January 2016 Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach

Clay Conley's Grato is now open in West Palm Beach.
Clay Conley's Grato is now open in West Palm Beach.
Photo by LibbyVision.com

Just one month into the new year and already South Florida has welcomed a number of new restaurants to the area. The first 30 days of 2016 saw several high-profile restaurant openings across Broward and Palm Beach counties, including Clay Conley's long-awaited Grato in West Palm Beach and Miami import Pincho Factory in Pembroke Pines.

But that's not all. Late last month, we decided to get a sneak peak at the year ahead to list out the most anticipated concepts slated to open in the next 12 months. Turns out there's plenty of good food and drink to look forward to, from a couple of rooftop bars in Fort Lauderdale to a slew of fast-casual eateries that are taking a unique approach to fast(er) food.

And yes, South Florida, we've got the grill covered too. It most certainly looks as though 2016 will be the year of BBQ, with the last of a series of barbecue joints — Legend's BBQ in Fort Lauderdale — looking to open its doors soon.

Until then, here's what's open, closed, and coming soon in the Broward and Palm Beach restaurant scene:


  • Pasquale Pizza & Italian Eatery, Royal Palm Beach
  • Grato, West Palm Beach
  • Pho Saigon, West Palm Beach
  • Albasha Hookah Cafe, Greenacres
  • Ghandi's, Lake Worth
  • Texas Road House, Boynton Beach
  • Los Tacos, Boca Raton
  • Gourmet Killer Dogs, Delray Beach
  • Agave Taco Bar, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Tony D's, Fort Lauderdale
  • To Victory, Cooper City
  • Submarine Crab, Pembroke Pines
  • Magic Soul Food, Pembroke Pines
  • Pincho Factory, Pembroke Pines
  • JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, Hollywood
  • Plum, Sunny Isles Beach


  • Darbster, Boca Raton
  • Jazziz Nightlife, Boca Raton
  • Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, Fort Lauderdale
Bar Rita will open this year in Fort Lauderdale.
Bar Rita will open this year in Fort Lauderdale.
Photo courtesy of Bar Rita

Coming Soon

  • Banko Cantina, West Palm Beach
  • Lost Weekend, West Palm Beach
  • Tijuana Flats, West Palm Beach 
  • TacoHolics, Royal Palm Beach 
  • The Habit Burger, Royal Palm Beach
  • Bolay, Royal Palm Beach
  • The Regional Kitchen & Public House, West Palm Beach 
  • Pie Five Pizza Co., West Palm Beach (multiple locations) 
  • Driftwood Ales, Boynton Beach 
  • Jimmy's Fries to Caviar Garden Bistro & Bar, Delray Beach
  • Bedner's Farm Fresh Market, Delray Beach
  • Banyan Restaurant & Bar, Delray Beach
  • Shaker & Pie, Boca Raton
  • Tucker Duke's Lunchbox, Boca Raton
  • Ouzo Bay, Boca Raton
  • New York Grilled Cheese Co., Boca Raton 
  • Paneterie, Delray Beach
  • 5th Element Indian Grill, Pompano Beach
  • Beach Java Express, Pompano Beach 
  • Pompano Beach House, Pompano Beach 
  • Oceanic Dining, Pompano Beach 
  • Lemongrass Hot Pot, Hollywood
  • Agave Taco Bar, Fort Lauderdale
  • Bull Market Gastrolounge, Fort Lauderdale
  • Timeline Brewery, Fort Lauderdale
  • Spring Chicken, Fort Lauderdale
  • Legend's BBQ, Fort Lauderdale
  • B-Square Burgers, Fort Lauderdale
  • TRP Taste, Fort Lauderdale
  • One Door East, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Bar Rita, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Good Spirits Neighborhood Tavern, Fort Lauderdale 
  • What The Pho, Pinecrest
  • Sliderz, Fort Lauderdale and Plantation 
  • World of Beer, Plantation

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.

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