Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cabin Fever

Rustic charms at Midtown's Wine Vault

Eating in a mall is no longer the exclusive domain of orthopedic shoe-clad bluehairs and unwashed social exiles.

Take our newest go-to, the Wine Vault (located in The Shops of Midtown Miami) — where mall dining gets the Hefner treatment.

This dimly lit, rustic loft features pretty much everything you need for your date: burning candles, black quilted booths and, oh yeah, a glass tube elevator right in the middle of it all.

A gallery with artwork from all over the globe gives off a Wynwood vibe, but instead of tattooed and mohawked artists, you’ll be surrounded by cabernet-swirling types.

Going solo? Pull up a chair at the wooden bar during happy hour and order yourself a $3 draft beer (we like Hotter Than Helles) and a plate of shredded pork belly to tide you over.

Of course you don’t need to have a girl to come here, but with the wine and fireplace vibe you would be foolish not to.

We’re not gonna lie. This is one sexy mama. Just like you.

Wine Vault
3201 N. Miami Ave., Suite 105, Midtown
(786) 691-2000

Price: 2 (out of 4); Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: Street, lot
Scene: Sport coat-wearing, wine-sniffing connoisseurs
Happy hour: Wed-Sun 4-7p
Bonus: Wine tastings and cooking sessions to come
Hot seat: Upstairs in a booth near the brick wall and fireplace
Nearby: Sustain Restaurant; Ricochet Lounge; Cafeina 

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