December 2022 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

Eating House returns to the Miami dining scene with a larger space, new menu items, and a full liquor bar.
Eating House returns to the Miami dining scene with a larger space, new menu items, and a full liquor bar. Eating House photo
The last month of 2022 saw some significant restaurant openings and the closure of two beloved spots.

Giorgio Rapicavoli reopened Eating House. The much-adored Coral Gables restaurant started as an evening pop-up. It achieved much success before closing at its original location. Now, Rapicavoli has opened a much more sophisticated version of the restaurant just a few blocks from the original.

After earning a Michelin star for Stubborn Seed, Jeremy Ford and Grove Bay Hospitality Group have opened a second endeavor. Beauty and the Butcher (named after Ford, "the butcher," and his daughter, "the beauty") opened as an upscale neighborhood bistro in Coral Gables.

Finally, Michael Beltran, who earned a Michelin star for Ariete and a Bib Gourmand for Chug's Diner, opened Brasserie Laurel in Downtown Miami.

Sadly, December saw the closing of the original Shenanigan's in Hollywood (the much larger Dania Beach location still thrives), and Via Verdi, the charming Italian bistro in Miami's MiMo District, which closed its doors after serving customers for almost a decade.
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Jeremy Ford opens Beauty and the Butcher.
Grove Bay Group photo


Beauty and the Butcher

6915 Red Rd., Coral Gables

Brasserie Laurel

698 NE First Ave., Miami

Eating House

128 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables

Fabel Miami

50 NW 24 St., Miami

First Watch

3737 NW 87th Ave., Doral


1209 17th St., Miami Beach

Just Salad

2346 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables


232 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

The Maiz Project

1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach

Max'd Out Donuts

14871 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach

Mila Omakase

1636 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach

Noma Beach at Redfish

9610 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables
305- 668-8788

Paperfish Sushi South Beach

432 Española Way, Miami Beach

Six Pack Burger

18106 W. Dixie Hwy., Miami

Sushi By Bou

1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami


1688 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach

Tambourine Room

6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Victoria's Vinos & Vermouth

3190 Commodore Plz., Miami

Walrus Rodeo

5143 NE Second Ave., Miami


1395 Brickell Ave., Miami


  • Shenanigans
  • Via Verdi
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Gordon Ramsay will open an outpost of Lucky Cat in Miami in 2022.
Lucky Cat photo

Coming Attractions

  • Angelo Elia Pizza Bar-opening at  Aventura Parksquare
  • Anthony's Runway 84 - reopening soon
  • Apocalypse BBQ - pop-up opening a brick-and-mortar
  • Balagan- opening soon
  • Biscayne Bay Brewing - opening a location in downtown Miami
  • Black Tap - New York burger and shake restaurant opening in Brickell
  • Bodega Taqueria - locations in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and more coming soon
  • Bouchon Bistro - Thomas Keller brings his bistro to Coral Gables
  • Brasamasa - opening in downtown Miami
  • Brasserie Laurel - Michael Beltran opening a brasserie
  • Brooklyn Dumpling Shop - automated dumpling shop opening in Wynwood
  • Café Habana - New York restaurant opening in Brickell
  • Dream State Brewing - Opening at Sistrunk Marketplace
  • Eating House - Giorgio Rapicavoli reopening his Coral Gables favorite
  • Eataly - coming to Miami
  • 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
  • Dairy Goods - opening first Miami location
    Felice - Opening in Brickell
  • The Forge - David Grutman to reopen this iconic Miami Beach restaurant
  • Gramps 2 - opening soon
  • Gramps by the Sea - opening soon
  • Hell's Kitchen - Gordon Ramsay brings his reality-themed restaurant to Miami
  • The Henry - Los Angeles brunch spot opening in Miami
  • Icebox Cafe - opening in the Falls
  • Julia & Henry's - food hall opening in downtown Miami
  • The Loyal - New York brasserie coming to Miami
  • Lucky Cat - Gordon Ramsay is bringing his Asian-inspired restaurant to Miami Beach
  • Mai-Kai - beloved restaurant reopening in the future
  • Marina Village - Opening in Fort Lauderdale
  • Ma/re - Opening in Miami
  • Maple & Ash - Chicago steakhouse opening at Miami Worldcenter
  • Michy's Kitchen Shack - Michelle Bernstein opening a fast-casual fried chicken restaurant
  • News Cafe - iconic South Beach restaurant to reopen
  • Oro + Elixir - opening in Miami
  • Pastis - iconic NYC bistro coming to Wynwood
  • Pubbelly Sushi - expanding with several new locations
  • Pura Vida - opening in West Palm Beach
  • Rao's - classic NYC red sauce restaurant opening in Miami Beach
  • Sant Ambroeus - opening at Bal Harbour Shops
  • The Salty - opening in Coconut Grove
  • Sports & Social - sports bar and entertainment complex opening in Miami
  • Sprouts Farmers Market - opening in Miami
  • Sra. Martinez - Michelle Bernstein is bringing back the beloved restaurant
  • Stalk & Spade - plant-based, fast-casual restaurant coming to South Florida
  • Sugar Factory - opening at Firestone Garage
  • Tablé - Antonio Bachour opening a Design District restaurant
  • Trader Joe's - opening in Edgewater
  • Whole Foods Market - opening in Edgewater; proposed megastore in Sunset Harbour and new Fort Lauderdale locations
  • Wicked Lick - Key West nitro ice cream shop looking to open in Miami
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