jack
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    September 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 21, 2015
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Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel brings the celebrated flavors of BLT Steak to South Beach. Located in the newly remodeled Betsy Hotel, BLT Steak showcases Tourondel's signature warm popovers and specially selected Wagyu, Kobe and Certified Angus Beef. In addition to seasonal blackboard specials, the menu also offers fresh fish including Sauteed Dover Sole and Tuna Tartare with avocado and soy-lime dressing. Amidst the bustling atmosphere of South Beach, guests at BLT Steak can enjoy a meal al fresco on the restaurant's 80-seat patio perfectly situated on Ocean Drive, providing picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and a one-of-a-kind BLT experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A great way to have a leisurely weekday lunch as the weather was perfect while sitting on the deck. Enjoy great food and a relaxing time."
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Lure Fishbar South Beach is a seafood restaurant serving the freshest fish available from local and global markets. We also feature a full sushi and raw bar program - and for those that love steak, we do that too. The restaurant features a main dining room and patio that overlooks the ocean and a separate terrace for both cocktails and dining.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Of course if you are staying at a nearby hotel on business and there is no limit to your expense account you can splurge at Lure. Portions are small, spicy and you leave feeling unsatisfied with a much lighter wallet. Locals can only go on special occasions as Lure does not have " neighbor friendly" prices."
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2006
Special Features: special occasion
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Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel brings the celebrated flavors of BLT Steak to South Beach. Located in the newly remodeled Betsy Hotel, BLT Steak showcases Tourondel's signature warm popovers and specially selected Wagyu, Kobe and Certified Angus Beef. In addition to seasonal blackboard specials, the menu also offers fresh fish including Sauteed Dover Sole and Tuna Tartare with avocado and soy-lime dressing. Amidst the bustling atmosphere of South Beach, guests at BLT Steak can enjoy a meal al fresco on the restaurant's 80-seat patio perfectly situated on Ocean Drive, providing picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and a one-of-a-kind BLT experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A perfect weather day to sit on the terrace and enjoy varied well prepared brunch type items."
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Verde, located in the new Pérez Art Museum Miami with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay, is a modern, casual restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is locally inspired featuring dishes prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Hand-crafted specialty cocktails and a select list of food friendly wines complement the creative cuisine. For those on the go, Verde’s coffee bar serves pastries and sweets, fresh juices, sandwiches and salads, artisanal cheeses and specialty coffee drinks.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"While most people come to look at the art Verde is definitely worth the trip for an enjoyable relaxing brunch or lunch. Food well prepared and of good quality."
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Situated in the posh South of Fifth neighborhood, Chicago-based Siena Tavern brings a much-needed addition to South Florida’s growing culinary landscape. Offering fresh, inventive cuisine and a comfortable atmosphere, DineAmic Group & renowned Top Chef Fabio Viviani’s palate-pleasing celebrated Italian menu will leave patrons asking for more. Boasting flavors unique to Viviani’s native Italy, the delicious dishes and refreshing atmosphere at Siena Tavern are destined to become the preferred dining destination for both locals and tourists.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"With great expectation for a new Italian place in SOBE the food doesn't disappoint however there are a few areas that need improvement.
It is super cold inside because the AC is cranked high as the doors to the outside are left open.
Also the valet was understaffed as there was only one runner for the entire Saturday night and I had to wait ten minutes with the car before an attendant could take it to garage and another twenty to get it after dinner. The desk staff was indifferent to the fact that the wait was so long.
"
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Catalyst Restaurant is a reflection of Chef/Owner William Kovel’s passion for simple, delicious food delivered with warm service in a comfortable, modern environment. The modern American cuisine begins with exceptional products centered on locally grown organic produce and wild and farm raised food from sustainable practices. With an ever-changing menu, Catalyst celebrates each season by featuring the best ingredients from a wide range of farms and food producers in the region.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food can be rich so be sure to "match" according to both your tastes and not to overwhelm you."
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
0points
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The All American Bistro! Featuring American Comfort Food with an amazing twist. Get prepared for Flavor, Presentation and a Restaurant that just does not know how to say NO! City Hall the Restaurant will allow you to be who you are and have fun in the process. We are here to always make you feel welcomed and that you are part of the party.<br />Lets Not Take Life So Seriously!<br />HAVE FUN AND JOIN THE PARTY!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2006
Special Features: late-night find
0points
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SPIGA OPENED IN DECEMBER 1995, BY CHEF ROBERTO LEGRAND,<br />who now manages it. Over the years SPIGA SUCCESS has been established on simplicity and personality of the dishes in a romantic, cozy and charming atmosphere that reminds THAT REMINDS US OF OLD ITALIAN VILLAS.ACCORDING TO SOUTH FLORIDA GOURMET MAGAZINE, “THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW THAT SPIGA EXISTS AND SERVES EXCEPTIONAL ITALIAN CUISINE”.SPIGA’S CUSTOMERS ARE VERY DIVERSE PEOPLE.<br /> EVERY NIGHT ANONYMOUS LOVERS AND FAMOUS PEOPLE OF ARTS AND BUSINESS COME TO THE RESTAURANT IN SEARCH OF GOOD FOOD.<br />FOR ALL OF THEM, SPIGA OFFERS ITS TRADITIONAL MENU BUT ALSO A SECOND CHOICE OF “SPECIALS”, INCLUDING FRESH PASTA, FISH, MEAT, RISOTTO, APPETIZERS AND DESSERTS ALL MADE DAILY AT SPIGA.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
nice patio
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Outside dining is in tight quarters but a very pleasant place for home style Italian cooking"
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Sister restaurant to the popular New York and London locations, Bar Boulud, Boston at Mandarin Oriental, Boston is a French-inspired bistro and wine bar located in the heart of Back Bay on Boylston Street. Chef Daniel Boulud and Chef de Cuisine Aaron Chambers offer locally inspired seasonal dishes, traditional French bistro fare and an impressive selection of famed house-made terrines and pâtés by Parisian Charcutier, Gilles Verot. Additionally the menu features a handful of signature sausages and burgers, adding an American touch to this French inflected bistro and wine bar. An impressive wine cellar spotlights wines from Burgundy and the Rhóne Valley , including many fine selections by the glass. The interiors are inspired by a contemporary take on the craft of winemaking to create a comfortable and welcoming surrounding for a unique and intimate experience. Bar Boulud serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, all-day dining is also available at the bar. Walk-ins are encouraged.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
It Takes Time
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"While the food service was slow the servers were attentive and never was the water glasses empty.
The burger was a bit messy as the roll was not adequate and rather stale . Will try an entrée another time.
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Dined on 11/25/2014
 2006
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Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel brings the celebrated flavors of BLT Steak to South Beach. Located in the newly remodeled Betsy Hotel, BLT Steak showcases Tourondel's signature warm popovers and specially selected Wagyu, Kobe and Certified Angus Beef. In addition to seasonal blackboard specials, the menu also offers fresh fish including Sauteed Dover Sole and Tuna Tartare with avocado and soy-lime dressing. Amidst the bustling atmosphere of South Beach, guests at BLT Steak can enjoy a meal al fresco on the restaurant's 80-seat patio perfectly situated on Ocean Drive, providing picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and a one-of-a-kind BLT experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
QUALITY BRUNCH
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"You can't beat the well prepared freshest ingredients used to make the brunch items at BLT. Lots of choices!"
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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