Closer Look: New Times' Best Reviewed Restaurants of 2017 — So Far

Closer Look: New Times' Best Reviewed Restaurants of 2017 — So Far

So far, 2017 has been a year of big openings and bigger expectations on Miami’s restaurant scene. The SLS Brickell illustrates the trend via new offerings from both Spanish superchef José Andrés and local hero Michael Schwartz. Then there’s Kris Wessel, whose short-lived Oolite and beloved Red Light Little River still linger on our palates as we await his forthcoming Caribbean barbecue spot. Meanwhile, new projects from chefs Jeremy Ford, Jeff McInnis, and Norman Van Aken are in the works. By contrast, the best restaurants New Times reviewed during the first months of 2017 are mostly small scale and overseen by names you might not know. They offer Mexican, Filipino, Thai, and Chinese fare. One is both old and new — a second outlet for a wildly popular oyster restaurant in a classic North Miami location. Another, in the unpredictable South of Fifth neighborhood, is a pricey-but-worth-it masterpiece by a Philadelphia culinary genius and friends.

Photography by CandaceWest.com


So far, 2017 has been a year of big openings and bigger expectations on Miami’s restaurant scene. The SLS Brickell illustrates the trend via new offerings from both Spanish superchef José Andrés and local hero Michael Schwartz. Then there’s Kris Wessel, whose short-lived Oolite and beloved Red Light Little River still linger on our palates as we await his forthcoming Caribbean barbecue spot. Meanwhile, new projects from chefs Jeremy Ford, Jeff McInnis, and Norman Van Aken are in the works. By contrast, the best restaurants New Times reviewed during the first months of 2017 are mostly small scale and overseen by names you might not know. They offer Mexican, Filipino, Thai, and Chinese fare. One is both old and new — a second outlet for a wildly popular oyster restaurant in a classic North Miami location. Another, in the unpredictable South of Fifth neighborhood, is a pricey-but-worth-it masterpiece by a Philadelphia culinary genius and friends.

Photography by CandaceWest.com
X

Use Current Location

Related Locations

miles
Cake Thai

80 NW 29th St.
Miami, FL 33127

305-573-5082

cakethaimiami.com

miles
Olla - Closed

1233 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

786-717-5400

ollamiami.com

miles
Chinese Guy

10340 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33174

305-227-3111

chineseguy.us

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >