My kids and I have had a rough year and we're headed to South beach for Martin Luther King weekend and a little R&R. We are staying at the Loews without a car, getting in Friday night around 9 PM and leaving Monday afternoon.
We are used to good restaurants in Philadelphia and NY. My kids are 15 and 21 and eat and appreciate just about anything. Since dining out will be the major part of our night entertainment, I am looking for fun places and great atmosphere. Outside dining would be a plus since we'll be coming from snow-covered Philadelphia.
I have been warned how expensive SoBe is and I am prepared to pay during this special trip.
What would be a great first night stop after we check in to the Loews? Preferably, within a safe walk from the hotel? It would probably be close to 10 o'clock.
We have been to an Emeril's in Orlando before and were not that impressed so we probably won't try the one at the Loews.
For Saturday and Sunday nights, I'm considering Barton G for the pure fun factor. I have read all the cons, but I do think my kids would enjoy. I've also heard good things about WISH but worried it might be a bit too romantic?
Is there a Cuban restaurant close by with great food and atmosphere? I love Alma de Cuba here in Philly with Chef Rodriguez. How are his places in Miami?
Everyone I talk to here says I have to go to Joe's Crab for stone crabs. We love seafood but do we have to go to Joe's?
Please, any help would be so appreciated. We need some fun. Thanks.