China Grill Moving From South Beach to Brickell

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The restaurant that in 1995 ushered in the contemporary era of South Beach dining is closing its doors Saturday, April 28.

China Grill Management and Jeffrey Chodorow announced that the shuttering of the iconic establishment will be a prelude to the opening of China Grill Brickell "in the fourth quarter of this year, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of China Grill's flagship New York location."

The South Beach China Grill has always been one of the prettiest dining rooms (Best Restaurant Decor, 2005), and the new space at 801 Brickell Ave. promises to be gorgeous as well. The three-level,15,000-square-foot venue, with soaring ceilings, is designed by New York's ICRAVE Studio in conjunction with Miami-based Arquitectonica. We can also look forward to a covered outdoor dining garden and bar.

China Grill Brickell will retain all the CG signature dishes, but otherwise the menu will be very different. Plus there will be two totally different categories of foods added (one rumor: dim sum).

China Grill's debut 17 years ago was hugely important for South Beach in that it proved the neighborhood's viability for supporting large-scale, big-city restaurants. If you've never had the experience of dining at this landmark establishment, you have three weeks left to do so.

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China Grill - CLOSED

404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

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Aglms33
Aglms33

I'm going to miss that spot tremendously ! My husband proposed to me at China Grill. We've always revceivd excellent service and the food is delicious. We have beautiful memories their.

Johnsmith
Johnsmith

...food there SUCKS and their servers have an attitude...so who cares?

Jim Camp
Jim Camp

Doesn't matter what the dining room looks like, Chinese food is supposed to be relatively inexpensive. Maybe it's because they want to be located in South Beach & now Brickell ? Regardless of either location, might as well tack on additional cost for parking ?

Bjork
Bjork

Hey Jim. It's obvious you have never eaten at China Grill. It isn't a Chinese restaurant, dear. It is Pan Asian cuisine, and not your ordinary mom and pop local dive. The price range isn't for everyone. It is a good restaurant that helped set the standard for other fine dining establishments that wouldn't take a chance on South beach. 

Christopher76
Christopher76

Can you please list for me the various types of cuisine in order of cost so that I know where to go when I want to eat somewhere fancy?  I had no idea this scale existed.

Instead of parking there, you can take the Metrorail. The new location is actually part of the mass transit loop of Miami and you can avoid parking fees altogether.

RWFG
RWFG

Riveting Story!

Not really.

Bjork
Bjork

 RWFG,      Question. If you didn't like the story, why'd you not only finish reading it but then take the time to send a message? While I agree, most food blogs aren't riveting, they are informative for those wanting to be kept informed.  I am amazed at how much time people have to spew out hateful dumb comments. 

Lee
Lee

Fascinating comment!

RWFG
RWFG

 Insolent retort!

Lee
Lee

Brusque rejoinder!

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