Closings

September 2021 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

Winker's Diner opens at the Firestone Garage building in Miami Beach.
Winker's Diner opens at the Firestone Garage building in Miami Beach. Photo courtesy of Groot Hospitality
September saw a rush of activity on Miami's culinary scene.

Highlights include David Grutman's trio of eateries at Miami Beach's Firestone Garage, the reopening of Michael Beltran's Chug's, and the grand opening of the Pool Hall above Red Rooster Overtown.

Sadly, Miami bid farewell to Sparky's Roadside Barbecue in September.

Looking ahead, Michael Schwartz is set to open Harry's Pizzeria in Miami Beach and two local favorites — Eating House and Mai-Kai — have announced plans to reopen.
click to enlarge A staircase to history at the Pool Hall at Red Rooster Overtown. - PHOTO BY LAINE DOSS
A staircase to history at the Pool Hall at Red Rooster Overtown.
Photo by Laine Doss
Openings
click to enlarge Miami will miss Sparky's chicken wings. - PHOTO COURTESY OF SPARKY'S ROADSIDE BARBECUE
Miami will miss Sparky's chicken wings.
Photo courtesy of Sparky's Roadside Barbecue
Closings
  • Over Under (closed temporarily for beverage sales but serving food on the patio)
  • Pizza Rustica (Lincoln Road location only)
  • Sparky's Roadside Barbecue
click to enlarge Mak-Kai has plans to reopen. - PHOTO BY CANDACEWEST.COM
Mak-Kai has plans to reopen.
Photo by CandaceWest.com
Coming Attractions
  • Aba - Opening at Bal Harbour Shops
  • Afishionado - Jeremy Ford to open seafood restaurant
  • 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
  • Barbakoa - Eileen Andrade opening a restaurant at the Doral Yard
  • Biscayne Bay Brewing - Opening a location, in downtown Miami
  • Botanico Gin and Cookhouse - Opening in CocoWalk
  • Brasamasa - Opening in downtown Miami
  • Brasserie Laurel - Michael Beltran opening a brasserie
  • Ceiba - Mead coming to Miami
  • Delilah - Upscale eatery and lounge opening in Brickell
  • Dune - Reopening with Laurent Tourondel at the helm
  • 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
  • The Forge - David Grutman to reopen this iconic Miami Beach restaurant
  • Gramps 2 - Opening soon
  • Gramps by the Sea - Opening 2021
  • Harry's Pizzeria - Michael Schwartz opening a Harry's in Miami Beach
  • 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
  • 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
  • Off Site - Steve Santana (Taquiza) and Adam Darnell (Boxelder) opening a nanobrewery in Little Haiti
  • 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
  • Sushi Garage - Opening in CocoWalk
  • Trader Joe's - Sources say locations are opening in Coral Gables and 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