Best Miami Restaurant Delivery & Takeout

Indian food from Zaika served with candelight and of course, some wine

 

By Josie Gulliksen and Yours Truly

Many restaurants around town are responding to the dine-in restrictions by offering takeout and delivery, either through services like Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Postmates and others, or by using their own employees. Here’s a list of Karen’s favorites that are offering Miami restaurant delivery and takeout (she has been to all of them except Boia De which is on her “To Go” list) along with important information to know before you order.

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High Dive Restaurant, a West Palm Beach Pick

Thanks to the Brightline, I’ve been going to Palm Beach more often. It’s so easy, breezy and civilized. And when there, I’m always on the lookout for exciting new restaurants, especially a seafood restaurant in West Palm Beach,  rather than the “same old, same old”. Happily the new High Dive in West Palm Beach is anything but the “same old”. And even better, it’s a seafood focused restaurant  by award-winning husband and wife team, Chefs Jeremy and Cindy Bearman.It’s well worth putting on your list when you’re in Palm Beach.
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The “New” Deck at Island Gardens, A Fave

The Deck at Island Gardens was always one of my favorite places to dine well, enjoy a signature view of Miami’s skyline, and soak in a “buzzy”, glamorous atmosphere. So I was notably disappointed when it closed . It reopened two months ago and I had been dying to go back. It’s hard to believe, but I’d go out on a limb and say the “new” Deck is even better. My Parisian woman friend with very high standards and I were seriously impressed.
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Cool Things to Do in Miami in March – Part 1

Foodies, garden lovers, sports buffs, and the health and fitness obsessed will find plenty of cool things to do in Miami in March. To whet your appetite literally and figuratively, there’s the Dessert Wars Miami, the largest dessert festival in America taking place in Wynwood. Check out the list in two parts. Here’s Part 1.
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M&V Cafe, A Gem

M&V Cafe isn’t the kind of restaurant you usually find in Miami. It has a family vibe, not surprising since the the chef and his wife are the owners and work in tandem, he in the kitchen and she waiting on tables and charming the patrons. Plus, it’s neither a single cuisine nor fusion. It offers traditional French specialties, the favorites, along with house made pasta and other Italian dishes. Why the mix? Chef Fabrice Di Rienzo was born in France, worked with French greats Bernard Loiseau, Paul Bocuse and Daniel Boulud, but his grandmother was Italian and taught him all about Italian cuisine which he also loves. The food is delicious and it’s the kind of place you’ll go back to, where you feel comfortable and get solid value. All my picky friends have loved it. Plus, they have an amazing lunch special for $14.50.
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New + Best Portuguese Restaurant in Miami

I  have to admit, I’m sort of tired of just seeing branzino and salmon as fish choices on restaurant menus. So it was a much welcome change to discover new Portuguese seafood restaurant Seasins, with not only new fish choices, but also, exciting preparations. The Portuguese know their seafood. But never fear carnivores, there are very appealing meat selections too. They’re in a neighborhood in SoFi where there’s serious competition, so they need to be at the top of their game. And they are, the best Portuguese restaurant in Miami. Plus, they offer very good value and a terrific lunch special so you can try it out before making the commitment for dinner.
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Miami Insider Tips for February

I’ve been very busy this month coming up with all these wonderful Miami insider tips for February. We’re talking everything from complimentary Rose happy hour for ladies at Novikov, a serious new ManCave with the works, and Little Havana’s first rooftop bar and eatery to  a costume jewelry repair pro, terrific musical at M Ensemble Company on through February 23,  and more.
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The Bazaar Project- Not to Be Missed

It’s seldom I go to a store and want to buy just about everything. A notable exception is The Bazaar Project in its expanded new home in Coconut Grove. The owner, sourcer and person of exquisite taste is Yeliz Tetiz, who travels the world discovering contemporary treasures in home décor, men and women’s fashion, and jewelry. It’s best described as a Concept Store. Sharing the space with the retail offerings is an inviting café with tropical flair that opens onto the street. Though just open for two months, it’s already a hot ticket. Expect Yeliz’s stylish touches, even in the café. A coffee is not just a coffee. It’s served on a silver tray with a piece of Turkish delight candy. Order a glass of wine or cocktail and it comes with a dish of nibbles.
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Best Bets for Valentines Day in Miami 2020

Dial up the romance on Valentine’s Day with our picks for a romantic dinner, stroll through one of Miami’s most beautiful gardens,  the angelic sounds of one of Opera’s masterful singers or spend the day as a pampered couple in one of the city’s iconic landmark hotels. Plus, two last minute additions you won’t want to miss. Here are our best bets for Valentines Day in Miami 2020. Note all prices are plus service and tax.
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