The Setai Grill
The Setai Grill

The Setai Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thesetaihotel.com/
  • Phone: 3055206800x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Wed,Thu,Sun 6:30PM-11:00pm. Fri & Sat 6:30PM-12:00pm.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Asian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For private events please contact our Senior Sales & Catering Manager Amanda Reinke- 305-520-6234

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th Street
  • Public Transit: 108 Rt. H
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel Valet parking is available at discounted rates. Metered parking is available on the street and there is a public lot adjacent to the hotel at 21st St. and Collins Avenue
A word from The Setai Grill


A New Setai Grill Menu: East Meets West

Starting Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at The Setai Grill, our team of international culinarians, led by Executive Chef Mathias Gervais, brings an “East meets West” interpretation of a modern Asian-inspired prime steakhouse.

The Setai Grill’s bites, small plates and entrees are inspired by the robust Asia-Pacific flavors, along with our own vibrant surroundings of Latin and South America, while using only the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients. The Setai Grill’s signature premium meats, sourced from the finest meat purveyor in the country: Pat LaFrieda & Son, will also tantalize guests’ taste buds.
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The Setai Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (5)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Dinner
    Luilua
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Terrible restaurant. Every single dish we ordered was bad. The beef ribs were terrible. Burned, almost no meat, basically bone and fat. The tuna tacos tiny and flavorless. Expensive. Not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An outstanding steak restaurant
    jwpmitVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We recently stayed 4 nights at The Setai. We decided to eat at the hotel after a long day. A beautiful restaurant with exceptional service. The wine list was extraordinary. I had a bone-in filet that was cooked perfectly. Miami restaurants are too often loud, fast and very expensive (relative to the food quality). The Setai Grill provided a nice sanctuary to enjoy an exceptional meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pricey but well worth it
    Elsa
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had picked the Setai Grill before coming to Miami for a special event. They a special six course Tasting Menu listed online but when we arrived the Menu seemed to have been replaced for a three course summer special. To meet our disappointment, they managed to pull a special menu together with all different courses that we had set our tastebuds and accompanied it with wine-pairing. It was all excellent, the service, the food, the ambiance and we were very happy. The check in the end blew us away but it was worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decadent Quality, Average Execution
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was below expectations. Presentation was superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Foodjunky
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The restaurabt had great service and the food was amazing. It is expensive but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect night out...
    kikia28
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Probably the best dinner I've ever had. The service, food, drinks, and ambiance were absolutely amazing. Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 63 reviews are from the The Setai Grill reviews archive.
  • The Grill
    Stevek45VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The meal was terrific. If you want to mix it up in South Beach and have a steak, this is a great spot. Better than BLT steak. I would add that the service was perfect. Couldn't have been more spot on.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service! I
    Honeymooners
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Great food and service! I was there on my honeymoon and the staff treated us very well and gave us a free desert. One of the best steaks I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    Mossy
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The Place is very Chic also service is tailored to please the guest. The Food is so fresh it gets sold-out that same day. I really enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant dining
    Goran
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Very elegant dining in pieceful setting; outdoor and indoor. Excellent food and good wine list but expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just a "grill"
    LandEVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We were blown away by outdoor courtyard, menu selection, and culinary experience. Our expectations for this "grill" we're far exceeded! Show up hungry, small plates and apps should not be skipped over although entrees were the stars! We had black cod (mouthwatering) and skirt steak (the smell alone was delicious) and ate every bite! The staff was very attentive though not overbearing, and left us feeling well taken care of. The drink menu was superb, very creative and eclectic options that we thoroughly enjoyed!! Fantastic meal, we strongly encourage you to try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambience abounds
    1foodloverVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The Setai Grill has one of the most fantastic outdoor dining areas I've seen in South Beach. Lights are low in the evening ; huge beautiful dark water feature surrounded by By beautiful tall palm trees and the table nicely spaced . DJ's music Playing in the background very hip. Each course we enjoyed was delicious ,however very very tiny. This does not come as a surprise however because our waitstaff was clear on what to expect. There is an Asian reference to everything and it all made for a beautiful special evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overrated and overpriced
    Roseland
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    While the reviews prior to making our reservation seemed positive, we were highly disappointed with our experience. The appetizers were mediocre - overcooked and overpriced, for entrees 3 steaks were not cooked as ordered - we sent 1 back and our 2 guests flipflopped their orders; scallops, priced at $29 was a mere 2 scallops!! Dessert portions were too small for sharing, the Irish coffee was incorrectly prepared and cold-even the waited should have realized this and not served it! We had pre-dinner drinks at the bar, advised the bar we were taking our table and returning to pay, while seated, they chased me down to pay the bill! This was an awful experience from start to finish, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to my dog!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular
    LivesinDCVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had an amazing Christmas dinner and will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Tuna Carpacio ever had !
    wolfgang
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    It was a wonderfull evening with an outstanding wine list and the best Tuna Carpacio we ever had! Service, dininig and wine was great, nothing could be better! we loved this place !
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were disappointed because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    We were disappointed because we were the only ones in the restaurant and the garden i had heard about was closed. Order TAP water because they charged us $10 for a bottle of water. Tap water wasn't even an option (would you like sparkling or still water? ) i hate when they do that! Food was good. We asked where the chef got his reblouchon cheese to male the tartiflette and he said he used robiolo cheese instead! Don't say that its a tartiflette de reblouchon then!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Typical American food was
    luvfood27VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Typical American food was looking for Asian, hence the name.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excelente!
    Zilli
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Everything just perfect. Great appetizers, entrees and deserts. Wonderful service and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Nomad
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Excellent food and excellent service. Although reaching a bit late, was seated immediately. Service was prompt and staff was extremely courteous. Would recommend to anybody.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice meal..
    wenb
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    We had the Miami Spice selection on Sunday night, my wife got the catch of the day which was salmon, and thought it was very good. I got the steak with argula and the taste was fantastic, but the downside was that the steak was so thin that it was not filling enough. Service was nice, staff was nice and the scene is and staff are very laid back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Setai Great for Miami Spice
    PaulinMiami
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Very good meals. Had wine pairing for $29 extra. Excellent food. Pasta was a little skimpy in size. Chocolate mousse also small for dessert. The meat was delicious. Did not try catch of the day. Bread, individually baked in pan, like corn bread. delicious!!! Very attentive service and Maitre D' very helpful with wine pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat over eager...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    Although a excellent ambience, the staff can be over eager. A stand down attitude could be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salty
    weberi
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    The food was cooked too salty. Very expensive. The bill was wrongly presented.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Had a fabulous meal here during my last trip to Miami. The meal started with bread still fresh from the oven that was flaky and wonderful. The Betteraves salad was delectable and had some of the best goat cheese that I've ever eaten. The smoked eggplant cavier was also to die for. So smooth and cooked perfectly. The smoked salmon was delicious. We also got the Dover Sole. I had never had sole before, and I absolutely loved it. It was very fresh and perfectly prepared and flavored with parsley, lemon juice, and brown butter. Service all evening exceeded my expectations. The staff was so amazing and attentive. I would definitely dine here again if I return to Miami!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpectedly fine dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    We both had bone-in 18 oz. NY strip steaks and they were amazing - flavorful, cooked to the right temperature and juicy. The service was impeccable. We dined on a quiet Sunday evening and staff outnumbered customers. You only had to make eye contact with one of them and they were at your table asking what they could bring you. The wine list is extensive. One pleasant surprise is that they sell some rather fine wines by the glass, unlike many places. They were pouring a very fine Bourdeaux for me - something I wouldn't have expected to get by the glass at most restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Fantastic food and service. Highly recommend the mashed potatoes with truffles. Steaks were to die for and were perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • only problem - dress code
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    only problem - dress code at one and too much vodka at the other table one should be more picky!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection in every way!
    discerningpalate
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Our dining experience at The Setai Grill was divine in every way. Our every need was anticipated and met by the efficient staff. Great wines and the best Scotch was available. The atmosphere is clubby quiet but energized by locals. The young chefs were cheerful and answered questions about our selections. The rib eye we shared was cooked to perfection with a fantastic potatoea au gratin. The homemade roquefort was divine. The manager, Mr. Hakan Balkuvvar was polished. knowledgeable and his service was reminiscent of an earlier time. This is an excellent steak house and we had a truly memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was amazing, however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    The food was amazing, however beware of the padding of the bill by the waitress. She offered us a glass of champagne, which turned out costing $40 a glass!!! I found that extremely offensive!! The bottle of wine the Sommelier suggested was delicious and only $20 more than my glass of champagne! The waitress didn't have a clue & service was extremely slow, even though they weren't that busy. If you have a lot of money or it's a special occasion, I recommend this place. Just beware of the offer of champagne!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful steakhouse for quiet
    GalGalVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Wonderful steakhouse for quiet dining. Other steakhouses in South Beach are very noisy and over crowded with tables and people. Very attentive assistance from the grill manager, Hakan Balkuvvar, enhanced our dining experience. The attention to the small details was outstanding. We were suggested a terrific wine, exceptional jamon Iberico, a delicious amuse-bouche, soft and warm brioche in a tureen--all outstanding touches. Although the restaurant touts its steaks from a leading New York butcher, there could be better found in the butcher shops of Chicago or Kansas City. Still the meal and all the staff's service were terrific!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience - expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Great experience - expensive - but good. Very good for South Beach venues for conversations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding wine list and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    The Setai Grill is a beautiful space within the Setai Hotel in Miami Beach. The restaurant is technically a “steakhouse” but don’t let that fool you. It really is a romantic little place, with outstanding service and an outstanding wine list that happens to serve great steak and really great seafood. I highly recommend for a couples night out and it is perfectly suited for a business dinner as well. The wine list and service goes far beyond expectations with great Burgundy selections (both red and white). This is an expensive night out but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed open table and seitai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Sorry to say that although open table rated seitai five star we did not have a great experience. Our tomato salad appetizer was delivered and shared and it was not until this shared appetizer was done that our waiter came to apologize for us only receiving one of two ordered. My steak and fries were brought to the table and the steak was cooked to rare and had been ordered medium well. The steak was returned to the kitchen with the excuse that the rare steak had been ordered by another table and brought to our by mistake. Meanwhile when the steak was re delivered the fries were cold. No attempt to make this experience better was made by the seemingly hovering staff. If this is Miami s number one I am glad I live in NYC.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I think they are still working
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    I think they are still working out opening kinks. Service alternated between fantastic and "where did everyone go?" First courses were great, and then it was almost like we were forgotten for a course (a long pause between minor courses). We would have ordered another round of drinks had anyone either asked or been around to take the order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Service was prompt in
    MIA3
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    The Service was prompt in the beginning however it did lack a bit towards the end as it got busy in the restuarant. I was impressed but not blown away. I didn't quite like the "pig" hanging in the back where the prepping was being done.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Serious food for fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    We sat at the chef's counter, and were treated like treasured guests. Chef came out to speak to us a couple of times, and even gave us a sliver of sample of two types of fresh truffles they had in stock. The food was excellent. The suckling pig was a tiny bit dry but still delicious, and the braised veal was the most tender I've ever had. Definitely a place for people who are looking for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pretty good:)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    It wasn't really what we expected, and we were some of the only people there (xmas eve- 7-8ish). Service was great, food was pretty good. It is a nice quiet place, good for groups and such :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Didn't love the bar scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    Didn't love the bar scene but the food and service were good. Preferred other places in Miami a little more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have not had a meal this incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2011
    Have not had a meal this incredible since our trip to Burgundy. Our waiter Charles was wonderful too!! Many thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1030 pm reservation on a Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    1030 pm reservation on a Saturday so we closed the place out and had a waiter to ourselves. The waiter was well prepared with recommendations and was attentive. Enjoyed dinner with my boyfriend in quite a nice restaurant; good spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet