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  • 7 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    It's said that Jewish history, along with the religious holidays that celebrate it, can be summed up in three sentences: They tried to kill us. We survived. Let's eat! At no time of year does this ultimately concise historical summary seem more ac...

  • 7 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    When was the last time you ate chicken tikka masala on a rustic riverfront deck, as a manatee drifted by and a footlong, eye-poppingly bright green lizard watched you from under a nearby table? It was probably the last time you ate at Taj Mahal, t...

  • 7 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Before Hurricane Wilma blew out all the windows of the Conrad Hotel's 25th-floor lobby/restaurant, the space consisted of intimate 80-seat formal restaurant Atrio; Bar Noir, a dark corner lounge whose vibe was more Hernando's Hideaway than happy h...

  • 7 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    It's often theorized that a restaurant's complimentary bread is a tip-off to the quality of the rest of the meal. If the same is true of the free noodle snacks on Chinese restaurants' tables, then the irresistibly crisp, freshly fried, wontonlike ...

  • 7 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    No longer just a toll-free way to zip from Miami to Miami Beach, the 79th Street Causeway is becoming a surprisingly hip restaurant row — not a walkable one, but at least a strip with enough interesting eateries to justify the drive. Some of...

  • 7 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Sushi Club is located in an area of Miami Beach often referred to as "Little Buenos Aires." But don't expect the cutting-edge black and orange décor, loungelike ambiance, valet parking, live DJ, Thai and Vietnamese dishes, or all-you-can-ea...