Having a place in the area, we often think that we know most of the restaurants there. A friend recommended the Vue, which I had not heard of. We sat out on the terrace, which gave us a beautiful ocean view. The staff couldn't have been more courteous. The food was incredible. I tried one of my daughter's scallops, and it may be the best scallop I have ever eaten. I had the steak special of the evening. I can't recall the cut, but it was large, cooked properly, tasted great, but too much. I couldn't finish it. The Vue is a great find. I am looking forward to going back.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, wonderful service and a great view of the sun setting over the gulf!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Dining Experience
By far our favorite fine dining restaurant in the Destin area,
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best on 30A
Outstanding service, quality, quantity and presentation.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our experience very much. Food and service was great and it's a beautiful restaurant and setting.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a vue!!
There are many good restaurants littered along 30a, but very few sit right on the beach side as does the Vue. Along with the phenomenal view of the sunset over the water, the food and service were perfect compliments. The Lobster Trio was our favorite appetizer. Everything was delicious!
A great view and delicious food would be good enough. But the service at the Vue was impeccable. Relaxed, crisp, efficient and appropriately attentive, yet unobtrusive. We enjoyed their honest assessment of the warbling of the "entertainment" on the patio--that "entertainment" was the only downside to an outstanding evening.
And to top it off, the sommelier came by and gave my wife a great recommendation on a glass of wine for after dinner!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been coming to the
We have been coming to the Emerald Coast for 25 years and the restaurants along CR 30-A have proliferated year by year. Vue is a new one but it rocketed to the top of our list of places to dine when we feel like having a really special meal. The ambiance inside is quite modern and beautiful; very light and airy, Florida-style. The service was friendly and efficient both at the bar before the meal and at the table with our waiter from Louisiana. But it was the food above all that rocked. As good as any you will find in the area and we know from years of experience. This restaurant is equal to any ... The one criticism we had was that on the night of our maiden visit, there was an extremely loud singer/band on the outdoor patio.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful view of the sunsert
Beautiful view of the sunsert over the Gulf. Venison appetizer and the Gorgonzola shrimp were amazing! Also recommend the pistachio grouper and scallop main courses. Extensive wine list with reasonable prices. Acceptable selection of wines by the glass. Staff were knowledgeable regarding the menu and made good recommendations. Only down side was the outdoor band which while Ok was just too loud for quiet indoor dining.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great View
My mom and I had a mid-week dinner here while vacationing in Destin. It was a great upscale dining experience on the 30A corridor. Beautiful, contemporary decor with soft lighting and a wonderful view of the Gulf. We split the oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer and enjoyed the Catch of the Day and a giant juicy pork chop for entrees. There was a nice wine list, slightly high priced ($26 for a half bottle) but there are several by the glass choices as well. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Overall, if you're looking for a nice meal in a special locale, you'll do very well at Vue!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner.
We had a wonderful dinner. Great food and great service. We sat next to the windows for a beautiful view of the ocean. This was our favorite restraurant while here on vacation.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meal with a View
The Vue with a fantastic view of the beach & surf.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
vue on 6/20
We had to wait about 30 minutes to get our food because of a large party that was there. I don't see the reason why we had to wait so long because of others without even being told of the problem.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, however they were out
Great, however they were out of the Red Fish at 8pm.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very cozy atmosphere
We really enjoyed or time at The Vue. Would recommend it for a special occasion. I do not feel like it is a child friendly atmosphere or priced for children. Overall, I would recommend this for a special night out.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view at the VUE
Both the view and the food are excellent. Three of us had the whole fish special. Incredible!
One redfish and two red snapper. All very unusual and tasty
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Great service
My wife and I ordered the same: Watermelon cocktail, Cesar salad, duck appetizer, and steak dinner. I could not have been more pleased with the entire order. Cocktail was top shelf, salad was cold and fresh, duck was juicy, the the steak was cooked to perfection. With the steak, we had mashed potatoes and grilled summer veggies (squash zucchini peppers). All was glazed with an amazing sauce. Our server was a young friendly guy who described and defined the meals well, answered our questions, checked up on us appropriately, and earned his handsome tip. We ate outside, which was a nice patio area. But it's beside a family style pool...so it was a little noisy. It happened to be windy as well. I would suggest indoor dining. Overall, great.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there for our anniversary and couldn't have chosen a better place. Elena was our waitress and she was fantastic! The food was excellent and they actually will prepare about any dish you want. The view was beautiful. Right on the oceanfront. We had an appetizer, two main entrees, dessert and two glasses of wine each. $112. It states pricey but we spent $70 on pizza that was terrible the night before at another place. The Vue is worth the price --- food, knowledge of wait staff, friendliness, view. We will go back!!!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the BEST on the Gulf coast
Great food, excellent service, best view on the gulf. Friendly people and great decor. Chef Gio is outstanding. I always try his specials. Never had a bad meal.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great View and Great Food but LOUD
This could have been a great dining experience. We were seated outside promptly and the weather was great. The view is fantastic. The service was excellent and the food was great. They told us there was live music on the patio. "Did we mind?" Well, we have been to a number of restaurants with live music. What we didn't know is that the band (two old rockers) would hit 102 dB on a decibel meter I downloaded to my iPhone to see how load it really was. And we were on the gulf side and not right up by the band. 102 dB can cause hearing loss in 8 minutes per OHSA standards. 100 dB is the loudness of industrial machinery. I was watching the meter and we were exposed to the loudness of a lawnmower, motorcycle, & subway. Way too loud.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic for the price
Everyone knows eating out on vacation means spending money. However, this was worth every penny. The food was unique but not weird. Incredible flavors and correct portions. The pricing was extremely reasonable for the quality. You might spend more elsewhere but it won't be any better. This is one place you want to come as one of your special eat out nights. I Will go back everytime I come on vacation. The scenic views are a nice extra and I requested a window seat on Open Table website and it was waiting for us when we came! Thanks!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very disappointing that both I as the reserving party and our guest who kindly picked up the check to talk with the restaurant due to the waiter and or restaurant and wanted us to pull our copy of our payment because they had lost their records. Call late on Saturday afternoon. Very bothersome to be put in that position.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite in the Destin area
We just found our new favorite restaurant at the beach. The view, the service, the wine list, the food - all superior. The scallops and the pistaccio crusted grouper are outstanding.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with a View
Beautifully designed restaurant inside and gorgeous Gulf of Mexico views outside. Sit inside next to a back window or on the outside deck to watch a glorious sunset over the water. Food is very good. Nice wine list. Service was very polite but slow.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on a recommendation that it had a great sunset view. This was true. Found that there is much more than just a view at Vue. The service was outstanding as was the food. We were a party of two, but saw families as well as wedding parties being handled with no trouble whatsoever. Thought the noise level might be too high but this was not the case. Great experience! Hope to come back.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the tempura lobster tail with risotto. The food was good and the view was excellent. Will dine again.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing view and lovely atmosphere!
I had never heard of this restaurant & purely booked it because we wanted a reservation (which is hard to come by on 30a during summer) & didn't want to wait hours for a table like most restaurants. I also booked after reading the reviews on here & because everyone talked about the great view (not a ton of restaurants on 30a have a great view).We got the option to sit outside & for July, it felt amazing.We had a front row seat overlooking the water. Our 3 year old was with us & they was also very accommodating to her.The whole atmosphere is very relaxing & beautiful. The food was very good & service was good as well. Watching the sunset from this restaurant was priceless. Though there is a pool right next door, it was not an issue at all.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife had Grouper & I the 12oz filet mignon. All I can say is both meals were amazing!! Our servant, Kyle, was the perfect combination of friendliness, knowledge of what he was doing, & prompt service!
A well deserved 5 star!!!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of Destin
This was an unexpected find on Santa Rosa Beach--sophisticated but laid back. Just as they say, every table has a great view of the water--not a bad seat in the house. The escargot appetizer was melt in your mouth good, and the gazpacho was flavorful and refreshing. The special rib-eye steaks were cooked perfectly, fork tender, and accompanied by truffled mashed potatoes that are to-die-for. The service was just right--attentive but not rushed. Excellent bar too. Hope to be back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing across the board
Our dining experience was the best we've had in a long time. Very cool bar with great drink and wine selections. The view was completely perfect. Right on the water and we had a choice of Indoor or outdoor dining. We chose inside and sat right by a window with a pretty view. Our server was very prompt, extremely helpful and knowledgable. She didn't skip a beat and made the whole experience that much better. Then there's the food, DELECIOUS! Big menu so lots to choose from in all courses. I would highly recommend the pistachio grouper if they have it on the menu when you go. We come to the San Destin and 30A areas several times a year. This restaurant is easily in out top 3 favorites, if not number 1. It has everything to offer.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic dining with a Gulf view
Really great restaurant with wonderful food. The ambience is casual but a white tablecloth restaurant that is perfect for an occasion as well. The staff are extremely attentive and friendly but not annoying. Frequently they have live music to listen or dance to while you watch the sun setting into the water. Truly a neighborhood gem!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was very beautiful
The restaurant was very beautiful wiht excellent views of the Gulf and the food and service were excellent. We will be back!!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always delicious, staff wonderful and view is supreme! Best place for viewing a sunset!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Labor Day lull
My wife and I went to the Vue on Monday evening and found a wide open dining room after tourist season. Had a drink and apps on the outdoor deck and watched the sunset before going inside for dinner. We've had several meals here recently and this was no exception, food, wine, and service was great. We has the Fruits de Mar and broiled Scallops, which were both terrific.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
While on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Vue on 30A is not to be missed! The meal was exquisite as we watched the sun set over the Gulf. We have had the opportunity to dine at many excellent restaurants across the country, and Vue on 30A was one of the best we've experienced!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
While the food was very good, the waiter disscribed the whole fish as "they take out all the insides" now how else would you serve a whole fish ? He discribe this at every table. Very odd
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely merits a re-Vue
The meals were simply perfect and the portions just the right size, leaving that precious space for one of the succulent desserts.
Our waiter took the time to explain the menu in beautiful details and the service was impeccable.
Next time we return to the area we will also return to Vue on 30a ... for sure.
For dinner, It is worth arriving early for a drink and/or an appetizer.... and have a sunset view in bonus.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried & true favorite
This is the go-to place for special occasions and always for showing off the beauty of the Gulf to visitors and guests---there is no better restaurant view anywhere. The food is consistently good, servers knowledgeable, and feels elegant yet comfortable, not pretentious. Dined there 2 nights ago and had the Pistachio -Crusted Grouper, an excellent choice. Friends ordered Seared Scallops and agreed they were excellent as well. The lunch menu is great too and ask to eat outdoors on the patio if possible. Can't go wrong at Vue.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portobello fries were outstanding. Super entertainment on the night we were there.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect view! Great food!
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful birthday celebration dinner. The food was excellent and the waiter was very accomadating!
The view was spectacular! Hence the name VUE!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We absolutely loved the food (my husband had one of the best steaks he has ever had). We really appreciated having a window seat so we could enjoy the gulf view and the absolutely astonishing sunset!!! Happy hour menu lacked a little choice and diversity but it was nice that we could have the drinks outside before supper. We would definitely go back and bring friends along.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ocean View can't be beat
Excellent restaurant. Great ocean view, extensive wine list, excellent variety on menu and food well prepared and presented.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the ease getting a reservation on a busy night with "open table"
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a brunch for large group or a couple.
Menu has large selection to choose from and the
view is the best on 30A!!!!!!!!!!!! Can not go wrong
with The Vue on 30A!!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just The kind of Restaurant
Just The kind of Restaurant that feels
Just Perfect To Celebrate Life!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic view and food!
Went for Sunday brunch and it was wonderful. The view of the Gulf was unbelievable, food was delicious and the service was commendable. I will be returning and trying lunch and dinner
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Dinner at Vue on 30A
My wife and I had dinner here last Wednesday. We had an absolutely amazing time. For starters, we had a wonderful server named Ricky. Second, the food was fantastic. To top it all off, they had a small band playing outside. My wife and I danced in between each course. We had a truly great time.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service is always good, but the food is terrific. Probably the best steak I have had in a long time.
I consider myself a pretty good cook but this chef knows what he is doing. Just great food!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was outstanding. The view was amazing at sunset. Our server showed us a back patio that had a unbelievable view of the sunset and it was private. I got the bone-in-filet and it was delicious. The bartender also made excellent drinks. My wife enjoyed her meal as well. My wife and I have a vacation home in SanDestin so we frequent the area a lot. Vue will definitely be one of our go to spots. I would 100% recommend to anyone.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took out of town friends to brunch. Was the highlight dining experience of the weekend. Excellent food, service, ambiance. Also helped that we had " textbook " Gulf weather. Great way to start a Sunday. We'll be back. Frank Gluck
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I chose Vue on 30A as the place to propose to my girlfriend (she said YES! btw) anyway...
I would like to start by saying that the service here was top notch! The waiter was very knowledgable about food being served, how it was prepared, and why the chef was pairing certain items. The wine that was recommended for us went with our meal well and was also a good price! My date went had the Sea Bass with Vegetable Risotto and it was delicious! I had the Bone in Filet with some amazing potatoes.... it was probably one of the best steaks I have ever had! I will be back!
I cannot recommend this place enough! They really went the extra mile to make sure that we had a special night! Thank you to the entire staff of Vue on 30A!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM