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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.
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Charcoal Grilled Octopus, Marinated Fennel, Madeira Squid Ink Reduction, Watercress Vinaigrette
Whole Fish of the Day
Grilled then Oven Roasted, Heirloom Tomato, Fresh Oregano Vinaigrette, Dill, Scallion, Fingerling Potato Salad
Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Provencal
Roasted Tomato, Garlic, Chardonnay, Spinach Risotto, Seared Manouri Cheese
This was their second night open after a long Covid shutdown. Place was quiet, service was brisk, food was excellent. Would eat there again in a heartbeat.
Dear Robert, thanks for visiting us recently. We're really pleased you came on our second re-opening evening and had a wonderful time. Many thanks for your generous comments and star rating, we look forward to serving you again soon. With best regards, A Fish Called Avalon Management Team
Great macadamia encrusted snapper! Also, shrimp provencal - VERY good! Great food...not so thrilled with the craziness out on the sidewalk during spring break, but can't avoid it on Ocean Dr.
I traveled to Miami with a group celebrating two birthdays. Sergio was so friendly when I made the reservation and the server was awesome and very accommodating. We had a wonderful time and the food was amazing!!! They even brought out the bongos to sing happy birthday to me and my daughter. It was so special. The staff made this a very memorable birthday for us. Thank you so much!!!
Dear guest, Happy Birthday again from all of us, we love celebrating with our guests. Glad both you and your daughter had an amazing evening. Thank you so much for your kind words on our wonderful staffs and the chef sends his thanks as well for your positive comments on his dishes. We’re pleased to be a part of your celebrations even happier to be a part of your memories. Until next time, stay well! Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
The service was exceptional and the food was amazing! The environment could have been a little quieter and more personal however it was not really a big issue for us. The jumbo shrimp scampi was perfect!
Dear Guest, Many thanks for choosing to spend your evening with us. It’s a pleasure seeing your overall great comments on our gracious and attentive services and the deliciously perfect food served. We can’t wait to welcome you back! Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Awesome wait staff
Best octopus I have ever had!
Dear Guest, It’s such a pleasure seeing your review. We’re absolutely pleased you enjoyed our welcoming services and most certainly appreciate your kind comments on the delicious octopus dish. Looking forward to serving you again. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Excelente la comida y la atención
Dear guest, We love your short and amazing review, thank you for dining with us and sharing your valued opinion! We love it when our guests leave with an amazing experience and know that we’re eagerly awaiting your next visit. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Our expectations were pretty high, so that may have affected our judgement a bit. If you’re expecting the food to be amazing, then you might be slightly disappointed. The food is really good, but the details and flavors don’t blow you away. The host was excellent, he offered us seating of our choice, offered information about the menus and specials... did not pull out the chair or anything but was really warm and welcoming. The server was also very nice but not around much, took our drink and food order and then let the rest of the staff take care of us. The manager stopped by to check on us also, always good.
Dear SarahM, Many thanks for dining with us recently and taking the time to leave us a review. Thanks for your generous comments on our attentive services and cuisine. Please allow us to serve you again, I’d personally like to ensure a 5-star experience. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Amazing service! Our waiter was so attentive! The endive salad was so good and we split the Macadamia Crusted Snapper which was to die for! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!
Dear LisaW, We’re so glad to read your review! Thanks for choosing to dine with us and it’s a pleasure knowing we provided gracious and attentive services as well as exceptional cuisine. We can’t wait to welcome you back, there are plenty more you’ll enjoy from the menu. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Service was friendly but not quick. Outdoor ambience was fitting for a first time South Beach experience. We ate outside. It was noisy due to the excellent live music. Difficult to have a conversation. Indoor dining looked lovely, but we chose to stay outside. Food was very good but expensive for what we ordered. Martinis were very good. One of the only places to dine for seafood in South Beach. Would recommend is you want a nice menu for options.
Highly recommend- Fresh tasty deliciously prepared dishes!! 😃. Also great cocktails and desserts!!
Dear Guest, Your lovely review is music to our ears. We’re grateful for your kind comments and so pleased you enjoyed our dishes, cocktails and dessert. Thanks for your high recommendations as well. See you soon again. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
A vera nice place and good food.
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your review of your dining experience. We most certainly appreciate you choosing us while in South Beach and most of all, we’re all quite pleased knowing you enjoyed your meal and our welcoming ambiance. We look forward to serving you again. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Alex was a great server. Great view and location. We sat outside. The octopus appetizer was prepared perfectly! The Avalon salad was fresh and super tasty! The bronzino was tender, light, and so very fresh! ! I would go back again tomorrow and the next day!
Dear Guest, Thank you for your all around 5-star rating on our food, service and ambiance. Alex sends his thanks as well for your kind comments on his attentive services. We’re all really thrilled you had such a great evening of dining on the terrace and can’t wait to serve you again, Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
A little pricey, but the food was most excellent and the service was enjoyable, set at a leisurely pace. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We sat out at the sidewalk which is very nice if the breeze is not too heavy.
Dear BlackHawkRoadTrip, Thank you so much for choosing to spend your evening with us for dinner. We’re all pleased to see your comments on our gracious staff services and excellent quality meals served. Happy you dined al-fresco which is certainly an added positive element to the experience we offer on Ocean Drive. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Bang Bang Shrimp is great but only 3 shrimp is a skimpy amount in my opinion. Macadamias crusted snapper & grouper were delicious.
A great selection of raw seafood, the platter with oysters was very good. Plenty of other choice though portions on the large size. To finish the house key lime pie was delicious
Dear VivienneB, Many thanks for choosing to spend your evening with us. Glad you enjoyed our seafood platter where Chef Kal takes excellent care in picking out the freshest local seafood for our guests. He sends his thanks for your comments and we’re glad you ended the evening with the delicious award winning Key Lime pie which is a hit with our customers. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Very fun and lively experience. Good food and great service!
Dear Robbi, We are grateful you spent your evening with us and enjoyed your meal. Thanks so much for your overall 5-star rating. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Wonderful service, great wine selection, meals & dessert were great. The music/entertainment was wonderful.
Dear Guest, We are so glad you chose to spend your precious evening with us and loved the overall dining experience we provided. Nothing pleases us more than knowing our guests are happy with the food and services we offer along with our live entertainment. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind review and we hope to serve you again the next time you plan on visiting beautiful South Beach. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
This was by far the best choice on south beach! Food was our favorite meal of our trip, energy and ambiance amazing. Server was very proficient yet unfriendly. Would highly recommend!!!
Dear DianeK, Many thanks for your enthusiastic review! We’re happy you chose to spend your evening with us and pleased to know that you enjoyed your dinner. You brought a smile to our faces knowing our food was the favorite on your trip to South Beach, we certainly appreciate your high recommendation! Looking forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Booked for happy hour and for a dinner table at 8pm. Arrived at 7pm for happy hour to be told that we either take our table 'now' and order straight away or they can't guarantee us a table at 8pm as it was raining. We politely said we booked for 8pm however it's fine, we'll eat at 7pm. Then when we asked for the happy hour drinks we were told we couldn't have them as they need to be had at the bar. The lady said if we go to the bar we would lose our table. Eventually after trying to explain sensibly what might work she "allowed us" to but our happy hour drinks and bring them to our dinner table. She also said she knew it was my bday and thay tbe staff would bring out a dessert - that never happened and no mention of it again! It was on my booking notes btw. Also on my booking notes was that my friend was Vegan. I also emailed in advance and recieved a reply saying she will be looked after and the serverwould be made aware...the server had no idea and he was so sorry, she ended up with a pricey plate of roasted vegetables! I felt awful for her. I had lobster tail and it was great. The service was diabolical, but the food was so good. For a place serving food at this quality, with fairly high prices, you would expect the service to be on point at the very least.
Dear NatashaL Many thanks for choosing to spend your evening with us for your birthday celebrations. Please accept my apologies for your overall experience, it does not reflect our aim of providing an unforgettable evening of dining and attentive services. I would appreciate another opportunity to better serve you, please let me know when you’ll be back so that I can personally oversee your experience. Best wishes for a healthy and happy year ahead. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault
Made a last minute reservation based upon reviews I had read. It was a stormy rainy night but we were greeted warmly and seated immediately. The waiter was very gracious and a wonderful host who was very helpful in the menu. We both ordered the macadamia crusted red snapper and were delighted when it was presented. Both beautiful and tasty. The presentation was fantastic. We followed with their best in nation key lime pie. It lived up to the billing. It was visually stunning-I had to send pictures to colleagues, but smooth and amazing.
The setting was a little cramped and noisy but given the weather understandable and given the food quality well worth it.
Dear GrumpyBear, We’re all so happy you enjoyed your time with us, thank you for your kind remarks on our accommodation on a rainy evening and gracious services! The chef sends his thanks for your compliments on the macadamia crusted snapper and the award-winning Key Lime Pie. Looking forward to welcoming you back for another great evening which will hopefully be on the terrace. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Aside from the pleasure of sitting on Avalon’s terrace on a balmy evening on Ocean Drive and the sensational key lime pie, everything else was lackluster and overcooked. Although the fish was fresh, it seemed like the preparations hadn’t changed since day one. The food seemed much better when we were in South Beach last year.
Dear CKrause, We’re glad you spent your evening with us recently and appreciate your review of your time here. It’s a pleasure seeing your comments on the outdoor experience and the amazing Key Lime Pie but we’re sorry for falling short on the meal which is not out standard and wished you had mentioned it while inhouse. I look forward to making it up to you the next time you visit. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Food good. Disappointed we could not be seated outside.
Dear LarryP, Many thanks for dining with us recently and thanks for your comments on your meal. We’re sorry as well that we could not accommodate you outside due to the area filling up with prior reservations. Please let us know when you’ll be visiting again and we’ll be sure you get to enjoy the patio dining experience. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
A good dinner and people watching from the sidewalk tables in SOBE
Dear Penn, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your review. Glad to know you enjoyed your meal and our excellent corner for people watching on Ocean Drive. We appreciate your comments very much and look forward to serving you again. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Pecan encrusted snapper was not up to snuff. Small portion, extremely salty. First misstep in years of outstanding food.
Dear guest, Thank you so much for dining with us recently and being a repeat customer. We appreciate you leaving your valuable feedback and are sorry for the misstep you encountered. As you noted, this is not typical at our restaurant and we hope you’d give us the opportunity to make it up on your next visit. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Un peu dispendieux mais excellente nourriture,vue sur Ocean Drive,excellent service
Dear DanielleL, We love your short but amazing review. Thrilled you enjoyed your meal, as well as our wonderful location for people watching on Ocean Drive and the excellent service. Thank you for taking time to write about your experience, and please come again soon. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
What an incredible dinner and tremendous service. We enjoyed the seafood paella while listening to live music on the terrace - finishing our meal with the restaurant's award-winning key lime pie (to die for) and limoncello. Amazing, would come back in a heartbeat.
Dear MichelleV, What a fantastic review, it brings us all so much pleasure reading these kind words! It’s great knowing you enjoyed your evening with our famous seafood paella and Key Lime Pie, drinks, music and attentive services. We can’t wait to welcome you back! Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
My wife and I were in Miami for the weekend and a friend of ours who lives in South Beach recommended A Fish Called Avalon for dinner. We typically don’t frequent seafood restaurants, but I trusted my friend’s recommendation and booked a table right away. We couldn’t have been more satisfied. From the appetizer through dessert, the food was excellent. We had the mussels for an appetizer, and the sea bass and macadamia encrusted snapper for entrees, paired with a bottle of very fine wine. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the ambiance was great, including live Latin guitar music on the deck. Great restaurant. We will definitely go back. Highly recommended!
Dear LizA, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are honored to read your review. We’re glad you trusted us with your evening and happy we delivered a memorable evening of dining with attentive services and music in our welcoming atmosphere. Please extend our thanks to your friends who recommended us and we most certainly appreciate your high recommendation as well. Looking forward to serving you again. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Loved everything that we ate at this restaurant! Girls’ night out did not disappoint. Highly recommend the sea bass.
Dear NishaATL, It was an honor serving you on your girls night out recently. Many, many thanks for your 5-stars and comments on our seafood, we’re very grateful! Let us know when we’ll be welcoming you back, there is always so much more to try! Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
We visit Miami twice a year and every February we make sure we celebrate my Birthday and an Anniversary here.
AlwaYs exceptional food, service, and Music!
Dear JJWFit, Thank you for your wonderful visit and kind review. We love it that you chose to celebrate your special birthday and anniversary with us. It’s a true pleasure knowing we delivered a memorable time all around. Best wishes again from all of us and see you soon. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Muy bueno. La langosta increíble. El mejor keylime pie. Volvería de todas maneras.
Dear AlejandraG, Thank you for spending your evening with us while visiting South Beach. It’s a pleasure reading your wonderful review, we’re happy you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Best lobster meal ever!!!
Dear Guest, We love it when guests like you have their best meal ever with us. We’re really glad you chose to spend your time with us and we delivered an amazing dining experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back! Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Would have liked to seen more seafood options, say red snapper or even mahi mahi fillets.
Dear hightory, Many thanks for choosing to spend your evening with us. Thank you for your generous star rating and your valued feedback. Please also note, our chef is happy to prepare dishes that’s not on the menu so the next time you plan on visiting, let us know ahead of time and he would be delighted to have another seafood dish ready for you. Until then, warm wishes. Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Food was quite nice and reasonably tasty, though pricey with it; service was extremely mixed: we were attended to by 4 different waiting staff, one of whom seemed to be in charge but was not aware of what those servers he was in charge of were doing, nor what step in the process of taking our order they were up to. Our starters arrived before our drinks order did and even then we needed to remind the waiter that we were still missing a coca-cola 10 minutes after the wine arrived. The staff member who was the most “on the ball” was the pleasant chap responsible for refilling water glasses and clearing plates.
Not sure it was the dining experience we were expecting given previous reviews.
Dear Charlotte P, Many thanks for choosing to spend your evening with us. We’re glad you enjoyed the food but are sorry to see the details on the services misstep. Our aim is to provide an exceptional experience which means seamless service and that’s not what you’ve experienced. Please let me know the next time you’ll visit, I’d like to personally oversee your evening so that it’s nothing short of amazing because that’s what we aim for. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Dear Guest, Thank you for your generous 5-stars all around and your short but wonderful review. It brings a smile to our faces knowing we created a memorable evening for you. Let us know when you’ll be back, there is always plenty on the menu. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Went with Family including 3 kids. Alex the waiter was amazing; food was very good and live music being played added to the experience. Definitely a classy place along Ocean Drive and highly recommend for a great meal.
Dear SeanR, We’re happy you chose to have dinner and trusted us with your family evening out. It’s a pleasure seeing your review and knowing we delivered a memorable evening with our attentive services, live music as well as dishes that pleased everyone’s taste buds. Thank you so much for your kind recommendation and we look forward to serving you again. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
This was our first time in South Beach and we decided to stay at the Avalon Hotel since it had good reviews, was in the art deco section of the area and very close to the beach. We decided to eat there and we were so glad we did. The staff was professional and worked together effortlessly. It was Valentine's Day weekend so the restaurant was very busy. And it was raining, so all of the outside seating had to be moved inside. Everyone worked together; managers, hostess, servers... We were impressed. And the food was wonderful. I had the crab-topped grouper which was amazing. My husband ordered the filet and it was cooked just the way he likes it. We will stay and eat here again on our next trip to South Beach.
Dear Philipr, We’re pleased you stayed at the Avalon Hotel and trusted us for a special night out. Thank you for your overall kind comments on our attentive services and fantastic food. It’s always a pleasure knowing we’ve served our customers well. Let us know when you’ll be back for another memorable evening. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Great atmosphere! Food was outstanding! Alex our server was great!
Dear Lauren, Thanks for your enthusiastic review of your evening with us. We’re all pleased to know you had a 5-star experience all around. See you soon again! Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
What a fantastic spot! We had a divine meal of paella (lots of lobster, shrimp, mussels and clams with ouzo instead of rice--superb), grilled asparagus and after dinner drinks. The wine list is extensive with some decently priced options. Service was very smooth and capable. A lovely live band played Latin music and the outdoor setting--on Ocean Drive--was charming.
Dear Nan, Many thanks for spending your evening with us. We’re absolutely thrilled you enjoyed our signature seafood paella with its generous serving of seafood and the orzo twist as well as the after dinner drinks. Thank you as well for noting our extensive and well-rounded drink menu, attentive services and the talented musicians serenading our guests nightly. We look forward to creating more memorable evenings with you, let us know when you’ll be back. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault
Fish Called Avalon is always on our list when we visit South Beach! Truly the Best Seafood around!!!
Dear Scott, That’s awesome, we’re thrilled to be on your places to visit list in South Beach. It’s customers like you who’ve kept us going for 30+ years, heartfelt thanks for that. We can’t wait to welcome you back, just let us know when and we’ll have a warm welcome waiting. Best regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
Went on Valentine’s day. Staff very attentive. Great street vibe. Food amazing including oysters, octopus, crab topped grouper, and stone crab. Truffle sweet potato mash was great. Highly recommend
Dear Sujz, We’re honored you chose to spend such a special evening with us. Thank you for your amazing review of your time, our delicious dishes and gracious services. We can’t wait to serve you again! Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director
A Fish Called Avalon is rated 4.8 stars by 2301 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.