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Located in Miami's Design District, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is an enjoyable bistro offering an assortment of small, medium and large plates, as well as specialties from their wood-fired oven, making use of local, organic ingredients. The warm and friendly atmosphere has made this restaurant a favorite among Miami natives and tourists alike. Although leaning more towards the expensive side, items on the dinner menu are worth every penny. Try the fantastic lunch menu if you want to experience this restaurant without breaking the bank.
This South Beach favorite was nominated in the "Best Restaurant" by the Miami New Times in 2012 and has won a James Beard Award as well. Step into the restaurant and you'll feel you've gone country with the exposed wood everywhere, barnyard animal touches and mason jar decor. The menu features perfected, scratch-made Southern dishes like Mama's Chicken Biscuits, oyster stew and of course fried chicken, among many many more. The brunch is also very popular with their waffle, French toast and fried green tomato BLT. For some home-style cooking in a rustic chic environment, pop into Yardbird.
Personable, friendly service and a rich history help make Versailles not only an excellent dining adventure, but also one of the memorable cultural experiences in Miami. All of the menu specialties are spicy, flavorful and traditionally Cuban and the same applies to the ambiance as well. The restaurant is open into the wee hours, so come for an early breakfast or a very late dinner. Catch up on local happenings while enjoying authentic Cuban coffee and cuisines. Prices are reasonable.
Peacock Garden Cafe is a beautiful restaurant that serves delicious food and drinks. Visit Peacock Garden Cafe with your entire family or bunch of friends to savor some of their marvelous dishes and to have a good time. Outstanding service adds to the overall experience. The beautiful facility also offers banquet halls and private dining rooms. Call ahead or check website for more information.
Coconut Grove's favorite dive bar, Barracuda is about as far as you can get from South Beach's glitz and glamor. The wood decorating the bar is all salvaged from an old shrimp boat and the bar is full of all kinds of entertainment like pool tables, beer pong tables and televisions for watching the game. The menu features Barracuda's famous fresh grilled snapper sandwich and their grilled mahi sandwich, as well as all kinds of bar food favorites from nachos to wings to even the addictive "crack pie" for dessert. From behind the bar comes a selection of craft beers which are on Happy Hour special every day until 8p.
Green Gables is a place where you can get your food with complete certainty that the earth is being respected: paper products are recyclable and containers are biodegradable. All products used are organic and they are careful not to use anything artificial. The signature roasted and pulled turkey breast is heavenly, served with avocado and cilantro aioli on whole wheat bread. Try the baked crab and panko cake served on salad greens with ginger dressing. The gazpacho has ground almonds, and is served cold. For dessert try the chocolate macaroon.
For tasty juicy burgers and frosty beers in a laid back atmosphere, Lokal is the place for you. Lokal hand-grinds all their meats daily, so you can ensure the maximum freshness, and for non-carnivores, they have been voted best Veggie Burger in Miami as well. Enjoy traditional toppings like homemade ketchup, bacon, cheeses and veggies, or get more adventurous with guava jelly, candied bacon or onion marmalade. In addition to the burgers they have a selection of other sandwiches like tuna fish sandwich and other entrees like chicken and waffles. You can even get as local and adventurous as possible and try fried alligator strips! Bring your canine friends too, as they have their own special menu! True to the name, Lokal uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and is the first restaurant in Miami to use all renewable energy for power.