Boston-based hound heading to Miami for a 4 day weekend. I have read most of the posts on the Florida board.
There are lots of Cuban and Caribbean places I plan on checking out (see list below) but I have never really been wowed by the high end places in S. FL. They tend to be more "Show" then "Chow". (Barton G is an example of this.)
I don't mind paying high prices if the food really "makes me hear the angels sing." Been to China Grill (eh) and lots of the usual suspects. I don't need big hunks of steak (you can get that anywhere), but is there a South Florida high end meal that is really superb?
By the by, here is my list of chow worthy places, that made my check it out list. I've been to some of these before. Please feel free to comment.
Versailles (I am not a La Carreta fan based on 1-2 so so meals.)
Los Quixotes a mile from the airport,
south on Le Jeune
Wolfie's Rascal House (Nothing like this in Boston).
Graziano's Coral Gables
394 Giralda Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33131
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Cross Street: Alhambra Street
Phone: (305) 774-3599
El Palacio de los Jugos
(on Flagler and 57th)
Caribbean Delite Indian trinidad
Caribbean Delite Restaurant
9491 SW 160th St
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
Sango for Jamaican
Sango's Jamaican & Chinese Restaurant
9485 SW 160th St, Palmetto Bay, FL
Ankarr on Kendall Dr. and 93nd Ave.
They have fine Spanish tapas, paella on the weekend
Ankarr European Pastry Shop
9710 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
La Rosa II on 7th Ave
Habana Vieja Restaurant
3622 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145-3015
very authentic, made with lots of love in
a great little atmosphere of people
Villa Habana (Cuban)
3398 Coral Way