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More often than not, Eater's tipsters, readers, friends, and family have one question: Where should I eat right now? Here are 17 of the best this month.

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Maass is the latest venture by D.C.-based, Michelin-starred Hive Hospitality, and chef Ryan Ratino. Located at the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Fort Lauderdale, it specializes in contemporary wood-fired cuisine influenced by European and Japanese techniques. The menu features unique offerings like foie gras macaron, wagyu beef tartlet, tuna monaka, prawn toast, standout main courses, and desserts. The restaurant also boasts a Fort Lauderdale-inspired cocktail menu with tableside service for classics like the Sidecar and Manhattan.

La Cumbancha

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La Cumbancha, the latest venture by award-winning bartender Julio Cabrera, infuses Miami Lakes with a lively Cuban-American dining experience. Drawing inspiration from 1970s Miami, the restaurant features chef Carlos Hidalgo’s menu, which blends Cuban classics with European influences. The restaurant is known for its inventive cocktails, tableside preparations, and nightly live music.

The New Schnitzel House

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Adam Gersten, the brain behind Gramps Wynwood, has unveiled his latest venture, the New Schnitzel House, in Shorecrest, rekindling the spirit of the former Schnitzel Haus. The German-Miami fusion restaurant serves dishes like house-made pretzels with beer cheese and chicken schnitzel alongside innovative beverages by Sara Ypsilanti. The 2,200 square foot venue, designed by Paula Lemme, blends Miami glamour with German Bauhaus modernism, with two bar areas to boot.

Casa Vigil

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Alejandro Vigil, celebrated as the “Messi of Wines,” has opened Casa Vigil in Upper Buena Vista, bringing his Michelin-starred Argentine restaurant to the U.S. The two-story establishment, designed for wine enthusiasts, offers a menu by chef Cesar Gonzalez Aznar that includes a five-course tasting with wine pairings and à la carte dishes. Inspired by Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” Casa Vigil features distinct areas like La Cava with over 700 wine labels, El Patio, and the rooftop terrace El Cielo. The venue also focuses on wine education led by sommelier Miguel Martinez and will soon introduce a market selling wines.

Log Restaurant

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At Log Fire Signature, a wood-fired restaurant in Wynwood, fire is more than just a cooking method; it’s an integral part of the dining experience. Argentine chef Calvin Daniele leads the kitchen, emphasizing dishes predominantly cooked in a wood oven. The sharing menu features Wagyu beef tartare, wood-fired oysters, grilled langoustines, and a skirt steak with salsa verde. The drink menu offers inventive cocktails and an extensive selection of champagne, wine, and beer. Set in an industrial-style space, Log’s interior mimics a lodge with a fireplace, wooden tables, booths, and a bar adorned with lights and hanging plants, aligning with the restaurant’s fire-centric theme.

Oise Ristorante

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James Beard finalist Brad Kilgore and Andrew Mayer have debuted Oise Ristorante in Wynwood, showcasing ‘itameshi’ cuisine – a unique fusion of Italian and Japanese flavors. The pop-up features dishes like chicken parm katsu sando, udon carbonara with black truffle, and a cacio pepe breadsticks with peppercorn miso alfredo, plus a variety of Sake Slushies, an extensive sake selection, wines, and beers, complete with a spacious outdoor patio for a laid-back dining experience.

Casadonna

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Casadonna, a joint venture between David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality and Tao Group Hospitality, has taken over the bottom floor of the historic Miami Women’s Club building. Offering a blend of coastal Italian flavors. Nestled within a sprawling 20,000-square-foot space, it boasts views of Biscayne Bay and a menu inspired by Naples and Positano, featuring dishes such as crispy young artichoke and handmade campanelle bolognese, and an extensive crudo bar, offering dishes like langoustine ceviche.

Zaytinya

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Chef José Andrés has expanded his popular, longstanding Mediterranean restaurant Zaytinya to the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, building on its success in Washington, D.C., and New York. Zaytinya, blending Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese flavors, offers a diverse menu created by Andrés and chefs Aglaia Kremezi and Michael Costa, featuring a range of dishes, including spreads, flatbreads, and messes, complemented by a Mediterranean-themed beverage selection. Meanwhile, its decor, with white oak, bronze, and blue accents, gives off an elegant seaside feel.

Rao's Miami Beach

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Rao’s, the iconic NYC restaurant known for being one of the toughest reservations to secure, has opened its doors in Miami Beach within the St. Moritz Tower at the Loews Hotel. Hailing a storied history that spans 127 years, the restaurant is known for its southern Neapolitan Italian dishes. While favorites like its meatballs and Uncle Vincent’s lemon chicken remain on the menu, new offerings tailored for Miami, such as a seafood tower and caviar presentation, are introduced. Though boasting a more expansive space with outdoor seating, the Miami location retains the signature red-hued decor and Rao’s unique ambiance.

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

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After years in the making, Biscayne Bay Brewing has officially opened its flagship taproom in Downtown Miami, marking the neighborhood’s debut brewery. Housed in the storied Old Post Office building—a designated historical landmark—the bright and airy space has something for everyone. Beyond its 12 rotating taps of craft beers, including Tropical Bay IPA and the Marlins Lager, the space boasts a range of food offerings like charcuterie boards and Mediterranean dips to hearty options like wagyu picanha crostini and G1 Angus ribeye and even a full cocktail menu.

Julia & Henry's

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Julia & Henry’s, a massive, seven-story food hall with 26 vendors, is now open in Downtown Miami. Housed in a historic 1936 building. The space offers a wide range of culinary offerings from James Beard Award winner Michelle Bernstein’s fried chicken to Michelin-star Japanese dining. The space, named after Miami’s founders, also features a wine bar, craft beer market, speakeasy bar, a children’s play zone, and a soon-to-be-open rooftop terrace with city views.

The Henry

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Eleven-time James Beard-nominated restauranteur Sam Fox has debuted the Henry, an all-day American restaurant and bar, in Miami’s Brickell City Centre — marking the restaurant’s first Florida location. Under the helm of executive chef Orlando Arroyo, diners can expect a range of dishes from short-rib potstickers, pretzels with cheese sauce, spicy tuna rice, to lobster and truffle pasta. The massive space features seating for 260 amidst a stylish backdrop, with a buzzy, cocktail-rich bar and a ‘ventanita’ for early risers, serving coffee and pastries starting at 7 a.m. daily.

Delilah Miami

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Delilah, famed for its 1920s glamour in Los Angeles, has opened in Miami, bringing its celebrity-driven ambiance and opulent style. The venue, adorned with Blue Logan’s artworks, features a photography-free setting, a nightly transforming stage, and a waterfront terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay with private boat slips. Led by chef Daniel Roy, the menu blends Delilah classics like its popular chicken tenders and Kendall Jenner’s slutty brownie with Miami-inspired dishes such as stone crab salad and Cubano fritters.

Social 27 Supper Club

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The creators of Doce Provisions in Little Havana have unveiled their newest venture, Social 27 Supper Club in Little Havana. Led by chefs Justin Sherrer and Lisetty Llampalla, it infuses traditional Cuban tastes with modern twists, including items like fish croquetas with Kaluga Caviar and bolitas de yuca paired with gruyere and honey. Beyond the menu, Social 27 boasts a weekday happy hour, live Cuban music from Thursday to Saturday, and a sprawling 3,000-square-foot space adorned with tropical murals and chic neon accents.

Chateau ZZ

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Major Food Group expands its Miami presence with Chateau ZZ, its inaugural Mexican restaurant housed in the historic, chateau-style building in Brickell. The menu offers Mexican favorites like Michelada oysters, coconut snapper ceviche, and steak al pastor, complemented by a beverage program featuring over 1,000 tequilas and mezcals, alongside a specially curated wine list. The second level of Chateau ZZ, reserved for ZZ’s Club members, features a covered terrace and an elegantly appointed lounge with a fireplace and vaulted ceilings.

Bouchon Bistro

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Chef Thomas Keller, known for Michelin-starred restaurants like the French Laundry and Per Se, has opened Bouchon Bistro in Coral Gables, joining his one-starred Surf Club Restaurant in Surfside. Led in collaboration with chef de cuisine Thomas Castellon, the restaurant offers traditional French dishes, including steak frites and a broad raw bar. Housed in the historic La Palma building, once home to the Cla-Reina Hotel, the space features unique murals by French artist Paulin Paris, a hallmark of Keller’s restaurants.

Erba Miami

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Erba, brought to life by the Alpareno Group after its 2019 pop-up success, has found a permanent home in Coral Gables. Under the culinary direction of chef Niven Patel, the menu blends traditional Italian with Miami-inspired twists evident in dishes like mafaldine with Bahamian conch and a tres leches-infused tiramisu. Many dishes highlight local ingredients from Patel’s farm, Rancho Patel. Alongside an extensive Italian wine list and innovative cocktails, the venue itself, designed by Saladino Design Studio, showcases a blend of old-world charm with modern Miami decor.

Maass

Maass is the latest venture by D.C.-based, Michelin-starred Hive Hospitality, and chef Ryan Ratino. Located at the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Fort Lauderdale, it specializes in contemporary wood-fired cuisine influenced by European and Japanese techniques. The menu features unique offerings like foie gras macaron, wagyu beef tartlet, tuna monaka, prawn toast, standout main courses, and desserts. The restaurant also boasts a Fort Lauderdale-inspired cocktail menu with tableside service for classics like the Sidecar and Manhattan.

La Cumbancha

La Cumbancha, the latest venture by award-winning bartender Julio Cabrera, infuses Miami Lakes with a lively Cuban-American dining experience. Drawing inspiration from 1970s Miami, the restaurant features chef Carlos Hidalgo’s menu, which blends Cuban classics with European influences. The restaurant is known for its inventive cocktails, tableside preparations, and nightly live music.

The New Schnitzel House

Adam Gersten, the brain behind Gramps Wynwood, has unveiled his latest venture, the New Schnitzel House, in Shorecrest, rekindling the spirit of the former Schnitzel Haus. The German-Miami fusion restaurant serves dishes like house-made pretzels with beer cheese and chicken schnitzel alongside innovative beverages by Sara Ypsilanti. The 2,200 square foot venue, designed by Paula Lemme, blends Miami glamour with German Bauhaus modernism, with two bar areas to boot.

Casa Vigil

Alejandro Vigil, celebrated as the “Messi of Wines,” has opened Casa Vigil in Upper Buena Vista, bringing his Michelin-starred Argentine restaurant to the U.S. The two-story establishment, designed for wine enthusiasts, offers a menu by chef Cesar Gonzalez Aznar that includes a five-course tasting with wine pairings and à la carte dishes. Inspired by Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” Casa Vigil features distinct areas like La Cava with over 700 wine labels, El Patio, and the rooftop terrace El Cielo. The venue also focuses on wine education led by sommelier Miguel Martinez and will soon introduce a market selling wines.

Log Restaurant

At Log Fire Signature, a wood-fired restaurant in Wynwood, fire is more than just a cooking method; it’s an integral part of the dining experience. Argentine chef Calvin Daniele leads the kitchen, emphasizing dishes predominantly cooked in a wood oven. The sharing menu features Wagyu beef tartare, wood-fired oysters, grilled langoustines, and a skirt steak with salsa verde. The drink menu offers inventive cocktails and an extensive selection of champagne, wine, and beer. Set in an industrial-style space, Log’s interior mimics a lodge with a fireplace, wooden tables, booths, and a bar adorned with lights and hanging plants, aligning with the restaurant’s fire-centric theme.

Oise Ristorante

James Beard finalist Brad Kilgore and Andrew Mayer have debuted Oise Ristorante in Wynwood, showcasing ‘itameshi’ cuisine – a unique fusion of Italian and Japanese flavors. The pop-up features dishes like chicken parm katsu sando, udon carbonara with black truffle, and a cacio pepe breadsticks with peppercorn miso alfredo, plus a variety of Sake Slushies, an extensive sake selection, wines, and beers, complete with a spacious outdoor patio for a laid-back dining experience.

Casadonna

Casadonna, a joint venture between David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality and Tao Group Hospitality, has taken over the bottom floor of the historic Miami Women’s Club building. Offering a blend of coastal Italian flavors. Nestled within a sprawling 20,000-square-foot space, it boasts views of Biscayne Bay and a menu inspired by Naples and Positano, featuring dishes such as crispy young artichoke and handmade campanelle bolognese, and an extensive crudo bar, offering dishes like langoustine ceviche.

Zaytinya

Chef José Andrés has expanded his popular, longstanding Mediterranean restaurant Zaytinya to the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, building on its success in Washington, D.C., and New York. Zaytinya, blending Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese flavors, offers a diverse menu created by Andrés and chefs Aglaia Kremezi and Michael Costa, featuring a range of dishes, including spreads, flatbreads, and messes, complemented by a Mediterranean-themed beverage selection. Meanwhile, its decor, with white oak, bronze, and blue accents, gives off an elegant seaside feel.

Rao's Miami Beach

Rao’s, the iconic NYC restaurant known for being one of the toughest reservations to secure, has opened its doors in Miami Beach within the St. Moritz Tower at the Loews Hotel. Hailing a storied history that spans 127 years, the restaurant is known for its southern Neapolitan Italian dishes. While favorites like its meatballs and Uncle Vincent’s lemon chicken remain on the menu, new offerings tailored for Miami, such as a seafood tower and caviar presentation, are introduced. Though boasting a more expansive space with outdoor seating, the Miami location retains the signature red-hued decor and Rao’s unique ambiance.

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

After years in the making, Biscayne Bay Brewing has officially opened its flagship taproom in Downtown Miami, marking the neighborhood’s debut brewery. Housed in the storied Old Post Office building—a designated historical landmark—the bright and airy space has something for everyone. Beyond its 12 rotating taps of craft beers, including Tropical Bay IPA and the Marlins Lager, the space boasts a range of food offerings like charcuterie boards and Mediterranean dips to hearty options like wagyu picanha crostini and G1 Angus ribeye and even a full cocktail menu.

Julia & Henry's

Julia & Henry’s, a massive, seven-story food hall with 26 vendors, is now open in Downtown Miami. Housed in a historic 1936 building. The space offers a wide range of culinary offerings from James Beard Award winner Michelle Bernstein’s fried chicken to Michelin-star Japanese dining. The space, named after Miami’s founders, also features a wine bar, craft beer market, speakeasy bar, a children’s play zone, and a soon-to-be-open rooftop terrace with city views.

The Henry

Eleven-time James Beard-nominated restauranteur Sam Fox has debuted the Henry, an all-day American restaurant and bar, in Miami’s Brickell City Centre — marking the restaurant’s first Florida location. Under the helm of executive chef Orlando Arroyo, diners can expect a range of dishes from short-rib potstickers, pretzels with cheese sauce, spicy tuna rice, to lobster and truffle pasta. The massive space features seating for 260 amidst a stylish backdrop, with a buzzy, cocktail-rich bar and a ‘ventanita’ for early risers, serving coffee and pastries starting at 7 a.m. daily.

Delilah Miami

Delilah, famed for its 1920s glamour in Los Angeles, has opened in Miami, bringing its celebrity-driven ambiance and opulent style. The venue, adorned with Blue Logan’s artworks, features a photography-free setting, a nightly transforming stage, and a waterfront terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay with private boat slips. Led by chef Daniel Roy, the menu blends Delilah classics like its popular chicken tenders and Kendall Jenner’s slutty brownie with Miami-inspired dishes such as stone crab salad and Cubano fritters.

Social 27 Supper Club

The creators of Doce Provisions in Little Havana have unveiled their newest venture, Social 27 Supper Club in Little Havana. Led by chefs Justin Sherrer and Lisetty Llampalla, it infuses traditional Cuban tastes with modern twists, including items like fish croquetas with Kaluga Caviar and bolitas de yuca paired with gruyere and honey. Beyond the menu, Social 27 boasts a weekday happy hour, live Cuban music from Thursday to Saturday, and a sprawling 3,000-square-foot space adorned with tropical murals and chic neon accents.

Chateau ZZ

Major Food Group expands its Miami presence with Chateau ZZ, its inaugural Mexican restaurant housed in the historic, chateau-style building in Brickell. The menu offers Mexican favorites like Michelada oysters, coconut snapper ceviche, and steak al pastor, complemented by a beverage program featuring over 1,000 tequilas and mezcals, alongside a specially curated wine list. The second level of Chateau ZZ, reserved for ZZ’s Club members, features a covered terrace and an elegantly appointed lounge with a fireplace and vaulted ceilings.

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Bouchon Bistro

Chef Thomas Keller, known for Michelin-starred restaurants like the French Laundry and Per Se, has opened Bouchon Bistro in Coral Gables, joining his one-starred Surf Club Restaurant in Surfside. Led in collaboration with chef de cuisine Thomas Castellon, the restaurant offers traditional French dishes, including steak frites and a broad raw bar. Housed in the historic La Palma building, once home to the Cla-Reina Hotel, the space features unique murals by French artist Paulin Paris, a hallmark of Keller’s restaurants.

Erba Miami

Erba, brought to life by the Alpareno Group after its 2019 pop-up success, has found a permanent home in Coral Gables. Under the culinary direction of chef Niven Patel, the menu blends traditional Italian with Miami-inspired twists evident in dishes like mafaldine with Bahamian conch and a tres leches-infused tiramisu. Many dishes highlight local ingredients from Patel’s farm, Rancho Patel. Alongside an extensive Italian wine list and innovative cocktails, the venue itself, designed by Saladino Design Studio, showcases a blend of old-world charm with modern Miami decor.

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