MIAMI BEACH— After running several locations all over the world, the owners of Bagatelle, Remi Laba, and Aymeric Clemente, are ready to open the doors of their Miami Beach outpost on January 15. Executive chef Matthieu Goddard, former chef at Boulud, will be showcasing the restaurant's modern French cuisine with a menu featuring dishes like whole truffled roasted chicken and jumbo prawns flambéed with Ricard anise. 2000 Collins Avenue, Suite 2, (305) 704-3900.
MIAMI BEACH— High-end eatery Soho Bay is debuting a waterfront locale to bring Miami their take on modern Japanese cuisine through Executive chef Ricardo Sauri, formerly of Nobu and Khong River House. The restaurant, currently with eight locations in Brazil, will feature a menu of shareable plates focused on sushi and sashimi and a creative cocktail program with a variety of sakes. The interior will boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows and an al fresco patio for outdoor dining. 520 West Avenue.
SWITCHEROOS— Due to a trademark-infringement lawsuit, Miami River restaurant Seasalt & Pepper has been ordered to change its name by a federal judge. Miami.com reports that the Magic City hotspot will reopen on Thursday, January 1, under the new name, Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge. They will start the new year with a brand-new executive chef, Angel Leon, and a new restaurant-within-a-restaurant concept that will include a more international menu. 422 NW North River Drive.