Whether you claim to be an early riser or wild at heart, the pangs of hunger are destined to clang at unfortunate and unpredictable hours. Look no further. These five culinary gems are sure to quell those clangs and cravings from sushi to breakfast and gastronomical to economical. Feast on Haute Living’s top five picks for South Florida’s late night eateries.
1 Gigi's Noodle Bar and Beer
Mastermind Amir Ben Zion creates an inviting ambiance within lofty industrial walls serving up Asian fusion dishes and classics like hamburgers and ribs. The Midtown location serves up the best in culinary late night comestibles suitable for the hungriest or those just looking to nibble from their snack menu before they hit the sack. Don’t miss the Vietnamese pork bun.
Open: Monday – Thursday: 6 p.m. – 3 a.m., Friday & Saturday: 6 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday: til' 1:00 am
3470 North Miami Ave. 33127
2 Haven Lounge
Haven it is. Located between Alton Road and West Avenue, this new lounge is a place of respite for those looking for something out of the norm. The digital wonderland boasts hidden LCDs behind walls bearing mutable images which wrap the restaurant. The menu is laden with rich flavors and petite plates. Delve into the Swedish Meatball or Diver Scallop dishes from the Skewer menu. The Slider portion of the menu bears the most indulgent duck patty with foie gras butter topped with crunchy veggies. It’s more hit than miss at this late-night lounge. Open Monday – Sunday 5 p.m. – 5 a.m.
1237 Lincoln Road
3 Blue Plate at Hard Rock
The best pre-hangover place around sits nestled inside the massive Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. Place your bets on Blue Plate to satiate your ever visceral grumble at any hour of the day and night. Feast on everything from filet mignon with a red wine butter to buttery croissant egg sandwiches to Philly cheesesteak sandwiches made with juicy ribeye. If the sleepies creep up on that full belly of yours then make a night out of it and snooze it all off in a plush suite, and then head down to the lobby and do it all over again. Open 24 Hours: Monday – Sunday
1 Seminole Way
If a heaping mountain of beans and rice con un cafecito is what cures all your ailments than make your way to one of many Sergio’s Cuban restaurants located in areas like Coral Gables, South Miami, and Kendall. Everyone knows that nothing cures a drunken soul like fried foods, so why not indulge on masitas de puero (fried pork chunks) or bistec empanizado con papitas fritas (breaded steak with French fries). However, if you’re looking to keep on the lighter side of Cuban fare then opt for a classic chicken soup or selections from their tapas menu. This is a sure-fire way to fill that middle section void at any hour of the day. Open 24 hours: Monday – Sunday
5 Hiro's Yakko-san
Fear not Harajuku-lovers for ensconced amongst storefronts at Intracoastal Mall is a Japanese restaurant where Miami chefs go to eat when they stop cooking for everyone else. Yakko-san serves up the most authentic food next to a long trip to Toyko. Only the freshest ingredients are allocated for this breadth of artful dishes ranging from nose-to-tail type cuisine like pork belly and beef tongue to traditional sushi and noodle offerings. Open noon – 3 a.m, Monday – Sunday
3881 NE 163 Street
North Miami Beach