Hungry stomachs are forced to contemplate cooking their own food while our brains are busy plotting ways to make Hollywood starlets fall in love with our ungainly cousins. Quell an insurgent appetite with today's Groupon: $15 for $30 worth of Mediterranean dining and drinks at GreenStreet Cafe, the outdoor lounge and restaurant. This Groupon is valid for cuisine and libations from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the Coconut Grove location only.
GreenStreet's dinner menu overflows with tempting salads, pastas, and burgers, as well as unexpected entrees such as chicken Provençal with tomatoes, basil, and garlic sauce ($17), orange duck with mashed potatoes ($19), and veal scaloppini dripping in a delectable creamy porcini sauce ($19). After 5:30 p.m., GreenStreet offers pizzas, such as goat cheese margherita with garlic and sundried tomato ($14), or the vegetarian, arranged with tomato sauce, broccoli, eggplant, mushroom, and optional cheese ($13), both of which make a proper pairing for a glass of Strozzi Chianti ($8) or any one of many liquids on GreenStreet's wine list. Beyond the cork, open-air diners can capitalize on the full bar, which boasts house cocktails, classic liqueurs, and a variety of domestic and imported brews.
At GreenStreet, owners Sylvano and Maida Bignon have created a relaxed haven where folks of all stripes and plaids can stop for food, libations, and conversation from early morning until the wee hours; the lively European patio is open until 3 a.m. Wednesday–Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday–Tuesday. Grab a friend, slumbering in-law, or perfect stranger who shares a love for oxygen, and then head to GreenStreet Cafe for a relaxed meal en plein air.
GreenStreet Cafe has no shortage of reviews, with a feature in the New Times, more than 100 Yelpers and nearly 50 TripAdvisors giving it a 3.5-star average and Citysearchers naming it Best Outdoor Dining of 2006.
- Coming up on its 20th anniversary, GreenStreet has outlasted almost every other dining/drinking venue in the Grove. Its secret? It's partially a combination of a European aesthetic with an outdoor Miami lounge atmosphere. But mostly, just make sure everybody, including passersby, can gawk at one another out in the open. – Sebastian Del Marmol, New Times
Northeast Coconut Grove
3468 Main Hwy.
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133Get Directions