HOME > Chowhound > Miami - Fort Lauderdale >

Discussion

Proposing in Miami - need Dinner suggestions

I will be visiting Miami with my Girlfriend for the first time and will hopefully (finger's) crossed be leaving with my Fiancé. I have no idea where I am going to propose (maybe the Vizcaya?), but I do know that I want to be dining on a tasting menu with wine pairing that night. I am chef where I'm from, so I'm looking for something that is out of this world. I am staying at 13th and Ocean Drive and I do have a vehicle but would prefer a nice stroll to and from the restaurant. Could I kindly get suggestions for a Thursday night tasting menu meal? Cheers everyone.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I can't think of a single place in Miami with a tasting menu. Just not happening in this city (for better or worse). Perhaps Palme D'Or at the Biltmore in Coral Gables is your best bet. I'd suggest NAOE if you're both adventurous sushi eaters, but not really a place you can stroll to (maybe a walk along the beach in Sunny Isles and then walking over to the restaurant).

    -----
    Palm d'or
    Coral Gables, FL, Coral Gables, FL

    NAOE
    175 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

    1. On Miami Beach you could try Casa Tua or Talula, you should call in advance but both of them will usually setup a tasting menu.

      Its a drive but I know that the Mandarin Oriental has a package where you can eat on their private beach by the water and they bring you food from Azul, which is great.

      -----
      Talula
      210 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

      Casa Tua
      1700 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

      Azul Restaurant
      500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131

      1. Congrats in advance.....you might want to try The Restaurant at the Setai. They have a tasting menu w/ wine pairings that feature Asian/Indian cuisine. If you want a $20 cab ride off the beach, consider Michy's which offers three price levels for tasting menus and the chef is considered by many to be the top chef in Miami (Michelle Bernstein).

        -----
        Setai
        101 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

        1. I would seriously consider sitting outside at Casa Tua. Perfect setting and we had a great meal there recently. I'm sure they will put together a tasting menu for you.

          -----
          Casa Tua
          1700 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

          2 Replies
          1. re: The Chowfather

            Agreed on casa tua. For this purpose, I would go there over talula (or the setai, or anywhere else in south beach) for sure, though I think the food at talula is superior and a better value in general.

            1. re: The Chowfather

              Congrats and I second, third and fourth Casa Tua.

              -----
              Casa Tua
              1700 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

            2. Congratulations! Check out Eos at the Viceroy Hotel. It is downtown Miami, on Brickell, so it is not that far away from South Beach. Eos is on the 15th Floor, and they have an outdoor patio, so you can get a great view of Biscayne Bay and the sunset (depending on what time you are there). The food is fantastic, and they do seafood, meat, soup, and desserts well. Not sure about a tasting menu. There is also a lounge with light food on the 50th floor (Club 50). Check out the restaurant menu and other photos of the hotel here: http://www.viceroymiami.com/cuisine/r...

              -----
              South Beach Cafe
              121 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139