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Hottest Restaurants in Miami Right Now, October 2019

October 13, 2019

Everyone wants to know: Where should I eat right now?

Here is the latest list of restaurants opened for less than 6 months and is serving up some cuisine that has the city buzzing.

1. Boia De

5205 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137(305) 967-8866Visit Website

This quaint Buena Vista eatery from the team behind the popular food truck La Pollita serves up a variety of unique dishes in its 24-seat restaurant. Highlights on the eclectic menu by its two Michelin-trained chefs include baked clams with ‘njuda and lemon; crispy potato skins with burrata, caviar and hardboiled egg; and roasted grouper with crispy artichokes and Meyer lemon beurre blanc. And don’t skip dessert that are made by local favorite Frice Cream.

2. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

151 NE 41st St suite 235
Miami, FL 33137(305) 402-9070Visit Website

Commonly regarded as on of the most acclaimed fine dining restaurants in the world, Joël Robuchon’s renowned eatery, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, has finally debuted in Miami after years of anticipation. Best known for serving up French cuisine using Japanese-style counter service with tapas-sized small plates, guests can choose from several tasting menus including a five-course “Menu Végétarien;” a four-course seasonal tasting with choices for each dish; and the 10-course “Menu Evolution,” or a la carte options.

Red dining room with open kitchen and large bar area with black seats

3. Le Jardinier

151 NE 41st St suite 135
Miami, FL 33137(305) 402-9060Visit Website

A veggie-centered eatery from a longtime Joël Robuchon protégé, Le Jardinier boasts high-end digs and a high-end menu to match that is rooted in classic French technique filled — with local produce being the star. Wash the dishes back with one of its delicately made cocktails for a swanky night out.

Dining room with green chairs on the left and bar on the right with green chairs and black marble backdrop
Interior of Le Jardinier

4. Ember Miami

151 NE 41st St
Miami, FL 33137

Brad Kilgore’s latest Design District outpost — housed right underneath his Japanese speakeasy, Kaido — offers  a menu centered around wood-fired prepared dishes, smoked meats, pastas, and unique sides. Spins on classic American bistro fare can be found on the menu like caviar butter topped fried chicken, a multi-layer lasagna, a variety of steaks and sauces and table side creme brûlée, all served a sexy, Art Deco setting.

5. The Bagel Club Miami

2400 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127(305) 364-5605

Part bagel spot, part speakeasy, carb-friendly The Bagel Club is the latest eatery from the team behind neighboring Ono Poke. It boasts a daytime menu filled with bagels, a variety of unique spreads and toppings like a “super” nova and jalapeño spread, and La Colombe coffee drinks, while during the nighttime it will turn into a lounge.

6. Hometown BBQ Miami

1200 NW 22nd St
Miami, FL 33142(305) 396-4551Visit Website

New York City’s most popular barbecue spot has opened its second outpost right here in the Magic City — Allapattah to be exact. Taking over a former produce warehouse, it boasts the same international influenced barbecue that made the original outpost so popular, alongside with a full-service menu at night, a complete bar, and rustic-meets-Scandinavian interior, making it a perfect spot for an afternoon out with friends or a casual date night.

7. Vinaigrette Sub Shop

159 E Flagler St
Miami, FL 33131(786) 558-5989Visit Website

Chef and restaurateur Danny Serfer and business partner Ryan Roman, the team behind Blue Collar and Mignonette, have gone casual with their latest eatery Vinaigrette Sub Shop, which serves up classic and Italian sandwiches in Downtown Miami. Think subs made with traditional protein options like roast beef and turkey topped with not-so-traditional items like heirloom tomatoes, piquillo peppers, truffled pecorino, or pimiento cheese, and of course, the restaurant’s namesake vinaigrette.

8. Papi Steak

736 1st St
Miami Beach, FL 33139(305) 800-7274Visit Website

David Grutman continues his quest to take over Miami’s culinary scene with the debut of his latest restaurant, Papi Steak. The spot has already become a celeb favorite (J. Lo and Drake have already been spotted) but what keeps guests coming back is the steak. The kosher-friendly menu offers items like wagyu pastrami, Maine lobster, chicken schnitzel, mac ’n cheese, latkes, and of course, the namesake Papi Steak.

9. Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescadería

1642 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135(305) 642-8989Visit Website

This Ernest Hemingway inspired Cuban eatery serves up seafood-centric menu by Jorge Mas, who was most recently at NIU Kitchen, alongside classic Cuban cocktails. Think dishes like duroc pork chops with Maduro chimichurri; Arroz verde with prawns, green sofrito, and toasted coconut; fried cheese empanadas with a guava rum marmalade; and squid stew.

10. Tigertail + Mary

3321 Mary St
Coconut Grove, FL 33133(305) 722-5688Visit Website

This veggie-centric newcomer is the latest addition to the growing-by-the-day restaurant empire of Michael Schwartz. Taking cues from its Coconut Grove surroundings, it serves items like steak tartare, mashed fava pizza, sea trout with crispy black lentils, roasted curried lamb shoulder, all in a Bohemian-yet-chic setting.

11. Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar

5958 S Dixie Hwy Suite A101
Miami, FL 33143(305) 885-4008Visit Website

Top Chef vets and James Beard semi-finalists Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis have gone Italian for their latest eatery. Located right next to their Southern-style spot, Root & Bone, Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar features updated Italian fare like cauliflower arancini, bucatini carbonara, bolognese with ricotta gnudi, and the Instagram-friendly sunflower pizza, paired with an extensive house-made limoncello and cocktail program.

12. Cracked by Chef Adrianne

7400 SW 57th Ct
South Miami, FL 33143

Marking local-favorite chef Adrianne Calvo second standalone restaurant, Cracked boasts a wide menu of comfort-food, crowd-pleasing favorites. Expect dishes like truffle fries, brussel sprout salad, a burrata bar, Instagram-worthy sandwiches, and even a weekend brunch menu and a milk bar pop-up concept, The Beverly, wrapped into the South Miami Cracked menu.

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