Some Restaurants In Miami Now Have Three-Month Wait Lists, With 150 More Looking To Open Here

It’s getting difficult to get a reservation at certain restaurants in Miami as new residents continue to flood into the area.

Carbone, a high-end Italian restaurant from New York that recently opened a 200-seat branch in Miami, now says it has wait lists that are three months long, according to the Daily Mail.

Heavy demand for seats at Carbone was also confirmed by the Herald. The wait list is now said to be 2,000 names deep, and the owner of the restaurant told the paper that he’s never seen demand like this.

Cote Korean Steakhouse, another New York restaurant that recently opened here, says that it is limiting diners to a maximum of 60 minutes in their Miami location to accommodate the high demand, but it is still nearly impossible to get a reservation.

Restaurants from New York and all over the country are lining up to open in Miami, as they try to capitalize on the great migration here that has been accelerated by the pandemic, both outlets reported.

One restaurant broker said that he has been contacted by 150 different groups in the past 60 days alone looking for space in Miami.

Another broker said that any restaurant-ready space has “a line of tenants waiting.”

Miami’s lack of covid restrictions is helping to fuel the restaurant boom.

New York has placed much more severe Covid restrictions on restaurants and other businesses – but it isn’t necessarily helping.

As of this morning, New York has the highest number of current per-capita Covid hospitalizations in the country at 246 per million. Florida’s rate is much lower at 154 per million, despite older demographics.

 

 

New York’s Pastis recently announced an 8,000 square foot restaurant will open in Wynwood in summer 2022:

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Anonymous
7 months ago

I own a restaurant downtown NYC. I’m relocating it to Harlem in NYC and I will be opening a second location in Miami this summer. Scouting for locations now. I won’t name my restaurant as plans are being finalized. I just want to say that with bot locations (Harlem and Miami) I will be paying the same for my old location Downtown NYC, foot traffic is similar and the dishes cost the same, the ROI is almost double. I wonder why I haven’t thought of it sooner😉

Anonymous
7 months ago

Open in MWC! We need good restaurant choices there.

Azarius
7 months ago

DD, Wynwood and MWC 🔥🔥🔥

Anonymous
7 months ago

Great!! Open in an up and coming Miami neighborhood! NOT Wynwood!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Allapatah

Anonymous
7 months ago

open in Wynwood. Many new mixed-used development. We can help with design and project presentation. Check 3DUS dot us

Anonymous
7 months ago

What Covid, there is no f—-king Covid! We are so close to solving the covid problem, but a total lack of responsibility by people, and some government officials could change that, and prolong the misery. Don’t people know the U.K. variant accounts for 30 to 40 percent of all infections in the U.S., and if it hits 50 percent or more the shit will hit the fan on top of the tables where they are eating. WHAT THE F–K!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Agree with you 100%!!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I’ve been to Harlem last summer, it was amazing. I always thought it would be ghetto but it was full or restaurants and coffe shops. I stayed in an airBnB in a century old townhouse fully restored, it was magical. Can’t wait to come back and try your restaurant. Wish I knew the name tho

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why would you think Harlem was ghetto?

Anonymous
7 months ago

They are right to think Harlem was ghetto because it was. Harlem was ghetto until the 90s. During the 90s and in early 2000, it finally gentrified and it got safer and cleaner. In 2020, the pandemic pushed a lot of people to move to Harlem from downtown/midtown, Williamsburg (Brooklyn) and Astoria (Queens). Now Harlem is the most sought after destination for New Yorkers and out of state people. I was born in Harlem in early 90s so I don’t remember much of how it was but I know. Now it is a great neighborhood and I’m happy this restauranteur is bringing their business here. Great choice.

Anonymous
7 months ago

TBH, it was thirty years ago. A lot of people still have a pre-Giuliani impression of NYC, which was really bad, even compared to how much DeBozo has screwed stuff up. It’s the same with Miami, where people still think it’s the cocaine cowboys era, and it took millionaires fleeing NYC and San Francisco for said reasons to prove it is not.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Watch Little Havana out. It’s a magnet for locals and tourists. It’s the most underrated area in the county and it’s relaxed, and ripe for growth and development. I can see hotels and more clubs in the horizon.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami World Center is your location. Hands down!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Open in Overtown to match the Harlem location

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s the second most visited neighborhood as a tourist attraction after South Beach, although just visiting 8th Steet and Elian Gonzalez’ house is hardly anything the neighborhood has the potential to become.

Volvoshine
7 months ago

Reach out to me on twitter… @volvoshine I may be able to help 😉

Anonymous
7 months ago

I have toured about two dozen NY Restaurantuers through my 8,000 sq ft waterfront site, and they say the same

Anonymous
7 months ago

Great! You are going to do AMAZING in south Florida.

Yanina Y.
7 months ago

Great! Where can I send the info?

Anonymous
7 months ago

I have no problems getting a table at La Carreta or Polo Norte…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Nor I. I’m a native and seen many Restaurants come & go. The Latin sazón rules

Anonymous
7 months ago

Thats total bs. This is 1 very unique restaurant whose entire marketing is actually based on that. It is basicaly a members club for people they know usually from NY. If they know you, you get a table same day. It is definitely an exception in the market. Most normal restaurants are still hurting from last year’s debacle.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Every restaurant lets you in if they know you or youre a VIP. Theyre still very popular.

Anonymous
7 months ago

shouldn’t be a VIP. Everyone waiting in line is important.
This jumping line sh!t is sad. Who can pay the bill as they leave are just as important as the next. Who cares that you drive a BMW, VW, Toyota or Porsche? No one in the restaurant will really care. They are there to eat and enjoy the company at their own table.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Wrong. A customer who patronizes 10 times a month is WAY more important than a one-time OpenTable customer.

Anonymous
7 months ago

They name a few high end restaurants and that is there proof you cannot get reservations. I’ve been out plenty of times in Brickell and Wynwood and have had no problems getting a table

Anonymous
7 months ago

Well if I only went to El Pollo Tropical and Burger King I would have no problems getting a table either.

Anonymous
7 months ago

lol….

Anonymous
7 months ago

I love El Pollo Tropical. We can only spend summers there right now, (Our condo is rented out in winter). But I spend every lunch at Pollo when I am there. Dinners are usually Jacks Burgers. But, good restaurants (not just trendy) are hard to find.
How does anyone expect all the people in Miami to go to a restaurant every sat night?

Anonymous
7 months ago

PT sucks. The beans are slimy AF. You might as well make your own crap from Goya cans.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I like pollo since the military discount is great and I like the cilantro garlic sauce. They got rid of pollo bites which is a shame. The only downside is they run out of some foods.

I live down in homestead. Come this way. They just keep building houses.

I also checked the korean steakhouse and they made it seem like its jammed packed. I could find some openings. Im not interested since im korean and for sure wont beat my moms cooking.

J.M.
7 months ago

They have a military discount? WHA?!?!?

Brickellite
7 months ago

La Granja!

Anonymous
7 months ago

That’s right! 😂😂😂 I agree 100

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yes thats the point, Its a few, mostly NYC native restaurants, that people are going crazy about.

Anonymous
7 months ago

yes – it’s a few – this article is an exaggeration. most places are half full and you can get a table and many have gone out of biz. again it’s only the high-end for the 1% like me

Anonymous
7 months ago

A lot of great local restaurants can use support too.

Azarius
7 months ago

This is only going to add to the boom. Next we’ll see all kinds of concepts and hopefully they’ll be awarded some Michelin stars. At least we know there’s a demand.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Carbon and Cote are NYC restaurants that just opened in Miami. There will always be an initial demand for good, popular NYC restaurants. It’s sustaining that demand after the first few months that’s the challenge.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Exactly, lets see how long this lasts after May this year!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I Highly doubt this article. There is PRIME Waterfront restaurant space available in Edgewater in Paramount Bay, Aria, Opera etc. lying vacant for the past 10 years surrounded by high income people and families. Also the Miami Women’s Club that is supposed to open with Tao group/Grutman group is completely standstill with construction come to a halt without reason. If each restaurant space has tenants lined up, I do not see why these properties are vacant. In the lease Paramount and Aria restaurants both facing the park and water must have been functioning high end restaurants already.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Biscayne Beach also hasn’t filled their restaurant space either.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Soon grasshopper…. soon.

Anonymous
7 months ago

they may not be opening a restaurant there because those buildings in edgewater are in an isolated area. they probably want to build in an area where there is a lot of foot and vehicle traffic

Anonymous
7 months ago

They are not looking to open a burger king there lmao. These will be high end destination restaurants. Most high end destination restaurants are not located on a high foot traffic area. People seek them out. The Paramount Bay and Aria Restaurant spaces are not for some cheap eats.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Completely agree with these points. Very confused as to what is going on in those edgewater locations.

Tweety
7 months ago

Plenty of spaces for new restaurants at Mary Brickell Village!

Anonymous
7 months ago

No, thats not a venue for serious restaurateurs

Anonymous
7 months ago

I live a couple of blocks from Cote at the Design District and walk by almost daily. The restaurant is mostly empty. This article is just not reflective of reality. I also enjoy dining out – outdoors right now giving the situation – and restaurants are generally half-empty.

Anonymous
7 months ago

yes – like most things Miami all exaggeration and false – those places aren’t busy walk by and you will see

Anonymous
7 months ago

Carbone is dinner only for now and booked solid

Anonymous
7 months ago

This is what happens when people are followers and want to go and take a IG pic at the same restaurants.

Anonymous
7 months ago

we have plenty of space in Hialeah, bring those restaurants to palm avenue

Anonymous
7 months ago

Mae and Daves old location on Palm Ave still is available.

Anonymous
7 months ago

My hometown! And Palm Avenue looks amazing!

Shepard’s pie
7 months ago

I have a restaurant and lounge up in Pittsburgh, after nearly a 100 percent indoor dinning shutdown for months, then 25 percent accommodation and recently up to the midway point, we now can’t find enough kitchen or floor help. Stay home w the stimulus help and why work. Just like two Opposite nations between Florida and Pennsylvania.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Just order take out from Havana Harry’s.

Anonymous
7 months ago

One entry feeds four!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Maybe every tall tower being built in downtown should have at least two restaurants in them. Every four blocks should have a grocery store in them. Walkability.

Anonymous
7 months ago

As long as it isn’t Subway and CVS. I feel sorry for Marinablue residents.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Enjoy it while you can Miamians, this wont last long once Hurricane Season comes around and NYC starts roaring back in the Fall.

Anonymous
7 months ago

LOL true – people have very short memories – last year they were selling their water front homes when they were flooding – this year the prices went up – see what happens when the next big one comes heading towards Miami

J.M.
7 months ago

Yeah, and how did Hurricane Sandy work out for ya’ll up there?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Umm…”last year they were selling their waterfront homes”
To who?
To BUYERS maybe?
Prices of waterfront homes in Miami Beach have been going up for years.

Anonymous
7 months ago

By Fall, the entire country will be in a recession.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Pretty sure every hurricane that misses Miami goes up to new york. I remember hearing about new york having gas and power outages. And new york also has snow storms so basically half the year it’s shit. I think the only time new york is “roaring” is new years and whenever fashion week is.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Hurricane Sandy?

Anonymous
7 months ago

I can’t wait! They need to go home

Anonymous
7 months ago

Like someone mentioned whatever happened to the super high end restaurant that is supposed to be opened in Edgewater Miami women’s club by the Tao group? The work came to a complete standstill. Anyone knows any info?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yeah. It didnt come to a standstill.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Little Havana

Anonymous
7 months ago

Try Coconut Grove rebirth coming soon and Coral Way is tre cool too

Anonymous
6 months ago

I really hope this last…but I am skeptical. Restaurants stay hot in Miami for a season. Covid-19 restrictions will be over next year and the NYC traffic will go back to normal. If you want to go to Carbone just wait until summer…I want to know how long the wait will be at Carbone from June – September. I love Pastis, but that is a uniquely NYC type of restaurant to me. As a native New Yorker, I am happy top restaurants want to come here, but there is a reason that up until now it has basically just been UK transplants(Hakkasan, Zuma, LPM, Novikov, etc.), coming to Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

My Pillow is more cracky than fluffy

mcamara@aperealty.com
7 months ago

I have been doing commercial real estate in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county’s for 18 years. There are great restaurants opportunities

Anonymous
7 months ago

Sure from all the ones that close in the last year! Trying to get clients through this venue?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Latin American Cafeteria, La carreta, little Havana , mr limón! We’re mostly Latinos and love our sazón!

American Worker
7 months ago

I am happy to see that restaurant jobs look likely to be plentiful as businesses reopen and the minimum wage rises.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s only tempt with the flock to Miami! Nobody wants to be in swampy Miami May- September. NYC is t worried- they will all be back. Enjoy it while you can. Miami’s is still tacky as hell.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Nobody wants to be in NYC Jan-Dec. It’s either too hot or too cold. What a crummy climate they have.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I love NY…with the exception of the crime, riots/looting, taxes, and winters I could even move there.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami will have the SOBEWFF, The Auto Show and other events in May. In July Swim week is coming back and in September Miami Beach Gay Pride. Miami is getting busier year round.

Anonymous
7 months ago

NY’s high death count is from a year ago! Right now Florida has a slightly higher 7 day rolling average. Also NY has a significantly higher nursing home population than Florida…so older people that move to Florida are going to be healthier on average than older people that don’t move to Florida.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Especially after what Cuomo did to them.

Anonymous
7 months ago

True.
On March 25th, 2020 Cuomo issued his executive order forcing nursing home operators to take Covid-19 positive patients.
No surprise then that New York peaked in deaths per 100,000 on April 9th, 2020 (15 days after the order).

April 9th, 2020 Deaths per 100,000
New York = 4.90
Florida = 0.17

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not entitled to their own facts.

Anonymous
7 months ago

On Feb. 13th, 2021 Florida and New York each reported 0.74 per 100,000 daily deaths.
https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/florida?view=daily-deaths&tab=compare
Despite Florida have the second most elderly population in the USA (#1 Maine, #26 New York.)
https://www.prb.org/which-us-states-are-the-oldest/

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami- so tacky. I’ll take NYC any day! Miami in summer- HELL NO

Anonymous
7 months ago

why are so interested in what’s going on on a tacky city?. you must be very tacky yourself