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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Miami

I can’t think of worse city to visit, but this gal is not only going, she wants to eat. Help her just in case she manages to find her way out of the airport.

Hi! I have never been to Miami and my two best friends and I are going to be there for five days! Can you ask your readers to suggest places for us to eat and dance? We have a car and will be at the Grand Beach Hotel on Miami Beach! Thanks!

I’m clueless.

13 comments on “Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Miami

  1. Was there last week and ate ate Michy’s (Biscayne and 69th)– owned by Michelle Bernstein, and it was great! Also ate downtown at Il Gabbiano. Really, really good italian, but pricey. Hadn’t been to Miami for a few years — was sorry to see Mark’s and Norman’s had closed. Both were great. Also ate at Emeril’s at the Lowe’s on South Beach a while back — worth a try. FOr breakfast, hit the News Cafe on Ocean Drive. GOod food, great place to people watch

  2. For casual, I enjoy Nexxt Cafe on Lincoln Road, and for Cuban, Gloria Estefan’s Lario’s on the Beach. Breakfast at News Cafe.

  3. I also strongly recommend OLA at the Sanctuary Hotel. The food and cocktails are amazing. I’ve recommended it to so many friends who have all loved it too.

  4. Worth the drive: Versailles on Calle Ocho. It’s a place where everybody eats. The mayor and the mayor’s yardman, tourists and locals. Real Cuban fare, large portions and good prices. Utterly unpretentious.

  5. We ate at a really fun Greek restaurant called OPA a few months ago. It has GREAT Greek Food and a fun atmosphere including tons of shots of uzo and belly dancers.

    I second Espagnola Way…ca couple great places…

    For dancing, go to Mangos. Super crazy and fun.

    Also, try using the website YELP for some good ideas and hot spots.

  6. The patio @ Smith & Wollensky at sunset,
    Mr Chow at W, Nobu at Shoreclub,
    Montys at Miami Beach Marina

  7. Ate at Little Havana on Biscayne earlier this month. What a great restaurant/food/service and crowd. The place was busy at 4pm! (not with early bird senior citizens either!)