Miami is about to get better and tastier with these new restaurants and bars opening in 2019. Not to mention what will be the biggest mall in the entire country — American Dream Miami. Your new year calendar will get busier with everything that is about to open during January and February. Other locations are scheduled to open in summer 2019 but there will be so much to do before then.
If you think you've visited everything Miami has to offer, start opening your schedules for new grand openings. New chefs are coming into town and bringing new menus to the table. Cool food halls will become your new brunch spot for the weekend. Even Pitbull has a new concept that you won't want to miss out.
If you want to impress your foodie friends and be the first one to try it out, hold on to this list and be on the lookout for these openings. 2019 will be the year of amazing food and adventures.
Time Out Market
Address: Lincoln Road
The new Time Out food hall is expected to open in February 2019. The market will be located on Lincoln Road, which will make it a great tourist attraction. The most interesting local restaurants will be located under one roof and it will be the perfect place to meet up with your team after Sunday service. The local restaurants and chefs that will participate are Norman Van Aken, Antonio Bachour, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Phuc Yea, Azucar, Salt & Brine, Love Life Cafe, Wabi Sabi by Shuji, Coyo Taco, Miami Smokers, 33 Kitchen, Kush, Stephen's Delicatessen, Jeremy Ford, The Local Cuban, and Michael Beltran. You'll have enough days of the month to try them all.
Address: 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables
The restaurant will be located in Coral Gables in the former Swine Southern Table & Bar space. The place will have a sophisticated vibe and an American style menu. If you love art and food, this restaurant will be your new favorite. The chefs DeRosa and Goldsmith will bring a new concept early 2019 you can't miss. So, start making plans with your friends.
Palihouse Miami Beach
Address: 3101 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach
The boutique bayside hotel will have 71 classic rooms and studio residences with a contemporary design. This luxurious hotel is expected to open in spring 2019 and will be located in the Indian Creek waterway. The area is being remodeled and will maintain its art deco style. The beach is walking distance and guests will have access to a waterway boat dock.
Celino South Beach
Address: 640 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
The newly renovated hotel in South Beach will bring back the 1940s vibe with 132 rooms. There's a new five-story building with an atrium and a mural created by French artist Mr. Brainwash. The place will feature a rooftop glass-bottom pool, ground level swimming pool, three food and beverage outlets, and other common areas reminiscent of a tropical island. It will be the perfect place to staycation with your bae.
Night Owl Cookies
A cookie factory is opening in Wynwood early 2019. If you've got the night-owl cravings, these cookies deliver as late as 2 am. The new factory will have 3,000 square feet and will include a 1,200-square-foot outdoor patio. The fresh-baked cookies are a local favorite — especially popular with FIU students. If you're a cookie monster that loves late night munchies, this is the place to come after a late night out.
Address: 2020 Salzedo, Coral Gables
If you want to know where foodies are gonna brunch in 2019, come to Bachour when it opens early next year. The new restaurant by chef Antonio Bachour will open a location in Coral Gables with all-day weekend brunch, lunch, and breakfast. It's the perfect place to take your flat lay pictures with their fancy pastries. The artful desserts and croissants should be the first things on your order.
Address: 550 NW Miami Central Avenue
Downtown Miami will have a new market and food hall with over 20 different vendors with authentic food. This will be the go-to spot if you're craving modern cuisine. The Central Fare will feature local artisans in Miami Central. Grab something delicious from the marketplace before you jump on the next train with Brightline.
Address: 8300 NE 2nd Avenue, Little River
The Citadel is expected to open in January or February 2019. This new place in Little River will feature a marketplace, retail, creative office space, and a rooftop bar. The 60,000 square foot building will have a food hall and everything else under one roof. You will be able to work, eat, and go for a happy hour the same day. The tenants will not have to leave the building as each floor will offer a different experience.
Cafe La Trova
Address: 971 SW 8th St
The new restaurant in Little Havana will have Cuban cuisine with a modern twist. It will be the perfect place to have a cocktail while enjoying a cigar in their patio. The bar and restaurant will feature live music and the best Cuban-style dishes. Don't be surprised if you see people playing dominoes while drinking a classic mojito.
Address: 151 NE 41st St Unit 117
There's a new fancy restaurant opening in Miami Design District by chef Brad Kilgore in February 2019. The menu will be focused on classic and modern bistro fare, wood-fired dishes, steakhouse-style meat, and sides. A full bar with a wide selection of more than 100 wine bottles is the perfect excuse to make reservations for a romantic dinner.
Address: 1620 SW 8th Street
Welcome the new year with tacos and good Mexican cuisine. El Santo is inspired on Lucha Libre's best luchadores. This new taqueria will open around January 1st and will have mariachi, tacos, and live music. The menu will feature Mexican tapas, tequila, mezcal menu, guacamole, shared plates. Calle Ocho is getting busier with new Latin cuisine and be the first to try it out.
iLov305 Steakhouse & Nightlife
Address: 1060 Ocean Drive
Even Pitbull is having a grand opening on January 15 for iLov305. The Havana-style club will feature three VIP rooms, a private lounge, and four bars featuring cocktails and Latin food. You'll experience the real 305 when you visit this new bar concept.
The Lincoln Eatery
Address: 723 N Lincoln Lane
This new food destination will open in Miami Beach with 16 fast-casual and grab-&-go concepts. For those going to the beach and looking something quick to eat, this will be the perfect spot. It will be the perfect place to relax and get quality food. The eateries include Fresh Garden Bowls, Manhattan Paletas, Chill-N, Marble & Rye, Necessary Purveyor, Delicatessen Patagonia, TYO Sushi, Toast & More, XO Espresso Bar. It will become the perfect place for locals to meet.
Address: 170 NW 26th Street
Don't be shy and try some pie this New Year. The new Wynwood location will have the cutest 3" mini pies in the richest flavors. You can choose from Oreo, Nutella, key lime, s'mores, and other seasonal flavors. This makes the perfect gift box for your host at any party.
Address: 210 23rd Street
Sushi fans will love this fancy concept opening in early 2019. Mandrake will feature a high-end sushi bar, floral banquets, cocktail bar, Crazy Horse-style cabaret shows, and live music. We believe the French-Asian inspired cabaret will attract a lot of locals.
Address: 1300 Brickell Bay Drive
This Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant will open around March 2019. Osaka has about nine locations in South America but it's bringing its Latin flavor to the 305. this will be a big ceviche and Nikkei bar.
Punch Bowl Social
Address: First floor of the Wynwood Garage
It was about time for Punch Bowl Social to open a space in Miami. The 23,000-square-foot bar, restaurant, and entertainment place will become a local favorite. The place is expected to open in Wynwood and will feature bowling, karaoke private rooms, table tennis, classic video games, and other activities.
Address: Midtown Miami
Midtown Miami will open a new restaurant with Michelin-starred chef Hemant Mathur. The new Indian restaurant will have an exclusive vibe with chandeliers, wood and tile flooring, a hanging garden, and Indian artwork. If you love exotic spices, put it first on your list when it opens at the beginning of the new year.
Address: Downtown Dadeland
Sometime in 2019, a new Italian eatery will open in Downtown Dadeland. Niven Patel will bring a fresh concept to Italian cuisine with a pasta focused menu. Farm-to-table and wood-fired dishes will be part of his unique plan for Erba. The 2,900-square-foot restaurant will feature 130-seat space with an open kitchen and a pasta room for guests to watch how they make the pasta.
Opening: Summer 2019
One of the oldest restaurants in MiMo district will be reinvented. The restaurant was sold to John Kunkel, founder of Yardbird. The place will have a grab-and-go bakery as part of the re-opening.
Address: 88 S.W. 10th Street
Brickell continues to expand their hotel venues for 2019. This new hotel will have 445 rooms with a dual-branded concept, a Wyndham Grand and TRYP by Wyndham. Both locations will share the same pool and rooftop restaurant. This building is expected to be one of the most luxurious in the Financial District and one of the largest developments.