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60th Birthday Celebration

Beachowolfe Jan 14, 2014 12:15 PM

Looking for something nice to do with a small, 10-15 person group for my Mother's 60th birthday.

One of my aunts suggested an intercoastal dinner cruise. How is the food on these things? The harbor cruise in Boston is disgusting. Can I expect the same in FL?

Is there some outdoor space that we could rent with an "in house" caterer?

What about other fun spots? Museums, theaters, etc. that might have unique dining spaces that aren't outrageously expensive.

I realize I can always fall back on a private restaurant room but I'd really like to find something more celebratory. Thanks!

  1. The Chowfather Jan 14, 2014 01:34 PM

    what area?

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    1. re: The Chowfather
      Beachowolfe Jan 14, 2014 05:50 PM

      Lauderdale

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      rebus1805 Jan 15, 2014 06:11 PM

      Have lunch at Verde, the restaurant at the new art museum, the PAMM, in downtown Miami. The views are breathtaking and the food and service quite good. Moderate prices. Dinner only on Thursdays. You look east down Government Cut and often cruise ships are in port. World class architecture. You do not have to pay admission to the museum to eat at the restaurant. Avoid the dinner cruises as they are total ripoffs.

      Juvia at 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach has fabulous views of South Beach (same architects as the museum). Good food and expensive.

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        rebus1805 Jan 15, 2014 07:39 PM

        Sorry, I did not see that you wanted a Fort Lauderdale venue for your birthday celebration.

        1. Beachowolfe Jan 21, 2014 12:25 PM

          Bump... could really use some help. Even with just a decent Ft. Lauderdale restaurant that might have a private room. (Verde would have been really cool but not sure about driving down that way).

          Las Olas threads aren't turning up much- is the whole street just overrated/overpriced places?

          What about Hollywood? Weston?

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            Mat Josher Jan 21, 2014 02:02 PM

            I know Texas de Brazil has private rooms. I've never tried the food.

            1. re: Mat Josher
              Beachowolfe Jan 21, 2014 07:45 PM

              lulz

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                tlubow Jan 22, 2014 05:14 AM

                Timpano on las olas has a private room.

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