April 2022 Restaurant Openings and Closings in Miami

April saw a tremendous number of new restaurants spring up on the South Florida dining scene.

Notable openings include Major Food Group’s Dirty French Steakhouse and the lively Carousel Club at Gulfstream Park.

Unfortunately, Hotsy Totsy, a beloved restaurant in Hollywood, has closed. However, there is good news. The restaurant’s website hints at a reopening with a different name and concept in the future.

Coming soon, keep an eye out for the reopening of Giorgio Rapicavoli’s Eating House and the opening of Max’d Out Donuts.

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The Jungle Bar at Dirty French

Photo by Kris Tamburello Studios


  • Alton Food Hall. 55 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; highneats.com
  • Azzurro Italian restaurant and bar. 18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-692-5770
  • Bebito’s Cafe at Time Out Market. 1601 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach; 786-753-5388
  • Blue Dog Bar and Kitchen. 6000 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; 561-961-3330; bluedogboca.com
  • Blue Steel Pizza Company. 2460 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-716-6875; bluesteelpizzaftl.com
  • Carousel Club. 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; 954-228-3378; carouselclub.com
  • Clyde’s Caribbean at Time Out Market.1601 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach; 786-753-5388; timeoutmarket.com
  • Taco Coyo. 1514 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables; coyo-taco.com
  • Dirty French. 1200 Brickell Avenue, Miami; 646-757-5477; dirtyfrances.com
  • Dragun’s small batch ice cream. 2613 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-209-2749; dragongelato.com
  • Ground fire. 2801 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 786-297-8788; fogodechao.com
  • Raise. 3400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-677-3119; elevawynwood.com
  • Little Liberty in Time Out Market.1601 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach; 786-753-5388; timeoutmarket.com Matchbox. 221 SW First Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; matchboxrestaurants.com
  • Meet Mia. 620 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-206-3882; knowmiamiami.com
  • Provider needed in Time Out Market.1601 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach; 786-753-5388; thenecessarypurveyor.com
  • Queen plant.1201 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 754-732-1952; plantarestaurants.com
  • The Prison Pals Tavern. 3555 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park; prisonpals.com
  • Faucets and Kitchen Royal 350. 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-617-7447; royal350.com
  • Sprout Farmers Market. 2631 NE Tenth Ct., Homestead; 754-764-7247; buds.com
click to enlarge Hotsy-Totsy - LAINE DOSS


click to enlarge Max Santiago and his donuts - PHOTO COURTESY OF MAX SANTIAGO

Max Santiago and his donuts

Photo courtesy of Max Santiago

upcoming attractions

  • aba – Opening at Bal Harbor Shops
  • Amateur – Jeremy Ford will open a seafood restaurant
  • Pizzeria Angelo Elia – Opening at Aventura Park Square
  • Avra Estiatorio Miami at Estates at Acqualina – Next opening
  • bay shore club – opening in Coconut Grove
  • Brewing in Biscayne Bay – Opening of a store, in downtown Miami
  • embers – Opening in downtown Miami
  • Laurel Brewery – Michael Beltran opening a brasserie
  • Brooklyn dumpling shop – Automated dumpling store opening in Wynwood
  • Havana Cafe – Opening of a New York restaurant in Brickell
  • eat house – Giorgio Rapicavoli reopening his Coral Gables favorite.
  • The neighbor – Michael Beltran opening a cigar lounge
  • Etta – Inauguration of the Chicago transplant at Miami WorldCenter
  • Esplanade in Aventura – New gastronomic and commercial complex in Aventura with Jarana and more
  • happy – Opening at Bal Harbor Shops
  • Ford garage. Automotive-themed beer and burger restaurant opening in South Florida
  • the forge – David Grutman will reopen this iconic Miami Beach restaurant
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria. Connecticut pizza comes to South Florida.
  • grandfather 2 – Next opening
  • grandparents by the sea – Opening 2021
  • hell’s kitchen – Gordon Ramsay brings his reality-themed restaurant to Miami
  • the henry – Los Angeles brunch opening in Miami
  • ice coffee shop – Opening at the Falls
  • joe’s pizza – New York staple comes to Miami
  • John Martin’s Irish Pub – Returning to Coral Gables
  • julia and henry – Food hall opening in downtown Miami
  • The store – Opening in 2021
  • the loyal – New York brasserie coming to Miami
  • lucky cat – Gordon Ramsay is bringing his Asian-inspired restaurant to Miami Beach
  • mai kai – Beloved restaurant that will reopen in the future
  • Max Out Donuts – Max Santiago opening a donut shop
  • maple and ash – Opening of a Chicago Steakhouse in Miami WorldCenter
  • news cafe – Iconic South Beach restaurant to reopen
  • Gold + Elixir – Opening in Miami
  • pasties – Iconic New York Bistro Coming to Wynwood
  • belly sushi – Expansion with several new locations
  • Pure Life – Opening in West Palm Beach
  • Saint Ambrose – Opening at Bal Harbor Shops
  • Skinny Latina Healthy Kitchen & Market – Opening in Coral Gables
  • Sprout Farmers Market – Opening in Miami
  • stem and shovel – Plant-Based Fast Casual Restaurant Coming to South Florida
  • trader joe – Opening at Edgewater
  • Tropical Distillers – Opening of distillery in Allapattah
  • real food kitchen – Opening of a health-oriented restaurant and bar in the Falls
  • hamburger vice – Popup window that will open a permanent location soon.
  • Whole Foods Market – Opening at Edgewater; Proposed megastore in Sunset Harbor and new locations in Fort Lauderdale

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