April 2019 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

Pastelitos and more at Chug's.
Pastelitos and more at Chug's. Ariete

April saw a surprising number of restaurants that come with themes.

Now, in the Magic City, you can drink in an 80's-themed bar, dine in a working gallery, or pretend it's morning any time of the day at two new all-day breakfast restaurants.

Notable closings include Andrew Carmellini's the Dutch and Rosa Mexicano in South Beach. The Forge closed for renovations, and Knaus Berry Farm shuttered for the season.

In coming attractions, Time Out Market is set to open May 9 with 17 eateries, three bars, and a demo kitchen.
click to enlarge Pastelitos and more at Chug's. - ARIETE
Pastelitos and more at Chug's.

80's 305 Bar at Cafe La Trova

971 SW Eighth St., Miami

Bob’s Your Uncle

928 71st St., Miami Beach

Cao Bakery & Cafe

1420 Alton Rd., Miami Beach


3252 NE First Ave, Miami


444 Main Hwy., Suite 21, Coconut Grove


9715 NW 41st St., Doral

The Egg Spot

228 SE First St, Miami

Giache Crepes

295 NW 27th St., Miami

Gro Wynwood

2700 NW Second Ave., Miami

Honeybee Donuts

7388 Red Rd, South Miami


1250 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

Laid Fresh

250 NW 24th St, Miami

Leal Bistro + Art

2700 N Miami Ave., Miami

Mrs. Fields at Aventura Mall

19501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

The Pastrami Joint

370 NE 75th St., Miami

Pretzel Kings

2039 NW First Pl., Miami

Stefano Versace Gelato Bistro

1300 Brickell Bay Dr., Unit #CU2, Miami

The Sylvester

3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami

That's Mine Craft Burgers and Beer

14813 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach

Urban Bricks

6144 S Dixie Hwy., South Miami

click to enlarge COURTESY OF THE DUTCH
Courtesy of The Dutch
  • Baires Grill
  • The Dutch
  • The Forge - Closed for Renovations
  • Knaus Berry Farm - Closed for the season
  • La Creperie Cafe South Beach
  • Rosa Mexicano Lincoln Rd. location
Coming Attractions
  • Afishionado - Jeremy Ford to open seafood eatery
  • Amare - Italian in SoFi
  • Angelo Elia Pizza Bar - opening at Aventura ParkSquare
  • Beefsteak - Jose Andres' food truck will be appearing at FIU
  • Biscayne Bay Brewing - opening a second location in downtown Miami
  • Bonci - Roman-style pizza to open at Cube Wynwood
  • Bunnie Cakes - opening a second location in 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
  • Descarga Brewing Company - opening in North Miami
  • Dos Croquetas - popular croqueta delivery company opening a brick-and-mortar
  • Dunkanoo Kitchen - opening in Wynwood
  • Ember - Brad Kilgore concept to open in Paradise Plaza in the Design District
  • Erba - Niven Patel opening an Italian concept
  • 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
  • Honeybee Donuts - Opening second location at the Falls
  • Icebox Cafe - opening at Aventura ParkSquare, the Falls, and Hallandale
  • Kosushi - Brazilian concept coming to Miami
  • La Estación American Brasserie - at Miami Brightline station
  • Lost City Brewing Company - coming to North Miami
  • The Loyal - New York brasserie coming to Miami
  • Macchialina - Copening 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
  • Punch Bowl Social - opening in Wynwood
  • Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescadería - Hemingway-themed restaurant
  • Salty Donut - opening a location in South Miami
  • Seawell Fish & Oyster - opening at Kimpton Angler's Hotel
  • Shuckers - opening a second location in South Beach
  • Sistrunk Market & Brewery - opening in Fort Lauderdale
  • Spanglish - opening in Wynwood Starbucks - opening in Midtown Miami
  • Tigertail + Mary - Michael Schwartz opening a veg-friendly spot in Coconut Grove
  • Time Out Market - food hall opening on Lincoln Road in South Beach
  • 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 sub shop
  • Whole Foods Market - proposed megastore in Sunset Harbour and new Fort Lauderdale locations
  • Yeasty Brews - new brewery celebrating the fermentation process
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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