Address:142 SE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Photo by Monica Alvarez
By: Diana Rodriguez
WHAT TO EXPECT
Looking to escape Miami for a bit, sans airplane and face masks? Head to Meraki Greek Bistro. This breezy, beautiful spot has island vibes all over. Find splashes of blue beyond the white drapery and wooden tables. Outdoor seating is the way to go, just make sure your OOTD (outfit of the day) can take the heat.
Lamb is served up in every possible way imaginable. Their staples are found platter-style and are sizzling hot. Make sure to order a chilled beer or bubbly Greek soda with your lunch/dinner.
WHAT TO ORDER
A popular starter is the Greek Salad. It brings back memories from being on the island, so it’s safe to say this dish is authentic in taste and appearance. Turn up the heat with the Saganaki sheep cheese app—they light it up tableside, served with pita bread.
If you’re like us and like to skip around the menu, another shareable plate is the Feta Stuffed Red Pepper. This oven-roasted pepper has a charred taste balanced by the creamy feta cheese. Go for their chicken and pork skewers for an easy (and safe) dish to split between two guests. After a mix and match lunch, it only made sense to top things off with a traditional flaky custard dessert. The Galaktoboureko is hard to pronounce but easy to devour. Get this now!
How to Score a Table
Walk-ins are welcome, and reservations are too!
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
Outdoor seating is always an option here with spaced out tables. Feeling like going inside? Then spritz your hands with sanitizer just before walking in. Meraki’s team wears masks at all times.