MIAMI/SOUTH BEACH MUST TRY RESTAURANTS
Orange County, CA Hound needs recommendations!
My wife and i will be traveling to Miami-South Beach at the end of June for our 1 year anniversary. We are both foodies and are looking for the best restaurants in the area we can dine at. We will be there for 4-5 nights. Price is not a factor or cuisine. I am allergic to lobster :(, so that's the only thing out.
Joe's stone crabs
Restaurant Michael Schwartz
Tongue & Cheek
Just north of the beach on Collins (Fontainbleau) I'd do Scarpetta, Hakkasan and Michael Mina 74.
and a 15 minute cab up Collins ave to Makoto or J&G Grill.
I highly recommend Meat Market (steak) and Yardbird (Southern) on Lincoln.
Brand new restaurant opened up where dining meets fashion called Cavalli Lounge (Italian)--on Ocean Drive.
I'm sorry Blue Herons but many recommend Joe's Stone Crabs because it's not only a South Florida landmark restaurant but also because of excellence.
While I love Monty's too, Joe's is an experience. It's a destination. The crabs there are excellent and while I've eaten Stone Crabs all over South Florida (including Monty's), for some odd reason they're just better at Joe's. I happen to believe it's the exacting temperature that they serve the crabs.
And then there's the 5-star service and ambience. There's a cool vibe there as many of South Florida's top movers and shakers always seem to be there. And then there's always the possibility of seeing a top celebrity.
Love Monty's! But Joe's Stone Crab is an institution and so many people recommend it because of its excellence of which nobody can deny.
Ft. Pierce, FL