture!

The menu brings out Eastern Mediterranean flavors featuring mezze spreads and dishes inspired by Turkey, Greece, and Lebanon. We’d make it a dip party. Our favorites included the Hommus with harissa chili crisp, Tzatziki with dill and cucumbers, and the deliciously salty Taramosalta with cured carp roe. We also loved the seared Halloumi (get two orders) with dates, pomegranate, citrus, mint, and pistachio. As a main, we recommend the whole fish that can easily feed three amigas. The sea bass is grilled whole and partially deboned, Santorini-style, served with a thick purée of yellow squash (in Greek it’s called Skordalia), sun-dried tomato tapenade, and salt cured capers.

Please note valet is $27 (when validated). We recommend Ubering it or parking on the street if you’re ok with a 5 to 10-minute walk.

 

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DELILAH


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 301 Brickell Key Dr
CuisineAmerican

Delilah Miami is the latest venture by h.wood Group that has officially opened the doors to their first restaurant on the East Coast in Brickell Key.

The vibe is roaring 20s-inspired Supper Club with a menu led by Executive Chef Daniel Roy. Signature dishes include Delilah’s chicken tenders and Kendall’s (Jenner’s) slutty browniestone crab salad, and Cubano fritters for a Miami twist. The waterfront location includes a custom stage for live entertainment and an outdoor terrace with views of Biscayne Bay.

 

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CHÂTEAU ZZ’S


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1500 Brickell Ave
CuisineMexican

Major Food Group snagged the historically protected building formerly known as the Petit Douy to open its latest venture: Chateau ZZ.

This two-story castle is surprisingly located on Brickell Avenue and has opened to the public for the first time. The chances of you getting in right now aren’t looking good. However, there are still some reservations available for after 10:30 PM. Once we go, we’ll keep you posted on how to get in earlier.

The Mexican menu highlights appetizers like Michelada oysterslittleneck clam aguachile, and a dedicated tostada section. Tostadas variations include spicy tunacaviar & cremaWagyu & trufflefried egg & Iberico ham, and lobster & jalapeño. For your main, expect dishes like the branzinzo rojo y verde, and the green mole lamb chops.

KISSAKI SUSHI


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address500 South Pointe Dr Suite 160
CuisineJapanese, sushi, omakase

New York’s Japanese restaurant Kissaki just opened its first outpost in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. The concept is led by Executive Chef Edgar Valerio, who worked at the Michelin-starred restaurant Jewel Bako (now permanently closed) in the East Village. The menu at Kissaki features dishes like kampa crudoHokkaido scallops, and uni pasta.

Kissaki’s offers a 10 or 15-course menu with an “Omakase Trolley” presentation and fresh fish from the restaurant’s own fishery. The style of this new spot is meant to take guests to Japan’s dark drinking dens.

EDAN BISTRO


Neighborhood: North Miami
Address: 650 NE 125th St
CuisineSpanish

Remember LUR located inside the Time Out Market? It was a casual Basque concept by Chef Aitor Garate Berasaluze that had one of our favorite Basque cheesecakes. Unfortunately, that spot closed but lucky for us, Chef Aitor, recently opened his first brick-and-mortar restaurant in North Miami.

This casual spot seats 36 guests and offers an all-day menu, European-style brunch, and curated tasting menus for dinner.

If you’re stopping for breakfast, you can expect an Iberico ham & grated tomato sandwich, for brunch mushroom croquetas and gambas al ajillo salad, and for dinner an 8-course tasting menu.

 

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FRATESI’S PIZZA AT TÂM TÂM


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 99 NW 1st St
CuisineAmerican, pizza

Not sure if loving Sundays is a sign of getting older but that’s where we currently are. Stop by Vietnamese spot Tam Tam on Sunday, for the return of one of our favorite thin-slice pizza pop-ups. 

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.

The menu is simple with pizza flavors. You can also build your own with toppings like hot honey, basil, white onion, banana peppers, black olives, pepperoni, and anchovy. Oh, and here is a special pie of the week that changes periodically. Like the meatball pie with seasoned tomatoes, oregano, whole milk mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, meatball, and Pecorino Romano, finished with Grana Padano, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh basil.

Order the vegan tahini Caesar salad and buffalo Tam wings tossed in a classic buffalo sauce topped with chives. 

Takeout is available from 2 PM to 4 PM only. If you’re looking to dine in that would be between 5 PM to 10 PM. For more info click HERE

 

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MUCHAAACHOS


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 933 Normandy Dr
Cuisine: Argentinian

MUCHAAACHOS, the newest Argentinian restaurant in Miami is offering a parrillada experience with an open-fire grill.

The menu features Housemade chorizo with chimichurri, Fugazzeta (mozzarella-stuffed pizza with charred onions), choripan, and milanesa Napolitana. For dessert, the Chocomisu combines the classic Argentinian Chocotorta and Tiramisu.

Complementing the culinary experience is a wine list curated by wine legend Karina Iglesias, featuring wines from Argentina, Spain, Italy, Chile, and Uruguay.

The beverage menu includes a full bar with classic cocktails and vermouths from Argentina and Spain. MUCHAAACHOS offers La Fuerza as their house vermouth, made in Mendoza with locally sourced Malbec and herbs from the Andes Mountains. Diners can also enjoy the Clarito (Argentina’s extra dry martini with a twist) or a Fernet & Coke served in a La Copa del Mundo glass.

RAO’S MIAMI BEACH


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.

OGAWA


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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ERBA


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

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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ENTRENOS


Neighborhood: Miami Shores
Address: 9840 NE 2nd Ave
CuisineAmerican

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. The newest pop-up inside Tinta Y Cafe’s Miami Shore location that honors 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 flavor. 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. 

IL DUOMO DEI SAPORI


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 2312 Ponce de Leon
CuisineItalian

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. 

LOUIE’S AT PALM HOUSE


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 5101 Collins Ave
CuisineCuban-inspired

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. 

CASADONNA


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

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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BOUCHON BISTRO


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.

QP TAPAS


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3000 Florida Ave
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 Fountain Lounge at Mayfair House Hotel & Gardens

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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RAKKI SUSHI & OMAKASE


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.

TÂM TÂM


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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SHINGO


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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THE HUNGRY POST
BY: ANDREA BECERRA, NATALIE ORTIZ, ISA ISAZA
PHOTO CREDIT Craig Denis Photography
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