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

OysterHo Apr 10, 2010 11:43 AM

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. OysterHo RE: OysterHo Apr 10, 2010 01:14 PM

    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

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      tpigeon RE: OysterHo Apr 10, 2010 02:49 PM

      el chalan
      bbq beach
      sorry I'm late :)

      1. re: tpigeon
        OysterHo RE: tpigeon Apr 11, 2010 06:54 AM

        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...

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          netmover RE: OysterHo Apr 13, 2010 05:45 AM

          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
            OysterHo RE: netmover Apr 15, 2010 10:05 AM

            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
              netmover RE: OysterHo Apr 16, 2010 01:18 PM

              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 menu...it 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

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                OysterHo RE: netmover Apr 16, 2010 07:58 PM

                Awesome, thank you :)

    2. Frodnesor RE: OysterHo Apr 16, 2010 01:58 PM

      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
        OysterHo RE: Frodnesor Apr 16, 2010 07:59 PM

        *makes a note* thanks!

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          netmover RE: Frodnesor Apr 18, 2010 07:13 AM

          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!

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            lax2mia RE: Frodnesor Apr 18, 2010 06:04 PM

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

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              netmover RE: lax2mia May 1, 2010 11:13 AM

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

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            mikek RE: OysterHo Apr 18, 2010 08:49 AM

            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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              OysterHo RE: mikek Apr 18, 2010 01:52 PM

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

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