Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, June 2012

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Laine Doss
Seared tuna with Japanese salsa at the spanking new Katsuya.
Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings May, 2012

And so it came to pass that in the month of June, in the year of 2012, The Bazaar by José Andrés finally opened in the SLS Hotel South Beach. And with it, the also-heralded (if less so) Katsuya by Starck.

After numerous permit delays, Macchialina Taverna Rustica, from the Pubbelly team, debuted in South Beach. And Georgia's Union replaced Morgans restaurant in the old Joe Allen space -- now it's organic comfort food, still run by the Morgans folks.

On the other end of the happy scale, word is in that Michelle Bernstein will be closing Sra Martinez at the end of next week. And Zeke's Roadhouse, another long time local favorite, shut down with a quickness that shocked. Another surprise was the announcement that Tudor House Restaurant would retire come the end of summer. The latter news is softened by reports that Zakarian has other Miami plans up his chef jacket sleeve.

Keep going for more openings, and to see what new restaurants have been added to our list of upcoming establishments.

Openings
The Bazaar by José Andrés
Katsuya by Starck
Georgia's Union
Macchialina Taverna Restaurant
La Casa Fiorentina at the Astor Hotel
SooWoo Bistro
Sushi and Raw Bar at BLT Steak

Closings
Zeke's Roadhouse

Location Info

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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jordan761
jordan761

Zeke's is replaced by Rio Station which continue's Zeke's tradition of inexpensive imported beers ($4 dollars a piece) with an added variety of different food options (salads, paninis,smoothies, etc). No longer do you have to go to Pizza Rustica next door for eats.

Zestyfer
Zestyfer

I Am not mad, actually I am quite happy with my life. I Am just writing the truth. Who will pay 7 dollars to put a shot of whisky in a glass of milk when you are eating those weird oreo cookies. Milk and liquor in your stomach will break inside of you making an broken yogurt.

Melonie
Melonie

Exit 1 on Key Biscayne? The key rats are more excited about this than anything that has come to the island since I can remember

Zestyfer
Zestyfer

The closing of Tudor house does not surprises me. Who would eat a riccota lemon pancake topped with a Chambord and Maple sirup toguether. The flavors do not match(this dish, among others make no sense) overpriced food, desserts that sound like candy you can buy at the store and other strange ingredient combination that can be at times repulsive to the palate. Jamie La Rosa is abrasive, an angry intimidator and verbally abusive with his cooks. He should pack his belongings and go back to his place of origin Good Bye morons!

Notsurprised
Notsurprised

No mention of the Route 9 group's new restaurant on Key Biscayne? Are you still upset, Lee Klein, that they busted you on bad journalism? It's even worse journalism to not include them because of your personal emotions

Jarias90210
Jarias90210

Is it true that Mercadito is closing? It should make sense since being a nice spot (sure it is) didn't help with a below average service and such small and overpriced portions. It's happening to Sra Martinez and other overpriced placed, competing with other similar prices that offers normai portions (sometimes big actually) at "normal" prices. Chic and expensive is a niche only for a few ones and these closings are proving this theory. 

that guy
that guy

Zekes offered the finest fare in the hot dog and popcorn market.....sad face

Dan
Dan

Zeke's wasn't a restaurant...

SC
SC

The news of Tudor House closing is not softened until we know what Jamie DeRosa will be doing! He is the soul of that kitchen! 

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