By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly
If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for the next hottest place to eat and drink in Miami. Lucky for you, the Magic City has a bevy of new offerings. Here are ten new restaurant openings in Miami. Check them out, below!
Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar
Top Chef stars and husband-and-wife duo Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis are at it again! Partnering with the Grove Bay Hospitality Group, they’ve opened a hot new Italian spot in South Miami: Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar. Not too far from their current South Miami resto, the southern-inspired Root & Bone, Mi’talia is serving up a new twist on Italian favorites—like spicy salami and chili mussels, “sunflower pizza” with sun gold tomatoes and pistachio pesto, and ricotta ravioli with butter-poached lobster. Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar is located at 5958 South Dixie Highway. Street parking and parking garages are nearby.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Miami can finally keep up with Paris, Tokyo, and New York—like them, it now has an outpost of famed Chef Joël Robuchon’s L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon! After years of anticipation, the restaurant finally opened its South Florida location in late August. Go here for modern French cuisine and try to snag a seat at the restaurant’s signature, open-kitchen counter (it only seats 34 people). The menu has Robuchon’s iconic dishes, like his perfect “pommes purée” mashed potatoes, along with changing a la carte and tasting menus you’ll have to see (and taste!) to believe. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is located at 151 NE 41 Street, Suite 235. A public parking garage is available onsite.
Along with Joël Robuchon’s L’Atelier, the Design District was graced with Le Jardinier, a vegetable-driven restaurant rooted in classic French technique. The concept was created by longtime Robuchon protege Alain Verzeroli, who worked alongside the late chef for 21 years and helms the kitchen of the flagship location in New York City. While the menu isn’t vegetarian, plants play a major role here! Chef Leo Pablo serves sustainable meats, fish, poultry, vegetable-forward dishes and more, a lot of which are made with ingredients from Le Jardinier’s on-site garden. Le Jardiner is located at 151 NE 41 Street, Suite 135. A public parking garage is available onsite.
The Doral Yard
Anticipated opening: Late 2019
Opening in Downtown Doral, The Doral Yard will be a 20,000 square-foot, multi-use facility that has a micro food hall, a co-working café, three local food concepts and a full-service bar with everything from coffee to cocktails. It will be divided into three different areas (The Hub, CHARCOAL garden bar + grill and The Backyard), and will have a space where people can host large meetings, events, workshops, classes and more. The Doral Yard will be located at 8455 NW 53rd Street. A parking garage is available onsite.
Anticipated opening: October 2019
Chef Michael Beltran is bringing a new concept to town! And this time, it’s the elegant-meets-casual Navé. Chef Justin Flit of Proof Miami will work with Beltran on the project, and the menu will include fresh pastas made in-house, wood-fired pizzas and refined seafood dishes, all made with bold flavors. Wash your meal down with handcrafted cocktails from Beverage Director Bobby Gilardi, of nearby Ariete and Taurus.
Anticipated opening: November 2019
Floating above Lincoln Road, MILA will introduce a new style of cuisine to Miami: MediterrAsian. (And it’s exactly what it sounds like.) The rooftop restaurant and lounge will be helmed by Executive Chef Nicolas Mazier, of TATEL and Nobu, who will serve dishes like Japanese bouillabaisse soup, Daikon salad crab “roll” with lobster bisque and Ossetra caviar, and seared wagyu carpaccio with a black garlic emulsion. There will also be two bars, a main lounge and “V by MILA,” both of which will have drinks curated by DIAGEO World Class award-winning mixologists Jennifer Le Nechet and Mido Yahi. MILA will be located at 800 Lincoln Road. Street parking and parking garages are nearby.
Anticipated opening: October 2019
Another Robuchon protégé, pastry chef Salvatore Martone, is opening an innovative ice cream shop in Miami Design District. Unlike anything Miami has seen before, Frohzen will serve whimsical ice cream cupcakes, macaroon ice cream sandwiches, ice cream “cakesicles” and more. Frohzen will be located at 151 NE 41st Street. A public parking garage is available onsite.
Chica by Lorena Garcia
Anticipated opening: Fall 2019
Top Chef Masters veteran Lorena Garcia is teaming up with 50 Eggs to bring another location of Chica, Garcia’s Latin-American fusion restaurant in Vegas, to Edgewater. Taking over the former Soyka space, this spot will offer a menu of dishes that draw from the flavors and cooking styles of Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Peru. Think: a Meyer lemon chicken dish that takes 48 hours to prepare, an extensive ceviche bar, empanadas, arepas and even a “churrascaria” section with different kinds of steak. But the food isn’t the only thing that will draw you in. You can enjoy your lunch, dinner, late night and weekend brunch in a “musically charged” atmosphere with Latin sounds. Chica will be located at 5556 NE 4th Court. Valet will be available, and street parking is nearby.
Anticipated opening: September, 2019
David Grutman is back at it! Groot Hospitality has partnered with David “Papi” Einhorn to open Papi Steak in South of Fifth. This non-traditional take on a traditional steakhouse will have the hip atmosphere Grutman’s locales have become known for. At the center of the menu, find the dish the restaurant was named after—Papi Steak—a kosher steak plate that Einhorn is credited for creating when he famously ordered it at Grutman’s Brickell stunner, Komodo. Papi Steak will be located at 736 1st Street. Valet will be available, and street and public parking are nearby.
Anticipated opening: September 2019
South America’s popular Nikkei restaurant, Osaka, is debuting its first U.S. restaurant in Miami! Led by chefs Rogger Quispe and Juan Urrutia, this location of Osaka will follow the style of its nine others: fusing the healthy cooking techniques associated with Japanese cuisine with popular Peruvian flavors and ingredients. Expect a top-notch mixology program and food, like nigiri sushi livened up with umami flavors, Osaka’s famous wasabi ceviche, Nikkei omakase platters, izakaya-style platters and dishes with fresh vegetables, seafood, fish, Kobe beef, duck, chicken and more. Osaka will be located at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite CU3 and CU10. Valet will be available, and street parking and parking garages are nearby.