First Look Inside Massive Food Hall Now Open At Virgin MiamiCentral

It’s finally open.

The massive food hall at Virgin Trains/Brightline’s MiamiCentral in downtown Miami, which features stunning interior design, was serving diners yesterday for the first time.

La Estación American Brasserie, the anchor restaurant with 240 seats and a bar spread over 10,000 square feet of space, was open last night, while other venues appeared nearly ready for opening. La Estación is as sister restaurant to Juvia in South Beach.

The eateries will include Rosetta Bakery, House of Mac, and even a Chick-fil-A stand (a full Chick-fil-A is under construction on the ground floor). Other tenants include Bucks Crepes, Patagonia Flavors by Delicatessen Patagonia, Bio Bio Gelato, Art de Vivre, Parliament Coffee & Espresso Bar, and 800º Woodfired Kitchen.

Even more is on the way. It appeared that another half of the food hall was still entirely closed off.

(Only La Estación was open at the time the photos below were taken).

 

Part of the hall is still closed off:

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Incredible! Dowbtown Miami is finally coming into its own!

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s getting like San Francisco only Miami is more elegant

Anonymous
2 years ago

Less literal shit lol

Anonymous
2 years ago

less intelligent people

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2 years ago

and less homeless people shooting up!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

and more parking spaces

Anonymous
2 years ago

and wider roads

Anonymous
2 years ago

And sexier people. Anybody wants to add anything else?

Miami1
2 years ago

…and it will run on Shore Power!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

bigger feet 🙂

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

Random but ok!

Anonymous
2 years ago

You misspelled ‘fewer’

Anonymous
2 years ago

what are you smoking?

Anonymous
2 years ago

It looks far better and more spacious than the foodhall at brickell city center. I’m looking to House of Mac and Chick Fil a the most.

Anonymous
2 years ago

This area will be waaaay better than Brickell

Anonymous
2 years ago

Different but not better. Both areas will have their own pros and cons.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Thank you.. that’s why comparisons really shouldn’t apply to what developers are eyeing to do in different areas.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sorry guys, I live in Park West so I’m biased? They will both be amazing but this will be better (in my eyes)?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I don’t think you’re looking at this area as being better than Brickell, I think you’re finally witnessing a transformation in this part of downtown that you’ve always been waiting for because face it, this area has been far behind all of Brickell for far too long.

Anonymous
2 years ago

no prison in brickell

Anonymous
2 years ago

Where do you put your boat in Park West?
In the Arts & Entertainment District, or the Central Business District.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Or Brickell.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Smart people don’t own a boat… they rent when needed. Lookup that “Happiest and second happiest day in a mans life” joke to understand.

The smartest of all make good friends with someone who owns a boat. 😉

Anonymous
2 years ago

Park west? Will be better than Brickell?
Okay.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It will be. Watch it

Azarius
2 years ago

Brickell is more luxurious as in Downtown is Upper Middle class and Wynwood is for the young “Professionals”/ Artist …Edgewater i feel like is a baby Brickell being so close to Mid Town and Design District

Anonymous
2 years ago

Stunning? Downtown is becoming amazing, I can’t wait to see how it will look in 5 years!

Anonymous
2 years ago

loving the progress in downtown.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And just wait till the Orlando leg of Brightline/Virgin Train tracks and station are completed and up an running.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I am LOVING the Chic fil-a Most popular place in the food hall!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s open, but empty! Where are the people???

Coastal Link will solve the people issue. Commuter Rail will bring thousands of people into downtown every work day. And take thousands of cars off the roads.

Why is our government moving at a snails pace?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why are you asking questions and looking for instant success about things and an area that’s still under development?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Tri-rail needs to start running soon. It would bring in more people quickly from out west, where Brightline does not run. We also need a stop in Wynwood.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Brightline owns the ROW. They have been blocking Coastal Link for years. Coastal Link is NOT going to happen.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why people continue to compare this area to Brickell? They are two completely difference neighborhoods both with their own pros an cons… this are isn’t finished yet but it seems more of my liking and I’m sure more affordable. To me Brickell is more upscale, something suited more for rich folks!

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

Found the Brickell realtor…

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’ve been to both, entirely different vibe and price points. Brickell is more expensive and has people who live in the condos around there, MiamiCentral was lower price points and everyone I saw was either travelling on train or worked downtown.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well duh, you are comparing them NOW, we are talking about 5-10 years down the road and by then ir will be better than Brickell

Anonymous
2 years ago

Virgin should get involved in helping to get Amtrak to MIC center at airport and connect Miami Central to the infrastructure to the rest of the country – since the Miami commissioners are so inept or don’t want to get involved for political reasons

Anonymous
2 years ago

Virgin Train is owned by private enterprise, Amtrak is backed by the federal government.

Anonymous
2 years ago

yes and Amtrak is so perfectly ran

Anonymous
2 years ago

Because Amtrak will prob just come back a few months before starting services and proclaim that the platform isn’t long enough for them.

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2 years ago

Umm….are they actually making a full service Chick-fil-a? Or is that little cart all we get?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Microwave chicken box

Anonymous
2 years ago

They are building a full size restaurant on the first floor (minus the drive through). But for a year or so that cart is all we get.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“La Estación American Brasserie” sounds a bit contradictory, but the decor sure looks good.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Went there..nice spots but waaaaaaay to pricey. $9 for a slice of pizza

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hope Chic-fil-a can find enough cute blond girls for the store.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Do you know if the Chick-fil-A stand is serving food??

peej
2 years ago

What else would they serve? Lemonade, Coffee & Bibles?

Anonymous
2 years ago

And also homophobia.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Food and saliva if they find out that the customers are LGBTQ?

Miami1
2 years ago

What’s wrong with Liberty, Guns, Beer, Trump and Queso!?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Get a life.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol….

Anonymous
2 years ago

They serve hate and guns

Anonymous
2 years ago

Its not hate and theres nothing wrong with guns.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The original question was well asked. Your reply would have actually made sense if you didn’t add your Christophobia at the end. Chick-fil-a is actually famous for their Lemonade, and they also have coffee. To answer the question that was asked, most stands that I have visited usually only have a small selection, like sandwiches, and nuggets.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Christophobia?!? lmao Christians are the most hateful group in the US and no one has phobia against them but only disgust

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes, it is.

Anonymous
2 years ago

the modern day food court – think Aventura Mall. and this place will be dead and the places will close – just like Citadel, Roche whatever… expensive food you have to serve yourself. And the Time Out one in Sobe? These places won’t make it.

Wang
2 years ago

Sorry to be negative, but Miami is and will not be world class, or match SF, NYC, or CHI. Why?

Look at all glaring missing portion to go alongside all the private development: public works. A complete dearth of infrastructure outside a glamorized bridge on land that looks like 1000 other highway viaducts in Asia (only Miami’s is SMALLER) No public transport, no security, no parks, no beautification… Miami is a joke so long its leaders in government remain the unperforming incompetent joke they are. WHERE ARE THE PUBLIC WORKS to follow and keep up with all the private projects? Shameful.

Anonymous
2 years ago

New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco are also much older than Miami.

I keep saying this – a lot of people in Miami really need to travel and see other bigger cities.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami is truly a complete waste of a city. It doesn’t begin to compare with so, so many US cities that have real depth, economy, infrastructure. The biggest economy in Miami is construction. That itself is extremely sad as it’s completely unsustainable.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You people lack vision. Period.