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This restaurant chain has branches appearing in high-powered business capitals around the country and offers a dark, imposing and pointedly sophisticated atmosphere, in which to enjoy upscale American favorites. The menu at The Capital Grille features sumptuous steaks, lobsters and the like for reasonable prices. Miami's version of the Grille is allegedly a USD4-million-plus architectural feat. Surfaces are polished to a gleam, the wine list is impressive and premium liquor flows freely.
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.
Fans of crustaceans should make it a priority to eat at Joe's Stone Crab. Since the restaurant's establishment in 1913, the folks at Joe's have been serving up the freshest, most delicious seafood in greater Miami. You can dip the house specialty in drawn butter or a mustard sauce. Reservations are not accepted, so get here very early or be prepared to wait. The place is a favorite with locals and tourists. Be sure to call during summer months, as the restaurant closes down during part of the summer.
Step into this popular restaurant and instantly feel at home. This updated diner serves up mouthwatering American classic comfort foods. The menu includes items like shrimp and grits, pan-roasted half chicken, a classic Iceberg wedge and one of Miami's favorite cheeseburgers. Blue Collar is especially popular for their breakfast which is chock full of all kinds of scrambles, french toast, pancakes and their constant chalkboard specials. The restaurant is a great choice for non-meat eaters as well, as they have a whole vegetarian section of each meal's menu.
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.