About A Fish Called Avalon
Located in the heart of The Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, A Fish Called Avalon features Modern American Seafood with tropical influences, impeccable service and nightly entertainment that further captures the true ambiance of South Beach.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Caribbean, Latin and Jazz
A Fish Called Avalon offers professional planning assistance and custom menu options for all of your entertainment needs. Our specialized hospitality service ensures that your group meeting, dinner party, cocktail reception, or special event will be a success. Please call 305.532.1727 to plan your next party.
Public parking garage located on 7th st. between Washington and Collins Avenue. Valet parking nightly, $20.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
A Fish Called Avalon is a perfect location for your group dinner, cocktail reception, company party or any special event.
Our main dining room is a perfect setting to accommodate groups of 20 to 100 people. Our dining room features floor to ceiling windows with full views of Ocean Drive in the heart of the world famous Art Deco District.
A Fish Called Avalon Ratings and Reviews
Food was incredible. Scallops appetizer and crab crusted grouper was outstanding. Two of the best dishes we have ever had. Salads were a little disappointing compared to everything else. Service was spot on. Outside seating with live music makes for a great atmosphere.
Everything served here was fantastic. We had chocolate martinis at the bar, lobster bisque soup, and seared scallops before our entree’s. I had the saffron seafood risotto and my wife had the jumbo shrimp scampi provencal, and finished with a chocolate lava cake.
The service was fantastic, the only negative was the construction work on the hotel above the restaurant ( they were not actively working, so it just impeded the view).
A really cool place in an old art deco hotel lookin gout onto Ocean Drive and the ocean beyond. The fish special, a crab-encrusted grouper, was excellent, as was the snapper. On a Sunday night, the street in front was blocked off for a market and the whole neighborhood had a vibrant energy. It was really fun with great food and service.
Loved it! I had the whole fish and hubbie had macadamia crusted snapper. Delicious food. Wonderful service. Keep up the great work! Restaurant was a vendor and sponsor for Art Deco weekend so got to try paella - also great! Hotel exterior being renovated currently, so scaffolding over outside seating area.
Great service. We were promptly seated at our reservation time. Initially we were shown a table on the street we asked for something else away from foot traffic and were shown to a really nice table on the porch. Our waiter was spot on prompt good knowledge of menu. My wife and I both adore snapper and grouper. We spotted dishes of each on the menu that looked appealing.
We ordered to share. Waiter had each dish split onto two plates and served individually. Great idea food stayed warm and fresh. Food was nicely plated and very tasty, fish really fresh. Nicely they do a 9 oz. wine pour for just a tad more than the traditional 6 oz pour a nice touch. All and all a great dinner!
Overrated, established but tired restaurant.
Had the Spanish Octopus as starter: tender octopus but too much vinaigrette sauce.
Caesar salad was good.
Macadamia-Crusted Snapper: Dry fish, a bit soury off-taste, reminiscent of fish going bad. Crust is fine, cooked to perfect balance. Spinach risotto overcooked, almost mashed potato consistency.
Side: Asian style baby beans: stir fried greens with soy sauce ad garlic: bit too much fried and excess soy sauce, burnt greens and salty taste
Side: Steamed Asparagus: bit over steamed again, mushy consistency.
Desert: Chef Kal's Cheescake - good cheesecake, blackberrry gone bad even though frozen.
Facility undergoing refurbishmet, bit empty Good music!
Unfortunate dining experience, offset by meeting an old friend.
We ate here for the first time in 2004. It was great. We are there again in 2007 and it was similarly wonderful. We were excited to have xmas eve dinner there this year. We ordered the NE clam chowder, which was as delicious as it has been in the past. We also ordered the paella. The dish that arrived was not paella. It was a pan of soupy orzo. We were very disappointed in the dish and its accompanying $85 price.
I chose this restaurant solely based off ratings from TripAdvisor and have never heard of it before. It did not disappoint!! Everything was perfect - we sat outside and people watching was great, as was the food. I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Miami Beach area. Service was stellar - multiple people checking to make sure we had everything we needed. Very attentive. But mostly the food - out of this world. My dad got the snapper, and I got the mahi special. Plenty of food (did not need to order a side), drinks were great, and even the bread was delicious. This was an A+ in my book!
Ate on the outside front patio, mezzanine level to enjoy the outdoor ambiance and avoid the crowds walking by on the street level on Ocean and 7th.
Alex, our server was friendly, informative, and knowledgeable. Bang bang shrimp and octopus appetizers excellent. Octopus tender, shrimp sweet. Shared the orzo paella loaded with shrimp, mussels, calamari, and lobster in a light flavorful roasted tomato, spinach, and saffron broth. One of the best we’ve had. Light and delicious, orzo delicate and a great choice over rice. Visiting Miami for Art Basel week. Memorable for a special evening meal.
Had a wonderful evening meal. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. He’s from Macedonia and gave us tips on how to navigate the area. Tried a lot of things from soup to salad to oysters to our main course. All so tasty. The manhattans my husband had were perfect especially with the appropriate large single ice cube. We sat outdoors. They had nice live music with a local flare. No one hawking out front to get you to come in there. A genuine classy establishment. Thank you for a wonderful time.
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