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20 Reasons to Dine in Coconut Grove Right Now

The best places to eat and drink in the Grove

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Coconut Grove is known as home to some of the best restaurants and lush settings in Miami, with great options on every corner. From its hippie vibes to waterfront views and laid-back spirit, here are the best spots around the popular neighborhood to drink and dine no matter the mood.

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Sadelle's Coconut Grove

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The hottest new brunch spot in town of course comes courtesy of Major Food Group, who continue to dominate the Magic City’s culinary scene. The popular all-day dining spot serves a brunch-centric menu with items like epic bagel towers, chopped salads, sliced-to-order salmon, caviar service, a large selection of raw seafood, the famous Sadelle’s Burger, a spicy chicken sandwich, and the restaurant’s first-ever pizzas to the menu. Of course, the ample people watching and celeb spottings come as a fun added bonus.

Bombay Darbar

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Known as one of the Magic City’s best Indian restaurants, Bombay Darbar’s menu items are nothing if not rich and savory. Visitors can opt from choices like mango curry chicken and traditional Indian dishes such as chicken tikka masala, vegetable samosas, lamb vindaloo, and more.

Kush Coconut Grove

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Seafood-focused restaurant this The Spillover got a refresh over quarantine and transformed into Kush Coconut Grove. The menu features a mix of “greatest hits” from both the Kush, which has locations citywide, and Spillover menus like the chicken sandwich, Frito pie, chili burger, grouper reuben, prawn toast, and more. Its beer menu has expanded, along with a new happy hour featuring the the return of Moose Juice, a borderline lethal cocktail classic from old school Grove favorite Mr. Moe’s made with a variety of rums and juices, served in an oil can.

The Last Carrot

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This longstanding Coconut Grove health food spot has become a staple for lunch goers for years now, offering a selection of healthy wraps, sandwiches, and salads, which come in both vegetarian and carnivore friendly options. But whatever is ordered, make sure it’s ordered with plenty of green sauce — aka Last Carrot’s herb dressing — that has a cult-following of its own.

Planta Queen

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Inspired by chef David Lee’s travels throughout Asia, Planta Queen offers a completely vegan menu in a chic and vibe-y atmosphere. Housed on the second floor of the newly revamped Cocowalk center, its serves items like plant-based nigiri and sushi; small plates like jackfruit wings and pad Thai slaw, alongside a variety of dumplings. Large wok-prepared dishes round out the menu like the truffled fried rice, General Lee’s cauliflower, and chili peanut noodles.

The Key Club

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At the Key Club, David Grutman’s latest buzzy spot, the focus is on familiar favorites presented in an upscale way with items like crab and artichoke dip, pastrami spiced ribeye, veal chop Milanese, or the Club burger. The large and always busy sleek midcentury-meets-boho-chic space features a bustling bar with plenty of creative cocktails, of course, along with live entertainment on the weekends.

Sapore di Mare

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It’s hard to miss that cheese wheel pasta topped with truffle currently dominating everyone’s social media feeds, and this is the place to get it. This quaint, seafood-centric restaurant boasts that decadent cacio e pepe dish along with many others like pasta stuffed with grouper cooked with zucchini cream sauce and clams, steamed crab meat tartare, and burrata cheese with Sardinia anchovies.

Jaguar Ceviche

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A pan-Latin eatery nestled in the heart of Coconut Grove, Jaguar Ceviche serves dishes serves dishes ranging from ceviche to Argentine provoleta, lomo saltado, cochinita pibil and more. Making this restaurant a can’t miss for those searching for distinctive Latin American food all in one place.

Farinelli 1937

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This pizzeria, from the team behind neighboring Strada, showcases a wide array of wood-fired pizzas from the traditional margherita to the more un-traditional pies topped with items like octopus and lamb along with plenty of outdoor seating prime for people watching. If pizza isn't in order, there is also a full menu of Italian cuisine available.

Lokal Burgers & Beer

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This hip, eco-friendly restaurant by Matthew Kuscher stays true to its “local” name by serving up a variety of burgers, sandwiches, and brews all made with locally sourced sustainable ingredients, plus some of the best sweet potato fries in town.

Atchana's Homegrown Thai

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Solid Thai cuisine is still hard to come by in the Magic City, but Atchana’s is helping to change that. The low-key spot serves everything from pad Thai to chicken satay to a bevy of different curries. And for those who dare — and love spice — check out the Tiger Tears salad, filled with steak made with a mega kick.

Le Bouchon du Grove

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Tiny but mighty, this classic French bistro serves traditional Parisian fare like chicken fricasse, escargot, and moules frites, in an intimate — albeit a bit cramped at times — setting. Brunch is not to be missed with plentiful complimentary mimosas, pancakes, and omelets.

Los Felix Miami & Krus Kitchen

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This low-key newcomer boasts two restaurants under one roof. On the first floor diners can find a colorful spot exuding serious Mexico City vibes with plenty of tacos on hand-pressed corn tortillas, Mexican favorites like quesadilla and sope, and natural wine. Or guests can venture upstairs to the bright, airy, and industrial Krus Kitchen offering a rotating menu American leaning dishes alongside a small market filled with goods from local vendors.

Bellini

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This swanky restaurant perched on top of the Mr. C Hotel boasts an Italian menu with dishes like burrata, branzino, grilled octopus, an assortment of decadent pastas, and more. As the restaurant is owned by the Cipriani family, make sure to grab a namesake Bellini cocktail at the bar, which was created by the family in Venice in 1948.

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

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A Coconut Grove offshoot of the popular local pie company, which was created by a former City of Miami fireman, it features decadent desserts that range the gamut from cake to cookies to pies by-the-slice and everything in between.

Chug's Diner

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Cuban diner Chug’s has gotten a major facelift after a months long closure. The diner, which was once a small pop-up, is now a permanent and expanded full-service diner and modern day ventanita. The restaurant now occupies the same space it once did, all 677 square feet of it, but expanded outward to a total of 4,500-square-feet of indoor-outdoor dining, bar, and cafe space. Chug’s is now serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily with favorites like the cast-iron skillet, Chug’s burger, pan con minuta, and more making a return on the menu. And unlike most diners, Chug’s features a full bar, too.

Peacock Garden

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This popular restaurant tucked away inside a somewhat hidden garden setting has been a staple in Coconut Grove for more than 10 years. With a recent refresh, the space and the menu have both gotten an upgrade with minimalist decor, lush greenery, and new dishes like the branzino, rack of lamb, and tuna crudo.

Glass and Vine

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Nestled in a lush setting within Peacock Park, this contemporary American restaurant creative American cuisine surrounded by a soothing ambiance. The menu takes advantage of South Florida’s best ingredients, which has made Glass and Vine one of the most revered wine-and-dine eateries in the city.

This Coconut Grove staple serves up elevated American cuisine like grilled oysters topped with bone marrow butter and short rib in a laid-back, friendly environment that makes guests want to sit down and stay a while.

Consider this the upscale sister restaurant to neighboring Ariete, owned and operated by the same team helmed by Michael Beltran. Here diners will find a seafood-heavy menu with decadent dishes like caviar topped pasta alfredo, spaghetti with king crab, and snapper Milanese, making this is the go-to spot for a special occasion meal in the Grove.

Sadelle's Coconut Grove

The hottest new brunch spot in town of course comes courtesy of Major Food Group, who continue to dominate the Magic City’s culinary scene. The popular all-day dining spot serves a brunch-centric menu with items like epic bagel towers, chopped salads, sliced-to-order salmon, caviar service, a large selection of raw seafood, the famous Sadelle’s Burger, a spicy chicken sandwich, and the restaurant’s first-ever pizzas to the menu. Of course, the ample people watching and celeb spottings come as a fun added bonus.

Bombay Darbar

Known as one of the Magic City’s best Indian restaurants, Bombay Darbar’s menu items are nothing if not rich and savory. Visitors can opt from choices like mango curry chicken and traditional Indian dishes such as chicken tikka masala, vegetable samosas, lamb vindaloo, and more.

Kush Coconut Grove

Seafood-focused restaurant this The Spillover got a refresh over quarantine and transformed into Kush Coconut Grove. The menu features a mix of “greatest hits” from both the Kush, which has locations citywide, and Spillover menus like the chicken sandwich, Frito pie, chili burger, grouper reuben, prawn toast, and more. Its beer menu has expanded, along with a new happy hour featuring the the return of Moose Juice, a borderline lethal cocktail classic from old school Grove favorite Mr. Moe’s made with a variety of rums and juices, served in an oil can.

The Last Carrot

This longstanding Coconut Grove health food spot has become a staple for lunch goers for years now, offering a selection of healthy wraps, sandwiches, and salads, which come in both vegetarian and carnivore friendly options. But whatever is ordered, make sure it’s ordered with plenty of green sauce — aka Last Carrot’s herb dressing — that has a cult-following of its own.

Planta Queen

Inspired by chef David Lee’s travels throughout Asia, Planta Queen offers a completely vegan menu in a chic and vibe-y atmosphere. Housed on the second floor of the newly revamped Cocowalk center, its serves items like plant-based nigiri and sushi; small plates like jackfruit wings and pad Thai slaw, alongside a variety of dumplings. Large wok-prepared dishes round out the menu like the truffled fried rice, General Lee’s cauliflower, and chili peanut noodles.

The Key Club

At the Key Club, David Grutman’s latest buzzy spot, the focus is on familiar favorites presented in an upscale way with items like crab and artichoke dip, pastrami spiced ribeye, veal chop Milanese, or the Club burger. The large and always busy sleek midcentury-meets-boho-chic space features a bustling bar with plenty of creative cocktails, of course, along with live entertainment on the weekends.

Sapore di Mare

It’s hard to miss that cheese wheel pasta topped with truffle currently dominating everyone’s social media feeds, and this is the place to get it. This quaint, seafood-centric restaurant boasts that decadent cacio e pepe dish along with many others like pasta stuffed with grouper cooked with zucchini cream sauce and clams, steamed crab meat tartare, and burrata cheese with Sardinia anchovies.

Jaguar Ceviche

A pan-Latin eatery nestled in the heart of Coconut Grove, Jaguar Ceviche serves dishes serves dishes ranging from ceviche to Argentine provoleta, lomo saltado, cochinita pibil and more. Making this restaurant a can’t miss for those searching for distinctive Latin American food all in one place.

Farinelli 1937

This pizzeria, from the team behind neighboring Strada, showcases a wide array of wood-fired pizzas from the traditional margherita to the more un-traditional pies topped with items like octopus and lamb along with plenty of outdoor seating prime for people watching. If pizza isn't in order, there is also a full menu of Italian cuisine available.

Lokal Burgers & Beer

This hip, eco-friendly restaurant by Matthew Kuscher stays true to its “local” name by serving up a variety of burgers, sandwiches, and brews all made with locally sourced sustainable ingredients, plus some of the best sweet potato fries in town.

Atchana's Homegrown Thai

Solid Thai cuisine is still hard to come by in the Magic City, but Atchana’s is helping to change that. The low-key spot serves everything from pad Thai to chicken satay to a bevy of different curries. And for those who dare — and love spice — check out the Tiger Tears salad, filled with steak made with a mega kick.

Le Bouchon du Grove

Tiny but mighty, this classic French bistro serves traditional Parisian fare like chicken fricasse, escargot, and moules frites, in an intimate — albeit a bit cramped at times — setting. Brunch is not to be missed with plentiful complimentary mimosas, pancakes, and omelets.

Los Felix Miami & Krus Kitchen

This low-key newcomer boasts two restaurants under one roof. On the first floor diners can find a colorful spot exuding serious Mexico City vibes with plenty of tacos on hand-pressed corn tortillas, Mexican favorites like quesadilla and sope, and natural wine. Or guests can venture upstairs to the bright, airy, and industrial Krus Kitchen offering a rotating menu American leaning dishes alongside a small market filled with goods from local vendors.

Bellini

This swanky restaurant perched on top of the Mr. C Hotel boasts an Italian menu with dishes like burrata, branzino, grilled octopus, an assortment of decadent pastas, and more. As the restaurant is owned by the Cipriani family, make sure to grab a namesake Bellini cocktail at the bar, which was created by the family in Venice in 1948.

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

A Coconut Grove offshoot of the popular local pie company, which was created by a former City of Miami fireman, it features decadent desserts that range the gamut from cake to cookies to pies by-the-slice and everything in between.

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Chug's Diner

Cuban diner Chug’s has gotten a major facelift after a months long closure. The diner, which was once a small pop-up, is now a permanent and expanded full-service diner and modern day ventanita. The restaurant now occupies the same space it once did, all 677 square feet of it, but expanded outward to a total of 4,500-square-feet of indoor-outdoor dining, bar, and cafe space. Chug’s is now serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily with favorites like the cast-iron skillet, Chug’s burger, pan con minuta, and more making a return on the menu. And unlike most diners, Chug’s features a full bar, too.

Peacock Garden

This popular restaurant tucked away inside a somewhat hidden garden setting has been a staple in Coconut Grove for more than 10 years. With a recent refresh, the space and the menu have both gotten an upgrade with minimalist decor, lush greenery, and new dishes like the branzino, rack of lamb, and tuna crudo.

Glass and Vine

Nestled in a lush setting within Peacock Park, this contemporary American restaurant creative American cuisine surrounded by a soothing ambiance. The menu takes advantage of South Florida’s best ingredients, which has made Glass and Vine one of the most revered wine-and-dine eateries in the city.

Ariete

This Coconut Grove staple serves up elevated American cuisine like grilled oysters topped with bone marrow butter and short rib in a laid-back, friendly environment that makes guests want to sit down and stay a while.

Navé

Consider this the upscale sister restaurant to neighboring Ariete, owned and operated by the same team helmed by Michael Beltran. Here diners will find a seafood-heavy menu with decadent dishes like caviar topped pasta alfredo, spaghetti with king crab, and snapper Milanese, making this is the go-to spot for a special occasion meal in the Grove.

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