Semilla Eatery and Bar
Semilla Eatery and Bar

Semilla Eatery and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://semillamiami.com/
  • Phone: 3056746522x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Frederic Joulin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Semilla Eatery and Bar
Semilla Eatery and Bar is a modern gastro pub located on 1330 Alton road, dedicated to locals we offer affordable and high quality fare. Focus on organic and Florida grown fruit and vegetables, even our tap beers are exclusively from Florida. We offer a warm and friendly service and are open 7 nights a week from 6pm.
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Semilla Eatery and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (9)neighborhood gem (4)vibrant bar scene (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)good for groups (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Miami Spice menu was incredible!!!!
    jessy077
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Boyfriend and I came here for the Miami spice special and it really was an incredible experience. The decor was modern and fresh, a bit industrial, and it looked spectacular. Our server was so very kind and happy to answer any questions we had about the food or wine selection. One of the most attentive servers we've ever had. The food was some of the best I've tasted as well. The lamb belly was so incredibly soft and not at all gamey. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for every occaction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We love tapas, and Semilla menu is Awesome! Especially is you go during their Friday Happy Hour. You can try most of them for $6ea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Opened
    Valerie765
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant wasn't answering the phone so we confirmed our reservation on OpenTable. Only to show up for our 6:45 to see the restaurant wasn't even open. The door clearly states- Open at 6 EVERYDAY. I don't know what happened but needless to say we went somewhere else and won't be recommending this restaurant or returning. Menu looked delicious though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot to eat super well.
    bemol
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A very attractive place to eat very well and light as the food is fresh and cooked a la "plancha". Very attentive service with a nice French welcome... Light and fresh change from heavy food!!! Can only recommend this place...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    Pipe61
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Don't let the outside fool you - this is a fabulous find! The decor is modern but laid back and the music they play is one of a kind outstanding!! Now to the food - they have small plates and large plates. My husband and I tried the goat cheese and bacon croquetas and the pork rillettes small plates (which we could have had seconds of the small plates) and then the scallops and salmon stir fry large plates. Seriously, we could have licked the plates they were all that good. Unfortunately they were out of the profiteroles for dessert so we opted for espresso. The service staff was very attentive and friendly! There is definitely construction on Alton Rd and you have to want to get there - but once you do you will not be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than impressed
    Lecta
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was unremarkable. Very bland. The service was extremely slow. Not the worst place in the world, but I probably wouldn't recommend it to my friends.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stumbled upon this place
    RockyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I stumbled upon this place a few months ago while vacationing in SoBe and fell in love with it! Great ambiance, good scene and excellent food! Although there is a lot of construction going on around the building (Alton Road needed the construction badly), you wouldn't even know it once your step inside of this quaint place! We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 19 reviews are from the Semilla Eatery and Bar reviews archive.
  • Always a nice experience
    Romano
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Went back there with a group and had the same great experience as always. We let the chef decide what top serve us. He sent samples of his menu so we didn't all have to worry about ordering anything. It was perfect. Highly recommended place in South Beach.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great nice out..
    JJGuy
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Really enjoyed everything about this place.. Not a tourist trap and the food was interesting and had some real amazing flavors going on. Met the owner who was making the rounds and overall this is a very solid and fun evening out in Miami.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Drinks / Amazing Food
    Dave
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    From the moment we got there, the service was excellent. We had reservations for 9:30 and were seated right away. The bartender kept sending over a perfect mix of drinks; not too heavy and nothing watered down. We had the "Vermont Goat Cheese and Bacon Croquettas", as an appetizer, and they practically melt in your mouth. Our steaks were cooked perfectly: My Skirt Steak, medium and her Petit Filet Mignon, well-done. I had the "Brussels Sprout" as a side dish, recommended by our waiter, and that was also a hit. NOW, the dessert. We ordered the churros - bite sized and just like the croquettas, these also melt in your mouth. I'm getting hungry just writing this review. This was our first time there, but not the last. Excellent all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Excluding their lack of oysters for the evening, my boyfriend and I had a wonderful & romantic dinner. The food was lively and delicious and it definitely added a memorable experience to our South Beach vacation. Will absolutely visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Semilla is
    WiseCat
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I choose to try this restaurant because it was advertised as an organic place. As soon as I entered the space, I was enamored by the wall of fresh herbs and spices. The manager and employees of the restaurant were very attentive. The margarita my husband ordered was delicious. When the food arrived and we enjoyed it tremendously. My only critique is that the two salads we ordered were slaughtered with dressing, and I do not like dressing on my salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time on fridays
    Romano
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Friday night was definitely a good night to be there. Good music, nice crowd and still the same amazing food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a bit hectic
    dingdong
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    the overall vibe & staff were very helpful & friendly. Things took a while to get off the ground being busy & new. I think they coped very well under pressure. My New York Strip was very chewy but tasty the chicken portion (sate!!!!!) was rather small. the bar seemed to be snowed under so the drink service was a bit erratic. All in all I would choose to go there again but the tables for two are quite small & the noise level (they have a live DJ) was kind of at the maximum level to just about have a conversation this seems to be a South Beach thing but there will be an awful lot of deaf people in the future!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check your bill
    geri
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Second time to this restaurant and we left with a sour taste in our mouths, and not because of the food. We went for their wonderful happy hour. We loved practically every dish on the HH menu. Well drinks were $6. Happy hour ended at 8. Service was lackadaisical, it wasn't easy getting our waiter to stop at our table. When we got out bill, 3 gin and tonics-requested just that way, were all of a sudden 3 Bombay g&ts at twice the price. Several appetizers were at full price and when questioned, we were told the computer automatically reverts to full price when happy hour is over. Well, it was just 8 then so we asked for our bill ahead of that time . Our bill was finally changed but none of that should have happened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We had the potstickers both short rib and BBQ rib which were amazing also had the salmon avocado tartare which was a must have after we had the New York strip which was perfectly cooked and tasted amazing totally a well rounded restaurant definitely coming back ..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plancha festival...
    bemol
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Excellent Menu with outstanding quality ingredients in a very original decoration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alton Road winner
    TrendingVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    A last minute decision to come to this Alton Road restaurant was a great choice. Located a couple of blocks past the Whole Foods on busy Alton Rd, It is easy to miss. Free but limited parking next door. A large tasteful interior with high ceilings, a central bar and great menu makes for a terrific neighborhood or casual dinner. Unlike the bass thumping background music of too many SoBe restaurants, a perfect background music selection accompanied dinner. Started with unctuous short rib gyoza. Solid mains, very nice service, and good vibe. Hope this place makes it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second try and still disappointing
    Luis
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This was our second visit. First time we had a good time, although the food was lacking the service was attentive and the place had a really positive energy and elegant clientele. This restaurant is designed to serve small plates with some full sized (?) courses. priced in the high $20's which also come in small sized plates with no sides. All sides are extra. We decided to give it a second try. This one proved really disappointing. Other than the tomato and burrata salad everything else was truly unacceptable, including the service. There were even unavailable menu items and desserts. The ambience is still great, very nice clientele, unfortunately that is not enough to warrant a $175. tab for two. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Sabri
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We went twice because it's really the best in Miami Beach. The food is prepared in a very original way mixing tastes of asiatic, french cultures. It's a great taste experience. The way the food is served is accurate and elegant. The ambient is modern but warm. The service, great! I am not writing this comment because I am the owner but because I am a tourist coming from Italy and we love good food!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Romano
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    This place is really nice. The open kitchen is perfect to have dinner at the bar counter. Lots of creative tasty food, amazing cocktails and local beers. Definitely a place I will go back to regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing grows w/out a seed-Semilla
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Vibrant ambince with fantastic happy hour. Our service was impeccable from the bus boy to the waiter. Constant attention in bustling atmosphere. The kitchen is open to the diners view and prompt in getting food out. Impressed with our first time there. We had the short rib pot stickers, salmon and avocado salad, kale salad, Branzino and The Lamb Chops. All cooked to perfection. Their local beer choices are excellent. I am excited for this neighborhood gem bringing local organic fare and brews to Miami Beach. We have already made reservations for next week and cannot wait to try other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Semilla
    JferrVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Food was very good. We shared a number of apps including the different potstickers which were great. Dessert was also excellent. The vibe is enjoyable though tables are way too close to one another
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Addition
    Bliss
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Semilla is a very nice addition to the Alton Road area. The design of the space is well done and attractive. The service is excellent and very customer friendly. My friends and I particularly liked the pot stickers and the salmon tartar. All the small plates we had were very good. It's a good place for a weekday night or weekend. I would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise!
    PamelaVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great surprise on Alton Rd. Great ambience, eclectic food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new and delicious
    cece
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    good going, hope you do well on Alton!! Great food and ambience..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.