AQ Chop House by Il Mulino

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$31 to $50
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Global, International
AQ Chop House by Il Mulino accents the resort’s Mediterranean heritage and feature approachable cuisine that blends a modern steakhouse with Italian flavors offering prime cuts of meat, a selection of crudos, and seafood. Menu highlights include sheep’s milk ricotta with sea salt & extra virgin olive oil, branzino crudo with blood orange & frisee, grilled octopus, short rib ravioli with sage & butter, grilled fish and prime dry-age meats as well as delectable sides from truffle french fries, broccoli rabe to cream of corn and sauté cauliflower with raisins. Located nearby, a full sushi and raw bar managed by sushi chefs from North Miami Beach’s famed pan-Asian restaurant, Hiro’s Yakko-San, is available.
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Detroit
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The brunch buffet was incredible and our server Herb was amazing.

MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 4

I have only one reason for giving this restaurant a poor review but it's for a good reason. I'm 63 years old and have been to many restaurants from little ma&pa to very high end and have had many different experience but I have never felt deceived and taken advantage of and that's how I felt from my experience here. They offered a special which was gnocchi that was suppose to be stuff with porcini mushroom with meat sauce. I have a garlic allergy and asked the server if they could make it without garlic and she said the chef could do it. They made it with no meat in the sauce and it was not a ravioli it was cavatelli pasta with a extremely thin layer of mushroom inside. I didn't say anything and just ate it even though it was not what I expected. What was shocking to me was that they charged 55$ for that meal which was an outrageous price even if it was what it was suppose to be. I didn't say anything because my husband said not to complain. I didn't ask how much the special was but didn't think I would have to since I've never in my life paid that sum of money for a pasta dish. I don't know how they can justify charging that kind of money for pasta. My husband ordered the Tuna and it was a hearty portion and it was good. The service was also excellent. I just can't get over what they charged for the dish I had.

R
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was nothing spectacular. Overpriced. Would not go back. Restaurant was nice but food did not live up to the price.

PB
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Ambiance is terrible it's like a cafeteria. It was freezing in the restaurant very uncomfortable. Seats are better at the airport. Very uncomfortable. Food was not worth the price cold and must have been sitting in Il Mulino kitchen. Big disappointment for my wife and sons Birthday! Never go back.

L
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Ambience was not exciting, especially for the price point. The food was good but not great: again disappointing for the price point. Service was very attentive. Not worth a drive, and not worth the price.

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my husband Visit Aq chop House two days ago, It was a beautiful experience beginning with the location, Aqualina Resort and Spa. It was a very romantic and relaxing dinner. We start at the bar with Ana Maria being our bartender, she recommended a couple of drinks from the cocktail menu and they were great. at the table Our server Lihanni was very attentive and explain for us the menu. We ended up choosing from the Miami Spice menu, everything from the appetizer to the dessert was amazing. We had a wonderful time and definitely will come back. Service and Food were on point.

OT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service very slowly

a
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Ordinarily we have had good experiences and was very disappointed to see an obvious decline. The service was bad and we had to beg to get water and drinks refilled.

When we were holding out a glass to get the waiter/busboys attention and it spilled on the table. The manager saw this and nobody came to help clean up until our food arrived and they were about to serve over the ice and spilled water.

The food all came to the table at different times. The fish was overcooked. The meat was oversalted and the waitress warned us not to order it (so that one is on us).

When we approached the manager he was unresponsive and didn't so much as apologize.

My wife did like her dessert, but other than that it was a total disaster.

To top things off the valet misplaced our ticket and we had to wait a half hour to get our car.

The other couple we were dining with told me later that it was the worst food/service experience we ever had out of at least 100 meals.

E
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Demoraron mas de 40 minutos en traer la comida. Unos de los platos llego 5 minutos más tarde que los 5 restantes.
Pedimos café y llego helado. Por supuesto que los trajeron nuevamente calientes.
La comida fue convencional, nada relevante.

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LU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Place is similar to a hotel breakfast lounge. Food offered in Miami Spice menu was gourmet fast food, simple, basic hamburger and so on. Never again...

OT
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We selected a simple dish that was just okay but the venue, the breezy ocean view terrace on a hot day and the service were exceptional. Juan Carlos our server was so sweet, right there when needed and extremely accommodating. A wonderful person, he made our day!

TN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

William the Bartender was attentive and friendly. Was able to put on the Stanley Cup game for us at the bar. Filet was undercooked but they took care of us and offered us complimentary desserts.

E
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This establishment provided the absolute worst restaurant experience that myself all my guests have ever encountered. We arrived early to our Monday 9:30 reservation, ordered 2 bottles of Amarone, a few appetizers and 4 steaks. The evening began with filthy glassware, and told ‘its dark out so they couldn’t polish properly’. There was no urgency to bring us new glasses, let alone serve us. The appetizers were fine, very basic but fine. And then we waited...and waited on our steak because ‘one was ordered medium well’. At this point the restaurant was empty. We are patient as it’s a beautiful evening, but now being after 11 we are hungry. Our steaks arrive and they are inedible. Each one was hard and grey, with sides that couldn’t have been prepared by anyone who has ever entered a kitchen before. The manager who had approached our table prior seemed dismissive until we became extremely vocal. The server then told us that the truth is we are coming to dinner too late in the night. We were offered to wait on new food, which was not an option as there was clearly no chef in the kitchen. Our wine bill was then placed on the table. A JOKE. Again we spoke to the manager and he finally seemed to realize how awful this meal was.
Thank-you Burger King for your 5 star drive thru! AQ should be embarrassed.

DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is outstanding. A wide variety of dishes available buffet style, including lobster, Il Mulino’s awesome homemade pastas and a variety of desserts. Several options of cocktails are included in the price and service is very attentive. A little on the pricey side but well worth it!

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sitting outside the II Mulino restaurant located inside the Acqualina Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach, AQ offers a varied menu of steaks, fish, sushi and other staples. To my surprise and to my party of five as well, all the selections were excellent. The NY strip was perfectly cooked. The sushi was outstanding and fresh to the taste. The pasta and fish dishes were also delicious. But what made the dinner never more enjoyable was the excellent service we received. Truly an enjoyable experience. While we ate at a quiet period, I am sure the staff would be as professional and helpful during a more active evening. Lastly, the setting was comfortable and attractive. The option to eat outside is also available. Overall, I highly recommend diners try this gem.

m
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

This was our 2nd time. The first was not good, steaks were below average. Tough and kind of gamey. This time I ordered fish and it was terrible. Snapper had no taste whatsoever and the sauce tasted like something out of a can. The calamari app was ok. I will never go back. We love the hotel and the Italian restaurant there is great . Without a doubt the WORST $450 meal I’ve ever had. No one at the table finished their food and not because of large portions. Very unsatisfactory. I can’t imagine you get good reviews. Lotsa work to do. Mark

LB
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, good service, ideal for families. Love this place

G
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, staff amazing . I will definitely be back. Beautiful setting out doors

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Food was average but the service was wonderful

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service and amazing view.

N
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The food took almost one hour to be served. Appetizers were served together with entree’s. Food was definitely nothing exceptional and certainly are not aligned with extremely high prices. Very disappointing. Not coming back...

m
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I told the hostesss to tell the manager it was the worst service, drinks terrible, and the Dover Sole had multiple bones ($75) no sides. Awful experience . I should have requested a refund. Terrible.

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Most beautiful setting at the elegant Acqualina hotel with magnificent views of the ocean. What a shame that they can’t improve their service! It was abominable ! We were staying at the hotel and gave it a second try..once again, we did not even get served water for about 40 minutes! The server was rude and sarcastic, and she clearly did not want to be there. We were one of 2 tables and she kept complaining that she was overwhelmed with the winter rush! When we asked to move seats for a better view (again the whole patio was empty), she abruptly picked up our menus and literally threw them at us. The food was good, but not exceptional. For the high prices and the amount of time we waited, we expected the food to be much better. Honestly, it was not worth the money or frustration. We will not be returning.

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Nice outdoor patio
Bad food
Horrible service

ZR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Forgot to bring us our second course, and waiters took too long to respond to anything. I get during busy hours this may happen, but it wasn't very busy, and we still got charged for the second course which we never ate, because it was a "special" running for Valentines day.

LT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING SERVICE!!!!!

LR
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Staff was apologetic. We had filet mignon, lamb chops, and a hamberger. Flavorless! Staff offered free desert, we declined and left after less than eventful 2+ hour dinner.

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Been here a number of times over the years, but tonight is the last time. Steak & burgers over cooked and not good even if they had been cooked properly, everything overpriced, but the worst was the tip was included and then they had a suggested tip that would have raised the tip to 45% if you weren’t paying attention. Then $13 to park your car with restaurant validation. To be avoided at all cost.

OT
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Really enjoyed it.

OT
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wow what a pleasant surprise ... food was really good ... tuna steak was huge and very tasty ... service was great food came fast ... really nice ... although the restaurant is pretty much in hotel lobby area it feels like ... the food and service for the price are great for a solid meal !

C
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding at the AQ Chop House. The team wait staff is very attentive and they have great recommendations. It was a pleasure dining here. All four of us really enjoyed our food. The pasta bolognese was outstanding. As expected with a high quality chop house, it is not inexpensive.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

This was the worst night other then our waiter who was spectacular. If it were for him we were walking out without dinner on Christmas. There was some sort of problem in the kitchen and we waited for over an hour and a half for our dinner. Rethink this place bc Il mulino uses the same kitchen

SP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved AQ Chop House! I made a reservation for my boyfriends birthday, and without even requesting, they decorated our table beautifully! Amazing service amazing food and an amazing view. I would highly recommend everyone come here. 10/10

P
New England
53 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was excellent. The room was very cold, my guests were complaining throughout the meal. The service was slow despite the restaurant being empty. The waiter spent some time explaining the fish choice, Dover Sole, to me which I selected and they brought Branzino - which was excellent but obviously not what ordered.

U
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff actually cares and the food was great. Thank you for a wonderful evening tonight!

LT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable!

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

Beautiful dining inside and outside!!

EM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a great time this pass weekend. It was my husbands birthday and wanted to go somewhere new. I seen several review which were some bad one. Do not listen to them. Experience it for your own. We had a great time and we will definitely go back.

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