Miami’s Most Anticipated Restaurants and Bars, Summer 2018

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Slow season? What slow season?

While summer is notoriously brutal for South Florida restaurants, the tides are officially turning with more and more restaurants looking to debut. Here are the eight bars and eateries that everyone is looking forward to this summer.


Donna Mare & Bungalow by the Sea

Key Players: Hersha Hospitality, Chef-Partner Manuel Mattei

Address: 3925 Collins Avenue

Both eateries, located within the soon-to-be open Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, are spearheaded by Mattei but will feature very different cuisine. Donna Mare will pay homage to Mattei’s Italian roots with traditional Italian fare and seafood, wood-fired pizzas, meats and house-made pastas. Bungalow by the Sea on the other hand will be an ocean-view venue surrounded by tropical palms and will offer a raw bar complimented by the largest assortment of rosé on the beach.

Projected Opening: Summer 2018


Abi Maria

Key Players: Jorgie Ramos and the Barley Team

Address: 8880 SW 72 Place

A new bar from the team behind Kendall’s Barley, it’ll be inspired by pre-Castro Havana featuring classic Latin cocktails, frozen drinks like Daiquiris, an oyster program and light bites.

Projected Opening: Early July 2018


Seawell Fish n’ Oyster and Minnow Bar

Key Players: Julian Garriga

Address: 660 Washington Avenue

Led by executive chef Julian Garriga (previously of Area 31, Macchialina and SUGARCANE), Seawell Fish n’ Oyster will highlight classics that play with finfish, shellfish and non-seafood items. Minnow Bar, will house a clear spirits bar where gin will take center stage through herb-infused cocktails with a modern-style bar area and open terrace. Both will be housed inside the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach’s, which is going under an extensive renovation.

Projected Opening: Summer 2018

Vista

Key Players: The duo behind Fratelli Milano, Roberto Bearzi and Fiorella Blanco

Address: 5020 NE 2nd Avenue

Located in Miami’s newly developed Upper Buena Vista, vista will offer guests with a wide-ranging, all-day menu, with dishes like calamari, crudo, Maltagliati brisket, swordfish a la plancha and more, housed in a two-story space located right next to a massive 150-year-old Banyan tree.

Projected Opening: July 1, 2018



La Cerveceria de Barrio

Key Players: V&E Restaurant Group

Address: 836 Lincoln Road

La Cerveceria de Barrio is bringing its first U.S. location to Lincoln Road. With more than 35 restaurants in Mexico, La Cerveceria serves up classic Mexican cuisine like fish tacos, tuna steaks and beef burritos, plus a large variety of beers and margaritas.

Projected Opening: July 2018


M House

Key Players: Metropolis Group

Address: 2524 Le Jeune Road

Celebrating the legacy of the late chef Alfredo Alvarez – best known for Coral Gables’ Giacosa – M House’s kitchen will be helmed by Abraham Silva and will serve up dishes from Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece, prepared on the josper charcoal oven.

Projected Opening: Summer 2018