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ISO restaurant/neighborhood recs for 3-day business trip

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ISO restaurant/neighborhood recs for 3-day business trip

erh909 | Jul 6, 2010 02:07 PM

Six people from my office are travelling to Miami at the end of August for a 3-day business trip, and I was hoping to get recommendations for individual restaurants or (ideally) a neighborhood where we could find three or four good restaurants for lunch or dinner (and maybe some places to grab a quick breakfast) within walking distance of a decent hotel.

Here are our parameters:
No dietary restrictions
Need to keep breakfast and lunch (combined) under $30ish per person
Dinners can go up to $40-$50 per person including drinks
Hoping for at least one Cuban restaurant in the mix, more would be great, or anything else with a local flavor
If possible, hoping to find dinner options that aren't too loud, where we could hang out at a table for an hour or so without causing trouble--we usually hold informal debrief sessions over dinner

Our junior staff members have been lobbying heavily for Miami Beach, but my concern is that we'd be paying a lot for the location and wouldn't get as much for our money in terms of food or hotel in that part of town. (Feel free to correct me if this is a false assumption.) Boring old people like myself are mainly looking for good restaurants within a short walk and maybe an interesting neighborhood to wander around in the morning/evening (we'll be stuck in meetings all day). Our meetings are all over Miami so there's no one location that's ideal.

Thanks in advance!

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