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La Provence Artisanal French Bakery & Cafe, South Beach, FL

La Provence Artisanal French Bakery & Cafe, South Beach, FL

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Dishes not to miss: Breakfast sandwiches, pastries

 

La Provence  is a great breakfast spot right in the midst of South Beach, FL. You will always find a long line at their counter for it’s readymade bakery items such as pastries and cakes. It also serves a decent breakfast featuring sandwiches, quiches, and eggs in many styles.
 
La Provence boasts as being an authentic French bakery – I don’t know how fine the food is but the attitude is certainly French! Customer service and politeness is not on their to-do list for sure!

However, for the offerings it has, that hardly makes a difference. La Provence offers an awesome break from the beach, for a quick bite and a good cup of coffee at an affordable price point.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Breakfast Sandwich

 

Eggs Benedict

 

Croque-Madame

 

Fresh Fruit Tart

 

Royal Chocolate Cake

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* Restaurant Name
La Provence
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
French
* Street Address
1629 Collins Avenue , Miami Beach, FL 33139
* Phone
(305) 538-2406
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The Delano Hotel, South Beach, FL: Food

The Delano Hotel, South Beach, FL: Food

 

 

 

Food: ☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆☆ 

Ambiance: ☆☆☆ ☆ 

Cost: $$$

Dishes not to miss: Eggs Benedict, Fried Spicy Shrimp

 

South Beach, Miami, is the ultimate party destination. In choosing where to stay, I would highly recommend the Delano Hotel, a gorgeous boutique hotel in South Beach, Miami. Read the rest of this entry

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Lario’s on the Beach, South Beach, FL

Lario’s on the Beach, South Beach, FL

 

 

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Food: ☆ ½

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Dishes not to miss: Cuban sandwich

 

All foodies…beware of dinning on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami!

I didn’t listen…. I figured with all the hype about Lario’s being Gloria Estefan’s Cuban eatery – how bad could it possibly be.

It was really really bad!! This place is a classic tourist trap!

 

Lario’s is a great place to hang out at to knock back a few drinks and swing your hips to the booming Latin beats as the place turns into a makeshift salsa club. But if its good eats you are looking then this is not the place for you.

At Lario’s……the rhythm is gonna get you…not the food!!

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Enchilada De Camaron shrimp cuban criolla

Sándwich Cubano

Pescado A La Plancha

Frijoles Negros with Maduros (fried sweet plantains with cup of black beans)

 

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* Restaurant Name
Larios On The Beach
* Overall
★★☆☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Cuban
* Street Address
1300 Ocean Dr , Miami Beach, FL 33139
* Phone
(305) 532-9577
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Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami, FL

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami, FL


 
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Food: ☆☆☆☆ 1/2

Service: ☆☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Dishes not to miss: Pan Onion fried chips, Heirloom tomato salad with burrata, Tangerine creamsicle pot de creme
 

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is possibly one of the best food experiences Miami has to offer. Set in the funky Design District, Chef/Owner Michael Schwartz has created a casual bistro, which is an ode to “Genuine Food & Drink”.

Michael Schwartz is a leader in the farm to table movement and was recently awarded the prestigious 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South.

Schwartz’s passion for the freshest, finest ingredients is evident in the truly superb fare he has to offer. Each dish is composed in honor of every component that has been utilized. The results are just divine.

I love that there are no pretensions here. People come here to enjoy simple New American, ingredient-driven cuisine at really affordable prices and I’m all about that!

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

THICK CUT POTATO CHIPS WITH PAN FRIED ONION DIP

 

LOCAL HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD WITH BURRATA

 

SHITAKE MUSHROOM WITH CAVE AGED GRUYERE PIZZA

 

PAN ROASTED POULET ROUGE CHICKEN WITH WOOD ROASTED ASPARAGUS

 

FRESH CHOPPED SALAD WITH GRILLED SWORDFISH

 

CHOCOLATE CREMOSO

 

TANGERINE CREAMSICLE POT de CRÈME

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* Restaurant Name
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
American New / American Traditional
* Street Address
130 Northeast 40th Street , Miami, FL 33137
* Phone
(305) 573-5550
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Casa Tua, South Beach, FL

Casa Tua, South Beach, FL

 

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Food: ☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Dishes not to miss: Seared Lamb Chops

 

Casa Tua, is a delightful Italian-style eatery in the heart of South Beach, which is set in a gorgeous Mediterranean-style house/ hotel. This restaurant flows through various parts of the house, where each area is decorated with intimate elegance. We dined in the charming outdoor garden area.
 
Casa Tua lived up to my expectations in its ambience and charm but disappointed when it came to service and food. Most of the dishes just failed to impress. The seared lamb chops was the one dish that really stood out but the rest of the food fell rather flat. The service was rather unimpressive too. At a place like this, you expect to be indulged in every way – no such luck here.

For the price point and the hype, I really think Casa Tua was unsuccessful at reaching its true potentiality.

Here is some of what we ate:

 

SEARED LAMB CHOP

 

RICOTTA CAVATELLI


 

TAGLIOLINI WITH MAINE LOBSTER WHITE ASPARAGUS SAUCE


 

WARM CHOCOLATE MELTDOWN


 

ROSEMARY CRÈME BRULEE


 

VANILLA PANNA COTTA

 

 

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* Restaurant Name
Casa Tua
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Italian
* Street Address
1700 James Ave , Miami Beach, FL 33139
* Phone
(305) 673-1010
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