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Miami’s New Restaurant Openings

The new restaurants you should know about.

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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. If you’re looking for the new restaurants we’ve already checked out and loved, go to our Hit List.

September

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QP Tapas

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QP Tapas is a new dinner concept that takes over Coral Gables’ MKT Kitchen on Friday and Saturday night. The menu is a mix of Spanish tapas and Izakaya-inspired dishes—like uni risotto, boquerones, and okonomiyaki with your choice of mushroom or chorizo. We’ve already added it to our Hit List

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Mayfair Grill

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Mayfair Grill is a restaurant inside Coconut Grove’s recently renovated Mayfair House Hotel. It comes from the team behind Lost Boy and Tropezón and serves Sonoran-inspired food. The menu has wood-fired dishes like roasted squash, braised lamb shank, and more.

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Sipsip

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Sipsip is another concept inside the Mayfair House Hotel. It’s a poolside rooftop bar and restaurant serving a mix of Bahamian food and Florida seafood like fish dip and fried oyster sliders.

Sushi Bar

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Sushi | Bar is a $175 per person, 16-course (not including dessert) omakase inside South Beach’s Esmé Hotel.

Joe’s is a classic NYC slice shop that opened a location in Wynwood. They serve slices and whole pies. You can take it to-go or eat on one of the stools in the small dining room.

August

Miami Slice is a tiny NY-style pizza shop on the northern edge of Downtown. They have counter seating and a small menu that includes whole pies and slices. It’s truly some of the best pizza we’ve ever had, and they’re already on the Hit List.

Kush At The Clevelander

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The always-expanding Miami burger spot Kush has a new location inside South Beach’s Clevelander Hotel. The space is decorated with lots of Miami sports memorabilia and has plenty of TVs. This location has a new cocktail menu, and serves the same burgers and bar food you can find at other Kush locations. 

Bodega Coconut Grove

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Speaking of expanding Miami restaurants: Bodega. The taco spot just opened another location in Coconut Grove, complete with a bar area that looks a lot like the original in South Beach. 

Bayshore Club

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Bayshore Club is a big, outdoor restaurant in Coconut Grove. It has a waterfront view and a menu with dishes like shrimp cocktail, ceviche, conch fritters, and whole fried snapper. They’re also open for weekend brunch. 

Zazzy’s Pizza

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Zazzy's Pizza is a little slice shop originally from NYC. Their Miami location is smack in the middle of Wynwood, and it’s mostly a takeout spot.

Kuba On The Bay

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Kuba Cabana is a restaurant in Bayside Marketplace with an original location in Doral. The menu has the usual Miami suspects: croquetas, empanadas, grilled snapper, palomilla, and more.  

Gekkō

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Gekko is a huge Japanese steakhouse and sushi restaurant in Brickell. Bad Bunny is a co owner, which, if nothing else, has made this a very difficult reservation to book. You can see the full menu online

July

The Ariete team took over The Mighty on Coral Way and have turned it into The Gibson Room. The bar has an updated interior, daily live music programming, and a new food menu with dishes like chicken schnitzel, strozzapreti, and lots of charcuterie options. 

Fox’s, a classic South Miami spot that sadly closed, has been brought back to life by the team from Lost Boy and Tropezón. The restaurant is still in the same location, with a design inspired by the original and the same food menu too—featuring prime rib, fried chicken, frog legs, and more. 

Patio Isola, the sister restaurant of South Beach’s Casa Isola, is now open in MiMo. The Italian restaurant took over La Placita’s space, and serves pasta, chicken parm, and more dishes you can see online.

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Neya is a Surfside restaurant serving what it calls "modern Israeli" food. The menu has crudos, mezze dishes, and bigger plates like grilled branzino, tiger prawns, and roasted lamb cutlets.  

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Sushi by Scratch Miami

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Sushi By Scratch is an LA omakase that opened in Coconut Grove. The restaurant will eventually live in the same complex as Ariete, but for now it's running dinners from Stirrup House, a historic home in Coconut Grove. Reservations drop on the 1st of the month at 1pm. You will need one.  

Saloni Bar

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Saloni Bar is a Downtown bar and restaurant from (and located next to) Meraki. Saloni has Happy Hour, occasional live music, and offers some small plates, kabobs, and pita sandwiches from the Meraki kitchen.

Mazeh is an Israeli restaurant operating from the lobby of a Downtown hotel. They have a small menu of mezze dishes like dips, grilled octopus, and lamb arayes. They’ll be opening a rooftop space later this year as well.  

Narbona Coconut Grove

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Narbona is a Uruguayan restaurant and market that just opened a second location in Coconut Grove's CocoWalk. You can pick up some meat and cheese to-go or sit down and eat here. The menu has pasta, steaks, and more.

My Way Italian Steakhouse

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My Way Italian Steakhouse is a (spoiler alert) Italian steakhouse in North Miami. They have a big menu featuring steaks, pasta, veal, and more Italian dishes. 

June

Klaw is a new restaurant in Edgewater serving steak and seafood in the former Miami Woman's Club space. The restaurant—which occupies the building's fourth through sixth floors—has a waterfront view and a rooftop bar too.

Lion & The Rambler is a Coral Gables restaurant that took over the old Eating House space. They have a six-course tasting menu option for $85 per person as well as an a la carte menu. The menu changes often, but focuses on seasonal ingredients and includes dishes like spiced lamb ribs, foie gras torchon, and more.

Lowkey is a new spot from the Over Under team. The outdoor bar and restaurant operates Thursday through Saturday from a lot in Little River (they share the space with Rosie’s) and serves seafood, sandwiches, and cocktails. 

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2 Korean Girls

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2 Korean Girls was a delivery-only concept that popped up during the pandemic. Now, they have a dine-in restaurant located in the back of the Shelborne hotel in South Beach. The restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday and serves dishes like bibimbap, Korean fried chicken, and grilled short ribs. They also do karaoke on Fridays, starting at 8pm. 

Balagan

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This new Nikkei restaurant in Wynwood serves dishes like sushi rolls, nigiri, tiradito, and more. You can see their full menu online

Tempo is a Mediterranean restaurant in Coral Gables. They serve cochinillo and other mostly grilled dishes. They don’t have a menu online, but you can see some of the dishes on their Instagram.

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