If two heads are better than one, than several cuisines fused in one restaurant-body are better than one. Support admixed eateries and your local thesaurus with today’s Groupon. For $15, you’ll get $35 worth of delicious fusion fare and drinks at Urbanite Bistro, an epicurean hybrid that helps expand cultural palates.
The bistro brings the charming atmosphere and cuisine of the United Nations to southern Florida with the flair of a glitter-doused hot air balloon. Set in a convenient locale, Urbanite wraps patrons in an inviting cocoon of décor featuring lustrous cherry-wood furniture, earthy tones, and vibrantly colorful artwork. Assembled by chef and operator Frank Imbarlina and his palate-pleasing culinary talent, Urbanite Bistro’s menu melds international flavors with eclectic European fare. Sample smaller bites, such as the alligator egg roll with mango-roasted jalapeno creme ($9) or wild mushroom empanadas with vegan gravy and chervil ($9). Heartier dinner entrees feature plenty of game, such as the natural magret duck with cinnamon persimmons, Israeli couscous, and baby spinach with duck lardon ($21), or shoyu-glazed boar chops with a pecan crust, purple sticky rice, and grilled baby bok choy ($25). Cocktails, beer, and a varied wine list help wash tasty tidbits down like a boozy slip-n-slide.
Located just down the street from the Arsht Center, Urbanite Bistro is the mathematically perfect spot to fuel up before an evening of cultured spectation. Bring a friend or sweet-smelling stranger, and share gossip and LOST theories over an impressive array of culinary masterpieces.
- We devoured the meaty, juicy burgers, including the signature Urbanite 8-ouncer layered with bourbon-sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, smoky pancetta and manchego cheese with sweet and smoky steak sauce on a toasty brioche bun. Other excellent burgers include the lean bison and a jerk-seasoned turkey with mango and avocado. – Victoria Pesce Elliott, Miami Herald
- The wine, spirit, and cocktail selections certainly hit the mark. There's a Japanese Suntory Yamazaki 18-year single-malt whiskey, a 2005 Mondavi-Rothschild Opus One, and mixed drinks such as the zesty yet sweet "Ron con Cola," featuring Flor de Caña rum, housemade spicy cola, an orange twist, and a sugar cane stick on the rocks. Then there's the cooling "Cucumis Sativus," made with Hendrix vodka, cucumbers, lemon verbena, and lavender simple syrup. Urbanite also has ales, lagers, porters, stouts, wheats, and even framboise, a fruity lambic from Belgium. – Riki Altman, Miami New Times
- Been there two consecutive weekends and the food as well as service was great. Fun beer tasting and ribeye steak was awesome. Definetly [sic] will continue to go. – Napasnob, Urbanspoon
Media and Entertainment District
62 NE 14th St.
Miami, Florida 33132Get Directions