A Fish Called Avalon

4.7
1929 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 nightly entertainment that further captures the true ambiance of South Beach.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(305) 532-1727
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kal Abdalla
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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. For events of 12 people or more please email dining@afishcalledavalon.com
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Cross street
7th
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Parking details
Public parking garage located on 7th st. between Washington and Collins Avenue. Valet parking nightly
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Entertainment
Caribbean, Latin and Jazz
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Special events & promotions
A Fish Called Avalon is a perfect location for your group dinner, cocktail reception, company party or any special event.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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. We also have an outside area with live music and the perfect South Beach ambiance to give your group the best experience.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

With live Latin-Caribbean music, fresh daily delivered seafood, and the perfect al fresco dining, we are the best spot to celebrate the Holidays. We will offer our regular menu with a special mouthwatering 2 lb. Lobster Thermidor. Join us to savor, celebrate, and experience.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

With live Latin-Caribbean music, fresh daily delivered seafood, and the perfect al fresco dining, we are the best spot to celebrate the Holidays. We will offer our regular menu with a special mouthwatering 2 lb. Lobster Thermidor. Join us to savor, celebrate, and experience.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

||| Fireworks Show ||| Live Music ||| 4-Course Prix Fixe Menu ||| Celebrate with us in classic South Beach style! ||||||||||| $210 per person ||||||||||| $90 children |||||||||||| $200 DEPOSIT

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1929 People Are Saying
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New England
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday dinner. The staff was extremely kind and attentive! And to our surprise, they brought a beautiful dessert as a birthday gift to us! The entire meal was perfect! We were also impressed that the restaurant manager came to our table to great us. We will definitely come back!

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r
Miami
71 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good seafood in an art deco hotel. The Manager was extremely nice. I hadnt visited the restaurant in many years, but I plan to now go more often.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire meal was perfect. We were not rushed. Food and drinks arrived with perfect timing. Our waiter was well informed and not overbearing. I had the grilled octopus and my husband had the scallops. Both were excellent. The macadamia nut encrusted snapper and crabmeat topped grouper were fabulous. The chef’s presentation showed care and attention to detail. For dessert, both the key lime pie with the pecan crust and the tiramisu were fabulous. All food was freshly prepared on the premises. Nothing had been previously frozen. The live music was low-key and contributed to the ambience. I’d highly recommend this restaurant.

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our dinner our first night in Miami. We had eaten here about 5 years ago and I remember the meal being good so we returned.
We were not disappointed. Both the meal and the service were excellent .
We shared a salad to begin which was delicious . We both had the Crab Crusted Grouper. It was so good that if I went back a day later I would order it again. No room for dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant . The service was impeccable .
My only comment is that is a bit pricey. $122., including tax and tip, For a salad and 2 main courses, no drinks, no dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was extremely accommodating, food was excellent and ambiance was great right on the main drag in South Beach. Still quiet and peaceful even sitting in the sidewalk.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great. I had the shrimp cocktail and seafood risotto both were good. I expected a bit more flavour from the risotto but it was still good. A lot of food. My friend got the scallops and shrimp scampi and loved them both.

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible octopus appetizer great attentive service

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Z
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife's birthday meal was very good, service was commendable. Overall experience was exceptional.

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JG
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful meal sitting out in the front porch.
Food, drinks. Music were all outstanding and the people watching added another level of fun to an already great dining experience.

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OT
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

enjoyed our night with wonderful service and bronzino that was awesome.
We kept our very clever menu lights on so we could see the bones in our fish!
Definitely will come back

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l
Miami
137 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Gravlax was delicious as was sea bass

Service was terrific

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J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The servers were great and the food was fantastic.

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WS
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family Thanksgiving vacation

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect!

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KA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. The wait staff and manager were very attentive and that food was excellent.

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J
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always come to this restaurant every time I am in Miami and I am never disappointed. The macadamia nut encrusted snapper was truly one of the best things I have ever eaten.

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SH
Kent
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food, perfect location, highly recommended!

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R
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent dish of snapper and risotto! Great atmosphere with nice music.

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P
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb from start to finish. Lobster cooked to perfection, better than in Maine. Macadamia crusted snapper great. Lovely service. Fun people watching.

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AW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The bang bang shrimp dish only came with three shrinks and it included curry sauce and yogurt. It was not the traditional dish we expected. Overall the snapper was really good; however the grouper dish was very dry. I’ve been to better seafood places. A little disappointed in quality and layout.

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FS
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Each dish was well thought out and composed by the chef. The scallops, paired with crispy strips of Pancetta, Brussels Sprout leaves and a citrus mousseline might be the best dish I have eaten this year. The crab crusted Grouper was served with spinach, large Lima beans and charred grape heirloom tomatoes was a symphony of flavors that sounded odd but worked so well. The seared Ahi Tuna was served with a light Asian Slaw and an amazing Ginger Emulsion. It was an amazing meal with excellent service. We even received a gift of wonderful macaroons to end the meal. Expensive but a great value.

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SF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. We come to Avalon every time we visit Douth Beach. Superb ambiance, great live music, extraordinary food. The service was impeccable, and Alex is one of the most friendly and attentive servers we have ever met. A wonderful evening.
Enjoy

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, atmosphere.
Best meal in South Beach.

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Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Spectacular!!! Great Food!!! Great Service!!! Beautiful Scenery!!!

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Naples
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo estuvo perfecto . Excelente comida y mejor atención !

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DK
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food incredibly done, excellent service. Great atmosphere, definitely a great memorable experience

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EC
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word...PHENOMENAL! The service was excellent and the food superb! We began our dining with the mussels, the best we’ve ever had! We also had the octopus and grape leaves they too were excellent! Our entrees were the whole fish, lobster and the grouper...as good as everything else we had. Wonderful ambiance too, especially if you want to experience South Beach dining! If you don’t dine here you’ve missed out on the best restaurants in South Beach for fresh seafood!

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PG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, macadamia snapper was amazing, excellent service and one of the best locations on south beach to people watch

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place and good service. The grilles Salmon was awesome

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PB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Typical Ocean Drive restaurant for drinks and people watching, not food!

For fish you are better to spend 20% more and visit Prime fish, or spend 50% less and have a good fish at Big Pink

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GA
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fish called Avalon is our new first night go to. We stay in a hotel about seven blocks away, it’s an easy walk, and the meal is always delicious. We highly recommend it.

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We always go to Avalon every time we are in Miami. The food is great and the service is usually very good. This time, we had a fantastic Creme Brûlée that it self alone is worth a visit! We will be back next time!

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. Charming ambiance and attentive staff.

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KF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Made reservations, was told when we got there we could not have a table indoors, very hot outside, told large party was coming. We were done eating when party arrived. Food was good, service was great, but disappointed in seating.

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RA
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Way over priced. Won't be going back.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had the most delicious paella ever and the service was just perfect. My waiter I just love his over all manner cause he just knows how to make you feel comfortable by helping and making suggestions. I trusted him and it was perfect. I had the most amazing night. Thanks guys.

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c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time there. The whole experience is awesome... Great food... Service is outstanding. We were celebrating our anniversary and they sent over a dessert. So thoughtful and delicious

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H
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dine at A Fish Called Avalon on a regular basis. Each time, I am swept away by the whole experience, and that's why this place is my go-to restaurant. From the beautiful ambience, particularly the outdoor seating, to the fabulous meals created by Chef Kal, to the warm, genuinely kind staff, AFCA excels on all levels. The seafood is always fresh and magnificently prepared. I highly recommend the whole fish, usually branzino, a generous portion of deliciousness served with tasty basmati rice, broccolini, and heirloom tomatoes. The other fish offerings -- for example, crab-crusted grouper, macadamia-crusted snapper, and seared ahi tuna -- are equally flavorful and satisfying. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, and if you have room after your main course, you will want to try one of the beautiful desserts and freshly brewed coffee. Enjoy the superb care provided by professional bar and wait-staff, as well as table visits by managers Pascal and Mariano, who ensure you are having a wonderful experience. Live, Latin-flavored music further enhances the tropical mood. If you're in for an unforgettable meal, whether you're a regular or a first-timer, you'll be welcomed with open arms at AFCA.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood was excellent. Attentive and friendly service. Nice wine list

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HF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood in the Paella was all cooked perfectly. The lobster bisque was incredible. We were sharing and they even split it up us. The service was impeccable. The overall experience was exceptional. Highly recommend.

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