Whenever I’m in the mood for a relaxed, yet fun, night in Miami, I always end up at Lagniappe. This charming New Orleans style wine house is located in the intersection of Midtown, Wynnwood and the Design District, and it offers not only great live music, but also a good selection of cheese, beer and food made on the grill.
The two things that I love the most about Lagniappe are its chill vibe, which makes you feel like you are right at home, and the fact that it is perfect for both date night and a fun night with friends… For a romantic night, I recommend sitting in the living room area, where you can enjoy a glass of wine while listening to a live jazz band playing just a few steps away (my favorite happens to be The French Horn, who usually plays on Friday nights). If you are hanging out with friends and want to have drinks and conversastion, no problem! There’s always a place to sit in their huge backyard area, with its vintage lawn patio furniture under the garden lights.
Another great thing about Lagniappe is that its pretty affordable! Beers start at just $5, wine by the glass start at $7, and if you are hungry, make sure to try their grill options for under $15 (the fillet mignon and corn bread are the best!). If you are looking for table service or a more robust meal, I would suggest starting the night at Lagniappe for some wine and music, and then hopping to Gigi down the road for food, which opens late and also never disappoints! (more on Gigi in an upcoming post).
Lagniappe, 3425 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33137