The Wave Kitchen & Bar
The Wave Kitchen & Bar

The Wave Kitchen & Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.costadeste.com/dining/dining.asp
  • Phone: 7724100100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Estremera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Costa d’Este presents an opulent backdrop for your upcoming celebration. Whether a formal reception or a casual luncheon for family and friends, we provide everything necessary for an unforgettable gathering. Our tenured staff offers the service that only Benchmark can provide, ensuring that every detail is flawless from beginning to end.
  • Entertainment: Live music in The Wave Kitchen & Bar from 6:30pm - 11:00pm,
    Friday and Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bouganvillia Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We also have valet Parking options.
A word from The Wave Kitchen & Bar
~Simple, Savory, Seaside~

The Wave Kitchen & Bar, offers an ocean-front dining space with amazing views of the Atlantic. The restaurant offers a menu directly sourced from local farmers, fishermen and artisanal purveyors. The Wave concept was designed to offer a dining experience similar to what one would encounter at a hospitable and cozy dinner party at a friend’s home with generous attention to detail. The open kitchen and customizable selections aim to engage guests.The Wave will also feature select Cuban specialties developed by Costa’s owners,Emilio and Gloria Estefan,form their Estefan Kitchen cookbook.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Wave Kitchen & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (14)romantic (9)scenic view (9)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (5)kid-friendly (4)neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • fantastic
    hoppy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Everything was delicious except for the flan which we had for dessert. We have had a lot better. It was missing the caramel sauce. Our surprise 47th anniversary dessert was awesome. Overall, it was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our dinner was excellent, all the food was wonderful. Our server David was very attentive and insightful on the menu. He enhanced our experience with his knowledge of the menu, his energy and his overall service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissapointed Anniversary Dinner
    Samijo2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We received a call earlier in the day to confirm our reservation and they asked if it was a special occasion and we said yes, it was our 21st Wedding Anniversary. When we got to the restaurant they sat us in a very uncomfortable couch, we asked to be moved to a table and they said they had to see if any other table was available. We couln't understand because the place was empty! They finally moved us. Then came the rushed and terrible service! The hostess, the waitress and the manager that came to our table after dinner, not once, did anyone wish us a Happy Anniversary! Why ask if you really don't care! As for the food, it was overcooked! The Wave Restaurant was not what we expected! We are very, very disappointed, we will not be returning
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrative
    Live4fun
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Dining at The Wave is extraordinary: the ease of Open Table to find the perfect time for our busy family - and confirmation call; expert preparation of vegetarian Cuban cuisine and presentation from the chef; delicious key lime tart for dessert; kind and thoughtful servers for a very fine experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • can't be beat!
    sheeper
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    first the service was simply outstanding. friendly and attentive as well as focused on our needs. Top that off with Sous Chef Omar's food and this was an adventure in dining. Wave is one of our regular hot spots for food and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EXCELLENT FOOD
    NETAVIATOR
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    THE CUBAN FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. THE SETTING WAS ALSO PERFECT.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food but too noisy.
    LGOrlando
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was excellent, but restaurant was unpleasantly noisy. We found it difficult to hear each other or the waiting staff and left immediately after finishing our main course. Also found the seating and tables uncomfortable to sit at …. either the tables are 2 “ too high or the seats 2” to low. Would not recommend for a special occasion as ours was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great staff&food, laid back& formal
    Visitors
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The staff from the entrance, to seating, to waiter, was great at providing service. Friendly, accommodating, and professional. The ambience was great and we enjoyed it. This extends to the pool bar as well. The kitchen was open to see thru from the dining. Dining had candles at the table and since we were celebrating, we were seated at the sophisticated booth area. The bar was on the side and the seating was nice. The blue lighting made it more intimate feeling even sitting at the bar. It was quiet but busy. Mojitos were delicious, including skinny mojito. The plantain chips were long and tasty. Their meal was filling and we had leftovers! We had a great time and would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loved this place!
    afish
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    If you have not dined here, you are missing a lot! Great atmosphere, prompt services and great food and wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Peace234
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My fiancée and I wanted to try the restaurant as we are considering the resort for our wedding. My fiancée ordered the Ceasar salad with tiger shrimp and I ordered the 8 oz filet mignon. Both of our meals were excellent and my filet was just as good or better than most steak houses. The server was very attentive and personable. There are quite a number of servers for such a small restaurant. The only negative comment I have about the restaurant was the overall noise level. It was higher than I expected for a resort restaurant, but it was tolerable. Definitely not a romantic noise level, though. Overall, I would definitely return and I would recommend the restaurant to my friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We both had the barbecue rib special with jicama slaw and chicken chili. Delicious! And we enjoyed the view of the resort pool to ocean.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice in Vero Beach
    LocalResident
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    There are many very good to excellent restaurants in Vero Beach and The Wave Kitchen is certainly one of them. Clean modern surroundings with a hint of retro and view of pool and beach. Attentive waitstaff (not overly so) and interesting dishes make for a memorable meal. Not the least expensive choice, but an experience that is worth the price if you want to indulge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 199 reviews are from the The Wave Kitchen & Bar reviews archive.
  • Girl's lunch at the Wave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Everyone was wonderfully friendly and helpful. The food was creative and very good, although we didn't like the shrimp quesadilla. The soup du jour and the burger and seasoned fries were very tasty. The server was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. The prices were extremely reasonable. The ambiance was a bit sterile. the restrooms had more vibrance and character than did the dining area! We would return for lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great view, strange cut of beef
    connie
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I ordered a filet mignon and received a very odd cut of meat. It was tender, but had an odd aftertaste that was "off". I love the hotel, but doubt I'd go to the restaurant again for dinner. Breakfast and lunch was fine.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always love the Wave. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Always love the Wave. Service is the best. Menu has so many choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experince at the Wave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    At our table we had 2 adults and 4 teenagers who can be particular. Three of our group ordered seafood and the other 3 had beef dishes. The menu has an interesting variety of selections. All of the food including the desserts were excellent. Our server was friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. Everyone enjoyed the food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    frankandjackie
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The food and the service were excellent. We expected Cuban inspired food and were overwhelmed by the quality and freshness of it all. The wait staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. We will certainly be back and will bring friends. The atmosphere was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BLAND
    Tucker
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    What was supposed to be a special night turned out to be a huge disappointment. Our server went missing half way through the service and there was clearly some political issues amongst the servers. The ambience would could have great but was very average. The lights kept going up and then down. Most importantly while the food looked impressive it completely lacked taste. I had salmon which is not difficult to cook and it was overdone. The wine list was very limited. Both Cobalt and the Citrus Grill but it too shame.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food underwhelmed
    professionaleater
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Paella was pitched to be way more than was delivered especially for the price. Bread was good but the butter must have come from or was inspired by China Coast and had too much honey in it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed our first time
    FirstTimeDiners
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We enjoyed our first time dining here so much that we made reservations and went again the following night. The wait-staff made you feel welcome; it was readily apparent they knew the contents of the menu by how they were able to describe the dishes. My wife had sea scallops with a maple syrup reduction and risotto that was outstanding - I ended up ordering it the following night. We enjoyed talking with the manager; you could tell she loved her job and made sure everyone was having a pleasant dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • accommodating
    eddiek
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We were running very late. Most other places would have told us better luck next time. But they took our order over the phone so they could get it in before the kitchen closed. about three min. after we arrived, they came out with two lobster dishes, prepared to perfection accompanied by side veggies and great roasted potatoes. yum
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We made reservations based
    yduffner
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We made reservations based on the restaurant's association with the Estefan's cuban cookbook. We had the ceviche for appetizers and were very pleased. However, dinner was a big disappointment. My husband had the Cuban style chicken, "Gloria's favorite", which boasts a creole sauce. He said it was tasteless. I had the cuban steak which was tough and chewy. The view was of the swimming pool and the ocean beyond but we were seated in front of the emergency doors and there was a large metal bar accross the middle blocking our view. Through OpenTable, I had sent a message to the restaurant that we were celebrating an anniversary, (I had made the reservations a month in advance), and had expected a little more thought to where we were seated.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The Wave has a very cool contemporary vibe. The kitchen is large and you can see the chef and staff at work which I like. Great menu. I had the grilled Mahi Mahi which was prepared beautifully. My Mom had the scallops and lived them. Great bread too. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need help with your reservation sys
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We had no problem making a reservation however when we arrived with our party of 6 the hostess did not have our reservation. She did get us a suitable table but I found it a little embarrassing to stand there and explain to her that we did, indeed make a reservation. Needs a little tweaking . Dinner was the best part of our experience, mostly due to the wonderful food. We will see you again for dinner. Mrs sonja wise-Frappier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner by the ocean
    out2lunch
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Paella is their signature dish and it was wonderful and plentiful. But you must have the ceviche appetizer. This was so good I wished I had two of them. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. He called us by name. This is a great place for a special occasion, although a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for a special night
    pleasurechasers
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was the day after valentine's, we had decide to go out the 15th because valentines is almost impossible to get a good table. we had our reservation for 7pm but we have to wait by the bar for our table to be ready about 15mins, good excuse to start the night with a coctail. We got a great table, our server did a great job offering the special, but we had our mind set on the ceviche and paella. Yummy the ceviche is a small sampler of 3 very small so if you are hungry order something else. Paella for two is big, good portion. the only thing that bother me was thekitchen door accross the room, the light and the noise kept my attention and i dont like that. But overall was very good nice dine out. We recommend this place :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute notice ....
    LoveVeroBeach
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was called at around 10:30a.m. by the restaurant the day of my 3:00 p.m. reservation for a late lunch . The message left stated that they closed at 3:00 p.m. , and that if I wanted , I could come in earlier . Needless to say, we did not end up dining there . I worked in the restaurant business throughout college . I know how things can happen last minute . However, my reservation was made weeks prior . I would've appreciated a phone call days, if not at least 24 hours prior , so that I could have done something , either way .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    This was our second visit here and again we left completely satisfied! The Cuban food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exoected better for the price
    haverforddinerVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    The description on the menu of the food was much better than the actual food. The specialties were good (Cuban sandwich, Cuban style chicken "Gloria's favorite" and sweet, fried plantains). However, even the specialties were nothing special and overpriced. Other food was okay but again, overpriced. The view of the ocean was nice but the pool dominates and diminishes the beauty of the ocean. Service was not good; we waited much too long for our food. We would not go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is as bad as every!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    This place is as bad as every! Service is horrible and food is merely ok. I would not recommend it to even my enemiess!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    Roger
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    The restaurant is owned by the Estafan family and seems to feel that should drive the price higher. The food was good though not fabulous and the service was decent. We spent about $80 before the tip for 1 adult and one child with no alcohol for lunch. We're not likely to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Wave, The best of Everything
    OneWomansTravels
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The ambience and view are just the beginning at The Wave. The staff is amazing and then the food and wine top all of it! Fresh ingredients, wonderful tastes and beautiful presentations, along with delightful wine choices, add up to a great meal and a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Cozy
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The restaurant is part of the hotel Costa D'Este. Beautiful view on the outside pool and spa with light color. The presentation of plates is amazing. The service is perfect. A lot choice on the Menu. The food is good. And the wine...excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service? What service???
    Johanna
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    My dining experience began with a 10 minute wait for a wait person to come to my table to take a drinks order. Dining that day was buffet style. I was served the wrong drink. All in all it took 25 min for drink & water. Suffice it to say that it was the worst restaurant service ever experienced. Especially given that the restaurant was not busy. The food that I ate was very good. There was an absence of vegetables - heavy on proteins and carbs with little else. Salads and fruits were picked over and not much remained. I've dined here several times in the past. This was the last straw.
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  • Disappointed
    not2good
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had never been to The Wave Kitchen at Costa D'Este before, and reserved Christmas Day brunch for four of us. I'm not one to complain, but we were SO disappointed. For the price we paid, the selection was VERY limited. The desserts were very tiny portions. We were somewhat embarrassed for the other couple we invited to dine with us. I truly have no desire now to go back. We were expecting so much more...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cochon de Lait a Special Treat
    zydeco1
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    From the Oatmeal Brulee to the Cochon; it is a spectacular meal. The Latin guitarist was a treat. the Cochon Carver was friendly. I enjoyed watching the General Manager and the regular manager; they were so dressed up, handsome and professional. The wait staff treated us extra special as if someone important were watching them. lol. It was disappointing that I couldn't take my dessert to go;I simply had no room for dessert and as a hotel guest. Since I dined at The Wave two consecutive years, I noted the menu didn't change from one year to the next. I wished the menu were a bit different, but keep the cochon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Christmas buffet
    Terri
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The Christmas buffet was absolutely superb and quite a value. Mostly the food was with a Cuban flair, like roast suckling pig, ceviche, gazpacho shots, etc. Wonderful cold shrimp and salad station. Hot dishes included breakfast fare at the early sittings (which we were on). Desserts to die for. We took our time, and I didn't feel stuffed when I left because the food was mostly healthy. Unlimited champagne was a nice add-on. We also ate dinner there a couple of times, and it was outstanding. The ceviche flight with a side of yucca/reggiano fries was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waves was wonderful!
    navywinsVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Read online reviews before we made the reesevation and really helped in choosing where to dine.Enjoyed our meal and loved the resort aspect of Waves. First time to Vero Beach and would book a stay at the hotel on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    Flyerschik
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    My mom took me here an afternoon to celebrate my birthday before I left to return home to the Philadelphia area. We were the only ones in the restaurant since it was the end of lunch service. The plantain chips were crazy good! My only wish is that I didn't get so full so quickly. I had to take the rest of my fish home & since I was about to catch a flight I had to leave it for my father. The hotel & rooms are beautiful as well. If you're going on vacation definitely check out the full website!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice gift
    Marv
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Some friends provided us with a gift certificate to The Wave, which we had never experienced in our 4-5 previous trips to Vero Beach. We were very pleased with the overall experience, the food, the ambience, just everything. Donny, our waiter, was very attentive to our needs. For anyone seeking a romantic dinner, The Wave qualifies without a doubt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.