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Oct 4, 2011 11:20 AM

Seeking restaurant near the Adrienne Arsht Center

NYC Chowhounds coming to a show and need to meet friends for dinner before the curtain. We will be treating and would like something interesting, but not too spicy. We all like grilled fish and most ethnic foods. If there are prix fixe theater dinners in the area, that would be helpful. We'd like to keep it around $35-40 per person, if possible. Thanks, in advance, for any suggestions.

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  1. The phuc-yeah pop up restaurant is near there. Haven't been but it is getting good reviews from others on this board.

    Little lotus also gets much love but I have not been. It is in the area as well.

    Fratelli Milano - like the above I have never been but heard great things and want to go.

    You also might want to try river oyster bar which may not be terribly interesting but is very good.

    DB Bistro is too expensive. Zuma is as well.

    1. There's an incredible dearth of restaurants near the Arsht Center. The only one within walking distance is the Democratic Republic of Beer which, despite the name, isn't all that bad. There's Prelude in the Arsht Center itself that I'm not a big fan of.

      That said, you may need to expand the reach into the Design District/Midtown areas or Downtown.That opens up a lot more choices.

      1. Phuc Yea! Vietnamese pop-up in downtown Miami will be around until December.

        Nemesis Urban Bistro is also close by, eclectic menu with a South African influence.

        Little Lotus downtown I've been to a couple times and showed some promise - Japanese izakaya and sushi.

        Bin No. 18 is a place I don't get to often but would fit the bill.

        City Hall is in the right area but I was not at all excited by the food when I went there.

        Note that Phuc Yea and Little Lotus in particular will be difficult to find particularly for a non-local, they are sort of buried away inside office buildings downtown.

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        1. re: Frodnesor

          I second Bin 18. It is very close and very good.

        2. New addition to the list. Mignonette.

          Oysters, caviar, champagne, lobster... down the block

          1. I'll be getting out of an Arsht show at appx 10:30PM this Saturday (ughh Valentine's Day) evening.

            Looking for casual eats that will still be open, in the general area more or less (Wynwood, DD fine). We are staying overnight at airport area hotel so that would work too. Have car.

            These are open until 11, so probably cutting too close:

            Mignonette – Fri/Sat until 11PM

            Blackbrick – Fri/Sat until 11PM

            Little Bread Cuban Sandwich - Fri/Sat until 11PM

            Viva Mexico – Fri/Sat until 11PM

            These are open until 12, so probably best options. BUT would like a few more optios (just in case these are all still packed at 11PM due to V Day):

            Proof Pasta and Pizza – Fri/Sat until 12AM (Midnight

            Harry’s Pizzeria – Fri/Sat until 12AM (Midnight

            (Neither takes reservations for 2


            Thanks in advance.

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            1. re: CFByrne

              I liked Oak Tavern the few times I've been to the DD and they're open to midnight on Saturdays.

              1. re: CFByrne

                Mignonette is very close, as in you could park between the venue and there and walk to both no prob. But if you are arriving as they close... I don't know. I'd call and ask them for an opinion.

                If it's too tight, I'd go for Proof: you have more cushion (even though it's a 15 min drive), it's casual, and the food arrives fast. The wild card is how busy they'd be at that hour on a Saturday, and V-day to boot. Tough one.

                1. re: CFByrne

                  Proof is a solid call.

                  Edge Steak is open until 11 and the bar/bar menu until 12

                  River Oyster Bar is open until 12

                  Toscana Divino 12
         if they have a pizzette on the menu grab one.

                  Momi Ramen 5am

                  Haven't been to their new spot Momi Gyoza but hearing good things

                  Cross the Venetian and grab some Lucali. 12 do it!

                  or Pubbelly 1am

                  if you are a Peter Lugers fan hit Wolfgang's (downtown) 12

                  Hard to beat a late night db burger and charcuterie at the bar/lounge 12

                  Sugarcane Raw Bar open until 2. Chef Timon's instagram feed has been littered with great sounding specials recently

                  I hear good things about UVaggio (Gables) too 12

                  1. re: CFByrne

                    I don't know if they are still doing it but you might want to check with Macchialina. They had been doing a late night menu until 2 am.

                    1. re: CFByrne

                      You've got a lot of good ones there. You could also add to your list:

                      La Latina - good areperia, relatively close by to Arsht and open till 5am on weekends. On NE 2nd Ave. across from Midtown.

                      Limon y Sabor - decent Peruvian on Biscayne, open til midnight.

                      gastroPod - check weekend hours for the Pod 2.0 in Wynwood.

                      If you're leaving Arsht at 10:30ish, by the time you get car and get out of there you are probably not going to make places around the Gables that close at 11.

                      1. re: CFByrne

                        Thanks for all the ideas - this is a great "Late Night Miami Dining" list.

                        Proof will be my top destination, but if the line is down the street even at 11PM, I now have some excellent backup plans.

                        I could definitely be temped to cross the bay to hit Lucali or PB...

                        Or stay closer to home for many of the other options, even the $35 DB Burger...

                        And I'm angry I missed gastropod / Husk event, so due for a stop there...

                        Then there's... etc etc etc

                        PS: TP - Mach website and answering machine mention lots of meal hours but nothing about late night.