Biscayne Park, the crossroads of Miami. This upscale enclave, nestled between the city of North Miami and the village of Miami Shores, is near some of the area’s best eateries, which serve up the best in international food. The area is home to Caribbean, Latin, and European restaurants, as well as fusion restaurants of every variety. There are also local bars catering to this friendly and diverse community.
The most active restaurant and nightlife scene can be found in downtown North Miami area, along 125th Street. The charming Main Street is lined with small shops, as well as eateries and bars. Moca Cafe and Lounge, one of Miami's best-known Haitian restaurants, offers a relaxed dining and nightlife experience as both an exotic fusion restaurant and a fun nightspot. There are other numerous other Haitian restaurants and bakeries.
On the other hand, the area is an excellent spot to visit for an old-world experience. NiDo Cafe Italian is an intimate spot perfect for that special occasion while Cote Gourmet is home to some of South Florida’s finest French cuisine. There is no shortage of neighborhood pizzerias and Italian markets, so make sure you plan to do plenty of cardio to work off those carbs if you stop in.
For nightlife, this quiet Miami neighborhood is worlds apart from glitzy South Beach, but if you’re up for old-time barbecue ribs in a historic South Florida dive, check out Billy’s Pub, Too, one of Miami’s unique watering holes. More options for nightlife are available in nearby North Beach, North Bay Village, as well Midtown Miami. The Midtown Miami and Design District area, a short drive away, located northwest of Downtown Miami, has emerged as the edgy, vanguard of South Florida nightlife, with round-the-clock party spots for those who are interested in a side of Miami that is vastly different from South Beach.