When a Miami restaurant closes, it usually slinks away in the middle of the night, leaving only note on it's door as a reminder of all the good times you had together.
Not Mai Tardi, the lively design district eatery known for beautiful al fresco dining. The restaurant will be officially closing its doors on February 11, after a lease buyout from Dacra. The reason for the closing? Extensive construction work which would interfere with Mai Tardi's business, which is mostly outdoors.
To celebrate it's closing, Mai Tardi is hosting a blowout party on
February 8 from 7 p.m. until closing. Graspa Group, owners of Mai
Tardi are inviting their other restaurants to join in on the fun, so
on Lincoln Road will provide a Prosecco bar from 7 to 9 p.m., and there
will be live performances, slide shows, and other surprises to be
It's still up in the air whether Mai Tardi plans to
reopen when construction is completed, but Dacra's CEO Craig Robbins is
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bullish on the restaurant's return to the design district, "We are
hopeful that one of my favorite cafes in the neighborhood, Mai Tardi,
will return after our planned expansion."