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.
This is beach-front dining with a tropical theme. The café menu features island-inspired lunch and dinner entrees. The wait staff is definitely an attraction, sporting skin-tight, leopard-print uniforms. The occasional group dance routine keeps things interesting for diners and passers-by alike. Things really heat up around 9p, when a live band plays upbeat Latin music. It can be hard to manouvre past the businessmen and tourists who come to Mango's Tropical Cafe to down shots, so come early.
This cognac and cigar-style restaurant is known for its comprehensive wine list. Owned by Shareef Malnik, The Forge is known for delightful culinary creations like spice-rubbed duck and basil-seared Chilean sea bass. Apart from the extensive wine selection, The Forge offers its patrons beer, wines and cocktails.
This festive club, located in the Little Havana district, is known for having some of the best live Latin music in Miami. Hoy Como Ayer welcomes everyone as long as you have a passion for dancing and a love for live music. The prices are pretty reasonable here and the service is always friendly and helpful. Dance the night away to a wonderful mix of salsa, dance, DJ and live performances. And be sure to browse through their extensive cocktails menu, which has all the usual suspects, as well as specialty drinks, such as their famous signature Mojitos. They also have a light bar menu, with options such as Tamale platters and salads.
Owned by the world famous nightclub chain, Cameo, this club is in the heart of Miami Beach. It hosts live events and shows by local and international DJs. Membership passes are available online and enthusiastic clubbers can book their birthday parties in advance and also get concessions. Birthday peeps will receive complimentary admission before midnight.
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.
This downtown restaurant serves up simple Italian food in a beautiful, outdoor dining area. Mostly a breakfast and lunch spot, don't miss those exciting nights when they are open for dinner accompanied by live Latin music. Soya e Pomodoro offers up all your Italian favorites, such as Ravioli and Lasagne, as well as wines, beers and of course, classic Italian desserts such as Tiramisu.
Downtown Bistro offers an eclectic variety of French delicacies, designed to please the modern palate. Set in a cozy dimly-lit space, peppered with elegant furniture, exposed brick walls and an air of excitement, this is the perfect place to seek a delectable meal with friends and family. Featuring a enticing selection of flavorful French dishes, there isn't much on the menu that won't tantalize your taste-buds. Well-crafted and plated to perfection, the food served at this fabulous restaurant is certain have you planning for your next meal here.
The trendy night spot, The Bank is located on 1st Street, at the heart of Miami. A popular nocturnal haunt in the neighorhood, this club hosts some of the wildest parties in town. When you're here you'll find yourself surrounded by beautiful and affluent people from the downtown area. Sip on sensational libations that the bar here concocts while enjoying the awesome tunes spun by some of the best DJs in town; if you're looking for a vibrant place to hang and dance the night away, The Bank is where you should be!
Steak Brasil Churrascaria restaurant is all about serving authentic Brazilian-style steaks. This steakhouse located in the busy downtown area is always bustling with crowds, who come here to enjoy tasty meals. The churrasco varieties served here are grilled to perfection with the right flavors and spices. And, the icing on the cake being, this pleasant dining experience is not too heavy on your pockets. For more details, check website.
Zest is a restaurant with a colorful and bright ambiance. The chef influenced by different food cultures, has a menu with gastronomic dishes. Some of the specialties offered here are Fresh Catch Ceviche, Norma's Terrace Salad and French Jerked Chicken Wings. Apart from the grand meal menu, their cocktails are a must try, as most of their cocktails are made using house-made syrups. Apart from the in-house meals, patrons can also grab some of their best dishes form Zest market. An ideal place to dine in and taste their specialties made by an award winning chef.
Le Chat Noir is as popular for its delightful live music as it is for its gourmet selection of cheese, wine and beer. As you approach this lounge, you are greeted by potted plants and tables covered with dark blue table cloths in the patio. Its brown façade leads into a red room with muted lighting, and often you will be greeted by the soulful music played by some of the best musicians in Miami. This piano bar regularly hosts jazz nights that attract even jazz connoisseurs. The best deals on beer and wine are obtained during their Happy Hours.