May 18, 2017

Sawgrass Mills Adds New Restaurants To Its Roster Of Dining Options, Delivering Greater Selection And An Enhanced Shopping Experience

New dining options include mojito bar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez and Texas de Brazil located in The Oasis, and Matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit in The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills

South Floridians and visitors have more reason to spend the day at Sawgrass Mills following the spring debut of three new restaurants. The openings of Matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit, Texas de Brazil, and mojito bar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez add to the mall’s robust culinary options, providing shoppers with more variety and convenience to include in their itineraries. Sawgrass Mills currently features more than one dozen full-service restaurants and two food halls with several dining options.

Whether in need of a casual lunch spot for a quick bite while shopping, a fun environment to enjoy ‘Happy Hour’ with friends, or a dining experience that satisfies the entire family, shoppers and residents will find just what they’re looking for at Sawgrass Mills.

As part of The Oasis’ recent renovation, the mall’s outdoor neighborhood now offers two new dining options, including:

mojito bar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez (2,998 sq. ft.) – Chef-driven, Latin food concept mojito bar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez brings their signature “servertainers” to The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills. Featuring live entertainment with rotating DJs, hand-muddled mojitos and authentic fare, mojito bar combines traditional Cuban flavors with a lively atmosphere for an unforgettable meal, ideal for casual lunch or dinner.

Texas de Brazil (6,500 sq. ft.) – The Brazilian steakhouse features a unique selection of meats along with a curated salad bar for an authentic dining experience in The Oasis. The restaurant can accommodate more than 200 guests with an open-view grill in the dining area, a wine wall, and a cozy lounge area.
The Oasis now features extensive seating options, accent and area lighting to enhance the nighttime experience, and a canopy of shade structures and tropical landscaping. Convenient charging stations, a new valet drop-off area, and an updated directory and wayfinding system have also been introduced to enhance the guest experience.
The Colonnade Outlets, known for its exclusive collection of luxury stores, has recently expanded. Now, shoppers will find 70 top designer brands, 60 of which can be found nowhere else in South Florida, such as newcomers Saint Laurent, The Kooples, Sandro and Maje. Dining options include six restaurants with Matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit (described below) being the latest addition.
Matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit (14,333 sq. ft.) – Popular culinary spot Matchbox introduces the first establishment in Florida for the brand. The Sawgrass Mills venue is the largest yet for the eatery, with seating capacity for about 500 within indoor and outdoor areas. Matchbox features brick-oven pizza, pasta, burgers and contemporary cuisine with an open-floor, modern design.

“We are thrilled to add these three distinct dining options to our stellar line-up of offerings as part of our commitment to providing a convenient and enjoyable experience at Sawgrass Mills,” said David Gott, General Manager, Sawgrass Mills. “Our unmatched amenities and services continue to solidify our stance as a shopping and dining destination for all occasions, and we look forward to more upcoming developments.”

With the addition of the three openings, Sawgrass Mills now offers 13 full-service restaurants including Grand Lux Café, California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnny Rockets, Paul Maison de Qualité, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Rainforest Café, Sushigami, Villagio Ristorante and Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. Also, two food halls provide an array of eateries with many other food and beverage options. Debuting this fall, local staple Yard House will unite beer and foodie lovers with more than 100 beers on tap and homemade menu items.

Shoppers can take advantage of amenities such as a new 1,700-space parking garage located outside The Colonnade Outlets, free Wi-Fi, Smarte Cartes and multilingual ambassadors to further ease their shopping experience.

For more information on Sawgrass Mills, please call 954-846-2350 or visit

About Sawgrass Mills

Sawgrass Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States, provides the ultimate shopping experience with more than 350 name-brand outlet and off-price retail stores, two major food areas, 13 full-service restaurants and top entertainment. Millions of visitors annually enjoy stores throughout the property such as Calvin Klein, Coach, Disney Character Warehouse, Escada Company Store, Gap Outlet, Guess Factory Store, Hugo Boss Factory Store, Marshalls, Michael Kors Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and TUMI, as well as anchor stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet Store, Super Target and electronics superstore, BrandsMart USA. The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills features many exclusive to the area luxury outlets, such as Jimmy Choo, Prada and Versace. The excitement of shopping is only enhanced by great places to eat such as Grand Lux Café, Rainforest Cafe, P.F Chang’s China Bistro and Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, and the best places to play such as GAMEROOM and Sawgrass 23 Stadium & IMAX.

Sawgrass Mills is located at 12801 West Sunrise Blvd in Sunrise, FL at the crossroads of West Sunrise Boulevard and Flamingo Road, just 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale and approximately 35 minutes from Miami and Palm Beach. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants, movie theaters and bars enjoy later hours.

Sawgrass Mills

About The Mills

The Mills®, a part of Simon, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

About Simon
Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit


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