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About AltaMare

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.

1233 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
on Lincoln between Alton Rd @ West Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 532-3061

Website:
http://www.altamarerestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering available upon request.

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
VINCENTTHILLOY

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

Additional:
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

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4.2

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4.1

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3.9

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3.1

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (750)
Neighborhood Gem (621)
Great for Outdoor Dining (493)
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Special Occasion (338)
Romantic (262)
Notable Wine List (221)
Hot Spot (203)
Good for Groups (193)
Vibrant Bar Scene (82)
Late-night Find (73)
Kid-friendly (43)
Great for Lunch (32)
Scenic View (15)
Great for Brunch (12)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 7, 2011

Food was teriffic especially the wild mushroom ravioli and seared tuna. Service as well was excellent. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a table of what world travellers know as "ugly Americans" and ten of them!! Loud and obnoxious as if they owned the restaurant. Really made for an unpleasant experience. The restaurant was surely not going to comment to them but it might not be a bad idea as they don't realize the rest of the world does not want to be subjected to their poor manners.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 6, 2011

Excellent choice. Every dish we tasted was absolutely fantastic, creative, tasty....really hard to describe the wonderful experience we enjoyed. We were 5 people, and everyone was so impressed and satisfied that we did not really cared about our pricy experience. You pay very happily when the experience is excellent and unique. Way to go.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 6, 2011

It is a wonderful place, the service is awesome, it is perfectly decorated, so cleaned, the food is great. We will definitely come back. It is not kid-friendly but it was not an issue having our children. The waiter were EXCELLENT. We love this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 5, 2011

This was our first time at AltaMare and we had a very good experience. The homemade fettuccini with shimp was excellent and the Cobia ceviche was simple but very fresh.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 5, 2011

A real find amongst all the trendy restaurants on Lincoln, but then again we were tipped off. It was fresh, imaginative, innovated and delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 5, 2011

We ate lunch at 3PM so we could not see the real ambiance of the place. The torteloni as a first course were outstanding; then the fish for the main course was very good as well.

I recommend this restaurant without hesitation

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 3, 2011

AltaMare was wonderful. Loved the food, the service was excellent and beautiful ambience, will certainly recommend this delightful restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Fantastic food since the place has been re-done...new chef is the former Sous Chef from Michael's Genuine and you can tell...quality of the food is a step above now.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Very chic, reminiscent of Barcelona. Mussels with Curry were outstanding; grilled octupus with farro tasty but lacked finesse. Local hogfish grilled on the dry side; Golden tile cooked perfectly. Cocktails not a strong point; Milk Chocolate and Peanut semi-freddo quite good. Service was obtrusive in the small rear room although the owner/hostess very accommodating. Our best dinner in South Beach topping Wish(awful) and Michaels(quite good).
We would go back again and make a meal of mussels, very good bread, and some nice wines.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 24, 2011

My husband and I went to AltaMare prior to attending the Food and Wine Festival. Dinner was fabulous and our experience was wonderful -- from the moment we met the hostess to when the chef and owner came out and said hello and asked how our dinner was. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable. We had a starter course, main course and dessert. Everything was superb. We would highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2011

Superb food and service. if you like seafood - go. Menu has a mix of usual seafood preparations (grilled) and original-all very explained by the waitstaff and all executed beautifully. Nice wine list with all price ranges and, again, recommendations that are helpful and not driven by price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2011

Waiter was not friendly and the food was good but not worth the price.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 19, 2011

Great experience. Great food, great service. The only criticism we had was that the bread was unremarkable. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2011

Cooked clams shut tight and inedible. Waiter didn't care, failed to tell chef and had a major bad attitude once shown the clams.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2011

All dishes were delectable and prepared just right. Everything is worth trying.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Good food, good service. Nice for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2011

We are regulars at Alta Mare both before and after they moved a few doors to the west on Lincoln Road. It is reliably the best fish restaurant in South Beach. Excellent food,service and ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant. They get it right!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2011

We ate at the chefs table as we were a little late for our reservation and ended up having to wait another twenty minutes to be seated. This would not have been bad but we were unable to get a drink at the bar (on busy nights you need another bartender). When we were seated it took another 10 minutes for a waiter to get to us. However from there the night improved tremendously. The food was excellent and chef Simon Stojanovic was pleasant and attentive to our needs. We finished the dinner with the tiramisu. a little more attention to the service and this would be a five star.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 7, 2011

Over the years, AltaMar(e) has been one of my favorite places on the Beach. You could always count on fresh fish delicately prepared and very attentive service. However, the last two times I have been there, the service has been abysmal....almost as if the wait just staff didn't care. Of course, the 18.5% gratuity is added regardless. I plan to eat my fish elsewhere for awhile until I have heard that they have their act together again.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 5, 2011

I have to say I expected more. Service was not aoutstanding. Many of the dishes on the menu were unavailable and the food is not better than any other good restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 5, 2011

We ordered 2 features off the menu...was later told they didn't have either of them. Then after my wife was not happy with the dish the waiter cross sold her...the waiter told her that that other people around us loved the dish and the the fish was fresh. And just stood there. Only to have the hostess come over and do the same. Very awkward. So much for the customer always being right!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2011

We have eaten here several times and the fish choices ware outstanding.'must have mushroom raviolis theyare outrageous!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2011

The menu had a good selection of fresh local fish. The dishes were well prepared and presented. The staff was friendly and attentive. One big mistake was to be seated in the back room. It was very noisey and while I can't hold the restaurant accountable for obnoxious guests ( the table next to us thought everyone in the restaurant was interested in their conversation) if a large party is seated in there others should not be. Well at least we will decline next visit and wait for another table.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2011

THE food was good , but the service made the dinner very painful !!!!!!! VERY, VERY SLOW SERVICE !!! WE PROBABLY WILL NOT GO BACK FOR A VERY LONG TIME DO TO SUCH BAD SERVICE !!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2011

Try the fettuchine with rock Shrimp All the seafood is FRESH FRESH FRESH as well as the vegetables DELICIOUS

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 31, 2011

Ordered a seafood stew. Usually, a risky order as fish has to be staged to prevent the mix from getting overdone. They delivered across the board. Only complaint was the neighboring table smoking.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 30, 2011

This is our second experience at Altamere. The first experience was excellent and the second was just as good. First of all the wine list is interesting and well priced. Clearly the wine buyerClaudio buys wine not labels....very unique especially in South Beach.We had glasses of vermentino and Chianti classico.
The food is authentic. This evening we had 2 homemade pastas. Both were incredible. Be sure to order the deconstructed Tiramisu for dessert.
We will return again. ...wonderful neighborhood gem. The restaurant is filled with locals.Look for Simon the server, super service and knowledge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 30, 2011

We always enjoy dining at Altamare! The food and service is consistently great and we
always receive a warm smile and greeting from the owner, Claudio.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 29, 2011

We had a good, not great meal at AltaMare. The food was good,not great. Seemed to us a place to see and be seen. Service was fine but not special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2011

We were in Miami on vacation and lucked upon this gem of the restaurant. We were able to get one of the Chef's tables next to the kitchen. The chef made us right at home with pleasant conversation and helpful suggestions on the menu. In addition to the great reception by the chef and equally impressive service by the entire wait staff, the food itself exceeded expectations. The most unique dish was the grilled octupus that had a smoky taste accented by chorizo. The next time we are in Miami, we will be going there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2011

The food is very good. The tables are very close to each other, it was unconfortable.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2011

Mediocrity! really lack understanding as to great reviews for this one. I had beer battered snapper which I could have had for a fraction of the price at any "Rusty Bucket"type restaurant. they were accompanied by fries basically. My husband had fish dish accompanied by very rubbery artichoke. Overpriced and disappointed!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2011

This will be a repeat maybe even this weekend. We dined outside. The food and wine is interesting. The service was incredible.Highly recommend...forget the national restaurants with big names...use this little neighborhood gem while in South Beach Lincoln Road area.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2011

Outstanding dining experience. Exceptional food and creative menu. Perfect for a special occasion.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2011

The food was above average but I'd expect more from a restaurant that has a renowned chef and in positioned in such a high price range . Menus very limited and there were no specials. Service was very courteous but order came very late. If there is one thing that I hate in a restaurant is when you get the check and see that 15% tip already included in the balance and then there is another line right below saying "additional tip". It might be misleading if you don't pay attention you might end up paying the tip twice....

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2011

In a word...Superb!! Can't wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2011

The place to eat some very good and fresh fish in Miami!!! Also they make a out of this world tiramisu!!!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 3, 2011

Very enjoyable dinner. Would go back

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2010

We went for New Year's Eve, so it was very noisy approaching midnight. But overall, an extremely satisfying meal and memory. We'll repeat for sure.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2010

Food routinely good to excellent in this newly relocated (two doors away) AltaMare. Be alerted that it is a tad pricey for what you get, and the wine list does not live up to the standards of the food-the fish is among the best we have had, in all fairness.

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