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Miami's 8 Most-Anticipated Restaurants

By Carissa Chesanek  |  October 29, 2013

With a new bar located in a brewery and a French bistro created by the Pubbelly boys, there's a lot to look forward this season. Here are the eight new restaurants we're most excited about this fall and winter. 

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    Chef Michael R. Shikany's new dining destination will open this November, serving contemporary and innovative global cuisine. Located in the Wynwood Arts District, this funky culinary space will not only act as the chef’s first restaurant concept, but also as a culinary test kitchen for cooking classes and wine tastings.

    251 NW 25th St.; 305-979-8052

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    Michael Mina 74

    Come mid-November, award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Mina will open his latest American bistro lounge inside the main lobby of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The menu includes a customized shellfish cart featuring local shellfish and ceviches, along with Kobe beef shabu shabu and spiny lobster spaghetti paired with housemade cocktails and Old World classic wines.

    4441 Collins Ave.; 877-512-8002

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    Batch Gastropub

    Inside this soon-to-be Brickell space, you'll find a very modern atmosphere with sleek bar, muted tones and soft lighting. Hearty bar-inspired comfort food mixed with handcrafted fruity cocktails will be offered, such as the naked zombie made with a blend of rums and fresh pressed tropical juices alongside classic skinny cut truffle fries and s’mores served with coconut-infused marshmallows and honey ganache.

    30 SW 12th St.; 305-808-5555

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    MIA Brewing Company

    A combination of a tap room and production brewery, this new spot will offer you a chance to watch the entire brewing process through a glass wall that divides the seating area from the brewing equipment. Hard-to-find brews will also be offered, including the signature honey wheat beer and Most Wanted IPA that are normally only served at selected local beer events. 

    10400 NW 33rd St.; 305-567-5550

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    Seasalt Brasserie

    Slated to open the beginning of November, this warehouse-turned-restaurant will open its doors on the Miami River offering a private dock with impeccable views. With three kitchens, two wood burning ovens, a raw bar and private chef’s table, this swanky space plans to serve up everything from saucy wood-fired casseroles to Alaskan black cod with braised fennel.

    422 NW N River Dr.; 305-606-1413

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    Richard Hales from the popular fast-food Asian eatery Sakaya Kitchen will open his new Chinese venue at the old ACME Bakery Space in Midtown. Unlike his other spot, this restaurant will have a full wait staff and offer some fancier fare including house-cut noodles, full dim sum menu and housemade Chinese charcuterie.

    3251 NE First Ave.; 305-573-0658

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    L'Echon Brasserie

    Chef Jose Mendin and the rest of the Pubbelly boys plan to expand their Miami empire with a new French eatery inside the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach this winter. The space will resemble a Paris bistro with butcher-block tables and an open kitchen, while offering Pubbelly's signature sharing-style menu featuring unique dishes like veal brains and chicken liver.

    6261 Collins Ave.; 305-527-7167

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    The James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano opens his first Miami restaurant this fall inside the Redbury Hotel. The menu features classic Italian dishes such as wood-oven pizzas, house-made gelatos and handmade pastas alongside handcrafted cocktails made by celebrity mixologist Michael Jack Pazdon from Napa Valley’s Goose & Gander.

    1776 Collins Ave.; 855-220-1776