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Oct 19, 2009 07:49 AM

Need recommendations - Aventura area of Florida

I will be staying in the Aventura area for 4 days and am looking for some recommendations for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I am looking for a couple of high end dinners and some mid-priced ($50 per person) lunches and dinners. A really fun atmosphere, something unique and incredible food is what I would love.
Do I need to go into Miami for my criteria?

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  1. Bourbon Steak, a Michael Mina restaurant in Turnberry is great. Expensive but worth it.

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    1. re: RevrendAndy

      Id do Bourbon Steak on Wednesday night when they do their Bourbon & Blues night. They have 1/2 off bourbons and a live blues band playing. You can eat at the bar and have the bar burgers for a less expensive meal.

      Id also suggest checking out Sunny Isles which is just South of Aventura. Restaurants like Neomi's @ the Trump Hotel, Timo, and NAOE all are very good. NAOE is a Japanese experience that is completely unique and starts with an omakase bento box for $26 and then goes to omakase sushi at $4-$8 per piece until you tap out.

    2. You might want to try Hiro's Yakko-San at 17040 West Dixie Hwy. Try one of the local whole fish like Golden Tile or Hog Fish if available. This is considered one of the best restaurants in Miami and is also open late.

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      1. re: scscr

        Ill have to second Yakko-san...the place has ruined me forother sushi places

      2. Has anyone tried Bar Rosso?

        1. In addition to the suggestions made here, which are good ones (Bourbon Steak, Neomi's, Naoe, Yakko-San) , I would add Timo in Sunny Isles (nice classy place, great food, most entrees under $30), Gourmet Diner on Biscayne around 135th St. (French bistro fare in an old-school diner), Petit Rouge on Biscayne, same area (French). If you like dim sum, Hong Kong Noodles on 163rd St. (not fantastic, only if you have a real dim sum craving).

          1. il Migliore is on Miami Gardens Drive just west of Biscayne.
            Always have good food for lunch and dinner