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Epicure33 May 20, 2011 05:04 PM

HI there,

Going to be in Miami in June... I have been to the Nobu there many times and enjoyed it, wondering if I shoudl try Mr Chow instead? I know it isnt Japanese!

I am staying at the W and have heard Solea is great?

Also thinking Casa Tua an old Favourite.

Any thoughts on Eos at the Viceroy? Looks great for lunch or dinner or even sundowners?

So that is 4/5 restos for 4 nights, would be open to other great suggestions for run/romance!!

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    Epicure33 RE: Epicure33 May 20, 2011 05:05 PM

    on and for steak place?? BLT or Prime 112???

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    Prime 112 Restaurant
    112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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      tpigeon RE: Epicure33 May 21, 2011 02:47 PM

      blt has better steak than prime 112. Frankly, the ribeye at sardinia (an italian restaurant) is better than both of them. Prime 112 has good other dishes (excellent mac & cheese and onion soup, very good seabass and some good desserts) -- I am not thrilled with their steak. My favorite thing at blt is their popovers given for free at the beginning of the meal. My favorite bread in miami by a good margin.

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      Prime 112 Restaurant
      112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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        kumajo RE: Epicure33 May 23, 2011 12:54 PM

        If you can make the trek to Aventura, I prefer Bourbon Steak though the scene is lacking. Also, check out Scarpetta at Fontainebleu if you want a nobu-esque sobe Italian dining experience. Granted these are both NYC imports, but I prefer them to the P112 and Casa Tua local equivalents. Sardinia (Italian) is great, too.

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        Bourbon Steak
        19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180

        Casa Tua
        1700 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

      2. Frodnesor RE: Epicure33 May 21, 2011 06:33 AM

        Solea was very good when I went, but the chef who was in the kitchen when I was there (Marc Vidal) has left for NY. Very well may still be worth a shot, but I've not been back.

        I've not been but there's not much that appeals to me about Mr. Chow nor much that I've heard that would change my mind. If you want good Chinese food and are willing to pay for it, you should go to Hakkasan in the Fontainebleau. Beautiful space, too.

        I'd had a few hit-or-miss experiences at Eos (some things great, others not so much), and I understand that chef Michael Psilakis has disassociated himself from it (not that he was ever there much anyway). If you're going over to the mainland from South Beach, there are many other places I'd sooner go - Michael's Genuine, Sra. Martinez, Sustain, Gigi, Michy's, DB Bistro ...

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        Michy's
        6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138

        Sra. Martinez
        4000 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137

        Hakkasan
        Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

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          Epicure33 RE: Frodnesor May 23, 2011 02:01 PM

          thanks! sound like great suggestions! Any other fun spots in the Design District? Unfortunately we are there Sunday to Thursday. Are there any places for after dinner that are fun during the week??

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            Frodnesor RE: Epicure33 May 23, 2011 02:23 PM

            On the more casual end near the Design District there's Buena Vista Bistro and Buena Vista Deli (I am lukewarm at best about the Bistro, but have had very good pastries, quiches and the like at the Deli), Mandolin Aegean Bistro (not been but heard good things). I've also heard good things about Blue Piano, also nearby, as a place for good wine & beer, bar bites and live music.

            In Midtown, I neglected to mention Sugarcane, which is great (and lively bar too), also Sakaya Kitchen in Midtown (very good Korean-ish food w fresh ingredients in a counter-service format).

            Don't think that during the week vs. weekend will make much of a difference.

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            Buena Vista Bistro
            4582 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

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              tpigeon RE: Frodnesor May 23, 2011 02:50 PM

              I completely disagree on the bistro. I think it is excellent.

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                Epicure33 RE: tpigeon May 23, 2011 02:59 PM

                Any upscale suggestions in the Design District? thanks again!

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                  mikek RE: Epicure33 May 23, 2011 03:31 PM

                  Upscale as in formal or upscale as in trendy, high quality ingredients, etc. The former I am having difficulty thinking of any. As to the latter category, Michael's, Sra. Martinez and Sugarcane would all work perfectly, as would Michy's, just north of the DD.

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                  Michy's
                  6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138

                  Sra. Martinez
                  4000 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137

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