I heard a rumor recently that Morimoto was opening in the new St. Regis Bal Harbour. I was unable to confirm this online but would be surprised if this is accurate. I could be wrong but suspect that his name was initially tied to the newly opened and very good Stephen Starr spot at Bal Harbour Shops called Makoto which probably caused the confusion.
Regardless, it appears that Jean-Georges who won the 2011 James Beard award for best new restaurant via abc Kitchen in NYC is coming to Miami in 2012.
According to the St. Regis Bal Harbour website (hidden and hard to find) Jean-Georges will be opening an outpost of his signature J & G Grill.
It appears that the J & G grill will feature hits from his international portfolio of restaurants. It's still early and things can change but he already has a relationship with Starwood Hotels so this sounds like a done deal. Stay tuned...this should be a welcome addition.
More information about hm and his restaurants can be found here on his blog or at his website