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Thursday night - casual dining for 6 girls

linlin27 Aug 24, 2010 09:32 AM

6 (out of our group of 15) girls will be flying into miami on Thursday evening for the weekend. We are staying at the Gansevoort and are looking for a casual place that is within walking distance of the hotel. We just want good food that isn't going to cost us an arm & a leg and a place we don't need to wear heels to. We have expensive and "sceney" dinners on both Fri & Sat nights. Any good suggestions???

  1. Blind Mind Aug 24, 2010 11:06 AM

    Lincoln Road (between 16th & 17th St) is a short walk from your hotel (23rd St). There are many casual options there. I had a recent meal at Tiramisu that was surprisingly very good. Cafe Books & Books does some really nice dishes too. Both Tiramisu and Books & Books are great for people watching. Ice Box Cafe is a little further down, on Michigan just off Lincoln and that is a good spot for dinner and they have very good desserts.

    After dinner, there's live music Upstairs @ the Van Dyke which is also on Lincoln. Have fun!

    1. Frodnesor Aug 24, 2010 11:58 AM

      If you're here before they close for the month of September, Indomania (a few blocks north up Collins) is casual, fairly inexpensive and has great Dutch/Indonesian food. I've got some more detailed comments on it here ->

      131 26th St, Miami Beach, FL 33140

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      1. re: Frodnesor
        tpigeon Aug 24, 2010 12:02 PM

        Second indomania.

      2. l
        linlin27 Aug 24, 2010 07:43 PM

        Thanks so much for the recs!!!

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