The Best New Restaurants in Miami [February 2024] 

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Whether January felt like an endless journey or you’re already questioning February’s arrival, the month ahead is packed with culinary delights to keep your spirits high. Plus, with the anticipation of events like the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month. To ensure your plans unfold seamlessly, we’ve curated a list of the newest and most noteworthy hotspots in the Magic City for you to explore.

Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen 

The Best New Restaurants in Miami [February 2024]  - Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen, Casa Ya'ax Miami, Delilah, The Amalfi Llama, Zaytinya - February 2024

When Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen first debuted on South Beach last year, it became an instant hit. How could it not, with its vibrant menu of delicious modern Mediterranean cuisine and pretty amazing interiors? Not to mention, it’s the brainchild of entrepreneurs Omer and Jennifer Horev (of Pura Vida) and two-time James Beard Foundation Rising Star–nominated executive chef Sam Gorenstein. Now, the outpost is open in Aventura, offering the same delicious menu options—with a few new surprises—to a new wave of fans. Dine among chic, sophisticated interiors while enjoying favorites, including the Salatim trio (labneh, muhammara, and onion tahini with fire-baked pita), crispy halloumi and grapefruit salad, spiced lamb kefta shashlik, and prime flat iron steak shashlik. The signature frozen limonana with mint is also exceptional.

Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen is located at 2956 NE 199th St., Aventura, FL 33180. For more information, please visit their official website

Delilah Miami 

Brickell’s newest supper club Delilah exudes all the glamour and sophistication of the 1920’s Jazz age. As the first East Coast installment of the renowned h.wood Group’s concept, with successful locations in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Delilah promises an extraordinary experience. “While the original vision and unparalleled standards of service can be found at every Delilah, our long-awaited East Coast debut will have its own unmistakable Miami vibe,” shared h.wood Group co-founder John Terzian. The menu reflects the vibrant essence of Miami, with Latin-inspired flavors and ingredients, such as coconut and lychee. Executive chef Daniel Roy adds his signature touch to dishes, such as the world-famous chicken tenders and Kendall’s Slutty Brownie (named after Kendall Jenner). Other menu highlights include stone crab salad, Cubano fritters, crispy confit, and suckling pig.

Delilah Miami is located at 301 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, please visit their official website

Zaytinya

Renowned James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés has done it again with his latest concept Zaytinya, housed inside the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. This Mediterranean gem, which originally debuted in Washington, D.C., promises the same Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese dishes loyal diners have grown to love. Guests are encouraged to share small plates with friends and family for a truly authentic and worthwhile experience. A few highlights include Bantijian Bil Laban (crispy eggplant, garlic yogurt, Turmeric apricots, roasted walnuts, and mint); seared halloumi cheese with dates, pomegranate, citrus, mint, and pistachio’ and Adana Kebab (ground lamb, grilled tomatoes, sumac, harissa pita, and pickled chiles). 

Zaytinya is located at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, please visit their official website

Casa Ya’ax Miami 

Chef Omar Montero’s Casa Ya’ax is Wynwood’s latest culinary and cocktail haven, transporting guests to Montero’s native Mexico. It’s what’s been dubbed the “sophisticated, new sibling” to his beloved La Santa Taqueria. “If La Santa is my tribute to street food, then this will be a place where we can celebrate the rich, authentic flavors and dishes from across Mexico, highlighting our gorgeous coastal cuisine,” says Montero. 

Guests can enjoy the country’s traditions, flavors, hospitality, and spirit on their next visit with vibrant dishes, including beef short ribs with demi-glace and three chilies and aguachile arrachera in black sauce. Whether reveling in the earthy color palette and bohemian vibes of the dining room or soaking in the jungle-like ambiance of the back patio, visitors are invited to feel right at home.

Casa Ya’ax Miami is located at 51 NE 24th St., Ste. 101, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, please visit their official website

The Amalfi Llama 

The Best New Restaurants in Miami [February 2024]  - Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen, Casa Ya'ax Miami, Delilah, The Amalfi Llama, Zaytinya - February 2024

Experience the fusion of Patagonian allure and the charm of the Mediterranean’s Italian Coast at The Amalfi Llama in Esplanade at Aventura, a new open-air retail, entertainment, and culinary destination. Inside, cozy up to warm, modern farmhouse interiors while savoring the sensory symphony of wood-fired dishes crackling over hot embers. What sets this new destination apart is the artistry of live-fire cooking, transforming meat, seafood, and vegetables into culinary masterpieces.

Indulge in delights like beef carpaccio adorned with Parmigiano Reggiano, arugula, and cedar-roasted burrata with cherry tomato and charred leek. Or savor the branzino, either fire-grilled or sea-salted, adorned with lemon, capers, and olive oil. A carefully selected range of wines from Argentina, Italy, and the U.S. complements the coastal menu. 

The Amalfi Llama is located at 19505 Biscayne Blvd. Bldg D., Ste. 4150, Miami, FL 33180. For more information, please visit their official website.

Melissa Puppo

Melissa Puppo is a Miami-based lifestyle writer and editor who covers South Florida and beyond. She previously was managing editor of Fort Lauderdale Illustrated and Aventura Magazine and now contributes to regional and national publications, including Time Out Miami and Byrdie. Always on the hunt for the next best bite, Melissa is a passionate foodie and loves discovering new hotspots around town. You can also catch her writing about hospitality, travel, beauty, and wellness.

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