jack
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  • First Review
    November 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 15, 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"BLT is for any occasion; quality food both lunch and dinner. This particular visit was for a lunch with friends who enjoyed the great food while sitting on scenic Ocean Drive."
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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American cuisine with European accents, served in a spacious room with soaring ceilings, gorgeous theatrical vintage posters.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Met a group for late lunch and had fantastic service, food and were never rushed out. Glad we had a place to chat as it was so cold out to move to another place and the staff accommodated us. That's the way to win repeat customers."
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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American cuisine with European accents, served in a spacious room with soaring ceilings, gorgeous theatrical vintage posters.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"always consistently good food and prompt service. Location is perfect for before or after theatre."
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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"Just a heartbeat away from the buzz of Broadway and the vibrant energy of Hell’s Kitchen, Etcetera Etcetera is a modern and cozy oasis of culinary delights – the perfect place for pre-dinner cocktails, post-theatre dinners and everything in between. Owner Daniele Kucera has drawn on his own unique cultural heritage and many years of restaurant expertise to create a warm sanctuary of elegant dining. With its sleek, gorgeous interior and sharp, friendly staff, Etcetera Etcetera has become a heavenly haven and shimmering neighborhood fixture for both discriminating New Yorkers and curious tourists. In addition to mouth-watering favorites such as Scialatielli, Grouper and Skirt Steak, there are always fresh and innovative options on the seasonal menus, and the outgoing staff is always good for a tasty recommendation. Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner, planning a large party or just want to grab fare, you can do it all in grand style at Etcetera Etcetera."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Easy post theatre place that provides quality food and prompt service."
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, late-night find
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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 destination serving the freshest selections available from local and global markets. Featuring a full Sushi and Raw Bar program - and for those that love steak, we do that too. The restaurant offers 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.
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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
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