Even though we have seen some really great restaurants leave us like Pubbelly Boys’ L’Echon Brassiere and Kris Wessel’s Oolite, we also had some pretty awesome restaurants join the Miami food scene this summer.
In case you didn't know, here are some of the hottest New Miami restaurants you must check out before summer is over.
1144 Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
What you need to know: Having opened up shop already in places like NYC and Las Vegas, this is the first Sugar Factory “down south.” This American Brassiere prides itself on offering its guests not only a delicious, but also a very memorable experience. Their menu boasts items like a s’mores crepe, salmon salad, jalapeño burger, and my personal favorite, the fried chicken with mac n cheese.
1120 15th St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
What you need to know: I have to tell you that sometimes it’s hard to find really good food when you eat at these restaurants that are also trying to fit into the “lounge” scene, but 9beach does not disappoint. They did bring the original chef who worked at the Tel Avivi location, chef Tal Aboav. You must order the whole Branzino. The fish is stuffed with shrimp, black mussels and seasonal vegetables. Plus, it is served with a really tasty kale salad and caramelize lemon on top.
668 NW 5th St. | Miami, FL 33128
What you need to know: After 20-plus years of successfully operating fine dining restaurants across America, Chef Klime Kovaceski’s latest passion involves pizza - which is not as strange as it seems. Some of the pizzas that are on the menu: Mediterranean with fresh tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion and garlic; Truffled Pizza with tomato, arugula, shaved parmesan and white truffle oil; Pesto with pine nut-basil pesto, artichokes, tomato and goat cheese; and Crust with fig, prosciutto and blue cheese.
1250 S. Miami Ave. | Miami, FL 33130
What you need to know: When the news broke that Michael Sullivan was closing OTC, Miami went into pure panic. Sullivan then came out to say that OTC had it’s run and he wanted to try something new. This spot focuses on serving locally sourced ingredients in a farmhouse type of setting. You must try the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Hands down.
125 SE 3rd Ave. | Miami, FL 33131
What you need to know: Chef Hales interprets Mexican recipes in his own style creating something fresh and new for Miami. The menu is also influenced by South Florida and what makes #305 a great food city - like “La Gringa,” which is a taco al pastor with Chihuahua cheese and pineapple.
223 NW 23rd St. | Miami, FL 33127
What you need to know: Chef-owner Brad Kilgore is literally killing it here. Having been the executive chef over at J&G Grill at St. Regis Bal Harbor we only expected the absolute best. If you haven't taken advantage of his Miami Spice menu get on it already!
2601 NW Second Ave. | Miami, FL 33127
What you need to know: Who doesn't love diners? These guys are finally open! And, they are serving an awesome brunch. Did I mention they have nutmeg bourbon French toast on their menu?