September 2022 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

Chef Ambrely Ouimette is the mastermind behind the concoctions at Sushi Bar.
Chef Ambrely Ouimette is the mastermind behind the concoctions at Sushi Bar. Photo by Liam Brown
September saw the resurgence of Mandrake Miami and Fort Lauderdale Italian restaurant Timpano, while a beloved Coconut Grove hotel got a refurbishment and a new restaurant — Mayfair Grill.

Bar La Real in downtown Miami closed as Miami gets ready to embrace several new establishments by heavy hitters such as Antonio Bachour, Brad Kilgore, and Bar Lab. 
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Vice Burger has opened inside the Lincoln Eatery.
Photo courtesy of Vice Burger



282 NW 25th St., Miami

Capital Tacos

1900 NE Miami Ct., Miami


1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami


235 23rd St., Miami Beach


1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami

Hof's House of Sweets

601 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Joe's Pizza

240 NW 25th St., Miami

Kush at Clevelander South Beach

1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

Mandrake Miami

210 23rd St., Miami Beach

Mayfair Grill

3000 Florida Ave., Miami


8455 NW 53rd St., Doral

Pura Vida

6022 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami

QP Tapas

1831 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables

Spiked Rich Ice Cream

8550 NW 53rd St., Doral

Sproutz at the Aventura Mall

19565 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura

Sushi Bar

1435 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach


450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Vice Burger

723 Lincoln Ln N., Miami Beach

The Wrapper

Smorgasburg Miami
2600 NW Second Ave., Miami

Zazzy's Pizza

2525 NW Second Ave., Miami
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Bar La Real
Photo courtesy of Bar La Real


  • Bar La Real
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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
  • 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
  • Oro + Elixir - opening in Miami
  • Pastis - iconic NYC bistro coming to Wynwood
  • 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
  • Sweet Melody - ice cream scoop shop coming to Coral Gables
  • 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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