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NYC Hound in Miami for a few days

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NYC Hound in Miami for a few days

Miss Needle | Apr 6, 2011 05:46 PM

Needing to escape the cold, I'll be heading to Miami in a few weeks for four days with time for four lunches and three dinners and will be renting a car. I've been to Miami many times before, but my last visit was about six years ago. Prefer lunches to be a bit more on the casual side. No price limit, but I hate overpaying for things. Also not a fan of typical brunch food -- i.e. pancakes, eggs and bacon, etc. And I'd rather not go to a restaurant that I can find in NYC -- ie. Scarpetta, Shake Shack, Nobu, etc -- though it seems like Shake Shack is one of the cheaper options in South Beach.

These restaurants are a must: Joe's (DH loves stone crabs), Michy's and Michael's Genuine.

I'm debating between these places:
Versailles(because of the whole experience -- but open to trying something else is the food is vastly superior)
Pub Belly
Chalan on the Beach
Ola
Indomania
Gigi
The Forge
Alta Mare

Any opinions on the restaurants I've mentioned previously? And any more recs?

And as I've only done Joe's take-out before, how long will the wait be on a weekend around 7P for a table?

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