Biscayne Diner has closed, with windows papered up and all lights off. The telephone has also been disconnected.
The eatery, which opened in January 2015 at 8601 Biscayne Blvd., just north of the growing MiMo District, was supposed to be an upscale version of your friendly neighborhood diner.
The husband and wife team of Tara Nicosia and Alfredo Alvarez had grand plans for the small restaurant, with both having plenty of experience under their belts. Alvarez was the opening chef for the chic Seasalt & Pepper (now Seasalt) and Nicosia had previously opened a restaurant in her native New York City.
Biscayne Diner, however, never seemed to hit its stride. A day after it opened to the public, New Times writer Carla Torres found that about half the menu items weren't yet available. A few months later, the couple tried making pizzas in an attempt to hone in on the tastes of the neighborhood.Then, the restaurant, originally slated to be open around the clock, started keeping erratic hours — not opening until
Finally, the little diner closed.
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