HostingCon doesn’t just involve educational sessions, networking opportunities, and a great exhibit hall. As the old saying goes, “location, location, location” — and Miami Beach is a fantastic choice for this 10th anniversary event insofar as dining in concerned.
Although there are a ton to choose from, we’ve picked five seafood restaurants in Miami Beach for you to consider trying, all of which are relatively close to the event’s hotel. Although all focus on fish and/or sushi, most offer menu choices other than seafood.
Best of all, you can book a reservation for anywhere from 2-20 persons via the links provided in each of the below descriptions.
Quinn’s South Beach
640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: Open 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Reserve via OpenTable at http://www.opentable.com/quinns-steaks-seafood-raw-bar
Quinn’s uses only the freshest available ingredients – from pristine seafood to just-picked native farm produce. It’s a fusion of old-Florida style seafood concepts with progressive global trends. The signature dish is Bam! Bam! Shrimp (photo at left), an intensely flavorful palm sugar and 14-spice marinated delicacy, but there’s a full selection of fish dishes, as well as grilled meat choices. It’s located in the Park Central, a beautiful Art-Deco era hotel, and offers dining on a covered terrace as well as indoor seating.
Lure Fishbar in The Loews Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: 5:oo p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Reserve via OpenTable at http://www.opentable.com/lure-south-beach
Located right in the HostingCon venue hotel (just downstairs from your room), Lure features a raw bar and various fresh seafood platters. An example? The Royale, with East and West Coast oysters, little neck clams, shrimp cocktail, Maryland lump crab meat, mussels and ½ Maine lobster for $96. The menu includes an extremely wide selection of sushi and sashimi and, of course, a number of different ceviche dishes.
The terrace can be privately reserved or requested for a larger party.
A Fish Called Avalon
700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Prices: $31 – $50
Valet Parking is available
Winner of the OpenTable 2013 Diners Choice award
Reserve via OpenTable at http://www.opentable.com/a-fish-called-avalon-reservations-miami-beach
With a contemporary tropical menu, this Art-Deco restaurant has been a fixture on South Beach for more than 20 years. Seafood specialites here include Sake and Tarragon-glazed Lobster Tails, Misoglazed Sea Bass, and locally-caught Mahi Mahi. There’s also Canadian Wild Salmon and sesame-seared Ahi tuna, of course a raw bar, and non-seafood menu choices.
Located in the north tower of the Avalon Hotel, the restaurant is directly across from the beach and boardwalk. Live music is provided by a Latin American duet on the front porch.
1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: Opens at 6:00 p.m.
Valet Parking is available
2014 winner of OpenTables Diner’s Choice award
Reserve via OpenTable at http://www.opentable.com/katsuya-at-sls-hotel-south-beach
Located at the SLS Hotel, Katsuya features an inventive combination of Japanese and Californian cuisine at their South Beach location.
Choices include a special tasting menu with all the chef’s favorite dishes for $75, and a dozen types of robata. An incredible array of specialty and traditional sushi rolls, plus sushi/sashimi combinations, including sushi sampler or sashimi sampler plates are also available.
Joe’s Stone Crabs
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
No reservations, although they may make an exception for a party of more than 20 people with 48 hours notice.
A visit to Joe’s is a long-time Miami Beach tradition. A good selection of fish dishes that can be prepared grilled, broiled, flackened, fried or sautéed. The house specialty is their world-famous stone crabs, which are now flown all over the world from the restaurant. The stone crab is market priced for plates of 5, 6, or 7 claws served chilled with their signature mustard sauce.
So there you have it — five delicious seafood choices for a night out after some serious event attending! Look for upcoming posts on other restaurants and outdoor/indoor activities to take part in while you are in Miami Beach for HostingCon.
Don’t forget — Early Bird has been extended for only one more week. Register now and save $100.