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A Fish Called Avalon

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$$$$
Flamingo / Lummus
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700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220 (7th)
+1 305-532-1727
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18:00 - 23:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, the entree (seafood orzo) was absolutely terrible and even after asking to talk to the manager and not eating our entree... I left even more hungry then when I arrived, and extremely pissed off. The lobster, scallops, calamari, and mussels were so chewy and rubbery, and the orzo was completely mushy. The server was awesome, and it was not... More 

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Thank bab0828
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear bab0828, We appreciate your feedback and offer our sincere apologies for the unsatisfactory evening you describe. When you are next in Miami, please give us an opportunity to replace that memory with a thoroughly delightful culinary experience. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant was full on the patio on Saturday for a dinner so we were seated inside. They had a large wine list and the seafood dishes that we ordered was excellent. Our server was very helpful in helping us make our dinner selections. Only issue I had was the table was very small. We ordered 6 appetizers, 4 main dishes,... More 

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Thank lillian k
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear lillian k, Thank you for your kind words about the dinner selections you enjoyed, and your helpful server. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience about your table. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and has been noted. When you come again, as we hope you will, you can count on our whole team to make sure everything is perfect.... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here several years ago and remembered a tremendous dinner - but forgot the name. Ended up here again after a recommendation and then recognized it. Did not disappoint. The Endive salad was awesome. The special was Pompano topped with scallops and a wonderful sauce. Instead of dessert, I had the Mussels (I was hungry). Everything was fantastic. The... More 

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Thank bradwarn
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear bradwarn, It was a pleasure to welcome you back, and we’re thrilled to hear that our cuisine, service, and atmosphere were just as great as you remembered. We are delighted that you found us again, and eagerly await your next visit. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

Paris, France
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't recommend eating on Ocean Drive, with the exception of A Fish called Avalon. We split the double lobster tails which were delectable, and the sea bass. It was a very good meal. The drinks were expensive but sitting outside and watching the sites made for a good evening.

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Thank tisidor
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear tisidor, Thank you for describing our restaurant as exceptional. During the 28 years we’ve been serving guests on Ocean Drive the area has grown and changed. But we’ve made sure that our standards of cuisine and service remained at the highest levels. Your comments are much appreciated by our whole team. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best meal we had in a while. The fish was fresh and perfectly prepared. The service was great as well as atmosphere. Our hotel concierge recommended it and they lived up to the great things we heard about it. The area was perfect was people watching and walking as well.

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Thank shopperbee
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear shopperbee, We are delighted to know that our well-prepared cuisine, attentive service, and friendly atmosphere made your evening memorable. Many thanks for proclaiming our seafood and service the best -- your opinion is the one that matters most to us. We appreciate your note and look forward to your return. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one of our best dining experiences in recent memory at A Fish Called Avalon on South Beach. Excellent food, wonderful wait staff and a perfect spot to enjoy the evening. Recommend by our hotel concierge we are very glad we listened to her recommendation.

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Thank Lawrence S
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Lawrence S, Thank you for taking time to let us know how much you enjoyed your evening with us. It was our great pleasure to see that everything about your experience was perfect. We are most grateful for your glowing recommendation and hope to welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This wonderful restaurant is located on a corner right on Ocean Drive and seventh on South Miami Beach. Excellent ambiance and people watching. The seafood is some of the best you can find in Miami. Live entertainment every evening makes it for a very romantic place to have your date night. The staff here really knows how to spoil you.... More 

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Thank quiranteslina
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear quiranteslina, A million thanks for your generous letter! The sense of delight that you express so beautifully tells us we are meeting your highest expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another memorable dinner. Your comments mean the world to us, and we are grateful. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

Estero, Florida
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner (snapper and salmon dishes). Our seating was on the outside terrace where musicians played soft guitar melodies. It was a beautiful night. Our server "Marvin" was exceptional. Highly recommended!

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1 Thank Ben C
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Ben C, Thanks for taking time to write about your superb dinner experience on our romantic beachfront terrace. Should you return during the warmer months, you will find our air-conditioned dining room with large windows equally appealing. We appreciate your mentioning our outstanding staff as well as our ultra-fresh seafood. See you again soon. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food... More 

Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered the streets of Miami Beach looking for just the right place...this was it! We ate outside so that we could enjoy the beautiful night and people watch as we ate. Our server was very attentive, food was fantastic and resonably priced. Very nice selection of seafood and traditional fare. Plus the live music was an added bonus.

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Thank DebNDayton
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear DebNDayton, Thank you for taking time to write about your visit. It was our great pleasure to introduce you to Ocean Drive’s finest dining experience. We hope you’ll return when you are again in Miami Beach. Now that our Craft Café occupies the dining areas during the day, you can enjoy our gourmet fare almost around the clock. Warm... More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the food, live music and the atmosphere. It's right in the middle of South Beach so I recommend you sit outside and enjoy the view. The food is good. I had the salmon which is tasty and my hubby had the crab topped grouper and he loved it. The live music was a mix of jazz and it... More 

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Thank LeonaBlack
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Leona Black, Your enthusiastic note has made our entire team proud and happy. Many thanks for taking time to write about all the things that made the evening a memorable one. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
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 Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
    (7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
  • Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
  • Phone Number: +1 305-532-1727
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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