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josephml1 Jun 13, 2009 10:44 PM

Restaurant Recommendation...

Hello everyone, I need a restaurant recommendation in Miami, I am going to stay at the hyatt regency Miami, I will have a car so I don´t mind to drive.

I need One fancy and several casual restaurants.
(I like the Italian restaurant, steak house, seafood, Chinese, Fast food like gyros, shawarma, etc. I am open to suggestions.)

Also cheap good food for the hurry days.

Please let me know your opinions.

I am going to be in Miami for 4 days.

Thanks :)

  1. advisor_Girl Jun 14, 2009 05:35 AM

    joseph>

    Near the hotel find Stoupsy's for nice gyros.

    IlGabbiano for fancy Italian.

    Manny's Friday night for free oyster happy hour and then steaks.

    Los Ranchos or Knife in Bayside for less expensive steaks (sunset special pricing or AYCE).

    Tobacco Road Friday night for 96 cent drinks.

    River Oyster Bar next to Tobacco Road for Seafood.

    Scotty's Landing or Garcia's for casual seafood by the water.

    Print this guide to help you find everything:

    www.tinyurl.com/PORT-AG

    AG

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      lync0091 Jun 14, 2009 10:14 AM

      I was on open table the other day and noticed that Manny's turned into Miami Chophouse. Does anyone know when this happened?

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        Frodnesor Jun 14, 2009 11:52 AM

        I noticed this on OpenTable a couple weeks ago. New Times' Short Order reported on it, apparently a split between partners (one of whom controlled the name) but otherwise it doesn't appear much has changed.

        1. re: Frodnesor
          HabaneroJane Jun 15, 2009 07:08 AM

          I guess they haven't changed the sign yet because it still said Manny's on Saturday night. I heard they were closing for good, so this is good news!

          1. re: HabaneroJane
            josephml1 Jun 22, 2009 10:50 PM

            Yes it is...

      2. re: advisor_Girl
        josephml1 Jun 15, 2009 08:48 PM

        Great choices I will be there in several... thanks again. :)

        1. re: advisor_Girl
          dbarnard Jun 23, 2009 09:41 AM

          About the Manny's happy hour oysters.... they're getting stingy! Friday before last, it took me over an hour to get a measly dozen oysters. They used to bring them out on a trolley, now they walk them out one plate at a time. Very disappointing!

          If they don't want to give out the free oysters, they shouldn't advertise it!

        2. Frodnesor Jun 14, 2009 06:40 AM

          I would add Area 31 to your "fancy" list for seafood, in the Epic Hotel downtown.

          www.foodforthoughtmiami.com

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            josephml1 Jun 16, 2009 04:09 PM

            Great place than you for mention it...

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            umumgoodtaste Jun 15, 2009 09:27 AM

            Fast easy food on South Beach "BIG PINK" on Ocean Drive and 2nd street. They make good wings and great drinks!

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            1. re: umumgoodtaste
              josephml1 Jun 15, 2009 08:49 PM

              Sounds good thanks for sharing... :)

            2. josephml1 Jun 15, 2009 08:48 PM

              What about a good Chinese???

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                mr. potato head Jun 19, 2009 01:45 PM

                Tropical Chinese on Bird Rd. is very good and not overpriced.

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                  HabaneroJane Jun 19, 2009 03:19 PM

                  I wouldn't waste your time on Chinese down here unless you have carte blanche, in which case, eat at Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau.

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                    SaminSFL Jun 24, 2009 05:26 AM

                    Commercial and 441 if you dont mind a drive, Hong Kong City

                    1. re: SaminSFL
                      josephml1 Jun 26, 2009 09:07 PM

                      I heard very good comments about this Chinese restaurant...I will be there.
                      Thanks,

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                        Alfred G Jun 26, 2009 10:32 PM

                        I've been disappointed the last few times I was at HKC. Their BBQ is not what it used to be with the prior owner. However, the Garlic Shrimp is fantastic. My choice would be Silver Pond.

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                        Silver Pond Restaurant
                        4285 N State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

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                    mr. potato head Jun 19, 2009 01:42 PM

                    I hope you still have time to try the best shwarma. You'll find at the Oriental Bakery & Grocery, 1760 SW 3 Ave., Miami. Delicious, enormous, homemade, and very reasonably priced.

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                    1. re: mr. potato head
                      josephml1 Jun 19, 2009 05:19 PM

                      Mhhh sound great, I am a huge fan of a good shwarma...

                      Thanks for mention it I will come back with my comments.

                      :)

                    2. josephml1 Jun 23, 2009 05:34 PM

                      I am looking for comments about this two restaurants:

                      Ceriones Italian Cafe.

                      Les Halles at coral gables... I know this in NYC is very good but I don´t know what to ???? in Miami.

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                        Icantread Jun 24, 2009 11:25 AM

                        Les Halles in the Gables is not my preference and I would recommend against it, based on past issues of hygiene. There is a great French restaurant nearby named Pascals which is a bit more upscale and would be a fairly decadent meal, even at lunch (short rib stuffed burger being a highlight). Le Provencal on Miracle Mile is another more casual French option.

                        For steakhouses, I recently enjoyed BLT on Ocean Drive, though I guess you have that in NYC as well.

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                          Frodnesor Jun 24, 2009 12:17 PM

                          I used to like Les Halles but my last visit was quite disappointing and I've not gone back.

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                            josephml1 Jun 24, 2009 12:18 PM

                            Thw two French choices looks great with also a great menu I will try it and come back with a review...

                            Thanks for sharing :)

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                          rebus1805 Jun 27, 2009 01:06 PM

                          Chinese is not a strong point in Miami but King Palace at 330 NE 167th St. (just off I-95) is excellent. Hot pots are delicious, wonderful sea bass in yellow chives and shrimp with walnuts is one of the best shrimp dishes I have had. Extensive menu with BBQ meats, lots of soups including congees and noodle dishes. Friendly and quick service and very fair prices. About a 30 minute drive north of your hotel on I-95. Do not be put off by the neighborhood as the food is worth it.

                          Another rec is Old Lisbon at 1698 Coral Way in Coral Gables. 20 minutes from your hotel. Very welcoming, interesting Portuguese food. Do not miss the sausage and the sardines as apps. Very good seafood and reasonably prices Portuguese wines. European ambiance.

                          Try to avoid the tourist traps and enjoy!

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                            rebus1805 Jun 27, 2009 01:10 PM

                            Here is the URL for Old Lisbon. http://www.oldlisbon.com/oldlisbon.as...

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                              josephml1 Jun 28, 2009 06:48 PM

                              Yes, great options I just came back from Brasil and the Old Lisbon Restaurant remind me several good choices to eat...good Potuguese food.

                              Thanks.

                              :D

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                                sobeiam Jun 29, 2009 03:05 AM

                                Thanks for mentioning Old Lisbon. I am fairly new to the area, moved down a year ago from NYC, and have passed the resto many times wondering if it is any good. I will definitely give it a try. Any one know of any good Jewish delis in South Florida? I am willing to drive to Fort Lauderdale if necessary. I have a hankering for a pastrami on rye. BTW, I can recommend a really great bakery in Fort Lauderdale on Las Olas. The bread is amazing and the pastries are really, really good. As good as any I've had in New Yawk. Gran Forno 1235 Las Olas. Very, very good.

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                                  rebus1805 Jun 29, 2009 07:43 PM

                                  Mo's Bagel, 2780 NE 187th St and Bagel Cove, 19003 Biscayne Blvd. are in Aventura and serve the familiar New York deli fare. Both have experienced wait staff that cater to their elderly clientele. You can get a pastrami on rye at either place. Very good baked goods at Mo's. Black and white cookies and chocolate bobka are my favorites.

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                                    dmo305 Jun 30, 2009 06:55 PM

                                    Mo's is "Jewish" style but not jewish. There are no great jewish delis anymore.

                                    Other deli's include various Roaster's and Toasters (NMB, MB, Dadeland), Bagel Bar East (N Miami/Keystone area), Deli Den (Ft Laud on Stirling). Haven't had the sandwiches at Deli Den yet but the others are passable.

                                    Pomperdale's sounds familiar but I don't know why. I miss Corky's, Pumpernickels (i think lol), and the old Rascal House.

                                    BEST DELI SANDWICH IN MIAMI?

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                                    Alfred G Jun 29, 2009 09:05 PM

                                    Since you are willing to drive to FLL don't miss the best deli around. IMHO you can't beat Pomperdales for wonderful deli sandwiches and smoked fish. They have been around for a long time and their reputation is well deserved. See info below.

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                                    Pomperdale New York Style Deli
                                    3055 E Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

                                    1. re: sobeiam
                                      josephml1 Jun 30, 2009 12:13 PM

                                      If you are looking for a kohser deli you can also post on the Kosher board you will find a lot of good answers...
                                      :)

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