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The most anticipated restaurant openings in Miami, fall 2021

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With the changing of the “seasons” here in South Florida comes a slew of new restaurants heading to the Magic City. From a buzzy celeb-loved London import, to a nostalgic waterfront restaurant, to a splashy new food hall, these are the restaurants to get excited about this fall.

Now behold, and listed in no particular order, the ten most anticipated new restaurants in Miami this fall.

BOTANICO

Where: 3015 Grand Avenue, Suite 123, Coconut Grove

When: Early October 2021

Self-described as “Miami’s first gin-centric” restaurant this CocoWalk newcomer will offer an extensive gin-filled menu with fifteen differ­ent gin and tonic options like cucumber jelly and lime twist, green apple and thyme, grapes and crystalized ginger, and lavender and lemon twist. Plenty of food by chef Gerardo B. De Negri will also make its way onto the menu like goat cheese dip, octopus carpaccio, arepas topped with duck confit, grilled branzino with roasted vegetables, seared jumbo scallops, and more.

BAYSHORE CLUB

Where: 3385 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove

When: December 2021

Grove Bay Hospitality, the team behind close to a dozen restaurants in the area like Stub­born Seed, Glass & Vine, and many others, are expanding their footprint in South Florida yet again with Bayshore Club, a casual, waterfront restaurant and bar in Coconut Grove. Taking up a spot in the massive waterfront Regatta Har­bour complex, it’ll feature 360-degree bar and plenty of homages to the site’s past as Pan Am’s first seaplane terminal and hangar with details found in the wallpaper, drink coasters, and the menu design. Guests can expect classic pub food with Miami influences, such as ceviches, salads, and tacos, alongside an extensive beer and cocktail list.

TROPICAL DISTILLERS

Where: 2141 NW 10th Avenue, Allapattah

When: December 2021

While not exactly a restaurant per se, Miami is finally stepping up its distillery game. The 8,000-square-foot space will include a fully automated distillery making J.F. Haden’s Mango Liqueur complete with an in-house cannery, bar, and tasting room decked out in vintage wallpaper with old school Florida tropical touches throughout the space. The distillery will offer daily tastings and behind the scenes tours of the company’s small batching production process with live entertainment and food trucks on select evenings.

SHOMA

Where: 9420 NW 41st Street, Doral

When: December 2021

Miami’s food hall craze shows no signs of slowing down. The latest one set to debut this fall is Shoma Bazaar from real estate developer Shoma Group. The space will have 16 different stalls from Miami favorites like Eating House, Ash Pizza, Pubbelly Sushi, Dal Plin, and Doce Provisions. There will also be a bar and lounge area with an Ella’s Oyster Bar, and a biergarten to sip on brews in.

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PLAYA

Where: 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

When: October 2021

Show Hospitality, the team behind Midtown’s vibey bohemian restaurant Mau Miami, are bringing their cuisine to Miami Beach with their latest restaurant, Playa. The Lincoln Road new­comer will offer a Mediterranean menu with a Southern slant serving dishes like blackened catfish and grits, jambalaya, crab cakes, and grilled lamb skewers. Breezy outdoor seating, climbing plants, arching waterfalls, and tropical decor will be found throughout, and like its sister restaurant Mau, it will also serve as a nightlife hub with plenty of evening entertain­ment.

OFF SITE

Where: 8250 NE 2nd Avenue, Little River

When: October 2021

After years of anticipation (and maybe an award for the most times mentioned on this list) this fall might be the time Miami finally sees what Off Site has to offer. Steve Santana of Taquiza has teamed with Boxelder Craft Beer Market’s Adam Darnell and brewer Mauricio Arratia to create a restaurant and nano-brewery. The menu will feature American-style dishes includ­ing house-made hot dogs, house-cured bacon, house-smoked jerky, the popular “Super Good Chicken Sandwich,” and more. The brewery will focus on a handful of lagers, IPAs of all varieties, amber and blonde ales, including a special beer meant to be paired with the aforementioned chicken sandwich.

KAIA

Where: 232 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

When: December 2021

Channeling Mykonos, Scorpios, and Tulum, Kaia will offer healthy upgraded takes on Greek classics from the same the group behind Coral Gables hotspots like Calle 23 and Copper 29.

JATTO

Where: 223 NW 23rd Street, Wynwood

When: Late October 2021

Chef Henry Hane, owner and executive chef of B Bistro + Bakery, is taking over the former Alter space in Wynwood for his latest restaurant, Jatto. Offering dishes with flavors from Peru, Thailand, Cuba, and Italy, it will use local ven­dors like George Stone Crab and Frice Cream to create dishes like stone crab cause, leek confit, huancaina chicken, and affogato colada in a sleek and industrial setting.

ISSABELLA’S

When: November 2021

Get transported to the streets of Spain at Issabella’s, coming to Lincoln Road this fall. The restaurant will serve traditional European dishes from Spain, Greece, and Italy in the form of family-style dishes and tapas. The bar at Issabella’s promises to have a wide variety of European gins and cocktails plus an extensive wine list.

SEXY FISH

Where: 1001 South Miami Avenue, Brickell

When: Fall 2021

London celebrity magnet Sexy Fish is opening its first U.S. outpost in Brickell this fall after be­ing delayed well over a year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Miami outpost will feature plenty of its popular dishes from its original location such as duck salad, vegetarian sushi, smoked tuna belly, black cod, King crab, alongside the largest selection of Dom Perignon in the United States. The over-the-top space will showcase 10 artworks by Damien Hirst, an installation by Frank Gehry comprised of 26 fish lamps, a ceiling adorned with gold, and a fish tank filled with live coral and a colorful tropical fish.

 

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