In Miami's fleeting restaurant industry, establishments that last beyond a decade are often unheard of. Making it into adolescence is usually deemed a miracle. Yet China Grill in South Beach has stood the test of time: after an astounding 17 years on Fourth Street and Washington Avenue, the Miami Beach landmark will close its doors this weekend. Saturday, April 28, will be the last day to dine at the South Beach outpost before it relocates inland to Brickell. The new location is slated to open by year's end, when it will also debut a revamped menu.
To mark its almost two-decade run, the Asian-inspired eatery reduced the prices on a selection of Champagnes, sakes, and wines to its 1995 price tags. Dom Pérignon ($260), Pouilly-Fuissé ($40), and Sonoma Valley ($40) are among the brands included in the closing special. Since opening, China Grill has been credited as one of the first iconic restaurants on Miami Beach, serving über A-listers like Oprah, Will Smith, and George Clooney over the years. Go, say your goodbyes, and dine like its 1995. 404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-2221