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A Fish Called Avalon

700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
+1 305-532-1727
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
18:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding food - the lobster was incredible. The staff were very accommodating of young children - there were several groups with small children dining early. There is a decent kids menu available which included a very generous portion of fish. The live music was fantastic...More

Thank 2014Mum2Be
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance attracted me to this restaurant. Soft lights and a jazz band playing. Then I looked at the menu, I was sold. I ordered the lobster bisque soup and the salmon dinner, perfection. The portion size was generous, I had to get a carry...More

Thank tamwhite009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here for our last night in Miami after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. Overall it was really good; the scallops were beautifully cooked and the fish portions were huge (we had red snapper and sea bass). The waiter was really helpful...More

Thank MurphysTravels83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was excellent and the staff was excellent. We were there on a slower night, but the vibe seemed to be pretty good even with construction somewhat blocking the outdoor seating views.More

Thank NDHurdles
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear NDHurdles, Thank you for writing about your delightful experience with us on a tropical summer evening. When you return, as we hope you will, our vintage Art Deco façade will be more beautiful than ever, and the views will again be perfection. Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

If the oysters are sent back, because the client doubts whether they are OK, you should NOT charge for them. Very strange and a restaurant in this class should know better. All other food was great and very tasty, however charging for food that was...More

Thank Richard-Utrecht-1971
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ricahrd-Utrecht-1971, Thank you for taking a moment to write. Your feedback was acted upon immediately and we have changed our supplier for oysters. I offer my personal apologies for your server’s failure to remove the charge; that was an oversight. Our policy is never...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had a romantic meal, sat outside (even though they are renovating and have scaffold everywhere). Service and seafood amazing. King crab legs to die for.More

Thank n0mis65
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear n0mis65, Thank you for braving the scaffolding to enjoy our exceptional cuisine. Charming historic buildings demand loving care, but our chef’s skills continue in top form. Your kind letter is much appreciated, and we look forward to your return. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner on a Monday night. We made reservations for 630 but it was quite empty (it opened at 6pm) that we could have walked in. Excellent food, drink and service! We had the special of the day (swordfish) and tuna. Portions...More

Thank lilrox724
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Dear lilrox724, Happy Birthday again, a day after your special day. We wish you all good things for the coming year, and we thank you for letting us help you celebrate the happy occasion. Many happy returns of the day, and please come and see...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was brilliant. The location - an oasis of calm amidst the wild nightlife of South Beach, the stylish Art Deco decor (even with limited restroom), the great welcoming service, the incredible live music - the drummer and guitarist were awesome. And...More

Thank chezmcd
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Dear chezmcd, Heartfelt thanks for your generous comments. We are thrilled to know that everything was perfect for the special event you were celebrating, and grateful for your five-star recommendation. We aspire to remain at the top of your Favorites list, and look forward to...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a quiet upscale restaurant in the heart of Miami Beach with a cool (T-wise) indoor and an outside, sidewalk patio in the midst of restaurants with sidewalk hawkers. Great meals and a good wine menu.

Thank James G
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear James G, We’re delighted to know that you enjoyed our calm, cool oasis of excellent cuisine and professional service on energetic Ocean Drive. Thank you so much for writing, and please come again. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

Reviewed 21 July 2017

My wife had a seafood Paiela which was the best I have had. The music was relaxing and the drinks kept coming.

Thank Greg H
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear Greg H, Heartfelt thanks for writing about the relaxing evening you and your wife enjoyed with us. Your generous comments have made our day, and we hope to welcome you again when you’re in Miami Beach. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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14 May 2017|
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Response from AFishCalledAvalon700 | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Yes we can simply grilled any fish we have on the menu. Best
Joann A
15 February 2017|
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Response from DebNDayton | Reviewed this property |
Beach evening casual to beach dressy and everything in between
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
  • Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
  • Phone Number: +1 305-532-1727
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Overlooking Ocean Drive from the veranda of the Avalon Hotel is the 25 year old, acclaimed restaurant, A fish Called Avalon. Cuisine features local seafood prepared with a sensuous, tropical flair. An extensive wine reserve and full service bar naturally compliment our great food.
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