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    Thumbs up Kane Steakhouse

    Ok... I know we have an overload of amazing steakhouses in South Beach, but this one was SO good that I had to write something!

    I dined at Kane last night thanks to an invite from John (GM) and Ivan (manager) and it was even more amazing than I ever would have imagined.

    We had a reservation at 9:00pm, but arrived a few minutes late. $10 valet right in front saves the girl wearing impossible heels (that was me last night) a painful walking experience. We were promptly greeted and escorted to the bar while our table became ready (the restaurant was completely full).

    I explained to the bartender that I NEVER drink and that I cannot handle heavy amounts of alcohol because the flavor of liquor disgusts me... she ended up mixing up a "raspberry pie" cocktail. My new favorite, needless to say. Cachaca, raspberry, and lemon juice in a martini glass. (after two I was giggly with pink cheeks)

    We were then seated in a booth and greeted by our friendly server, Alex. Loved him. Our starters consisted of fresh baked bread (all of them were SO good especially the cranberry), a lump cake cake, and duck fat potato chips with gorgonzola cheese and salsa.

    Alex informed me that there was one last lobster tail left, SOLD (to me - 3 lbs of succulent yumminess)! My other half had the 18 oz. (I think it was 18?) bone-in NY strip, it was really juicy and yummy. Our side was the lobster mac and cheese which I just couldn't make room for. I was already getting so full. I had one bite and it was as good as Alex had mentioned.

    After some persuasion on Alex's behalf, we had to try the desserts... I had the fruit salad (soooo good) and my other half had the fried s'mores. I had one bite of his and instantly knew, I was in love. hahaha.

    To make a long story short... Kane is hitting the ground running in South Beach. Yes, they are in the same 4 blocks of a few heavy hitters (Prime 112, Red, Smith and Wollensky, DeVito (soon to be Vic and Angelo's), and Prime Italian) but they are definitely going to be a strong contender! For a not so pretentious but still fine dining experience.. Kane is a must try!

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    Question Heavy on Twitter feed

    They are making a 'big play' with social media, several tweets and re-tweets every night.

    Inviting people who work in guest relations is also a smart play.


    I like a good steak more than anybody, but with all this paid hype (nothing wrong with it--pretty smart actually)-I'm gonna remain skeptical until I try it myself. (Likely in 2-4 wks).

    Wonder if they are planning to participate in Miami Spice????????????????

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    One thing I neglected to ask (Miami Spice). I mean they just opened the other day... they were PACKED. Even Louis Aguirre from Deco Drive was there last night... I don't know if they are up to the $35 menu just yet, they need to make the big dollars and a name for themselves first.

    Check it out and please let me know what you think about it. That was the first "concierge invite" dinner that I have gone on in a looong time. I have cut back on the comp'd invites because those invites aren't paying for the pounds I put on through the years of being a concierge! hehe

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    Default Re: Kane Steakhouse

    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine View Post
    One thing I neglected to ask (Miami Spice). I mean they just opened the other day... they were PACKED. Even Louis Aguirre from Deco Drive was there last night... I don't know if they are up to the $35 menu just yet, they need to make the big dollars and a name for themselves first.

    Check it out and please let me know what you think about it. That was the first "concierge invite" dinner that I have gone on in a looong time. I have cut back on the comp'd invites because those invites aren't paying for the pounds I put on through the years of being a concierge! hehe
    That happened for the first 2 months of that french place that still stands vacant down the road from kane by Joe's, then snap, gone.

    They tweet or retweet many names of people who are there, smart move but, this is what one would expect from such a social media savy entertainment company.

    I'm about substance, I'm glad it was great for you, I'm certainly looking forward to trying it. As usual, I'll be posting my thoughts, from a business traveler's perspective, here!

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    Thanks Kristine for sharing. Sounds like a great dinner!

    If it was concierge and media night then I'm not surprised it'd be packed. Are they still in soft opening or did they have a grand one yet?

    Tweets isn't enough. If they were really social media savvy they'd have invited influencers and bloggers to dinner and be on top of the South Florida Foodies group like white on rice. Traditional PR companies don't necessarily know how to research and reach out to bloggers.

    I would rather go on my own though so I can write a more honest review.

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    I normally do not announce myself when arriving to restaurants. I have had some greats and some bads due to this. Sardinia was one of the worst experiences I ever had. I was there on a comp invite, but did not announce myself upon arrival (plus they didn't ask me my name). After a full meal of flavorless nastiness and horrible service, I presented my business card and the server as well as manager jumped.

    It shouldn't matter who is dining... a true experience should be great for everyone from start to finish! Like Prime 112 or Red. Consistent and amazing.

    I'd love for someone to go on their own count and let me know how it went. These are the true reviews and experiences!

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    That is an excellent point, Kristine and one that I always wonder about when I am being invited and sponsored. As a concierge you are much in the same business as I am in that we recommend things to people based on our experiences of them. I do it in my travel and food articles though and here in the forums. You are right -- every experience should be the same, whether you are a VIP or not.

    If I had a corporate expense account for this Kristine, I would totally experience every hotel, destination and restaurant under cover, but unfortunately that's impossible for an independent travel writer.

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    Yikes, here is the menu. Pack your credit card.

    http://www.kanesteakhouse.com/dinnermenu.jpg

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