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South Beach Must Trys?

Lure in your hotel
El Chalan (not seafood specifically but Peruvian which has lots of seafood dishes).
Oolite is not seafood specific but has great seafood dishes, particularly the bbq shrimp and the conch chowder.
Milos does an inexpensive lunch but it is a far walk
My Ceviche but it is quite a walk, you can get takeout there to eat at the hostel next door. The ceviche is worth it. Their other stuff is good too.

South Beach Must Trys?

Lure Fishbar

South Beach Must Trys?

Lure is in your hotel and is very good. The sushi is surprisingly good.

Oolite is another option that is not in the thread below. I like Oolite a little more than lure.


I would add otentic and el chalan (which is right near you) as cheaper casual options.

1826 is another high end option.

Recommendations near Jackie Gleason Theater?

+1 Oolite is the way to go.

Where to eat near Hilton Bentley on South Beach

My Ceviche. Stone crabs will not be in season until the 15th. You just missed them.

Where to eat near Hilton Bentley on South Beach

Sardinia is a cab ride. They can walk to macchialina (depending on how hot it will be -- it is a bit of a walk though. If you do walk walk west to alton first then north. South Beach gets wider as you go north.)

Where to eat near Hilton Bentley on South Beach

Taking the bus is a huge waste of time. I do not recommend it. Time is precious on your vacation.

Where to eat near Hilton Bentley on South Beach

My Ceviche
Tongue & Cheek
Joe's Take Away (if open)

Tongue & Cheek

Best Burger Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

Lure makes a very good burger. Based on the big mac but with superior ingredients and not fried.

I like the lechon burger but the sliders (which they unfortunately took of the menu were better).

Best Burger Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

I have not tried the Wolfgang burger. On my list.

Best Burger Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

CF, fyi pubbelly's burger is back for sunday brunch (but they added bacon to it which I think overpowers it a bit but most probably most will prefer it) -- worth trying as it is shake shack style.

Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh

I thought the food was very good there. I have not been to Michael's in the design district in a while so I cannot compare.

Sunday Night Dinner

River Oyster Bar?

Mignonette - Miami

Yes, those shrimp still blew me away even without the heads. Looking at them I did not expect much but that all changed after my first bite. I will always get this dish there.

Mignonette - Miami

I had a great meal there.

Things that stood out in no particular order:

Oysters - I give them the edge over the Dutch (which used to be my favorite) because of more variety and I like their mignonette sauce a little better. My new go to spot for them.

Peel & Eat shrimp - must get this, far better than I expected -- incredibly sweet. One request I would have is to leave the heads on though.

Oyster's Rockefeller - Best I have had of this dish.

Lobster Roll - No mayo, drawn butter.

Kaluga Caviar - I didn't know I was that fancy. I mention it here because short of buying it yourself and prepping it, it is the cheapest place I know you can get it by a good margin.

Croissants - Lobster butter and mango -- need I say more...

Lobster devilled eggs.

Prime Rib

Their lemonade is awesome too -- not too sweet.

They have the bread pudding from blue collar there which was great and so was the lemon square.

I could not believe how much they had their stuff together during the second day opening. It was like they were open for months. I got everything I ordered very quickly after I ordered it. Service was fantastic.

Michy's and Miami Spice this year?

The Dutch has always done a good job with spice. They change spice menu in September too so you can do it twice. Scarpetta might also be a good choice.

Brunch/Miami Spice questions

Pubbelly usualy has a great value on their spice

I would do the $28 or $42 dim sum brunch at Hakkasan instead of spice.

The Dutch always does spice well.

Macchialina and Tongue & Cheek for brunch in South Beach. Restaurant Michael Schwartz probably has a good brunch.

Oolite Restaurant - New from Kris Wessel - SoBe near Lincoln Road

Snapper crudo was great. Just had it.

Oolite Restaurant - New from Kris Wessel - SoBe near Lincoln Road

I just went there again and it was great again.

Black Brick

Never had a bad meal there on multiple visits. I went again yesterday for their brunch and loved every non-traditional part of it. In particular, the lobster dumplings with butter were awesome and are among the best dumplings I ever had.


The short answer is yes. I have not been but chowfather likes it. And I think Frod has been and enjoyed it.

Cheap and cheerful in South Beach

No particular order
My Ceviche
Shake Shack
El Chalan
Burger & Beer Joint
Puerto Sagua
A la Folie
Jimmy'z Kitchen
Milos has a $24 lunch
Las Olas Café
La Sandwicherie

Miami Spice 2014 Edition

Blackbrick is already priced for spice. It does not make much sense for them.

Gotham no longer exists - will become another Mina restaurant soon.

Pb Steak does spice. Sushi does not.

red light-Kris Wessel's Highly Anticipated New Spot on Biscayne

Save some shrimp bbq sauce for the ribs...

Best restaurants on Lincoln Road

Oolite, Meat Market and Shake Shack are the top 3

Post Wedding Brunch - 20-25 People

I was unaware of this. Definitely an option...

South Beach Suggestions

I notice that you don't have 1826 on your top 15. Just for the record how does it compare to Bazaar?

South Beach Suggestions

Didn't know that. Thanks.

Where would you go for the best breakfast and dinner in Miami?

No problem, what is weird is that your reply is a year and a half after the thread started, is this a bug?

Bazaar is still good btw...

South Beach Suggestions

Restaurants near you
Lure (I actually like the Dutch better but lure is right next door and is solid -- what is weird was the quality of the sushi at lure is surprisingly good -- I would eat this at the sushi bar though if you go that route)
Restaurant Michael Schwartz
You should also consider Oolite which is a little further from you.

Cheap Eats (no particular order except the first two are very near you)
El Chalan
My Ceviche
La Sandwicherie
Joe's takeout (fried chicken)
Puerto Sagua