South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

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#51 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » June 10th, 2019, 10:49 am

Cafe La Buca in Pompano only $10 corkage (used to be free but they recently got a beer and wine license)

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#52 Post by Mike Rodgers » June 30th, 2019, 9:43 am

Does anyone remembers the long defunct Vinton's restaurant in the La Palma hotel in Coral Gables, Miami?
Trying to get back in touch with some members of the Chaine and the Commanderie de Bordeaux.
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#53 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » July 17th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Anybody know what the corkage policy is at Il Gabbiano in Miami?

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#54 Post by Hank Victor » July 31st, 2019, 2:28 pm

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Anybody know what the corkage policy is at Il Gabbiano in Miami?
I am pretty sure they don't allow BYOB.
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#55 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » August 1st, 2019, 4:50 am

Hank Victor wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 2:28 pm
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Anybody know what the corkage policy is at Il Gabbiano in Miami?
I am pretty sure they don't allow BYOB.
Thanks, Hank. Ken confirmed this as well.

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#56 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » August 16th, 2019, 4:41 am

La Nouvelle Maison in Boca (the excellent French restaurant with the same owners as Trattoria Romana) has corkage free Wednesdays. Otherwise, corkage is $45 (and an expensive, French-centric wine list).

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#57 Post by Barry L i p t o n » August 16th, 2019, 3:05 pm

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 8:58 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
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Barry--unfortunately, we found the food to be mediocre on a most recent visit in Jan.
Sorry to hear it. That's an anomaly, it's the best food in Delray. I dine there monthly. Only once was it less that excellent.

Was that the same visit where you said in a couple posts up that the food was quite good or did you go back again?

Service isn't always the best thought, and I often find the portion sizes on the small side, especially for the price.
Where else do you like to eat in the area, Barry?
Sorry for the late response, but for casual, El Camino has amazingly high qualifty proteins for a mexican restaurant. Living in LA I avoided Mexican restaurants in Florida, but was won over here.
Cut 432 for steak if you are into it. However the noise level is very high. El Camino gets the same fish as Cut 432 (common ownership), but sells it at a much lower price point. But I'm not a big meat eater.
I don't care fot the cooking at J&J seafood, have tried a couple of times. Want to like it, but the saucing is just not to my liking.
La Cigale was in my rotation for a while, but they slipped. I'm gonna check them out again soon (because they get Dover Sole flown in twice a week, or at least did in season).
I was at Sapori in Boca, my food was ok (not special) but my friend was served fish that was clearly not fresh (even thugh we inquired first).

Going significantly further south, 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale is tops. Fantastic fish, and their summer deal of a 3 course savory menu for $59 is awesome.

Anyone have comments on Lucca in Boca Raton at the Boca resort? They do whole wheat pasta which is a big deal for my wife who avoids refined flour.
Sheri, you mention Trattoria Romana. Do you recommend it?

I'm finding the state of dining in Delray to be disappointing since 32 east closed.

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#58 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » August 17th, 2019, 4:48 am

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 8:58 am


Sorry to hear it. That's an anomaly, it's the best food in Delray. I dine there monthly. Only once was it less that excellent.

Was that the same visit where you said in a couple posts up that the food was quite good or did you go back again?

Service isn't always the best thought, and I often find the portion sizes on the small side, especially for the price.
Where else do you like to eat in the area, Barry?
Sorry for the late response, but for casual, El Camino has amazingly high qualifty proteins for a mexican restaurant. Living in LA I avoided Mexican restaurants in Florida, but was won over here.
Cut 432 for steak if you are into it. However the noise level is very high. El Camino gets the same fish as Cut 432 (common ownership), but sells it at a much lower price point. But I'm not a big meat eater.
I don't care fot the cooking at J&J seafood, have tried a couple of times. Want to like it, but the saucing is just not to my liking.
La Cigale was in my rotation for a while, but they slipped. I'm gonna check them out again soon (because they get Dover Sole flown in twice a week, or at least did in season).
I was at Sapori in Boca, my food was ok (not special) but my friend was served fish that was clearly not fresh (even thugh we inquired first).

Going significantly further south, 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale is tops. Fantastic fish, and their summer deal of a 3 course savory menu for $59 is awesome.

Anyone have comments on Lucca in Boca Raton at the Boca resort? They do whole wheat pasta which is a big deal for my wife who avoids refined flour.
Sheri, you mention Trattoria Romana. Do you recommend it?

I'm finding the state of dining in Delray to be disappointing since 32 east closed.
Boca has a lot of very good restaurants, and IMO, Trattoria Romana is the best. Much harder to get in - and louder, busier - during "season," so if you are here now or any time before, say, November, definitely give it a try (or if coming during season, make a reservation in advance). In addition to the regular menu and the specials, they will pretty much make whatever you want. It is expensive, but not fussy and no attitude.

For steak, I prefer NY Prime and Abe & Louie's to Cut 432. They are both in my regular rotation - very different vibes but both have excellent prime meat and fresh seafood.

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#59 Post by Barry L i p t o n » August 17th, 2019, 9:31 am

I'm always eating fish, prefer local. I found more choice at Cut 432 (but not much more, and the ambiance is poor vs. A&L) than Abe and Louie's. Does Trattoria Romana tend to have fish specials or only the two on their menu?

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#60 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » August 17th, 2019, 1:25 pm

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 9:31 am
I'm always eating fish, prefer local. I found more choice at Cut 432 (but not much more, and the ambiance is poor vs. A&L) than Abe and Louie's. Does Trattoria Romana tend to have fish specials or only the two on their menu?
Lots of specials - I don't think I have ever eaten off the menu! You can call and ask about specials (they tend to mostly be the same night to night).

Trattoria also owns Luff Fish House a couple blocks away, which is much more casual and a totally different type of restaurant, but all fish.

I have gone to City Fish Market for happy hour many times and loved it (same owners as Chops Lobster Bar) - a friend of mine who only eats fish (no meat) eats there regularly.

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Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

#61 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » August 26th, 2019, 5:06 am

Oliv Pit Mediterranean restaurant in Boca charges $20 corkage

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