Miami Is Getting Four New Award-Winning Restaurants

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Miami Is Getting Four New Award-Winning Restaurants

Miami Worldcenter recently announced its first four culinary tenants and it’s bringing out the big guns.

Foodies rejoice because Miami is getting not one, not two, not three but four new restaurants and it looks like Miami Worldcenter is about to become Downtown’s new go-to dining destination.

The $4 billion, 27-acre mix-use development recently announced that it had signed its first restaurant leases bringing on Michelin-star chef Danny Grant and James Beard nominee Michael Beltran for this new project totaling 30,400 square feet of retail space.

The Chicago-based Grant is opening the first Florida location of his famed steakhouse Maple & Ash as well as his Italian eatery Etta.

Helmed as one of Chicago’s best steakhouses, the glitzy Maple & Ash offers a more modern take on a traditional steakhouse with dishes like fire-roasted seafood towers and dry-aged steaks as well as an extensive wine list.

The steakhouse will be located along World Square at the corner of Miami Worldcenter’s 7th Street promenade and 1st Avenue Northeast and will offer 15,000 feet of dining space with indoor and outdoor seating as well as second-floor seating.

Located along the eastern side of the 7th Street promenade, the Italian Etta will offer a more casual setting featuring a menu focused on  wood-fired fare and 11,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.


Miami’s own chef Beltran will also be bringing two new restaurants to Miami Worldcenter — Laurel and El Vecino.

The first one, Laurel will offer French brasserie-style fare with Cuban touches along with a limited selection of Cuban pastries from Beltran’s Chug’s Diner. The brasserie will be located on the ground floor of Caoba, Miami Worldcenter’s residential tower, at the corner of the 7th Street promenade and 1st Avenue Northeast and will also feature 2,800 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

Meanwhile, the high-end cigar bar El Vecino will be serving drinks and an assortment of snacks such as cheese croquetas, meat and cheese boards and scrumptious pastelitos by Pastelitos Papi. The venue will also be located on Caoba’s ground floor and will feature an additional 1,600 square feet of dining space.

While no opening date has been announced yet, all four restaurants will likely open sometime in 2022 along with other retail, entertainment, residential and commercial spaces!

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[Featured image: Instagram / @miamiworldcenter ]

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