Review: Feeling Fine at Glass and Vine

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Sun-Sentinel's Michael Mayo reviews a family-friendly restaurant in Coconut Grove

Glass and Vine in Coconut Grove is set amid trees next to a playground in Peacock Park.

We have water views and beachfront dining galore in South Florida, but greenery? Not so much. When it comes to eating in parks, our options are pretty much limited to picnics or food trucks. Which is a shame, because there’s nothing finer on a spring day than to be sitting outside, sipping something light and cool, and enjoying the expanding daylight hours with a plate of cheese, cured meat and crusty bread, and without worrying about ants crawling up your leg.

Fortunately, we now have Glass and Vine. It is located in Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, a casual little garden oasis with a deck overlooking green grass, a playground and trees swaying in the breeze. Somewhere off in the distance is Biscayne Bay. This is no grand palace along the lines of Tavern on the Green, the 800-seat behemoth that once wowed diners in New York’s Central Park with its glass-encased Crystal Room. Glass and Vine, with 200 seats, is more laid-back and comfortable, a place for millennials, and families, to chill and nibble.

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