I just moved to Miami from NY a few weeks ago and have already had the pleasure of dining at Michael's Genuine, Sra Martinez, Matsuri, Graziano's, Sardinia, and many others.
My parents are coming to visit (from NYC) next weekend and they (like me) are incredibly obsessed with good food and wine. They also value good service, ambiance, and the ability to hear one another at dinner. My dad requested that I take him to "real Miami" restaurants, i.e. not something he would find in NY...oh, and he doesn't want rice & beans or to go to Joe's Stone Crab.
Here's my tentative list for the meals:
Thursday night: Francesco's
Friday lunch: Michael's (whlie exploring the Design District)
Friday dinner: Prime 112 (this may upset their eardrums, but I wanted to throw a scene-y place in the mix and it was recommended as a hot spot (I've never been)).
Saturday lunch: Thinking something ethnic
Saturday night: Michy's
Sunday lunch: No idea. My dad requested steak, but generally a big meal since they probably won't eat for the rest of the day. They do not like brunch, and don't want to go to a restaurant that serves brunch.
Given my limited knowledge of the Miami restaurant scene, I would love any opinions on my list and any alternatives that might be better. Thanks!