Quality Inn Miami Airport
3959 Northwest 79th Avenue
Miami, FL 33166
Phone: (305) 599-5200
Fax: (305) 436-2935
Bars & Cafes
Bossa Nova is a warm and inviting lounge located in Miami's Doral Golf Resort and Spa. The bar churns out hand-crafted cocktails and also has an impressive selection of artisan sipping rums. The kitchen turns out Latin-inspired tapas dishes. Enjoy the comfortable ambiance with jazz and Latin music playing in the background for a classy but laid-back night out.
Watch airplanes take off and land while you dine at this restaurant, a remarkable replica of a World War I French farmhouse, featuring outstanding American cuisine and an aviation theme. The varied menu offers flavorful and moderately priced seafood, beef, and poultry dishes cooked to perfection. Special features include: a three-course Early Bird Dinner, a Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and a Sunday Champagne Brunch. Private party rooms & banquet facilities are also available.
Satisfying Miami's growing hunger for fun, Strike Miami is the perfect entertainment mix. Catering to the needs of the 'in' crowd, this stylish sports bar has 'Bowl in the dark' UV alleys, drinks and appetizers, music for the feet and a special alley service for unadulterated gaming. The bar retains its sophisticated after-hours for adults only where 18 and over guests are invited to try the unlimited bowling offer. If you're looking to unwind with a bang, this is the place to be.
Step into Duffy's Tavern and you may feel a bit like you've just stepped into Cheers with its laid back and friendly atmosphere. With the walls covered in random memorabilia, "charming" old advertisement and old license plates from across the country, the place always feels busy, and combined with the decent collection of TVs, patrons are never bored. The selection of over 10 beers on tap added to the tasty menu of basic pub grub makes it the perfect neighborhood joint to grab a beer and watch the game with some friends.
Ache is a Hispanic nightclub that often features live music. Local bands from different genres of music perform here and create great dance music. After you dance the night away have a midnight snack or head to the bar for another drink.
The trendy districts of Miami have an endless supply of fine dining establishments. If you venture out into the less popular areas of the city, however, you will find the places cherished by the locals and popularized by word of mouth. Casa Paco is such a place, featuring a delightful balance of Spanish culture, delicious food and local flavor. The interior of the restaurant is decorated with various ceramics and other trinkets from Spain. The restaurant serves Spanish and Cuban cuisine. The Sangria is made fresh and the plantain soup is especially delicious.
If you are a fan of Nicaraguan food, this is one restaurant you must visit. El Novillo is an exceptionally good addition to the plethora of South American eateries emerging in the Miami area. The decor is suggestive of a hacienda with a graceful and inviting look. Appetizers are varied such as the fried cheese, nacatamalitos or ceviche. But definitely save room for an entree. Try the churrasco or a pepper steak in cream sauce. Enjoy the live Marimba music on certain days of the week while you sip on your drinks at the bar.
The 19th Hole Sports Bar and Grill serves a delicious array of classic pub grub. Located in the scenic Biltmore Hotel, the restaurant is open during the day and serves a full breakfast and lunch course. It is equipped with a fully stocked bar and you have the option to dine on the elegant patio outside which overlooks the lush green Donald Ross golf course.
If you are in the mood for fresh Argentinean cuisine then head to Coral Gables and have your fill. And it's not only Argentinean cuisine that is on offer, you can also opt for Italian food. Go ahead and binge on the steaks. All the delicacies are classic favorites and have contemporary and creative influences. There is also a full bar available.
Zarabanda is a very popular restaurant and club featuring international cuisine by chef Joel Rodriguez, plus a cigar room, theme nights, live entertainment, impeccable service and an exceptional champagne and wine list. A contemporary combination of wood and lavender-colored furnishings highlight an informally elegant ambiance. The dinner menu includes appetizers like seafood, mushrooms and tapas, salads, fresh fish and pastas as well as Vaca Frita (Cuban-style flank steak) and Lamb Chops. However, the lunch menu is somewhat limited but offers tasty specials.
Gilbert's Bakery has become a household name for much of the Cuban community of Miami. The always delicious, familiar taste of the Cuban and European pastries and hors d'oeuvres is this busy eatery's distinguishing characteristic. Whether you want to cater a party or just stop in for few croquetas or meringues, Gilbert's has a wide selection and delivers quality. The bakery serves primarily over-the-counter, but limited seating is available outside. Prices are very reasonable.
The Bar is aptly named since it is "the" bar at Coral Gables. Established in 1946, The Bar is still going strong. There are plenty of beers on tap and lots of fine liquors. The Bar is perfect for just a drink, but they also serve top-notch bar food, such as fish and chips or a grilled steak sandwich. It is darkly lit which creates a mysterious atmosphere, perfect for a date or a night with friends.