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Apr 10, 2010 11:43 AM

SOBE cheap w/in walking distance of Jackie Gleason... Ola's?

We're parking the car at the theater before the concert and want to grab some inexpensive apps nearby. Sitting at the bar is fine.

Was thinking of Ola's. Of course their on line menu doesn't have prices... Tapas seems the way to go.

Any other nearby places like that? We really don't want to mess with parking at restaurants.

thanks :)

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  1. Never mind... as usual I plan poorly and ask questions with too little time left. We're leaving Boca in 30 minutes... guess we'll wing it. :)

    Procrastinator Extraordinaire

    6 Replies
    1. re: OysterHo

      el chalan
      bbq beach
      sorry I'm late :)

      1. re: tpigeon

        Aww, thank you! You're not late, I'm just ridiculous. lol

        We went to Ola's and O. M. G. $$$$$ Ridiculous and totally took us by surprise. Delicious though. We had the octopus & crab ceviche, the mussels and shrimp ceviche, fried yucca side dish and 3 martinis. They added an 18% service charge (for a party of 2) and the bill was $103. $14 martinis are absurd, IMO.

        I had this feeling in my gut (and still do this morning) that we should have gone to El Chalan as I saw it mentioned in another post here.

        Next time...

        1. re: OysterHo

          Ya welcome to our world O-HO! It's friggin ridiculous to charge 14 for what should be a 7, maybe 8, ok 9 dollar drink and that would be pushing it! Outlandish rents have created outlandish prices whereby 14 is the norm for a martunny...the key statement you made was: "Delicious though"! I imagine the ceviche cost you about the same as the martini? That was still probably your best bet in relation to the JG Theatre unless you walked over to Lincoln Rd which was just a block south and would've provided you with a plethora of options.

          1. re: netmover

            The little ceviche apps were $16 & $18, I believe. Again, kind of high for small appetizers. They were awesome though. We were loving it! Fried yucca was great too @ $7 lol.

            Funny thing was we were to meet friends and walk to Lincoln together but the friends had to cancel and I couldn't reach them for advice (they are sobe pro's).

            I was afraid to walk Lincoln and randomly select a place as we walked. Last time I walked ocean and did that we ended up in The.Worst.Place.Ever. How do these horrible places even get a license let alone stay in biz??

            I know you want to know where we ended up on Ocean so you can point your fingers and laugh. Again, another unfortunate result of poor planning that day.

            It was...... can't remember. Looked pretty, had Moroccan type of seating outside with some middleastern type food, burgers and obligatory american food items and once inside the building/bar a two mile walk inside to the bathrooms. Don't get me started on the bathrooms. :|

            1. re: OysterHo

              Rosinella's (Italian) and Sushi Samba (Japanese/Brazilian-ish) are both on Lincoln and are located at the Fillmore (JG Theatre) end of the drag. Both are great and close. Rosinella's offers the best homeade gnocci bolognese I've ever had and it's not even on the doesn't get any more local insider than that! Sushi Samba is a little pricey, but it's solid and a great place to hang and nosh whilst watching the world go by.

              525 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    2. Incidentally, did everyone else already know that Baire's Grill (Argentine) had moved to Lincoln Road (west end near the movie theater)? I still haven't been, but never heard anything terrible about it.

      Obviously, I don't get to Lincoln Road very often any more.

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        1. re: Frodnesor

          Frod they reopened in the Funksion spot, right by the cinema They did a great job with the decor. I haven't been there to eat yet, but the food remains the same...kinda like the song!

          1. re: Frodnesor

            Baires is meh. It's reasonable for the area. Not bad but not great.

            1. re: lax2mia

              you got that right lax...not to mention it's nowhere near the JGT.

          2. I can tell you where NOT to go... Sosta. One of the worst meals I have had in Miami in a long, long time.

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            1. re: mikek

              I wonder if it's ok to start a thread of where NOT to go. Hmmm.... I think it's almost more important (sometimes)!