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Miami’s New Restaurant Openings

The new restaurants you should know about.

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Updated February 4th, 2021

If you tried to keep track of every brand new restaurant in Miami, you might go a little bit crazy. So just read this list instead. These are the new restaurant openings we think you should know about - although keep in mind, we haven’t been to all of them. And for the ones we haven’t tried, we make no promises. Go forth and be a pioneer.

January

Uchi Miami

$$$$
JapaneseSushi  in  Wynwood
$$$$ 252 NW 25th St

Uchi is an upscale sushi restaurant from Austin that just opened a location in Wynwood. They have both indoor and some patio seating. You’ll most likely need a reservation to eat here, and you can make one online.

Carbone

$$$$ 49 Collins Ave

Carbone is a New York Italian restaurant that just opened a big South Beach location in the old Upland Space. You can make a reservation online, though we haven’t been able to find an open table yet.

Heartland

$$$$
$$$$ 382 NE 61st St

Heartland is an outdoor restaurant in Little Haiti. They have a lot of tables spread out in a big lot, and the menu includes things like steak, fish, and wine. There’s also live music. Check out our ride-along to see more.

Bay 13

$$$$ 65 Alhambra Plz

Bay 13 is a Coral Gables brewery and restaurant. There’s outdoor and indoor seating, beer (obviously), and a food menu with things like smoked fish dip, sausages, and meat pies.

EST. 33 Thai Craft Brewery and Kitchen

$$$$ 701 S Miami Ave Unit 412A

EST. 33 is a Thai brewery and restaurant located in the Brickell City Centre. They serve things like red curry crab croquettes, lemongrass chicken, and pad Thai.

Almacen Central

$$$$ 7255 NE 4th Ave

Almacen Central is a breakfast and lunch spot in Little River. They have quinoa salad, skirt steak, cauliflower steak, and more.

Boss Cow

$$$$
$$$$ 1036 S Miami Ave

Boss Cow is a Brickell raw bar, with plenty of oysters and things like lobster rolls and clam ramen. They have indoor and outdoor seating. See more on our ride-along.

Osteria Morini

$$$$ 1750 Alton Rd

Osteria Morini is an Italian restaurant located inside the Palomar Hotel in South Beach. They have indoor and outdoor seating along a little canal.

Salvaje

$$$$ 101 NE 34th St

Salvaje is a Japanese rooftop restaurant in Midtown with sushi, steaks, and dumplings. You can make a reservation online.

Lido Restaurant (no relation to The Lido Bayside Grill at The Standard) is a Mediterranean restaurant inside the Surf Club. It takes over the space once occupied by Le Sirenuse. You can make a reservation online.

Baia Beach Club

$$$$ 1100 West Ave

Baia Beach Club is an outdoor restaurant and lounge in the Mondrian South Beach. They have seafood like ceviche and tuna tartare as well as salads, flatbreads, and a few bigger entrees. You can make a reservation online.

Ojo De Agua

$$$$ 851 S Miami Ave

Ojo De Agua is a Mexican chain with a location inside the SLS Brickell. They have tacos, chilaquiles, and sandwiches.

December

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Minty Z

$$$$
$$$$ 3206 Grand Ave

Minty Z is a new Coconut Grove restaurant specializing in vegan dim sum. They have things like har gow with “vegan shrimp,” carrot bao buns, and shumai with plant-based beef. They also have cocktails, beer, and sake.

Mr. OmaKase

$$$$ 163 SE First St

Like the name implies, Mr. OmaKase is a new omakase spot in Downtown Miami. The sushi counter is currently seating eight guests, offers three omakase options ranging from $69 per person to $119 per person, and is taking reservations online.

Jeepney

$$$$
Filipino  in  Wynwood
$$$$ 143 NW 23rd St

Jeepney is a new Filipino vendor inside Wynwood’s 1-800-Lucky. Our friends in New York are fans of their NYC location. The team is also opening up a second concept inside 1-800-Lucky called Tita Baby’s, which will serve desserts like cornbread bibingka and halo halo.

Sweet Melody Palmetto Bay

$$$$ 17389 S Dixie Hwy

One of our favorite ice cream places in Miami just opened a new location. Sweet Melody now has a scoop shop with some indoor seating in Palmetto Bay. Every flavor here is just wonderful.

The Miami Diner

$$$$ 140 SE 1st Ave

Miami Diner is a retro Downtown diner serving American diner food like eggs benedict, waffles, burgers, and more.

Ted's Burgers

$$$$ 120 NW 24th St

Ted’s Burgers is a new smash burger pop-up operating out of Wynwood’s J. Wakefield on Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at noon until sold out. We already stopped by to try one, and loved every bite of the extremely smashed smash burger.

The River Oyster Bar

$$$$
Seafood  in  Brickell
$$$$ 33 SE 7th St

River Oyster Bar isn’t new, but the great Brickell restaurant recently reopened inside a new space a few blocks away from its old location. The new spot is bigger with outdoor seating - but still has the same great seafood.

Momosan Wynwood

$$$$
JapaneseRamen  in  Wynwood
$$$$ 415 NW 26th St

Momosan is a Japanese restaurant in Wynwood. The main attraction here is ramen, but they also have dishes like gyoza, sushi, poke, and bao buns.

La Natural

$$$$ 7289 NW 2nd Ave

La Natural is a Little River restaurant serving pizza, natural wine, and various vegetable dishes.

November

Cafe Kush

$$$$
BurgersFrenchSandwiches  in  MiMo
$$$$ 7700 Biscayne Blvd

Cafe Kush is the latest spot from Kush Hospitality. It’s located inside MiMo’s newly renovated Selina Gold Dust Hotel, with indoor and outdoor seating. Cafe Kush calls itself a “Miami-Style bistro” that puts a “Kush twist on French fare.”

Freehold

$$$$ 2219 NW 2nd Ave

Freehold is a new bar and restaurant in Wynwood. The NYC-based concept has a cafe where you can work during the day, and a big outdoor courtyard, where they serve New York-style pizza and cocktails.

Karli Evans

Itamae

$$$$
$$$$ 140 NE 39th St

Itamae is an excellent Nikkei restaurant in the Design District, open with outdoor seating. The menu has ceviche, tiradito, sushi rolls, natural wine, and more delicious things.

Taqueria Hoja

$$$$ 19 SE 2nd Ave Suite

The Bar Lab team (from Broken Shaker and 27) has opened a new taco spot called Taqueria Hoja in Downtown Miami. Taco options include al pastor, koji sweet potato, carne asada, and more.

Red Rooster Overtown

$$$$ 920 NW 2nd Ave

After an initial opening and then closing during the pandemic, Overtown’s Red Rooster recently reopened with indoor and outdoor seating. See the menu here.

Amanda Julca

2 Korean Girls

$$$$ 2801A Florida Ave

2 Korean Girls is a new delivery and takeout-only Korean restaurant in Coconut Grove. They serve dishes like bibimbap, kimchee fried rice, and customizable bowls. You can order online for delivery or pick-up at their Coconut Grove ghost kitchen.

sweetgreen

$$$$ 122 Giralda Ave

Miami’s first location of the popular salad chain just opened up in Coral Gables. They specialize in the kind of salads you order for lunch on a Monday after a weekend of eating nothing but pizza.

Planta Queen Coconut Grove

$$$$ 3015 Grand Ave Ste 200

Planta Queen is a Coconut Grove restaurant and another outpost of South Beach’s Planta. This one’s a little different - with a menu of Asian dishes like dumplings, sushi, and pad Thai. It’s all still vegan though.

Perl

$$$$ 2420 NE MIAMI GARDENS DR

Perl is a restaurant in North Miami Beach with a minimal interior and a menu with things like grilled hearts of palm, crudos, a chicken katsu sandwich, and some meat and fish entrees.

Tayrona Restaurant & Patio

$$$$ 2927 NW 7th Ave

Tayrona is a new (mostly) Colombian restaurant in Allapattah from the team behind Wood. There’s outdoor seating, a full bar, and a menu with empanadas, arepas, and sushi.

October

Hiyakawa

$$$$ 2700 N Miami Ave #5

Hiyakawa is a new Japanese restaurant from the team behind Wabi Sabi. Hiyakawa also serves Japanese food, with a menu that includes sushi, yakimono, an omakase option, and more.

Lil' Laos

$$$$
$$$$ 6009 NE 2nd Ave

Lil’ Laos is a Laotian pop-up that’s been bouncing around town for the last few months. But they finally got themselves a more permanent home inside The Citadel and are now open for dine-in and takeout.

Anthony Nader

Naan Indian Eats

$$$$ 1351 Collins Ave

Naan Indian Eats is a new pop-up operating out of Taquiza South Beach. They’re serving Indian food, with a menu that includes samosas, kofta, chicken tikka, tandoori shrimp, and more. See the full menu online.

Myron Mixon's Pitmaster BBQ

$$$$ 947 Brickell Ave

Myron Mixon’s is a barbecue restaurant in Brickell. They’ve got the barbecue standards: wings, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and more.

Hachidori Ramen

$$$$
$$$$ 8222 NE 2nd Ave

Hachidori is a ramen spot in Little River. The restaurant does more than ramen too, including pork gyoza, donburi bowls, hand rolls, and more Japanese dishes.

Da Lida

$$$$ 1035 N Miami

Da Lida is a pasta and wine pop-up operating out of Fooq’s in Downtown. Pasta options include spaghetti alla nerano, rigatoni bolognese, and Fooq’s buccatini amatriciana returns to the menu as well. Reservations for indoor and outdoor dining can be made online.

Botta is a little restaurant on 79th Street Causeway that serves pizza al taglio, focaccia paninis, and lasagna. There’s no indoor seating (it’s more like a pizza ventanita), but they do have a couple of outdoor tables.

Michael Pisarri

Public Square

$$$$ 6915 SW 57th Ave

Public Square is a self-described American grill in Coral Gables that took over the old Shula’s 347 Grill space. They serve meat, seafood, and other things that do well on a grill.

MAYAMI Mexicantina

$$$$ 127 NW 23rd St

Mayami Mexicantina is a new Wynwood restaurant that comes from the El Patio team. It’s a very large space and will serve tacos and other Mexican dishes.

Casa Tiki

$$$$ 1728 SW 8th St

Casa Tiki is a new Calle Ocho bar from the same people behind Drunken Dragon and Rácket. They just serve tiki drinks here - no food.

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Buya Izakaya + Yakitori

$$$$
Japanese  in  Wynwood
$$$$ 250 NW 24th St

Buya is a Wynwood restaurant that serves yakitori, ramen, and more Japanese dishes. If you find yourself here, order the tempura beech mushroom.

September

Tasty Planet

United States Burger Service

$$$$
$$$$ 8300 NE 2nd Ave

United States Burger Service is a new vendor inside The Citadel. They make some of the best burgers in Miami as well as a very nice fried chicken sandwich and fries.

Megan McCluer

The Doral Yard

$$$$ 8455 NW 53rd St

The Doral Yard, the new location from The Wynwood Yard team (which sadly had to close) is now open in Downtown Doral. Food options include vegan bowls, churros, dim sum, paletas, and more. They’re open every day but Monday.

Vegan Cuban Cuisine

$$$$ 9640 SW 72nd St

Vegan Cuban Cuisine is a Kendall restaurant serving vegan versions of Cuban dishes like imperial rice, picadillo, and croquetas with soy-based ham.

LA Toast

$$$$ 860 NE 79th St

LA Toast is a new spot on 79th Street that serves a handful of different avocado toasts - topped with things like smoked salmon, hard boiled eggs, and goat cheese. You can take it to-go or eat it at one of the little tables outside.

Caja Caliente

$$$$ 95 NE 40th St

The Caja Caliente food truck that was parked in Edgewater for a few years has found a new home in the Design District. You can now find it at 95 NE 40TH St, serving tacos, tamales, ceviche, and more.

Ornos Estiatorio

$$$$ 19565 Biscayne Blvd

Ornos Estiatorio is a very large, 160-seat Greek restaurant in Aventura. They are accepting reservations online.

August

Mamey

$$$$
$$$$ 1350 S Dixie Hwy

Mamey is a restaurant from the Ghee team inside Coral Gables’ Thesis Hotel. It has a Caribbean-influenced menu, with dishes like yellowfin tuna tostones, wahoo ceviche, and peri peri chicken. They are accepting orders for takeout online as well.

Flour & Weirdoughs

$$$$ 19 Harbor Dr

Flour & Weirdoughs is a Key Biscayne bakery with classic baked goods like baguettes and cinnamon rolls, as well as some more unique things like brisket croissants. They have a handful of sandwiches too. You can see the menu and order online here.

Tran An

$$$$
$$$$ 215 NE 82nd St

The new Vietnamese spot in Little Haiti is almost ready to celebrate its grand opening. For now, they’re offering takeout and you can order their banh mis, rice and noodle bowls, and pho online.

Frice Cream

$$$$ 8300 NE 2nd Ave

Frice, maker of some of the best ice cream in Miami, finally got its first scoop shop inside The Citadel. It’s now open Wed-Sun from noon to 9pm in the Little Haiti food hall.

La Giulietta

$$$$ 7580 NE 4th Ct

La Giulietta is a new Italian restaurant in Little River’s Ironside complex that replaced Ironside Bakery. The new concept is pretty much a more fleshed-out version of Ironside Bakery, with a bigger menu that’s a mix between a bakery and a pasta place. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

July

La Tiendita Taqueria

$$$$ 218 NW 25th St

The Wynwood taco spot first opened at the end of May, but had to shut down their indoor dining shortly after. Now they’ve debuted a taco window with some outdoor seating. They also have margaritas.

Leku

$$$$
$$$$ 1100 NW 23rd St

This Basque restaurant is inside Allapattah’s Rubell Museum. It’s not fully open yet, but is operating as a lunch pop-up Wed-Sun, from 11am-3:30pm. The menu includes things like Iberico ham croquets and wild mushroom paella.

Pastificio Propaganda

$$$$ 97 NW 25th St

Pastificio Propaganda is a Sicilian restaurant in Wynwood that’s currently open for takeout. They have grilled octopus, five different types of pasta, and seafood. You can see their menu online and order by calling 786.615.2555.

June

Redfish by Chef Adrianne

$$$$
$$$$ 9610 Old Cutler Rd

Redfish is a waterfront restaurant located inside Matheson Hammock Park. There’s a big outdoor patio with just over 100 seats and a very big menu too, with mostly seafood with some other things like fried chicken and steaks.

Shawarma Stackz

$$$$ 241 NW 24th St

Shawarma Stackz is a fast-casual Middle Eastern restaurant in Wynwood with hummus, falafel, and shawarma. You can order online.

Motek Cafe

$$$$
$$$$ 36 NE 1st St

Motek is a new Israeli cafe in Downtown. The restaurant is located inside the Seybold building and they serve breakfast and lunch. The menu includes a lot of coffee and dishes like hummus bowls, tahini caesar salad, and a shakshuka egg sandwich.

Marabu

$$$$ 701 S Miami Ave

Marabu is a modern Cuban restaurant inside the Brickell City Centre. Their menu includes fufu de platano, pan con bistec, vaca frita, and roasted fish. They’ve got cocktails too.

Mr. Mandolin

$$$$
Greek  in  MiMo
$$$$ 7301 Biscayne Blvd

The Mandolin team has replaced their newish MiMo restaurant, Gregory’s, with a new takeout and delivery concept called Mr. Mandolin. The restaurant will sell casual Greek food like gyros, kebabs, and dips.

Over Under

$$$$
$$$$ 151 E Flagler Street

Over Under is a small cocktail bar and restaurant in Downtown Miami. They’re currently open for dine-in and takeout, serving burgers, wings, jackfruit nachos, and some very tasty cocktails.

Red Rooster Overtown

$$$$ 920 NW 2nd Ave

Overtown’s Red Rooster isn’t technically open yet, but they’re in a sort of soft opening under a new name, The Creamery. The takeout concept serves ice cream (the cornbread flavor is awesome), fried chicken, and sides like mac and cheese. There are some spaced-out picnic tables in case you want to eat there.

NoNo's Pizzeria & Bar

$$$$ 1222 16th St

NoNo’s Pizzeria & Bar is a new spot in South Beach specializing in New York-style pizza. It’s available by the slice or in whole pies. They’ve got sandwiches and garlic knots too.

100 x 35 Cocina con Raíces

$$$$ 520 West Ave

100 x 35 Cocina con Raíces is a Puerto Rican restaurant inside a residential building in South Beach. The indoor dining room is big and they serve things like mofongo, fried fish, and pork chops.

C-Food Shack

$$$$ 723 Lincoln Ln N

C-Food Shack is a new vendor inside the Lincoln Eatery food hall on Lincoln Road. The food is Caribbean, and the owner already has another location back in the Bahamas.

Borsalino Coffee Bar & Food

$$$$ 119 SE 1st Ave

Borsalino is a new coffee shop in Downtown. They’re open for breakfast and lunch, and serve sandwiches, breakfast tacos, salads, pasta, and bowls.

May

Uptown 66 Taqueria

$$$$
Mexican  in  MiMo
$$$$ 6600 Biscayne Blvd

Uptown 66 is a little taco counter in MiMo. It’s mainly a takeout operation but there are some standing tables where you can eat your tacos, quesadillas, and burritos.

La Santa Taquería

$$$$ 201 NE 82nd Street

The new Little Haiti taco spot has served in places like the Wharf, but now they’ve got their own brick and mortar. The menu has quite a lot of tacos, with standard options like al pastor and carnitas, as well as cauliflower and octopus.

Pink Teacup CrabPot

$$$$ 4770 Biscayne Blvd

This Upper East Side restaurant specializes in Cajun seafood boils and Southern barbecue. They have outdoor seating and also do brunch on the weekend.

Barbarella

$$$$ 7535 N. Kendall Dr

You’ll find this Mediterranean restaurant in the Dadeland Mall. The menu is pretty broad, and has things like pizza, pasta, and tuna tartare.

MKT Kitchen

$$$$ 1831 Ponce de Leon Blvd

MKT Kitchen is a new cafe in Coral Gables that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu is heavy on sandwiches. You can sit and eat or grab your food to go.

Wood Label Bistro

$$$$ 1573 Sunset Dr

The South Miami restaurant serves burgers, pasta, and salads alongside entrees like chicken milanese, fish, and steak. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating.

April

Fuku

$$$$ 201 SW 2nd Avenue

Fuku is a delivery-only spot operating out of Downtown that comes from the Momofuku team and specializes in fried chicken sandwiches.

Daek

$$$$ 3470 N Miami Ave

The Midtown Thai restaurant comes from the team behind Little Havana’s Lung Yai. The menu here is pretty similar, with pad thai, red and green curry, and crispy chicken wings. But, unlike Lung Yai, Daek serves some sushi and (so far) has a much shorter wait.

MArch

Punch Bowl Social

$$$$ 2660 NW 3rd Ave

Punch Bowl Social is a bar and restaurant with locations around the country. The very big Wynwood space is a mash-up of a bowling alley, cocktail bar, and restaurant. Expect bar food and drinks meant to be shared.

February

Tasty Planet

El Bagel

$$$$
Cafe/Bakery  in  MiMo
$$$$ 6910 Biscayne Blvd

The excellent food-truck-turned-bagel-shop opened in MiMo. It’s been busy since day one, so expect a wait. But the bagels here are worth it.

Riverside

$$$$ 25 SE 5th Street

Riverside is an outdoor market in Brickell with different food venues, bars, and lots of space. Food options include tacos, seafood, sushi, and there’s a waterfront view of the Miami River.

The Guest

$$$$ 2995 NE 163rd street

The Guest is a restaurant in North Miami that serves a mix of Mediterranean and American food. There are lots of plants hanging around the dining room and dishes include things like flatbreads, pasta, meat entrees.

Mr.Baguette

$$$$ 2601 N Miami Ave

Mr. Baguette is a sandwich spot in Wynwood. Sandwiches come on croissants or baguettes and they also have juices and salads.

MesaNori

$$$$ 1721 Coral Way

The restaurant on Coral Way is Latin/Japanese fusion and serves things like sushi rolls, tiradito, and ceviche.

Unbranded Brewing Company

$$$$ 1395 E 11th Ave

Unbranded is a brewery in Hialeah that also serves pizza. It’s got a pretty standard brewery look: high ceilings, concrete floors, and lots of equipment scattered around.

Moxie's

$$$$ 900 S Miami Ave Ste 161

This Canadian chain opened in Mary Brickell Village. It’s big, has lots of TVs for sports, and a menu with steak, burgers, and small plates.

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