Miami’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings Of Spring/Summer 2019

Miami never fails to deliver with new and enticing culinary offerings. This year, the openings will continue even after the peak of the season, with hot new restaurants debuting in the Magic City throughout Spring and Summer 2019. Here, we take a look at some of the most anticipated restaurant openings coming to the Magic City from South of Fifth neighborhood to Brickell, the Miami Design District and beyond.



Coming to the gorgeous South of Fifth neighborhood, Amare Ristorante will offer exquisite Southern Italian fare, reminiscent of Italy’s beloved Amalfi Coast. Brought by restaurateur Gino Iovino and Michelin-starred chef Cosimo Cassano and Franco Ricatti, Amare will bring the tastes of Italy to Miami in a stunning setting paying homage to its home country. The spot is set to debut in April 2019.


Nikkei Omakase OsakaPhoto Credit: Osaka

Internationally-acclaimed Nikkei restaurant Osaka will open its doors to Miami in Brickell July 2019. Helmed by chefs Rogger Quispe and Juan Urrutia, Osaka will merge Japanese culinary techniques and Peruvian flavors to present delicious, artful dishes. The restaurant currently operates in South America with nine restaurants, and Miami will mark its first U.S. entrance.


David Grutman and David Papi EinhornPhoto Credit: World Red Eye

The hip steakhouse named after Komodo’s famed dish created by David ‘Papi’ Einhorn, ‘The Papi Steak,’ will open in July 2019 from Groot Hospitality in the South of Fifth neighborhood. While the beloved Kosher steak will serve as the hot spot’s signature dish, it will also offer a wide array of mouth-watering plates in a sexy, Modern-American steakhouse setting.


KosushiPhoto Credit: Instagram: @kosushimiami

The Brazilian-born Kosushi restaurant will be making its U.S. debut in the South of Fifth neighborhood in April 2019. Having earned a prestigious Michelin star in Brazil for the concept, chef George Yuji Koshoji with partner Carlos Augusto Carvalho have decided to bring the acclaimed São Paolo destination to the Magic City, delivering exquisite Japanese cuisine with omakase, expert mixology and so much more.


Chef KilgorePhoto Credit: Kilgore Culinary

Following its upstairs sister restaurant/cocktail lounge, Kaido, chef Brad Kilgore will open his second Miami Design District eatery, this time focusing on fine dining, as Ember debuts in Paradise Plaza in April 2019. The menu will feature steakhouse delicacies and modern, wood-fired American bistro dishes, according to Eater.


Via EmiliaPhoto Credit: Via Emilia

Via Emilia Garden is Via Emilia 9’s sister restaurant and newest concept to open this June in Midtown Miami. Via Emilia Garden will give guests an indoor garden dining experience, with seating for up to 100 guests for lunch and dinner. The menu will include the Italian eatery’s beloved dishes, including homemade pasta, fresh meats, cheeses and more. 


Team Photo at La Estación
Team Photo at La Estación: Sunny Oh, Executive Chef-Partner; Kaoru Chang, Corporate Chef; Pierre Morat, Executive Chef; Gregory Gourreau, Corporate Chef Partner; and
Tim Sandoz, Director of Operations

Miami based Juvia Group presents a brand new full-service bistro concept, La Estación American Brasserie by Juvia Group, which will premiere early spring 2019 inside Central Fare. The concept will serve as the anchor restaurant for the Brightline station/Virgin Trains USA. The 240-seat, 10,000-square-foot restaurant and bar, will feature four private event spaces and a vast open kitchen, specializing in an innovative bistro cuisine.


OrillaPhoto Credit: Orilla

Opening at the Urbanica Hotel on Euclid Ave., Orilla restaurant will present South American Patagonian fare. Helmed by chef Fernando Trocca in partnership with restaurateur Martin Pittaluga of Quinto La Huella and La Huella, the spot will offer delicious and authentic cuisine utilizing local products. The restaurant is slated to open in June as the first U.S. location, following its sister restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina.