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Jul 15, 2008 09:43 AM

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.

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  1. 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

    Talula: American
    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!

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    1. re: yomyb

      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.

    2. I am open to all food types, but would really like a seafood and an Italian rec. thanks!

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      1. re: philly123

        Well, you seemed to have gotten it all in the above replies. Alta Mar is an Italian restaurant that specializes in seafood. Chef Claudio Giordano originally from Napoli is a fisherman.

        1. re: 2top

          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: They always offer tons of specials in addition.

        2. re: philly123

          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

          Le Bon
          723 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL

          Angler's Boutique Resort
          660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL

          Macaluso's Restaurants
          1747 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

          Escopazzo Restaurant
          1311 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

          1. re: Frodnesor

            HEY Fro>

            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?


            1. re: advisor_Girl

              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!

              1. re: advisor_Girl

                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."

              2. re: Frodnesor

                Totally agree that Sardinia would be one of my top recommendations.