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kirahersko Dec 7, 2006 01:04 PM

Will be vacationing in the Miami area for a week. Never been before. What restaurants are not to be missed? Which ones should we avoid? We are going to want a full range of styles/flavors over the week... so as much advice as possible would be helpful!

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    chai18 Dec 7, 2006 04:50 PM

    for pizza check out shem-tovs and sara's pizza, there is also pita hut which is ok.

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      berel Dec 7, 2006 07:37 PM

      what would a trip to Miami be without a trip to Sara's . hmmm Shmoppaburger

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      DeisCane Dec 7, 2006 09:38 PM

      Where are you staying? It's a pretty spread out set of communities/options.

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        kirahersko Dec 8, 2006 02:34 AM

        We will be staying at the Intercontinental Downtown. But we will have a car and be doing things all over.... So we would rather drive a little further but eat good food.

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          berel Dec 8, 2006 01:34 PM

          if you happen to be in the Boca area don't miss Eilat cafe

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          DeisCane Dec 8, 2006 01:30 PM

          From the Intercontinental, your best bets are in the 41st street corridor, in terms of convenience. Aventura is a hike, imo.

          In the 41st street corridor, there's a Le Marais (solid), New Time (Spanish/Moroccan) (never been), Shalom Tokyo (51st street), Original Pita Hut (OK). Even closer to your hotel, on 6th and COllins, is Pita Loca, which is great, imo.

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            flo220 Dec 10, 2006 10:54 PM

            According to their website Le Marais in Miami is closed while they renovate the building as a condo/hotel along with a restaurant.

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              DeisCane Dec 12, 2006 01:30 PM

              I'm really curious how Tea for Two is "much closer" than Pita Loca.

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                alaninf Dec 12, 2006 03:24 PM

                I was refering to being closer than the "41st street corridor". Pita Loca is closer and is also in South Beach.

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                  kirahersko Dec 12, 2006 03:50 PM

                  But is Tea for Two any good? I'd rather eat at good places then close places!

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                    DeisCane Dec 12, 2006 06:25 PM

                    I've heard TeaForTwo is good, but since I eat dairy out, it never appealed to me.

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                      tomby Dec 13, 2006 08:17 PM

                      Tea for Two is excellent. Boca is too far from Miami, and Eilat Cafe is certainly not worth the trip. Cine Citta in Surfside is worth it, and the many restaurants in the Aventura strip (near the "old" Prime Grill, I forget the name now) also are good.

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                        Marcharlan Dec 13, 2006 09:26 PM

                        In the Aventura section I love Pita Plus - great Schwarma. Does anyone know what came of the Mexican place in the mall that did kosher meat??

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                          berel Apr 27, 2010 08:27 AM

                          we ate at Pita Plus last night due to our afternoon flight back to NY being canceled.
                          has my recommendation

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                        ShlomoDovid Mar 6, 2007 12:19 PM

                        BS"D

                        Thai Taste in North Miami is the best I've had anywhere.

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                          wino616 Mar 16, 2007 02:27 PM

                          Best Schwarma (and other middle eastern food) by far Levi's on Sheridan Street in Hollywood. About 1 mile west of I 95 on north side in strip center. Stay away from Sarah's Tent in Aventura on Biscayne Blvd. - horrible! The restaurants in Waterways in Aventura are okay - some people love the Chinese others hate it.Sarah's on 125th Street is always good.

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                            jaxson Mar 2, 2010 06:09 AM

                            Do you if any of these restaurants are open during Passover 2010??

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                              mrotmd Mar 4, 2010 06:41 PM

                              The waterways restaurants were open for pesach last year. Messa, a steakhouse in Hollywood was too. The quality tends to go down, the crowds go up and the prices too. Last year the Chinese restaurants was taking reservations for Chol Hamoed way in advance. In Pesach, I eat at home :)

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                                sherry f Mar 8, 2010 04:50 PM

                                I was walking in the Waterways today. The Waterways Restaurant (meat) will be open again and one can even book the first seder. The ice cream store-Banana Royale- will also be open.

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                                  JenTX4nyc Aug 6, 2010 01:32 PM

                                  Hi,

                                  I'm from NYC but thinking of getting married in Miami on the beach. Figured in lieu of a big reception we could just book an upscale kosher restaurant for the night. Do you have any advice on nice kosher restaurants in Miami, especially in the Miami Beach area if possible?

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                                    Maven123 Aug 6, 2010 02:44 PM

                                    The Gourmet Carrot in Miami Beach has terrific food. The steaks are as good as any I have had in New York, and I live there.

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                              Doctormhl1 Aug 9, 2010 04:53 PM

                              I'm surprised no one has yet suggested "Grill Time". 16145 Biscayne Blvd. N. Phone786-274-8935
                              By far- the best Kosher meat restaurant in south east Florida.
                              If you miss Grill Time you are missing a truly great kosher dining experience.

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