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About Cleo South Beach

Named OpenTable"s "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S.”, Cleo, is pleased to announce its newest location in the heart of South Beach at the Redbury Hotel. Cleo captures the vibrancy of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, where new yet familiar flavors are enhanced by worldly charm. The award- winning Chef Danny Elmaleh takes you on a culinary adventure, adapting his original Cleo menu with local South Beach ingredients. Enjoy delicious sharable plates, mezzes, flatbreads and hand crafted cocktails in a warm and intimate yet energetic atmosphere.

1776 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Sunday - Thursday | 6 - 10 pm
Friday & Saturday | 6 - 11 pm
***Hookah Available Thursday, Friday and Saturday***

Cross Street:
18th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 534-2536

Website:
http://www.cleorestaurant.com/

Catering:
sbe Catering offers Cleo"s award-winning Mediterranean cuisine by Chef Danny Elmaleh at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties just about anywhere. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! Visit sbe.com/events to plan your event today.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available on 18th Street

Executive Chef:
Danny Elmaleh

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Parties of 12 guests or more with a prix fix menu requires a confirmation credit card hold form. Please contact Cleo during business hours for more information.

Private Dining

From intimate to grand, let sbe Events & Catering plan your perfect event at Cleo South Beach. Cleo accommodates up to 250 guests with on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Chef Danny Elmaleh, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails.

Cleo South Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (19)
Tapas (19)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Romantic (8)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Cozy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Overpriced for the quality of the food. should be $$ not $$$ or $$$$
The meatball Shakshuka was nice. but not great. so was the Grilled Branzino.
The best thing we ate was the Lebaneh with Feta and the pita bread.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants in the world! Delicious food and great service

Tags: Tapas
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service. The Tapas were excellent and the Brussell sprouts were prepared in a unique and very tasty fashion. We would recommend Cleo to others.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Overpriced, bad service and tasteless food. They charge you Price of a full size salad but they bring you a tiny plate and tasteless. Their menus are not updated. A tea is $7 which was brought with no care in a cup without a saucer. Dont waste your money.. touristic rip off restaurant. You have to eat on brown paper...

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Cleo has been a go to favorite during 2017 but we had a challenging experience on MLK day. They we out of half of the items on the menu and they needed to pay better attention to detail. For example, we ordered the rack of lamb but they did not have a sharp knife to cut it with so we were not able to eat it. A second challenge was forgetting to provide plates once the food began to arrive.

We will give it another try next month but we noticed most of the tables were empty which makes we wonder if Cleo has changed

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

While we all enjoyed our meals I was disappointed that duck Bastilla was taken off the menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

There are too many conflicting spices on the menu. It is hard to know what you will get. One dish paired with another may leave you feeling sick, like it did me, as the dishes are mostly experimental and bold in flavor. The value is simply not there. Expensive for questionable quality on some dishes. The artichoke hummus is the best thing on the menu. Dont order the fish... the octopus is over spiced with paprika and something else that doesnt pair well. The tagine is not traditional tagine and the cuts of meat included in this dish are pretty poor.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of my favorite places! The food is excellent and the staff and service is amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was very good although a little expensive. Ambiance was amazing

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I always enjoy a fabulous meal at Cleo whenever I visit Miami.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was Mediterranean at its best. Unique offerings with standard favorites. New item, rack of lamb, perfect. John, our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful, fun and caring. We had a perfect evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My girlfriend and I went to this hidden gem on our second of three nights in Miami Beach. It was such delicious authentic middle eastern food that we went back the next night with bigger appetites. Do not miss this restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was my second time at this restaurant and I really love it. The ambience is fabulous and the food is delicious. I was most impressed with the waiter who couldn't have been more helpful in assisting me with choosing vegan options. He brought me a menu with all of the vegan items circled. Everything was great! My dining companions who are not vegan enjoyed all of their meals also. The cocktail menu was very nice also and we all tried some interesting drinks that the bartender recommended. I will definitely return here the next time I visit Miami Beach!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Vegan, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Small plates mean really small.
Even though place wasn’t that busy, the last item took them half hr to bring
Where there is so much choice; it’s nit worth it

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food served was excellent, but the order in which it was served was unacceptable! Brussel sprouts were served before salads which came at the end of the meal after most of the small plates were served. Two items ordered were never served. This is about the tenth time I've gone to Cleo, but definitely the worst service!!!!!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was very good..... the service rather lousy.....the bill far too expensive.
But I guess that's what happens in Miami on New Year's Eve......

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Tasty tapas, glutenfree options, a bit stressful since they served most of the tapas almost at the same time, we would have preferred a slower pace. Rather expensive, we paid $750 for 8 people.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great experience! I have already been to this place several times! Love it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The waitress was super nice and sweet, however it was a very long wait for drinks and food when the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. The food was alright, not great. Definitely expected more for the money.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our best meal in South Beach! We are so happy we made a reservation here. We absolutely loved every dish that we ordered, from the labneh with the delicious bread, to the tagine, the scollops and the best brussels that I have ever had (they literally melt in your mouth). We also loved our cocktails, and our server was quite good as well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We've been to Cleo before and loved it. This time unfortunately will be our last. The service (which I view as a really important part of the meal) was sorely inattentive and lacking. To be fair, our waiter was busy. But he had no idea what dishes we'd received and which ones we hadn't. We waited over 30 min between some dishes and our waiter had no idea. Food was really good but the service was not.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

So we arrived at Cleo as one of the only tables outside. 80 minutes later, we still did not have the falafel appetizer. After countless requests for the status, we ended up cancelling it. The dishes in general were too small for a family of 4 to taste and so slow coming out that I left hungry. For same money we ate at Yardbird the night before with excellent service, filling portions and excellent food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great server, very knowledgeable about the menu

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We loved the food. But portions were so skimpy. $12 for the smallest plate of brussel sprouts. And they were out of a ton of food. It was Christmas, but they still should have been planning ahead.. was very frustrating when told and given no warning that a ton of food was not available on the menu because they were out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The hostess was one of the rudest I have ever encountered, I dine out almost every night. She was so rude to our neighbors when she seated them that they got up and left! Our waiter was nice and the food was good, not amazing ,but very overpriced for what it was and tiny portions. With all the choices in Miami now def would not suggest going there. So many better places for the same price.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

With so many good food options on sobe, gotta say this is a good spot but there’s better.

Service by waiter - great effort. Forgot the wine till later, very apologetic, understaffed and caused big delays

Food - lamb was way over cooked. Brussel sprouts - drenched in oil. Veggies, same.

Overall, we will skip next time. This was our 3rd time there and hasn’t gotten better. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was very nice to be given a private room. Made the evening very enjoyable. Unfortunate the room was freezing and they could not adjust it to a comfortable level

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

First Know that I am not one to spend time writing ratings however this was such excellent food, such amazing customer service which really should be called customer care, fantastic attention to detail that it made this a lifelong memory of South Beach. Zero wait time, great table, AMAZING staff (they were what made this special) and food was best I have eaten world wide. I am a impressed with the chefs unique creativity with every dish he created and the freshness of the foods. Spiced to perfection, the meal was topped off with Freshly made lava cake.....scrumptious to say the least. One cannot claim to have enjoyed South Beach without a meal here.....or two 😊

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

excellent Mediterranean (really Tunisian) small plates approach, a bit on the expensive side, but this is Miami Beach on Collins. prompt service. wine by the glass expensive. noise level was excessive for us after about 8:30. good outdoor seating.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and even better service. Easily my favorite Mediterranean restaurant in South Beach.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I didn’t know what expect when dining at Cleo. I was simply blown away by the ambience, service, and food. Can’t wait to go back. This place has quality food and impeccable service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food, when it was actually brought to us, was excellent. Unfortunately the service was so disappointing that it kept our dining experience from being even remotely enjoyable.

Our table ordered 5 small plates to share per our waiter's recommendation. After a very extended hold with spotty-at-best care from the waiter, we finally got to dig into our first two plates - lamb and scallops. They were delicious, but after we finished with those it took nearly 30 minutes to see our waiter again. Our water glasses were empty for the majority of the meal. My partner had to go to the bar herself to get us another drink and fresh napkins.

Finally, well over an hour after arriving to the restaurant, one more of our plates was brought out (3/5 now) - again delicious, but so off-time that we could hardly enjoy it. After finishing that, I caught our waiter and told him that we wanted to cancel the last two plates and have the check brought to us. This was now two hours after arriving to the restaurant. When speaking with the manager, she heard my complaints but did not care to do much about them at all. Besides removing the 18% service charge that was automatically added to the bill, she wasn't interested in doing anything to amend the disappointing situation.

I'm sure our experience was not ubiquitous - even that night we watched multiple tables around us come and go without issues or complaints. However, when you pay a high premium at a restaurant - and you are paying a fairly high premium at Cleo - you expect great service to match the food. Given our experience I can tell you that there is a considerable chance of receiving sub-par service at this restaurant. With so many other great places to eat on South Beach, why take the risk?

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

serice terrible. There were 6 of us and they brought out 1 salad and said they were bringing food out as it was ready. One thing at a time.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always a favorite.
Delicious...absolutely delicious food choices....perfectly prepared. Friendly staff.
No rush. ..clean... great environment

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Really excellent food. Something for everyone. Meat lovers, vegetarians—even Vegan.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wir waren für ein Abendessen da. Sehr gutes Essen und eine nette Bedienung. Uns hat es gut gefallen. Wir kommen wieder.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We have dined at this restaurant quite a few times, the food is consistently good. My husband ordered a tequila drink and was disappointed with the value.... very expensive not enough alcohol, too much ice. Would definitely eat here again but skip the drink.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was excellent. We enjoyed several items. The best was the Lamb shawarma served with tender well seasoned lamb in their fantastic warm pita. The wait staff seemed stressed and consequently hurried. The venue is basically tapas; and the waiter insisted that we order everything at the same time which felt like we had to be in and out ASAP. The table next to us point blank told him “we are not in a hurry”. So excellent food, really good cocktails.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food excellent - hummus with delicious bread and couscous and chicken kebab was perfectly seasoned.
Service was spotty - a lot of staff but something lost in execution.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Left our ccard by mistake and it was stolen by staff and used within 4 hours. You can not hear it is so loud. All food is tapas- definately tasty but expensive with almost all being 20$+. You need 2-3 plates pp.
They drop your food whenever ready so even tho people ordered food at same time there was at least a 20 min difference between getting 1st tapas orders. Wait staff pays no attention to you- they are so busy with so many tables I don’t understand the rationale. They definately could use more wait staff. If you grabbed a bus person for help since you could never get the waiter they said yes but never came back with requested item( 3 different people). I would never go back again. If you go do sit outside the noise level inside is over the top- had to yell to neighboring seat 3 inches away. Terrible service. They were very nice on the phone for reservation.

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