Closings

June 2021 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

Chef Timon Balloo brings Indian-inspired comfort food to Miami with his delivery-only restaurant, Balloo Wallah.
Chef Timon Balloo brings Indian-inspired comfort food to Miami with his delivery-only restaurant, Balloo Wallah. Photo courtesy of Balloo Wallah
click to enlarge Chef Timon Balloo brings Indian-inspired comfort food to Miami with his delivery-only restaurant, Balloo Wallah. - PHOTO COURTESY OF BALLOO WALLAH
Chef Timon Balloo brings Indian-inspired comfort food to Miami with his delivery-only restaurant, Balloo Wallah.
Photo courtesy of Balloo Wallah
June is the start of the Miami summer season and the restaurant scene is heating up.

Some of Miami's favorite chefs have opened new ventures, including Timon Balloo (Balloo Wallah), Adrianne Calvo (Forte by Chef Adrianne Calvo), and Benjamin Murray (Benh Mi).

One of Miami's most-loved eateries, the Local Craft Food & Drink, closed its doors after more than a decade in Coral Gables. (In an Instagram post announcing the closure, the management promised another project is in the works.) The Taco Spot, a favorite among Hollywood beachgoers, has closed.

In July, look forward to the reopenings of Jaguar Sun and Wood Tavern, along with the opening of Don's 5 Star Dive Bar by Kush Hospitality.
click to enlarge Behold the Benh Mi bánh mì. - PHOTO BY FUJIFILMGIRL
Behold the Benh Mi bánh mì.
Photo by FujifilmGirl
Openings
click to enlarge The Taco Spot has closed. - PHOTO BY LAINE DOSS
The Taco Spot has closed.
Photo by Laine Doss
Closings
  • The Local Craft Food & Drink
  • The Taco Spot
click to enlarge Don's 5 Star Dive Bar is restaurateur Matt Kuscher's first venture into the lounge arena. - PHOTO COURTESY OF KUSH HOSPITALITY
Don's 5 Star Dive Bar is restaurateur Matt Kuscher's first venture into the lounge arena.
Photo courtesy of Kush Hospitality
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
  • Bonci - Roman-style pizza to open at Cube Wynwood
  • Botanico Gin and Cookhouse - Opening in CocoWalk
  • Brasamasa - Opening in downtown Miami
  • Casa Mariano - Opening soon
  • Ceiba - Mead coming to Miami
  • Don's 5 Star Dive Bar
  • 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
  • Icebox Cafe - Opening in the Falls
  • John Martin’s Irish Pub - Returning to Coral Gables
  • The Joint of Miami - NJ Weedman opening a lounge in Wynwood.
  • La Bottega - Opening in 2021
  • Los Felix -Opening in Coconut Grove
  • The Loyal - New York brasserie coming to Miami
  • Margot - Bar Lab opening a wine bar in downtown Miami (pop-up now open)
  • Oche - Darts in a pub setting coming to South Beach.
  • Off Site - Steve Santana (Taquiza) and Adam Darnell (Boxelder) opening a nanobrewery in Little Haiti
  • Osteria Morini - Opening at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar
  • 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
  • Wood Tavern - Reopening soon
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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