A Fish Called Avalon
Second time back after seven years.Still as good as I remember. Again, our favorite restaurant in town.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience cannot be duplicatedUpon arrival for my 830 reservation, we were seated in a matter of seconds. I came with a party of 4 and the other couple was from Boston. I was looking for a special evening that they would never forget. Boy did I get it right by bring them to this restaurant! Our waiter Orlando was amazing and attended to our requests so well it felt like we'd rented the place for the night. The jumbo shrimp, crab cake, and seared scallops appetizers were all to die for. Between us we had the shrimp scampi, seafood risotto, sea bass, and lobster. The only thing that can be said is were still talking about that food, constantly. To make it even sweeter we were surprised with a creme brulee and thru version of cheesecake. I died again :-) Money well spent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMReturn VisitorBeen to "Fish" many times. Always friendly. Great music outdoors. Menu is ambitious without being pretentious. Food is excellent and well-presented. Recommend it highly, far above other places on Ocean Drive in South Beach.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific DinnerI'm not sure I have ever given an overall outstanding but dinner was really terrific. I have eaten at the restaurant before each time it has been really good. The food is excellent and the service is simply outstanding. Our server was Orlando and he made some excellent suggestion. The grill octopus was excellent and the bass was outstanding. Orlando was clearly knowledgeable about the food and even how it was cooked and was just a fun guy. This was a belated birthday celebration for me and hopefully I will celebrate next year in South Beach at your restaurant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Fish Called AvalonThe food here is exceptional; I had the twin lobsters; they were cooked to perfection. My wife had the snapper, at the server's recommendation. Hers was not well done as she asked for, and they seemed unable to correct it on the second try, but she was okay with it. Great ambiance on Ocean Drive5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a fantastic locationThis was a fantastic location on Ocean Drive. The wait staff is fantastic; attentive, quick and so polite. W The concierge at the Hilton suggested this restaurant and we were NOT disappointed. The food was great. I ordered the macadamia crusted snapper and spiinach risotto and would order it again! My husband had the crab crusted grouper with roasted tomatoes, large white beans and spinach and he loved it. They make the best mojitos and the music was a very soft relaxing guitar that set the tone for a very enjoyable evening. If you are looking for a place that allows you to take in the sights and relax and be pampered, this is it!! It has s sophisticated atmosphere that leaves you wanting to come back! Great food, Great service ....Perfect!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPeople watchingThis place is great to watch the tourists on S. Beach.
Delicious food, wine and service. Great for adults, maybe not children.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery niceI was impressed. The food was very good, presentation excellent. The service was superb. This is a very dimly lit romantic restaurant right on South Beach. They had a nice duet playing outside but the music could be heard through the sound system. Very enjoyable evening.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, loved the risottoAmazing food, loved the risotto and calamari. Great waiter. Definitely recommend.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food! Great service.Awesome food! Great service. Great location. Ate outside. Very expensive.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience, excellent food!Had a lovely experience at Avalon. We arrived a little early for our reservation so we sat in the bar and had a great cocktail! The bartender was very friendly and accomodating. We then were seated at our table outside on the patio, such a great tempature outside and lovely view of the street and beach beyond. It was fun to enjoy the people watching while we ate dinner. Our server was extremely professional and kind and made wonderful recommondations for dinner. We had the Paella and Halibut special. Both were excellent!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate here based on reviewsWe ate here based on reviews from open table and others and it did not disappoint!..the food was terrific to say the least..I had the sea bass and my GF had the shrimp scampi and both were prepared perfectly...service was excellent and outdoor dining is a must as they hd a nice band playing outside..there's no question I'd go back again!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food - EVER.Amazing. Everything we ordered was incredible. It's so rare to have such an incredible experience. The food was perfectly prepared and the sauces were so on point I have no idea how anyone can prepare such perfection. While the bang bang shrimp lived up to it's reputation, personally I enjoyed the crab cake even more. The sea bass was melt in your mouth. We will always make a point to visit this restaurant each time we are in Miami.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, wine, service - allFood, wine, service - all in all a top-lvel experience! We will certainly return!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFun to sit outside and enjoyFun to sit outside and enjoy the Ocean Street scene. The food was decent and prices typical for Miami Beach. Service was attentive and certainly better than most restaurants in Miami Beach. Overall, a solid choice for dinner but not an elite restaurant.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOMEWe went with high expections because of all the wonderful reviews, Avalon met and exceded them. I had the Seabass was so delicous, and my husband had the Salmon he said it was excellent. The mood was perfect the service was exceptional. Everything was so amazing it is pricey but you get what you pay for and it's worth every penny.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Seafood in South Beach!Avalon served us the greatest meal we had during our visit to south Beach. The food was incredible, the service superb, and eating outside on the streets of SOBE just added to all the fun. The portions are very large (when you think of higher end food choices the portions are usually small but not here), expertly cooked and served Hot. The Orzo Paella was incredible, and the Salmon was perfectly cooked, and beautifully served. This will be worth a return trip.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was simply perfect! OurIt was simply perfect! Our waiter, the warm bread and hummus, the shrimp appetizer, and both dinners...cannot get much better than this meal!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAs we walked toward the restaurant,As we walked toward the restaurant, we were hawked my the many Ocean Drive restaurants to have dinner? There was no such activity at our restaurant. Ida's a bit worried that when I did not see any outside diners that maybe I had made a wrong choice. But I was completely wrong. The restaurant food and service was outstanding. And the restaurant quickly filled up.with the later arriving dinner crowd. Visitors to this restaurant will not be disappointed!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. The Sea BassVery good food. The Sea Bass was fantastic.
The service was outstanding.
Great place to people watch on South Beach.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIndescribly delicious!We had a wonderful dinner at A Fish called Avalon! The outside dining is perfect for people watching but not so noisy that you can not hear table conversation. If you want to taste something wonderful, order the grilled octopus appetizer! It's indescribly delicious! The only downside to this restaurant is getting there. South Beach is one big traffic jam so allow yourself plenty of time to make your reservation. ( Also,parking is expensive.) We would definitely reurn.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe real deal on Ocean DriveOne of the few places on Ocean Drive in the tourist heavy zone that actually serves high quality food with great service.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent when we were on vacationWent when we were on vacation in South Beach. It was on the main drag with plenty of outdoor dining. We sat outside and watched the people walk by. The recommendation of the wine by our server was the perfect glass of wine. The food was delicious and prepared to perfection. Next time when we are in Miami we will definitely eat here again.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing restaurant. ExcellentAmazing restaurant. Excellent food. Life music was well4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual everything we wonderfulAs usual everything we wonderful from the food to the ambiance. Great place to take out of town guests.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe elected to have a drinkWe elected to have a drink at the bar and wait 20 minutes past our reservation time for a seat on the terrace, which I think was a good choice. You get to be a part of the energy and street life without being in the thick of it. Our meal was superb. I highly recommend the sea scallops as an appetizer. They are served with a delicious sauce akin to a vanilla bean beurre blanc. My husband had the grouper for his entree and I had the sea bass. Both were cooked to perfection and came piping hot. Service was attentive and our waitor was knowledgeable. I should also mention that our bartender was very warm and pleasant. We would definitely return.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI also wanted to mention theI also wanted to mention the wonderful attention the maitre'd and waiter paid to my husband who is wheelchair bound. They accommodated us with a perfect table and were extremely kind and understanding to our needs, even escorting us to a taxi after our delicious meal.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly enjoyed everything fromTruly enjoyed everything from the food service and atmosphere! We will be back!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSitting outside is a greatSitting outside is a great option. We ate here on a Saturday night and enjoyed people watching on Ocean as we ate amazing seafood.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed sitting outside onEnjoyed sitting outside on side walk watching the circus of people walk by. Split the miso glazed Seabass at $42 with my wife. The kitchen made this into two nice sized portions, and we enjoyed every morsel.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful seafood restaurant!!Wonderful seafood restaurant!! Great live entertainment and a super spot to watch the action on Ocean Drive , South Beach. Great Art Deco decor too!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMoonrise over MiamiLocated in the heart of South Beach on the Art Deco Ocean Drive, we were gifted with a beautiful view of the full moon rise (over Miami). Who would have thought that it would be windy and in the 50s in Miami in March! The restaurant accommodated with outdoor heaters. They were very effective. The food was excellent. The seafood paella was made with orzo and was wonderful. I very much enjoyed the lobster bisque but stopped at the point of licking my plate. My wife had the macadamia crusted Snapper and also found it to be excellent. We had a table on the front deck so that we were able to people watch while listening to live Latin music next to us. Overall it was very romantic and a quintessential South Beach Miami experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a phenomenal meal here.We had a phenomenal meal here. Staff was very knowledgeable on the menu. One of our favorite places in South Beach!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMYou won't be disappointedOur third trip to South Beach and our third visit to this restaurant. A great choice and a great location.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fabulous, freshThe food was fabulous, fresh and very flavorful. A beautiful location right on Ocean Avenue provides the ambiance. A bit noisy because it is right on the strip but far enough away from the craziness that you are not impacted. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMCrazy street view. WildlyCrazy street view. Wildly entertaining if you like to people watch. Had the sea bass which was outstanding.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally a restaurant in southernFinally a restaurant in southern Florida with good service. Food was excellent3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely oasis in wild and crazyLovely oasis in wild and crazy South Beach, though you can sit outside either on the veranda or on the street and get closer and closer to the crowds that way. Some of the best seafood we have had, unobtrusive service, good wine options though not many by the glass. A truly charming hotel restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. We were seatedLove this place. We were seated promptly. The server, Michael, could not have more attentive or informative.There were 5 of us for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal. Located on Ocean Drive in South Beach, it was an oasis during the craziness of spring break. Highly recommend.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSouth Beach GemOutstanding seafood with terrific service. Grilled octopus appetizer one of the best I've had. Sea Bass entre out of this world. South Beach setting is romantic, vibrant and fun.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful delight!Dined at A Fish Called Avalon after reading reviews on Open Table and we were very glad we did. While they have steaks and other food, the seafood is delicious. I had the Seafood Paella, which is more like a seafood gumbo, and would have it again every night for the next year. Delicious.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and service.Wonderful food and service. A rather noisy location but still worth eating outside for the vibrant atmosphere.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a gem hidden in plainThis is a gem hidden in plain sight on the Ocean Drive strip. Been there a few times and will come back everytime we are in miami3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPossibly the best restaurantPossibly the best restaurant in SoBe. We have been many times and still go back every time we visit. The wait staff are professional, yet friendly, and make every effort to deal with allergies and the like. Dishes are modified effortlessly and are still delicious. The seabass is to die for. It's nicely finished inside, muted decor, but can be livened up by a big group. Outside there is the buzz of SoBe and the people watching that goes with it, althought there is a musician who can be a bit cheesy. Oddly, the only quiet area is the bar which is small and doesn't have a whole lot of life to it.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner even thoughExcellent dinner even though spring break craziness was in full swing outside.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTop NotchI have dined here many times, and it has never disappointed. Always recommended. Busy so reservation ns a must3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat nightWe spent a week in SOBE in March 2013. Avalon was one of the 2 best places we ate. Tor was an amazing server and if you can get him do so. The food was all very good. We also went to Quinns several nights later and there is no comparison between the two. Avalon was far superior.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Sophisticated Gem in MiamiFor those of you looking for a sophisticated venue for a night out on the Miami Beach strip, look no further than a Fish Called Avalon. The food was superb. The service friendly and our server was extremely knowledgeable. It was a special occasion and we wanted it to be that special. The staff at A Fish Called Avalon made sure that the evening was perfect and the food really made the night. The Chef had a great way to blend various flavours to perfection. Also, if you are going, make sure to have the octopus - it really is the best!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very nice. GreatFood was very nice. Great spot on the crazy "strip" but restaurant did not feel rushed.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMYummyAwesome food. The tuna was amazing. Bang bang shrimp yum.. Even their bread was delicious! Must try!2/27/2013 12:00:00 AM