There’s nothing quite like some lush foliage and twinkling lights to elevate an evening outdoors. If there’s one way to lean into the endless hot summer nights it has to be dining out in breezy tropical enclaves surrounded by the verdant flora of the region. From sky-high gardens to secret gardens here are some of our favorite outdoor restaurants in which to spend a wonderful evening al-fresco.
Just make sure to bring some mosquito repellent with you!
1. Casa Florida, Little Havana
At Casa Florida, you’ll live out your best vintage Miami dreams surrounded by gorgeous tropical foliage. This pink-on-pink dream spot features plenty of outdoor spots and lush greenery for a totally stylish and breezy night out enjoying some carefully crafted cocktails with friends!
So you’re looking to dine out in a jungle-like setting? We’ve got you. Casa Tua’s wonderful garden makes for the perfect jungle-like setting in which to enjoy delicious Italian cuisine beneath a canopy of trees and twinkling lights
Find it at 1700 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
3. Cervecería La Tropical, Wynwood
Did you know Miami’s youngest brewery is also Cuba’s oldest one? Cervecería La Tropical opened the doors to its brewery and beer garden earlier this February and it’s a total tropical paradise! Here you’ll be able to enjoy some authentically Cuban brews while lounging out in its gorgeous open-air patio surrounded by beautiful greenery, twinkling lights and colorful murals!
Find it at 42 NE 25th St., Wynwood, Miami, FL 33137.
4. Gitano, Miami Beach
Another great spot if major jungle vibes are what you’re going for when looking for a lush outdoor spot! Located inside Casa Faena, Gitano Miami gives off major Tulum vibes, especially its rooftop garden — It’ll be like you’ve been whisked away to the Tulum jungle!
Find it at 3500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.
5. Heartland, Little River
Housed beneath a gorgeous canopy of massive Bayan trees, oaks and string lights, Heartland doubles as an outdoor wood fire kitchen and music venue. Featuring nightly live music and an extensive wine list, this lovely outdoor spot offers a great atmosphere with a definite Miami tropical-casual energy. It’s perfect for a date or just enjoying some drinks on a night out with friends!
Find it at 382 NE 61st St, Miami, FL 33137.
6. Peacock Garden, Coconut Grove
This lush urban oasis just minutes away from Cocowalk is the perfect spot in which to escape the hustle and bustle of Miami and enjoy a magical and intimate evening al-fresco. Inspired by its “secret garden” setting, Peacock Garden has been a go-to destination for al-fresco dining in Coconut Grove for the last 10 years. But the restaurant recently reopened its doors to the public with a brand new appearance and setting that will have you dining in the cool shade of its canopy of trees by day and underneath the stars by night.
Find it at 2889 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133.
7. Sugar, Brickell
What elevates a night out more than a gorgeous, sky-high rooftop garden which also happens to be one of the best rooftops in the 305? Sugar’s beautiful rooftop bar atop the East Hotel in Brickell is the perfect spot for some upscale drinks featuring dazzling views of the city and plenty of greenery!
Find it at 788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami, FL 33131.
8. Tigre, Little River
Nestled by a manatee sanctuary Little River’s new restaurant Tigre offers peace and serenity by the water for a wonderful evening al fresco. With over 100 feet of breezy waterfront seating, Tigre offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city — just a stone’s throw away from the busy Biscayne Boulevard. You’ll find yourself surrounded by verdant nature, chic bistro furniture, and calming shades of green that help the restaurant blend in with its idyllic surroundings.
Find it at 620 NE 78th Street, Miami, FL 33138.
9.Vista, Upper Buena Vista
This charming rooftop in Upper Buena Vista offers tasty Italian cuisine with a side of gorgeous views and greenery. Pro tip: Head on over around 7 p.m. for happy hour mules and a dazzling sunset!
Find it at 5020 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137.
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