Pinch Kitchen

4.7
365 Reviews
$30 and under
American
On the corner of NE 86th Street and Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, is where you will find Pinch Kitchen. An open kitchen, wooden tables, black and white accents, and a chalkboard wall give this cozy restaurant a hip, funky vibe. Chef-Owner John Gallo opened the doors of Pinch Kitchen in the fall of 2015, and it has been receiving rave reviews ever since. The menu changes seasonally at Pinch Kitchen and features locally grown, fresh ingredients in all the dishes they serve. Full Bar, Craft Cocktails, Craft Beer, Wine, and Organic Wine are available. In addition to the regular menu, they offer daily specials and there is always one vegan option. The Pinch salad, the famous Pinch burger, and the Ceviche are all popular choices with critics and returning customers alike for lunch or dinner. The brunch menu features crowd favorites like the eggs Benedict. Has been awarded Best New Restaurant in Miami by Miami New Times. Enjoy delectable dining at Pinch Kitchen for Lunch, Brunch or Dinner

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 365 people are saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JorgeF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing environment!!! You can tell everyone involved loves what they’re doing

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FrankC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here at Pinch and I have to say that it was the best experience I’ve had in a long time. Food was nothing short of amazing and the service was even better. Definitely a spot I’d recommend for anyone

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MikeVanTuyl
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Pinch Kitchen. Quality has only gotten better over the years with baking in house and the addition of outdoor seating, a full bar and a great cocktail menu. Diverse food menu and everything is executed to perfection. Service is old school, honest, fun and considered. Seriously great food that you can tell comes from the heart and the wonderful service and ambiance make Pinch Kitchen one of our favorite places to reward ourselves.

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garya
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love going to Pinch Kitchen…consistently good food and servers are great!

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vipaoctavio
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, everything is different and exquisite.

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monique
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pinch is so welcoming and has a laid back and eclectic vibe. The best part of Pinch are the folks who work there -- each one was amazing. Service was so friendly and quick. The cocktails were absolutely terrific. My husband and son loved their burgers. The appetizer salad and wings were really terrific (and huge). I could barely touch my main plate when it came. I'm definitely going back. I love the idea of supporting a small business that obviously cares so much about their customers. Thank you, Pinch!

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YolandaB
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I never rate any restaurant, I was there before and had lovely food and excellent service. It is a shame, that this time I was so disappointed, made reservations for outside seating, not sat, sat inside in a very disturbing loud section, asked to please find seating
outside, no again. Water was served, then waited and waited, until we got up and left.
So sad.

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AlletteA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I chose this place because the brunch options, well it turned out amazing. The food was great, the ambiance is nice and cozy, and the staff were super nice. Everyone helped each other. Nothing but great things to say about the restaurant. My fiancé was excited to go back before we even left. I can't forget to mention that the drinks were great as well. We are so glad we decided to give it a try. 😁

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Monyitaly
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastico. Food service excellent
Keep the good work. Hard to find quality

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Miguelg
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! Lovely neighborhood gem!!

Delicious appetizers and entrees + outstanding drinks. Personable service was good on a busy night.

Highly recommended!

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vipsosoItalian
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The staff seemed a bit overwhelmed. Service was spotty, not a lot of checking in. Waited a long time food and drinks.

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monicaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top I love it. Food is delicious made with LOVE. Every one is awesome great location. I’m super happy. Keep up the good job is hard to find place like this nowdays

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JohnA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the tasting menu and wine pairing. The reds were good and the whites were very good. Tye food was excellent again, guacamole, ravioli, octopus, steak, croquettes, with all the sides and sauces. Really, really fine meal at a fabulous price. I will be bringing friends.

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vipmabeanie
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers!

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MarianT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Miami restaurants. Always the best, never disappoints -

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vipLiveLoveEat
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food is good but their menu is limited. After going 3 times you pretty much have tasted all the entrées. They should add more items.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can never go wrong with pinch. It’s our go to restaurant. Def try the basil lemonade

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vipJamesT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best neighborhood spot in the upper east side/Miami shores, by far!!!

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DarrellS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff

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vipSaraS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite is delicious and there is always a special twist to each dish that makes it memorable! Definitely coming back often!

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LaurenMC
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely great and the food was amazing! I would definitely recommend and go back.

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vipMelissaL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We started with appetizers and happy hour drinks (who can say no to $6 cocktails?), which were great, though a little too acidic. The k-town guac was a surprisingly good fusion dish and the ceviche was solid.

But things went downhill from there. Only one of the two drinks ordered in our first round, both of which were happy hour specials, arrived quickly. The other drink did not arrive until we were almost finished with the appetizers.

The main courses were underwhelming and the skirt steak was much more cooked than the medium-rare ordered and the sauce was bland. It really could have benefitted from a splash of something acidic, ironically. The focaccia was more of a crostini, as it was presented thinly-sliced and toasted. The orchiette was replaced by tagliatelle without warning or explanation. The brussels sprouts were the highlight of the main meal--crispy and carmelized, and addictive.

Although most of the main course was just mediocre, we were still planning to order dessert.

But a half hour after we stopped eating, we had to flag down the busboy to ask him to wrap the leftover pasta and retrieve the waiter from wherever he was. He had not checked on us during our meal, though we were not engaged in intense conversation and there was no apology for the very late drink or explanation for the different pasta and no opportunity to address the overcooked meat. His mask was also poorly fit, constantly falling below his nose and requiring constant adjustment.

With so many restaurants struggling to make up losses from the pandemic, the service was shockingly bad. We made this reservation the night before, as many of the other restaurants were fully booked and we have wanted to try Pinch for a while. Unfortunately, if service continues to be a problem (a friend later told me that her experience was similar), Pinch can have a great happy hour and at least decent food, but customers will find other places to spend their time and money.

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Alinehnd
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

too noisy , food to spicy , and service poor , i have been there many times but unfortuntalye did not reach my expectancy this time

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MarilynM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Will definitely come back.

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Juanu
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Awesome food......................................

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vipIngridd
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gone there many times for brunch, always amazing, Great comfort food, this time i had dinner, the cjicken/brussel sprouts, the impossible burger/fries and the bolognesa were just delicious! They have a cute little patio in the back, plenty of safe parking. Nice busy but chill ambiance, by 8 on a Saturday it was packed. Diverse dinner menu selection. Great cute place, never dissapoints.

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May1974
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The patio is fantastic, great space, good food, good happy hour after 9pm.

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vipCraveman
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent experience - welcoming vibe and delicious food - we sat outside and savored the flavor of the handcrafted dishes. Great cocktail list and really great food - from the small plates to the entrees - tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and reasonably priced! Would definitely recommend.

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AviGavin
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always PINCH is one of our top choices in our neighborhood since the day they opened!!!! Incredible food service and ambience.
LOVE these guys 👍👍👍👍👍

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vipReyes53
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to Pinch kitchen for a few years now on a regular basis and we have never had a bad experience. John Gallos menu is always creative and on point. The service is impeccable and personal. If you enjoy a casual unpretentious foodie experience, this is it.

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NataliaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service and ambiance. Recommend this restaurant.

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vipNYfoodie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great service yummy food in a very casual setting

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fabiennep
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the french toast is delicious, the guava sauce is really good but its a very, very big french toast. the chicken and waffle was also delicious. the mojito was good. the guacamole and chips was very good. we all enjoyed our food.

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Borealis65
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

PINCH KITCHEN was a nice surprise! We went to celebrate our 41st anniversary and really had a lovely experience. Our waiter was so engaging and knowledgeable about the wine and food. The appetizers were served hot and were so very nice. Then came the main courses- salmon and veggie pasta in a succulent sauce.
Dessert crowned the evening - bread pudding on a chocolate base topped with delicious ice cream. Pinch is a winner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suuuuuch great food. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. We went for lunch and not much of a crowd. Nice cute seating options outside if you’re worried about covid.

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BlancheN
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

would never return
menu listed on website unavailable, false presentation
out of whatever food they did have
limited menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff. Great food!!

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vipMariselC
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good but service is slow so if you are in a rush then this place is not for you. Parking was a little difficult too.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my husband’s birthday and our family and us were blown away by the food and all how attentive everyone was.

Thank you!

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You can order delivery directly from Pinch Kitchen using the Order Online button. Pinch Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Pinch Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 631-2018.

Pinch Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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