A grumbling stomach can disturb fellow theatergoers, sour the mood of a wedding, and occasionally escape to steal radishes from a neighbor's vegetable garden. Subdue your onerous abdomen with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Argentinean fare and drinks at Bistro 1401 on Southwest 22nd Street.
Bistro 1401 Bistro serves a taste bud-tantalizing menu of traditional Argentinean dishes peppered with a pinch of Italian flair. Diners can warm up long-dormant teeth with the oven-baked portobello tower, a balsamic glaze-drizzled skyscraper of mushrooms cemented with tomato, prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella ($9). The protein-packed 16-ounce skirt steak ($19) and organic herbed-marinated chicken paillard ($14) come with a savory sidekick, such as mashed potatoes, sautéed bacon spinach, sweet-potato fries, or a masked man in a cape and tights. Carb cravers can mix and match one of seven pastas with six slow-cooked sauces, including the chef-recommended four-cheese caramelloni painted in creamy pesto ($14). The Argentinean crepe, stuffed with dulce de leche, sweetens the homemade-dessert menu ($8).
The 40-seat bistro, adorned in dark wood and shelves of wine bottles, treats patrons to live music on Saturday nights and saucy tango performances on Thursday evenings. Diners can sip a glass of Argentinean Malbec at a table accented with fresh flowers and candlelight ($8). Owner and head chef Fabio Pizelman has been known to greet patrons as they enter the restaurant and inquire on the status of their unfinished autobiographical operas as they exit.
1401 Argentinean Bistro
Like the red cape of a matador attracts a bull, the bright-red awning at 1401 Argentinean Bistro beckons to diners. Once lured inside, guests find plates piled high with "Argentinean dishes mixed with Italian inspiration," as noted by the Miami New Times. Patrons relax in the casual eatery as they nosh on housemade pastas, slow-cooked sauces, and that most sacred Argentinean meal: grilled meats. Dinner service gets an extra surge of energy on Thursday and Friday nights, when live music fills the room from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
1401 SW 22nd St.
Miami, Florida 33145Get Directions