Group Dinner Recs in Miami
My board of directors is having a meeting at the InterContinental in Miami, and I need a rec for a group dinner on a Monday night.
There will be 10 of us, and we all work in the travel industry so everyone is a pretty sophisticated eater. But we do have at least one vegetarian (no meat or fish) and one vegan so it will have to be a place with a decent choice of menu items for them.
Price isn't too much of an issue, and I'd favor restaurants that cater to professionals rather than tourists - we'll all be in business casual wear.
We can cab it anywhere within about five miles.
Thanks for any suggestions!
Sustain is a great call. I'd also suggest Azul in the Mandarin Oriental if it's open Monday. It doesn't have a long extensive menu but they'll happily cater to vegetarian / vegan esp. with some advance notice.
Within very easy walking distance: Il Gabbiano (Italian that I'm sure can accomodate your vegan diners)
Within an easy but longer walk: db bistro moderne at the JW Marriott Marquis will satisyf the sophisticated eater requirement and will probably be able to work with vegans. Across the street at the Epic Hotel are Zuma, which may be too clubby for a Board, and Area 31, a seafood restaurant which has a private dining room that you may be able to get on a Monday fairly easily.
Thanks everyone for the recs. We ended up at Altamare in South Beach and were very pleased. They took care of us, and the food was very nice. The vegetarian was pleased (the vegan was a no-show).