Miami’s a city that never sleeps, and neither does its food scene! New restaurants in Miami seem to sprout up faster than palm trees, all vying for a coveted spot in the recently released Michelin Guide Miami. We hear you – it can be overwhelming to keep up. But fret no more, because we’ve got the inside scoop on the hottest new eats in town. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or just looking to shake things up with something fresh, this list is your guide to Miami’s latest culinary gems. So ditch your usual haunts and get ready to embark on a delicious adventure. Here are the must-try restaurants that are taking Miami by storm this Summer!


Hottest New Miami Restaurants Summer 2024:

CATCH Miami Beach

Craving a taste of paradise? Dive into CATCH Miami Beach, the hottest new seafood destination in South of Fifth! This expansive venue blends modern takes on classics with a vibrant, shareable dining style. Savor fresh, elegant seafood, expertly crafted sushi, and mouthwatering Wagyu steaks in a stunning Rockwell Group designed space. Imagine lush florals mingling with dramatic lighting, creating a sumptuous conservatory vibe that captures the essence of Miami’s energy and the elegance of the 1920s. Don’t miss signature dishes like the Catch Roll and Wagyu Hot Rock, a tableside sizzling experience. Reserve your table and experience the perfect blend of service, style, and cuisine at this must-try Miami hotspot!


Lafayette Steakhouse

Prepare to be transported! Step into Lafayette Steakhouse, Brickell’s newest jewel, where speakeasy charm meets modern elegance. Savor expertly prepared steaks, a curated wine list, and decadent desserts in a lavish atmosphere designed to whisk you away. Led by Michelin-starred Chef Kylian Goussot, Lafayette promises an unforgettable culinary journey. Reserve your table and experience Miami’s most anticipated new dining destination!



Elastika is a contemporary restaurant anchoring the first floor of the landmark Moore building in the heart of Miami Design District. Led by Executive Chef Joe Anthony, Elastika offers a global approach to modern American cuisine. Inspired by Miami’s international community and The Moore’s century-long legacy of art, design and culture, Elastika acts as a culinary canvas, where eclectic dishes and soulful cooking come to life in an approachable environment. Elastika is located at 191 NE 40th Street, Miami, FL, 33137.



Sunset Harbor’s got a hot new spot with dual personalities! BeyBey transforms from daytime Ventanita (Café Dubey) serving coffee, tapas, and Spanish delights, to a vibrant Lebanese wine bar at night. Think delectable mezze like cauliflower muhammara, melt-in-your-mouth wagyu kafta, and succulent lamb shank, all for sharing alongside a curated wine list. With chic vibes and infectious energy, Bey Bey promises a delicious adventure that seamlessly transitions from late-night dinner to unforgettable hangout with friends.


Salty Flame

Located in the heart of Brickell, Salty Flame is a  new modern steakhouse owned by V&E Hospitality. Salty Flame offers modern steakhouse options, combined with a variety of Asian-influenced dishes, inviting diners on a journey where tradition meets innovation. Open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner, Salty Flame will be located at 1414 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131.



Sereia is a modern seafood-focused restaurant by acclaimed Two-Michelin star Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa and the visionaries behind Sault Hospitality—Jourdan Binder, Sven Vogtland, and Alan Drummond. Inspired by the Iberian coast and Sá Pessoa’s global travels, Sereia’s menu is a cumulation of techniques and foreign flavors from his rich culinary history paired with a lifetime of experience working in some of the best restaurants around the world. Sereia features cuisine with depth, featuring the finest ingredients supported by sophisticated techniques. Located in the heart of Coconut Grove on Main Highway, Sereia’s 125-seat venue includes indoor and outdoor dining, a full bar, a private dining room for up to 12 guests offering curated chef’s tasting menus, and a crudo bar, embodying simplicity, approachability, and an underlying elegance.


Blue Lavender Cafe

Escape to Miami Beach’s new wellness haven, Blue Lavender Cafe! This 2-story gem offers beautiful outdoor seating and caters to all diets with gluten-free & vegan options galore. Craving a burger? Indulge in theirs on a brioche bun, served with roasted veggies instead of fries. Their elevated tuna salad features fingerling potatoes, and lavender-infused coffee adds a unique touch. Although they offer dinner, breakfast & lunch reign supreme. It’s more than a cafe – it’s a community hub for delicious organic eats!


The Canvas Bar

Poised to become South Florida’s premier hangout haven, The Canvas Bar offers a unique blend of quality comfort cuisine and vibrant entertainment options. Guests can expect soul-warming dishes from around the world, an assortment of house-curated cocktails, all alongside an array of vintage arcade games encouraging diners to eat, drink, relax and play. Located in the heart of Edgewater, the restaurant is a social oasis, featuring tropical and nautical-inspired decor throughout the welcoming space, including palm-tree patterned wallpapers, bamboo accents and vibrant yellow architectural structures. The indoor dining area provides ample seating, complemented by an extensive bar where guests can catch up on the latest sporting events via large flat-screen TVs. Additionally, there’s a laid-back lounge area and a dedicated spot for vintage arcade games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, as well as premium pool tables. Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to engage in foosball matches on the patio, offering a perfect setting for alfresco dining experiences beneath ambient string lighting.


La Pata Gorda

Coral Gables gets a taste of Ecuador with the much-anticipated arrival of La Pata Gorda! This beloved seafood chain, boasting nine locations back in Ecuador, has finally opened its doors on Miracle Mile, igniting a firestorm of excitement on social media. From “Congratulations, fellow Ecuadorians!” to “A huge step for Ecuadorian cuisine!”, Miami’s Ecuadorian community and fans alike are celebrating the chance to savor La Pata Gorda’s famed flavors stateside. Expect a symphony of seafood sensations, with must-try dishes like succulent crab creations, flavorful shrimp ceviche, and the restaurant’s signature “mariscos”. Don’t miss your chance to experience a taste of Ecuador in Coral Gables – La Pata Gorda awaits!


Casa Vigil

Casa Vigil Miami is a restaurant and bar specializing in Mediterranean cuisine with an Argentine influence. Owned by world-renowned oenologist, Alejandro Vigil, known as the “Messi of Wines” by MICHELIN Guide, Casa Vigil Miami marks the second outpost of the famed winery restaurant deriving from Mendoza Argentina. Known for its dedication to offering exceptional wines, Casa Vigil Miami sets the stage for an immersive and educational journey into the world of wine. Guests sample affordable and exotic wines, each reflecting the distinct terroir of Mendoza, among other countries. Casa Vigil is located at 5020 NE 2nd Ave., and open Sundays through Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Thursdays through Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., with brunch coming soon on the weekends.



Wynwood’s favorite Asian hotspot is back and better than ever! KYU reopens its doors with a stunning refresh, transforming their 4,000-square-foot space into a haven of industrial-chic warmth. Award-winning designer Mark Alan Diaz has added a touch of cozy luxury with honey-hued accents, rich leather textures, and sleek metal finishes. The 114-seat dining room now boasts a glowing backlit bar, offering a front-row seat to the culinary magic happening in the open kitchen. Newcomers can indulge in signature dishes like spicy tuna crispy rice and Mom’s legendary coconut cake, while Miami locals can explore unique creations like burrata with peppadews and pan-seared snapper in brown butter-miso. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a curious newcomer, KYU promises an unforgettable Asian-inspired adventure in the heart of Wynwood.


LEKU Fish and Garden

Miami’s culinary scene gets a seafood upgrade with LEKU Fish and Garden’s debut! Nestled within the Rubell Museum, this innovative concept by Jeffery Chodorow and Chef Carlos Garcia promises an unparalleled dining experience. Savor the freshest catches alongside Basque-inspired dishes or customize your meal with “Fish Your Way” options. Vegetarian options and non-seafood entrees ensure something for everyone. Don’t miss creative cocktails and a stunning garden setting. Reserve your table and dive into Miami’s newest must-try!



RedFarm opened in 2011 at 529 Hudson Street in the West Village. Located on the parlor floor of an 1828 brownstone, above a basement laundromat, this new 42 seat restaurant from dim sum master chef Joe Ng and the late Chinese food expert Ed Schoenfeld (1949-2002), in partnership with Zach Chodorow and Jeffrey Chodorow of China Grill Management, aimed to be one of the most exciting and influential restaurants in the country. In 2014, RedFarm opened a location on the Upper West Side and the laundromat below the original location became Decoy, a cocktail bar and restaurant that soon became renowned for its Peking Duck dinners. RedFarm opened a location in Austin, TX in 2023, and is opening in Miami’s Coconut Grove in February 2024.


Lucky Cat

Miami Beach has a new hotspot sizzling with Asian-inspired flavors: Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay. Opened on February 2nd, this restaurant and late-night lounge captures the essence of Tokyo’s kissas and Shanghai’s vibrant drinking dens. Chef Ramsay’s menu is a global adventure, drawing inspiration from his extensive travels throughout Asia. Expect a delightful fusion of flavors alongside Ramsay’s signature culinary flair. Whether you crave a lively atmosphere or a delicious exploration of Asian cuisine, Lucky Cat promises an unforgettable experience.