August 2021 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

Lost & Found, the new speakeasy inside Sistrunk Marketplace.
Lost & Found, the new speakeasy inside Sistrunk Marketplace. Photo courtesy of Society Hospitality Group

Several new Miami eating and drinking establishments opened in August, heating up the midsummer month.

Openings include Lost & Found, a hidden speakeasy inside Sistrunk Marketplaces in Fort Lauderdale and Oche, a "gastro gaming" lounge and restaurant in South Beach.

In September, Miamians can look forward to the opening of Davie Grutman's restaurant trio — Sushi Fly Chicken, Winker's Diner, and Toothfairy — all housed inside the former Firestone Garage in Miami Beach.
click to enlarge Oche has opened its first stateside "gastro gaming" lounge, in Miami Beach. - PHOTO COURTESY OF OCHE
Oche has opened its first stateside "gastro gaming" lounge, in Miami Beach.
Photo courtesy of Oche
click to enlarge The oversized bar at Winker's Diner. - PHOTO BY LAINE DOSS
The oversized bar at Winker's Diner.
Photo by Laine Doss
Coming Attractions
  • Aba - Opening at Bal Harbour Shops
  • Afishionado - Jeremy Ford to open seafood restaurant
  • Angelo Elia Pizza Bar - Opening at Aventura ParkSquare
  • Avra Estiatorio Miami at the Estates at Acqualina - Opening soon
  • The Baked Bear - Coming to Wynwood and Sawgrass Mills
  • Barbakoa - Eileen Andrade opening a restaurant at the Doral Yard
  • Biscayne Bay Brewing - Opening a location, in downtown Miami
  • Botanico Gin and Cookhouse - Opening in CocoWalk
  • Brasamasa - Opening in downtown Miami
  • Brasserie Laurel - Michael Beltran opening a brasserie
  • Casa Mariano - Opening soon
  • Ceiba - Mead coming to Miami
  • Delilah - Upscale eatery and lounge opening in Brickell.
  • Dune - Reopening with Laurent Tourondel at the helm.
  • El Vecino - Michael Beltran opening a cigar lounge
  • Etta - Chicago transplant opening at Miami WorldCenter
  • Esplanade at Aventura - New dining and shopping complex in Aventura with Jarana and more
  • Felice - Opening at Bal Harbour Shops
  • Firestone Garage - Three concepts under one roof by Groot Hospitality
  • The Forge - David Grutman to reopen this iconic Miami Beach restaurant
  • Gramps 2 - Opening soon
  • Gramps by the Sea - Opening 2021
  • Harry's Pizzeria - Michael Schwartz opening a Harry's in Miami Beach
  • Icebox Cafe - Opening in the Falls
  • John Martin’s Irish Pub - Returning to Coral Gables
  • La Bottega - Opening in 2021
  • Los Felix -Opening in Coconut Grove
  • The Loyal - New York brasserie coming to Miami
  • Lucky Cat - Gordon Ramsay is bringing his Asian-inspired restaurant to Miami Beach
  • Maple & Ash - Chicago steakhouse opening at Miami WorldCenter
  • Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Reopening with a fresh look
  • Off Site - Steve Santana (Taquiza) and Adam Darnell (Boxelder) opening a nanobrewery in Little Haiti
  • Pastis - Iconic NYC bistro coming to Wynwood
  • Pura Vida - Opening in West Palm Beach
  • Saint Ambroeus - Opening at Bal Harbour Shops
  • Sexy Fish - Opening in Brickell
  • Shoma Bazaar - Food hall opening in Doral
  • Skinny Latina Healthy Kitchen & Market - Opening in Coral Gables
  • Sprouts Farmers Market - Coming to Miami
  • Sushi Garage - Opening in CocoWalk
  • Trader Joe's - Sources say locations are opening in Coral Gables and Edgewater
  • Tropezon - Tapas bar opening in South Beach
  • True Food Kitchen - Health-driven restaurant and bar opening at the Falls
  • Whole Foods Market - Proposed megastore in Sunset Harbour and new Fort Lauderdale locations
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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.
Contact: Laine Doss