The Miami restaurant scene is filled with local, regional and international flavors. Locals and tourists alike come to Miami to experience the authentic culinary experiences that Miami restaurants provide. The food is but one aspect in the immersive experience that comes from the atmosphere and ambiance of the restaurant, proving the importance of a unique and well-built restaurant. We’ve consulted a top construction firm in Florida to help us select the best restaurant contractors in Miami who have a track record of successful projects and excellent client relations.
7430 NE 4th Ct., Miami, FL 33138
Established in 1996, Amicon Construction specializes in pre-construction, construction management, and other general contracting services. Headquartered in South Florida, Amicon has expanded its reach with active projects in other markets including all of Florida, Arizona and Maryland. Amicon offers a full suite of integrated services allowing for a customized approach to meeting each client’s goals. The company, led by Adam Mopsick and Ross Adickman, continues to revolutionize the construction industry by focusing on management, leadership, and advocacy for every client.
Amicon Construction has built many local well known restaurants including Chica, The Oyster River Bar, Joia Beach and many others. The company has been recognized in several publications, including The Real Deal, Miami Herald, Daily Business Review, Curbed Miami, Restaurant & Retail Facility, Fast Casual, Miami Today, South Florida Business Journal, Bisnow, and Aventura Magazine.
One of Amicon’s most notable projects is Chica, located in Miami. The restaurant has locations both in South Florida, Colorado, and Las Vegas. The indoor/outdoor space was reimagined by the Rockwell Group, a New York-based architecture and design firm focused on high-end restaurants and brought to life by Amicon.
120 NE 27th St. Suite #100, Miami, FL 33137
Founder and owner Barry Brodsky established Brodson Construction in 1989 with his father, Stanley. The firm is a national contractor based out of South Florida, with a well-known reputation from Miami to Los Angeles.
Brodson Construction was awarded Design of the Year by Esquire Magazine in 2012, and the James Beard Award for Design in 2013. Brodson’s work has been featured in Ocean Drive, Florida Design, Miami Home & Decor, and Vanity Fair.
Brodson worked on Chotto Matte, Peruvian-Japanese restaurant with a robata grill, sushi bar, and an open air dining area. A gorgeous floating ceiling and bright murals, curated by Miami graffiti artists Marcel Katz and Ahol Sniffs Glue, welcomes diners a 219-seat restaurant. This is the first U.S. branch of the popular London-based restaurant and Brodson Construction made sure that it exudes the same cool elegance of its predecessor
City Construction Group
2727 SW 26th Ave., Coconut Grv., FL 33133
City Construction Group was founded in 1996 by F. Javier Juncadella. City Construction is a South Florida-based general contractor that provides a full range of general contracting, construction management, and project consulting services. The firm is locally owned and operates out of its offices in Coconut Grove.
City Construction Group’s projects have won several awards, including the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) SANDI Award and the James Beard Foundation Award. Its extensive client list includes Kraft, Lockheed Martin, HBO, Disney and Goldman Sachs.
City Construction Group constructed Boulud Sud, a luxury-style restaurant located in the downtown Miami Marriott Marquis. The restaurant was completely renovated in jewel tones and soft fabrics, to create a relaxing and casual atmosphere. Covered with gold and neutral tones and Moroccan-inspired tiles, the Boulud Sud won the James Beard Foundation Award. Other award-winning restaurants built by City Construction include the Amara at Paraiso, Bazaar Mar, and Fi’lia.
1414 NW 107th Ave. Suite #401, Miami, FL 33172
Cuesta Construction, founded in 1986 by brothers Michael, William and George Cuesta, began as a childhood dream that was achieved through teamwork and passion for the industry. Cuesta Construction has a team of qualified estimators, project managers, engineers and superintendents, all of whom share the same drive for top-quality work.
With Cuesta’s excellence in the industry, they were approached by WSVN NewsChannel 7 for advice in ways to secure construction sites when Hurricane Irma was fast approaching. In addition, Cuesta Construction received the 2017 General Contractor of the Year award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in the annual Design Awards Gala.
Cuesta’s construction on restaurant Cibo Birra created the perfect atmosphere for the restaurant’s Italian wine bar theme. The setting for the restaurant was created to be both warm and inviting, with stone and glass walls, rustic wood finishes, and exposed brick with block type tables. The restaurant won Miami’s Best of Excellence Award.
Golden Sands General Contractors
2500 NW 39th St., Miami, FL 33142
Golden Sands is a full-service general commercial contractor headquartered in Miami. The firm was founded in 1988 by Peter Fedele, a graduate from Loyola University. He holds general contracting licenses in 20 states, and is a member of the National Storm Shelter Association Education and Outreach Foundation Board.
Golden Sands has a history of successful projects for its hospitality clients, from high-end luxury build-outs, to large-scale renovations. With an array of expertise extending to the financial, energy, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, and tenant markets, Golden Sands offers high quality and unsurpassable expertise. Their work has been recognized by the Miami Herald as one of the top South Florida Companies that protect residences and businesses from storms.
Golden Sands recently completed a high-profile building project for the American Airlines Arena. Transforming a former locker room into an exclusive restaurant, they created a unique dining experience for fans to enjoy before, during, and after the game. The exclusive 250-person venue features multiple bars, lounge seating, and a private dining room.
Link Construction Group
5350 NW 77th Ct., Doral, FL 33166
Link Construction Group is built on honesty, integrity, respect, passion, and a dynamic culture. Founded in April 2001 by Guillermo Fernandez and Miguel Cerra, Link has become one of the premier construction companies in Miami. They provide superior services to all segments of the commercial construction market and they have emerged as a leader in the South Florida construction industry.
Link Construction Group has won multiple awards for its work, including the ABC Excellence in Construction Award, the Sunshine State Safety Award, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Minority Business of the Year Award, the Highest Revenue Growth Rate Award, a Corporate Citizenship Award, and a Top Green Builder Award given by the Southeast Construction Magazine.
Link Construction Group constructed the La Carreta Cafe, a vegetarian-friendly Miami restaurant that serves Latin, Cuban, and Caribbean dishes. The project consisted of a 2,600 square-foot interior buildout of the cafeteria in the Mercy Hospital, and Sequeira Gavarrete Architects helped design the restaurant.
2247 NW 17th Ave., Miami, FL 33142
McKenzie stresses client-led, integrated project development and delivery. Gavin McKenzie, a 5th generation Miamian, founded the firm in 2005. Its’ LEED-certified professionals ensure the ecologically-vigilant construction process through the use of sustainable materials. McKenzie recently received Interior Design Magazine’s NYCxDesign 2018 award, as well as being featured in Ocean Drive, Eater Miami, Curbed Miami, Interior Design Magazine, and Designboom.
Coyo Taco is among McKenzie’s most noteworthy projects. Its facade features the wave-crested mural work of artist Aaron Kai. While the firm worked with Urban Robot Associates for its interior design. Its Craft division installed ashwood paneling arranged in a herringbone pattern. In addition, fire-seared gatorwood wall cladding, low lounge table, and a custom DJ booth were installed. The bar’s brown and black tones create a sophisticated classic bar vibe.
255 Jim Moran Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Established in 1971, RCC Associates is a general contractor originally headquartered in Chicago. Knowing that general contracting businesses are in high demand in Florida, the company decided to relocate to South Florida in 1981. With over 45 years of experience in the industry, the company has worked on many exceptional commercial projects, including restaurants, retail stores, hotel renovations, fitness studios, banks, corporate interiors and specialty entertainment venues. RCC specializes in modern-european elegant designs, which are integrated into its work in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and 32 other states. The well-known firm recently received the Design of the Year Award from the Annual Corporate Awards Reception for its Cheesecake Factory projects. The company also recently won the 2018 Project of the Year Award for its Grand Lux Café project.
One of its notable projects mentioned in the M&V (Muses and Visionaries) magazine is the Dallas branch of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse restaurant. This 13,674 square-foot restaurant was finished in 26 weeks, completing all the complex and intricate details including glass chandeliers, decorative metal dividers, dark wood floors, tall steel lighted pillar, and endless layers of wine racks throughout restaurant.
Shawmut Design and Construction
10800 Biscayne Blvd. Suite #1000, Miami, FL 33161
Founded in 1982, Shawmut Design and Construction is an Engineering News-Record Southeast Top 100 Contractor. Since its inception, Shawmut has grown to include branches in Boston, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Shawmut focuses on client satisfaction, leading to 80% of their business coming from repeat clients.
The firm has been the recipient of awards for their historic preservation projects, and Fortune magazine ranked Shawmut as One of the Country’s Best Workplaces. Shawmut has also been featured in the South Florida Business Journal.
One of Shawmut’s latest Miami project is International Smoke, an upscale barbecue restaurant located in the Aventura Mall. The conceptual barbecue joint is a collaboration project by lifestyle expert Ayesha Curry and award-winning chef Michael Mina. The delectable menu inspired the open kitchen concept of the restaurant. Shawmut also put an urban twist to the space with two wall murals that are integrated by hanging planters.