By: Kara Franker
Where to dine late at night in Miami.
Every December the crowds flock to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week. While the glitzy parties and sophisticated art shows stretch for hours into the evening, it's important to know where you can dine late night.
We've rounded up a few of our favorite hotspots that stay open through the wee hours of the morning.
Big Pink on South Beach
Owner Myles Chefetz and Chef Marcello of Big Pink continue to enhance the go-to hotspot in Miami Beach’s SoFi (South of Fifth) neighborhood. This retro eatery offers a monstrous menu with items like buffalo chicken pizza, fried chicken and biscuits and the "Salmon Benny" with two poached eggs, smoked salmon, an English muffin and dill hollandaise. Big Pink is open until 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (157 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139).
La Sandwicherie on South Beach and on Brickell
Grabbing a bite late at night doesn't mean you can't eat healthy. La Sandwicherie offers freshly made sandwiches on crisp baguettes using their lip-smacking good vinaigrette. La Sandwicherie is located in South Beach and on Brickell. The cafe is open until 5 a.m every night of the week and 6 a.m. on the weekends (on South Beach: 229 14th Street Miami Beach, FL 33139 and on Brickell: 34 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33130).
Gigi in Wynwood
A favorite late-night hangout for locals in Wynwood, Gigi is the perfect place to nosh on creative cuisine like a BLT with brown-sugar-cured pork belly on griddled bao buns, or a seafood ramen bowel with shrimp, clams, lemon grass dashi and greens. And this is a place that you won't want to skimp on the dessert items like nondairy ice-cream cones and homemade peach cobbler. Gigi is open until 5 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. (3470 N. Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33127).
Lagniappe in Midtown
Famous for its nightly live music and laid-back atmosphere, Lagniappe is a New Orleans-style wine house offering a backyard BBQ paired with an impressive wine selection. The BBQ grilled items include mahi, salmon, chicken, filet mignon and veggies. Situated adjacent to Midtown and in between Wynwood and the Design District, Lagniappe is open nightly until 2 a.m. (3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami FL 33137).
Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana
Versailles Restaurant has been serving authentic Cuban cuisine since 1971 in Little Havana. Not only is it the unofficial town square for Miami's Cuban community, it offers delicious favorites like assorted empanadas, stuffed green plantains, yuca croquettes, their famous Cuban sandwich, or the Calle Ocho special, with sweet ham, turkey, bacon, swiss cheese with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato on toasted Cuban bread. Versailles Restaurant is open until 2:30 a.m. on Fridays and 3:30 a.m. on Saturdays (3555 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33135).
The Corner in Downtown
Located in the heart of Downtown, The Corner is famous for it's handcrafted cocktail menu and late-night jazz, but this locals' favorite also has a great menu packed with flavorful fare. Try a good old fashioned grilled cheese sandwich or for something a little more creative, the "Get my Goat" sandwich with goat cheese, basil, roasted pear and cherry tomatoes. The Corner is open until 5 a.m. every night of the week and until 8 a.m. on the weekends (1035 N Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33136).
Greenstreet Cafe in Coconut Grove
Family-owned Greenstreet is a sidewalk cafe situated in the picturesque Coconut Grove neighborhood. Their late night menu offers a selection of speciality cocktails and traditional mojitos, flatbreads and hearty entrees like the meat lasagna and skirt steak with fries. Greenstreet is open daily until 1 a.m. and until 3 a.m. on the weekends (3468 Main Highway Coconut Grove, FL 33133).
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