Mia at Biscayne Grand Opening

After months of anticipation, downtown Miami’s new restaurant, lounge and nightclub is finally open!

Mia at BiscayneMia at Biscayne was filled Friday night with diners and downtowners getting their first taste of what’s sure to become a hot spot.

Located at the corner of Biscayne Boulevard and Flagler Street, Mia will breathe new life into downtown, especially at night and on the weekends.

Whether it’s lunch, dinner, drinks or dancing, Mia at Biscayne has it all.

MiaMiaThe space boasts four main areas: a main dining room that can be transformed into a dance floor, a second dining room with a sushi bar, an upstairs lounge area that overlooks the main room with private tables for food and bottle service, and an outdoor area with couches.  Inside on both floors, large flat screen TVs show music videos.

MiaMiaAt the helm in the kitchen is Executive Chef Gerdy Rodriguez.  No stranger to the South Florida food scene, Chef Rodriguez was formerly the executive chef at The Regent Bal Harbour and chef de cuisine at Café Sambal at the Mandarin Oriental.  His menu is a mix of Spain, Latin America and Japan.  There is everything from sushi and cebiche to tapas and parrillada (a mixed grill of skirt steak, quail, chorizo, chicken, lamb and chimichurri).

The extensive cocktail menu is creative as well.  I tried the Thaibasil, a refreshing and slightly sweet mix of vodka, sake, sour mix, basil syrup and Thai basil leaves.  It’s a drink I will definitely be ordering again.  Though there aren’t many wines by the glass, there is a pretty good selection of wines by the bottle, all reasonably priced.  Bottles of Champagne and liquor are also fairly priced.

Mia at Biscayne opens at 11am every day and closes at 2am Sunday through Wednesday and 5am Thursday through Saturday.  With hours like these, Mia is a great place to begin or end a night out.

Click here for my more recent article on Mia at Biscayne’s VIP Grand Opening