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More often than not, Eater's tipsters, readers, friends, and family have one question: Where should I eat right now? Here are 15 of the best this month.

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Renowned chef Gaston Acurio, best known for La Mar Miami and numerous establishments across South and North America, has introduced Jarana. The new restaurant in Aventura offers modern Peruvian cuisine and a pisco barwith classics like ceviches, Nikkei cuisine, and entree-sized dishes such as lomo saltado. On the menu, find everything from small bites to shared large dishes, including a 32oz bone-in cowboy steak and whole-fried snapper with sweet and spicy Nikkei sauce, all served in a bright and lively setting.

Alejandro Vigil, celebrated as the “Messi of Wines,” has opened Casa Vigil in Upper Buena Vista, bringing his Michelin-starred Argentine restaurant to the U.S. The two-story establishment, designed for wine enthusiasts, offers a menu by chef Cesar Gonzalez Aznar that includes a five-course tasting with wine pairings and à la carte dishes. Inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, Casa Vigil features distinct areas like La Cava with over 700 wine labels, El Patio, and the rooftop terrace El Cielo. The venue also focuses on wine education led by sommelier Miguel Martinez and will soon introduce a market selling wines.

Enjoy a taste of the seaside lifestyle at La Martola. This airy newcomer in Buena Vista makes you think you’ve been transported to a beautiful European seaside town, serving a menu inspired by the coastal flavors of the Italian, French, and Spanish Rivieras. The offerings include European-style starters like oysters and tartare, main courses such as grilled turbot, and a variety of Neapolitan-style pizzas like the unique Portonovo topped with buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, mortadella, pistachio, and orange zest.

Itamae AO, the latest evolution of chef Nando Chang’s acclaimed Nikkei restaurant, has found a new home in the Midtown neighborhood. Housed next door to its sister establishment, Maty’s, this 10-seat counter restaurant is a tribute to the ocean and Chang’s Peruvian-Japanese heritage. The eight-course menu features a rotating selection of dry-aged fish, sashimi, nigiri, and more, with standout dishes like local grouper sashimi with aji limo leche de tigre. The space, designed with natural wood textures and a blue terrazzo countertop, creates a cozy dining atmosphere.

Maman, the popular French-inspired cafe and bakery from New York City, has debuted its flagship shop in Wynwood, bringing some Parisian charm to Miami. The menu combines classic French and local cuisine, featuring items like creme fraiche pancakes, a guava-filled croissant exclusive to Miami, and Oprah-endorsed cookies. Alongside a comprehensive pastry and beverage selection, Maman provides full-service brunch and a range of alcoholic drinks while soaking in the restaurant's French decor with South of France-inspired art, Miami-influenced floral installations, and custom toile accents.

Beloved Wynwood restaurant KYU has reopened after being shuttered for nearly a year and a half following a fire. Under chef Chris Arellanes, the restaurant keeps favorite dishes from its original menu, including crunchy kale with nam prik, a variety of crispy rice selections, beef short rib with a sesame crust, Korean fried chicken, and roasted cauliflower. The redesigned dining space maintains the industrial ambiance of its predecessor, incorporating both warm and modern elements. Oh, and don’t forget, the coconutcake also makes a comeback, too.

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In Wynwood, Skinny Louie, a burger joint with a 1950s diner vibe, has quickly become a local favorite for its straightforward yet flavorful menu. Offering just three smash burgers – a classic, an applewood bacon burger, and the signature Skinny Louie cheeseburger – along with fries, sodas, and milkshakes.However, its limited selection hasn’t deterred diners with lines out the door all day and night.

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Renowned French pastry chef Yann Couvreur, celebrated for his Instagram-worthy creations, has opened the first U.S. location of his wildly popular Yann Couvreur Café. The cafe offers an extensive menu that extends beyond its eye-catching desserts to include Tartine Saumon, featuring smoked salmon and lemon cream cheese on toasted multigrain sourdough; a brioche-based tuna melt; a table-side Niçoise salad, among other selections. Located in Wynwood, the cafe boasts an airy space with an open kitchen, countertops crafted from gold travertine, Italian ceramic walls, and lighting fixtures inspired by cake molds.

Chef José Andrés has expanded his popular, longstanding Mediterranean restaurant Zaytinya to the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, building on its success in Washington, D.C., and New York. Zaytinya, blending Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese flavors, offers a diverse menu created by Andrés and chefs Aglaia Kremezi and Michael Costa, featuring a range of dishes, including spreads, flatbreads, and mezze, complemented by a Mediterranean-themed beverage selection. Meanwhile, its decor, with white oak, bronze, and blue accents, gives off an elegant seaside feel.

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Mangrove, the latest addition to downtown Miami’s dining scene, offers a unique blend of traditional Caribbean cuisine with a lounge atmosphere. This eclectic Jamaican restaurant, bar, and lounge, created by the team behind Jrk!, features a cozy, dimly lit space adorned with vintage details like channeled leather banquettes, caned Cesca chairs, and a yellow-tiled DJ booth lined with vinyl records. The menu includes elevated Jamaican and Caribbean-inspired dishes such as ginger rosemary snapper and a fried chicken sandwich, complemented by island-inspired co*cktails like the Red Red Wine and Hotstepper.

The highly anticipated Catch Miami Beach has arrived in the swanky South of Fifth neighborhood, bringing its globally-influenced seafood and sushi to the neighborhood. This massive 23,000-square-foot venue, designed by Rockwell Group, features an indoor dining area and an open-air rooftop terrace with decor that pays homage to Miami Beach’s Art Deco heritage with antique mirrors, marble, and dramatic lighting. The menu includes Catch classics like the Catch Roll, truffle sashimi, Cantonese lobster, and new Miami-inspired dishes such as hamachi crudo, with fish from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market. The restaurant is always a scene; so remember to dress to impress.

Delilah, famed for its 1920s glamour in Los Angeles, has opened in Miami, bringing its celebrity-driven ambiance and opulent style. The venue, adorned with Blue Logan’s artworks, features a photography-free setting, a nightly transforming stage, and a waterfront terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay with private boat slips. Led by chef Daniel Roy, the menu blends Delilah classics like its popular chicken tenders and “Kendall’s slu*tty brownie,” which may or may not be named after a famous model with the same name, or the Miami-inspired dishes such as stone crab salad and Cubano fritters.

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Major Food Group expands its Miami presence with Chateau ZZ, its inaugural Mexican restaurant housed in the historic, chateau-style building in Brickell. The menu offers Mexican favorites like Michelada oysters, coconut snapper ceviche, and steak al pastor, complemented by a beverage program featuring over 1,000 tequilas and mezcals, alongside a specially curated wine list. The second level of Chateau ZZ, reserved for ZZ’s Club members, features a covered terrace and an elegantly appointed lounge with a fireplace and vaulted ceilings.

RedFarm, the popular dim sum Chinese restaurant based in New York City, has launched in Coconut Grove, taking over the space previously held by Mr. Moe’s. The menu offers a creative take on classic Chinese fare, like the Pac-Man shrimp dumplings, Ed’s pastrami egg rolls, freshly made hot & sour soup, spicy three chili chicken, rib steak, and the lauded Beijing duck.

(305) 330-9700

(305) 330-9700

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Best known for his two-Michelin-starred restaurant Alma, Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa has debuted Sereia in Coconut Grove, offering a modern, seafood-centric menu inspired by the Iberian coast and his travels. The collaboration with Sault Hospitality offers Portuguese dishes such as cataplana (fish stew), vieiras marinadas (marinated scallops with caviar), and bacalhau a brás (salted cod with potatoes), along with items like seared beef fillet with pickles, duck rice, and a selection of tinned fish and petiscos (Portuguese tapas). The glam interior is meant to mirror the ocean and Iberian landscapes with cream surfaces, natural wood, and blue and green fabrics.

(305) 967-8152

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Renowned chef Gaston Acurio, best known for La Mar Miami and numerous establishments across South and North America, has introduced Jarana. The new restaurant in Aventura offers modern Peruvian cuisine and a pisco barwith classics like ceviches, Nikkei cuisine, and entree-sized dishes such as lomo saltado. On the menu, find everything from small bites to shared large dishes, including a 32oz bone-in cowboy steak and whole-fried snapper with sweet and spicy Nikkei sauce, all served in a bright and lively setting.

Alejandro Vigil, celebrated as the “Messi of Wines,” has opened Casa Vigil in Upper Buena Vista, bringing his Michelin-starred Argentine restaurant to the U.S. The two-story establishment, designed for wine enthusiasts, offers a menu by chef Cesar Gonzalez Aznar that includes a five-course tasting with wine pairings and à la carte dishes. Inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, Casa Vigil features distinct areas like La Cava with over 700 wine labels, El Patio, and the rooftop terrace El Cielo. The venue also focuses on wine education led by sommelier Miguel Martinez and will soon introduce a market selling wines.

Enjoy a taste of the seaside lifestyle at La Martola. This airy newcomer in Buena Vista makes you think you’ve been transported to a beautiful European seaside town, serving a menu inspired by the coastal flavors of the Italian, French, and Spanish Rivieras. The offerings include European-style starters like oysters and tartare, main courses such as grilled turbot, and a variety of Neapolitan-style pizzas like the unique Portonovo topped with buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, mortadella, pistachio, and orange zest.

Itamae AO, the latest evolution of chef Nando Chang’s acclaimed Nikkei restaurant, has found a new home in the Midtown neighborhood. Housed next door to its sister establishment, Maty’s, this 10-seat counter restaurant is a tribute to the ocean and Chang’s Peruvian-Japanese heritage. The eight-course menu features a rotating selection of dry-aged fish, sashimi, nigiri, and more, with standout dishes like local grouper sashimi with aji limo leche de tigre. The space, designed with natural wood textures and a blue terrazzo countertop, creates a cozy dining atmosphere.

Maman, the popular French-inspired cafe and bakery from New York City, has debuted its flagship shop in Wynwood, bringing some Parisian charm to Miami. The menu combines classic French and local cuisine, featuring items like creme fraiche pancakes, a guava-filled croissant exclusive to Miami, and Oprah-endorsed cookies. Alongside a comprehensive pastry and beverage selection, Maman provides full-service brunch and a range of alcoholic drinks while soaking in the restaurant's French decor with South of France-inspired art, Miami-influenced floral installations, and custom toile accents.

Beloved Wynwood restaurant KYU has reopened after being shuttered for nearly a year and a half following a fire. Under chef Chris Arellanes, the restaurant keeps favorite dishes from its original menu, including crunchy kale with nam prik, a variety of crispy rice selections, beef short rib with a sesame crust, Korean fried chicken, and roasted cauliflower. The redesigned dining space maintains the industrial ambiance of its predecessor, incorporating both warm and modern elements. Oh, and don’t forget, the coconutcake also makes a comeback, too.

In Wynwood, Skinny Louie, a burger joint with a 1950s diner vibe, has quickly become a local favorite for its straightforward yet flavorful menu. Offering just three smash burgers – a classic, an applewood bacon burger, and the signature Skinny Louie cheeseburger – along with fries, sodas, and milkshakes.However, its limited selection hasn’t deterred diners with lines out the door all day and night.

(786) 362-5222

(786) 362-5222

Renowned French pastry chef Yann Couvreur, celebrated for his Instagram-worthy creations, has opened the first U.S. location of his wildly popular Yann Couvreur Café. The cafe offers an extensive menu that extends beyond its eye-catching desserts to include Tartine Saumon, featuring smoked salmon and lemon cream cheese on toasted multigrain sourdough; a brioche-based tuna melt; a table-side Niçoise salad, among other selections. Located in Wynwood, the cafe boasts an airy space with an open kitchen, countertops crafted from gold travertine, Italian ceramic walls, and lighting fixtures inspired by cake molds.

Chef José Andrés has expanded his popular, longstanding Mediterranean restaurant Zaytinya to the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, building on its success in Washington, D.C., and New York. Zaytinya, blending Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese flavors, offers a diverse menu created by Andrés and chefs Aglaia Kremezi and Michael Costa, featuring a range of dishes, including spreads, flatbreads, and mezze, complemented by a Mediterranean-themed beverage selection. Meanwhile, its decor, with white oak, bronze, and blue accents, gives off an elegant seaside feel.

(786) 761-1700

(786) 761-1700

Mangrove, the latest addition to downtown Miami’s dining scene, offers a unique blend of traditional Caribbean cuisine with a lounge atmosphere. This eclectic Jamaican restaurant, bar, and lounge, created by the team behind Jrk!, features a cozy, dimly lit space adorned with vintage details like channeled leather banquettes, caned Cesca chairs, and a yellow-tiled DJ booth lined with vinyl records. The menu includes elevated Jamaican and Caribbean-inspired dishes such as ginger rosemary snapper and a fried chicken sandwich, complemented by island-inspired co*cktails like the Red Red Wine and Hotstepper.

The highly anticipated Catch Miami Beach has arrived in the swanky South of Fifth neighborhood, bringing its globally-influenced seafood and sushi to the neighborhood. This massive 23,000-square-foot venue, designed by Rockwell Group, features an indoor dining area and an open-air rooftop terrace with decor that pays homage to Miami Beach’s Art Deco heritage with antique mirrors, marble, and dramatic lighting. The menu includes Catch classics like the Catch Roll, truffle sashimi, Cantonese lobster, and new Miami-inspired dishes such as hamachi crudo, with fish from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market. The restaurant is always a scene; so remember to dress to impress.

Delilah, famed for its 1920s glamour in Los Angeles, has opened in Miami, bringing its celebrity-driven ambiance and opulent style. The venue, adorned with Blue Logan’s artworks, features a photography-free setting, a nightly transforming stage, and a waterfront terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay with private boat slips. Led by chef Daniel Roy, the menu blends Delilah classics like its popular chicken tenders and “Kendall’s slu*tty brownie,” which may or may not be named after a famous model with the same name, or the Miami-inspired dishes such as stone crab salad and Cubano fritters.

Major Food Group expands its Miami presence with Chateau ZZ, its inaugural Mexican restaurant housed in the historic, chateau-style building in Brickell. The menu offers Mexican favorites like Michelada oysters, coconut snapper ceviche, and steak al pastor, complemented by a beverage program featuring over 1,000 tequilas and mezcals, alongside a specially curated wine list. The second level of Chateau ZZ, reserved for ZZ’s Club members, features a covered terrace and an elegantly appointed lounge with a fireplace and vaulted ceilings.

RedFarm, the popular dim sum Chinese restaurant based in New York City, has launched in Coconut Grove, taking over the space previously held by Mr. Moe’s. The menu offers a creative take on classic Chinese fare, like the Pac-Man shrimp dumplings, Ed’s pastrami egg rolls, freshly made hot & sour soup, spicy three chili chicken, rib steak, and the lauded Beijing duck.

(305) 330-9700

(305) 330-9700

Best known for his two-Michelin-starred restaurant Alma, Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa has debuted Sereia in Coconut Grove, offering a modern, seafood-centric menu inspired by the Iberian coast and his travels. The collaboration with Sault Hospitality offers Portuguese dishes such as cataplana (fish stew), vieiras marinadas (marinated scallops with caviar), and bacalhau a brás (salted cod with potatoes), along with items like seared beef fillet with pickles, duck rice, and a selection of tinned fish and petiscos (Portuguese tapas). The glam interior is meant to mirror the ocean and Iberian landscapes with cream surfaces, natural wood, and blue and green fabrics.

(305) 967-8152

(305) 967-8152

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