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The Hottest New Restaurants in Miami, May 2022

Which restaurants to check out this month.

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? And while the restaurant industry certainly looks different now, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a bevy of new restaurants have persevered and have managed to open their doors over the past few months to new customers. Here are 14 of the best this month.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Carousel Club

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901 S Federal Hwy
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
(954) 228-3378
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From the teams behind The Wharf and Gulfstream Park comes the Carousel Club, a new hybrid outdoor spot featuring plenty of drinks, food, and good times in Hallandale. Featuring 14,000 square feet of tented and outdoor spaces — including its namesake antique Carousel Bar in the center of the space — Carousel Club offers ample seating alongside multiple patio areas to hang out on and numerous dining options from South Florida favorites like Spris Artisan Pizza, Los Altos Taqueria, and Ms. Cheezious.

2. Off Site

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8250 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138
(786) 360-4237
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Part micro-brewery, part ode to Americana cuisine, Off Site is the brainchild of Steve Santana, the man behind popular Miami-based taqueria Taquiza, and Adam Darnell of Wynwood’s Boxelder. The laid back, industrial space in Little River features a concise menu of upgraded American classics like house-smoked wings, Cuban sandwiches, a brisket and short-rib burger, extra large hot dogs, and Santana’s popular “Super Good Chicken Sandwich,” which can be washed down with a variety of lagers, IPAs of all varieties, amber, and blonde ales. 

3. Shoma Bazaar

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9420 NW 41st St
Doral, FL 33178
(786) 410-4700
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This new chic Doral food hall boasts 15 food and drink outposts including Burger Franks Fries, led by Prime One Twelve alum Todd Zimmer and John Hart. alongside established South Florida favorites like Ash Pizza, Trattoria Dal Plin Italian Eatery, Pubbelly Sushi, InRamen, Poke MIA Doce Provisions, Ella’s Oyster Bar, and Shahs of Kabob. Once guests have made their food order they can grab a drink inside in one of the many spaces, or at its on-site beer garden.

4. Old Greg's Pizza

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3620 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(866) 653-4734
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This photogenic square pizza that became the viral sensation of quarantine is finally back in Miami with a permanent home in the Miami Design District. The restaurant is back serving its popular square pizzas alongside some round pizza varieties, with other favorites making an appearance like the polenta crusted chicken wings, garlic knots, Italian salad, and tres leches. No pre-order is now needed, but check the restaurant’s website for daily hours and menu options.

5. Doya

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347 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 501-2848
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From chef Erhan Kostepen, the former executive chef of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, comes a meze-focused menu filled exclusively with small plates that are meant to be shared with a group. Expect Mediterranean and the Middle East flavors with dishes like octopus salad, branzino ceviche, lamb chops, mussels, butter shrimp, and pastrami hummus, all of which are meant to be shared.

6. Jatto

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223 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 982-8960
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Chef Henry Hane, owner and executive chef of B Bistro + Bakery, has debuted his latest restaurant Jatto, housed in the former Alter space in Wynwood. The restaurant showcases flavors from all over the world including Thailand, Peru, Cuba, and Italy. The industrial space is filled with plenty of greenery and serves up creative fusion dishes like stone crab causa made with acevichado sauce, avocado, egg yolk fudge, choclo chalacita; huancaina chicken with canary beans, quinoa and criolla slaw; and affogato colada with sorbet, condensed milk foam, colada syrup.

7. Miss Crispy Rice, Sushi OG, and Papi Churro

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2335 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

A new three-in-one outpost inside the Oasis Wynwood food hall, Poke OG founder Andrew Mayer and his partner Ryan Leto teamed up with Miami influencers Sam Schnur of @TheNaughtyFork, Yanni Georgoulakis of @FoodyFetish, and model Cindy Prado to bring this project to life. Sushi OG will serve some of Poke OG’s popular sushi rolls along with chirashi bowls and crudos, while Miss Crispy Rice will offer a selection of crispy rice, handrolls, and izakaya items. Papi Churro completes the group with a variety of sweet treats like stuffed churros, ice cream, and churro sundaes.

8. Tropezon Miami

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512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8523
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The team behind one of Downtown Miami’s favorite bars, Lost Boy Dry Goods, have debuted their first restaurant, Tropezon, on Espanola Way. The Spanish influenced spot boasts a tapas-style menu with shareable dishes like pan con tomate, tortilla espanola, patatas bravas, jamon iberico, and gazpacho. Gin is the star of the drink menu offering a collection of more than 20 house-infused gins alongside other updated classics like rose sangria and gin martinis.

9. Whitmans Miami

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959 West Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 360-1363
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New York burger favorite Whitman’s has brought its decadent, regional-style counter service restaurant to the heart of Miami Beach. The star of the menu is the  “Juicy Lucy” burger made with two thin beef short rib blend patties encasing a scoop of pimento cheese, but guests can also dine on options like the East Villi Cheesesteak made with sauteed onions, melted cheese, and a hoagie roll; The Hound with applewood smoked bacon infused patty, arugula, gruyere, and potato crisps on a potato bun; and the grilled chicken club. A variety of salads, sides, and ice cream sandwiches complete the menu.

10. Editor Pizza

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803 5th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8106
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Located on the first floor of the Urbanica Hotels, this stylish New York inspired restaurant specializes in, you guessed it, pizza, which is made in both Roman and New York styles. The ten different pizzas come topped with everything from n’duja to truffle, that pair well with other dishes from the menu like fettuccine Bolognese, branzino, lasagna, and tuna tartare. The drink list features an assortment of riffs off Italian classics, including a Negroni, Italian Old Fashioned, and Aperol Spritz. 

11. Sexy Fish Miami

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1001 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 889-7888
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Celeb-loved London import Sexy Fish has opened its doors and has quickly become the city’s restaurant to see and be seen at it. The wildly over-the-top decor is just part of the equation, but also the gorgeous crowds, Asian fare, and buzzy bar complete the equation.

12. Dirty French Steakhouse

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1200 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 990-8707
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Major Food Group’s opulent and purposely over-the-top steakhouse, Dirty French Steakhouse, might be a New York City import but this location is distinctly Miami. From the orange velvet lined walls, animal print seating, Murano glass leaf chandelier, and gold leaf cieling, the space oozes 80s excess. Guests can expect to dine on prime aged steaks, alongside dishes like mushroom millefeuille, lobster ravioli, crab cake croustillant, wedge salad, and caviar vichyssoise.

13. Sadelle's Coconut Grove

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3321 Mary St
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 990-8707
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The hottest new brunch spot in town of course comes courtesy of Major Food Group, who continue to dominate the Magic City’s culinary scene. The popular all-day dining spot serves a brunch-centric menu with items like epic bagel towers, chopped salads, sliced-to-order salmon, caviar service, a large selection of raw seafood, the famous Sadelle’s Burger, a spicy chicken sandwich, and the restaurant’s first-ever pizzas to the menu. Of course, the ample people watching and celeb spottings come as a fun added bonus.

14. The Key Club

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3015 Grand Ave
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 521-4969
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David Grutman’s latest buzzy spot is located in a new neighborhood for the club mogul turned restauranteur: Coconut Grove. At the Key Club the focus is on familiar favorites presented in an upscale way with items like crab and artichoke dip, pastrami spiced ribeye, veal chop Milanese, or the Club burger. The sleek midcentury-meets-boho-chic space features a bustling bar with plenty of creative cocktails, of course, along with live entertainment on the weekends.

1. Carousel Club

901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

From the teams behind The Wharf and Gulfstream Park comes the Carousel Club, a new hybrid outdoor spot featuring plenty of drinks, food, and good times in Hallandale. Featuring 14,000 square feet of tented and outdoor spaces — including its namesake antique Carousel Bar in the center of the space — Carousel Club offers ample seating alongside multiple patio areas to hang out on and numerous dining options from South Florida favorites like Spris Artisan Pizza, Los Altos Taqueria, and Ms. Cheezious.

901 S Federal Hwy
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

2. Off Site

8250 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

Part micro-brewery, part ode to Americana cuisine, Off Site is the brainchild of Steve Santana, the man behind popular Miami-based taqueria Taquiza, and Adam Darnell of Wynwood’s Boxelder. The laid back, industrial space in Little River features a concise menu of upgraded American classics like house-smoked wings, Cuban sandwiches, a brisket and short-rib burger, extra large hot dogs, and Santana’s popular “Super Good Chicken Sandwich,” which can be washed down with a variety of lagers, IPAs of all varieties, amber, and blonde ales. 

8250 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138

3. Shoma Bazaar

9420 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 33178

This new chic Doral food hall boasts 15 food and drink outposts including Burger Franks Fries, led by Prime One Twelve alum Todd Zimmer and John Hart. alongside established South Florida favorites like Ash Pizza, Trattoria Dal Plin Italian Eatery, Pubbelly Sushi, InRamen, Poke MIA Doce Provisions, Ella’s Oyster Bar, and Shahs of Kabob. Once guests have made their food order they can grab a drink inside in one of the many spaces, or at its on-site beer garden.

9420 NW 41st St
Doral, FL 33178

4. Old Greg's Pizza

3620 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

This photogenic square pizza that became the viral sensation of quarantine is finally back in Miami with a permanent home in the Miami Design District. The restaurant is back serving its popular square pizzas alongside some round pizza varieties, with other favorites making an appearance like the polenta crusted chicken wings, garlic knots, Italian salad, and tres leches. No pre-order is now needed, but check the restaurant’s website for daily hours and menu options.

3620 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

5. Doya

347 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

From chef Erhan Kostepen, the former executive chef of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, comes a meze-focused menu filled exclusively with small plates that are meant to be shared with a group. Expect Mediterranean and the Middle East flavors with dishes like octopus salad, branzino ceviche, lamb chops, mussels, butter shrimp, and pastrami hummus, all of which are meant to be shared.

347 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

6. Jatto

223 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127

Chef Henry Hane, owner and executive chef of B Bistro + Bakery, has debuted his latest restaurant Jatto, housed in the former Alter space in Wynwood. The restaurant showcases flavors from all over the world including Thailand, Peru, Cuba, and Italy. The industrial space is filled with plenty of greenery and serves up creative fusion dishes like stone crab causa made with acevichado sauce, avocado, egg yolk fudge, choclo chalacita; huancaina chicken with canary beans, quinoa and criolla slaw; and affogato colada with sorbet, condensed milk foam, colada syrup.

223 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127

7. Miss Crispy Rice, Sushi OG, and Papi Churro

2335 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

A new three-in-one outpost inside the Oasis Wynwood food hall, Poke OG founder Andrew Mayer and his partner Ryan Leto teamed up with Miami influencers Sam Schnur of @TheNaughtyFork, Yanni Georgoulakis of @FoodyFetish, and model Cindy Prado to bring this project to life. Sushi OG will serve some of Poke OG’s popular sushi rolls along with chirashi bowls and crudos, while Miss Crispy Rice will offer a selection of crispy rice, handrolls, and izakaya items. Papi Churro completes the group with a variety of sweet treats like stuffed churros, ice cream, and churro sundaes.

2335 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

8. Tropezon Miami

512 Española Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The team behind one of Downtown Miami’s favorite bars, Lost Boy Dry Goods, have debuted their first restaurant, Tropezon, on Espanola Way. The Spanish influenced spot boasts a tapas-style menu with shareable dishes like pan con tomate, tortilla espanola, patatas bravas, jamon iberico, and gazpacho. Gin is the star of the drink menu offering a collection of more than 20 house-infused gins alongside other updated classics like rose sangria and gin martinis.

512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Whitmans Miami

959 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

New York burger favorite Whitman’s has brought its decadent, regional-style counter service restaurant to the heart of Miami Beach. The star of the menu is the  “Juicy Lucy” burger made with two thin beef short rib blend patties encasing a scoop of pimento cheese, but guests can also dine on options like the East Villi Cheesesteak made with sauteed onions, melted cheese, and a hoagie roll; The Hound with applewood smoked bacon infused patty, arugula, gruyere, and potato crisps on a potato bun; and the grilled chicken club. A variety of salads, sides, and ice cream sandwiches complete the menu.

959 West Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Editor Pizza

803 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Located on the first floor of the Urbanica Hotels, this stylish New York inspired restaurant specializes in, you guessed it, pizza, which is made in both Roman and New York styles. The ten different pizzas come topped with everything from n’duja to truffle, that pair well with other dishes from the menu like fettuccine Bolognese, branzino, lasagna, and tuna tartare. The drink list features an assortment of riffs off Italian classics, including a Negroni, Italian Old Fashioned, and Aperol Spritz. 

803 5th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

11. Sexy Fish Miami

1001 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

Celeb-loved London import Sexy Fish has opened its doors and has quickly become the city’s restaurant to see and be seen at it. The wildly over-the-top decor is just part of the equation, but also the gorgeous crowds, Asian fare, and buzzy bar complete the equation.

1001 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

12. Dirty French Steakhouse

1200 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Major Food Group’s opulent and purposely over-the-top steakhouse, Dirty French Steakhouse, might be a New York City import but this location is distinctly Miami. From the orange velvet lined walls, animal print seating, Murano glass leaf chandelier, and gold leaf cieling, the space oozes 80s excess. Guests can expect to dine on prime aged steaks, alongside dishes like mushroom millefeuille, lobster ravioli, crab cake croustillant, wedge salad, and caviar vichyssoise.

1200 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

13. Sadelle's Coconut Grove

3321 Mary St, Miami, FL 33133

The hottest new brunch spot in town of course comes courtesy of Major Food Group, who continue to dominate the Magic City’s culinary scene. The popular all-day dining spot serves a brunch-centric menu with items like epic bagel towers, chopped salads, sliced-to-order salmon, caviar service, a large selection of raw seafood, the famous Sadelle’s Burger, a spicy chicken sandwich, and the restaurant’s first-ever pizzas to the menu. Of course, the ample people watching and celeb spottings come as a fun added bonus.

3321 Mary St
Miami, FL 33133

14. The Key Club

3015 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

David Grutman’s latest buzzy spot is located in a new neighborhood for the club mogul turned restauranteur: Coconut Grove. At the Key Club the focus is on familiar favorites presented in an upscale way with items like crab and artichoke dip, pastrami spiced ribeye, veal chop Milanese, or the Club burger. The sleek midcentury-meets-boho-chic space features a bustling bar with plenty of creative cocktails, of course, along with live entertainment on the weekends.

3015 Grand Ave
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

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