Staying at Delano and need restaurant recommendations
I will be staying at the Delano in a few weeks and want a few recommendations for dinner. My main requirement is that I can walk (about a 12 block span). All types of food are welcome and price is no object. Just good food and good service.
For italian in South Beach, I am a big fan of Osteria del Teatro. The food is really wonderful and the service is consistently good and welcoming. There are many wonderful seafood dishes to choose from. Check out their menu online: http://www.osteriadelteatromiami.com/ They always offer tons of specials in addition.
My favorite Italian on the beach is Sardinia which I find more interesting on account of the focus on regional Sardinian dishes. Mrs. F also likes Macaluso's, several CHs like Osteria del Teatro. Has anyone tried Escopazzo recently? They're now doing an all-organic menu but nobody seems to mention them.
For seafood, Maison d'Azur in the Angler's Resort is an upscale French seafood brasserie - lots of options for chilled seafood platters, several fish flown in fresh, generally pretty simply prepared (and often pretty expensive). As I noted somewhere recently, the former maitre'd from a French restaurant in Coral Gables has now joined the team at Maison d'Azur and told me that changes were afoot on my last visit.
Le Bon on Lincoln Road does good Belgian steamed mussels.
1801 Purdy avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Osteria Del Teatro
1443 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
723 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL
Angler's Boutique Resort
660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL
1747 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
1311 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
I caught a few minutes of that cringe-worthy Michy's "Wayne's World" food chat show on PBS and they mentioned that Le Bon has exceptional Lobster Bisque. Since TP and I share a particular fetish for Prime 112's double-digit bisque, I was wondering if you or any Le Bon fans have tried it? Got to be easier and a damn sight cheaper than a night of razzle at P112!
Anyone willing to yadda-yadda over Le Bon's Le Bisque? TPs?
If you wanna hedge your bet on the bisque Le Bon has a mussels pot that uses the bisque as the sauce. Whether or not it's diluted for this purpose I'm not sure. But if you like it, then the bisque on it's own should be good. If not, then you've got a pot full of mussels to compensate!
Little Miss F has had the lobster bisque at Le Bon, which I thought was somewhat underwhelming. Best thing there is still the mussel pots and frites, though I've never had the "Fisherman's Style" ones w/ the lobster bisque as a sauce which L2M describes.
I think of that show as being more like "The Chris Farley Show" - "You remember when we had that lobster bisque? That was awesome."
Do searches for South Beach on this board... I even remember one where they discussed places around the Lowe's Hotel which is right by the Delano. I like this thread:
and Frodnesor put together another compilation here:
Close enough to you (or within a short $5 cab ride if you can't walk) are many chowhound favorites (though not necessarily my own favorites but hey....) such as
Osteria del Teatro: Italian
Casa Tua; Italian
Maison D' Azur: French
Chalan for inexpensive and decent Peruvian food.
Alta Mar: Seafood
Prime 112 Steakhouse and Nemo south of 5th street
You are also right by Lincoln Road which has a few good spots including Ice Box for breakfast and Le Bon.
The best though IMO is Sardinia (cab ride needed but worth it....only about 6 minute drive) for Italian (or Sardinian if you ask an actual Italian ;-)
General topics like this on South Beach generally do not generate too many responses so do a search and have a good trip!
Also gave this list of more current threads for same OP ->
Unfortunately OP never responded to the suggestion of a more focused inquiry and instead just started a new thread. If OP's walking range is 12 blocks then pretty much all of South Beach is fair game from the Delano, though I think that's an aggressive walking range for summer in South Florida.