Welcome to Coconut Grove
A historic and naturally beautiful hamlet centered around the Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove is a luxurious waterfront community known for its many museums, sidewalk cafes, and independent boutiques. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to marvel at thanks to the plentiful trees that line the streets, including live oaks and palms. Colloquially referred to as "The Grove," this hip, eclectic neighborhood is one of Miami's top entertainment destinations.
What to Love
- Vibrant, lush natural surroundings
- Beautiful family-friendly parks
- Luxurious bayfront community
- Lots of cute sidewalks cafés
- Miami’s most historic neighborhood
- CocoWalk entertainment center
- Endless Boutiques
- Some of Miami’s best-known food spots
- Miami’s favorite bars
People and Lifestyle
Boat enthusiasts, nature lovers, families, and those seeking an active lifestyle are attracted to the pedestrian-friendly Coconut Grove neighborhood. Nestled beside the beautiful Biscayne Bay, this stunning bayfront community is centrally located and boasts a vibrant culinary scene, dozens of retail options, and endless entertainment. Locals love the convenient access to shops, high-ranking schools, and gorgeous green spaces perfect for bike rides and long walks.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
Coconut Grove has established itself as a foodie haven with excellent restaurants on the corner of almost every tree-lined avenue. Many local restaurants and lounges offer outdoor and indoor lounges, like the award-winning and longtime neighborhood staple Greenstreet Cafe
. Glass & Vine
is an oasis immersed in nature that serves European-style seafood alongside meat and veggie dishes.
If you prefer something a little more lively and eclectic, visit Monty’s Raw Bar
to listen to live music or take advantage of their happy hour specials. This funky bayside eatery boasts a fantastic selection of fresh seafood, including their Cajun peel-and-eat shrimp.
Coconut Grove is home to several excellent Italian restaurants, like the upscale special occasion establishment Bellini at Mr. C
, known for their thoughtfully crafted cocktails and rustic dining. Strada
is ideal for patrons who like old-world Italian flavors in a contemporary setting, while Farinelli
is a cozy authentic Italian pizzeria complete with wood-fired pizza. The other popular pizzeria in Miami Beach, Mister O1
, is something of a hidden gem.
For international fare, Wabi Sabi
is excellent for sushi and donburi made by time-honored techniques, and Chug’s Diner
brings Cuban-American cuisine to the neighborhood. The Asian-focused menu at PLANTA Queen
is a plant-based restaurant perfect for vegetarians and vegans. You’ll want to try vegan sushi! Then there’s the Bodega
, a taqueria that plays up its taco truck vibes with a menu full of over-the-top Mexican street food classics.
Casual lunch and dinner spots include places like the farmhouse-style Ariete
and the Sandbar Sports Grill
. If you’re entertaining guests, Krus Kitchen
and Happy Wine
are the best places in Coconut Grove to stock up on wine and prepared meals. Happy Wine is a mom-and-pop wine shop with happy hour tapas, live music on the weekends and great discounts on acclaimed wines. Purchase tasty seasonal meals prepared by Chef Sebastián Vargas from Krus Kitchen, a combination kitchen and marketplace.
Things to Do
Coconut Grove is home to one of the world's largest art festivals. An annual three-day outdoor festival, Coconut Grove Art Festival
is a beautiful ode to world-class art and artists.
Families flock to Peacock Park
on weekends to partake in family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities. Peacock Park features over nine acres of entertainment, from various sports fields and courts to a sizable recreation building where you can play foosball or ping-pong. The recreational facility also has several workstations and free Wi-Fi for those seeking a quiet place to work or study.
What better way to spend a relaxed Sunday than by taking a stroll through CocoWalk
? This unique urban village takes inspiration from Miami's tropical gardens and lush landscape. CocoWalk offers a mixture of popular favorites, charming boutiques, and creative office space at the intersection of business, retail, and leisure.
Miami's most avid boaters will love the private Coral Reef Yacht Club
. Coral Reef provides members with numerous perks and features sailing regattas and year-round social activities. Dinner Key Marina
is Florida's largest wet slip marina — it's a great place to charter a fishing boat or grab dinner at the nearby Monty's Raw Bar
Speaking of Monty's — apart from great food, Monty's is also a popular waterfront venue for private functions, weddings, and even the occasional fishing tournament. Monty's hires local musicians to play live music from Monday to Thursday from 5-9 p.m., and a DJ takes over on weekend nights from 6 p.m. to close.
Other local event venues include the exclusive Bellini at Mr. C
and the Cruz Building
. The Cruz Building is a three-level Miami wedding venue noted for its grandeur and sophisticated stature. Inside you'll find stained glass windows, atrium ceilings, and a magnificent marble staircase tailor-made for grand entrances.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools operate the Coconut Grove public schools. Coconut Grove is also home to several prestigious private schools such as Ransom Everglades School and the Coconut Grove Montessori School.