40th Birthday Celebration Help
I am hoping someone can help me plan my own 40th Bday Celebration.
Although I have lived in South FL for a # of yrs, I was already done with partying when I moved here, and so I have never really experienced the "Southbeach" nightlife, hence my question.
Ideally I would like to go out on a Sat night and do one of the following:
a) Go to a restaurant where we can eat good food, but also with a nice, loungey ambiance, and good music so we can stay after dinner and continue drinking.
b) Go out for cocktails at a cool lounge/bar followed by a nice late dinner
Would anyone kindly offer suggestions? I was considering possibly going to the Fountainebleau or The Delano to experience the quintessential South FL, but I am open to suggestions...mainly I just want to have a good time :)
Thanks in advance!!!
If you do Fountainbleu:
Hakkasan (very, very expensive)
Scarpetta (very expensive) -- dish for dish probably the best Italian in town...
Dutch (pricey) (oysters, oyster sliders, pork chop and ribeye for 2), then the bar next door
Bazaar (very expensive), then Hyde or bar centro, the bar outside, or the regent cocktail club across the street
The food at the Delano is not as good as the places above...
Note, I still have not tried Restaurant Michael Schwartz, Lorenzo and Mina 74, but I would look into them as alternatives...
re: The Chowfather
Just went to Mina 74 and enjoyed the experience overall. I thought the raw bar was expensive but excellent. And enjoyed the shabu shabu (really really expensive but would order again) and the quail foie gras. The pinapple dessert and the chocolate cake were great too.
Unfortunately they overcooked my burger to the point it was too dry for me to consider it among my favorites but I still enjoyed it as there was a lot that was right about it -- the bacon the sauce the bread and how they all blended together.
At the end of the day, I think scarpetta is better, but both are very good and very different from each other.
CF, as an aside, you really need to try the new burger at pubbelly. It is killer -- go early during the week because they make limited amounts per night. I think it is on the menu permanently...at least I hope so. Ironically, much better than the burger at PB Steak.
Thanks so much for the replies! So far its between The Dutch and Mina 74...appreciate the suggestions!
"Fountainbleu Fatigue".......GREAT TERM!
OK....not too much difference between rare and medium rare....At least you weren't going for "Well Dead"....lol
3+ hour meal....wow!.....I might have needed a mid-meal nap....lol
Thanks for all your input here....always reliable...
Ft. Pierce, FL