Vida - Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Vida - Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Vida - Fontainebleau Miami Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fontainebleau.com/web/dining/vida
  • Phone: (305) 674-4730
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST:
    Daily 7:00am - 11:00am

    LUNCH
    Daily 11:00am - 4:00pm

    DINNER
    Nightly 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Gail Karas 3056744706x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 44th & Collins
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: ENJOY VALIDATED PARKING OF $12 when you savor a variety of delectable dining. (Validated parking will be confirmed at time of purchase. For non-in-house guests only.)
A word from Vida - Fontainebleau Miami Beach
MODERN. ENERGETIC. SAVORY.

Capturing the essence of the glamorous history at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Vida is a contemporary café featuring deli favorites. The restaurant caters to guests whether seeking a casual quick meal or a more social dining experience. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Vida offers an a la carte menu with classic breakfast selections, daily lunch specials, traditional deli sandwiches and a varied dinner choice from pasta to seafood.

Boasting an exhibition kitchen complete with rotisserie and hearth ovens as well as a sumptuous pastry station with mouthwatering desserts including signature soufflés, Vida inspires a multi-sensorial dining experience.
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Vida - Fontainebleau Miami Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (6)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (5)fit for foodies (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)special occasion (2)late-night find (1)romantic (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • It was awesome!
    kayon
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    It was well worth the amount for the Sunday brunch. I will certainly recommend it to family and friends and most likely will be going back in the near future. The location is perfect and great for everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    When we saw the menú list before making the reservación, it Did lobster. No lobster in the buffett on sunday!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Understands Allergies
    Troydds
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife has Celiac Disease and when we told our server, he fully understood what we meant. Other restaurants we visited in Miami acted like they didn't know what we were talking about. Our server was attentive, efficient and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food was lovely. Lots to choose from. We went twice whilst staying at Fontainebleau and would recommend to people staying at hotel.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all around good food
    nytravler
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Over the coarse of our viest to the fontainebleau, we enjoyed a breakefast, lunch, and diner at Vida. Service vas very good for all meals . The meales all were very good . A relaxing ,enjoyanle dineing experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 149 reviews are from the Vida - Fontainebleau Miami Beach reviews archive.
  • First time here...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The view was great. We had a table by the floor to ceiling windows and we could see the pool and ocean. The brunch it's were eclectic. Along with the typical breakfast items, they served quail and lamb, Spanish inspired dishes (tapas), a seafood section with large shrimp and oysters on the half shell along with fresh sushi.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Koalayana
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our server was slow rude and overall just not a good waiter the noise from the hallway of the hotel was very disruptive
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it.
    Lou87
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went for brunch on Mother's Day & had an excellent time. The hotel itself is stunning and vida is fabulous. Great good, great service. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We attended Mother's Day brunch and it was lovely. The management team is wonderful! I called several times to add more guests to my party and they we're very accommodating. The food and service were exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday Brunch Destination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed the vast array of lavish brunch offerings and great service. More stars would be awarded if the manager did not give us a hassle about a price in discrepancy for the Brunch. We received a confirmation for $59/per person but they insisted on charging us more. They only finally honored the printed confirmation price after an unnecessary confrontation. Poor customer service by the management staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For the price the selection was too small. Not enough on the salad bar. Not enough hot seafood items. The layout was confusing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    excelente brunch de dia de la madre, la major atencion, el personal y el lugar es lindisimo. sin lugar a duda voy a regresar
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over salty and blah
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We are staying at the Fontainebleau and thought we would try a restaurant I. The hotel. We started with calamari which was soooo salty and the sauce was very "mayonaissey". We also had the lobster guacamole which was very salty as well. Then I had mixed greens salad which had ingredients in it that the server couldn't even identify and was also salty. My husband had a caprese salad which was also salty. At that point we decided we were full. In their defense, the waiter told the manager that the food was oversalted and they brought us a dessert on the house. Still cost a fortune like everything else in south beach but the service was great. We may have caught them on an off night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Acceptable but not noteworthy
    Hardcritic
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was good but a pretty standard atmosphere. Nothing too exciting.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best name ever!
    FishVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Sea Bass was awesome!! Would definitely go back!! Wine was great Meiomi Belle Glos Pinot noir yum
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent brunch.Definitively a must
    Jose100
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Fointainbleu is an icon in Miami. The brunch es very good. i enjoyed the biggest scallops i have tried ever. The prime steak is awesome and the lamb, great. The funghi risotto, delicious. I certainly recommend it. I will come back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    lovefood
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We ate at Blade Sushi, next door to Vida. If you like Sushi, this is the place to go. VERY good! Pricey as sushi will be, but well worth it. Great drinks and wait staff excellent. We would go again!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vida is a Lovely Restaurant
    DrKathyVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Arrived in Miami and was staying at the Fountainblu and needed to get a quick bite to eat with my son. We heard about Vida at the hotel so we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent service and food. We also went there for breakfast today which was very good.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Brunch
    diningpals
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This all inclusive "Sunday Brunch" is the best around (not to be confused with their regular breakfast offerings). The extensive food selections included great sushi, salads, grilled meats, vegetable dishes, killer blue cheese gnocchi, large fresh shrimp, lox, custom omelets, delectable desserts, and unlimited bloody marys or mimosa. Of special note on deserts....the selection was fantastic and always includes house made ice cream-yum! Price includes parking. Early seating times are very busy due to hotel guests using this same facility for regular breakfast service. Also, opt for a table in the area closest to the open kitchen where the hot foods are served. This location avoids traveling through tables and traffic. Great brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • la vida wronga
    jmf2VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Be prepared to pawn your jewelry. Can you believe $70 for a salad, fried calamari and a tuna roll? oh add a bottle of pelligrino. While it includes a service charge (...ie. gratuity--so be careful you don't add another 15% inadvertently)....this is still an outrageous amount for lunch.......even for a beach hotel! Be forewarned.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very little ambiance. More
    ParkCityLocalVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Very little ambiance. More a place for breakfast. Went to the Thanksgiving buffet and will not return. Food was good...not great. Was not expecting table clothes....but not even place mats on the tables. More an informal walk in with flip-flops type place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ain't what it used to be
    Diappointed
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    For $65 pp I expected the buffet to be top notch. Dining at the Fontainebleau many years ago used to be a sublime experience. Sadly it no longer is. The stone crabs were thawed from frozen and dripping with moisture you could squeeze out of the meat, served without the iconic mustard sauce. They had a large variety but most hot dishes were not hot, the prime rib sub-par. The desserts were just OK.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Omg best brunch!!!
    Brooklyn
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    By far the best brunch I've ever had! Best variety best selection best combination best freshness you name it! Only complaint is the service is not great...manager is fabulous but wait staff only ok but it's worth going to bc of the food!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent but our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Food was excellent but our server was very poor. He didn't check how our meals were and very slow and taking orders for appies , drinks and main course.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was good but!!!!
    Muffin1982
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    I love it seriously ... I love brunch but, I think I never come back I prefer the Biltmore brunch it was very poor in food and dessert compare with biltmore I'm so sorry but I have to he honest maybe u can changed . Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a freind
    PatriciaDDR
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I met a friend for a late lunch and the restaurant was only 10% full. The food was good, the service was better. The waiters were friendly, and eager to please. The biggest draw back is that I had to pay $20 to valet park (plus tip) which made the lunch more expensive. If the restaurant validates, the hostess/waiter should have offered to stamp my parking ticket upon learning (they asked) that I wasn't a hotel guest. If the restaurant doesn't validate, it should. The parking is a major deterrent for me when I next want to meet a friend on Miami Beach.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service & kids friedly!
    JULIandKIDS
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Amazing service! the food it was very good, you must have to try the salmon!!! delicious,very well cooked and perfect flavor with the cuscous and herbs! children's menu it was very good and you have for them healthy options like chicken with veggies but they just need to update the veggies dish for be more atractive to kids! the fruit salad for children: *****!!! mix of the best fresh fruits!!! also they have drawing fun activities and as a prize if they eat the whole meal: a big warm delicious chocolate cookie! kids loved this restaurant & we came back on the enxt day! the only not good thing, wines...so so...and the mojito cocktel they must have to improve, it wasn't good...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    KimAlexisVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Overall we had an amazing time at vida! The food was delicious! The entire staff was extremely accomodating to my friends many allergies and ensuring she would be able to have just as good time and leave with a full tummy! The lobster guacamole was great but extremely overpowered with red onions. Skip cappuccinos and coffee though as they came out weak and cold. Otherwise everything at our table was perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my best in Miami Beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Our daughter of 9 loves steak, so we chose Vida. Hard to believe but everything went perfectly well. Food amd service was outstanding, and the beer menu was extensive with foreign beers. We would come back for our farewell dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken Galore
    ShaSha
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    A lovely relaxing dining experience with great ambience, rather romantic. This was our first visit to Vida and we would definitely return. We all ordered the rotisserie chicken which was a very generous portion - we ordered an extra plate of vegetables as we felt they were not enough in comparison to the chicken portion. The service was excellent with friendly staff. We didn't have wine so cannot comment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Atmosphere & Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    I had the salmon which was actually very good. My parents had the Cobia and beef dish and said it was good but not anything to go crazy over. The service was excellent though with the waiter being very knowledgable of the menu and wines. He was able to suggest a wine to go with all of our dishes. We had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    Hotel
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    The Maui Maui fish did not have any seasoning AT all. It was one of the worst meals I've had in a long time
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    donvme123
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    There was a great assortment of dishes from traditional breakfast fare to sushi and cerviche, and everything in between. All were of incredible quality...not just for a buffet! The desserts were fabulous and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food,nice restaurant
    Sandybeach
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    I would recommend Vida. The food is very fresh, flavorful and presented nicely. The staff is very friendly and will cater to your every need. The restaurant is very nice inside but casual attire is also acceptable. A little pricey but you would pay the same at other restaurants where the food is just ok. I don't mind paying the price if the food is this good. Worth every penny for food this fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorial Day Weekend
    JDblu
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Service was good but a bit rushed. Food was OK. Nothing unusual to pick from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Brunch
    BryanVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    My girlfriend and I were staying at Fontainebleau for the weekend and decided to do their Sunday Brunch and were very happy that we did. While the price tag, much like everything else at Fontainebleau was shy high ($180 inc. tax and gratuity for brunch for 2), I had zero complaints about it for what we received. Breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, dessert buffet, and even a raw bar with awesome salmon tartare. Can't forget all the Mimosas and Bloody Mary cocktails you can drink. For me, running a restaurant and eating out a minimum of twice a week, you have to do something pretty special to even get my attention for a buffet and Vida delivered. This is something to definitely check out. Make sure to make a reservation. Place gets packed fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible waiter
    First
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    It was our first time we chose vida for the American food menu we had seen online. We were put all the way in the back corner ( even though the restaurant was nearly empty). The hostess was very nice and pleasant, but our waiter was far from that. He was very cold and serious and made our dining experience awkward. I'm in the hospitality industry and I have always been taught to not only be an "order taker" , but also make sure you provide a great experience for your guests. Especially if gratuity is included, you should have to earn it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A+++
    Ajulbe
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Love this place! Amazing Experience, the food, service and waiting time was more than outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful brunch. The
    hapmom5
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Had a wonderful brunch. The food was excellent. Every item was expertly prepared. Raw bar had many choices and everything was deliciously fresh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Patron
    MothersDay2013
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I could see the effort everyone went through for Mother's Day but the food was just fair: crab legs watery, Beef Wellington dry etc. The service was wonderful but it was too dark inside. This was an afternoon brunch, it didn't need to be ambient like a cave. The worst thing was being held captive by waiting 45 minutes for our car to be handed back to us. That was a shambolic scene on the steps with everyone from babies to seniors waiting up to two hours for their cars to be returned to them. I know you contract that service out but it was still under your name. No one seemed to be in charge and no one cared how long we waited. Never again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic