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Jul 8, 2008 09:16 AM

Romantic Anniv. Dinner in Miami - Casa Tua???

Hello - Hubby and I celebrating our anniv. and looking for a nice, romantic dinner. Budget not a problem and open to all types of foods. Was thinking Casa Tua, but not sure.... haven't been to Sardinia yet -how's the atmosphere? Any suggestions? Thanks!!

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  1. Casa Tua has a very nice, cozy romantic atmosphere and totally on a separate level from Sardinia. I had a great experience there, but not everyone feels the same. I've also had good experiences in Sardinia, but would recommend going on a late Sunday afternoon. However, the area and space doesn't really commend itself to "romantic". You may want to look at something like Creek 28 if you're looking for off the beaten track.

    1. DH and I had a wonderful, really romantic dinner at Baleen last year. We sat outside on the water. Perfect outside area with shields so you don't get too wind blasted. We brought our own wine. Got there early for a drink and the bar was great too with a gorgeous view of the water.

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      1. re: amyvc

        Baleen is very romantic. My husband actually proposed by the water there. I know cheezy, lol. It has a beautiful view and the crab cakes are delicious!

        1. re: miamisweet

          When we lived in Miami, it was delightful to sit outside with several dozen oysters, and some very chilled white wine. Even got a double rainbow once!

          1. re: miamisweet

            I totally loved Baleen. So many of my friends loved it that I thought I would be disappointed. Not the case at all. Our experience was great. We even went back during Miami Spice and it was great then, too. The view is fabulous and it is very dimly lit and/or candle lit (outside) so the restaurant is very well-suited for your purposes. Each time we dine there I wish I could stay at the hotel but I live so close by that it almost seems like a waste.

            Azul was nice and pretty romantic. The food was good. But I just don't think it can compare to Baleen.

        2. Sardinia has better food than casa but does not suit your purpose.

          1. Thanks for the reco's. DH made reservations at Azul, which we haven't been to yet. Will let you know how it goes.

            1. Last summer, we made reservations for 4 - two weeks before going. We got there on
              time (Sat. night) and they were not ready for us. Sent us to the bar to make some
              time. After half an hour at the bar, the waitress said she had no idea when we would
              be seated. We ended up leaving and dining somewhere else. The problem there is that they cater mostly to their club members. They're so busy that
              they don't really care for new arrivals. Maybe if you go earlier or not on the weekend, you may have better luck than us. If you want to try something else, Ola on the beach was great, so was Azul. For a really wonderful (but pricey) experience, try Kobe Club (Next to China Grill). The place is tiny but really "happening" - best colby beef from all over the world.

              Sardinia has great reasonably priced food, but is also not as fancy as the other places I mentioned. It depends on what type of dining experience you want for your

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              1. re: Gina C.

                re kobe club - the colby beef is great, but i really love the kobe cheese