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Bachelorette Party: Dinner and Brunch

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I'm planning a bachelorette for a group of girls (between 6-10) in June, and looking for somewhere fun and lively to do dinner on a Friday or Saturday night. We're staying at the Fontainebleau, but would like to go off property for at least one great meal.

Love your suggestions on places that will
a) give us a little bit of that Miami flavor
b) accommodate a group
c) not break the bank. Ideally like to keep this under $50/person
d) aren't TOO far from the hotel, as we'll be cabbing it

Also love any ideas for a beautiful place to have breakfast/brunch on a Sunday morning!
thanks!!

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  1. You pigeonholed yourself (pardon the pun) by staying at the Fountainbleu with the cab ride and the under $50 requirement.

    1. Just as an FYI - $50/person means an app/main/drink/tax/tip in Miami. Or sub out the app and have 2 drinks...maybe.

      Bond Street might meet your requirements price-wise and shouldn't be too bad of a cab fare. Maybe BLT too since you can fill up on popovers/chicken liver pate amuse but you can do BLT in many cities. Meat Market is another suggestion but not as "clubby" as the other 2 I mentioned. Beautiful people there though. A final alternative might be Blue Door @ Delano. It's not the greatest food but it's a beautiful space and not too too bad pricewise. You can also check out the Florida Room after.

      Honestly, you're probably best off saving the cab fare and dining @ Hakkasan in your hotel. It's the sexiest restaurant design in Miami, the food is phenomenal, and you can share dishes to save $$. Only thing is that the drinks there are pretty pricey. You can also go out to one of the clubs afterwards.

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      Meat Market
      915 Lincoln road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

      Hakkasan
      Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

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      1. re: Blind Mind

        These places are all expensive, especially Hakkasan. No way you get away with $50pp there.

        I think your best bet might be taverna opa but the cab ride is pretty far.

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        Hakkasan
        Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

        1. re: tpigeon

          You can definitely get away w/ $50pp @ Hakkasan if you dont drink many alcoholic drinks and share entrees amongst the group.

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          Hakkasan
          Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

          1. re: Blind Mind

            Hope you are not hungry...

            1. re: tpigeon

              I missed the part about no alcoholic drinks. At a bachlorette party???

      2. You could take a cab to Lincoln Road and eat at Pasha's (definitely not fine dining..but good quality) then explore the shops and stop for drinks at a place or two along the way. Alternately, try calling some of the less pretentious places on Lincoln Road, like Sushi Samba, Baires Grill, or Rosinella and ask if they offer a fixed price menu for larger parties.

        For brunch you might try the famous News Cafe, The Palace, or perhaps the Van Dyke.

        http://www.pashas.com/
        http://www.sushisamba.com/index.cfm/i...
        http://www.bairesgrill.com/
        http://www.rosinella.net/

        Good luck!

        Randy

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        Rosinella
        525 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

        Baires Grill
        1116 Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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        1. re: LiveRock

          '<script> Famous != Good </script>

          1. re: LiveRock

            Thank you all! I'm going to look into these options now.
            I do hear that Hakkasan is great, I just wanted to leave the hotel for one evening - so the bride to e doesn't get cabin fever!

            We may have use of the "house" car for the evening, so I don't want to factor in the cost of the taxi ride to the restaurant (if that opens up an options?)....

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            Hakkasan
            Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

            1. re: PennyLayne111

              Tiramisu on Lincoln is also decent food at a good price. You could also try Altamare on the other side of Lincoln Road. They have a table in the back room for larger parties.

              1. re: PennyLayne111

                If you don't have to worry about a cab, Sugarcane might be an option. If you do, it is not. Pubbelly might work too (if no cab worries), but you would definitely need to call ahead to arrange something. They normally don't take reservations and they are kind of small, but it is hopping -- beer, wine and sake only. Pubbelly can be a bit pricey depending on what you order, but can fall within your limit.

                1. re: tpigeon

                  Or....

                  WALK a few doors south to Cecconi's at the SoHo Beach House - Brunch or lunch could be lovely outside.

                  1500 at the Eden Roc is close and good too.

                  AG