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UPDATED: Dining in South Beach

lmcsherr Jan 31, 2011 11:15 AM

the info from this message: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/762538

led me to completely re-think our plans. Based on feedback and reviewing theboards, here's our eating itinerary:

Sat afternoon: window shopping on Lincoln Road
Dinner at AltaMare

Sunday Brunch: Michael's Genuine Food & Drink -- DELETE this. Need a reccomendation.
Sunday dinner: Sardinia

Mon: tour the Art Deco district; window shopping on Espanola Way, Ballet at Lincoln Center
Dinner at Solea (at the W Hotel


Tues: Wolfsonian-FIU and Lowe Art musuem
Dinner at Joe's Stone Crab

Lunch on Sat, Mon & Tues will likely be at our hotel (Loews) because this is a working trip. But if you know of a place nearby (~3 blocks) for a good sit down/take out, let me know!

As a reminder, we won't have a car and are staying in SoBe. thanks for your feedback!

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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    tpigeon RE: lmcsherr Jan 31, 2011 12:06 PM

    Michael's genuine is not in south beach. You are looking at a $50 round trip cab ride.

    The chef from solea is gone since september. I have not been since so I am not sure about this one. Before the chef left it was great.

    Sat monday tue lunch
    El Chalan
    BLT Steak
    BBQ Beach -- have not been in a while so not sure about this one
    A la folie (about 5 blocks)

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      lmcsherr RE: tpigeon Jan 31, 2011 12:22 PM

      re: Michael's. oh heck. my map reading skills are way off.

      Ok -- got an alternative for a late brunch place? we're not free till ~1pm.

      Thanks muchly for the lunch recs.

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        tpigeon RE: lmcsherr Jan 31, 2011 12:24 PM

        Ritz Carlton is probably your best bet for a formal bruch.

        I would get crepes at Otentic though (kind of a hole in the wall but great great crepes and their other stuff is very good)

        Also you could do lunch at alibi on saturday -- great sandwiches (particularly cheesesteak and shrimp po boy and cupcakes).

      2. re: tpigeon
        dmo305 RE: tpigeon Feb 3, 2011 08:38 PM

        Strongly reco BLT Steak for lunch. I like BBQ beach as well but havent been in a few months

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        miaedu RE: lmcsherr Feb 3, 2011 10:37 PM

        Some other choices:


        as for art, the lowe museum is in coral gables and not really worth it. besides the wolfsonian, these are within walking distance from your hotel:

        fun party this friday night: http://www.bassmuseum.org/event/beats...


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          tpigeon RE: miaedu Feb 4, 2011 03:48 AM

          Pubbelly, Joe Allen and BnB are pretty far for someone who is walking.

          Joe Allen Restaurant
          1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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            lmcsherr RE: miaedu Feb 6, 2011 11:15 AM

            thanks for the extra info.

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            lmcsherr RE: lmcsherr Feb 6, 2011 11:26 AM

            Oh boy -- here's hoping we can get a quick recommendation. Solea isn't open until 6pm, and our ballet is at 7pm. So, we need a dinner rrecommendation in the area of the Ballet at Lincoln Center. (I was going to put Sardinia in there, we're not going to make it tonight, but they are to far away.)

            Thanks CHs!

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              tpigeon RE: lmcsherr Feb 6, 2011 11:57 AM

              I would do a la folie on espanola way.

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                tpigeon RE: tpigeon Feb 6, 2011 12:03 PM

                If you want to do fancier, I would do BLT steak

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                  tpigeon RE: tpigeon Feb 6, 2011 12:10 PM

                  Actually, you might want to try sushi samba - it is right there and it is good. They have all kinds of dishes besides sushi.

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                    Blind Mind RE: tpigeon Feb 7, 2011 06:57 AM

                    For casual, I agree w/ A la Folie. I'd do Meat Market over BLT and Sushi Samba

                    Meat Market
                    915 Lincoln road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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                      tpigeon RE: Blind Mind Feb 7, 2011 08:42 AM

                      I wouldn't do meat market over BLT. BLT's popovers are better than anything meat market has.

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                        Frodnesor RE: tpigeon Feb 7, 2011 12:16 PM

                        BLT and Meat Market each have their virtues. True, the popovers and chicken liver mousse that start every meal at BLT Steak are alone worth a visit, but Meat Market actually has a broader, less steakhouse-y menu - and also a livelier location that BLT.

                        Meat Market
                        915 Lincoln road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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                          lmcsherr RE: Frodnesor Feb 8, 2011 11:50 AM

                          We didn't like the menu at Meat Market. Nothing specific, just a general sense of 'bleah'.

                          We ended up having lunch at Grill Fish, and dinner at The Blue Door. We enjoyed both. (full reviews will be coming post trip.)

                          Meat Market
                          915 Lincoln road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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