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Hot spot/scene/amazing food places in South Beach?

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Hi everyone,

My best friend and I will be traveling to Miami for my 30th birthday. I am looking to dine out in some awesome places. Price is no object...good meals with atmosphere with a fun vibe is very important to us. (Often a lot of scene places have average food at best and we want both to wow us:)) Planning to go to Prime 112 for my actual birthday but have a couple of other evenings to fill...any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for the help!!!
Jessica

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South Beach Cafe
121 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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

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  1. Go a bit north to scarpetta and/or hakkasan in the fountainbleu.

    1. Also if you have not been to Nobu, that is an option if you have not tried their signature dishes.

      More downscale, less expensive and certainly qualify as hot spots
      Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi, Barceloneta
      Yardbird

      1. I'd recommend Hakkasan for sure. Great scene there. Same with Meat Market but you might not want to do steak again (although they have plenty of other offerings). I also like Nobu but not their sushi offerings really. Just over the 195 causeway in the Design District, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is always busy and the food is fantastic, to me the best restaurant in Miami. Just over the 395 causeway in downtown, Zuma usually has a hoppin scene and many love the food there.

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        Meat Market
        915 Lincoln road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

        Hakkasan
        Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL