From retro bars to Mediterranean menus, the new restaurants in Miami have something for every palette
There were a lot of eagerly awaited restaurant debuts around the end of 2022, including Gordon Ramsay's newest Miami endeavor and the return of fan favorites in new locations. This year, the dining destinations continue to grow, and we're covering the best of the best new restaurants in Miami.
We hope that this list will reflect the rich diversity of the city itself, from the types of food it features to the kind of people that run the businesses.
Discover the latest hotspots for new restaurants in Miami right here:
The Grove Bay Hospitality Group's vintage-style eatery is conveniently accessible by both land and sea, making Bayshore Club a versatile dining option for its patrons. Chef Jeff McInnis has designed a menu that combines traditional dishes with tropical flavors. Tacos, sliders, fish fried in batter, tartare cones stuffed with tuna, and grilled churrasco are just a few mouth-watering offerings on the menu.
Lost Boy & Co.'s hip choice for new restaurants in Miami particularly in Sunset Harbour serves up Cajun and Creole dishes with a seafood focus. With its convenient location on Miami Beach, Joliet hopes to bait visitors in with scrumptious seafood and a memorable experience. Chef Juan Garrido has prepared a menu of delicious options, such as rock shrimp po' boy sandwiches, oysters with roasted collard green butter, and fish crudo.
Aba is a Chicago import with a cuisine showcasing tastes from around the Mediterranean. Its founders are CJ Jacobson, a former Top Chef contestant and chef-partner, and Marc Jacobs, an industry veteran, and executive associate. Carrot and sunflower dips, hamachi, and shawarma-flavored skirt steak are just some of the delicious dishes on the menu. The bright and breezy 250-seat restaurant, located in Bal Harbour, maintains the Mediterranean vibe with olive trees, climbing ivy, Parisian lamp posts, and gilded Moroccan decor.
Major Food Group, the people behind Carbone, Sadelle's, and Dirty French, have opened a new, upscale Northern Italian restaurant in the Miami Design District. Contessa spans two stories and offers splendid servings of pasta and rich Italian main courses like grilled branzino. Diners get the full Lake Como experience with jewel-toned Art Deco flooring and Italian Murano lighting.
Eating House, a beloved Coral Gables eatery has reopened in a snazzy new spot not far from the old one. This upscale update on the original eatery has a bigger, more modern space, with a bar and a separate eating area for intimate gatherings. Along with its traditional fare, the restaurant offers refined versions of some of its most popular dishes, such as the cavatelli 'carbonara' and the famous dirt cup.
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