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A Fish Called Avalon

700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
+1 305-532-1727
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (177 reviews)
“orzo” (34 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening here.Sit on the upper patio outside, it's lovely. They had a guitar player the night we were there, very nice background music. We love fresh seafood & this restaurant delivers. 3 diners, different appetizers & entrees & we loved them...More

Thank jclinden07
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jclinden07, Our whole staff is thrilled to know how much you enjoyed your evening with us. Thank you so much for taking time to write -- your satisfaction with our cuisine, service, and atmosphere is the response we love to hear. Please come again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our first Miami Beach meal at Avalon. The fresh bread and hummous was a very good starter served warm and fresh. The tuna tartare was served on ice and was also very fresh and tasty with a little kick. My son had a steak...More

Thank Mahulu
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mahulu, Thanks for taking time to share your candid feedback; it’s much appreciated. True, seafood is one of the stars here, along with outstanding cocktails, and our chef’s own made-in-house hummus. We are honored that you chose us for your first Miami Beach dinner,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us ate here. We sat outside in an area adjoining the sidewalk. The temperature was comfortable. The meals at this fish and seafood restaurant were exquisitely prepared and presented. The food was very fresh and tasty. The menu offers excellent choice of dishes...More

Thank Stuart G
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Stuart G , We are thrilled to know that everyone in your party found our cuisine, wine list, and ambiance memorable. Thank you for sharing your satisfaction with us; you’ve pleasure is our reward. We look forward to welcoming you when you are next...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017

We had dinner here as it had such good reviews. There was scaffolding all outside the building but we could still sit outside and listen to the live guitar players. I was really looking forward to Alaskan King Crab but there wasn't any. I had...More

Thank CrystalRose54
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Dear CrystalRose54, Many thanks for your note. We’re glad you enjoyed our gorgeous setting and relaxing live music. When you come again, as we hope you will, the scaffolding will be a distant memory and our seafood selection will be as remarkable as you’ve heard....More

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Went here a year ago on business and came back with my wife and friends last night. We were able to get a table outside on the sidewalk which is perfect. Live band playing great music. I will say the ongoing construction is a bit...More

Thank lucycan
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear lucycan We are thrilled to know that this experience was just as amazing as your first time dining with us. Your generous praise of our outstanding atmosphere, cuisine, and service makes us very proud indeed. We thank you for taking time to write, and...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Completely satisfied with this restaurant. Spent 2 hours searching for a place to eat on my final night, and this was definitely a decision I don't regret. My waiter was friendly, excellent recommendation of the baked escargot. Decided to go with the 8OZ filet mignon...More

Thank Sigourney W
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Sigourney W, We’re delighted that your research led you to us, and that we more than lived up to your high expectations. It was our great pleasure to help make your final Miami Beach evening one to remember. Thanks for writing, and please come...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017

As I was on my own for the first night in Miami, decided to take myself to dinner at their restaurant, A Fish Called Avalon, which brought back some lovely memories. I sat on the patio and watched in awe and an occasional jaw drop...More

Thank LifeFoodWine
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear LifeFoodWine, It was our pleasure to help make your visit one to remember. We hope your warm feelings for our team—and our great cuisine—will bring you back to us again soon. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Restaurants in Miami Beach are plentiful. A fish called Avalon has been on South Beach for many many years. Each and every time I visit this restaurant I leave happy. The food the service the music the ambience all perfect. If you find yourself on...More

Thank deniseglenridge
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear deniseglenridge Your immense loyalty and generous recommendation have filled us with gratitude. Many thanks for taking time to share your delight. We eagerly await your next visit. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Superlative service in a high class atmosphere in the midst of eclectic South Beach. Soft guitar music added to tge ambience. Sit inside for a quieter dining experience or outside to people watch. Delicious seafood. -- best lobster bisque anywhere.

Thank jenpin
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Dear jenpin, Your sparkling note means the world to us. Thanks for writing, and for describing the outstanding elements that set us apart on South Beach. We hope to welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

Reviewed 20 November 2017

In all our years traveling to South Beach I'm not sure how we missed this spot. It had a lovely atmosphere outside with a duo of guitars playing. As there is construction above the restaurant they went out of their way to decorate the scaffolding...More

Thank Adrienne W
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Dear Adrienne W, Your delightful observations and insightful comments have made our whole team very happy indeed. Thank you for taking time to write about your excellent experience. Now that you’ve discovered us, we hope you’ll come again soon. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food &...More

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Japhen9609
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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Meals
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, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
    (7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
  • Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
  • Phone Number: +1 305-532-1727
  • E-mail
Description
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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