November 2021 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

HaSalon opened in Miami Beach (New York location pictured).
HaSalon opened in Miami Beach (New York location pictured). Photo by Melissan Hom
Miami's restaurant scene historically blossoms each November as eatery owners try to open in time for Miami Art Week and season. This year was no exception.

Notable openings included the buzzworthy HaSalon, the reopening of Dune by Laurent Tourondel, and Off Site — a collaboration between Taquiza's Steve Santana and Boxelder's Adam Darnell.

In December, anticipate the months-awaited reopening of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and the opening of the Katherine by Timon and Marissa Balloo.
click to enlarge Chef Laurent Tourondel helms the kitchen at Dune. - PHOTO COURTESY OF LAURENT TOURONDEL
Chef Laurent Tourondel helms the kitchen at Dune.
Photo courtesy of Laurent Tourondel

No Notable Closings
click to enlarge Chef and restaurateur Michael Schwartz at his Miami restaurant Michael's Genuine. - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GENUINE HOSPITALITY GROUP
Chef and restaurateur Michael Schwartz at his Miami restaurant Michael's Genuine.
Photo courtesy of The Genuine Hospitality Group
Coming Attractions
  • Aba - Opening at Bal Harbour Shops
  • Afishionado - Jeremy Ford to open seafood restaurant
  • All Day - Reopening in Miami
  • 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
  • Biscayne Bay Brewing - Opening a location, in downtown Miami
  • Brasamasa - Opening in downtown Miami
  • Brasserie Laurel - Michael Beltran opening a brasserie
  • Brooklyn Dumpling Shop - Automated dumpling shop opening in Wynwood.
  • Delilah - Upscale eatery and lounge opening in Brickell
  • Eating House - Giorgio Rapicavoli reopening his Coral Gables favorite.
  • 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
  • Felice - Opening at Bal Harbour Shops
  • Ford's Garage. Automotive-themed burger and beer joint opening in South Florida
  • The Forge - David Grutman to reopen this iconic Miami Beach restaurant
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria. Connecticut apizza coming to South Florida.
  • Gramps 2 - Opening soon
  • Gramps by the Sea - Opening 2021
  • The Henry - Los Angeles brunch spot opening in Miami
  • Icebox Cafe - Opening in the Falls
  • Joe's Pizza - NYC staple coming to Miami
  • John Martin’s Irish Pub - Returning to Coral Gables
  • Julia & Henry's - Food hall opening in Downtown Miami
  • The Katherine. Timon and Marissa Balloo open a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale
  • La Bottega - Opening in 2021
  • 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.
  • Maple & Ash - Chicago steakhouse opening at Miami WorldCenter
  • Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Reopening with a fresh look
  • Old Greg's Pizza - Returning to Miami
  • Pastis - Iconic NYC bistro coming to Wynwood
  • Pubbelly Sushi - Expanding with several new locations
  • 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
  • Stalk & Spade - Plant-based fast casual restaurant coming to South Florida
  • Sunny's Someday Steakhouse - Returning to Lot 6
  • Sushi Garage - Opening in CocoWalk
  • Trader Joe's - Sources say locations are opening in Edgewater
  • Tropezon - Tapas bar opening in South Beach
  • Tropical Distillers - Distillery opening in Allapattah
  • 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
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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