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Aug 20, 2012 06:27 PM

Aventura - Help?

I am going to be at Turnberry Resort for a work conference next month, and I'm trying to figure out where a group of us (6) can go for dinner for the three nights we are there. One night we are going to Bourbon Steak, but what should we do the other two nights. We will not have a rental car, but are willing to take cabs if its not too far away. I've done some research, and I can't find a lot on restaurants near the resort. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Bourbon Steak is the right call. After that, there's Hiro's Yakko-San in North Miami Beach, Chef Philip Ho in Sunny Isles for dim sum (also good for dinner so I've heard), Timo in Sunny Isles. There's also Il Mercato in Hallandale and Petit Rouge in North Miami which are both decent.

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    1. re: Frodnesor

      I heard rumor that Mike and Chef Emily were no longer affiliated with Il Mercato. Can anyone confirm this?

      1. re: The Chowfather

        Story I'm getting is that Mike has left Il Mercato to start his own cafe -- possibly named DBA Cafe? -- on Federal above Sunrise and just south of 26th, in Fort Lauderdale, near the Whole Foods Market/Dick's Sporting Goods area. Emily, as far as I hear, is still at Il Mercato.

        Take it for what it's worth, don't quote me, YMMV, etc.

        1. re: southocean

          Hey who cares about Mike, ok he is a nice guy but the chef is Emily and divorced or not she is still there, so do not miss il mercato, good food and wine, its not a big place so its better to make a reservation

      2. Check out Timo in Sunny Isles...Not too far from Aventura.

        1. Pilar in Aventura is always good...I second Timo if you want a short ride.

          1. If you're not opposed to going to the mall, try Grill on the Alley.

            1. 9 miles south on US1 is a great place called Soyka. Casual yet upscale, well-priced, delicious food, attentive staff, live jazz on weekend. There is a great unique outside pizza place across the way from it called Andiamo too. There is also a sushi restaurant on the same block as Soyka. So, if you can't decide it's the perfect place for everyone to get what they want - it's worth the trip.

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              1. re: TheSpiceQuarter

                There are easily a dozen places I can think of within 10 miles of Aventura that are better than Soyka. There is no way I would ever recommend anyone travel from Aventura just to go there.