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Azul - Mandarin Oriental Miami
Azul - Mandarin Oriental Miami

Azul - Mandarin Oriental Miami Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/miami
  • Phone: (305) 913-8358
  • Hours of Operation: Azul

    Bar Tuesday to Saturday 6:30pm - 11:00pm
    Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 7:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brickell Key Drive
  • Public Transit: Metrobus stop located across the street from main entrance.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is USD 13 per car.
A word from Azul - Mandarin Oriental Miami
Set in a high-energy atmosphere with stunning views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, Azul restaurant is the city's most acclaimed fine dining experience. The award winning restaurant features sophisticated and eclectic French cuisine with Asian influences, perfectly complemented by an extensive wine program offering several hundred world-class wines. Floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides envelop the senses, ensuring all diners are treated to dramatic bay and city views. The cuisine is complemented by an extensive wine list.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "I had dinner at Azul with friends and ordered off the Miami Spice menu. Azul is a beautiful restaurant with amazing views. The service was excellent. Unfortunately, the food was absolutely terrible. The portions were extremely TINY, TINY, TINY. The food was tasteless and not cooked well, even the desserts tasted awful. We were six and we all left hungry and very disappointed. :("
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "From start to finish, the experience at Azul was nothing short of amazing. We spent the weekend at the hotel for our anniversary and after going to a couple of "hot spots" that were supposed to be fabulous for dinners the two previous nights and left us wondering why we ate anywhere else!!! THE FOOD IS TO DIE FOR AND THE AMBIENCE/VIEW CANT BE BEAT. No reason to dine anywhere else!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We stuck to the MiamiSpice menu which made the experience more affordable, however, we ordered the Scallop appetizer in addition to the Miami Spice menu and it was delicious!! Otherwise, the Steak Tartare, Shrimp Risotto and Black Angus Parpadelle was amazing!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We dined at Azul during Miami Spice month when the prices are more affordable. The food was phenomenal- very creative and delicious. The portions are on the small side, but you still leave feeling satisfied. Service was impeccable and the hostess could not have been friendlier."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "we went for the miami spice menu. it was excellent, very well prepared, good service. The setting is very nice and the bay view make it a nice place"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Tried Azul for Miami Spice. Even though the restaurant was empty, window seating was not offered, and we were relegated to table far away. Food very slow to arrive at table, even though we were ordering from very limited menu. Wait staff well aware - frequently apologized. Noticed that Miami Spice diners received food much later than diners who ordered from regular menu. For the most part, the Miami Spice menu items were tasteless and uninspired. While regular menu looked enticing and venue is appealing, we will not bother with Azul again."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I had great expectations about this dinner and it wasn't exactly what I expected. I was extremely surprised that in all appetizer all the options were wish. For my partnet, who doesn't eat fish related dishes, it was an inconvenient. The food was really good and even the amounts, but found a small selection of dishes."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Beautiful views, surroundings and service . Unfortunately although food presentation was pretty it was extreme small portions, not well cooked and tasteless. Risotto was under cooked with extremely miniature shrimps (4). Short ribs which is to be signature plate, almost no meat and pasta was under cooked . Food even at Spice prices was expensive."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I am assuming our food was just ok since we went on the Miami Spice menu, which is fine. But even for the 39$ plus tax the portions were MINISCULE! If they don't want to serve food at such a low price then they shouldn't participate. Also glad I double checked the menu, they charged us for 2 bottles of wine instead of one. All in all, I expected a little more."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We went to Azul for the Miami Spice dinner tasting. Everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect. I was anticipating that they would be hesitant to accommodate our group for Spice but I was wrong. They were gracious for our company and our waiter was friendly and energetic. We've decided that we would be more than happy to return and spend our money here again soon."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Had dinner with friends to take advantage of Miami Spice. The service and ambiance were fantastic. We had a few drinks at the bar before dinner. The drinks were great and the service exceptional. Dinner, on the other hand, was a comolete disappointment. At our table we ordered all appetizer and main course options available for Miami Spice. Each and everyone fell short of what you would expect at Azul. I would not recommend this venue for Miami Spice. If you want to enjoy this restaurant, you will have to bite the bullet and eat from the regular menu."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The Miami Spice menu food was an adventure in combinations of flavors and colors The service was terrific- everyone was friendly and attentive. Get the steak tartare! We are repeat customers and will go again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We came early with my wife at 7:00PM so the restaurant was not busy. We were greeted by a lovely hostess who showed us a table near the window. It was the first day of Miami Spice, so we took their special menu. We ordered 2 glasses of a white Austrian Zinfandel and started with a STEAK AND EGGS TARTARE wild mushroom, comte, parsley, garlic bread, quail egg. OUTSTANDING! My only regret was that the portion was too small. We followed with a TRUFFLED SALMON beurre rouge, beluga lentils, burgundy mustard cooked to perfection and finished with a beautifully dressed plate of PISTACHIO RHUBARB PARFAIT poached peach, apricot-carrot sorbet. 5 star service. With the bill, we were given a little gift which was an appreciated kind attention."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "excellent food and service. Highly recommend. On eof teh bext experiences in Miami"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My Wife and I had our 17th wedding anniversary dinner there this weekend, and we really loved the place, the food was great, the ambiance and the views... they even had our table prepared with rose petals to celebrate our anniversary (I asked them to do something special). They also gave us a personalized card congratulating us for our anniversary and a plate of gourmet-chocolates for our enjoyment at the end of the dinner. My wife was a Little cold and the waiter immediately provided a pashmina for hear to wear and feel comfortable. Claudio our waiter not only was patient enough to go over the whole menu with us making sure we were making the right choice but also made all the efforts to make our dinner very enjoyable"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Been in miami and have tried different fine dining but i definitly say this one is the Best!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We dined at Azul when staying in the hotel. The food is well prepared but I didn't love the flavor combinations. I had the foie gras which seemed rather bland to me and the guinea hen which had a thick buttermilk sauce which I also didn't love. The service was attentive but could be a bit more polished at this price point. I would potentially give Azul another shot but with quite a few dining options in Miami maybe not anytime soon."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife and I recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a dinner at Azul during a trip to Miami. I haven't ever been to a Mandarin Oriental property or restaurant and I was thoroughly impressed. Despite having a screaming kid next to us at dinner, which is completely the parents' fault for having a two year old at dinner at 10pm, everything was amazing. The atmosphere was great, the food was very good, and the service from everyone (hostess, management, bartender, waiter) was without flaws. They set up our table with rose petals, gave us a little gift of some mango jam, gave us a tasting of an appetizer for no cost, knew when to check in on us and knew when to leave us alone -- it was a great experience."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "we reserved your restaurant in Miami where we were on vacation to celebrate our anniversary. We invited a couple of friends to have dinner. We ordered a champagne for a toast. For our surprise the champanhe was very hot and the waiter told us to wait for it to cool. It was very expensive drink and we had a reservation after dinner at lounge cavalli and we could not wait long. AS a resolt we could not have dinner and had only the starters. ´"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great view ,great service ,delicious food and wine selection"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have visited Azul many times even before my wife and I moved to Miami. It is always a dining experience that lingers long after you leave the restaurant. The food and plate presentations are culinary works of art. Each time their creative chef seems to be stretching beyond the normal high end dining. The service is friendly and professional, which is a rarity these days."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "While the food at Azul was superb, I was disappointed in the small portion size for the price."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I must say that I was a bit disappointed with Azul. It is just way too expensive for the amount of food and quality of food. Was the food good? Yes. Was it GREAT? No. For the amount of my bill the food should have been GREAT. I will say though that the restaurant is very romantic and has beautiful views of the city, and the service was definitely excellent."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Waiters are too noticeable, every 5 minutes asking if everything is ok if food is good. We got interrupted too many times. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We took my Mom to Azul for her birthday and we had the best dining experience ever! The service was impeccable, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect. We will be going back very soon!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent service, great food, fabulous sunset. The Mandarin Oriental is iconic in itself and its fine restaurant Azul is beautiful. They have a few tables on an outdoor terrasse overlooking the water. It's well worth getting there early and enjoying the sunset."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to Azul for her birthday and asked them to make it special. When we arrived there were flower petals spread out on the table. the service and food were amazing. The manager even searched for me on my way out to cover my valley for my girlfriend's birthday. We had an amazing night and the staff made it so much better."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "If you are going as a foodie expecting an excellent gastro experience, you will be disappointed; however, the food is clean and good and the ambiance very good. I would recommend the experience. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This restaurant, featured in local magazines, may have a nice location but the food was nothing spectacular (actually my daughters did not like it). Expensive. The adjacent peruvian restaurant in the lower floor looked nice but the service left me a sour feeling: when we arrived I asked to changed to the peruvian restaurant but I was told it was full because it was all reserved (rather 'empty' when I peeked) and was still 'empty' when we left (?!?). Service and food not worth it."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and were flattered that the entire staff (from the hostess to the sommelier) made it a point to congratulate us, they even had rose petals on our table. The Tuna poké and Risotto appetizers were fantastically prepared and the entrées were surprisingly big. Azul has high quality food at a reasonable price, the service is impeccable without feeling stuffy or pretentious and the atmosphere is very Pleasant. The wine list is extensive but as with any restaurant of this kind the mark up is subsantialy large. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "For years I've been hearing of the restaurant; finally made it there. Pomegranate martini was very well done and the Old Fashion is one the best I've ever had. Risotto with shrimp for appetizer was soft, delicate with an amazing taste, should be an entree. For dinner had a perfectly cooked bass with a cilantro sauce which they leave at the table in case you want to pour more and its so amazing that you do want to pour more. Sat outside overlooking the water watching the beautiful sunset"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We were all awed!! We treated ourselves for Mother's Day and love everything about this place."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Loved it ! Food and service was fabulous!pricey but worth it!! We were a bit early for our reservations so stopped at lobby bar before the restaurant and it had an amazing live Jazz band playing!! It made the whole night that more special!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I choose this restaurant for the view and the decoration it was perfect. The waiter was awesome, he treat us like special guess and like that. Thank you for everything. I will come back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I have made same Day reservation and just added a comment: "it's my wife's birtgday. Get me something special". They arranged a special table with roses, a view of the bay and at the end a wonderful dessert with candles. My wife was happy. I highly recommend Azul for special occasions. Food was superb! And the wine recommended was also perfect."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "AZUL was recommended by sweetheart as a good place for us to dine and celebrate her birthday. The wine list is fantastic and I hope that open table can get posted online. Food was wonderful and the chef is very accommodating to dietary requests. I cannot tolerate spivey foods and my Sweetie loves it. Our server and the sommelier were respectful of my request for a quiet romantic table, and we in fact dined outside at a corner table away from other diners and had a view over Miami Bay!! A wonderful evening and one I'm certain to repeat!!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The place has a fantastic service and that is the only reason why I am not too frustrated but the prices are exaggerated for food that I eat anywhere. Everything we ate, we can find at different restaurants but much tastier and with better quality. Oh, and the price is usually the 10th... I won't eat there ever again. Too expensive for cheap food."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We stayed at the Mandarin in March and ate at Azul on our last night. We had an outside table which faced both the water and downtown Miami. So lovely to sit outside instead of shivering at home. We shared a plate of Sashimi, followed by a Tuna Poke and a Corvina Ceviche. All were delicious. We both had the Swordfish main and again, it was delicious and beautifully presented. The wine list is excellent - we started with a glass of Champagne followed by an aromatic White. Service was very attentive. Restaurant is amazing and just as pretty inside. Only problem is that the new restaurant, La Mar, is even more amazing!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was a little overpriced.if i pay 60 dollars for a steak i expect to be very good but it was average. But the service was extremly good. I had been in thousands of restaurant. This place have the best service i had even seen in a restaurant. They make u feel like you are a VIP customer. Very good even if the food was a bit overpriced but the service was great. I was happy paying what i paid just because of the service."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Special food. Great quality w/ outstanding service. If lucky to get one of the scarce outdoor tables, you'll be rewarded by a fantastic night view of Brickell skyline. Pity it's closed for lunch."
    Dined on 4/18/2014