Blade - Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Blade - Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Blade - Fontainebleau Miami Beach

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fontainebleau.com/blade
  • Phone: 3056744730x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
    DINNER:Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Bandi Denden
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 41st Street, Arthur Godfrey Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: ENJOY VALIDATED PARKING OF $12 when you savor a variety of delectable dining. (Validated parking will be confirmed at time of purchase. For non-in-house guests only.)
A word from Blade - Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Blade Sushi -– sharing space with the resort’s modern American brasserie, Vida. For lunch and dinner, experience Blade"s extensive sushi menu at the sushi bar or table side,With a focus on the freshest fish for sushi and sashimi, and a novel selection of specialty appetizers and rolls,
Blade’s menu is comprised of dishes strong on traditional Asian flavors as well as modern, creative takes on classic rolls, tartares and carpaccios.
There is a succinct but well curated selection of sakes by the glass and bottle as well as a selection of Japanese beers; and of course, diners can order cocktails and wines by the glass or bottle from Vida’s comprehensive beverage menu.
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Blade - Fontainebleau Miami Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Great service
    Danny
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Nice place very service, food quality was awesome
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 101 reviews are from the Blade - Fontainebleau Miami Beach reviews archive.
  • Great Experience
    greatfood
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Beautiful setting, great suchi selection and the wine list was impressive.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tuna roll
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    we originally had reservations, but ended up taking the food to go. Didnt understand why we got charged a service charge (gratuity 20% on a takeout order) and the lady who took our order barely spoke english, therefore my order didnt turn out as I had requested. I thoroughly enjoyed the crunchy tuna roll, though!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good sushi
    BowieVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Combined space with the Italian restaurant La Vida, great sushi and cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but not a destination.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    This is simply a place to go if you're already on site at Fontaine Bleau and develop an itch for sushi. We made reservations for Sunday at 7pm, only to arrive to a literally empty restaurant. $9 for miso soup is a joke. On the positive side: - The specialty rolls (Chateau and Blade Roll) were both good. The "crispy" part of the chateau roll was missing, and so we solved that by stealing overflow tempura flakes from the blade roll. Worked out awesome. - Bluefin tuna was on the menu - Good saki selection - People watching, you can watch all the bikini clad people coming and going outside the window (casual environment) - Tightly rolled napkin expanding with hot water was a nice presentation touch - Waitress was great
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall, the sushi was pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    overall, the sushi was pretty good 7/10, the selection of rolls was limited, the ambiance was pretty good, not quiet, but a hip and romantic place for miami beach vibe. drinks were good, service was 8/10
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi was very good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The sushi was very good but it took a while for it to come... too long in my view. Service was also good but not exceptional. Prices were high but it's Miami and it's hot spot so you shouldn't visit if you aren't up for that.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some of the worst service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Some of the worst service I have ever had. I will surely note on trip advisor. Will not recomend.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great sushi went there twice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Great sushi went there twice on this trip the service is some of the best I had on south beach
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Selection of fine Sushi was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Selection of fine Sushi was good; Some original items you rarely find. Sushi was fresh and quality was excellent. If you like Bond Street, you should like this one, too. Best Sushi in Sobe to me is Tony's and Bond Street. Still, Blade was a good experience on this weekend With a fun crowd at the FB.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    We were expecting better! I have dined at every restaurant in the Fountainbleau Hotel and this one was a big disappoinment. I felt like I was in a high end cafeteria, the waiter took more then 15 minutes just to come greet us. The menu did not have much to choose from either. The food was ok but for the price, I thought I'd get more rolls!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was above average. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Food was above average. The service was excellent but not well trained for the type of restaurant. The music was not appropriate for the type of restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    The sushi at Blade was very good and the overall experience was wonderful. The atmosphere was relaxing and fun at the same time. What stood out most was the exceptional service (something that is rare in Miami Beach). Just keep in mind that gratuity is included (even though we were a table of 3). Our server made sure to tell us twice that gratuity was included. I would definitely recommend Blade and dine there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good-just not amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    6 adults. We had the Bleau, Chateau, and Geisha specialty roles. While they were better than average, just not amazing. The Kobe beef tatami and octopus and other appetizers were good, just a little insufficient. All-in-all, an above average but not overwhelming experience. Sushi menu should be expanded and more creative. The atmosphere was pleasant and fun, and the service was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a Nanchatte Japanese
    userVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    This is a Nanchatte Japanese Restaurant. I was totally suprised to see the tempra sauce was in a bowl for miso soup.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the expense
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    The food was good, but for those prices, I expect better than good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stay Away!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2012
    I have traveled extensively all over the world. I pride myself on being objective when it comes to local cuisine. This was by far the most over priced menu that served portions that were microscopic. This was definitely one of the worst overall dining experiences of my life. It was also one of the most expensive. We left hungry and thoroughly disappointed.
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  • Sushi rolls were good and
    HapsamVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2012
    Sushi rolls were good and some were quite unique, but four rolls and two beers was over $100.00. I guess that is about $50.00 for the ambience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable service
    ellejschroeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    Blade is a great Sushi spot located with a view of the Fontainebleau pool. Like everywhere at the Fontainebleau, the service is absolutely impeccable. The sushi is fresh, unique, and delicious. Personally, I found the Blade roll to be good--but I would not recommend it. While unusual, it was not my favorite flavor pairings. I would absolutely go back to Blade should I return to Miami Beach.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always nice to go to blade
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    always nice to go to blade except this time I had hairs in my spyci tuna . I guess it was an accident
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very LOUD (so much you couldn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Very LOUD (so much you couldn't hear the waitress), but Music Miami was going on and the Fontainebleau was filled with 20-somethings, so it is understandable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was absolutely horrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    Service was absolutely horrible. Food was great but the wait staff was terrible
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been to Nobu which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    We have been to Nobu which is of course very pricey like Blade. If Blade is trying to compete with Nobu, Blade is in the wrong kitchen. Food was waaay too pricey for what we ordered. Not worth it. I'm not saying the sushi was bad but at almost $120 per person it didn't even come close to exceptional. Marimoto in Boca is better too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi menu was sparse and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    Sushi menu was sparse and the rolls were rather tiny. This destination is more about being with the hip crowd and people watching than good food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DATE NIGHT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2012
    Had a wonderful server, Emma... She is a real gem to have in their restaurant. Food was exceptional! Will definitely return soon Sushi was so fresh--best we've ever had Thank goodness Emma recommended the Dragon roll...INCREDIBLE!!! filled with shrimp, cucumbers and asparagus. We also were able to order from the Vida menu and decided on the Lemon Chipotle Duck and Honey Glazed Salmon. (Both wonderful) Can't wait to return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a bit disappointing....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    Very cool looking menus that light-up! Restauarant is a bit dark. And, although the sushi was fresh...the menu was quite limited. We expected more elaborate rolls. The prices are very high considering the size of the portions. The specialty rolls consisted of 6 small pcs. Vs the typical 8 large pcs found in other "top" sushi restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service & food delivery were
    Ksax
    Dined on 12/22/2011
    Service & food delivery were quick without making you feel rushed. The entire staff was pleasant and efficient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food. All staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/1/2011
    Very good food. All staff were very polite and friendly. The hotel is fantastic. Tks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    I thought the sushi quality was excellent and the service very good. My appetizer was a just ok seaweed salad, my date had a good but slightly oily vegetable tempura. WeI ordered a sushi combination and rolls which were very fresh as expected in Miami. They also provided dessert on the house for my birthday, excellent key lime pie. I expected to be wowed because I was at the Fountainbleau instead I had a good sushi dinner. The hotel has several bars and restaurants and is a hot place to be in Miami Beach. If you've never been to the Fountainbleau you should check it out, and if while you're there you want sushi eat at Blade. I won't go to there just to eat at Blade.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blade is profusely over-priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/15/2011
    Blade is profusely over-priced for the amount and quality of food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Blade was over priced for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    Blade was over priced for the experience. The food was rather ordinary.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I liked the kid friendly atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    I liked the kid friendly atmosphere and smart casual dress code of Blade. However, the size of the scallop rolls was quite small and rather bland in taste. Shrimp tempura, which unlike many restaurants was not combined with unwanted vegetables, and lobster rolls were good. Found Blade overpriced for the quality and size of the rolls, as we had to order more than expected to suppliment what would have ordinarily sufficed. On a last note, service was rather slow and the waiter "did not get" my child's order when initially placed, so she was left waiting for her meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Systemic Problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2011
    Captive Audience is its only strength, baked in gratuity clearly affects the service. One quote to a friend who ate at a different time was "sorry for the slow service, here is your bill, gratuity is included. Have a nice day."
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  • Good overall, but $17 for
    dogmelonVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2011
    Good overall, but $17 for a vodka soda is ridiculous...and I'm from LA.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very delicious, clean crisp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2011
    Very delicious, clean crisp tasty food. Awesome view of the ocean and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant did not have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    The restaurant did not have reservation made at Open table
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I ate there last Saturday
    Avon25
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    I ate there last Saturday night when looking for a good sushi place near my hotel. If you're looking for a place to meet self proclaimed pickup artists I would highly recommend this restaurant. If you are looking for quality fish (at $12 tuna roll prices) I would recommend that you go to ANY other restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but not worth the $$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2011
    Good sushi, great service. I would say the sushi has some interesting flavors and mix of ingredients, but as most sushi I have tried in the USA, the rice is not as sweet tasting, or doesn't stick together too well. If you try to the Bleau roll, take the onion off and it will taste much better. Do recommend the Tuna tataki. Overall I think the price is not worth the quality of the food, but it is a good option if you're staying at the Fontainebleau hotel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • menus light up - great for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2011
    menus light up - great for the low lighting. the sushi was ok, nothing memorable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh ingredients and a unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    Fresh ingredients and a unique approach to sushi. I enjoyed the flavors and especially the cucumber rapped sushi as an alternative to rice. This was well worth the higher price and it compares well with other high class sushi restaurants in price. However, it has far more unique menu options and the location can't be beat (duh, its the Fontainebleau). Great service and an energetic staff made the night very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic