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March 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

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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.

Openings

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

Closings

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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