A Fish Called Avalon

4.6
2539 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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 weekend entertainment that further captures the true ambiance of South Beach.

Note: Ocean Drive is pedestrian only. The nearest parking garage is on 7TH between Collins and Washington a short two block walk away. Large party reservations cancelled 12 hours prior to reservation will be charged $20 per person.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2539 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food but paella was a little soupy for my taste. Brazilian singer / guitarist was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very poor customer service and the food was overrated. My reservation was at 8:45pm and they didn’t seem happy to serve us. The green beans and steak over cooked.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 2 days ago

Dear guest, thank you for choosing to spend your evening at our establishment. We're sorry to see your review of the time spent with us. It's not indicative of the food and service we aim to provide and in understanding we fell short, we did comp the check that evening. Best wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.

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Jennifer
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! We went off of reviews and they were spot on.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Jennifer, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. Thanks for trusting the previous reviews and glad we lived up to the great food and amazing services. See you again the next time your travels bring you our way. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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Reese
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Ate outside. Service was great. We were there while it was VERY mellow since it was a Tuesday. Which was nice, but could be a different vibe on a weekend.
A dude playing guitar to tracks was there. Played all the hits. George Benson’s “Breezin’” was a nice surprise. He also opted out of singing “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire and played an instrumental version, which was a good call my dude. That being said, I think I would have preferred solo guitar, no tracks. If it was solo guitar doing more bossa nova/mellow guitar stuff, I think that would have been the appropriate addition to the ambience of the meal. That is why I gave 4/5 for ambience. Take in to consideration that I am a musician and that my preferences are probably not those of a regular customer in miami beach. Anyways, great restaurant though.

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WilliamC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Alex the sever was AMAZING! The food Phenomenal! Key lime pie off the chain!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our first night of our honeymoon. Food and service was amazing.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 3 days ago

Dear guest, thank you so much for spending such a precious evening with us. We're delighted you enjoyed the excellent food and welcoming services. It's a true pleasure knowing we'll be a part of your memories. Kind regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Edwardo was on point. We started with the scallops followed by a ceaser salad. We then ordered the best chicken I’ve ever tasted served with Asian green beans and fennel mashed potatoes…. Seriously, the best chicken. We would highly recommend!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on September 9, 2021

Dear guest, many thanks for your raving review! We're absolutely thrilled you had your best chicken ever with us! Our chef and staff send their regards and thanks for your wonderful comments on the food and services. We look forward to welcoming you back, there is so much more to delight on from our menu. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration!! Highly recommend.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on September 9, 2021

Dear guest, Happy birthday again from all of us! Many thanks for trusting us with your special evening in beautiful South Beach. It's a pleasure knowing we'll be part of your birthday memories going forward and a true joy knowing you loved it all. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipDamay
Seattle
335 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Convenient location on the main drag, and they made a sidewalk location an oasis with greenery separating you from the sidewalk. The live entertainment was excellent, guitar and flute player. I had the Sea Bass which started out perfect, but was sitting in a bowl of hot broth, which overcooked the fish by the time I was halfway thru. The clam chowders was very flavorful and creamy. Next time I’ll ask them to hold the broth!

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NoreenC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Excellent service. Great atmosphere

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on September 3, 2021

Dear NoreenC, thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. It's a thrill knowing you had a perfect evening, many thanks for kind comments on our wonderful food, excellent services and great atmosphere. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable dinner experience. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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LeahH
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb! I had the sea bass & my husband had the whole fish. Both were very good.

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vipHousemouse
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As my go-to dinner spot, A Fish Called Avalon provides consistently delicious meals and warm, professional service. Try the black pasta with calamari on the Miami Spice menu, or the macadamia-crusted snapper from the regular dinner menu -- both are outstanding! The staff aims to please, and they always cheerfully accommodate special requests with respect to meal preparations. Also, be sure to try their amazing cocktails, like the 1941 mai tai!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 27, 2021

Dear Housemouse, We always love welcoming you here! Thanks so much for being a repeat guest and a fan of our food and services. Glad you tried the classic menu, new delicious Miami Spice items, as well as our 1941 Mai Tai and enjoyed it all. See you soon again. Warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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RobertM
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go, you won't be sorry and if you are it's probably you not them.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 27, 2021

Dear Robert, thank you for putting your trust in us for a recent dinner. It's a pleasure knowing you had a fabulous evening and enjoyed all that we offer based on your review rating. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious-seafood was so fresh; the fish (had the chili bass and the ahi tuna) melted in your mouth. The shrimp cocktail was amazing. The key lime pie was ok (too sweet for my liking).
The atmosphere is perfect for a date or special occasion dinner. Right on the corner, it allowed for a great vantage point for people watching. There was a live musician which was fantastic.
Service was ok-felt rushed. We got the bill before dessert (we didn’t ask for the bill yet). Waitress took her mask off to talk to us and cough (sounded like she either had a sore throat or was a smoker)-during Covid and the high case counts in South Beach, that wasn’t appreciated or professional.
Would still recommend for a delicious meal and a great ambiance.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on September 3, 2021

Dear guest, thank you so much for choosing to spend your evening with us. We're pleased knowing you enjoyed your delicious mains, welcoming ambiance, the fantastic live entertainment and our unique corner spot on Ocean Drive. We also very much appreciate your feedback for improvement and have already implemented changes for a better experience. Thank you again and warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Bang Bang Shrimp,Octopus and Mussels “Delicious “ . Orzo Paella was different than traditional Paella but it was tasty with main lobster, orzo and a combination of fresh seafood cooked to perfection.Marvin’s service was exceptional with the detail of bringing the musician and sing the happy Birthday to my wife with the award winning “Key lime pie “ Thank you to the entire A Fish Called Avalon for an unforgettable night.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 27, 2021

Dear guest, it heartwarming to see your very kind review of your memorable evening with us. It was a true pleasure celebrating your wife's special birthday, and best of all knowing we'll be a part of her memories. Thanks for your detailed raving review on our food and services, we hope to celebrate many more special moments together. Warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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Rambo
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance. We’ll definitely be back.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 19, 2021

Dear Rambo, what an iconic name! Many thanks for joining us for dinner, we're happy you enjoyed the delicious food and great ambiance. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable evening, there is always so much on the menu to enjoy. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipSoFloDining
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the curbside Hostess Podium to the dining room setup to the menus and the coordination of the staff, I was personally blown away. I wasn’t expecting much of a departure from the cliché tourist food that is served on most of South Beach. I was pleasantly surprised at the level of professionalism and class that the staff exhibited. The food was actually very interesting, creative, and a departure from simple concepts–adding a refreshing Eastern Mediterranean Flare right down to the hummus. Every dish was a new adventure in flavor and texture.
We started off with the Spanish Octopus and the Atlantic Wild Mussels. The Octopus was charcoal grilled and served with marinated fennel, Madeira squid ink reduction, and watercress vinaigrette that I can only describe as delicious! The Mussels are served in Champagne, shallots, garlic, lime, tarragon, and a touch of cream. Right about now you reach for the fresh-baked hot bread to soak up the insanely delicious sauce.
From there we requested that our waiter, Alejandro, pick our next 2 dishes and they were both instant hits. He brought us the Lump Crab Cake with Shrimp and the Bang Bang Shrimp. The Crab Cake was served with Remoulade Sauce, Baby Green Beans, Microgreens and was simply amazing. The Bang Bang Shrimp at this point was, without a doubt, the highlight of the meal for me, served with Sautéed Jumbo Shrimp, Brown Sugar Butter, Turmeric, Curry, Yogurt Cucumber Mint Sauce, Cucumber Peppers, Relish and will leave you wanting to come back just for them.
We asked Alejandro to surprise us with dessert. Let me emphasize that their award-winning 2019 National Pie Champion Pecan-Crusted Key Lime Pie will take your whole meal to a new level. Thank You, Alejandro, we definitely had a fantastic meal (arguably the best I’ve had in Miami). I already want to go back there. Great cocktails too, I recommend the 1941 Mai Tai. Our visit more than exceeded our expectations. I tip my toque to you Chef Kal Abdalla.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you so much SoFloDining for this immaculate and raving review! We know our team has been in touch with a special thank you note. We can't wait to welcome you back. Best wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipRoca
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Orzo paella was like a soup but octopus was really good.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 19, 2021

Dear Roca, thanks for dining with us recently and taking the time to leave your valued feedback. Best regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipMichael
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited A Fish Called Avalon while on vacation in South Beach for my birthday, and it was wonderful. Service was fantastic, live music was beautiful, and the food was excellent. We will definitely return next time we are in town.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 19, 2021

Dear Michael, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach for your very special day! We're thrilled you had a great evening enjoying our delectable food, attentive services and entertainment. All the best to the upcoming year, we wish you many happy returns. Warm regards from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! And great service! Our waiter was wonderful.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 9, 2021

Dear guest, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. We're all thrilled to know you had a great time and enjoyed our delicious food as well as our excellent services. See you soon again for another memorable meal, there is always something amazing on the menu. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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TiffanyJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. My birthday was a hit! Just wish it wasn’t raining.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 9, 2021

Dear TiffanyJ, Happy Birthday again from all of us! Thanks for choosing our restaurant as your special place to celebrate, we're glad you had a memorable time. Next time, we'll have a talk with the weather person to hold those raindrops! . We can't wait to welcome you back for another great meal. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 9, 2021

Dear guest, we're glad you had dinner with us recently and even happier knowing you had a fantastic meal. Thanks for your kind comments on our food and services, the team sends their regards and can't wait to serve you again. Warmest of wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipSaulG
New England
53 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dining room is one of the nicest Art Deco hotel lobbies in South Beach, which creates a great vibe as soon as you enter the lobby/restaurant. Scallops, either appetizer or entree, were a smash hit. Other notable menu items were the spicy tuna tartar and chocolate mousse dessert. Sea bass was fresh and well prepared Live solo guitar player out on the front porch could be heard inside the dining room without at all being intrusive, providing elegant background music. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is truly an oasis in the midst of Ocean Drive nighttime craziness.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 2, 2021

Dear Saul, heartfelt thanks for your very kind review of your recent evening with us. We're grateful you chose to spend your evening dining at A Fish Called Avalon and enjoyed our welcoming ambiance, excellent dishes and live music; the chef and team sends their thanks as well. We'd love to welcome you back the next time your travels bring you our way. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipHarryH
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my Birthday here and was not disappointed. Our server, Marvin took great care of us and made worthwhile recommendations. We particularly enjoyed the grilled octopus. Restaurant was quiet for a Saturday evening in South Beach.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 2, 2021

Dear Harry, Happy Birthday again from all of us and thanks for trusting us with your dinner plans. It's a pleasure knowing you enjoyed your meal, and the attentive services provided by Marvin with all of his worthwhile recommendations. Wishing you a great year ahead. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 4 and 2 year old with us. The entire staff was very accommodating. The food was excellent especially the key lime pie.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 2, 2021

Dear guest, it's a pleasure knowing you and your entire family enjoyed your evening of dining with us. Thanks for your kind review, we're glad to know you enjoyed the food, the ammmazzing Key Lime Pie and our welcoming staff services. See you soon again. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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WandaL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal in a spectacular setting - wait staff was amazing

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on August 2, 2021

Dear Wanda, thank you so much for dining with us recently and taking the time to leave your review. It's wonderful knowing you enjoyed your overall dinner experience with our food offering, welcoming ambiance and team. We can't wait to welcome you back. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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DwayneH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was worth the bill. From the drinking sparkling water to the food it was 5 stars. The wait staff impeccable.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 29, 2021

Dear Dwayne, what a lovely review you've left us! Thank you for trusting us with your dinner plans, we're glad you had a superb evening and it was worth it all. Our staff sends their thanks as well for your kind comments and know we'll be ready to serve you again the next time you plan on visiting. Warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipNathanN
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great. Mussels were excellent and also the red snapper. Cocktails were very small for the price... 5 sips = $17. Better to order a nice wine.

Service was okay but not great.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 29, 2021

Dear Nathan, thanks for joining us for dinner recently. It's a pleasure knowing you enjoyed your meal and we thank you for your valued feedback. Best wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.

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VictoriaF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item ordered was delicious! 10/10 must try again!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 26, 2021

Dear VictoriaF, Many, many thanks for your perfect 10/10 rating! It's a true pleasure knowing you had a perfect evening and enjoyed every single item you ordered. We look forward to serving you in the near future, there are plenty more delectable items to savor on. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place we’ve eaten in South Beach this far! The lobster bisque was the best we’ve ever had, and the service was amazing!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 26, 2021

Dear guest, we're glad you joined us for dinner while visiting beautiful South Beach. Thanks for your kind comments on our food (glad it was the best!) and the attentive services from our team. Looking forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels bring you our way. Warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipAmyW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was not great. The service matched. The inside was old and dingy. I was trying to take my niece to a nice seafood restaurant and this was very dissappointing.
I would not waste my time here.

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AndresP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service, the food and the wine were delicious.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear AndresP, thanks for visiting us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. It's an absolute pleasure reading your kind comments, we're thrilled you had a fabulous evening of dining and can't wait to welcome you back. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Amazing food and experience!!! Coming back!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear guest, we're glad you joined us for dinner and were wowed with the entire dinner experience. We definitely will be waiting to welcome you again!! Best from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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CrystalK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing! The seafood paella is to die for! Jalapeño margaritas also yummy!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear CrystalK, we're so pleased you trusted us with your dinner plans recently and are thrilled to know we delivered an amazing evening. Thanks for taking the time to leave your kind comments and we hope to welcome you back. Best wishes from all of us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. My birthday was July 10th my girlfriend made us reservations and I had no idea what to expect. Live music, live art, and some of the finest cuisine in Florida!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear guest, Happy Birthday again from all of us, your review is very much appreciated. We're so pleased you joined us to celebrate your special occasion and even happier knowing we delivered a memorable evening. See you soon again! Best from all of us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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MorganB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Live music was great too! Loved our experience

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear MorganB, we're glad you joined us recently for dinner and even happier knowing we delivered an amazing evening. Thanks for trusting us and for your kind comments, we'd love to welcome you back. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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Mona
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my son's high school graduation. Excellent food, very nice staff and great ambiance! The guitar player was excellent! We enjoyed a beautiful and memorable evening.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear Mona, Congrats to your son once again, and thanks for choosing our venue for your celebrations, we're glad you had a memorable evening. We very much appreciate your kind comments on the delicious food, welcoming staffs and warm ambiance and a pleasure knowing you enjoyed our live music too. We can't wait to welcome you back. Warm wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waiter forgot to order our Branzino but everything else was fine.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear guest, it's a pleasure knowing you joined us while in South Beach for dinner. It's great to hear the overall experience was good however we're sorry that we fell short on your order as it's not indicative of the level of service we aim to provide therefore appreciate your understanding. We can't wait to welcome you back! Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Brought my daughters here for an early dinner. Waiter was terribly rude and disrespectful. (Charles). Made snarky comments to us. Very very disrespectful. And still tacked on an 18% tip which he did NOT deserve!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 12, 2021

Dear guest, thanks for dining with us while visiting South Beach. We're sorry to hear of your experience and thanks for your feedback. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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EliasM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Even though restaurant was half full when we arrived, service was slow and poor. Otherwise, highly recommend for food and location.

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A Fish Called Avalon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 532-1727.

A Fish Called Avalon is rated 4.6 stars by 2539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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