The Taurus started out on Main Highway in Coconut Grove in 1926. Back then it was a little cottage that served as a gathering place for locals, and remained the Grove's favorite spot to hoist brews and munch burgers until 2002 -- when the one-acre site was developed into Grove Garden residences. But The Taurus is coming back.
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This time around the restaurateur will be Tom Billante (Il Villagio, in Merrick Park, Carpaccio in Bal Harbour, Bella Luna and Trattoria Rosalia in Aventura, and Luna Café). Salvo Catania, who was once maitre d' at Billante's Mezzanote, will head up the management team. "We want this to be the Grove's corner pub," says Salvo, "where you can enjoy a refreshing beer and always count on getting a great burger."
Taurus will be part of a trilogy of eateries, which will also encompass Calamari Italian Seafood and La Bottega Italian Enoteca (scheduled to open later this summer). Location is same as it always was: 3540 Main Highway. Opening is set for July 4th, with a VIP party from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.