1826 Restaurant & Lounge
1826 Restaurant & Lounge

1826 Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.1826collins.com/
  • Phone: 3057638860x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 7:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
    Lounge: Tuesday-Thursday:6:00pm-1:00am; Friday-Saturday:6:00pm-2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Danny Grant
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Housed in a four story all-glass building, 1826 heightens the experience as each level progresses. Begin with a private dinner party downstairs and continue with cocktails in the upstairs lounge.

    A handsome hideout for the more privacy-conscious clientele, the top floor lounge boasts a concealed private dining room for 30. Overlooking the evolving scene, the relaxed yet appropriately sumptuous setting may be reserved for complete exclusivity.
  • Special Events: From intimate birthday parties to celebrity-fringed galas, the 1826 team is poised to roll out an experience unlike any other in the South Beach.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 1826 Robotic Car Garage coming soon. Valet available from 6pm daily. A $20 charge per vehicle will apply and be added to the customer’s bill to expedite the diner’s experience. Valet parking is available for non-diners / loungers of 1826 for a charge of $30. Parking provided by M&G Parking.
A word from 1826 Restaurant & Lounge
Situated on Collins Avenue at the bustling center of South Beach, 1826 Restaurant & Lounge offers contemporary American cuisine with a focus on elegant dishes in a stylishly modern setting.
Through classic French training and forward-thinking vision, two Michelin-starred and 2012 Food & Wine Best New Chef Danny Grant and his team are poised to deliver a thoughtful experience that will leave you wanting more. Highly refined yet approachable, the seasonally driven menu builds flavor through every detail by embracing local, regional and luxury ingredients.
While its sea blue all-glass exterior implies quiet exclusivity, the inside is attuned to a level of wow with its A-list and food-conscious clientele.
Following dinner, stop by the lounge for a nightcap and prime people watching, as the best of lounge music create a global vibe that is pervasively South Beach.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
1826 Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)hot spot (42)special occasion (36)notable wine list (27)vibrant bar scene (27)romantic (23)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (9)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Classy Lounge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Go for the ambiance, Go for the location, Go for the lounge (very classy). The equation of the expense for the "dinner" does not come close to matching the expected quality and portion size, lower quality and small portions. Yes we frequent South Beach restaurants and by comparison the culinary side of 1826 could use an upgrade.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Experience
    Nice4dinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our experience was a Home Run!!! The service was impeccable and the food was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodloverVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    this chef knows flavor pairings and wow's your taste buds. All tapas style foods to share , try the short ribs and anything with truffles in it, also the rabbit pate was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Table
    Tt11174477
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I was made The reservation 5 days before And when i arrive they give us The worst table by The side on The cashier. And The restaurant was empty witch better tables available. Im going every fryday to diferent restaurants And this was a bad expirience
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small restaurant, big...
    HypKnowSisVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Small restaurant does not mean small taste. Every dish was perfectly prepared and served. You are well taken care of from the moment you walk in. If you happen to dine on the weekend, don't miss out on the third level lounge.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1836 wear ear plugs!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was ok I have had better meals at a fraction of the cost of this little noisy concept venue. The noise level prohibited any possibility of conversation which made it very uncomfortable and not as enjoyable as it should have been. Our server was the best part (tall German dude) although we felt he did try to up sell things. Everyone of the staff was very friendly and accommodating. However, been here done that cross off bucket list, Check!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Our Best Meals Ever
    ftlauderdalefoodies
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went for the Miami Spice menu. Arrived early and were seated in the bar. A gorgeous space with high ceilings, modern chandeliers and beautiful views of the Art Deco buildings all around. A fantastic sophisticated atmosphere. Drinks were highly inventive and delicious, as were the bar appetizers. The dining room is another modern gem, with similar beautiful views. Surprisingly intimate, not a huge operation. So, we finally get to see what 2 Michelin stars means, and it means a lot! This great, moderately priced menu rated as one of the most delicious restaurant meals we have had, anywhere! The service was as good as the food and atmosphere! It was a wonderful anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good alternative for a night out
    MunchingLlama
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    1826 is a good alternative for dinning out in South Beach. The food is on par with a number of other higher end restaurants in the area. Decent meal with fresh ingredients, but nothing that will blow your socks off. The wine list is very good and offers a number of options at decent prices. Not sure I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Found Danny Grant to be a young, personable fellow. Food was delish. Cocktails were wonderful. Staff was friendly, accommodating and professional. Manager went out of his way to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves. In short, the stars aligned for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yeah it was ok...
    Dcorm
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I thought 1826 was good. The wait staff minus our waiter was very attentive. Out waiter was a little pompous though and slightly condescending. He dropped menus off and said 3 times he will be back to explain the menu. He came back 15 minutes later and stood with his pad in silence. My wife and I looked at each other "well I guess he's waiting for our order". It was very strange and to be honest pretty uncomfortable. We proceeded to order and after a few minutes we realized we didn't order correctly. You see the plates are small and most of the people around us ordered multiple dishes to share. If the waiter maybe gave us that suggestion it would have been welcomed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Delic1VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner here. The service was great. The manager was very concerned to make sure we were Comfortable and enjoying our night. They went above and beyond to take good care of us. The food was outstanding. The halibut and short ribs are a must order. The desserts were very creative and flavorful. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but need to be polished.
    ShiroGohan
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    To summarize, food is good. Flavors are on par. We had avocado salad, leek croquets, vongole, poached lobster/crab, and rabbit terrine. Pastas were unfortunatly not fresh pasta, kind of a waste of ingredients and flavor. Do go if you want relatively polished food, as this place is one of the better places in miami. Don't expect the place to blow your mind however, as the menu formula doesn't take risks, and doesn't offer much to those who live in cities like NYC, SF, Seattle, or LA. Some quirks I noticed with service: Dirty white step stools for ladies' purses, for being modern and upscale, this cheapens the restaurant. I saw a lady at a neighboring table holding her tote for the entire dinner service rather than putting it down.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not pleasant
    SC738
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've never written a restaurant review before, but they earned it. 23% automatic gratuity gets you: a very awkward first table in the back, cocktails after 20 minutes then your bottle of wine and every other item ordered simultaneously only a few minutes thereafter, condescending service from your second waitress and hostess, music volume that makes conversation impossible (which your neighbors overcome by screaming for 2 hours) and a 15 minute wait for your car. The highlight was hearing that we weren't nuts from another shell-shocked party that had been waiting on their car for 20 minutes. If you're going for the food, and not to impress a vapid date, take a cab and avoid sobriety.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    Foody
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was waaaay too busy for my palate. Ex.my desert consisted of a sweet, salty,sour and minty flavor. Service was good though. It also has a nice upstairs view of Collins Ave.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to celebrate an anniversary, nice romantic location. The food is excellent, very delicious and creative combined with attentive servers. My only complaint is the noise level, it's pretty loud and to have a conversation you have to practically scream to your table mates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We really enjoyed our dining experience at the restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. The staff was very attentive and offered a great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Only negative is that it is too dark to see your food and music was too loud and obnoxious - lounge music would be much more appropriate than hard rock(?) Music clashed with the beautiful serene decor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EJlovefood
    EJlovefoodVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great find in Miami beach Amazing food ,great vibe ,spectacular atmosphere My wife and I loved it
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall it was ok
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Menu was limited, food salty, expensive and service ok. Good to try once but definitely not my hotspot.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious Trendy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful spot awesome ambience excellent wine list amazing food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste your time or money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This has been by far the worst dinning experience I have had in Miami beach. Reservations were made for 10pm we were not seated until 11pm, after being seated it took ten minutes to be given a menu. After our terrible dinning experience we were told that the valet was open until 3am, we came to valet at 2:30am and our car was gone we were told to take a cab to another address to receive our car. After being quoted a 20$ price we took a cab to another location to get our car. We were then up charged an additional 15$ dollars to get our car. After such a horrible dinning experience with a bill total of 300$ for three people we will never ever return to 1826 and recommend no one else to do so either.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • harjma1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, great service! Overall very pleasant experience. The restaurant is participating in Miami Spice. However, Miami Spice menu is only served until 8 p.m. on Saturdays. So if you look into cutting the bill, make sure to check the times. Restaurant was very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    chitownfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What a wonderful foodie restaurant to come to on our first trip to Miami! Drew, our server, was absolutely amazing! Unbeknownst to us, the chef was from our great city of Chicago! I wish nothing but fabulous things for Chef Danny Grant and the rest of the group at 1826. We loved it so very much that we're hoping to come back for NYE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    LMnaplesVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Talented chef, creative menu, wonderful service and energetic ambiance. Nothing in miami compares the the level of dining we experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More style than substance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Stylish decor (if a little dark) and friendly, attentive staff but unlikely to last without drastically improved food. Avoid expensive truffle pizza. You will be disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Didiyumms
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Loved the food! Interesting and stylish presentation, wonderful flavors, also texture and consistencies were perfect. The Miami spice menu is fantastic! There is a lot of food you get for free, like the warm focaccia bread with these little buttery things(ridiculously good) etc. and the menu was just so delicious. Worth every penny. I wana go back! 1826 definitely lived up to its hype :). Highly recommend it. Oh and the drinks are great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, slow service.
    toydocVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went for the Miami Spice listed on Saturday, but was told they do not serve it after 8PM. Wanted to try that menu however ordered off the regular menu and was quite pleased. Although portions are quite small, the taste and flavor was there. Service left much to be desired but they did not add their tip which is so common. Overall would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellence on South Beach
    LSmiami
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dinner last night was fantastic experience from beginning to end! We were seated promptly and immediately greeted by our enthusiastic, friendly and most competent waiter, Frabrizo. He guided us through delicious menu choices. Cudos, also, to the sommelier. Every dish was exquisitely plated and delicious. Our favorites were the delicately wrapped Florida Shrimp Roasted, the Foie Gras Pave and the Florida Avocado Salad. The Tuna Tartare was less interesting. The sauces and emulsions were truly delicious. Main courses were equally wonderful, our favorites being the Halibut and the Short Rib. All courses are plated to share and they all were so delicious, everyone wanted to taste everything. 1826 is a real find & I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    daniellec
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was great, drinks were great, very trendy, I will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue21
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Let me start by saying that the place is very clean and sleek. The manager was excellent & setup our small group to dine at one of the 3rd floor lounge tables, which would've been nice for drinks only but music was a bit loud for dinner. Our server was great & very sweet! The food left a lot to be desired especially for the price point. I know it's Miami beach, but we had much better luck at other establishments. Food a bit salty and plate size is very small. Dishes were a bit boring in taste & prep vs what I expected from other reviews. We were a bit surprised to get our bill with a 23% service charge (tip) already attached. I understand adding on gratuity in a touristy area but 23% is excessive. All in all, seek other options for dinner
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not very impressed....Overated
    miamispiceVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our waitress was bubbly,abrupt & inept. We had to ask for the miami spice menu, which actually looked great, but wasn't ! We were a party of 5 cramped into a table for 4 & bullied by a team of busboys that couldn't clear the table without elbowing us in the face each & every time. It became really annoying, as they cleared plates that weren't finished & couldn't wipe the table! The food is scored accordingly, leek croquettes 9 /10, hen egg 2/10 for presentation, beef tartare 0/10 Alaskan halibut cold and bland 4/10 seafood curry over seasoned & tiny 4/10 Garganelli pasta with truffles 6/10 chicken 8/10 desserts 10/10 service 2/10 bill ridiculous with 18% added in, manager 10/10 for dealing with our vacationing waitress & late desserts !
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best dinner of our vacation
    SFinSOBEVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was the last night of a two week vacation and we were looking for a nice place. We found 1826 and chose it for proximity to our hotel. Good thing we were staying nearby. The food and service were amazing. My wife and I loved how the food was served as it was ready, so though some things might have been a bit out of order, the food was the right temperature each time. Never mind. It was extraordinary. And the service was impeccable; very attentive without being intrusive. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in South Beach, even if it required a drive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Birthday celebration
    SofyblueVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food is creative fun and fit for foodies. If you like Michael Mina and small plates with lots of unique ingredients and presentations this is right place to dine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    Luvmiaspice
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Take advantage of the Miami Spice. The Menu was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dugfit06
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Look up at the building before you enter and your great experience begins.Food,Wine,Style,People and Music are all under one Roof.Nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Artistic, Delicious, Self-important
    PurpleNat
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was beautifully presented, very artistic. Everything we tried was delicious, although I would have liked a bit more sauce with the short rib. If you're looking for excellent, modern food in a swanky venue, I recommend this place. On a Wed night the place was dead till 9:30pm. I'm sure the weekends are livelier. Our server was like a salesperson. He recommended we order more than we needed, the most expensive items, etc. Very unpleasant. The food is clearly presented in a "modern" way like 3 cubes of foie gras with perfect disks of gelée on top. It's a style, but I find it draws a lot of attention to itself. Overall, good food, but feels self-important.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great menu and service
    Virtus82
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We spent a great evening in this restaurant at 2nd floor whilst at 3rd there's a fantastic lounge bar for after dinner (maybe not so early if you don't want to be alone). Great service and very good wine list even if with prices a little bit high in my opinion. Three different kind of menus: veggie, seafood and beef. We focused on fish and tried a great king salmon tartare, pasta vongole (Italian plate even if with short pasta instead of long, definitely better), and halibut (fantastic flavor and softness) Also dessert was great (chocolate brownie with ice cream at grand marnier). Prices in line with the quality and standards of Miami: worthy. Thanks for the great service (even if automatically inserted in the check at 18%)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1826 Foodie Heaven
    24janvier
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was amazing try the lamb. The service was not that great. We had to wait what I consider an excisive amount of time for our table. No apologies or accommodations .. The waitress while attentive at first and had knowledge of the menu was lost doing something else for a long time . We had to finally call another waiter to order our dessert. The Service definitely must improve. The food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Original dishes, energetic ambience
    Quattromtl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant is very noisy but fun for a group(we were 6). Service was excellent(they took excellent care of my husband who has severe food allergies), except for the sommelier. Our waitress recommended 3 dishes per person to share but it really depends on what you pick. Also, we ordered gaspacho which came in a one serving portion and we were really unsure how to share it. We ended up having way too much food. The truffles served were not up to par with expectations, they really lacked the aroma and flavor of truffle. Overall, it was a very good experience, most dishes were flavorful and original,but to charge this amount for food you need to be excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A standout amongst the best
    Eat2Live
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    South Beach is famous for the best of everything, so I knew we would not be disappointed--however this was beyond my imagination. Each dish was a masterpiece--unique, fresh, rich, balanced. Each taste was memorable, lingering on the tongue and the mind, an immersion in the best flavors and textures I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. From the food to the staff to the atmosphere, it was a true joy to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic