Miami restaurant review: Upper East Side gets a Pinch of creative cooking

Diners along the upper 8000 blocks of Biscayne Boulevard, in what you could call Shorecrest or El Portal or Miami Shores or Miami, depending almost on what side of the street you’re on, must be pinching themselves these days: Fine dining is here. 

Open about three months in the old Biscayne Diner space at 87th and Biscayne, Pinch Kitchen is the handiwork of chef-partners John Gallo and Rene Reyes, who honed their culinary chops with the umami gang at Pubbelly Group after first meeting in the tony kitchen of Casa Tua.

The place — just 35 seats — feels warm and cozy like Grandma’s house, with sensible wooden tables and homey hutches holding assorted glassware, soft lighting and the diner’s original checkered floor and tiled bar fronting the small open kitchen. 

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