When you drive up and down Biscayne Boulevard its usually not a joy ride rather a pseudo expressway to and from home and work. But for a select few that have been part of the redevelopment the MIMO district and residential neighborhoods on the upper east side, this is now called home with a growth in pedestrian traffic and small businesses. Biscayne Boulevard’s MIMO district area is where many new restaurateurs are moving to and building there kitchens while older operators are redesigning and revamping there menu’s.
What makes this dining area unique is that most of these new eateries are nestled in smaller quaint spaces within historical buildings with little to no storefront signage. Don’t expect to see much action from the street. Many have there parking and main entrances through the rear of the buildings as how Biscayne’s landscape was built back in 50’s and 60’s.
You will find all kinds of eateries with a variety menu’s with a current new wave of Americana influenced restaurants sprouting. We encourage you to take a drive and visit some of the neighborhood restaurants because there is always some kind of surprise hidden with these unique spaces.
In the next few weeks, we will cover the different restaurants on MIMO. Today we will go Asian with Moonchine Bistro and Garden.
On the corner of 71st and Biscayne (from the street view) you have what appears to be a small Asian Bistro known as Moonchine on the ground floor of an old historical hotel and now home to an office building for nearly seven years. Don’t drive by. Dare to enter through the back of the lot and you will discover not only a parking lot but the main entrance to Moonchine’s Garden and lounge dimly lit for any cocktail gathering or romantic dinner.
If you want home-style Thai, Sushi or Vietnamese in the area, here you go!
Moonchine is open Monday – Sunday. Daily Happy Hour from 4-8pm. Saturday Breakfast and Sunday Brunch
photo’s by Tony Guerra / Miami food Lovers