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A changing season brings a new batch of exciting restaurant openings. Make note of fall’s seven best new spots, including concepts from some of the country’s most well-regarded female chefs in the game. (We’re looking at you, Lorena Garcia and Janine Booth.)

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1. Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar

Top Chef couple Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth just opened their long-awaited Italian concept, Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar. Set up in South Miami, steps away from their Southern restaurant Root & Bone, the spot will serve made-from-scratch interpretations of Italian cuisine. We’re eyeing the sunflower pizza, made with sun gold tomatoes, yellow squash, pistachio pesto, ricotta and sunflower seeds, and a big bowl of chili mussels with spicy salami and Calabrian chilis served with crunchy sourdough.

5958 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami; 305-885-4008 or

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2. Chica by Lorena Garcia

Celebrity chef Lorena Garcia is taking her Latin flavors across the country. Her first stop? Right here in Miami. Opening before season’s end, Garcia’s new restaurant will serve her interpretation of home-style Latin American cuisine, highlighting dishes from Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico. Though a menu isn’t yet available, expect a handful of items cooked over a wood-fired grill or on a traditional plancha. 

5556 NE Fourth Ct., Miami;

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3. DC Pie Co. by Lucali

We’re never one to turn down a slice of pizza, especially when it’s cooked up by one of our favorite Italian spots. Brooklyn-by-way-of-Sunset Harbour staple Lucali is now rolling out fast-casual concepts in Brickell and South Beach, which are both slated to open before November 2019. The counter-service spots will include build-your-own pies, a spritz bar and more than a dozen different pizza creations.

Multiple locations;

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With locations around the world (Paris, Tokyo, New York), L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is finally open in South Florida. Offering modern French cuisine served at a 34-seat dining counter, this outpost features several of L’Atelier’s iconic dishes, including the famed pommes purée, alongside seasonal items. Don’t miss out on the restaurant’s Le Burger, served with beef, foie gras and multicolored peppers.

151 NE 41st St., Miami; 305-402-9070 or

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Courtesy of Shuji Hiyakawa

5. Hiyakawa

Chef Shuji Hiyakawa, the owner of one of Miami’s most beloved Japanese restaurants, Wabi Sabi by Shuji, is taking his talents to Wynwood with the new 28-seat Hiyakawa. The menu will offer his award-winning cuisine alongside a diverse selection of sake and international beer. Once it opens in late fall 2019, the restaurant will feature a $100 omakase experience too. 

2700 N. Miami Ave., Miami

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6. Hometown BBQ Miami

Another Brooklyn favorite, Hometown BBQ debuts in Miami in late September in all its finger-licking glory. We can’t wait to dig into Vietnamese chicken wings, beef ribs, brisket, a lamb belly bahn mi and jerk pork belly.

1200 NW 22nd St., Miami; 305-396-4551 or

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7. Navé

We’ll always have a soft spot for chef Michael Beltran of Ariete. (His burger will forever be one of the city’s best.) That’s why we can’t wait for his next restaurant, Navé—a seafood, pasta and raw bar concept opening later this season in Coconut Grove with his partner, Justin Flit (best known for his Miami locale, Proof). Details are hush in terms of food and drink, but if Beltran’s past projects are any indication, we bet this spot will be just as delicious.

3450 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove;

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