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Sep 14, 2007 10:50 AM

3 nights in Miami


Mr CF and I are heading to north Miami for a business conference next weekend and while our days will be taken by meetings, 2 of our nights are free.

I've been checking the boards for recommendations and based on what I've read I think we are going to try Timo one night but I'm trying to narrow down the last choice.

It seems that most of the restaurants we might be interested in are in South Beach, which seems like a long way from where we are staying (Turnberry Isle Resort), and as such I want to be sure I'm making a good choice.

I'm thinking of: Talula, Michaels or Marks Las Olas. I also saw Lola's on Harrison - I think it's close to the hotel but the menu has a small wine list.

Any help will be appreciated!


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    1. Michael's kitchen has closed and will reopen at the end of the year in sunny isles

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      1. re: westwood3

        CF may have been thinking of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami Design District and if so was thinking wisely. If you're in Miami you can do Mark's South Beach in the Nash Hotel instead of going up to Fort Lauderdale, though from Turnberry it's probably equidistant.

        For an extended discussion of how best to spend 3 days/nights in Miami, see this post which faced the same dilemna:

        Particularly if you're in Aventura area I would add Timo to your list of places to consider. It's in Sunny Isles (the beachside north/south equivalent to Aventura on the mainland) and they do nicely executed, somewhat mediterranean influenced food with a menu that changes often.

        Can check website here ->
        and sample menu here (will take a couple extra clicks) ->

        1. re: Frodnesor

          Thanks Frodnesor!

          I was thinking of Michael's Genuine Food and Drink.

          Mark's South Beach in the Nash Hotel is actually closer than the one in Fort Lauderdale, to my surprise.

          Thanks also for the links, both from the previous post and Timo's website. When I tried to follow an earlier link you posted for them - it was expired.

          I appreciate the help!

      2. Talula and Marks are great choices. Not sure what Michael's place you're talking about. Table 8, tuscan steak house, nemo, prime 112, nobu - if you have never been would also be great choices given the places you have chosen already.

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        1. re: tpigeon

          Ugh -- had the WORST experience at Table 8. Awful, awful service coupled with mediocre food. I've talked to a lot of people that have had similar -- even the hotel staff agreed with us. You can't go wrong with Nemo, and Michael's is my new Miami favorite, but Table 8 is deeply skippable.

          1. re: Miamian

            I have to politely disagree with your review of Table 8. My waiter was fantastic, on top of everything, great recommendations, and he did not push any extra food on us even when we asked him to. The salad was delicious, the steak and fish were both cooked perfectly. The panna cotta was great, as were the specialty cocktails. The waiting to be seated is annoying, but the service was so good that it earned a 30% gratuity from our party.

            1. re: mikek

              I have to agree with mikek. We have had great meals there always with good service. And yes, waiting to be seated even though you have a reservation is extremely annoying, but if you know it beforehand it doesn't make it so bad.

        2. OLA & OPA

          OLA = SOBE

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