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Where would you go for the best breakfast and dinner in Miami?

kristaneon Jan 1, 2013 11:11 AM

I am staying at the Mondrian so anywhere close to there would be great. Thank you for your advice in advance.

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    AubWah RE: kristaneon Jan 1, 2013 11:22 AM

    Go to chalan on the beach. The lomo Saltado and ceviche mixto are outstanding and the sangria is very good. Not far walk from Mondrian. Have you done joes take away? It's a classic, get a pound of peel n eat shrimp and a slice of the world famous key lime pie. Hidden gem Italian restaurant called Sylvano comes highly recommended as well, don't miss the homemade pasta.

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      tpigeon RE: AubWah Jan 2, 2013 05:44 AM

      Macchialina is better than Sylvano's and much closer.

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      AubWah RE: kristaneon Jan 1, 2013 11:24 AM

      For breakfast try the apple a day health food store. Very close to Mondrian. Get their acai bowl, it comes with the best granola I've had. It's $10, but so unique and delicious it's worth it.

      1. kristaneon RE: kristaneon Jan 1, 2013 11:54 AM

        Amazing thank you! I have never been to Miami so will make sure I try these. I found a good review of Yardbird online, do you know if it is worth trying too?

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          tpigeon RE: kristaneon Jan 1, 2013 06:34 PM

          Macchialina is very close to you and worth trying. Better than Yardbird.

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            LargeLife RE: tpigeon Jan 2, 2013 06:40 AM

            Follow tpigeon.....she knows.....she really knows.....

            Ft. Pierce, FL

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              kristaneon RE: tpigeon 1 day ago

              Damn we went to Yardbird on my friend's preference and it was, well, just OK :( You REALLY do know! x

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              AubWah RE: kristaneon Jan 2, 2013 06:12 PM

              By all means try macchialina if you are looking to spend $30-50 per entree. I'm certainly not. I'll stick to my $5 boot of peroni and $12 fresh pasta on a beautiful private deck

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                tpigeon RE: AubWah Jan 3, 2013 08:22 AM

                There is no entree at Macchialina that is $50. They top out in the low $30's. If you want to eat and drink (pizza, peroni and oysters) cheaply at Macchialia, go during happy hour which ends at 8. Their pastas are pricey, but they are superior to Sylvano's.

                The best value of the pastas is the lasagna. Their pork chop is the best on the beach now. It is a large portion that comes in at $26.

                Furthermore, it is walking distance from the mondrian where Sylvano's is not.

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                  kristaneon RE: tpigeon Jan 3, 2013 06:00 PM

                  Thank you to all for your advice, we arrive tomorrow so will report back. I have one more question I would love your feedback on....

                  Where is the absolute best and hippest restaurant in Miami right now?? I am meeting a friend who wants to be taken to the place to be .... but loves good food - any tips? Thank you!

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                    tpigeon RE: kristaneon Jan 3, 2013 06:28 PM

                    Probably Bazaar

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                      kristaneon RE: tpigeon 1 day ago

                      Hello! Just to let you know we went to Bazaar and it was brilliant, thank you so much for your help x

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                        tpigeon RE: kristaneon about 22 hours ago

                        No problem, what is weird is that your reply is a year and a half after the thread started, is this a bug?

                        Bazaar is still good btw...

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                      Blind Mind RE: kristaneon Jan 4, 2013 06:13 AM

                      second Bazaar

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                        taiga RE: Blind Mind May 2, 2014 10:45 AM

                        Eater addresses hip.

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