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Alta Mare is a small bistro located in Miami that specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Both inside and outside dining maximize the available seats for patrons, and the open kitchen both saves space and enables diners to watch the chefs work their magic. The intimate space also makes it the ideal place to either begin or end a romantic evening.
The menu is mostly Mediterranean fare, with a few twists. Popular items on the generous menu include the grilled octopus, blackened cobia with roasted vegetables, arugala salad with beets and goat cheese and Harris Ranch braised short ribs. The dessert menu features a delicious classic vanilla bourbon creme brul�e that can't be missed.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Seafood, Contemporary Italian, Dining Bar
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday -Sunday 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Happy Hour Menu Specials and Cocktails everyday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
on Lincoln between Alton Rd @ West Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Catering available upon request.
You can park Valet or use any parking available close to the restaurant on the street. Also, there is a public parking lot right behind us, and a large parking garage at the end of the block.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room can accommodate up to 45 guests. The room has moveable furniture, allowing us to create lounge space for pre-post parties – very modern, where dancing precedes any great dinner party. For more information on private events please contact the restaurant via phone or email.
Private Party Contact:
our Manager: (646) 509-7366
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Contact restaurant to organize any special event of your choice.
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AltaMare - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
We had not eaten at this restaurant in a long time . We had an early movie and wanted a restaurant close to the Regal cinemas . I had the porcini risotto and my companion had the spaghetti with clams . Both are dishes were tastey and we decided to return again soon
When we first sat we were informed that there was no salmon for the evening. Not a problem. However. I ordered a tuna carpaccio appetizer and turns out they were out of tuna as well. For my meal I was considering the chicken piccata and was then informed the restaurant also had no chicken for the evening. I then decided on a pasta dish and my friend ordered the Chilean sea bass. The entrees took about 20 minutes to arrive after the apps were cleared. The sea bass was a $50 dish and was very sub par so she sent it back. She then ordered the special for the night and the manager offered to give it to her for the price of the sea bass which was nice, seeing as the special price was more than her original order. However, the dish took another 25 minutes to arrive at the table, leaving me to eat my meal alone while she waited for hers to arrive. There was only 1 other table sat in the restaurant and we were puzzled why after so many issues, her food then took so long. I honestly felt bad for the waitress in the whole ordeal. She was very sweet and I could tell that she felt awful for all that was going wrong, she did offer to get us dessert or coffee as compensation for all the problems. The ambiance of the restaurant was beautiful and I think would be a lovely place for a romantic dinner if they were more organized.
Quite enjoyable dinner with delicious preparations. We started with mussels in a great tomato garlic sauce and seared scallops with an awesome saffron cream sauce. The risotto with seafood was perfectly prepared. We also enjoyed the flash fried fish, which was a tasty unique treat. The parpadelle with short ribs was delightful. We enjoyed a nice Chianti Classico which was a bit pricey. Overall, it was a delicious dinner.
It used to be one of our favourite restaurants, however on our most recent visit we realized that the owner and staff changed. The place looks much better but the food was bland. There were a few items on the menu that only after we ordered they informed us they are not available. The octopus was served as a very small dish that was rather tasteless. This was strange to us as it used to be one of the best dishes on the menu. On top of all that they also charged a steep 20% to the bill.
We arrived 25 min earlier. Asked to wait 5 min, than asked to sit, than ask to come back in 25 min. Unprofessional, particularly considering that the restaurant had plenty of tables available.
We booked from the website for a New Year's eve dinner. They did not mention that there was a fixed menu for the night, so we reserved the dinner based on the advertised fish menu.
Well, fixed menu available with meat and fish together...and 4-5 other choices out of the new year's eve menu. We should have left then, but after all the trouble we decided to give it a try. Food was good even if below expectation considering the premium price. I am pretty sure that during a regular week it would have been a better experience. Would I give it another try when I am in town? I do not think so.
After making a reservation for Christmas dinner a week ahead of time, and entering a mostly-empty restaurant, we were treated coldly by the hostess, ignored by five waiters, and finally told that they were out of almost everything on the menu. So disappointing! We paid for our cocktail and walked out!
I wanted tuna and they were out. My yellowtail was so dry as to almost be inedible. My date said his was very good. I never send food back. He said i should have. The staff was very nice. The location is good. I won't return though since there are lots of options in this neighborhood.
I try to visit Altamare every time I visit Miami (I live in Chicago). They never disappoint me. We had a tasty salad with Asian pear, grilled octopus with chorizo and faro, Thai mussels, and fresh pasta with shrimp, snow peas and asparagus. The best surprise was the panne cotta, served over a sort of fresh pineapple marmalade. I'll be back.
We picked this based on good feedback on Open Table, and we were not disappointed. The seafood specials all sounded wonderful- it was hard to choose. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food immensely, and having classics like burrata to start with meant there was something for everyone. the service was excellent and friendly. This is a restaurant that deserves one of the prime spots on Lincoln Road- the food is better than what the big splashy places closer to the action offer.
If your looking for excellent food and don't mind spending a few extra bucks this is the place. Great seafood good drinks and right on Lincoln rd. I liked that it wasn't touristy I can't stand those places. We went with our two children and had a great meal. Order wisely because it could add up.
We had a pleasant early dinner here. The dining room was empty but the bar very active. The atmosphere was nicely nautical. It was unfortunate that the tables outside were on a busy street rather than a waterfront deck. The service was fine. My wife did better with her dinner than I did. She had an excellent burrata with good tomatoes. This was followed by a very good mushroom ravioli. I had the fritto misto which turned out to be a calamari dish with a shrimp and a couple of other things tossed in. The calamari was hardly crispy and I was fairly disappointed. The cobia entree was very good but marred by being served on top of a nice vegtable medley that had not been warmed up. Thus the mixed review. Should we be in the neighborhood (Lincoln Road west of Alton) we would try again but not otherwise make a drive to get there.
I go to a lot of restaurants so I wasn't expecting much but this place impressed me! It's very intimate, quaint, awesome decor. The head chef was in the restaurant greeting customers, the staff was helpful without being pushy, very knowledgeable about the menu but the food... Oh the food tasted like they had a garden outside. The veggies were fresh, the garnish delicious, not overdone, not too salty or peppery just perfect. The seafood... If you like fish this is the place for you! Their fish was absolutely delicious in all the places I've been to I have never tasted fish this fresh! I have told everyone I know and I will be bringing my parents there as they love fresh fish! Awesome job keep it up please! Expensive but so worth it!
A friendly place with excellent fresh food on the touristy street in Miami Beach.
The owner is always there to welcome guests. The food is amazing, healthy and well prepared.
It is priced just right. Don't miss dessert.
We plan to return every month of the year for years to come.
Thank you, Altamare.
After I had gone there several times for excellent tapas at the bar and an entrée meal with a small group which was great, I counted it as one of my favorites, enough to reserve a table for Valentine's Day with my girlfriend.
And not to mention it was listed somewhere as having the best seafood in Miami Beach. However that particular night, after the typically great appetizers, both our seafood entrees, although fresh, were lacking much flavor.
I will probably stick to appetizers at the bar there in the future.
Our meal was mostly a selection of mostly happy hour appetizers (we arrived a little before the end of happy hour). With the help of our waitress, we put together delicious and meal of sushi, fish and salads.
Good location. Lively, but not noisy. Half a block from crowds on Lincoln Road Mall.
One of the memorable meals we have had in Miami Beach.
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