By Nicole Schubert for Ocean Drive


With 2019 in full swing, it’s time to pencil in birthday dinners, romantic soirees, and Sunday night family style outings. And with a new bucket list of wildly cool and effortlessly chic restaurants, we suggest booking a table early. Between the highly anticipated Maska, lead by the first Indian Michelin-star chef, opening its doors in Midtown Miami, and Hai House, a Chinese culinary garden launching as the only eatery to premiere this season on Palm Beach Island, there are countless gastronomic plates to feast your eyes on, taste, and try. We rounded up the top nine restaurant openings this season to keep on your radar and give you a sneak peek of what’s to come.



Brad Kilgore, Miami’s esteemed culinary emperor and founder of Kilgore Culinary Group, is unveiling his newest Design District concept, coined Ember, this coming spring. Located inside Paradise Plaza, this wood-fired American bistro, featuring an amalgamation of classic and modern fare flavors, will present diners with one-of-a-kind dishes such as Grilled Lasagna made with layers of pasta and ricotta charred over the embers topped with a mushroom and roasted tomato Ragu and Fire Roasted Stone Crabs sprinkled with garlic sauce and chili flakes. A dining experience that will effervescently glow and tingle your palette with seasonings that are all things bold. 151 NE 41st St #117, Miami


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