Buena Vista Bistro: The Left Bank of Biscayne Boulevard

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For your next date night in Miami, seek out a little Left Bank off of Biscayne Boulevard. Buena Vista Bistro is the most authentic French place south and east of the Seine, a tiny spot where it’s a good thing you like each other, because there’s really nowhere to run. The atmosphere is just right for settling in for prime conversation about art, literature, and cuisine. On the blackboard menu are daily specials and some greatest hits like the deliciously spicy curry chicken, rich grouper with beurre blanc, and classic rib-eye avec fries. You can get wine by the glass, or if you’re really behaving, opt for a classic pomegranate iced tea. Utilitarian tables are set up inside and along a busy street in front—the Spartan seating keeps the emphasis on the good company. If you’re lucky and it’s not 300 degrees out, head to the back garden, which may not be the Tuileries, but it’s got all the romance you need. After dinner stroll next door and check out sister restaurant Buena Vista Deli, where the scent of fresh-made breads overpowers whatever is coming from the speeding traffic. It’s a delightfully Parisian paradox in the middle of Miami, and your date is sure to be très impressed.

Buena Vista Bistro

4582 NE 2nd Ave Miami FL 33137

(305) 456-5909

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