June 2022 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

Summer is here and thoughts turn to vacations, beach outings, and new places to dine with friends and family.

Notable openings this past month included a beachside pop-up by 2 Korean Girls, a new location for Rosie’s, and Lion & the Rambler in Coral Gables.

Sadly, Miami lost a host of great watering holes with the closing of Wood Tavern, Las Rosas, Pizza & Beer, and Nightlife Brewing Co.

In July, look out for Sweet Melody Ice Cream in Coral Gables, Trader Joe’s in Midtown Miami, and Max’d Out Donuts.

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Rosie’s has reopened with a new temporary location in Little River.

Photo courtesy of Rosie’s


  • 2 Korean Girls. 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-1271; 2koreangirls.com
  • Burdo. 2509 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-838-4822; burdomiami.com
  • Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop.1678 NE Miami Gardens Dr., North Miami Beach; 786-629-9225; capriottis.com
  • El Secreto Omakase. 3201 Collins Ave. (in the Faena Hotel), Miami Beach; 786-655-5600; faena.com
  • La Boulangerie Boul’Mich. 9690 NW 41st St., Doral; 786-502-3025; laboulangerieusa.com
  • Lion & the Rambler. 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd.,Coral Gables; 305-603-7612; lionandtherambler.com.
  • Meat N’ Bone Kitchen. 2685 NW 105th Ave., Miami; mnbkitchen.com
  • Naf Naf Grill. 213 N. Hiatus Rd., Pembroke Pines; 954-399-8235; nafnafgrill.com
  • Rosie’s. 7127 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-631-2496; rosiesmia.com
  • Smile Empanadas.2041 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors; 305-699-1958; smileempanadas.com
click to enlarge The original Wood Tavern — nine years ago. - PHOTO BY LOGAN FAZIO

The original Wood Tavern — nine years ago.

Photo by Logan Fazio


  • 800 Degrees
  • Las Rosas
  • NIghtlife Brewing Co.
  • Pizza & Beer
  • Wood Tavern
click to enlarge The original Fox's sign. - PHOTO BY PHILLIP PESSAR VIA FLICKR

The original Fox’s sign.

Photo by Phillip Pessar via Flickr

Coming Attractions

  • Angelo Elia Pizza Bar – Opening at Aventura ParkSquare
  • Avra Estiatorio Miami at the Estates at Acqualina – Opening soon
  • Balagan – Opening soon
  • Bayshore Club – Opening in Coconut Grove
  • Biscayne Bay Brewing – Opening a location, in downtown Miami
  • Black Tap – New York burger and shake restaurant opening in Brickell
  • BodegaTaqueria – Locations in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and more coming soon
  • Brasamasa – Opening in downtown Miami
  • Brasserie Laurel – Michael Beltran opening a brasserie
  • Brooklyn Dumpling Shop – Automated dumpling shop opening in Wynwood
  • Cafe Habana – New York restaurant opening in Brickell
  • Eating House – Giorgio Rapicavoli reopening his Coral Gables favorite.
  • Eataly –  Coming to Miami.
  • El Vecino – Michael Beltran opening a cigar lounge
  • Etta – Chicago transplant opening at Miami WorldCenter
  • Esplanade at Aventura – New dining and shopping complex in Aventura with Jarana and more
  • Felice – Opening at Bal Harbour Shops
  • Ford’s Garage. Automotive-themed burger and beer joint opening in South Florida
  • The Forge – David Grutman to reopen this iconic Miami Beach restaurant
  • Fox’s Sherron Inn – Iconic lounge to reopen
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria. Connecticut pizza coming to South Florida.
  • Gekko – David Grutman and Bad Bunny opening a Japanese steakhouse.
  • Gramps 2 – Opening soon
  • Gramps by the Sea – Opening 2021
  • Hell’s Kitchen – Gordon Ramsay bringing his reality-themed restaurant to Miami
  • The Henry – Los Angeles brunch spot opening in Miami
  • Icebox Cafe – Opening in the Falls
  • Joe’s Pizza – NYC staple coming to Miami
  • John Martin’s Irish Pub – Returning to Coral Gables
  • Julia & Henry’s – Food hall opening in downtown Miami
  • La Bottega – Opening in 2021
  • The Loyal – New York brasserie coming to Miami
  • Lucky Cat – Gordon Ramsay is bringing his Asian-inspired restaurant to Miami Beach
  • Mai-Kai – Beloved restaurant reopening in the future
  • Max’d Out Donuts – Max Santiago opening a doughnut shop
  • Mayfair House Hotel & Garden – Reopening summer 2022
  • Maple & Ash – Chicago steakhouse opening at Miami WorldCenter
  • Michy’s Kitchen Shack. Michelle Bernstein opening a fast-casual fried chicken restaurant.
  • News Cafe – Iconic South Beach restaurant to reopen
  • Oro + Elixir – Opening in Miami
  • Pastis – Iconic NYC bistro coming to Wynwood
  • Pubbelly Sushi – Expanding with several new locations
  • Pura Vida – Opening in West Palm Beach
  • Saint Ambroeus – Opening at Bal Harbour Shops
  • The Salty Donut – Opening in Coconut Grove.
  • Skinny Latina Healthy Kitchen & Market – Opening in Coral Gables
  • Sprouts Farmers Market – Opening in Miami
  • Sra. Martinez – Michelle Bernstein bringing back the beloved restaurant.
  • Stalk & Spade – Plant-based fast-casual restaurant coming to South Florida
  • Sweet Melody – Ice cream scoop shop coming to Coral Gables.
  • Trader Joe’s – Opening in Edgewater
  • Tropical Distillers – Distillery opening in Allapattah
  • True Food Kitchen – Health-driven restaurant and bar opening at the Falls
  • Vice Burger – Pop-up opening a permanent location soon.
  • Whole Foods Market – Opening in Edgewater; proposed megastore in Sunset Harbour and new Fort Lauderdale locations
  • Wicked Lick – Key West nitro ice cream shop looking to open in Miami