What's good near the Regal South Beach 18?
Lincoln Road is our Main Street and great fun by night (map for eating and parking too) :
Starting at ALTON Rd, there is Alta Mar (seafood) just west of the mall. Yummy Chinese due north half a block has quicky basic Chinese classics and sushi too, Texas Taco (decent el cheapo Mexicano we usually smuggle into the flix) due South or the lighter friendlier Lime (often called "Line" as there is always a wait) Mexican at about 14th Street across from the Quarterdeck (that's a Flannigan's "Big Daddy's" chain place). Sylvano's Italian 8th/Alton or Novacento at 9th is good too. Piola pizza makes little crisp chimney baked pies and has a nice bar for a vino just next door to the movies if you arrive a little early. Sushi Doraku on the east side of the theater has a free sushi happy hour weekday evenings.
On Lincoln Mall at LENOX, Segafredo is the outdoor coffee lounge with Euro style sandwiches, pastries and snacks. Very trendy meeting spot for the Beach's see-and-be-seen-set. At MICHIGAN, Quattro is the hot new spendy Italian, IceBox for coffee and cake (good food, but great desserts) Lucky Strike Lanes for rock and roll bowling, decent bar food and drinks after the flick. The Frieze Ice Cream south on Michigan at Lincoln still rules! At JEFFERSON, Van Dyke attracts an older crowd and has live Jazz every night on the 2nd level. Tomato soup and salads are fine... still a tourist hot spot but fun late late. At MERIDIAN, Da Leo has a superLoyal local following, a good wait staff and decent (but not earth shaking) Italian. Paninoteca makes a great grilled chicken and avocado panini... Grab free samples of chocolate for all at Ghirardelli (oh- yeah!) and due north, decent storefront Cuban at David's 2, OK Chinese at Miss Yip's with a hot spot lounge called Buck15 upstairs after hours (www.buck15.com). At EUCLID, Spris Pizza or Pizza Rustica (by the slice is nice) and Le Bon for mussels. Parmalat Gelato is just across from SushiSiam - a workable Thai Sushi mix. At PENNSYLVANIA, Rosinella for a light pasta. At WASHINGTON, Chalan for Peruvian. Due south, Dogma Grill makes a mean burrito dog...
Piola has very good pizza and nice salads, Ice Box is nice although I always find the bright lights offputting, especially after a movie.
Further east on Lincoln Road you have Rosinella for nice casual Italian, Pizza Rustica for great pizza, Cafeteria can be fun and good eats, and I still like Yuca even though I never hear anyone talk about it any more. Probably too upscale to be considered "very casual".
We just went tonight to Le Bon (about half-way down Lincoln Road) and I liked it a lot. Belgian place by same owners as Tiramisu and Spris, great mussels, pretty good frites, excellent selection of Belgian beers.