Miami's Most Notable Restaurant Openings and Closings of 2016

Glass & Vine to open in January.
Glass & Vine to open in January.
Photo courtesy Glass & Vine

Happy New Year.

In 2016, Americans elected Donald Trump president and lost some of the best-loved names in sports and entertainment. But last year wasn't all bad. Miami gained some significant new restaurants, firmly sealing our place in the world as a bastion of good dining.

It's also a good sign that fewer restaurants closed in the past year, although the demise of beloved spots such as Cena by Michy and S&S Diner hit especially hard. Looking back, it was a banner year for the local food scene. Here's a list of the most notable restaurant openings of 2016, followed by a list of closings.

Ariete's Michael Beltran
Ariete's Michael Beltran
Courtesy of Ariete

Notable Openings 2016

  • Ariete (3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove)
  • El Patio (167 NW 23rd St., Miami)
  • French 27 (850 Commerce St., Miami Beach)
  • Ichimi (2330 Salzedo St., Coral Gables)
  • Puroroast Coffee (632 S. Miami Ave., Miami)
  • Spring Chicken (1514 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables)
  • Threefold Café (6907 Red Rd., South Miami)
  • Trust & Co. (2 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables)
The Sarsaparilla Club
The Sarsaparilla Club


  • Ichimi (2330 Salzedo St.,Coral Gables)
  • Kaori (1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami)
  • Pincho Factory (950 W. 12th Ave., Hialeah)
  • Plant Food + Wine (105 NE 24th St., Miami)
  • River Yacht Club and VanDutch Lounge (401 SW Third Ave., Miami)
  • The Sarsaparilla Club at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach
  • Spasso (3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove)
  • Zest at Southeast Financial Center (200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami.)
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The Anderson
Courtesy of the Anderson


  • The Anderson
  • Antica Mare Ristorante (7999 NE Bayshore Ct., Miami)
  • Bachour Bakery + Bistro
  • Farinelli 1937 (3199 Commodore Plaza, Miami)
  • Glass & Vine (2820 McFarlane Rd., Miami)
  • Grown
  • Stellino's (8550 NW 53rd St., Doral)
  • Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen (1250 S Miami Ave., Miami)
Classic cocktails at Pawn Broker.
Classic cocktails at Pawn Broker.
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  • Caviar Russe at Four Seasons Miami (1435 Brickell Ave., Miami)
  • Dragonfly (5241 NW 87th Ave., Doral)
  • PB Station at the Langford Hotel (121 SE First St., Miami)
  • Pawn Broker at the Langford Hotel (121 SE First St., Miami)
  • Philly Grub (99 NW 54th St., Miami)
  • SoCal Taco (141 SW Seventh St. Miami)
  • Vice City Bean (657 N. Miami Ave., Miami)
Order up at All Day.
Order up at All Day.
Photo by Zachary Fagenson


  • All Day
  • Baby Jane
  • CREAM (18719 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura)
  • Honeybee Doughnuts (7388 Red Rd., South Miami)
  • JoJo Tea Tasting Room (951 S. LeJeune Rd., Coral Gables)
  • Lincoln's Beard Brewing Company (7360 SW 41st St., Miami)
  • Quinto La Huella
  • The Spillover (2911 Grand Ave., Miami)
  • Tap 42
TacoCraft TacosEXPAND
TacoCraft Tacos
JEY Hospitality Group


  • Bianchini Mercato (220 NW 27th St., Miami)
  • Chef Leon
  • LT Steak & Seafood at the Betsy Hotel
  • Laduree (4025 NE Second Ave., Miami)
  • Sugafina at Aventura Mall
  • Sushi Maki
  • TacoCraft (5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami)
  • Taste Buds of India (5850 Sunset Dr., South Miami)
Vagabond burger
Vagabond burger


  • Biscayne Bay Brewing Company (8000 NW 25th St., Suite 500, Doral)
  • Lilikoi Organic Living (500 South Pointe Dr., Miami Beach)
  • STK Miami at ME by Melia (1100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami)
  • Sugar at East, Miami
  • Vagabond Kitchen & Bar

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