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Oct 21, 2008 09:59 AM

3 Nights in Aventura---Dinner Suggestions?

I'm going to the Fairmont Turnberry Isle (in Aventura, north of Miami) for 3 nights and I'm not sure where to eat. My wife and I would probably like one night to be a great steak dinner (price doesn't matter for this one), and the other nights to be maybe italian and sushi (medium priced, gotta make up for the expensive steak). I'm also open to suggestions for anything in the area.


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  1. Bourbon Steak -at Turnberry around the Circle right near the mall
    Thai House II for Sushi- on 163rd
    Oishi Thai(really fresh sushi)- on Biscayne in shopping center with Pauls and Coldstones but Thai House has better prices..Great Miso Cod here though
    Ragazzi for Italian -but its located in Sunny Isles
    Timo also for Italian located on Sunny Isles(across from Il Mulino)
    Il Mulino for Italian -on Collins also considered Sunny Isles (I think)

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    1. re: sharoni345

      I'm just going to reiterate prior recs that I agree with.

      Mina's Bourbon Steak
      Yakko San
      Oishi-Thai for sushi and spicy black cod miso. It should be noted that Oishi is not inexpensive.
      Wild Card- Chef Allen's. I've heard postive things about the recent renovation and menu change, I have a rez there in the very very near future and will post back

      1. re: The Chowfather

        Hit CA's for first time since menu update and was underwhelmed. As a CA fan I was looking forward to my visit but was disappointed. I'll post more under a CA thread.

    2. Bourbon Steak @ the Fairmont is very good. Haven't had it yet, but I've seen dozens of the Lobster Pot Pie served. The sides are a little weak ... it is pricey and a little salty ... but over all a nice evening. There is also a Morton's a couple of miles down the road, Houston's for casual dining, and a PF Changs. If you make it to Hollywood - 3-5 miles north, go to Lola's on Harrison or Fulvio's ... GREAT food and then you can walk around the downtown Hollywood area -- music/ coffee shops, etc. Have fun!!

      1. 1. Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak for a great steak dinner.

        2. Timo for Italian (-esque) - not traditional red-sauce Italian by any means, but definitely Mediterranean-influenced with several pizzas and pastas on the menu (check sample menu online and make sure it's your speed) ->

        3. If you're willing to branch out from typical sushi to do Japanese tapas-style izakaya, Hiro's Yakko-San.
        They do not have nigiri or maki, but they do sashimi (and an extensive menu of Japanese cooked dishes).

        , FL

        Bourbon Steak
        19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180

        Hiro's Yakko-San
        3881 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

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          1. Bourbon Steak
            Chef Allen's, renovated with a revamped menu
            Oishi Thai- good sushi for a good price
            Fulvio's in hollywood, but I'd skip Lola's on Harrison

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            1. re: chowmommy3

              I whole heartily agree with Frodnesor's 3 choices.