Miami’s New Restaurant Openings – January 2023

Miami’s New Restaurant Openings – January 2023

If you tried to keep track of every brand new restaurant in Miami, you might go a little bit crazy. So just read this list instead. These are the new restaurant openings we think you should know about—although keep in mind, we haven’t been to all of them. And for the ones we haven’t tried, we make no promises. If you’re looking for the new restaurants we’ve already checked out and loved, go to our Hit List.


The Boia De team opened Walrus Rodeo in the same plaza this month. Their menu includes dishes like potato gnocchi, white anchovy and maple brown butter pizza, lamb ragu lasagna, and carrot tartare. Getting a reservation online is easier than Boia De too (and we’ve already added this place to our Hit List).

Caracas Bakery, one of Miami’s best bakeries, just opened a second location in MiMo. The new spot has an expanded menu, more space to sit and eat, and the same great cachitos.

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Coral Gables welcomed the second version of Eating House, which closed in 2021. This time, Eating House relocated a couple storefronts over from its sister restaurant, Luca Osteria. The new menu includes brussels sprouts caesar, crispy cheese and pineapple, and halibut in a vanilla bean “au poivre” sauce.

Vicky’s House Milkshake Bar is now Victoria’s Vinos y Vermuteria, a narrow bar that serves various sweet and bitter vermouths neat or on the rocks (including some made in-house). There are also Spanish ciders, wines, and small bites—like charcuterie and tea sandwiches.

The Stubborn Seed team opened Beauty & The Butcher in Coral Gables this month. Their menu consists of seasonal dishes like snow peas caesar salad and features a selection of different meats like smoked beef rib with winter pickled vegetables.

Tacombi (whose delightful website brings us back to the days of dial-up) is a taqueria with multiple locations in New York. They’ve opened their second Miami location in South Beach, and have a small menu that focuses on tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and margaritas.

The Lost Boy and Tropezón team opened a new South Beach spot. It’s a seafood bistro with a raw bar and cocktail bar. You can see the full menu online.

After bouncing around as a pop-up, Square Pie City now has its own restaurant just outside the Design District in the former Harry’s Pizza space. They serve big, thick (and good) slices of Detroit-style pizza.


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The Ariete team’s newest restaurant is located in Downtown’s (also new) Miami Worldcenter. It’s serving “French-inspired Miami cuisine.” The menu includes boeuf en croûte, escargot in vol-au-vent, frog legs, and seared foie gras.

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This bakery is a former pandemic pop-up that found a permanent home in Little River. They make cinnamon rolls, shokupan, and black sesame shortbread cookies. We’ve already added them to our Hit List.

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MaryGold’s, a collaboration with the team from Broken Shaker, is a “Florida brasserie” located inside the new Arlo Hotel in Wynwood. The menu includes caviar, porcelet, hand cut tagliatelle, and big steaks.

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Jass Kitchen is a Mediterranean restaurant in Buena Vista that has live jazz, reasonable prices, and a very date night-appropriate interior. That’s why we’ve already added it to our Best Miami Restaurants For Date Night guide.

This Israeli restaurant in Buena Vista is currently taking reservations for their eight-course Kitchen Confidential Dinner Series—a $120 set menu. They have two seating times available, each two and a half hours long.

Avra, which has locations in New York and Beverly Hills, is a Greek restaurant that opened in Sunny Isles. You can see their full menu online.

Fabel is Mykonos-inspired restaurant that opened in Wynwood. This Mediterranean spot has outdoor seating, and reservations can be made online.

Enrique Tomás—known for international stores that specialize in jamón ibérico—opened a restaurant in Wynwood. It serves Spanish food and—of course—jamon.

Estacion Central Miami is a Spanish tapas restaurant that opened inside the Langford Hotel in Downtown. They serve Galicean-style octopus, patatas bravas, paella, basque cheesecake, and more.

Tambourine Room is a small tasting menu spot inside the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort that combines French cuisine and Asian influences. They’re currently serving three courses at 6pm ($140 per person) and six courses at 8:30pm ($215 per person).

Sushi By Bou is a restaurant with multiple locations—including several in New York and Chicago. This place used to operate out of the Versace Mansion in South Beach. Now it’s in the SLS Hotel in Brickell. The omakase offers 12 and 17-course options ranging from $60 to $100 per person. You can make reservations online.


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Bocadoro is a new vendor inside the Design District’s MIA Market. They serve Spanish sandwiches with pan de cristal imported from Barcelona, salads, a Basque cheesecake, and more.

Contessa is an upscale Italian restaurant also located in the Design District. It’s quite pink inside and comes from the same restaurant group as Carbone.

Oh, would you look at that—another upscale Italian restaurant opened in the Design District. This one is called Sofia, they have outdoor seating, and it’s also very pink.

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Level 6 is a rooftop spot in Coconut Grove, located above the restaurant Amal. It has a good view, cocktails, and a small menu of mostly tapas.

This casual plant-based Brickell restaurant has a menu that includes toasts, vegan grilled cheese, salads, bowls, wraps, and plant-based burgers.

Wet is a very big, nautical Brickell clubstaurant serving seafood and steak. The restaurant also features various live entertainment acts in the dining room.


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QP Tapas is a new dinner concept that takes over Coral Gables’ MKT Kitchen on Friday and Saturday night. The menu is a mix of Spanish tapas and Izakaya-inspired dishes—like uni risotto, boquerones, and okonomiyaki with your choice of mushroom or chorizo. We’ve already added it to our Hit List.

Mayfair Grill is a restaurant inside Coconut Grove’s recently renovated Mayfair House Hotel. It comes from the team behind Lost Boy and Tropezón and serves Sonoran-inspired food. The menu has wood-fired dishes like roasted squash, braised lamb shank, and more.

Sipsip is another concept inside the Mayfair House Hotel. It’s a poolside rooftop bar and restaurant serving a mix of Bahamian food and Florida seafood like fish dip and fried oyster sliders.

Sushi | Bar is a $175 per person, 16-course (not including dessert) omakase inside South Beach’s Esmé Hotel.

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Itálica is a spritz bar and Italian restaurant in Midtown. They have a make-your-own spritz bar and a menu with pizza, pasta, roasted fish and meat, and more.

Joe’s is a classic NYC slice shop that opened a location in Wynwood. They serve slices and whole pies. You can take it to-go or eat on one of the stools in the small dining room.


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Miami Slice is a tiny NY-style pizza shop on the northern edge of Downtown. They have counter seating and a small menu that includes whole pies and slices. It’s truly some of the best pizza we’ve ever had, and they’re already on the Hit List.

The always-expanding Miami burger spot Kush has a new location inside South Beach’s Clevelander Hotel. The space is decorated with lots of Miami sports memorabilia and has plenty of TVs. This location has a new cocktail menu, and serves the same burgers and bar food you can find at other Kush locations.

Speaking of expanding Miami restaurants: Bodega. The taco spot just opened another location in Coconut Grove, complete with a bar area that looks a lot like the original in South Beach.

Bayshore Club is a big, outdoor restaurant in Coconut Grove. It has a waterfront view and a menu with dishes like shrimp cocktail, ceviche, conch fritters, and whole fried snapper. They’re also open for weekend brunch.

Zazzy’s Pizza is a little slice shop originally from NYC. Their Miami location is smack in the middle of Wynwood, and it’s mostly a takeout spot.

Kuba Cabana is a restaurant in Bayside Marketplace with an original location in Doral. The menu has the usual Miami suspects: croquetas, empanadas, grilled snapper, palomilla, and more.

Gekko is a huge Japanese steakhouse and sushi restaurant in Brickell. Bad Bunny is a co owner, which, if nothing else, has made this a very difficult reservation to book. You can see the full menu online.


The Ariete team took over The Mighty on Coral Way and have turned it into The Gibson Room. The bar has an updated interior, daily live music programming, and a new food menu with dishes like chicken schnitzel, strozzapreti, and lots of charcuterie options.

Fox’s, a classic South Miami spot that sadly closed, has been brought back to life by the team from Lost Boy and Tropezón. The restaurant is still in the same location, with a design inspired by the original and the same food menu too—featuring prime rib, fried chicken, frog legs, and more.

Patio Isola, the sister restaurant of South Beach’s Casa Isola, is now open in MiMo. The Italian restaurant took over La Placita’s space, and serves pasta, chicken parm, and more dishes you can see online.

Neya is a Surfside restaurant serving what it calls “modern Israeli” food. The menu has crudos, mezze dishes, and bigger plates like grilled branzino, tiger prawns, and roasted lamb cutlets.

Sushi By Scratch is an LA omakase that opened in Coconut Grove. The restaurant will eventually live in the same complex as Ariete, but for now it’s running dinners from Stirrup House, a historic home in Coconut Grove. Reservations drop on the 1st of the month at 1pm. You will need one.

Saloni Bar is a Downtown bar and restaurant from (and located next to) Meraki. Saloni has Happy Hour, occasional live music, and offers some small plates, kabobs, and pita sandwiches from the Meraki kitchen.

Mazeh is an Israeli restaurant operating from the lobby of a Downtown hotel. They have a small menu of mezze dishes like dips, grilled octopus, and lamb arayes. They’ll be opening a rooftop space later this year as well.

Narbona is a Uruguayan restaurant and market that just opened a second location in Coconut Grove’s CocoWalk. You can pick up some meat and cheese to-go or sit down and eat here. The menu has pasta, steaks, and more.

My Way Italian Steakhouse is a (spoiler alert) Italian steakhouse in North Miami. They have a big menu featuring steaks, pasta, veal, and more Italian dishes.


Klaw is a new restaurant in Edgewater serving steak and seafood in the former Miami Woman’s Club space. The restaurant—which occupies the building’s fourth through sixth floors—has a waterfront view and a rooftop bar too.

Lion & The Rambler is a Coral Gables restaurant that took over the old Eating House space. They have a six-course tasting menu option for $85 per person as well as an a la carte menu. The menu changes often, but focuses on seasonal ingredients and includes dishes like spiced lamb ribs, foie gras torchon, and more.

Lowkey is a new spot from the Over Under team. The outdoor bar and restaurant operates Thursday through Saturday from a lot in Little River (they share the space with Rosie’s) and serves seafood, sandwiches, and cocktails.

2 Korean Girls was a delivery-only concept that popped up during the pandemic. Now, they have a dine-in restaurant located in the back of the Shelborne hotel in South Beach. The restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday and serves dishes like bibimbap, Korean fried chicken, and grilled short ribs. They also do karaoke on Fridays, starting at 8pm.

This new Nikkei restaurant in Wynwood serves dishes like sushi rolls, nigiri, tiradito, and more. You can see their full menu online.

Tempo is a Mediterranean restaurant in Coral Gables. They serve cochinillo and other mostly grilled dishes. They don’t have a menu online, but you can see some of the dishes on their Instagram.

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