The Shops at Sunset Place began this culinary renaissance, and now, dozens of eateries can be found all along the surrounding areas. Station 5 Table & Bar is the new kid in town, bringing their spin on American cuisine to South Miami’s foodie population.
Surrounded by small boutiques and salons, Station 5 is perfectly situated just far enough from other major competing restaurants to proudly stand out. Its close proximity to US-1 makes it a fantastic choice for anyone driving past the neighborhood.
Station 5 Table & Bar is the type of restaurant that's bold enough to put Cheetos on their Braised Short Rib Tacos — Photo courtesy of Station 5 Table & Bar
Like most Sunset area restaurants, parking is only available at meters or nearby garages, though one could easily take the Metro Rail to the South Miami station and quickly walk over.
Station 5 is a supper-only restaurant, operating in the evenings, with the exception of a fantastic weekend brunch.
On the dinner menu are a variety of original taco dishes (three to an order) and made-to-order guacamoles, elegant salad plates, delightful seafood-inspired tapas and larger meals that employ everything from mussels to meatloaf.
Sriracha Shrimp Tacos, Paradise Shroom Salad and Gluten-Free Fried Chicken are all items you’ll want to try off the menu, but the Braised Short Rib Tacos with Cheetos is one that will probably grab your attention first.
Vegetarians will be especially pleased with the Carolina BBQ Tofu Tacos.
Shrimp on your guacamole? Station 5 does it up right — Photo courtesy of Station 5 Table & Bar
Taking their inspiration directly from the seasons, Station 5’s menu is constantly evolving in order to create dishes that include only fresh ingredients. You’ll want to come back every so often to check out what new goodies are available.
Falling in line with current trends, Station 5 offers a fair amount of craft beers, including locally brewed drafts like Wynwood “La Rubia” Blonde Ale and Tampa’s Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale.
Those who prefer their brews to be a bit less crafty can opt for a bottle of Heineken or Miller, or go for a draft of Sam Adams.
Wine and champagne are also on the list of choices, as is a selection of inventive cocktails, with Mind Yo Bee’s Knees (gin, honey and ginger) and Marianne & Ginger Forgot The Skipper (rum, honey, ginger, mint and lime) being some of the most memorable.
Come to Station 5 frequently to try their ever-changing menu items — Photo courtesy of Station 5 Table & Bar
No meal at Station 5 would be complete without picking something from their aptly named Happy Endings menu. Their so-called Kitchen Candy selection includes a Killa Brownie Sundae, or for the over 21 crowd, Pop’s Porter Float.
If you come in for weekend brunch, you’re in for a treat, as bottomless bloodies and mimosas are readily available for just $20. Delicious morning menu options include Duroc Pork Belly Hash, Maryland Crabcakes and the not-to-be-missed Le Pain de Francais (topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch and vanilla butter).
Sit at one of the wooden tables inside and enjoy the terrariums hanging overhead; grab a quick drink at the rustic bar; or take a seat on the outdoor patio and do a little people watching.
Station 5 Table & Bar is a wonderful addition to South Miami’s culinary community. Drop by for supper and avoid Miami’s afternoon traffic, or swing by for brunch, which is served until 4 p.m.
When you do come, take a stroll and browse the boutique shops nearby. Or take in a movie at Sunset Place. You can always sneak in some guacamole and avoid overpaying for popcorn.