Help with favorite restaurants in Miami/South Beach...
My Husband and I are going to be in Miami shortly.
We are going to go out to 1 or 2 nicer dinners while we are there and also want some good places to go in between that aren't super expensive (Sandwiches, or good values).
We don't mind taking a cab but would prefer closer by if possible. We are staying in South Beach.
Any recommendations? We love Italian, Sushi, Seafood, Chinese, Tapas, Steak, American, French... EVERYTHING really.
We're thinking maybe a Seafood and one Tapas but we're open to everything and anything that's good.
If I could get a couple higher end choices.
Also, I'd love some great places to eat that aren't SUPER expensive.
We want to do one or two nicer dinners and then eat well but not super pricey after that.
Really appreciate it! :)
Ugh. If you want really mediocre (at best) food, prepared and served with indifference, go to News Cafe. I went there last year or so after not having gone for nearly a decade, having witnessed its steady decline (there was once a time, a long time ago, when you could get a decent meal there). It's not good. If you want to people watch, eat elsewhere and walk Ocean Drive, or go and get a (lousy) coffee and camp out at a table like the other tourists.
Nice options: Bazaar, The Dutch, Hakkasan
Mid-range options: Altamare, Sardinia, Yardbird*, Pubbelly*
Inexpensive options: Indomania, Tap Tap, Spris (Pizza), Shake Shack (burgers), Burger n Beer Joint, A la Folie (on Espanola Way, more of a lunch spot)
*on the higher end of mid-range
I would do macaluso's market instead of meatball joint. Macaluso's market (lunch only) is a bit more expensive, but much better. I would also do My Ceviche and El Chalan over Lime, Spris and Bernies for that matter.
You may also want to consider Milos for lunch. It is really hard to find a better bang for the buck than their $24.12 lunch in SOBE.