With a name that is as simple as the place, Sports Grill Sunset is clearly where everyone goes for the experience more than anything else. It is a combination of great food, cheap drinks and televisions showing nothing but sports. Fans love to flock here for the juicy, crispy chicken wings and hot fries that are washed down with chilled beer. The reason why most patrons enjoy coming here is probably the fact that children are most welcome, and the staff offers warm and friendly service. If you are looking for a truly American sports bar-grill, this is the place to visit. The restaurant also has two other outlets: Sports Grill Bird Road and Sports Grill On the Green. They also host holiday events for Halloween and New Years'.
Redefining the nightlife in the South Beach region of Miami, Bancroft is an exquisite and one of its kind nightclub. Formerly the Art Deco Bancroft Hotel, the "club" has been restored into the present clubhouse and is the best place to enjoy and live up your night. The club occupies a huge area, making way for various entertainment venues within the main place. The main floor can seat around 120 people at a time, while the cozy outdoor balcony can accommodate about 60 people, and there is also a 20 feet long and empty stretch where the attraction of the night is staged. Besides, the organic and soulful nature of the mouth-watering American delicacies offered here makes Bancroft stand out among others. A rare combination of a healthy and rocking nightlife! Call for reservations.
The Miami Design District has become an IN place of late and new additions, come and go. This new place has replaced Brosia and is located off a 4,000-square-foot courtyard: Oak Plaza. The decoration has remained mostly the same: mosaic murals in greens and blues, relaxed seating and shade outside; golden lights and oranges, mahogany and glass inside. The food is mostly pizzas, tapas and some main dishes of Northern Italian cuisine. The new owners also run Tiramisu on South Beach, and this is a welcome addition. Try their "white" pizzas, the fried artichokes with mint aioli and the very interesting venison ravioli. Take advantage of the "Beat the Clock" special; from 5p to 7p, the price you pay for pizzas depends on the time you place your order, for example 6 USD at 6p. - Mercedes de Marchena
Chef Joao Oliveira has opened another restaurant in the area. He has been very successful with the other two, and this one will not be different. The décor is sleek, with clean lines and an ample bar that offers wines and beers from around the world. It also has an outdoor seating sitting area and valet parking. The food is fine Italian cuisine, with short but complete menus for lunch and dinner. Because the chef owns a pasta factory, fresh pasta is excellent and sauces are light and varied. The ossobuco broiled in grappa is worth the trip. Do try the risottos and the guava soufflé. Overall, a great addition to the area. - Mercedes de Marchena
Owned by two French chefs, this is a place where you can get excellent food. And, it's relaxed enough for you to meet your friends for breakfast, lunch and conversation. Claude Postel, one of the owners, comes from a long line of chefs and uses the freshest ingredients in his chocolate, pastry, and paté. Their menu is not large, but it has variety: there are imported cheeses and cold cuts, French saucisson, duck paté and other French delicacies to make sandwiches. Nioise salad, Greek feta cheese and kalamata olives salad are all worth trying. The quiche Provenal is superb and it's served with the salad of your choice. Desserts are not to be missed: fruit tart, napoleons and cakes (try the rum chocolate and the Madeleine). - Mercedes de Marchena
Chef owner Luis Ramirez, or "
"Lou, has succeeded in creating a sleek and inviting alfresco and poolside eatery. The food is tasty and portions are filling. The menu has old staples like pizza, buffalo wings and quesadillas, but it also introduces more interesting dishes like tripe crostini and some squid dishes that present a nice mixture of flavors. Fresh herbs and spices are the secret, and all can be washed down with a selection of fine beers and wines. There are always new dishes on the menu according to the availability of ingredients. One drawback: they do not serve desserts! The restaurant opens at 1p on Sundays, but closing times vary.
This cozy restaurant, with big bougainvillea planters in the front, offers good Italian fare at reasonable prices. The selection is just right and portions are a good size. The brick-oven pizzas are excellent in particular, especially the crust. Calzones and Stromboli come perfectly golden brown from the oven, too. There are salads and antipasto, soups and subs. Try the tiramisu. The restaurant has no beer and wine license, but customers can bring their own. -Mercedes de Marchena
Located in an area famous for Cuban restaurants, La View En Raw stands out. Decorated in a French bistro style, it also sponsors works of art by local artists, and serves a healthy menu of dishes that are unprocessed and uncooked made with vegan ingredients. The menu is an interesting selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and grains, dried fruits and sea vegetables. The pizza rawstica is worth trying and so are the salads and smoothies. They even offer a raw chocolate pie! Healthy Living and raw food preparation classes are offered as well. This is a great place to explore the benefits of a vegetarian diet. -Mercedes de Marchena
This new place offers breakfast all day, and that is great news for a city that parties this hard. It also offers live music on weekends starting Thursday. The menu is extensive and has something for everyone: from pancakes and breakfast burritos, French toast and bagels, steak and eggs on an English muffin to pulled pork, mac and cheese, pasta and TexMex. There is a vegetarian menu, too. Owner Chris Barron is from New Zealand, hence the second part of the name: "kai" means food in Maori! The decoration is eclectic: tons of vinyl records, album covers, red walls and black tables and chairs. There is a stage where groups perform on weekends. A welcome addition to the SoBe scene! -Mercedes de Marchena
This small family-owned restaurant is located in a strip mall along Calle Ocho. It is cozy and friendly with yellow and dark red walls, small tables and great food. The cuisine is Madrid-style and robust, served in good-sized portions. The owner, Ros, and her daughter take care of the cooking and minggling with customers. Try the Spanish tortilla with chorizo, fried chickpeas with sausage. the octopus with paprika, and the callos (tripe) a la Madrilena. There are daily specials like paella, fabada and oxtail. As far as desserts go, the Torrija (a baguette prepared as French toast with a sugary syrup made of lemon and brandy!) is especially worth a try. Spanish products for sale include everything from olives to honey to espadrilles from Spain. Worth the visit! -Mercedes de Marchena
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