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Clarke's South Beach - a thank you and short review

OysterHo Oct 13, 2007 11:31 AM

A few weeks ago I asked the board where to take 25 people from Holland for dinner. I finally arrived at this decision and it was a good one!

First of all, we had a 7:30 reservation and we were an hour late (I called the restaurant twice). They were very kind and understanding. I was a freakin' wreck over it - this is not the way I handle dinner reservations and I was kind of ticked off at our friends for being so inconsiderate.

The restaurant is not large and our empty tables took up a big portion of it. As soon as we finally arrived, I belted down a glass of champagne. That helped take the edge off and I chilled. :D I ordered champagne by the glass and it was $11 each, and very good. My SO and one of our friends ordered Merlot by the glass and they were very good at $7 each.

We took up 3 long tables and had 3 separate checks and they were very nice to accept that. The food was delicious. I had ceasar salad and a fettucine w/pink vodka sauce dish that was a special. I also tasted the spinach salad with goat cheese crostini. The filet mignons looked wonderful, but I didn't taste them. My SO had fish and chips and enjoyed them too.

Everyone liked their dishes so I was happy that I had found a great place willing to accomodate such a large (late) group. I don't know what the bill was nor do I know what, if any, gratuity they added. I'm sure they added something on, but one of our friends picked up our tab. I handed our server a $20 on the way out because of how late we were. So I hope that made up for it.

Thank you to everyone at this board!

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    ciao_hound Oct 18, 2007 06:26 AM

    Clarke's has surprisingly solid food.

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      mikek Oct 18, 2007 07:15 AM

      Has anyone made it to their new Sunday brunch yet? Been trying to make my way over for it but unsuccessful thus far. Actually headed there for dinner tonight.

      1. re: ciao_hound
        OysterHo Oct 19, 2007 06:01 PM

        I wish we lived closer because I know it's the kind of place I'd love to keep trying. We're in north Broward, so it' s a bit of a schlep!

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