New Miami Beach Restaurants 2021: From NYC Institutions to FloGrown Goodness

New Miami Beach Restaurants 2021: From NYC Institutions to FloGrown Goodness

Mar 09, 2021 March 09, 2021

Miami is the place to be right now, and along with the influx of #Miamitech and VC companies, the area is in the midst of a restaurant renaissance. Which means all of us who love to live here will have even more impressive culinary options to satisfy our inner foodie. Miami Beach is set to receive a huge wave of restaurants in 2021. While some have already arrived, others are in the pipeline – regardless of their status, there are a lot more colors and flavors headed for the beach.

From old school diners to new age joints, New York institutions to debutante concepts - breakfast, lunch, and dinner are never going to be the same in this coastal neighborhood. And, just like Miami Beach’s popularity, the list of eateries coming to the district keeps on growing. Take a look below for what’s new on the menu in 2021:

New Restaurants Now Open in Miami Beach

  1. Carbone Miami

Carbone Miami

Florida’s first outpost of the popular Michelin-starred eatery by New York’s Major Food Group. Think high-end, mid-century-meets-Italian restaurant with indoor-outdoor seating

Where: 49 Collins Avenue, South Beach 

Menu Highlights: This SoFi outpost of NYC’s most exclusive red sauce joint brings along all of its menu headliners and more to Miami Beach. Must-tries include the “alla ZZ” salad prepared table-side, spicy rigatoni in vodka sauce, and whole Branzino – all washed down with a well-paired selection of Italian-influenced wines and signature classic cocktails available in-house.

  1. Osteria Morini Miami Beach

Osteria Morini Miami Beach

Fifth location of upscale, New York-based Italian eatery by the Altamarea Group. Located inside the Kimpton Hotel Palomar with dining for 100, waterfront patio dining for 45, and 15 bar seats.

Where: 1750 Alton Road, South Beach 

Menu Highlights: Drive up or dock down at this Miami-meets-New York osteria for its authentic North Italian ingredients and flavors. Located along the Collins Canal, some of their house favorites include a shareable battilardo (charcuterie board), signature seafood antipasti, polpettine (prosciutto and mortadella meatballs in pomodoro sauce), and hand-rolled pici pasta in a light, spicy clam sauce.

  1. Ambersweet


A 3,671-square-foot, retro-glam eatery inside The Confidante Hotel with 100+ seating.

Where: 4041 Collins Avenue, South Beach 

Menu Highlights: Combining bold traditional flavors and fresh local produce with modern indulgences, the sophisticated yet approachable menu at Ambersweet is a nod to Miami. 

  1. Pure Green

Pure Green

Popular juice franchise consistently voted ‘The Best Juice Bar’ in New York City

Where: 1915 Purdy Avenue, Sunset Harbor, South Beach 

Menu Highlights: Adding to Sunset Harbor’s collection of wellness-oriented businesses, Pure Green brings a flavorful collection of cold-pressed juices, handcrafted smoothies, superfood bites, and irresistible acai bowls to the neighborhood.

  1. Café Americano

Café Americano

South Florida’s first outpost of popular, 24-hour Caesar’s Palace (Las Vegas) restaurant and bar, set inside the Hotel Victor with indoor-outdoor seating.

Where: 1144 Ocean Drive, South Beach 

Menu Highlights: Serving classic American fare with Latin and European flair 24/7 (once the nightly curfew is lifted). Menu includes the likes of buttermilk pancakes, roasted chicken, barbecue shrimp, Cuban sandwiches, and more with a side of Moscow mules or lychee martinis.

  1. Baia Beach Club

Baia Beach Club

Curated by LDV’s Hospitality Studio and inspired by
La Dolce Vita, a waterfront restaurant in the Mondrian Hotel’s membership club with bar, lounge, and pool deck.

Where: 1100 West Avenue, South Beach 

Menu Highlights: Variety of flatbreads, salads, extensive hand-rolled sushi section, Mediterranean-inspired entrées, vegetable plates, full bar, and more.

  1. Serena


From the team behind Coyo Taco and 1-800 LUCKY, an open-air rooftop restaurant at the newly launched Moxy Hotel with outdoor kitchen and garden-like dining, designed by Saladino Design Studios.

Where: 915 Washington Avenue, South Beach

Menu Highlights: Variety of shareable classic dishes plus a modern interpretation of traditional Latin and Mexican cuisine including crowd-pleasers like uni and crab tostadas, tuna tartare, chorizo huaraches, ceviches, small plates, burgers, and more.

  1. Lido Restaurant and Champagne Bar

Lido Restaurant and Champagne Bar

High-end restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club, replacing Le Sirenuse (not related to the Lido Bayside Grill)

Where: 9011 Collins Avenue, Surfside

Menu Highlights: Simple and authentic Mediterranean cuisine featuring signature dishes such as the Sogliola alla Scapece, tartare di tonno, Sua Regina Margherita, Japanese ricciola, Key Lime pie, and more.

Restaurants Coming Soon to Miami Beach

  1. Avra Miami Estiatorio

Avra Miami Estiatorio

Fourth location of New York’s popular Greek restaurant by the Avra Group, will feature a 10,000-square- foot restaurant with 180 indoor seats and 100 outdoor seats (partly covered terrace overlooking the pool and beach)

Where: Villa Acqualina at The Estates at Acqualina, 17901 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach When: December 2021 (expected)

Menu Highlights: With fresh fish flown in from Greece and the Mediterranean, guests can look forward to Avra’s signature quality and authentic menu in Sunny Isles. Popular with celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, some of the eatery’s most popular dishes include the grilled octopus, crab cake, Greek salad, spanakopita, and baklava.

  1. Winker’s Diner

Winker’s Diner

New concept by David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality with 240-seat diner with classic, teal round pullman booths and a large peninsula bar.

Where: 1575 Alton Road, revamped Firestone garage, South Beach 

When: March 2021 (expected)

Menu Highlights: All-day eatery fashioned as an old-school diner serving classic American comfort food. Menu is set to feature soups, oversized sandwiches, classic sodas, milkshakes, floats, and other popular breakfast items.

  1. Sushi Fly Chicken (SFC)

Sushi Fly Chicken (SFC)

New concept by David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality to include a New York City-inspired Chinese takeout spot opening into Japan’s Golden Gai neighborhood-inspired backroom lounge

Where: 1575 Alton Road, revamped Firestone garage, South Beach 

When: March 2021 (expected)

Menu Highlights: Original “fly dishes” like dumplings and ramen, the namesake Korean fried chicken, a nightly omakase menu, a robata menu, plus a variety of nigiri and maki. An extensive collection of Japanese whiskeys and sake will be available to wash it all down.

  1. Toothfairy


New concept by David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality to include a bright, Instagram-friendly spot with a pop art feel

Where: 1575 Alton Road, revamped Firestone garage, South Beach 

When: March 2021 (expected)

Menu Highlights: Huge selection of soft-serve ice cream, cookies, cakes, and more.

  1. Como Como + Mezcalista

Como Como + Mezcalista

A seafood restaurant and raw bar + mezcal lounge inside the newly launched Moxy Hotel.

Where: 915 Washington Avenue, South Beach 

When: April 2021 (expected)

Menu Highlights: TBA

  1. Sweetgreen


Phenomenally famous fast-casual salad concept founded in a Georgetown University dorm room

Where: Various Miami locations including Miami Beach's Sunset Harbour

When: First half of 2021

Menu Highlights: Healthy plus seasonal fare powering warm bowls, salads, plates, and more

Dined at any of these newly opened restaurants in Miami Beach or know of one we missed? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, and we’d love to hear your thoughts!

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