Chef/Owner Michael Beltran’s Ariete will open for indoor dining on Monday, September 7th. The eatery is serving dinner Monday through Thursday from 5PM to 10PM, until 11PM on Friday; Saturday and Sunday 11AM to 10PM. Weekend Brunch is served 11AM to 3PM. Ariete is located at 3540 Main highway in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (305) 640-5862; www.arietemiami.com.
BOURBON STEAK, Michael Mina’s modern American steakhouse at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry will open for indoor dining on Tuesday, September 8. The acclaimed restaurant will serve dinner only Tuesday through Saturday, 6PM to 10PM; closed on Sunday and Monday. The restaurant will offer its classic menu, including a selection of perfectly cooked steaks and delectable sides, as well as a Miami Spice prix fixe menu Tuesday through Thursday. In accordance to the guidelines set in place by City of Miami, tables will be limited to six guests and the restaurant will operate at 50% capacity. BOURBON STEAK is located at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura. For reservations, please call (786) 279-6600 or visit www.bourbonsteakmia.com.
FIREMAN DEREK’S BAKE SHOP – COCONUT GROVE
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop in Coconut Grove will open for indoor dining beginning Tuesday, September 1st. The esteemed Miami bakery will continue to offer takeout and curbside service as well as delivery via Postmates, Seamless and Grubhub. Store hours are Monday – Friday from 8AM-10PM and Saturday-Sunday from 9AM-10PM. Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is located at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: (786) 502-2396. Follow Fireman Derek’s on social media: @fdpies. To order online, click HERE; https://firemandereks.com
Recently named one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best Chefs in America,” Niven Patel will be reopening the indoor dining room at his landmark restaurant, Ghee in Downtown Dadeland, on Tuesday, September 1. Ghee offers takeout and delivery from noon to 8PM and indoor and outdoor dining from 4PM to 8PM. Ghee Dadeland is open from Tuesday to Sunday and is located at 8965 SW 72 Place in Miami. Telephone: (305) 968-1850. www.gheemiami.com
JAYA AT THE SETAI
The Setai Miami Beach’s signature modern Asian restaurant, Jaya, is now open for indoor dining and will also continue to offer al fresco seating on their Courtyard. Dinner will be available nightly from 6PM until 10PM with a menu featuring regional specialties from Southeast and Northern Asian cultures with Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena at the helm. Through the month September, Jaya will also be offering Miami Spice dinner nightly. Jaya at The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Telephone: (855) 923-7899. www.thesetaihotels.com/en-us/hotels/miami-beach/dining
Stephen’s Deli will be reopening their doors to the public for indoor dining on Tuesday, September 1 from 12PM-5PM; Stephen’s Deli is located at 1000 East 16th Street in Miami. Telephone: (305) 887-8863; www.stephensdeli.com
Lightkeepers, the casually elegant restaurant and bar at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne will be offering indoor dining beginning Thursday, September 3rd. The contemporary, coastal inspired indoor/outdoor restaurant currently serves dinner Thursday – Saturday, 5PM – 10PM with a menu that relies on locally sourced ingredients – cheeses from Winter Park, beef from Ocoee, and snapper from Key West. Named as an homage to the lighthouse keepers who watched over Key Biscayne’s historic Cape Florida Lighthouse in the 1800’s, Lightkeepers is a premier waterfront dining and imbibing destination for locals and visitors alike. The property’s additional outlets, Dune Burgers on the Beach and Cantina Beach are both open and offering outdoor dining. The restaurant is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive in the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Telephone: (305) 365-4156; www.lightkeepersmiami.com
Not even open a month and Mamey, Chef Niven Patel’s island-minded eatery at THēsis Hotel Miami in Coral Gables, has already earned raves for its creative cuisine and fun cocktails. The restaurant will be open for indoor seating at 50% capacity starting on Monday, August 31st and also features outdoor seating, as well as a 3rd floor pool deck patio with sweeping views of the city. Diners can also get a taste of Mamey in the comfort of their own home, as the restaurant just launched online ordering for takeout and delivery through DoorDash, available during dinner hours from 5PM to 9PM. Takeout and delivery offerings include the full dinner menu and four bottled cocktails to-go featuring select libations including the Mango Harvest, Don’t Waste the Jackfruit, Bermuda Rye-Angle and Something’s Gotta Guava (serves 2). Online orders can be placed at https://www.thesisfoodanddrink.com. Mamey is located at 1350 South Dixie Highway at THēsis Hotel Miami and is open from 5PM to 9PM. For more information visit www.thesishotelmiami.com/taste
Centered around an eclectic menu of burgers and kebabs, PINCHO, formerly known as Pincho Factory, is opening social distanced indoor dining on Friday, September 4 at six of their Miami locations in addition to offering takeout and delivery. PINCHO’s two locations in Broward are also open for social distanced indoor dining in addition to takeout and delivery. Guests can enjoy their variety of burgers, kebabs and bowls or the recently launched PINCHO Plates, the biggest evolution to the menu that allows guests to customize their own entree. Paying homage to its name which means skewer or kebab, the elements to building a PINCHO Plate are to choose from one of the delectable mains including Chicken Kebab, Shrimp Kebab, Vaca Frita (Braised Beef), Steak Kebab or Roasted Veggies and two sides from a variety of options including White or Brown Rice with Beans, Slaw, Classic Fries, Tostones, Roasted Veggies or a PINCHO Salad, their famous Fried Cheese, Cajun Fries, Sweet Potato Tots or Mac and Cheese. Whether guests are seeking something sinful or lighter, healthier options, PINCHO’s menu is designed to satisfy every craving. PINCHO hours of operation are daily from 11AM to 10PM.
Spindle Cafe, the new lobby bar and eatery at the InterContinental Miami, is now open for social distanced indoor dining as well as takeout. Hotel guests and locals alike can enjoy the farm-fresh menu of flavors including the Tuna Poke Bowl with rice, avocado, seaweed salad, red onion, cucumber, edamame and mango Asian dressing and the Spindle Cheeseburger with bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato, onion and avocado aioli. Spindle Cafe also has a selection of classic cocktails and fine wines available. Spindle Cafe is located at 100 Chopin Plaza at the InterContinental Miami. The eatery is open daily from 11AM to 9PM. Telephone: (305) 577-1000; www.icmiamihotel.com/dine/spindle-cafe
Coconut Grove’s recently revamped hotspot The Taurus, is opening for indoor dining on Friday, September 4th. Of course, the eatery will be adhering to all safety protocols. The Taurus is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. The eatery opens daily from 5PM to 10PM. Telephone: (305) 529-6523; New website forthcoming: www.thetauruscoconutgrove.com