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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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate a great start to the New Year with mojitos, live music, and elegant cuisine. A Fish Called Avalon is your festive venue in the classic South Beach tradition. Best place on Ocean Drive to enjoy the fireworks! Seating begins at 7:00 pm $210 per person for adults | $90 for children.

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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (24)
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People Watching (23)
Romantic (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Scenic View (17)
Waterfront (16)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fun (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Live Music (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Exceeded expectations and the service personnel were most accommodating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Attentive wait staff, food impeccable!!!! Birthday celebration thoroughly enjoyed! Every morsel deliciousness!!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We visited for my wife’s birthday. Looking for special experience on South Beach. First, I was disappointed that the outdoor/sidewalk seating was covered with scaffolding. I understand this happens but it took away from the experience right from the start. Since we were celebrating and at a seafood restaurant, I splurged for the lobster. It looked delicious on the plate however, it was very tough and seem to be Over cooked. Not the best for the prices on South Beach.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My friend did not want to sit outside on the sidewalk so we were seated inside at a time table against a wall and with all the wait staff rushing by us. And we did have reservations. There were two big groups and the noise level was deafening. No one seemed to car about making it better even after I complained. Overall it was not a pleasant experience. Had it not been for a great waiter and an amazing drink it would have been a completely terrible experience. They is not to say the food isn’t good - it is - just the overall ambience was disappointing. When I pay this much for a meal I expect a nice atmosphere and only a reasonable amount of noise.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Have been here a couple of times while on vacation . Food and service are always wonderful.we will keep coming back .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overall good experience. Would only improve the ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of the best meals!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The worst quality/price ever.

Waiting for our table we have been at the bar... sangria with tropical fruit: nice idea but actually was low quality wine with a lot of ice and a shot of mango juice...

Then the dinner: we wanted to try the seafood paella and the waiter suggested to tale some entree as paella take some time for preparation.

Entrees was fairly good (crab cale and lobster soup).

Paella was not a Paella... it was a sort of overcooked pasta in a broth with a lot of garlic and some fish on top.

Prawn and lobster were actually good, but in general for 80$ I expect something much much better.

The overall experience was very far to justify the high cost.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I had a magical evening; a breezy comfortable dinner on the porch, serenaded by the ouse band and nightlife of Ocean Drive.

Ray, our waiter was professional, pleasant and attentive. The food and drink was awesome. The price was a good value for the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The staff is super friendly and attentive or waiter was on point. Price wise is what you can expect from a restaurant in south beach. The food was just OK, very tiny portions for the value. But it has great love music, great spot and amazing staff.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Live Music, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

This restaurant is on Ocean Drive and there are many others to choose from. Myself and my wife started with the steamed king crab, not cheap but what an absolute treat it was. Totally recommend this. I had the steak which was cooked to perfection and one of the tastiest pieces of meat I have had for a long time. My wife had the glazed lobster tails which were amazing. These were served with green beans but the way they were prepared tasted beautiful, not something we expected from this humble veg. Service was attentive but not so much that you felt hassled. The servers knowledge and recommendations were spot on. Give it a go you won’t be disappointed, back in the UK now or we would of gone back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed every moment and every bite!!! AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious...........,everything was great including the service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellente cuisine de qualité, parmi tous les mauvais plans qui tentent de vous agripper sur Ocean Drive. Délicieuses et originales préparations de poissons. Carte des vins courtes mais avec d'excellentes bouteilles à prix doux (la marge du restaurant par rapport au prix du marchand est étonnamment basse pour un endroit pareil !). Bonne adresse depuis des années où je retournerai encore !

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My fiancé and I celebrated our anniversary here and had a great time. We were greeted by the hostess who wished us a happy anniversary. Our waiter, Melvin (sorry if I spelled wrong!) was attentive and very friendly. The food was phenomenal and even made the mussels spicy when we requested it! They were the biggest we've ever seen and were very tasty. We would definitely come back if visit again!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were celebrating our 45 th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful dinner. The food was fabulous and the waiter was so attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Live Music
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent dining experience on terrace overlooking Ocean Drive and Lummus Park. Food was wonderful. Music was delightful. Perfect weather for Saturday night dining al fresco with my hubby on South Beach with intoxicating live music and ocean breeze. Loved it!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Absolutely one of the best meals we've had. Great location for outdoor dining on south beach

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The servers were very pleasant and extremely attentive to our needs. The music provided a mature atmosphere that allowed us to enjoy dining and socializing. The food was tasty and the portions adequate.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Wonderful experience on all dimension. Top cuisine in a most pleasant environment. Enjoyed their formula for more than five years. Always executed with precision and creativity. Highly recommended for the food, ambiance, service, style.....

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Had a confirmed reservation for two people but when we arrived we found out that the restaurant was closed due to a power outage. Our reservation was through OpenTable, but yet no notification was provided that the restaurant was closed.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Unfortunately we didn't get to eat there because they were out without power

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2017

By far Best meal we have had in Florida

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food is uniformly excellent - everything we ordered (party of 4) was outstanding. Our server was excellent. It's Ocean Drive on South Beach, so the noise level can be a little daunting if you're outside on the terrace, as we were. Overall, though, great place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I've eaten at A Fish Called Avalon several times over many years. The Seafood risotto never disappoints. The baked escargot is flavorful and perfectly cooked. Alejandro's service was attentive and unintrusive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Surrey)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was ok, something different is always good. We did Miami Spice so it was worth it. The service was excellent and we enjoyed people watching too!

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great king crab legs and tuna fish Sesamo soared with extraordinary Italian wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The overall service and quality of seafood was top notch. Had an incredible meal, best place I've been for high quality fresh seafood on the beach. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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