The Most Anticipated New Restaurants in Miami, Florida for Fall 2022

Sure, we might experience a change in “seasons” here in South Florida, but what really indicates the seasonal transition is the multitude of new restaurants opening their doors here in Miami. From the two restaurants of Top Chef winners to the offshoots of longtime favorites and the return of local chefs, here are the 13 restaurants to look forward to this fall.


eat home

Where: 128 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables

When: Fall 2022

After closing its home for nearly a decade last summer, Eating House will launch a second iteration of the restaurant on pedestrianized Giralda Avenue, a short walk from its sister restaurant Luca Osteria. This larger, more “grown-up” version of Eating House will feature many of its favorite dishes from its first outpost, along with a full liquor bar, plenty of seating, and industrial digs.


Arlo Wynwood

Where: 2217 NW Miami Court, Wynwood

When: Fall 2022

One of Miami’s favorite chefs, Brad Kilgore, is returning to his Wynwood roots to lead the culinary program at the soon-to-open Arlo Wynwood Hotel. Working with cocktail pros Gabe Orta and Bar Lab’s Elad Zvi, the trio will oversee the hotel’s on-site restaurant, cocktail-focused third-floor lounge, and rooftop terrace.


Sushi | Bar

Where: 1435 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach

When: October 2022

This popular omakase-style, speakeasy restaurant, which started in California in 2018 and expanded to Austin, Texas in 2020, is heading to Miami with a location on the ground floor of the Esme Hotel. Led by Executive Chef Ambrely Ouimette, it will feature a full 17-course omakase offering “unexpected riffs on long-standing sushi classics.”


Italic Midtown

Where: 3201 NE 1st Avenue, Downtown

When: September 2022

From the team behind Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar in Midtown Miami and Italica Pizza in Aventura comes Italica Midtown, an Italian-inspired pizzeria with live entertainment and a spritz bar where customers can customize their own drink with a variety of toppings, mixers, and more.


Midorie

Where: 3444 main road, coconut grove

When: October 2022

In October, Wabi Sabi’s sister restaurant, Midorie, will debut in Coconut Grove with a selection of sushi and donburi (Japanese bowls) made with high-end seafood and vegetables at the counter. In addition to choosing from the a la carte menu, diners can opt for a nigiri, chirashi, or omakase sashimi, with wine, sake, champagne, or beer. Dressed in light wood and works by local artists, the space will offer 20 seats to guarantee privacy and “kikubari”, the Japanese art of taking care of others.


Casa Bufala

Where: 3201 NE 1st Avenue, Downtown

When: September 2022

Located in the heart of Sunset Harbor in Miami Beach, Casa Bufala will feature Italian cuisine from the team behind Miami’s longtime downtown restaurant, Fratelli La Bufala. The laid-back spot will feature colorful artwork and furnishings as well as pizza, pasta and more.


Aba

Where: 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbor

When: October 2022

Aba, the new Mediterranean restaurant on the ground floor of Bal Harbor Shops, is part of the Chicago-based restaurant group, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants. With a menu of Excellent chef former CJ Jacobson, Aba will present dishes with flavors from Israel, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece with Jacobson’s California background, in a 240-seat restaurant with an indoor dining room and bar, a covered patio, a mezzanine bar and terrace.


Beauty and the Butcher

Where: 6915 Red Road, Coral Gables

When: November 2022

Taking over the former Public Square restaurant in Grove Bay, Excellent chef Champion Jeremy Ford will bring a fresh take on the space by offering seasonal small plates with an emphasis on different meats and proteins. The restaurant’s name is a nod to Ford’s eldest daughter, Madelynn, the “beauty”, and himself, the “butcher”.


Rum Room

Where: 2100 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

When: November 2022

Located in Collins Canal Park and on the Miami Beach Convention Center Campus, newcomer The Rum Room will take over Miami Beach’s oldest public structure, the Carl Fisher Clubhouse. The space will stay true to its historic roots and architecture, but will offer contemporary food and drink options from a rotating roster of local chefs.


Mayfair Grill + Sipsip

Where: 3000 Florida Ave, Coconut Grove

When: September 2022

The team behind Lost Boy, Tropezon and Fox’s Lounge are leading the food and beverage outposts of the future Mayfair House Hotel & Garden (formerly the Mayfair Hotel & Spa) with two new outposts: Mayfair Grill and Sipsip Rooftop. The Mayfair Grill restaurant and the hotel’s namesake atrium bar will serve wood-fired cuisine with flavors inspired by the American Southwest, while Sipsip (named after the Bahamian word for “gossip”) will be a poolside bar on the rooftop with island-inspired cocktails, an extensive rum program, Caribbean menu, and live music.


Puttshack

Where: 701 South Miami Ave, Brickell

When: September 2022

Chicago-based indoor mini-golf bar and restaurant Puttshack is coming to Brickell City Center this fall. The new space will occupy 29,000 square feet over two levels with three competitive nine-hole mini-golf courses complemented by an extensive dining offering.


Ogawa

Where: 7223 NW 2nd Avenue, Little River

When: November 2022

Alvaro Perez Miranda, the restaurateur and art dealer behind Hiyakawa and Wabi Sabi, is launching an intimate 12-seat Japanese restaurant in Little River later this year. Chef Masayuki Komatsu’s Omakase will be filled with ingredients from Tokyo’s famous Toyosu Fish Market, while guests dine among unique Nihonga artwork by Ryota Unno and a Kakejiku roll by calligrapher artist Keika Ogawa.

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