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Best Seafood restaurant in Miami (preferably sobe)?

Staceyy Feb 10, 2013 07:04 PM

I'm going to be in Miami next week. My husband and I definitely want to have a nice dinner out with amazing seafood.
Can someone recommend a spot? We'd prefer south beach since we are staying there but we're willing to travel if the place is worthwhile :)

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    tpigeon RE: Staceyy Feb 10, 2013 07:40 PM

    Joe's Stone Crab
    Milos (expensive)
    Alta Mare

    1. Frodnesor RE: Staceyy Feb 10, 2013 10:42 PM

      Milos has outstanding fish and seafood but not local (it's all flown in from the Mediterranean mostly) and is very expensive.

      Altamare has more of a local seafood focus, nice place, bit of an Italian tilt to the menu.

      I'd also recommend Florida Cookery - it's not a "seafood restaurant" but Kris Wessel always has at least a couple local seafood dishes on the menu (and the New Orleans style BBQ shrimp are alone worth a visit).

      In the same hotel, a new seafood-focused place called Catch (NY transplant) has also opened up.

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        tpigeon RE: Frodnesor Feb 11, 2013 06:29 AM

        I have not heard amazing things about catch so far...

      2. ekutluay RE: Staceyy Feb 11, 2013 07:02 AM

        Just came back from Miami. I've been to Joe's stone crab for lunch and Milos for dinner. Both are very good. I lived in Mediterranean for 30 years and Milos can easily be a star in the region. Yes, it is very pricey but don't forget it is not cheap to have best available seafood flown directly form mediterranean to Miami. Joe's stone crabs are outragously tasty, can not get enough of them...

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          Frodnesor RE: ekutluay Feb 11, 2013 10:16 AM

          Milos actually does have a restaurant in Athens.

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            ekutluay RE: Frodnesor Feb 11, 2013 11:18 AM

            Yes, I just saw it. I was thinking that it won't survive in Greece with the Miami prices they have and I was right. Their 6-course pre-fix dinner menu in Athens is 45 Euro ($60) which includes squid, octopus, sea bass, greek salad, variety of carpaccio and tartar as well as desert. Only octopus and salad was about that price in Miami...:o)

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