Openings

May 2019 Miami Restaurants Openings and Closings

click to enlarge Turtle cake at Ember. - RUBEN CABRERA @RUBENPICTURES
Turtle cake at Ember.
Ruben Cabrera @rubenpictures
Miami's dining scene exploded in May, when several of the city's best chefs opened much-anticipated eateries.

Brad Kilgore's Ember debuted in the Design District, and Coconut Grove saw the addition of Michael Schwartz's Tigertail + Mary.

Sadly, the city lost several fine establishments, including the Wynwood Yard and Soyka.

This month, Miami looks forward to the opening of Spanglish by Cocktail Cartel and Giorgio Rapicavoli, as well as Boia De, by the owners of La Pollita.
click to enlarge Chef Michael Schwartz - THE GENUINE HOSPITALITY GROUP
Chef Michael Schwartz
The Genuine Hospitality Group
Openings
Closings
  • Cibo Wine Bar
  • Glam Vegan
  • La Pollita
  • No Name Chinese
  • Soyka
  • The Wynwood Yard
click to enlarge Pasta at Macchialina - COURTESY OF MACCHIALINA
Pasta at Macchialina
Courtesy of Macchialina
Coming Attractions
  • Afishionado - Jeremy Ford to open seafood eatery
  • Amare - Italian in SoFi
  • Angelo Elia Pizza Bar - opening at Aventura ParkSquare
  • Balloo: Modern Home Cooking - opening in downtown Miami
  • Bar Lab - Opening in downtown Miami
  • Beefsteak - José Andrés' food truck will appear at FIU
  • Biscayne Bay Brewing - opening a second location in downtown Miami
  • Boia De - La Pollita owners opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant
  • Bonci - Roman-style pizza to open at Cube Wynwood
  • Brasamasa - opening in downtown Miami
  • Bulla Gastrobar - slated to open at the Falls in the fourth quarter of 2019
  • Bunnie Cakes - opening a location in Downtown Doral
  • El Bagel - opening permanent spot
  • Caja Caliente - opening in Coral Gables
  • The Cat's Meow Cafe - cat café coming to MiMo
  • Casa D'Angelo - opening in Aventura
  • Champion Burger - a new burger concept from the Coyo Taco people
  • Chicken Guy! - Guy Fieri opening a chicken tender shop at Aventura Mall
  • Dalia at the Celino South Beach Hotel - opening in South Beach
  • Descarga Brewing Company - opening in North Miami
  • Erba - Niven Patel opening an Italian concept
  • Esplanade at Aventura - New dining and shopping complex in Aventura with Jarana and more
  • Esotico - a tiki bar and restaurant by Graspa Group
  • G.L.O.W. - a fro-yo shop that donates all proceeds to charity opening in Wynwood
  • Gramps 2 - opening 2020
  • Gramps by the Sea - opening 2021
  • Hiyakawa - Wabi Sabi chef opening Wynwood restaurant
  • Icebox Cafe - opening at Aventura ParkSquare, the Falls, and Hallandale
  • Ichimi Ramen - coming to Midtown Miami
  • Ironside Bakery - fresh bread coming to Miami
  • Kosushi - Brazilian concept coming to Miami
  • La Estación American Brasserie - at Miami Brightline station
  • La Sandwicherie - opening in Wynwood and North Beach
  • Lost City Brewing Company - coming to North Miami
  • The Loyal - New York brasserie coming to Miami
  • Macchialina - Opening second location in Coral Gables
  • Marabu at Brickell City Centre - opening in early 2019
  • Off Site - Steve Santana (Taquiza) and Adam Darnell (Boxelder) opening a nano-brewery in Little Haiti
  • Osaka - Nikkei restaurant coming to Miami
  • Papi Steak - David Grutman opening in SoFi
  • Pubblica Italiana at the Celino South Beach Hotel - opening in South Beach
  • Punch Bowl Social - opening in Wynwood
  • Seawell Fish & Oyster - opening at Kimpton Angler's Hotel in South Beach
  • Shuckers - opening a location in South Beach
  • Sistrunk Market & Brewery - opening in Fort Lauderdale
  • Spanglish - opening in Wynwood
  • Trader Joe's - coming to South Beach
  • Uchi - Texas sushi coming to Miami
  • Unbranded Brewing Company - Hialeah's first brewery
  • Unseen Creatures - brewery opening soon
  • Vinaigrette - Danny Serfer opening a downtown Miami sub shop
  • Whole Foods Market - proposed megastore in Sunset Harbour and new Fort Lauderdale locations
  • Yeasty Brews - new brewery celebrating the fermentation process