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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.

700 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
7th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 532-1727

Website:
http://www.afishcalledavalon.com/

Entertainment:
Caribbean, Latin and Jazz

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Public parking garage located on 7th st. between Washington and Collins Avenue. Valet parking nightly, $20.

Executive Chef:
Kal Abdalla

Additional:
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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for a romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at A Fish Called Avalon for an evening of tantalizing tastes, live rhythmic music and surrounded by the gentle ocean breeze. Our seafood and romance goes hand-in-hand. A selected menu will be presented by Chef Kal.

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Romantic (17)
Scenic View (17)
Fun (15)
Waterfront (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Live Music (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Casual (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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).

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 5 days ago

We really enjoyed the fantastic service our main server was wonderful, the salmon was if not the best I ever had was very close. The fish of the day was completely presented in an appropriate way. I highly recommend fo

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely fabulous meal and service! Our server was Alex and he was attentive yet absent. Perfect!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Last night of our vacation - set on the terrace, fun to view people passing and feel the cool night air -- great live music (unexpected!) - wonderful service and food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

All dishes we had were amazing! Spanish octopus and salmon grill were exceptional. The best creme brûlée we have ever had. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was very good. A nice selection of various Seafood Entrees, good wine selection and the service was very good. Would highly recommend if you are looking for good place that takes pride in making yours, a quality dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve on South Beach
The service was real good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was truly a memorable dinner. I'll be back!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always great food, great people watching and great live guitar!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, People Watching, Live Music
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service was incredible, but the live music was the icing on the cake.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a good time

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

They automatically add 18% tip and we were a party of 2
This would be fine with good service
Waiter took our order and never came back except to deliver the check
Food came out on time and was good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent selection and great food. Fun place to be.. Not too loud; outside with live music; Outstanding Service

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Business Meals, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

What a fantastic place to get amazing food and be fancy in South Beach, Miami! We loved it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was amazing. But it was hard to find and is in the lobby of a hotel.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding worth every penny! Great live music sit outside if you can.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was amazing as well the service. My daughter didn’t like the lava cake and they removed from the check, even though it was already destroyed and I didn’t ask to be removed. I’ll go back any time there

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great place and food with nice outdoor dining

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We made a reservation a month prior to our visit. Unfortunately we had to wait 20 minutes to get a table - so it doesn't matter if you have a reservation or not - you have to wait.
The food was fantastic and the waiters really nice.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food and service are both excellent. We sat at a table closest to the sidewalk. Next time we would stay one level up. Very pretty restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

I love seafood very much!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Exceeded expectations and the service personnel were most accommodating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is good but not great. The oceanside location is very nice.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Should open bar at 5:30 for dinners arriving early, otherwise your forced to go somewhere else for pre-dinner drink. Have done good job of masking construction scaffolding. Great food as always

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Another outstanding meal and service experience. Every thing is prepared and presented well. The service is top notch

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great restaurant in South Beach... They still have scaffolding up for repair work from the storms, but it's nicely decorated for the holidays and created an intimate setting for outdoor seating... and the night life on Ocean Ave is always fun!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were in Miami for a party and four of my friends and I dined here and had a wonderful experience! The menu was ample, the food was wonderful and the service was outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Touristic place on the ocean front. Food is fine, some dishes better than others. Service is good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I’ve been going to AFCA since 2001. It is, hands down, the best restaurant in the South Beach strip. The quality hasn’t diminished at all over the years.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Would never come back. Food was Awful. Service was ok. Price was way over.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful overall experience. Fantastic menu selections, craft cocktails (don't miss the Lollipop Mojito) and wait staff. Suggested by our hotel concierge and could not have been more pleased. You made our anniversary date night memorable and oh so enjoyable. Thank you.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, People Watching, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent resraurant. Returned there next day. Food very fresh and tasty, decent wine list. Exceptional service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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