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5 Miami Restaurants That Make You Feel Like You're in NYC

By Carissa Chesanek
August 8, 2014
Photo by: Giovanny Gutierrez

We love Miami, but sometimes it's nice to get away from the scene and hibernate up north — or at least pretend to. Here are five restaurants in Miami that feel like you're in New York City.

LOBA Restaurant (pictured)

This cozy gastropub (bookshelf-lined walls, heavy wood accents) gives off a chill East Village vibe, but the sophisticated plates brimming with Latin American flavors bring us right back home.  
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

The Corner

This charming little gem, with tiny two-top tables and a rustic bar with antique mirror, will make you forget you're in Miami — until you walk outside and come face-to-face with the aptly named Club Space.
Neighborhood: Downtown

The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions

Step inside this always busy hole-in-the-wall and be instantly be transported to hipster-laden Brooklyn, thanks to the taxidermy on the walls, decorative fireplace and faux country decor. 
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Centolire Trattoria Italiana

A newbie to Sunset Drive, this Italian eatery serves authentic homemade pastas and antipasti inside a simple setting, complete with white tablecloths and black-and-white photos. Hello, Little Italy.  
Neighborhood: South Miami

​Lagniappe

With its live jazz, vintage furniture and low-key vibe, this unpretentious wine bar (more than 150 bottles) feels a bit like '60s-era Greenwich Village — until you step into the tree-lit courtyard. 
Neighborhood: Wynwood

Places Mentioned

LOBA Restaurant

New American • Upper East Side

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
 
 
 
Lagniappe

American • Wynwood

Food20 Decor25 Service20 Cost$25
 
 
 
The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions

American • Little Haiti

Food23 Decor19 Service21 Cost$42
 
 
 
 
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