Check Out These New Miami Restaurants
Mermaids in the bathroom, a weekly food market, a speakeasy in a sandwich shop, and an American brasserie
As the spring thaw starts to hit the rest of the country, Miami continues to sizzle.
Miami’s dining scene is filled with a combination of transplants from New York and beyond along with new concepts from local chefs and restaurateurs.
New restaurants to try include a London import that takes its cues from the ocean, a sandwich shop with a hidden speakeasy, and an outdoor market straight from Williamsburg.
Nightclub and restaurant owner, David Grutman, has opened The Key Club. The restaurant is nestled in the newly revived CocoWalk (3015 Grand Ave., Miami), a shopping and dining complex in Miami’s lush, tree-lined Coconut Grove neighborhood. It’s an upscale version of the classic American bar and grill, offering a menu of steaks, local seafood, and cocktails. The restaurant’s opening night saw a plethora of celebrities including Lenny Kravitz and David Beckham — but don’t let that stop you from going. Though Grutman’s restaurants attract the Miami elite, they’re welcoming to everyone. The restaurant is open daily for dinner for now, with lunch and weekend brunch to follow shortly.
If you’re hankering for a sandwich and a clandestine cocktail, the Mad Butcher (2300 NW Second Ave., Miami) is your kind of place. The Wynwood sandwich shop is currently in a soft-open phase and offers an assortment of some of the world’s best-loved sandwiches like Philly cheesesteaks, vegetarian schwarma, banh mi, Cubanos, and a brisket Reuben. After you’ve finished your meal, check out the speakeasy hidden behind a walk-in cooler. Beverage director Andi Cruzatti has created a menu of cocktails inside a ‘70s setting complete with disco ball and orange velvet banquettes.