Miami Spice kicks off this weekend, and your Belle Isle Blog wanted you to know the dining deals within a walk from your island.
This year, the dining event organized by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau pegs prices at $22 for lunch and $35 for dinner for three-course meals during August and September.
The South Beach list is a good one, and includes the Lido at The Standard and Sardinia as the two closest places to home. There are some omissions — like nearby Altamare — but what can you do?
Here’s who’s in as of today, listed in order of walking distance from your Belle Isle door:
— Lido at the Standard, every night, dinners only.
— Sardinia Enoteca, all days for lunch, Sunday-Thursday for dinner.
— Baire’s Grill on Lincoln Road, Sunday-Thursday only, lunch and dinner.
— Quattro on Lincoln Road, Monday-Friday only for lunch, Sunday-Thursday only for dinner.
— Meat Market on Lincoln Road, Sunday-Thursday, dinner only.
— Sushi Samba Dromo on Lincoln Road, Sunday-Thursday, dinner only.
— Yuca on Lincoln Road, all nights, dinner only.
If you make your way to the east end of Lincoln Road and the Collins Avenue hotels, you can choose from Bistro One at the Ritz Carlton, the Blue Door at the Delano, or Bond Street, or The Restaurant at the Setai, or Mr. Chow at the W, or Emeril’s at The Lowes, or The Raleigh. And OLA is on the list, as are a bunch of places on Ocean Drive and north of Dade Boulevard on Collins. You have Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian on West, and the Forge on 41st St., and all of the Fontainebleau restaurants.
Here’s the complete list for Miami Beach and the mainland.