The Social Club - Surfcomber South Beach
The Social Club - Surfcomber South Beach
  • Address:
    1717 Collins Ave
    Miami Beach, FL 33141
    Neighborhood:
    Miami Beach / South Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Social Club - Surfcomber South Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.socialclubatsurfcomber.com/
  • Phone: 3056041800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch Daily: 7:00am - 3:00pm;
    Happy Hour Daily: 4:00pm-7:00pm
    Dinner Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Bar: 12:00pm-close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: For large parties of 15 or more and prix fixe menu options, please contact Ericka Mallen at ericka.mallen@surfcomber.com.
  • Special Events: Whether it's our beautiful veranda overlooking Collins Avenue or intimate dining room, The Social Club is the perfect place for your next event! Please contact Ericka Mallen at ericka.mallen@surfcomber.com for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Street
  • Public Transit: Bus stop one block from restaurant
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, street parking and parking lot available
A word from The Social Club - Surfcomber South Beach
Regionally inspired, social plates and hand-crafted cocktails make up the fresh flavor recipes of Social Club's menu. Spices of the Grilled Octopus with tomato chutney, fennel confit, and toasted farro awaken the palate. Jumbo Scallops sit on a bed of red pepper chimichurri, pork belly, and topped with arugula. The Braised Short Rib paired with fregola sarda, garlic spinach, and natural reduction satisfy your appetite.

Chad Phillips, the nationally applauded head bartender, takes a culinary approach to the cocktail menu. "South Beach Swizzle" with banks 7 rum, kronan swedish punsch, lime, fresh pressed pineapple, and black walnut butters perfectly captures the flavor of Miami, while "Romina's Revenge" is a tasty creation of capurro pisco, art in the age rhubarb, lemon, orange pekoe tea syrup, and peach bitters. A great complement to any meal.
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The Social Club - Surfcomber South Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • NYCgrrl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is a great foodie spot in South Beach. The ribs were amazing! The manager stopped by and told us about the dishes, and was super friendly and welcoming. Also, the drinks were delicious - we basically told the bartender what we liked and he was able to recommend something that was right for each of us. Great place for dinner & drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were staying just a couple of hotels down and found this on Open Table. There were 5 of us and ordered almost every item on the appetizer menu. Delicious!!! Aaron the manager and Andres our waiter were so incredibly accommodating and the service was top notch!! Definitely one of our better meals in Miami!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maynard
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was delicious. The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comically poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was excellent. The service was embarrassing. I felt like we were asking for food at someones private party, as the 3 or 4 service folks in the restaurant were fixated on their cell phones, as opposed to the guest there to dine and drink... Oh... Did I mention that my there were only 2 of us in the entire place??? AWFUL... So disappointing, because the food was really good. Maybe a "to go" place would be a good fit??? Couldn't possibly recommend this place to anyone.
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  • Good food
    Diner
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Good good, the grilled octopus was amazing. Great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great boutique restaurant
    DrewNJVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Great food. Good service. Nice spot for dining and grabbing a drink.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 63 reviews are from the The Social Club - Surfcomber South Beach reviews archive.
  • Great Food and Cocktails
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Highly recommended. Excellent food and cocktails. Would recommend the octopus appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly impressed
    Qualitycounts
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I couldn't say one bad thing about out experience. The food was AMAZING, the service was on point, and the ambiance was everything we wanted. Great outdoor dining with a view of Collins Ave. Definitely the hidden gem of South Beach. If you have time, it's a must!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very friendly
    melanieVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    had nice time at restaurant and bar bartender and manager very friendly had great conversation with them food good had dinner on front porch would recomend to friends and family will return next time visiting miami
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Might go back, but not for brunch
    brunch
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Went for brunch with some friends. Nice outdoor seating area and service was ok, but we did have to flag down our server a few times for more coffee. The real disappointment was with the food. Two of us got the egg white scramble, which was supposed to have tomatoes, spinach and goat cheese. Their online menu dated 1/11 says "all egg plates served with seasoned potatoes and white, wheat or rye toast" so I was quite disappointed when all my waiter delivered a sad little salad plate of egg whites. That was the only thing on the plate, and there was no goat cheese to be found. I can't believe that they charge $12 for that. The others weren't impressed with their meals either. This place may be ok for nighttime fun, but don't go for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Right Balance
    JM8991VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We purchased beers and sandwiches, and they didn't disappoint. The prices aren't that far off from what you see on Ocean Drive, but the quality and ambiance were far superior. The artichoke heart appetizer didn't lack in flavor, but it did lack in artichoke hearts (just 3 pieces for $10?). Get something else. The sandwiches were delicious, and I'm sure the entrees, had we been willing to spend the money, would've been as well. Surprisingly, on a Saturday evening, it was not too busy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun dinner, great waiter
    JenCBVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    great dinner with friends, waiter made it fun. outdoor dining was streetside, not poolside. fabulous cocktails from the bar, including one that the waiter lit on fire at the table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Keep Walking
    JMillerVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I met a group of friends for a late breakfast. Nothing seemed to go right. Drinks took an eternity - and we had to ask for them several times. It took an hour+ to get our entrees - and wow were they bad. Most if the were cold. The chicken and waffles was so bad that two people in our party sent the chicken back, but were told they would be getting fresh Belgian waffles that never showed up. The manager apologized, but honestly it was too late. Do yourself a favor and keep walking. Typically restaurants in Kimpton Hotels are great....not this one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines Dinner
    Probly
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a great time and will surely return to eat of the main menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely our best meal
    Capmac
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    What a find!!!Our best meal of the week. The appetizers were wonderful and the main course of the swordfish and snapper were really the best we have ever had. The servers were knowledgable and very nice. The manager Ehren was very engaged and we enjoyed the time he spent with us. He was super. The flan with the berry compote was a great treat to end the night. Sitting outside was great for people watching. The inside had some great artwork and atmosphere. We sent others there and they all raved about the place. A gem on Collins.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun spot, interesting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Chose this spot for location and interesting menu approach. Nice outdoor seating, but we were kept close to door and drive. Inside has more charm. Service was great, although few other diners at 8 pm that night. Lake salad excellent, alligator croquettes delicious, attention to sauces and detail very nice. Colleagues enjoyed traditional Cuban dishes and it was a relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great South Beach Restaurant
    shoresfoodie
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This restaurant is a great find for locals and tourists alike. It's located in the same hotel as the dearly-missed Lantao but serves a Latin fusion kind of menu. The food is upwardly priced but is not unreasonable and, most importantly, is actually worth it. The service is always fantastic and the servers are very knowledgeable about the food. The specialty drinks are a must-try. The list changes every few months and there is also a "What We Are Drinking Now" items that changes more frequently. If you try only one thing here it should be one of these delicious concoctions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Spot for Groups
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Great food, service, and ambience at a reasonable price. Good for groups!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs a wider menu selection
    Balthazor
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Although it has a cool gastro-pub vibe, and the service was excellent, they really need a more interesting and varied selection on their menu. We did try the scallops, which were well seasoned and tasty. The ambiance is hip, with couches and chairs scattered around tables. With a more engaging menu this place would be top shelf.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!
    foodiecapitan
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    You would think that the fancy restaurants have bad service since it is only Miami Spice but The Social Club's waiters and hostess are absolutely incredible! Super attentive! I'm definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service.
    Luv2DineVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The chef came out with the food, the service was great! We had the manager and the waiter gave us recommendations. Overall a great experience would definitely recommend to someone else
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    leelee
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    Service was great and very different than what you grow to expect in Miami. What a pleasant surprise! Imagine a hostess and waiter who made you feel welcome and not bothered when you expected them to pay you some attention! I will definitely be back. Food was great as well and the chef came out to say hello. Impressed and happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food portion is very small for a 50
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    I have to say, although the food was good. The portion was very small. I spend 50.00 and I was still hungry.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem for Foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    We had an incredible Miami Spice lunch, I had the oyster appetizer which was a truly gourmet preparation, followed by a snapper dish with yummy vegetables in a delicious sauce, ending with a chocolate molten cake. My husband had the scallop appetizer, the snapper entree, capped off by the most delicious mango cheesecake with raspberry sauce. This restaurant is a must when you're in South Beach, it was truly a scrumptious surprise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute place, good location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Tried this place for Miami Spice. Asked the waiter for opinions on certain food and drink items, every answer was similar in that 'its very popular' so there was no depth to the requested recommendation. I enjoyed the sirloin, and the cheesecake was to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Had a great lunch. Boutique feel and lovely experience :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not to be judged by its cover!
    Eggy22VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    It is a tiny place which will fill your tastebuds with joy!! Place set up is a bit strange, but quality makes up for it. Really enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Decor, Descent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    I visited this restaurant to take advantage of the Miami Spice promotion. I arrived a bit earlier than my reservation and the restaurant wasn't fully prepared to receive me and my guest. There was no hostess on staff and we had to seat ourselves. The waiter was mediocre and seemed a bit detached. Other staff members greet us and wanted to make sure we were enjoying our experience, which I appreciated a lot. Their Miami Spice menu stated that tax and gratuity was not included, but once I got my check - IT WAS! I strongly dislike the fact that I wasn't given the opportunity to tip based upon the service and the experience I had at the restaurant. I'd recommend the scallops and the mango raspberry cheesecake. All other dishes I had were fair.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miami Spice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I enjoyed our experience at The Social Club -- the food was good, service was attentive, and the atmosphere is nice. We went for Miami Spice, so that we could try a bunch of different dishes. In all, the appetizers were the best part of the meal -- the jumbo scallop was seared perfectly and the pork belly made it sing! The asparagus truffle risotto was also spectacular and rich. For me, unfortunately, the swordfish was a bit of a let-down. Flavorwise, I could tell that it should have been amazing, but it was overcooked to the point of being dry. Dessert was "meh," certainly nothing to write home about. The chocolate brownie was just that and the mango cheesecake was still slightly frozen :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Jimmie
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Great place with great food!! Would definitely go again. Our server was the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miami Spice lunch at Social Club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Our table of 4 were very pleased with the Spice lunch. Great selection and we will return soon. The snapper and the chicken entrees were a meal and the starters were also generous and tasty. Staff was friendly and helpful in Kimpton style. Deserts were also just right. Look at their Miami Spice menu online and then enjoy!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Gem w/ Great Food
    Ftrlwyr1
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The food was delicious and the drink menu was very inventive. A great place to grab a drink and a bite to eat on South Beach.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    kentVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    a really nice restaurant, in a nice location with good food and very good service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The pork shoulder and beef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    The pork shoulder and beef were both tasty and well prepared. But the Pad Thai, the signature dish of any Thai restaurant, was less-than-ordinary. It was dry, it combined shrimp and chicken (while shrimp alone is the classic), and it was tasteless, so the noodles formed a base on which to put the beef with its sauce. It isn't hard to make the Pad Thai great. Bad Pad Thai at an Asian restaurant is like bad frites at a French bistro.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    What a nice place! We had the Malbec Rose (any joint that carries decent rose on the menu wins points for me), the Korean BBQ ribs(on recommendation of our server) and the Seared hamachi as apps, both were fantastic - perfectly cooked and boldly seasoned. Entrees were the Ho Chi Minh Beef and the Singapore Soft Shell Crabs with Crispy Kale. "The best beef I've had in ages" due to a long marinade in a well balanced sauce. The crabs were excellent - perfectly cooked, with a bold spicy sauce. The Crispy Kale was a revelation - the texture of crispy nothing with a pow of flavor - salty, slightly sweet. A perfect accompaniment to the crabs. My only complaint is it was so salty that I couldn't finish it, as much as I wanted to. Go&Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • THe First time we went to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    THe First time we went to Lantao it was amazing... the food incredible and the service excellent. This time, they ran out of a couple of the items that I wanted from the menu, the service was slow (we were the only costumers!) and the food was not up to par. My pad thai was dry and it seemed like it had been sitting in the kitchen for a while, the chicken was all at the bottom of the bowl which means that they just dumped the noodles on top. My party's food was average and the dinner was over priced. I do hope that this is just a one time deal... as I was really impressed the first time we went. Right now I don't think I will go back... but I will monitor other people reviews to see if there is a change.
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  • Excellent atmosphere, service,
    beavela
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    Excellent atmosphere, service, food and specialty drinks. The mixologist made us a delicious rum drink with house-made grenadine. The baked whole red snapper had an amazing flavor, crab egg rolls were outstanding, spicy prawns and cod green cabbage salad were all great. I'll definitely go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was tremendous and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    The food was tremendous and the setting was laid back and fun, a great change from the high-pressure pretentiousness of the rest of South Beach during ArtBasel. We ate out on the porch and our waiter, Carr, was a real pleasure. He recommended a dish (some kind of duck noodles, as I recall) that we likely would not have tried, and it turned out to be our favorite thing that we ordered! He also recommended a great wine, Las Rocas Garnacha. I normally don't take a lot of waiters' recommendations, but he was so personable and mellow that we felt instant trust.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gem that you'll go back to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    This Is one of my favorites in Miami. The food is amazing. Period. The service is spot on. Basically a great play to go to have a fun and extremely enjoyable meal. The food is all made to order. The spring rolls, ribs, rock shrimp lettuce cups are all excellent appetizers. The entrees whether salad, fish, a noodle dish or steak are all just right. Chef Ferdinand Ortiz and his team always deliver, trying to exceed expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Delicious & Memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    I am forever in search of that one true gem that sits quietly amidst the droves of mediocrity. I am so happy to discover Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails as a venerable treasure trove in Miami’s many choices for a dining experience! Enter the Surfcomber hotel lobby on 17th & Collins and push past the glass doors leading to the pool area to begin your journey to Lantao K+C. The cocktails are fresh with top shelf liquor and they pack a punch! For apps we chose the Korean BBQ Pork Ribs & Miami Bahn Mi which was to die for! So perfectly done, what a sinfully rich combo of crispy sweet pork belly with pickled veggies! Dessert was pear cake with caramelized pears & bits of candied ginger floating atop sweetened condensed milk & tangy goji berry sauce.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet