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sandra Oct 4, 2006 01:46 PM

one nite only...where to eat?...not looking for touristy or pretentious...price not an issue...thanks

  1. advisor_Girl Oct 5, 2006 11:42 AM

    Sandra>

    Just steps from the Clinton is Mr. Chu's Chinese 890 Washington (Peking Duck) and the lovely Grazie Cafe at 7th/Washington... Afterwards, hit Automatic Slim's - 1216 Washington for Karaoke Mondays or the very cool Marlin Bar at 1200 Collins...

    AG

    1. netmover Oct 5, 2006 01:07 AM

      OLA on Ocean.

      Smith and Wollensky

      Nemo

      Osteria del Teatro

      NOBU

      it's all good...

      1. Frodnesor Oct 4, 2006 09:06 PM

        Haven't tried it yet, but the Clinton is supposed to have an interesting new restaurant called 8 1/2:

        http://www.8andahalf.net

        Also new and untested (by me) is a place called Fifty on Ocean south of 5th

        http://www.fiftyonline.com

        Don't know what's up with all the new numbered names for restaurants.

        Sorry I can't speak from personal experience on either of these. You can probably find both of them reviewed in Miami New Times or in the Miami Herald's restaurant reviews:

        http://restaurants.miaminewtimes.com/
        http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/...

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          sandra Oct 4, 2006 04:58 PM

          we'l be in south beach...thinking of staying at the clinton...any opinions welcome...marks sounds good...been to yuca...was wonderful and creative...other ideas?...thanks

          1. Frodnesor Oct 4, 2006 04:19 PM

            My first pick would be Talula (on Collins around 23rd St.) but unfortunately they are closed on Mondays.
            http://www.talulaonline.com

            I like Mark's (in the Nash Hotel on Collins and 11th) but it depends on your idea of pretentious. It is somewhat highbrow food and quite pricey but I think it's well done and they do a nice job of incorporating local ingredients. Because it's sort of out-of-the-way (inside the hotel in a downstairs space) it tends not to be as touristy as other South Beach places.
            http://www.chefmark.com/southbeach/index2.htm

            Somewhat off the radar screen these days, but I still think it's good, is Yuca (on Lincoln Road toward the east end). This was one of the original "Floribbean" or "Mango Gang" restaurants and I still think they do a great job on upscale nuevo latino food. The guava BBQ ribs are fantastic.
            http://www.yuca.com

            1. Covert Ops Oct 4, 2006 03:51 PM

              If price and scene aren't an issue, the only other parameters we would need are location (and/or transportation availability) and cuisine. Please help us narrow it down for you. :-)

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