The Miami Design District is a small neighborhood in Miami about two miles north of Downtown, with several blocks of filled with furniture showrooms, art galleries, fashion boutiques and hip eateries. Many creative services, such as architects and graphic designers, have also set up shop within the district.
One of the first major nightlife destinations to appear in the Design District, which helped to create the atmosphere for the district's revitalization. Its name comes from the grass roofs and vegetation on the walls. They are only open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, and on Friday and Saturday the lounge will be open all night, but do check the website or contact the restaurant to verify seasonal hours. Although the fusion-style food is good, this place is notoriously hard to get into unless you look like you belong in it. Yes, even 'with' a reservation.
This little urban oasis is difficult to miss when walking along 40th Street. Look for a wooden screen wall with dark brown steps. Inside, you can lounge on the couches amidst bamboo thickets and water-filled planters. It's designed by Enzo Enea, a German landscape designer who has a branch office locally in Miami. It can be rented for events such as parties and weddings, but during the day visitors can walk through and rest while touring the rest of the district. Be sure to check this place out during the Gallery Walk (see below).
Taking place during the second Saturday of each month, this is an evening of art, dining, cocktails and other events in the Design District.
Celebrity chef Michael Schwartz's pizzeria restaurant. One of three restaurants by the chef at the Miami Design District.
The first U.S.-based showroom for the Italian luxury brand.
Greek dining destination at the Miami Design District