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The Most Anticipated Miami Restaurant Openings, Spring 2016

Where you will be eating this spring


Sure the difference between winter and spring is just a few degrees here in sunny South Florida, but along with the changing of the seasons comes a whole new slew of restaurants. Here are the ones we can't wait to try out.

Able and Baker/ A and B Food & Co

WHO:Tatanka Guerrero, Luiz Fleury, John McCarthy, Ryan TateWHAT: Part bar, part eatery, it'll feature drinks by the co-creator of Radio Bar along with bites "inspired by traditional Japanese kaiseki tasting menus" in an industrial setting.

WHERE: 920 Alton Road


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Baby Jane

WHO: The guys behind Ariete, Jason Odio and Michael Beltran along with Roman Jones WHAT: Described as "a laid-back bungalow atmosphere for post-work craft cocktails and evening snacks" it’ll feature a menu with dishes like duck and foie gras croquettas and pastrami tacos along with an extensive cocktail menu. WHERE: 500 Brickell Avenue WHEN: Spring

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Bachour Bakery & Bistro

WHO: Antonio Bachour and Henry Hané WHAT: A 70-seat "progressive" bakery and bistro concept from the popular pastry chef Antonio Bachour. It'll a variety of breakfast and lunch items, along with Bachour's signature pastries.WHERE: 600 Brickell Avenue WHEN: March

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Caviar Russe

WHO: David Valencia WHAT: The restaurant portion of the caviar shop that opened in May of 2015 will feature a raw bar and crudo inspired menu with a collaboration of signature dishes from the original Madison Avenue outpost as well as new creations inspired by South Florida. WHERE: 1441 Brickell Avenue / The Four Seasons WHEN: March 17

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Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market

WHO: Hirofumi Leung, Ray Leung WHAT: With two existing Florida locations, the izakaya inspired Dragonfly will feature modern-day interpretations of Japanese mom-and-pop tavern cuisine with a spotlight on an artisan fish market. WHERE: 5241 NW 87 Avenue WHEN: April 1

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Glass & Vine

WHO: Giorgio Rapicavoli and Grove Bay Hospitality Group’s Ignacio Garcia-Menocal and Francesco Balli WHAT: Helmed by Eating House Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, Glass & Vine will be a garden-inspired spot in the old Coconut Grove Library space right in the middle of Peacock Park. The menu will be divided into three different sections — Garden, Sea and Land — filled with plenty of local produce, some even coming from the restaurant’s own garden. Plus Glass & Vine will feature something Eating House doesn’t have: a full bar. WHERE: 2820 McFarlane Road WHEN: March

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WHO: NBA superstar Ray Allen and his wife Shannon WHAT: This South Miami eatery aims to marry the "quality of farm-to-fork cuisine with the convenience of fast food dining" offering up a menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, gluten-free baked goods and made-to-order cold-pressed juices, which will be available through in-store or drive thru. WHERE: 8211 South Dixie Highway WHEN: End of March

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Paulie Gee's Miami

WHO: Jason Weisberg, Paulie Gee WHAT: This popular Brooklyn pizzeria is — like many NYC restaurants — making its way down to Miami. Taking over a former Chinese restaurant space on Biscayne, it'll serve up many of the classic pies that made Paulie Gee's so popular along with dishes created with the Miami market in mind. WHERE: 8001 Biscayne Blvd WHEN: Spring 2016

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PB Station/Pawnbroker

WHO: Jose Mendin, Andreas Schreiner and Sergio Navarro aka the Pubbelly Boys WHAT: The Pubbelly Restaurant empire is finally making its way to mainland Miami with the opening of PB Station. Housed inside the soon-to-be open Langford Hotel, it'll serve up shareable plates that the Pubbelly guys have built their reputation on. WHERE: 121 SE First St.WHEN: Last week of March

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Phuc Yea

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WHO: Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold WHAT: Miami's first pop up restaurant finally has a permanent location. Taking over the former Moonshine Asian space on Biscayne, it'll start up where the temporary restaurant left off serving up its most popular dishes like pork riblets and oodles of noodles. WHERE: 7100 Biscayne Blvd WHEN: April/May

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Quinto La Huella

WHO: Alejandro Morales, Martín Pittaluga, Gustavo Barbero,Guzmán Artagaveytia’s WHAT: Opening inside the new EAST Hotel in Brickell City Center, it's an offshoot of a popular restaurant in Uruguay, La Huella, with dishes centering around the Parrilla grill. WHERE: 788 Brickell Plaza WHEN: May 9

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The Spillover

WHO: Matt Kuscher WHAT: From burger aficionado Matt Kuscher, the man behind neighboring LoKal and Kush, comes what he describes as "seafood version of Lokal," with a menu filled with local seafood, wine, ciders, and meads. Like his other Coconut Grove spot there will also be plenty of outdoor, pet-friendly seating. WHERE: 2911 Grand Avenue, Suite 400 WHEN: April

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Kiki on The River

WHO: Former Opium Group honcho Roman Jones, former Philippe Chow Managing Partner Aris Nanos and Mark Lehmkuhl, the guy who conceptualized Bodega. WHAT: A Greek spot inspired by "the life of the River" featuring a garden interior along with a "celebratory atmosphere and simple Mediterranean menu" WHERE: 450 Northwest South River Drive WHEN: Late spring

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WHO: Menin Hospitality, Bernie Matz WHAT: Part French brasserie, part local bakery, Bakehouse will open for early breakfast, daily brunch, dinner and even a late night menu.It'll feature updated French classics along with items from local purveyors like Miami Smokers and Panther Coffee. WHERE: 808 1st Street, Miami Beach WHEN: Late spring

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