I'm living in the Ukraine now and flew to Miami for Ultra Music Festival. This year it's two weekends long and it's been crazy can't wait until Friday, I know I'm going to be hung over probably when I catch my flight back on Tuesday, but i'll have plenty of time to sleep it off. Im staying at the the Marriott not to far from Ultra and ended up going into Silvio's bar and gril. It was chill in their and the owner wasn't a jerk like some of the other places who treat Ultra goers like we're just drugged up and assume we're not going to tip well. To keep on topic though, this place is very friendly to people attending Ultra, and they don't change the menu prices to try an take advantage. The food was good, and I was surprised how quick the food came cause the place was pretty packed. The chicken wings were my favorite, and they cook the burgers how you ask, which is a must for me. I've gone in a few more times for food and drinks during the week. The workers are friendly which is important because I've felt uncomfortable going to other places, (I dress a little crazy, but it's Ultra, an if you know what it's about then you know what I mean). Overall one of my favorite place to eat since I've been in town, especially in the immediate area downtown, haven't traveled out to far went to a few places in Mary Brickell Village, i think it's called, but it's kind of uptight on that side.
Food is good. The double cheeseburger is massive, I saw another patron using a fork and knife with his. I don't know if he was on some low carb diet kick or just didn't have his burger technique quite mastered like I do. Reminded me of the Seinfeld episode where using a fork and knife to eat a snickers bar becomes the new thing. The owner came by and talked to me, asked me how I was enjoying the food, I jokingly told him I don't know I think I might need another burger before I can make a truly informed decision, lol. Nice ambiance too, makes you feel laid back.
I live and work in downtown Miami. If ever there was a neighborhood bar where you are always welcome and are appreciated this is the place. The kitchen is excellent bar food + some other menu items. BTW, the french fries are great. And, in my experience always hot and crispy. Chef will always cook anything special you may have in mind, as long as the ingredients are in stock. That's the kind of place this is. Local and hospitable. Not for everyone, but they are open 24/7, so any late night munchies, and voila! A second home right in my neighborhood!