The majority of restaurants, bars and clubs in this area can be found in Biscayne Boulevard's older MiMo district, but a short drive across the causeway to Miami Beach brings seemingly infinite choices. Flavors from around the world blend in this neighborhood's creative and multicultural cuisine selection.
Chef Alex Richter, owner of the nearby Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus, came here from Germany bringing with him his passion for Bavarian food to present a diverse array of authentic dishes and beers. This enchanting restaurant immerses guests in a homey Old-Germany feel, and the experience is akin to a gathering with family and friends. Appetizers such as escargot with spinach or the decadence of potato pancakes with salmon and caviar make it clear that this menu was developed with a trained palate in mind. For dinner, order sauerbraten or schnitzel, followed by a dessert of yummy homemade apple strudel or Black Forest cake with a nice Caffe Kahlua. Numerous events take place at the Schnitzel Haus, offering opportunities to try more dishes and meet new friends.
Jimmy's East Side Diner has the casual feel of an old neighborhood hangout. Green and brown walls decorate the oddly appealing interior, giving it a bright and friendly look. Breakfast is served all day, featuring gigantic omelettes and excellent service. Try the Philly cheesesteak or the tuna melt during lunch for a great and tasty deal.
The health-conscious crowd gathers at Gourmet Station, a cafe that prepares nutritious salads, pastas, wraps, sandwiches and entrees at excellent prices. Do not skip the amazing turkey meatball with barbecue sauce and tofu. Daily specials range from grilled salmon to baked chicken breast in mushroom sauce. Hearts and wallets can equally appreciate this spot.
With South Beach and downtown Miami
as neighbors, locals here have plenty of nightlife options.
The Upper East Side North region may be considered ground zero for Miami's exciting nightlife scene. Surrounded by every sort of entertainment type imaginable including music venues, residents can do something different every night of the week.
Locals seeking a great place to grab a beer and dinner after work enjoy Tap 79 Bar and Grill's elegant pub grub and robust craft beer selection. The pub has several draft beers available as well as other beers by the bottle, consisting mostly of microbrews from USA and Belgium. The bar seats up to 25 people, and with a private dining area and outdoor seating, this place is suitable for any occasion.
Biscayne Tavern, located in the trendy B2 Downtown Hotel, also provides the delights of a gastropub with dozens of beers on tap. This is another great place to kick back and relax after a long day of work.