Biscayne Tavern

3.5
106 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Comfort meets style in Miami's newest gastro tavern by internationally-recognized restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow. Serving a variety of craft and seasonal ales, combined with irresistibly delicious updated takes on globally inspired classics (sourced locally when possible), Biscayne Tavern is the new neighborhood gathering post. A modern look combines natural wood elements and industrial accents with vintage details and amber lighting that invite diners to sit back, relax and be nourished.
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JALandKJB
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Terrible service !!! It could be because they add the tip to your bill no matter how many are in the party.. therefore there was no incentive for the waiter to give good service .
Never asked if we wanted more to drink, never refilled the water glasses .. took the order someone else dropped of the food.. and no service after except to leave the bill..
Was hoping it would be a new place to hang out when visiting Miami ( monthly) but unfortunately I won't be returning

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Remy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I ordered blackened fish, but I'm not sure this kitchen is familiar with such a technique and their product was very dry. I think their clientele is more a burger and drink clientele.

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jr3833
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Did not like the menu and the waiter was a dud. Will not be going back. We go to the theater and wanted to find a. Ice place for dinner but this was not it!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was average at best, and the service was absolutely terrible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Made reservations but it was open seating and very busy. Food was ok. Service was very slow. It was prior to a Miami Heat game but they should staff for that.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice feel to the place, atmosphere was very cool and laid back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Me and my wife went to Miami last weekend to go on the Cruise to Bimini, and to attend the Art festival. We found a real gem in Biscayne Tavern, the food was GREAT!!!, the location was convenient and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had a reservation and they had to clear people from our table. Took us 20 minutes to just get menus. Over an hour to get good. Brought out people's meals at random and appetizer came last. Staff was not apologetic and overwhelmed. It was the 2nd night of the soldout Adele concert. They should have been prepared. They were out of many items. Food we gut was actually good. But I would never go back due to terrible service.

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viprobinw
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2016
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Used to be a pre arena spot and it was horrible - the tuna came out purple and smelled funny and it took 30 minutes for hummus

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The crispy tater-tots were a delicious adult version of a childhood favorite. The shrimp tacos were another stand out dish.

JA
vipJorgeA
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Been there a year ago and food/service was great. This time they seemed to be understaffed, a request for additional salad dressing was addressed as 'we are very busy' and never delivered, and waiter was hard to find throughout the meal. Disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Main course was very bland. But the drinks were great!

JD
JustinD
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good and there a large beer selection, however the service was very poor. It took forever to get menus, and even longer to get our drinks. The waiter never checked on us after we got our food, did not bring water or ask for more drinks, and was rather rude. And there were only 3 other parties in the restaurant, so they were not busy at all.

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Unicorndreams8
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

For appetizers, I had the wedge salad which would be very hard to mess up and my husband had the crab cakes and according to him they were bland. For dinner, we both had the blackened mahi-mahi & shrimp and it was good, not amazing but good. What makes this place exceptional is not necessarily the food but the service which was amazing. Had we gave come here and paid full price for our meal, this review would have been a 2 star but because we got an amazing LivingSocial coupon, it was well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived early for our 7:15 reservation. There was no one at the hostess station and we waited for 10 minutes without anyone showing up. A waitress came over to enter an order into the computer but would not look at us. We did a lap around the place and could not find anyone that worked there. The three people behind the bar looked extremely overwhelmed and unhappy. There wouldn't have been anywhere for us to sit anyway despite having a reservation. After about 15 minutes, we decided this was not going to play out well so we just left and found a different place to eat.

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vipOliver
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went there and it was Happy Hour. Great food and drinks at reduced prices. I was very happy.

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CGS305
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Please!, Management!, do something about the service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice menu and good ambiance. Service was good.

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vipBill
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was what I expected. Nothing spectacular but it is a decent restaurant for a late night meal in downtown Miami. We will go again..

JA
vipJorgeA
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Soggy sweet potato fries; salmon was substituted by some white fish the waiter insisted was salmon. Generous portions.
Appetizers and drinks were good.

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Suni
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this restaurant through Living Social. Fortunately it was a great experience. Our server, Pamela, was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was not very busy as it was a Wednesday night. My husband had the Shrimp Dynamite and i had the Tuna Tartare for appetizers. They were both great, but the Tuna was better! My husband said he'd get that instead of the shrimp next time. For dinner i had the blackened Mahi Mahi with the yasmine rice and asparagus, it was delicious! My husband had the ribs, and again, mine was better. He liked them but he wasn't too impressed. Overall however, we did enjoy ourselves and would definitely be back.

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KGN1
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My friends & I ate lunch from the offerings in the Miami Spice menu. The Mahi was not well seasoned & the sauce was too heavy. The Pastrami sandwich was oily. Server was pleasant. When we walked in, no one was there to greet us for several minutes. One of my friends had dinner there before & gave it good reviews. She was disappointed as well.

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Nini61
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2015
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Found this place looking for somewhere near the AA arena; the food was very good the table started with the tuna tartare absolutely delicious but the Terra chips were just little pieces like they dumped the end of the bag, the shrimp dynamite was the perfect blend of crispy, spicy and creamy. Then we shared with churasco steak the chicken milaese and the sliders, again all were very good. The service was meh he was very polite just didn't have much personality. Overall we quite enjoyed the meal and the restaurant itself which located in the b2 hotel was very comfortable. Would definitely go back.

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viprobinw
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2015
Overall3food2service4ambience3

great for before going to the AAA but I had eaten here a year before and the food was MUCH better. I had a salad with shrimp for a $6 add on and they were the tiny frozen shrimp - so didnt really eat much. the drinks were great and the staff was sweet.

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vipBrianW
Fort Lauderdale
35 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They had a nice booth ready for us when we arrived, but the place was extremely noise. It took 8 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us once we were seated and to place a drink order. The drinks took another 7 minutes to arrive and even longer for the water and side of ice we ordered. The food was poor. I asked for a hamburger with a pink center. The burger was cook WELL DONE. If I had another 45 minutes I would have reordered. I will NOT be going back or recommending this place.

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viplizela
Miami
609 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great place for a quick bite, and beers and some heavy dinners

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vipSteve
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2015
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was good for a "tavern" but the service was poor at best. We were trying to just grab a quick sandwich and drink on the way to an event at a local venue. It took over ten minutes to get a server to come over and 20 minutes to get two sandwiches. If the place were busy that may be acceptable but with less than 50 percent of the seats filled this is not acceptable.

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vipmmmm
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2015
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were on the pay no mind list......waiter didn't write down order and of course it was wrong but since he never bothered to come back to see if everything was ok, the stuff was scraped off and burger eaten anyway. Had to chase him for another drink. Had to chase him for more water and desert that never came so we got our check up front and left without it. Doesn't matter that it was busy pre-concert, waiter 101 should still be followed.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2015
Overall1food1service2ambience2

After being blown away at eating at a food concession by the same name at the American Airlines arena, and making a special trip to come here for a repeat performance, I was informed it was not the same ownership.
I proceeded to order similar menu items (not believing the waiter).
The brisket sandwich was a dried out pot roast.
The short rib slider was an inedible overdone hockey puck.
This was anything but a gastropub,
It seemed to lack energy as well.
Various reviews praised it - I could not believe it.

WP
vipWPBHeatFan
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love to go to Sunday Heat games - the only downside is that many of the area restaurants are closed on Sunday so we often ended up eating mediocre, overpriced food at Bayside. So we were thrilled to discover Bayside Tavern - we loved the atmosphere and the friendly service. They have a great selection of craft beers and the food was delicious and interesting!

My husband had the smoked brisket and fried onion sandwich, which he loved. My son had the seafood cobb,which was beautiful and delicious. My daughter had the fish and chips - also delicious. And I had the crabcake sliders from the appetizer menu with the Brussels Sprouts side. I thought I was getting a light meal but it was substantial and amazing.

The only minor downside was that they were out of a couple of the menu options we were interested in, especially some of the few available to my vegetarian daughter - but we were extremely happy with our meal

This will definitely be our regular pre-game spot!

SG
StGrCo
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn't blow me away, but was quite nice. Good craft beer selection. Service was good, but one annoyance was top was included, which wasn't obvious at the time, so I almost left a huge tip. Be aware, this may be a Miami regulation.

FL
vipFoodLover
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2014
Overall1food1service3ambience1

In the past, we have loved this restaurant but the pastbtwomtimes have ensured our not returning. The cocktails used to be great but are now awful tasting. The food has followed suit. A salad which says on the menu contains heirloom tomatoes (and had in the past) had styrofoam ones instead. The rest of the food was the same. The entire dinner was very pricy - as before - but in the past, what we ordered what worth it. On top of that, paying for the valet and waiting 20 minutes for our car for a meal like this was simply not worth it.

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toddm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice hotel bar and restaurant with great service. Great food, and they go the extra mile in giving you a good experience.

CG
ChrissyG
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2014
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our food was great. Stuffed dates, grilled cheese, fish and chips, calamari, mac and cheese.. ALL great. The service was awful. Our server barely came by, we had to go get him, twice. He was not friendly, not personable, bad. AND he tried to take an extra $40 that we wanted applied to the bill as extra tip. Um, no. Terrible service. May or may not be back because of this.

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vipElip
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2014
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Worst service that we have had in a very long time. Nice decor and atmosphere but the food took an hour to come. The wine list was horrible also.

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Memeo3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2014
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Excellent food! Highly recommend the potato chips and blue cheese fondue and the dynamite shrimp appetizer. Only negative is that the restaurant got really packed and the service halfway through our meal got very slow. Besides that, it's ambiance is great and the food is delicious. Good happy hour specials too.

JM
vipJohnM
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food and the service here is good, and its convenient if your attending an event at the American Airlines Arena. The noise level is a bit energetic (it is a hotel tavern after all) and the prices were okay for the location. Great for a quick bite before a concert or watching the Heat.

MF
MiamiFoodie
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2014
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This place has been on my list to try for the past year. I finally had a chance to go. I wish I hadnt. It is basically a hotel bar serving bar food. The place was empty on sat night. First sign its reputation is gone. We had some appetizers and salads. Half the appetizers were fried frozen foods. Calamari was inedible. I think it was frozen too long because it was very tough. It gets 3 stars on opentable but 4 on yelp. I think the yelp reviews must be old. This place needs to close.

DD
DeeDeeG
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The waiter was rude, the food was disappointing. We ordered the Mac and cheese which was the only good thing, and the fried chicken with potato salad which sadly enough we only ate the chicken and left the rest on the plate. It was a waste of $19. The manager could obviously sense we were upset so he offered drinks all around, but the waiter only brought those who had originally ordered drinks, New drinks. Shortly after a small roach was crawling on the wall behind my friend and the owner sent the waiter to remove it and nothing else was said. A two star rating is being generous. Truly devastating experience. I would not return.

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RO13
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2014
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service is very inattentive and uncoordinated, I had multiple servers as well as managers repeat same question, weather I was ready to order or would like to have another cocktail, within short period of time. And it did take long time between server visits to replenish water and clear empty dishes.

My friend ordered polenta with shrimp, shrimp were grossly overcooked and polenta cold inside, while pork shank that I have enjoyed was lukewarm with stale pasta.

My previous experience in that restaurant can not be overlooked either, servers add gratuity (i was with only one friend) and do not tell guests about it while folding your check in half so you only see total, I consider it stealing.

FAQs

Biscayne Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 307-8300.

Biscayne Tavern is rated 3.5 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.