Chef/restaurateur Michael Beltran will be reopening Navé, Ariete and Taurus on. Chug’s, his Cuban-American diner in Coconut Grove, will maintain its current operations with a limited takeout menu available for all concepts.
Ariete will serve dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5PM to 10PM, Friday and Saturday 5PM to 11PM. Weekend brunch will be served 11AM to 3PM. On Monday, June 1 Beltran will add a special new outdoor happy hour on Ariete’s back patio from 5PM to 8PM. While adhering to all social distancing and occupancy guidelines, the happy hour will feature $8 cocktails and wines by the glass as well as a snack menu. Ariete is located at 3540 Main highway in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (305) 640-5862; www.arietemiami.com.
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Navé, which he owns and operates with chef/partner Justin Flit, will serve dinner only Sunday through Thursday from 5PM to 10PM, Friday and Saturday 5PM to 11PM. Navé is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (786) 615-3747; www.navemiami.com.
For those looking for a luxurious indulgence at home, four-course Ariete at Home and Navé at Home packages will be available, priced at $125 for couples. Menus to be determined by the chefs.
3. Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House
Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House will be open nightly 5PM to 3AM with a select menu including five pizzas, fritas and the famous Chug burger. Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (305) 529-6523; www.taurusbeerandwhiskey.com.
Chug’s is located at 3444 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, 7AM to 8PM. Telephone: (786) 534-8722; www.chugsdiner.com.
4. BOURBON STEAK
BOURBON STEAK, Michael Mina's modern American steakhouse at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry is now open to the public. The acclaimed restaurant will serve dinner only Tuesday through Saturday, 6PM to 10PM; closed on Sunday and Monday. The menu will feature an array of BOURBON STEAK classics including the succulent meat selections and delectable sides that have made its reputation. Additionally, the eatery will offer takeout as well as delivery through UberEATS and Doordash. Tables of four max unless the group consists of a family with a six-person max. While adhering to all safety protocols as dictated by Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and The Florida Department of Health and Miami-Dade County, the restaurant has instituted internal policies up to and including the setting of tables at the time of seating; thermal body checks in the resort lobby and the conversion of the restrooms to single occupancy only with an attendant. 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 Special note: Corsair and Tidal Cove will remain closed until a projected June 2020 reopening.
5. GIANNI’S AT THE FORMER VERSACE MANSION
The one and only Gianni’s at the former Versace Mansion will reopen for lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served daily, noon to 4PM; dinner will be served Sunday through Thursday, 6:30PM to 10:30PM, Friday and Saturday until 11PM. Gianni’s full menu will be on offer as well as daily specials. Reservations strongly suggested. Sushi by Bou at Gianni’s will reopen at a later date.
Gianni’s is located at 1116 Ocean Drive on Miami Beach. Telephone: (786) 485-2200;
Kush Hospitality Group will be reopening many of its concepts. LoKal, Vicky’s and Kush will seat guests outdoors only with limited seating available. Stephen’s Deli in Hialeah will have full use of its dining room with mandated occupancy restrictions in effect. Curbside takeout and delivery will remain in place at all concepts. The Spillover in Coconut Grove will remain closed with a relaunch and rebranding to be announced. “We took the opportunity, while The Spillover was closed, to work on the concept and I’m excited to share the details as soon as we’re ready,” says owner/operator Matt “Kush” Kuscher. “It will vibe with the spirit that’s in everything we do but have some new elements that I think people will love.” Kuscher’s celebrated bar, La Cocina, will remain closed until further notice.
LoKal and Vicky’s House are located at 3190 Commodore Place in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (305) 442-3377; www.lokalmiami.com,
Stephen’s Deli is located at 1000 East 16th Street in Miami. Telephone: (305) 887-8863;
Kush Wynwood is located at 2003 North Miami Avenue. Telephone: (305) 576-4500;
7. LA FRESA FRANCESA
La Fresa Francesa and Silverlake Bistro will reopen to the public. Initially both will serve dinner only from 5PM-10PM. Silverlake’s classic menu will be in place; La Fresa will serve a menu of signature favorites as well as new comfort-minded options very much in sync with its Parisian spirit. Croque Madame, anyone? Takeout from both will still be available. Weekend brunch will be added later. La Fresa Francesa is located at 59 W 3rd Street in Hialeah. Telephone: (786) 717-6886; Silverlake Bistro is located at 1211 71st Street in Miami Beach. Telephone: (786) 803.8113;
8. RUSTY PELICAN
The iconic Rusty Pelican will reopen with small changes being made to the menu but fans can expect to find an array of favorites at lunch, dinner and brunch. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 11AM to 10PM; Friday and Saturday, 11AM to 11PM; and Sunday, 10AM to 10PM. Single use disposable menus will be available as well as digital menus via QR codes. Of course, the restaurant will be adhering to all occupancy and sanitation guidelines and has even taken the added step of appointing one staff member per shift the role of Safety & Sanitation Coordinator. Their job will be to oversee all matters of cleanliness and sanitation. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available; reservations are highly recommended. Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Telephone: (305) 361-3818;
9. NIKKI BEACH
A South Beach landmark since 1998, Nikki Beach Miami Beach is pleased to welcome guests back to its expansive South of Fifth location. Following all government and industry standards for health, cleaning, sanitizing and use of personal protective equipment, Nikki Beach will continue to update protocols as recommendations evolve.