October 2022 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

Contessa has opened in Miami.
Contessa has opened in Miami. Photo courtesy of Major Food Group
It's fall in the Magic City, and Miami's dining scene is heating up as the temperatures cool down.

Notable restaurant openings include Contessa, a Northern Italian trattoria from Major Food Group, and Puttshack, a high-tech mini golf emporium with food and drinks.

And, Miamians will rejoice in the annual reopenings of two beloved establishments: Joe's Stone Crab and Knaus Berry Farm.
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A platter of Joe's stone crabs
Photo courtesy of Joe's Stone Crab


Bandidos Taqueria

7800 NW 25th St., Doral


140 NE 39th St., Miami


300 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Carrot Express

2440 NE Miami Gardens Dr., Aventura


111 NE 40th St., Miami

Frank Pepe Pizzeria

341 N. University Dr., Plantation


1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami

Imperial Moto Café

19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura


3201 NE First Ave., Miami

Joe's Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Knaus Berry Farm

15980 SW 248th St., Homestead

Low Key

7127 NW Second Ave., Miami

Naked Farmer

137 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables


701 S. Miami Ave., Miami


10534 SW Eighth St., Miami

Sipsip Calypso Rum Bar

3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove

Sushi Bar

1435 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach

Sweet Melody

3814 SW Eighth St, Coral Gables

Talkin' Tacos

172 NW 24th St., Miami

Wet Miami

1110 S. Miami Ave., Miami

Wildfire by Meat N' Bone

3501 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami

The Wrapper

Smorgasburg Miami
2600 NW Second Ave., Miami


No notable closings
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Brad Kilgore (left), Elad Zvi, and Gabe Orta will head up the food and beverage at Arlo Wynwood.
Photo by Roberto Genao

Coming Attractions

  • Angelo Elia Pizza Bar - opening at Aventura Parksquare
  • Arlo Wynwood - hotel with multiple eating and drinking establishments by Bar Lab and Brad Kilgore
  • Apocalypse BBQ - pop-up opening a brick-and-mortar
  • Avra Estiatorio Miami at the Estates at Acqualina - opening soon
  • Balagan - opening soon
  • Beauty and the Butcher - Jeremy Ford and Grove Bay Hospitality Group opening a restaurant
  • Biscayne Bay Brewing - opening a location in downtown Miami
  • Black Tap - New York burger and shake restaurant opening in Brickell
  • Bodega Taqueria - locations in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and more coming soon
  • Bouchon Bistro - Thomas Keller brings his bistro to Coral Gables
  • Brasamasa - opening in downtown Miami
  • Brasserie Laurel - Michael Beltran opening a brasserie
  • Brooklyn Dumpling Shop - automated dumpling shop opening in Wynwood
  • Café Habana - New York restaurant opening in Brickell
  • Dream State Brewing - Opening at Sistrunk Marketplace
  • Eating House - Giorgio Rapicavoli reopening his Coral Gables favorite
  • Eataly - coming to Miami
  • 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
  • Dairy Goods - opening first Miami location
  • 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 pizza coming to South Florida
  • Gramps 2 - opening soon
  • Gramps by the Sea - opening soon
  • Hell's Kitchen - Gordon Ramsay brings his reality-themed restaurant to Miami
  • 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 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
  • Max'd Out Donuts - Max Santiago opening a doughnut shop
  • Maple & Ash - Chicago steakhouse opening at Miami Worldcenter
  • MaryGold's - Brad Kilgore and Bar Lab's signature restaurant at the Arlo Wynwood
  • Michy's Kitchen Shack - Michelle Bernstein opening a fast-casual fried chicken restaurant
  • News Cafe - iconic South Beach restaurant to reopen
  • Noma Beach at Redfish - Donatella Arpaia breathes new life into a Miami gem
  • Oro + Elixir - opening in Miami
  • Pastis - iconic NYC bistro coming to Wynwood
  • Plum Market - Opening in Aventura
  • Pubbelly Sushi - expanding with several new locations
  • Pura Vida - opening in West Palm Beach
  • Rao's - classic NYC red sauce restaurant opening in Miami Beach
  • Sant Ambroeus - opening at Bal Harbour Shops
  • The Salty - opening in Coconut Grove
  • Sports & Social - sports bar and entertainment complex opening in Miami
  • Sprouts Farmers Market - opening in Miami
  • Sra. Martinez - Michelle Bernstein bringing back the beloved restaurant
  • Stalk & Spade - plant-based, fast-casual restaurant coming to South Florida
  • Tablé - Antonio Bachour opening a Design District restaurant
  • Trader Joe's - Opening in Edgewater
  • Tropical Distillers - distillery opening in Allapattah
  • Whole Foods Market - opening in Edgewater; proposed megastore in Sunset Harbour and new Fort Lauderdale locations
  • Wicked Lick - Key West nitro ice cream shop looking to open in Miami
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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.
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