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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.

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

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
People Watching (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for a Date (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Romantic (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Scenic View (16)
Waterfront (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Live Music (12)
Fun (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Casual (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Always great food, atmosphere and service

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·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place, I go every year for Valentines .. The manager Mariano was very attentive and courteous. Our waiter was good as well.. food was yummy

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent Ahi tuna and the Cream Brûlée was really good. Cesar Salad not so much - heavy on dressing.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and attentive staff with great live music. Fish dishes are really good.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was attentive, reservation recognized without problem. Fish was very good - bothe the almond crusted snapper and the crab crusted grouper. Very tasty, and portions appropriately sized. Overall, very pleasant experience.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

EVERYTHING was outstanding, the food , the service, the wine selection were all great. Excellent waiter. WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMEND IT TO FRIENDS!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great dining experience. For appetizers had tumeric shrimp and Cavetelli pasta. Shrimp had a little too much tumeric-fingers were yellowish until the next morning. Girlfriend and I split an entree, came split from the kitchen. No additional work needed.
Even though exterior of restaurant was under construction, had an excellent meal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food, wonderful service most interesting people watching & we enjoyed the Spanish guitars, too!

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 (London)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This was the third time we have eaten here and the food has always been of the highest quality with friendly service. To be recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Aged Manhattan was outstanding

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Comida muy rica, probamos la paella y estuvo muy rica, creo que el precio es adecuado por lo que comes. La atención excelente, fuimos en viernes y había un dio tocando la guitarra que le dio un excelente ambiente, nos gustó bastante.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had an amazing time. The service was fantastic and we appreciated all the recommendations. The server was very knowledgeable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Too expensive compared to food quality.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food! Evening marred by overly loud, highly obtrusive and sadly neglectful server who appears to believe himself to be the reason for the restaurant’s long success. Wrong choices for him!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food as always and outstanding service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Wonderful meal with outstanding service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great Menu, great wine list and great service. Not cheap but definitely worth the price. I would go back there in a heartbeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We loved this restaurant! The food was delicious!! The service was great. The wait staff was very attentive. We will definitely eat there the next time we're in South Beach!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a delicious meal delicately prepared with real ingredients and artfully served. The staff was knowledgeable, kind and professional!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was great. Minor issue that was handled promptly and professionally. Pretty loud with the doors closed, but the Creme brûlée more than makes up for it!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, People Watching
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 25, 2018

A Fish Called Avalon is simply great! The food is awesome and we highly recommend it. The paella is amazing and is made with orzo in a delicious broth with fennel permeating through the rest of the amazing flavors. We shared everything! We also had the ahi appetizer and it was just awesome. They have a very good wine list as well. The service was very attentive. The only thing I would say it that it can get pretty loud. We would have eaten outside but the weather didn't cooperate that day. When we get back to South Beach, we will be back there.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

What a wonderful meal. We used Open Table to book our reservation (probably not necessary on a Monday night but wasn't sure). Our service was fantastic.. and the food was amazing. If you want to share a meal: get the paella. It was fantastic. More than enough seafood for two people. The grouper and snapper were fantastic too. If you sit outside, you have a great meal and can enjoy a little people watching. Are bill averaged $50 per person (tip) included and we didn't have any drinks.. the only thing I would make sure you look at your bill because even with a party of 4, we had an 18% gratuity added.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

What a find - this place was recommended to us by the tourist spot. The fish was amazing, great wine list and chicken so delicious. Right on Ocean Drive - great location.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Cozy, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I love this restaurant. The location is great and the food is good. It's pricey though - but the staff are great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food especially the fish selections. Wonderful service.
Patio area currently under construction.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 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 6, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve on South Beach
The service was real good

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 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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 (Denver)·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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