HOME > Chowhound > Miami - Fort Lauderdale >
What's your latest food quest?

Where to go in Miami...

Shirley U. Jest Apr 23, 2009 06:23 AM

I finally snagged a date with someone that I've been trying to meet for awhile now..
He's a native Miamian, as I am..
We're not into tourists, crowds..
He lives in Homestead, me in Hollywood.

I thought maybe we could meet halfway, somewhere in Miami.
But where?
on the Miami River?

Anyone have a suggestion?
menu, not important...
Miami flavour, a must...

thank you.
Shirley U. Jest

  1. a
    almostinamerica Apr 28, 2009 01:20 PM

    Probably too late, but Ice Box on Michigan just north of Lincoln Road and Books & Books on Lincoln are nice, casual places with locals and tourists. You can eat outside. Last night a group of us were discussing how the food at those two places is always really good, and the desserts at Ice Box can't be beat!

    1 Reply
    1. re: almostinamerica
      tpigeon Apr 28, 2009 01:46 PM

      Though I am a fan of ice box, the food is inconsistent. Books & Books is more consistent but not quite as good as ice box when ice box is on.

    2. Shirley U. Jest Apr 25, 2009 05:01 AM

      excellent suggestions, advisor girl!

      2 Replies
      1. re: Shirley U. Jest
        advisor_Girl Apr 25, 2009 07:31 AM

        Oh Shirley!

        I forgot the MOST important part: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nePSHh...

        This always helps me before a first date and it does improve digestion!

        Please let us know how it all works out...


        1. re: advisor_Girl
          almostinamerica Apr 28, 2009 01:17 PM

          Great clip!

      2. advisor_Girl Apr 23, 2009 08:16 AM


        Dates - low key and Miami themed...

        Sundown drinks at Scotty's Landing in Coconut Grove (live music weekends) and a walk around Coconut Grove. Dinner at George's or Jaguar.

        Drinks on the Patio at Tobacco Road Downtown and dinner at The River Oyster Bar next door.

        Drinks at Zeke's on Lincoln Mall and walk west for dinner on the sidewalk at AltaMar.

        Drinks at the Bayside Hut on Key Biscayne and dinner at the Boater's Grill in BB State Park.

        Drinks at Room on SoFi and dinner at Fratelli La Buffala or iCorsini. Nightcap at the Spire on the roof of the Hotel.


        1. Icantread Apr 23, 2009 07:32 AM

          lunch date or dinner date, and is there a price range?

          Show Hidden Posts