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hotel Mar 30, 2009 01:30 PM

I am looking for a modestly priced ($20-30 entree range) restaurant in the SoBe area close to Gansevoort South. I'm not opposed to a cab, but walking would be ideal. Inspired modern cuisine is preferred but I'd like to stay away from a large tasting menu as we will be going out afterwards.

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  1. Frodnesor Mar 30, 2009 02:05 PM

    Talula fits the bill to a tee (modern cuisine, right down the street) except that their entree prices skew higher than you've targeted (mostly $30+). However they just started doing a new tapas menu with lots of $10 and under items and you can put together a lighter, cheaper meal out of the options available.

    For something different but very good, I'm a big fan of Indomania (off Collins around 26th St) for Dutch-Indonesian. The biggest rijsttafel, with a selection of about 15 various dishes (all small portions, not really a ton of food) can be had for under $30.

    More on Indomania here ->
    http://www.foodforthoughtmiami.com/2009/03/indomania-south-beach.html

    Soon I'll add more on Talula as well, which I went back to recently and very much enjoyed.

    www.foodforthoughtmiami.com

    4 Replies
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      tpigeon Mar 30, 2009 06:29 PM

      Interesting about talula. Agree with indo.

      I would add creek 28 to your options.

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        hotel Mar 31, 2009 04:34 AM

        Frodnesor & tpigeon - Thanks a lot. All three places look great. At a quick glance Talula might be the choice. Their menu looks great!

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          Blind Mind Mar 31, 2009 08:14 AM

          I just had the app portion of their shortrib ravioli and its pretty massive for $15. That and the scallop app would make you a happy man/woman.

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            LargeLife Mar 31, 2009 02:45 PM

            Creek28? Tpigeon.... We do agree on something! Stayed at that hotel 2 years ago while attending the SoBe W&FF.....Loved the restaurant there....Their PBJ was an awesome lunch delite......I haven't heard a peep about that place in the longest time and my wife and I were talking about it the other night....wondering if it was still open!.....Restaurant highly recommened.....The Hotel....Not...not so much.....

            EMac

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