Help! Anyone have a good recommendation for a romantic dinner spot in South Beach for next weekend? My husband and I will be in town from New York City for our honeymoon and were considering a few places, but it sounds like there have been some closures and changes in staffing of late.
We'd like a place with good food (we'll try most anything though vegetarian is probably lowest on our list!) first and foremost, but outdoor seating in a romantic setting would also be nice for the occasion. Close to our hotel (the Raleigh) is key since we won't have a car, but if there's someplace really good and reachable by cab that's OK too.
After surfing around this board for a bit I've come up with a few options but would love some input. 1. Maison d'Azur. Any thoughts? We love food and will spend for this occasion but I don't know what kind of ambience the place has (or if we could even get a reservation at this late date). Love Anthony Bourdain and Les Halles and heard the chef worked under him. 2. I've heard mixed reviews about the Raleigh's restaurant and that there's a new chef. Anyone been lately? (Maybe this is more of a lunch or breakfast spot?) 3. Wish sounds romantic and we'd love to eat outside but the reviews there sound mixed too. 4. Casa Tua sounds romantic but like the food is sub-par. 5. Table 8 seems to be getting some good reviews. Would this be a romantic spot? 6. Sardinia sounds like the best food in town, but is it special enough for this occasion? Maybe for dinner on on one of the nights we're in town, though? Is this reachable from our hotel?
Any other thoughts, maybe something new that out-of-towners like us wouldn't know about?
Thanks in advance for any input!