Our running list of the best new restaurants to hit in Miami. 

If the new, new is where you want to be, then this guide is for you. We’re keeping a running list of the newest restaurants in Miami we’d check out if we were you.

We’ll let you know the dishes we would try, if we were you. We haven’t necessarily been to all of these restaurants yet. However, they’re on this list because we’re making plans to go. Check out our guide to the hottest new restaurants in Miami. Keep us posted on your thoughts!


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address2101 Galiano St
Cuisine: French

Bouchon Bistro is the newest restaurant by Chef Thomas Keller to open in Miami. If you’re into fine dining, you’ve heard of Chef Keller’s acclaimed restaurants The French Laundry in Napa Valley and Per Se in New York City; as well as, his first restaurant in South Florida, The Surf Club Restaurant inside the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club.

Bouchon situated in the historic La Palma building in Coral Gables, is a classic French restaurant offering dishes like beef tartaresteak frites, a seafood towerroasted chickengnocchi à la Parisienne, and buttery escargots.

Right now, reservations are scarce, but we’ll keep you posted if we find ways to get in. Bouchon is open from Wednesday through Sunday for dinner starting at 5 PM. Also, we’re going next week so we’ll keep you posted on what to get if we end up loving it.



Neighborhood: Design District
Address140 NE 39th St #136
Cuisine: Sushi

B-Side by Itamae is the second concept of Valerie, Nando, and Papa Chang located inside the 1-800 Lucky Asian food hall in Wynwood. And just recently they opened a second B-Side in the former Itamae location in the Design District with more offerings than their Wynwood location.

If you ever visited Itamae when they first opened in Design District, well then this B-Side menu will feel familiar.

The menu at B-Side in the Design District also focuses on Nikkei cuisine. We sat at their counter and devoured dishes like Yellowtail Tiradito with avocado, capers, aji limo leche de tigre; the Tuna Cebiche with red onions, aji limo leche de tigre, and tostones; the Chicken Karaage with lime and huacatay ranch; and the Crispy Octopus with sarza criolla and botija olive. Oh and don’t skip the cheesy Hokkaido Scallop Bañadito with lime and Parmesan. Both B-Side locations offer a more condensed yet delicious takeout menu for dining at home.



Neighborhood: Little Havana
Address1551 SW 8th St
Cuisine: American, pizza

The team behind Union Street Beer has a new spot next door called Far Out Pizza in Little Havana’s Calle Ocho. The vibe is no-frills, 80’s nostalgia meets teenage mutant ninja turtles. They specialize in New York-style by-the-slice pizza and also serve hoagies, salads, and sides.

Pizza highlights include the White Hot Heat with garlic, mozzarella, pepperoni, ricotta, jalapeño, and red pepper flakes; and the Ocho with tomato sauce, garlic, mozzarella, ham, and onion. We personally loved the pepperoni pizza; the mozzarella sticks with a house marinara; and the Public Sub with breaded fried chicken, Shaggy sauce, lettuce, tomato which is inspired by that sandwich everyone in Miami is obsessed with. You know the one we’re talking about.

Far Out Pizza is open Monday – Thursday from 12 PM – 11 PM, Friday – Saturday from 12 PM – 12 AM, and Sunday from 12 PM – 10 PM.


Neighborhood: Kendall
Address9980 SW 104th St
Cuisine: American, BBQ

Jeff Budnechky took a 10-year hobby and passion for barbecuing and turned it into a pop-up back in 2021. Fast forward, 2 years later, he now has his own brick-and-mortar BBQ spot in Kendall.

In the past, we tried his  Pork Belly Burnt EndsPulled Pork tossed in their famous colada-infused Oro Negro sauce and Brisket, a tender piece of meat that shows why a hobby turned passion is now a local favorite.We’re stopping by very soon and will keep you posted on the burgers people are going crazy for and more fun BBQ eats. 



Neighborhood: Little River
Address8222 NE 2nd Ave, inside Hachidori Ramen Bar
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi

Hachidori Ramen Bar has teamed up with Tokyo native Sushi Chef Yoshikazu Ebina (known as “Kazu” for short) to launch a new intimate omakase. Omakase by Kazu at Hachidori is a 6-seat sushi bar that opened in September in the space hidden in the back of Hachidori Ramen.

Chef Kazu is an alum of the Michelin-starred Den at Azabu. His omakase experience will offer 15 courses at $160 per person, Tuesday through Saturday with two seatings per night at 6 PM and 9 PM.



Neighborhood: Little Havana
Address2555 SW 8th St
Cuisine: Modern Cuban, Caribbean

Chefs Justin Sherrer and Lisetty Llampalla, creators of Doce Provisions, have launched Social 27 Supper Club, a new restaurant in Little Havana.

The concept features a modern take on timeless Cuban recipes with hints of Caribbean flair. Dishes include the Tiradito Cienfuegos with charred sofrito leche de tigre, avo, smoked salmon eggs, and boniato chips; Pork Croquetas; and Buratta Brulee with panela torched, confit tomato, mango marmalade, and sourdough toast.

The restaurant offers Happy Hour daily on weekdays from 4 PM – 7 PM with drinks and bites like Ahi Tuna Taco ($5 per taco), Crispy Tuna Tartare with arroz pegao, sweet soy, and chili crunch for $8; the Award Winning Chorizo Croquetas for $8, and the mouthwatering Pork Belly “Chicharron” for $12.



Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address3540 Main Hwy
Cuisine: Spanish, Izakaya, tapas

QP Tapas is a pop-up serving Izakaya-style Spanish tapas that operated in the evenings at MKT Kitchen. After taking a little hiatus, Chef Josh Elliot is back with his menu of crudos, yakitori, paella, and Okonomiyaki (a savory Osaka-style pancake) at The Allocation Room, a new Ariete Hospitality concept opening in Coconut Grove serving wine & sake.

Chef Josh is adding his Asian take on mostly classic Spanish delicacies, but uni risotto and steak tartar do make an appearance on the menu.

And speaking of Steak Tartar, make sure you order the one at QP Tapas. This original dish is served with shrimp crackers for texture and made with a ramen egg and a chili crunch dijonnaise. Other standouts include the Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with confit tuna belly, wasabi aioli; and the tender Charred Lamb Belly prepared with fish sauce, date teriyaki, and coriander.

QP Tapas is open Tuesday – Saturday night at 5:30 PM with happy hour from 5 to 7 PM. 



Neighborhood: Doral
Address3655 NW 107th Ave
Cuisine: Japanse, sushi

Introducing Rakki Sushi & Omakase, Doral’s first and only Omakase restaurant led by Chef Richard who previously worked at Sushi by Bou and other notable Omakase spots. We don’t find ourselves often in Doral, but this spot should be on your list.

Chef Richard is letting loose and having fun with his Omakase menu. It’s interactive, inventive, and a really pleasant surprise. The price point is also great. You’re getting fresh fish flown from Japan and presented in a 17-course omakase for $149 per person.

We loved the oyster with otoro salmon belly and ikura; Madai with pickled cucumber; the unique Monka shell with uni and shisho leaf; Shima aji cured with sake; scallop with charcoal salt and yuzu juice; and the mango dessert with homemade ice cream.

They also offer a 12-course menu that is available for lunch and is priced at $68 per person.



Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address380 NW 26th St
Cuisine: French

The iconic NYC staple, Pastis, has expanded its presence to the vibrant neighborhood of Wynwood. The restaurant stays true to its New York roots, offering the same menu filled with classic French bistro-style dishes and an incredible ambiance that won’t make you feel like you’re in Wynwood.

Popular plates include the Escargots with garlic-parsley butter and Steak Frites. As well as the tiny Le Petit Pickle Martini and airy Profiteroles, delicately filled with velvety smooth vanilla ice cream, and generously drizzled with warm chocolate sauce.



Neighborhood: Downtown
Address97 NW 1st St
Cuisine: Vietnamese

Step into Tam Tam, a lively Vietnamese spot that went from pop-up to permanent restaurant. Drawing inspiration from the concept of “quán nhậu,” which represents the joy of gathering with friends while enjoying food and drinks, Tam Tam has mastered the art of creating an atmosphere that guarantees a memorable time. And now, with its exciting new location in Downtown Miami, Tam Tam is ready to captivate even more taste buds and create unforgettable experiences.

Start with their Shimeji mushroom creation, where earthy mushrooms take center stage in a savory La Vong sauce with scallions and peanuts. And make sure to save room for their Tamarind Glazed Pork Ribs: tender and juicy pork ribs, meticulously cooked to perfection, boasting a beautiful caramelized glaze infused with the bold flavors of tamarind. As you take your first bite, the meat effortlessly falls off the bone, revealing a harmony of sweet, tangy, and savory notes dancing on your palate. And no meal is truly complete without a touch of sweetness, order Isabel’s Cheesecake and thank us later. Oh and if you are into karaoke, make sure to visit the bathroom.



Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address3304 Mary St
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi

Say hello to Omakai’s newest location in the Coconut Grove neighborhood. The menu at Omakai showcases a mix of traditional and innovative Japanese dishes. Order the OMA Deluxe, for an assortment of fresh quality raw fish and 2 specialty handrolls. Or if you are feeling a little adventurous go ahead and take the experience into your own hands and order a little bit of everything, (the O-Toro, Uni, and Caviar Nigiri is a must).

Takeout is also available for those who prefer to enjoy their sushi at home. However, you’re going to want to have a meal at this sleek and contemporary space.



Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address112 Alhambra Cir
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi, omakase

Renowned Chef Shingo Akikuni, celebrated for his role in Wynwood’s Michelin-starred Hiden and his efforts at Sushi Azabu, has unveiled his highly anticipated debut restaurant, Shingo. Nestled within the historic La Palma building in Coral Gables, this intimate omakase spot is a must-visit for those seeking an unforgettable top-notch sushi experience. With just 14 seats, Shingo offers an exclusive setting with a 18-course menu covering traditional Japanese nigiri, seasonal sashimi, and Yakimono dishes.

The 18-course omakase is priced at $180 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), with the option of a wine and sake pairing for an additional $95.



Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address45 Miracle Mile
Cuisine: Eastern Mediterranean

Get ready to experience a taste of the Mediterranean at Motek’s newest location in Coral Gables. This beloved restaurant has brought its unique blend of Israeli and Middle Eastern flavors to a stunning setting. Must-try dishes Include award-winning Arayes BurgerTurkish Lamb Kebabs, grilled to perfection and infused with fragrant spices. For a vibrant vegan option, savor the Babaganoush, complemented by a grilled eggplant dip, pomegranate, and za’atar.

The latest Motek location in Coral Gables offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with a full bar. Whether you’re looking for a casual dinner with friends or a romantic date night, Motek provides the perfect backdrop. Be sure to make a reservation to secure your spot at this Miami favorite.



Neighborhood: South Beach
Address959 West Ave
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi, omakase

All right hungries, let us add another hidden sushi spot to your list. With various locations scattered around NY, Bondi Sushi has brought its booming popularity to South Beach.

Try the 12-course Omakase, featuring sea scallops with lime and pink sea salt, seared A5 Wagyu, and chu-toro with kizami wasabi and caviar.

Bondi Sushi’s Miami location also offers the To-go luxe box. Imagine opening this box to find eight pieces of mouthwatering nigiri, eight maki rolls, your choice of crispy rice, and a refreshing chirashi salad with salmon, tuna, hamachi, and ikura, dressed in a zesty karashi dressing. And don’t forget the edamame on the side.



Neighborhood: Little River
Address1085 NE 79th St
Cuisine: German

Meet this new exciting addition to Miami’s culinary scene as The New Schnitzel House, brought to you by Adam Gersten, the owner of Gramps Wynwood. This unique restaurant and bar pays homage to the beloved Schnitzel Haus, infusing German comfort food classics with a Miami twist. Here are three must-try signature dishes that will satisfy your cravings: start with the House-Made Pretzel served with a side of beer cheese, pickled onions, and house mustards. Then, get the Chicken Schnitzel, accompanied by whipped lemon mashed potatoes and gravy. For a flavorful twist, try the Churrasco paired with fried yuca and red chimichurri.

Late-night cravings are covered too, with a tempting food menu starting at 10:30 PM featuring favorites like Schnitz ‘n Frites and Currywurst.

Not just a restaurant, The New Schnitzel House aims to be your friendly neighborhood bar open Thursday through Monday from 5PM to 1AM.



Neighborhood: Midtown
Address3255 NE 1st Ave
Cuisine: Peruvian

Chef Valerie Chang of Itamae and B-Side recently opened Maty’s in Midtown. Maty’s, is Val’s first solo project as Executive Chef/Owner, but the restaurant is a true team effort, developed in cooperation with the team behind Itamae and B-Side at 1-800-Lucky, including Chefs Nando and Papa Chang.

The menu celebrates traditional Peruvian cuisine while honoring both of Val’s grandmothers, who taught her how to cook. Dishes include the Cebiche Tradicional with black grouper, torrejitas de choclo & the most delicious aji limo lèche de tigre; Camarones or prawns by the piece with chimichurri and achiote; Cordero a la Norteña, Australian lamb shank with kabocha squash, and canary beans that made us feel right at home; and a perfectly cooked Chita Asada, whole roasted dorade with aji amarillo. For dessert, get the simple Fresas, strawberries with lucuma dulce de leche, and lime.

Maty’s is open for dinner at the moment, with a happy hour that we’re going back for because the drinks are so good & smooth.



Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address2000 NW 2nd Ave
CuisineLebanese, Middle Eastern

LIRA Beirut Eatery is the newest restaurant to open at the edge of Wynwood. It’s conveniently located on the outskirts of this bustling neighborhood, for those that want to avoid the chaotic streets filled with tourists.

Stop by for dinner Tuesday – Sunday or for lunch on Friday or Saturday. You’ll want to come here for a date night, with a group of friends, or a lovely weekend lunch. Their outdoor area reminds us of Mandolin’s patio setting. Except here, they are serving Lebanese dishes that will make you feel like you’re in Beirut. We loved the warm hospitality of their team and homestyle cooking. We recommend you share the hummus with grilled lambmuhammara red pepper dipeggplant fetteh, kibbeh labnieh, and for dessert knafeh. Oh and apparently, the grilled whole branzino is a must.



Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address3444 Main Hwy
CuisineJapanese, sushi

Midorie, a Japanese restaurant in Coconut Grove from the creators of Wabi Sabi and Hiyakawa is now open from Wednesday – Sunday for lunch and dinner from 12 PM – 9 PM. The all-day menu includes fast-casual donburi (Japanese bowls), omakase platters, and sushi a la carte.

Think seasonal seafood that is flown in from Tokyo’s famed Toyosu fish market four times a week. Sushi will include golden Japanese sea bream, fluke, otoro, and hard-to-find offerings. Make sure to ask if there are any fish specials of the day. Our favorite nigiri when we stopped by was the Kinmedai, which was an off-menu fish.

Come with one other person that you want to catch up with or by yourself for a solo dine. If you want to make it a group outing then we recommend a table for 4 in their small outdoor seating area. It’s also a great spot for takeout.

We would stop by for a quick lunch and get a miso soup, which is slow-cooked for 12 hours, and a Midorie donburi that comes with salmon, tuna, blue crab, and shiitake mushrooms. As for a base, we’d go with the cha soba noodles flavored with green tea and made with buckwheat flour. Make sure to pour the spicy miso and sesame ginger sauces into your donuburi.

If it’s dinner you’re looking for, get their omakase platter that comes with 12 pieces and one maki roll. This isn’t an omakase experience where each piece is served at once. This is an informal dinner with amazing quality sushi where all nigiris are presented at once.

No reservations are accepted but you can call 30 minutes before you want to come in and ask how the wait is looking.



Neighborhood: Design District
Address180 NE 40th Street

Tablé by Bachour, is a Modern Parisian Brasserie and bakery by Antonio Bachour. Stop by for a brewed-to-order coffee break with croissants, pastries, and Iberico jamon carved-to-order. For brunch, you can expect, Berkshire bistro ham benedict. For lunch, think fried artichokesbeef tartare a la Maison; and veal schnitzel cordon bleu.  Don’t skip the Tablé Burger with gruyere, whole grain mustard aioli, and french fries.

Dinner will also be served and includes caviar and chips; torchon de foie gras; L’Escargot Classique; and lobster frites. We’ll be back with more info once we’ve tried more dishes at Table.



Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 6915 Red Rd
Cuisine: New American

The South Miami neighborhood welcomes Beauty & the Butcher, a new restaurant by Chef Jeremy Ford dedicated to his eldest daughter Madelynn (the beauty) and her sisters.

This is a great spot to go with your in-laws, for a special occasion, or for when someone says, “there’s nowhere good to have a fancy dinner in South Miami”. If someone pulls that card, go to Beauty & the Butcher.

The menu is divided into four sections: Table Snacks, Light & Bright, Golden & Crispy, and Mains. The menu is inventive, featuring global spices. Some of our favorite dishes include the dry-aged Japanese yellowtail crudocrispy duroc pork belly; and charred octopus anticucho. A special dry-aging program will offer unique charcuterie cuts for the table. So, make sure to get the Cinco Jotas Jamon Iberico de Bellota served with pan con tomate. Executive Pastry Chef Ana De Sa Martins, who worked alongside Jeremy at Stubborn Seed, is taking care of dessert. Don’t miss her Dutch baby apple. Oh, and if you love a good cheese service, make sure to get it here. The Petit Basque cheese is presented & smoked tableside with drizzled local koji honey



Neighborhood: MiMo | Doral
Address: 7283 Biscayne Blvd. | 7884 NW 52nd St,
Cuisine: Bakery

Caracas Bakery has a new location in MiMo. They serve artisan bread and a cafe menu drawing inspiration from Venezuelan and French baked goods.

Caracas Bakery has received national recognition in a piece titled: Discover Miami’s Eclectic Bakery Scene in 2022 by The New York Times. Their new location offers different croissant variations, pastries, breakfast toasts, eggs, cachitos, and more.

It’s a great spot to grab breakfast on the weekend. However, if you want to get those cachitos, make sure to arrive on the earlier side because they do run out.



Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3242 Charles Ave
Cuisine: Japanese

If you love Omakase experiences, add this one to the top of your list. This is a special and highly creative restaurant concept. And also, where else can you get sushi with sourdough starter or poblano kosho?!

From LA to Miami, Chefs Margarita Kallas-Lee and Phillip Frankland Lee have moved the fourth Sushi by Scratch Restaurant from Coconut Grove’s historic Stirrup House to its new permanent address at 540 Main Highway, also in the Grove.

This non-traditional Michelin-starred omakase den serves 17 courses for 10 guests at a time in a counter setting that is now larger but still intimate. So yeah, you’ll probably make friends with your neighbors.

Make sure to arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled seating time to enjoy your complimentary welcome cocktail before the full-on nigiri night. Flavor profiles won’t be traditional however everything is made from scratch, including the soy sauce and vinegars. The menu changes often however their signature roasted bone marrow nigiri will probably make an appearance.

The tasting menu is priced at $165 per person plus tax and service with the option of three different seatings (5 PM, 7:15 PM, and 9:30 PM). There are also two beverage pairing options: $85 (featuring three different sakes, two cocktails, and one beer) and $110 (featuring six different pours of sake).

Sushi of Scratch books up quickly. Mark your calendar for the first of every month at 1 PM to score a reservation a month out.



Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 5143 NE 2nd Avenue
Cuisine: Wood-fired kitchen

Co-chef/owners Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer of Boia De now have a second restaurant with Chef/Partner Jeff Maxfield. The highly anticipated restaurant will be in the same Little Haiti shopping center as Boia De.

The menu is all about that central wood-fire oven with dishes like lasagna with lamb ragu, charbroiled Island Creek oyster with Franciacorta cream, jalapeño hot sauce, and brown butter brioche crumble; and the spicy OG pizza with boquerones, melted shallots, oregano, and maple-brown butter. For dessert, they have the s’more’s al orno, churros with fluff and spiced chocolate, which also pays a visit to the oven.



Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 128 Giralda Avenue
Cuisine: New American

After almost a year and a half, the new Eating House has opened on Giralda Plaza and is conveniently located, next to its sister restaurant Luca Osteria. The larger space includes a full bar with wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli’s menu will feature Crispy Potatoes with whipped gruyere, ‘French’ onions, and pepper; and Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with yuzu, Parmigiano Reggiano, artichoke, and dry miso. Classics like the Heirloom Tomatoes with nuoc cham, herbs, and frozen coconut milk will also return.

Larger plates include Amish Chicken ‘Two Ways’ grilled breast, fried thigh, and carrot; and the Cavatelli ‘Carbonara’ with egg yolk, heritage bacon, black truffle, and ‘carbon’ breadcrumbs.



Neighborhood: Overtown
Address: 698 NE 1st Ave G170
Cuisine: French Brasserie

Chef Michael Beltran and his team at Ariete Hospitality Group have added a seventh concept to their roster of bars and restaurants. Brasserie Laurel is now open on the ground floor of Miami Worldcenter’s Caoba residential tower in Downtown.

Led by Executive Chef Ashley Moncada, the menu includes escargotsfrog legsbeef Wellingtoncrêpes Suzette, and lots of reds from Bordeaux.



Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2217 NW Miami Ct
Cuisine: Modern American, Florida-inspired brasserie

It’s official, Wynwood has its first hotel. The Arlo Wynwood Hotel has teamed up with Chef Brad Kilgore and Bar Lab to create MaryGold’s Florida Brasserie, a restaurant collaboration between the two.

The modern American menu includes savory beignets with jerk oxtail, coconut-gouda, and green onion; ribiolina tortellini with escargot, pistachio bourguignon, and parsley; grouper al pastor with orange peel, annatto seed, cashews, finger lime, caramelized shallot; and chicken & the egg – with hay smoked young chicken, soft scrambled egg, whole roasted celeriac, jus.

This is the food of fine dining, except it’s in a sleek hotel lobby setting. Some of our favorite dishes include the stone oven-baked oysters with nduja sabayon; the fennel pollen Caesar salad with a buttermilk and peppercorn vinaigrette, and trout roe; and their version of the trending French onion burger with Compte Brulee cheese, grilled onion marmalade, and a roasted garlic dijon. Whatever you do, don’t skip MaryGold’s Layered Brioche with sourdough butter. Yes, we are obsessed with their bread and butter. Chef Brad’s butter takes 8 weeks minimum to prepare. The MaryGold team soaks sourdough croutons in a dark brown lager to break them down and then makes that mix into a miso. It’s beautifully presented and the best way to kick off your meal.



Neighborhood: Bal Harbour
Address: 9700 Collins Ave Suite 101
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Aba, the popular Mediterranean restaurant with outposts in Chicago and Austin, is now open in Miami’s Bal Harbour Shop. This Mediterranean restaurant is the perfect spot for a shopping break. However, it’s so good, you’ll want to stop by even if you’re just grabbing lunch.

The menu highlights the flavors of Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece with a variety of spreads, cold mezze, hot mezze, and kebabs. We recommend the classic hummus⁣, Greek village saladBig Eye Tunashawarma spiced skirt steak with black garlic mushroom jus, and the frozen greek yogurt topped off with olive oil & sea salt.



Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 1335 NE Miami Ct
Cuisine: Pizza

Remember that New York-style pizza shop operating from a secret location in Midtown?! Well, they’ve found a permanent spot in Downtown near the Arsht Center.

Stop by and check out their slice bar set-up. Don’t want a whole pie? No worries. You can order any pizza flavor by the slice. They’re trying new flavors, so make sure to ask for the special of the week and help them decide who should stay on and who should go.

Ask for the “kicks” which are “IYKYK” type of add-ons like stracciatella and other good stuff to pimp your slice. Our recommendation: La Salsera with a kick of stracciatella.


Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address: 1737 N Bayshore Dr
Cuisine: Seafood

Klaw is the newest restaurant and the only rooftop in Edgewater. Corporate Executive Chef Phil Campbell and Executive Chef Micheal Paley are serving a high-quality beef program and sea delicaciesWe stopped by last week and the views are unreal! It’s also rare to find a restaurant in Miami with views this nice and where the food is actually good. 

You have two dining options at Klaw. One is the main dining room and then there’s the rooftop. We’ve only had the full restaurant experience and we think it would be a great night out for a special occasion or if you don’t mind spending the big bucks. Yes, it was expensive. However, we were not disappointed. 

We went on a seafood journey. Started with the refreshing and flavorful black grouper crudo with caviar, yuzu kosho, finger lime, scallion, avocado, and leche de tigre. We also had the baby-size crab tacos with spicy dashi butter, avocado, lime, and kimchi; and the stracciatella with grilled black mission fig, shaved speck ham, buttered croutons aged balsamic, toasted walnuts, basil oil, and herb salad. And yes, we got the tableside Norweigan King crab legs and claws paired with a delicious garlic and lemon butter. 

Oh also if you’re into premium beef cuts, such as Brasstown beef (a blend of black Angus and Braunvieh cattle), premium Angus beef, and real Kobe beef – Klaw is one of only three establishments certified in Miami to do so.

If you’re drinking vino, they have over 250 labels of Old & New World wines. If you’re curious about their cocktails, we loved the mignonette martini, prepared with mignonette brine.

Klaw is located in Miami’s Historic Women’s Club and takes up three floors including the rooftop bar overlooking Biscayne Bay. We’ll be stopping by for a dinner rooftop experience so we can compare it with the main dining room so stay tuned.



Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 804 Ponce de Leon
Cuisine: New American

The old-school crowd of Coral Gables just got an exciting new restaurant in the neighborhood and we recently stopped by. 

Lion & The Rambler by Chef Michael Bolen is the best new restaurant in Coral Gables. This modern American restaurant offers an inventive a la carte menu focused on South Florida flavors, cultured butter, homemade Koji – a Japanese fermentation starter used to make fresh miso and produce from the best local farms in town.

The menu will change frequently. Must-orders include the yecora rojo focaccia with house cultured butter; the steak tartare with green blueberry capers, and Shelburne farms two-year aged cheddar; and grilled tiger prawn with Calabrian chile butter and lime. And of course our favorite, the maitake mushrooms with escargot butter. 


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