MIAMI NEW TIMES
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A Miami Beach dining destination is set to take things to a whole new level.
Mila, tucked just off the Lincoln Road artery at Meridian Avenue, is building off its existing Mediterranean-meets-Asian vibe with an expansion and new second level. The growth includes three new spaces: an “ultra-private, members-only club;” a ten-seat omakase area; and a 150-guest lounge.
The spot is owned and operated by Rivera Dining Group and French-born founders Gregory and Marine Daly. Despite having to close Mila shortly after its 2020 opening at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gregory Daly says it “overnight became one of the top-grossing restaurants in South Florida.” He estimates more than 220,000 customers have visited the restaurant each year since its opening.
“We’ve been very lucky to be at the right place at the right time,” Marine Daly tells New Times. “In 2020, Miami was one of the very few cities in the world to be active, which gave us an opportunity to keep pushing the envelope. After two years, the full world has reopened, and this market is getting even more competitive. It’s a perfect opportunity to push the envelope again and respond to the needs of our guests with a glamorous and nightlife component.”