5 New Restaurants that Opened in Miami in 2016 where You Must Dine

Glass and Vine in Coconut Grove

Of all the new restaurants visited and written about in 2016, Sara Liss picked her five favorites thus far. Here they are in no particular order.

1. Ariete

Big, bold favors at this farmhouse-inspired spot in Coconut Grove by executive chef Michael Beltran (Cypress Room). New American cooking with a focus on seasonal ingredients. (Read more)
3450 Main Hwy., Miami; 305-640-5862

2. Glass & Vine

An indoor-outdoor 200-seat location in the former Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce space in the heart of Peacock Park. Eating House chef Giorgio Rapicavoli brings Florida-driven compositions with Latin and Italian influences. (Read more)
2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; 305-200-5268

3. Sarsaparilla Club

The former Morimoto space at the Shelborne has been country-fied for chef partners Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth’s American Dim Sum with southern flair. (Think comfort food with Asian and Mediterranean tweaks.) (Read more)
1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-341-1400

4. Plant Food and Wine

Raw food guru Matthew Kenney opens an outpost of his popular restaurant in Wynwood, serving inventive vegetarian dishes and classic cocktails in an indoor/outdoor space designed by Miami-based architect Rene Gonzalez. (Read more)
105 NE 24th Street, Miami; 305-814-5365

5. Sushi Garage

The Juvia folks — Jonas and Alexandra Millan and Partner Chef Sunny Oh — branch out in South Beach in a former auto body shop, serving crudo, sushi and composed Asian dishes. (Read more)
1784 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-763-8355