March 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Spring is in the air, bringing new beginnings and lots of restaurant openings.

From small burger and beer joints to lavish multilevel dining experiences, it seems there's a new restaurant for just about everyone's taste and budget.

Notable openings include 1826 Restaurant & Lounge, Danny Grant's multilevel supper club; Touché Rooftop Lounge and Restaurant, Top Chef Carla Pellegrino's restaurant atop the E11even nightclub; and Taperia Raca, a new tapas concept by Eating House's Giorgio Rapicavoli and Alex Casanova.

Also notable is the growth of Wynwood as a dining destination with the imminent opening of Michael Shikany's namesake restaurant, set to launch today; the opening of Kush, the burger and beer joint by LoKal's Matt Kuscher; and Mmmm, in the old Lester's space.

Midtown Miami took a hit with the closing of Mercadito Midtown and George's Kitchen & Loft.


See also: 1826 Restaurant & Lounge: Gorgeous Food in a Mad Men Setting


Coming Attractions

  • Tom Colicchio's farm-to-table at the 1Hotel & Residences.
  • American Social - Fort Lauderdale gastropub opens in Brickell.
  • Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - to open in South Beach.
  • Aoki Teppanyaki - Coming to Dadeland.
  • Biscayne Brewing Co. - Fresh beer coming soon.
  • Brother Jimmy's BBQ - South Miami and Dolphin Mall locations coming soon.
  • China Grill - Moving to Brickell.
  • Cibo Wine Bar - The second location, coming soon.
  • Crust - Pizza on Brickell by Klime Kovaceski.
  • Finka Table & Tap - The CubanCube siblings to open a fusion gastropub.
  • Gravity Brewlab - Opening in Wynwood.
  • Habeas Corpus - A new restaurant by the B&S owners.
  • Ikea - Coming 2014
  • JugoFresh - Expanding their reach with locations in Miami Beach and Coral Gables announced.
  • L'Echon Brasserie - Another Pubbelly endeavor.
  • La Cantina 20 - Another Icon tenant getting set to move in.
  • Lokum Mediterranean Grill - Opening on Alton Road.
  • Loba - Latin cuisine in MiMo.
  • Lokum Mediterranean Grill - Opening on Alton Road.
  • My Pi - Custom pizza coming to CocoWalk.
  • Morimoto Restaurant - Opening in Shelborne South Beach
  • MIA Brewing Co. - Opening soon in Doral.
  • Miam Cafe - Opening in Wynwood.
  • Milk Burger - New York burger joint teasing us with hints of a Miami location.
  • Ms. Cheezious - The food truck is opening a shop.
  • My Ceviche - Coming to South Miami.
  • N Lounge - Kevin Cory to open a lounge next door to NAOE.
  • NaiYaRa - Chef Bee to open Thai Asian street food bistro in SoBe.
  • Natsusteak - Michael Mina rumored to be opening another restaurant at the Fontainebleau.
  • Panther Coffee is opening a location in MiMo.
  • Paraiso Bay will host a Michael Schwartz restaurant.
  • Pincho Factory - Opening another location in Hialeah.
  • Poor Man's Lobster - From the folks at Mandolin.
  • Prohibition - Opening in Midtown.
  • STK - Reopening.
  • Shikany - Opening in Wynwood.
  • Sienna Tavern - Fabio Viviani opening Italian restaurant in SoBe.
  • Wood Tavern - Opening a pizzeria next door, and an upstairs lounge.
  • Ten Fruits - Opening in Coral Gables with Panther Coffee and juicing.
  • Touche Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge - Carla Pellegrino to open a restaurant at the E11even.
  • J. Wakefield Brewing Company - Coming to Wynwood.
  • White Lotus - James Beard-winner Matthew Kenney brings the raw food movement to Wynwood.
  • ZTB - Zak the Baker opening a bakery/cafe in Wynwood.

Projects in the Works

  • An upscale restaurant and brewery is planned for the old Cooper Avenue space in South Beach.
  • Steve Martorano is closer than ever to opening a Miami Beach location.

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