Opening Alert! South Florida Restaurants Reopen for Dine-In Service

After eight agonizing weeks, following government requirements, South Florida restaurants are now in the process of opening back up. Find here some of the restaurants ready to re-open for dine-in service.


Chef/restaurateur Michael Beltran will be reopening NavéAriete, and Taurus on Wednesday, May 27Chug’s, his Cuban-American diner in Coconut Grove, will maintain its current operations with a limited takeout menu available for all concepts.

Ariete will serve dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM to 10 PMFriday and Saturday 5 PM to 11 PMWeekend brunch will be served from 11 AM to 3 PM. On Monday, June 1 Beltran will add a special new outdoor happy hour on Ariete’s back patio from 5 PM to 8 PM. While adhering to all social distancing and occupancy guidelines, the happy hour will feature $8 cocktails and wines by the glass as well as a snack menu. Ariete is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (305)

Navé, which he owns and operates with chef/partner Justin Flit, will serve dinner only Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM to 10 PMFriday and Saturday 5 PM to 11 PM. Navé is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (786)

For those looking for a luxurious indulgence at home, four-course Ariete at Home and Navé at Home packages will be available, priced at $125 for couples. Menus to be determined by the chefs.

Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House will be open nightly 5 PM to 3 AM with a select menu including five pizzas, fritas, and the famous Chug burger. Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (305)

Chug’s is located at 3444 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Serves breakfastlunch, and dinner daily, 7 AM to 8 PM. Telephone: (786)


Beaker & Gray in Wynwood will reopen on Wednesday, May 27. The restaurant will be offering an all-day menu Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 11 PM, and ‘til midnight on FridayLate-night offerings will be available Wednesday and Thursday from 11 PM to 2 AM, and starting at midnight on FridaySaturday and Sundaybrunch will be available from 11 AM to 5 PMdinner from 5 PM to midnight on Saturday, and ‘til 11 PM on Sunday. Late-night from midnight to 2 AM on Saturday, and starting at 11 PM on Sunday. Takeout will remain in place. The restaurant will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue. Telephone: (305)

Danny Serfer will reopen Blue Collar and his Italian sub shop Vinaigrette on Wednesday, May 27Takeout and delivery will remain in place. Blue Collar and Vinaigrette will welcome guests on newly-expanded patios; indoor dining prohibited at this time. Both will open at 11:30 AM with Blue Collar serving until 10 PM and Vinaigrette until 4:30 PM. The date of Mignonette’s reopening TBA  Orders for takeout may be placed directly online HERE or by calling the restaurant. Blue Collar is located at 6730 Biscayne Blvd in Miami. Telephone: (305) 756-0366;; Vinaigrette is located at 159 E Flagler St in Miami.


BOURBON STEAKMichael Mina‘s modern American steakhouse at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry is now open to the public. The acclaimed restaurant will serve dinner only Tuesday through Saturday, 6 PM to 10 PM; closed on Sunday and Monday. The menu will feature an array of BOURBON STEAK classics including the succulent meat selections and delectable sides that have made its reputation. Additionally, the eatery will offer takeout as well as delivery through UberEATS and Doordash. Tables of four max unless the group consists of a family with a six-person max. While adhering to all safety protocols as dictated by Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and The Florida Department of Health and Miami-Dade County, the restaurant has instituted internal policies up to and including the setting of tables at the time of seating; thermal body checks in the resort lobby and the conversion of the restrooms to single occupancy only with an attendant. BOURBON STEAK is located at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura. For reservations, please call (786) 279-6600 or visit Special note: Corsair and Tidal Cove will remain closed until a projected June 2020 reopening.


Recently named one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best Chefs in America,” Niven Patel is preparing to reopen both locations of his landmark restaurant, Ghee. The flagship Dadeland location is now open to the public. Design District will reopen on Tuesday, May 26. Both locations will offer takeout and delivery from noon to 8 PM with in-room dining from 5PM to 8 PM. Ghee Dadeland is located at 8965 SW 72 Place in Miami. Telephone: (305) 968-1850. Ghee Design District is located at 3620 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami. Telephone: (786) 636-6122;


The one and only Gianni’s at the former Versace Mansion will reopen for lunch and dinner on Wednesday, May 27Lunch will be served daily, noon to 4 PMdinner will be served Sunday through Thursday, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PMFriday and Saturday until 11 PM. Gianni’s full menu will be on offer as well as daily specials. Reservations strongly suggested. Sushi by Bou at Gianni’s will reopen at a later date.  Gianni’s is located at 1116 Ocean Drive on Miami Beach. Telephone: (786)


Kush Hospitality Group will be reopening many of its concepts on Wednesday, May 27LoKalVicky’s, and Kush will seat guests outdoors only with limited seating available. Stephen’s Deli in Hialeah will have full use of its dining room with mandated occupancy restrictions in effect. Curbside takeout and delivery will remain in place at all concepts. The Spillover in Coconut Grove will remain closed with a relaunch and rebranding to be announced. “We took the opportunity, while The Spillover was closed, to work on the concept and I’m excited to share the details as soon as we’re ready,” says owner/operator Matt “Kush” Kuscher. “It will vibe with the spirit that’s in everything we do but have some new elements that I think people will love.” Kuscher’s celebrated bar, La Cocina, will remain closed until further notice.

LoKal and Vicky’s House are located at 3190 Commodore Place in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (305)
Stephen’s Deli is located at 1000 East 16th Street in Miami. Telephone: (305)
Kush Wynwood is located at 2003 North Miami Avenue. Telephone: (305)


La Fresa Francesa and Silverlake Bistro will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 27. Initially both will serve dinner only from 5 PM-10 PM. Silverlake’s classic menu will be in place; La Fresa will serve a menu of signature favorites as well as new comfort-minded options very much in sync with its Parisian spirit. Croque Madame, anyone? Takeout from both will still be available. Weekend brunch will be added later. La Fresa Francesa is located at 59 W 3rd Street in Hialeah. Telephone: (786) 717-6886 Silverlake Bistro is located at 1211 71st Street in Miami Beach. Telephone: (786)


The iconic Rusty Pelican will reopen on Wednesday, May 27. Small changes are being made to the menu but fans can expect to find an array of favorites at lunchdinner, and brunch. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 11 AM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 11 PM; and Sunday, 10 AM to 10 PM. Single-use disposable menus will be available as well as digital menus via QR codes. Of course, the restaurant will be adhering to all occupancy and sanitation guidelines and has even taken the added step of appointing one staff member per shift to the role of Safety & Sanitation Coordinator. Their job will be to oversee all matters of cleanliness and sanitation. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available; reservations are highly recommended. Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Telephone: (305)


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