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Trendy, Fabulous, but Affordable in South Beach??

Hi Chowhounders,

I am going to South Beach with three girlfriends for the last week of March. We are looking for some "see-and-be-seen" dinner recommendations that are not going to cost us an arm and a leg. Places like Quattro, Table 8, Prime 112, and Blue Door sound wonderful, but they all sound very expensive too!! Anything more affordable, but as chic... maybe in the under $30 per entree range??

Thanks in Advance!
Mary

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  1. Most of the restaurants you mentioned have at least one entree in the $30 range (I know Table 8 and Quattro for sure). Social at the Sagamore is all small plates meant to be shared and with restraint you can probably get out at around $30 per. There's also Sardinia on Purdy Ave. It's out of the way but constantly packed.

    1. You might be able to get away with that at Nobu in the Shore Club if you didn't drink or kept drinking to a minimum.

      http://www.shoreclub.com/shore_club_a...

      Nemo is another suggestion, but I am not sure how "trendy" it is.

      1. My suggestion would be to sit outside at one of the places on Lincoln Road - Cafeteria, Le Bon, Sushi Samba, maybe Icebox. Social might work if you eat light. You'd have to eat REALLY light at Nobu to get in under $30/head.

        1. LOL I keep forgetting that South Beach sushi doesn't equal cheap. ;)

          I love the idea of sitting outside on Lincoln Road. Plus you can do Ghirardelli afterward if you're so inclined!

          1. Bond St might work for you.

            Anyone recommend OAsian Grill?

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            1. re: Sobe

              O Asian is actually a good choice. Good food (but not great) but very chic (volcano shrimp app is very good and they do a good ripoff of black cod miso). Segafredo is another choice. Social is on the expensive side of the equation but can work too (go only on friday or saturday though). As mentioned before, sardinia is another good choice but has nothing around it.

              1. re: Sobe

                OAsian in the Cardozo Hotel is good and quite reasonable. Also, the Sunday brunch at Nemo's is the best deal in town.

                  1. re: flavrmeistr

                    I knew it was O-something...anyway, I liked it.