Top 10 New Restaurants to Check Out in Miami!

Miami has one of the most diverse and exciting restaurant scenes in the United States. 

If you think you’ve tasted every cuisine on the block, think again! We discovered 10 of the best new restaurants to check out in Miami. We bet you haven’t tried all of these.

Entice your palate with these fresh restaurant concepts:
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Como Como

A new, authentic perspective on a traditional marisquería is found in Miami at the Moxy Hotel in Miami Beach, bringing you the flavors of the Mexican seaside. 

The dramatic dining room features a striking copper-and wrought-iron fire station where guests can witness the fish piece they’ve selected being cooked over a wood-burning grill. 

The restaurant also offers outdoor dining in a beautiful courtyard layered with colored tilework, plants, and stone benches shaped like animals. Their dishes are prepared with local whole fish, elevating the seafood traditions of Mexico. 

A focal point of the restaurant is their Barra Cruda. The center of the bar features a “tequila tree” sculpture made of hand-blown glass spheres and copper pipes, symbolizing the distillation process that transforms the blue agave plant into tequila and mezcal. 

You’ll feel like you are being transported to a different destination.

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Luca Osteria

Luca Osteria opened a second restaurant in the heart of Coral Gables, the renowned Giralda Plaza. 

The restaurant pays tribute to Giorgio Rapicavoli’s Italian roots and serves up his interpretation of classic dishes. 

Luca Osteria and Bar invites you to experience a surprising and indulgent menu that combines Italy’s timeless spirit with an inventive approach to delectable flavors. 

Its black and white dining room features a unique L-shaped bar with Moroccan tiles and mirrors to transport you while you sip on your favorite drink. 

From their welcoming ambiance to their signature bar and food menu, Luca offers a memorable dining experience.

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CH’I

A Latin-Chinese cuisine blend that offers an extraordinarily sophisticated whole concept for its guests in the most innovative spot in Miami, Brickell City Center. 

CH’I is a multifaceted concept that features:

  • A unique Main Dining Room that is inspired by the fusion of traditional Chinese and Latin Cuisine
  • The Garden, an open-air terrace with beautiful views where you can enjoy an island bar and cozy cabanas
  • The Mercado area, where you can transport to a real Chinese market with vibrant colors and vintage design, with a casual menu and items to grab and go or order takeout service
  • A contemporary modern lounge that is perfect for cocktails and celebrations. 

CH’I is the perfect location to host your next event for private parties, tasting dinners, garden cocktail receptions, remarkable events, or even a buyout.

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Zitz Sum

ZITZ SUM is a contemporary Asian-inspired restaurant located in the heart of Coral Gables. 

They call it a hybrid between Dim Sum and Izakaya that specializes in Japanese and Chinese street foods, giving them an accent with a Miami perspective. 

The family-owned eatery combines a friendly hospitality service with quality food and drinks in a fun and relaxed setting. 

Their beverage program revolves around natural biodynamic and organic wines, with an emphasis on easy-drinking wines that uplift the food and the experience, and highlights the love for sake and shochu.

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Strawberry Moon

Strawberry Moon is a new contemporary Mediterranean restaurant, bar, and day-to-night swim club in the heart of South Beach at the newly opened Goodtime Hotel. 

Strawberry Moon, named after the last full lunar evening of Spring, captures the Miami scene of the happy, hedonistic and healthy; it’s a highly sociable, and spacious food and beverage concept marked with Deco pinks, lagoon blues, and greenery of the palm trees. 

The space of the restaurant consists of an enclosed restaurant area, dining terrace, an expansive outdoor deck, and a blend from indoor to outdoor pool-scape. Are you ready to discover the perfect spot to go to for a good time?

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Ecléctico Restaurant & Bar

Ecléctico Restaurant & Agave Bar is a culinary concept that explores what it means to eat outside the box. It combines the familiar with the unexpected. 

Their Pan-Latin fusion cuisine is exciting, contemporary and barrier breaking. Ecléctico offers a shareable new tapas-centric culinary experience with affordable value and quality ingredients. 

They invite you to explore and enjoy an unforgettable dining experience. They are their own canvas where they create their passions!

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COTE Miami

COTE, an award-nominated Korean Steakhouse, is a high-energy New York scene restaurant now in the Design District. 

The 5,892 square-foot restaurants will match its flagship restaurant in New York City, marrying the fun and fire of Korean cuisine with the hallmarks of a classic American steakhouse. 

You will discover a fine dining experience with world-class ingredients and service with an upscale selection of beverages. Join them and enjoy an intimate, yet interactive atmosphere.

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Tigre Miami

Tigre, named after an emblematic town by the river north of Buenos Aires, is a new restaurant and cocktail lounge inspired by traditional Buenos Aires bistros. 

 

The property features waterfront seating for you to enjoy a range of Argentinian classics with an elevated approach. 

 

The restaurant brings guests the best products from local farms and vendors with a strong focus on seasonal ingredients. The bar specializes in handcrafted cocktails and an extensive selection of curated Argentine wines. Tigre promises a calm atmosphere just steps away from the city noise. 

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Layla

Layla, located in KAYAK in Miami Beach, is a modern Middle-Eastern restaurant, bar and rooftop inspired by the love story of Layla and Majnun, the Middle-Eastern Romeo and Juliet. 

The cuisine celebrates Layla’s heritage, reflecting her desire to break away from tradition. The dining experience starts with an appetizer for the table, followed by large sharing plates paired with a traditional cocktail infused with herbs and spices. 

The rooftop bar and lounge offer a selection of specialty cocktails. The unique space welcomes you to host your next private event!

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KAORI

KAORI, located in the heart of Brickell, is a fusion cuisine restaurant inspired by Mediterranean and Asian flavors by the hands of Chef Fabrizio Garofolin. 

With a modern vibe, the restaurant offers the perfect balance of traditional and innovative. 

The setting and design of the restaurant bring an overall casual elegance, striking a sense of serenity and a welcoming environment. 

KAORI offers an incredible fusion of flavors rich in ingredients, plus a wine program for you to discover and enrich your passion. 

While experiencing KAORI, their signature playlist gives the perfect tone to their concept as part of the guests’ experience. The full concept is led through gastronomy, design and music!

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