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Hotels

41st and Collins Area
Four Points by Sheraton (category 5) (Shabbos friendly) (To become Category 4 March 1, 2016)
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn
Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort
Fontainebleau
Eden Roc
Alexander

Bal Harbour/Surfside
St Regis

Aventura
Turnberry Isle Resort (Marriott)

Hollywood
Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa (Leaving SPG 10/30/14)


Fort Lauderdale
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and Spa
W Fort Lauderdale

Boca
Waldorf Astoria
Boca Hilton Suites


Rent a villa/apartment
horarentals.com
floridakoshervilla.com
northmiamirental.com
northmiamivilla.com
lxure.com
reservekosher.com
flamingokosher.com
motelchai.com


Miami Kosher Restaurants 


41st and Collins Area
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
Shemtovís Pizza              Dairy     $         Yes                                                
Miami Beachís Chocolate Dairy     $$$                                                          
Rare Bistro                      Meat      $$$              No                                           Also Offers Shabbos Meals   
Lennyís Pizza                      Dairy      $      Yes                                             Multipule Locations   
Asiís Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Carlos & Gabby's                      Meat      $      Yes                                                     
Grill House                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
MONTEFIORE CAFE              Dairy      ???      Yes                                               
17 Restaurant & Sushi Bar        Dairy      ???                                                  
Tasti Cafe              Dairy Not CY      ???      Yes                                               
Bagel Time              Dairy      $      Yes                                             off 41st street, on Alton Rd. 
Kikar Tel Aviv                      Meat      ???           ???                                          Shabbos Meals

Bal Harbor/ Surfside
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
B&H Pizza              Dairy     $         Yes                                                
Cine Cite Cafe Dairy     $$$                                                          
Harbor Grill                      Meat      $$$              No                                             
Serendipity Yogurt Cafe    Dairy Not CY      $      Yes                                               
Asiís Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
The Backyard BBQ & Brew                      Meat      ???      Yes                                                     
The Carrot                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Rolling Pin Bakery              Parve      ???      Yes                                               
26 Sushi& Tapas        Dairy      ???                                                  
Cafe Vert              Dairy      ???      Yes                                               
Newtime Catering                      Meat      ???           ???                                          Takeout/Shabbos Meals

Aventura/North Miami Beach/Sunny Isles
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
B&H Pizza              Dairy     $         Yes                                                
Fresko Dairy     $$$                                                          
China Bistro                      Meat      $$$              No                                             
Foozo    Dairy     $      Yes                                               
Fuego                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Grill Time                        Meat      ???      Yes                                                     
Mozart Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Holy Bagel              Parve/Dairy      ???      Yes                                               
Soho Asian Grill        Meat      ???                                                  
Mozart Cafe              Dairy      $$      Yes                                               
The Frieze              Dairy Not CY      ???      Yes                                               
Grand Cafe              Dairy Not CY      ???      Yes                                             Stirling Road- Hollywood, Israeli breakfast joint 


Lauderhill/Coral Springs

Milky Cafe - 4579 N Pine Island Rd, Lauderhill 33351 (At 44th St)
(954) 533-5325

Sunrise Pita - 2680 N University Dr, Sunrise, FL 33322
(954) 748-0090



Boca Raton
Asia (Meat. 3.5/5), $$.
Mozart Cafe (Dairy. 4/5. Nice outdoor area too)
Jon's Place (pizza), Kid Friendly, $.
Pita N Go http://www.pitangoboca.com/ 4.5/5
Boca Kosher Bagel (Dairy 4/5)
Boca Grill http://www.kosherbocagrill.com/
Century Grill (Meat 4/5) http://centurygrill.weebly.com/
Menchies (Dairy. 5/5. Incredible non C'Y frozen yogurt)
Orchid's Garden Chinese (Meat 4/5)
Butcher Block Grill (Meat 4/5), $$$.

Butcher Block Grill, Asia, and Mozart are adjacent to each other at the Fountains Center at Camino Real.


Hollywood
Mozart Cafe (open till 2 AM), Kid Friendly, $$.
Levy's, Kid Friendly, $$.
L'chaim Asian Cuisine & Steakhouse, Kid Friendly, $.
Sara's Pizza
Grand Cafe (not CY)
Pita Plus

Fort Lauderdale
Cafe Emunah (next door to chabad)



Supermarkets

41st and Collins Area
Kastner's Market

Bal Harbour/Surfside
Kosher land
Publix (regular big supermarket - Some Kosher items are available)


Aventura
Sara's Tent -Aventura
Kosher Kingdom - Aventura


Hollywood


Fort Lauderdale


Boca
Kosher Marketplace , with full take out
22191 North Powerline Road, (561) 391-3318
Winn-Dixie (Kosher take-out, bakery,meat,fish,pizza, large kosher section)
7024 Beracasa Way, (561) 368-5442

Delray Beach
Glick's Kosher Market, with full take out - now under ORB
7351 W. Atlantic Avenue, (561) 637-5771


Things to do
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Miami Zoo
Seaquarium
Jungle Island
Lincoln Road Mall
Bal Harbour Shops
Aventura Mall
Sawgrass Mills outlets - Ft. Lauderdale
Lion Country Safari
rent bikes
watersports
Gulfstream
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Segway
Kayak or canoe
Hanglidng
Scuba diving by the keys

JJ1000's list of top restaurants and dishes in Miami:

1. Fuego: Flatbreads are a must, then the back ribs, pastrami egg rolls, smores dessert, perfect date drink are good.

2. 26: Sushi pizza is  a must I prefer it with baked salmon, then the Passion Mojito, Sushi Teriyaki tempuraed, Cilantro Aioli dip and truffle fires, all of their soups are good.

3. Zak The Baker. Menu changes too often to recommend stuff.

4. Kosh: Chocolate souffle is good.

5. Foozo: Foozolis, the caprese foozoli with extra balsamic sauce, their pastas are good as well.

Also notable unique places are The Freeze which makes ices, serendipity makes ice cream (there is one next door to ZTB now), and Miami Beach Chocolates turtles and bark.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #6570 on: December 05, 2017, 12:39:52 AM »
I'll be staying on Shabbos Chanukkah at the Fontainebleau Hotel I plan on eating the Friday night meal in my room. since this is my first time there I have no idea how it works.

Should I ask for a lower room now or I should wait until I arrive at the hotel, also what's the possibility of getting a free room upgrade? Are there refrigerators in the room?

Is there free or cheap parking at the hotel or anywhere nearby?

What will be the closest Shul?


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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #6571 on: December 05, 2017, 09:38:02 AM »
Going down to Miami again in Jan. Looking for something better than the tired accommodations in MB. Is there another area offering good frum amenities, (restaurants, minyanim, etc. ) while offering more upscale accommodations in a nicer area. (near a beach/boardwalk too)

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #6572 on: December 05, 2017, 09:48:32 AM »
Going down to Miami again in Jan. Looking for something better than the tired accommodations in MB. Is there another area offering good frum amenities, (restaurants, minyanim, etc. ) while offering more upscale accommodations in a nicer area. (near a beach/boardwalk too)
there is nothing tired about the st Regis in bal harbour

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« Reply #6573 on: December 05, 2017, 10:05:02 AM »
What will be the closest Shul?
the closest shul is probably tower 41 which is basically across the Street although sometimes they only allow residents in.

I don't see why the FB would give a free upgrade but who knows. If lower floor is important to you you should request it in advance.

When I stayed in a junior suite it had a refrigerator but I have no clue If ALL rooms particularly the room you booked does. I'm sure you can request it make sure you do it in advance.

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« Reply #6574 on: December 05, 2017, 10:14:29 AM »


What will be the closest Shul?

Vendome Place (though parking lot entrance) on 43rd has a shul. Not sure of the hours though.

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any recommendations for house rentals in the miami area? what neighborhood should i look in? and on what sites? 

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any recommendations for house rentals in the miami area? what neighborhood should i look in? and on what sites?

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any recommendations for house rentals in the miami area? what neighborhood should i look in? and on what sites?

Check out motelchai.com too. very centerally located and shabbos meal option.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #6578 on: December 06, 2017, 08:53:52 AM »
I'll be staying on Shabbos Chanukkah at the Fontainebleau Hotel I plan on eating the Friday night meal in my room. since this is my first time there I have no idea how it works.

Should I ask for a lower room now or I should wait until I arrive at the hotel, also what's the possibility of getting a free room upgrade? Are there refrigerators in the room?

Is there free or cheap parking at the hotel or anywhere nearby?

What will be the closest Shul?

There's a Shtibel on the 3rd floor of the "HSBC" building across the street from Tower 41. I know they have shabbos and sunday AM. I believe the shul is Ahavas Torah. Shabbos morning has a kiddush and there's also Shalosh Seudos.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #6579 on: December 06, 2017, 09:22:24 PM »
I'll be staying on Shabbos Chanukkah at the Fontainebleau Hotel I plan on eating the Friday night meal in my room. since this is my first time there I have no idea how it works.

Should I ask for a lower room now or I should wait until I arrive at the hotel, also what's the possibility of getting a free room upgrade? Are there refrigerators in the room?

Is there free or cheap parking at the hotel or anywhere nearby?

What will be the closest Shul?

There is also a shul in the Mimosa Condo a few blocks north. They have a nice minyan in the basement with kiddish after.

Fridge in room will depend which tower you are in. The Tresor and Sorrento towers are really condo hotel units and they have kitchens. The regular hotel rooms may have small mini bar.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #6580 on: December 06, 2017, 11:52:25 PM »
Anyone ever stay in the Double Tree or Diplomat in Hollywood for Shabbos? Deciding which to book. Which is more Shabbos friendly? Which is nicer?

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #6581 on: December 07, 2017, 06:50:55 PM »
Shabbos meals are available in 2 locations close to 41st Street/Fountainbleu. Either Tower 41 Restaurant or Days Inn Restaurant (Maybe called something Grill).
Both are good...
Many shuls in the area. Tower 41 has both an ashkenaz and sefard (nusach) minyan. On the 3rd floor of the HSBC building across the street from Tower 41, is Ahavas Torah. More chassidishe, nusach sefard. AT frequently has kiddush and always has seuda shlishit.

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« Reply #6582 on: December 07, 2017, 06:54:10 PM »
if you're worried about Zika, I suggest you check the CDC website. I don't believe it's a problem in MB now, but ask your doctor if you're worried.

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« Reply #6583 on: December 08, 2017, 09:36:15 AM »
Thinking of staying at Turnberry Isle in January. Is there any nearby parking so I don't have to pay the $32/day fee?

Fee is now up to $35/night. Any nearby parking alternatives these days?

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« Reply #6584 on: December 08, 2017, 10:02:09 AM »
Fee is now up to $35/night. Any nearby parking alternatives these days?
Aventura mall is free
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