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About Permanently Closed - Deco Blue Restaurant & Lounge

This restaurant is permanently closed. Deco Blue Restaurant and Lounge is a hidden gem located in the historic SOFI district of South Beach located inside of the Stanton Marriott South Beach Hotel.

With an unobstructed beach view we attract the hip and the epicurean, with great American and fresh seafood menu choices.

We offer indoor and outdoor seating with the only unobstructed beachfront view south of 5th. Enjoy an amazing sunrise & sunset, or watch the cruise ships sail off into the horizon while sipping on our refreshing deco mojito.

Our Miami beachfront restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

161 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am(12pm on weekends and holidays) Full Buffet $26 per person ($12 for children 12 and under) Full A la Carte Breakfast Menu

Lunch Daily: 11am-5pm

Dinner Daily 5pm-10pm

Late Dining Available at the Bar until Midnight

Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm

Cross Street:
Ocean Drive & 2nd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 536-7700 ext. 3029

Website:
http://www.deco-blue.com/

Parking Details:
Parking fee is $10/3hours for guests outside of hotel

Executive Chef:
Shintaro Azuma

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Deco Blue Restaurant & Lounge - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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food

3.7

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (62)
Scenic View (49)
Romantic (26)
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Good for Groups (24)
Special Occasion (21)
Great for Lunch (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Brunch (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (3)
Waterfront (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch and late night appetizers! The drinks were perfect and the staff was superb!

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Awesome atmosphere and excellent food! Will return often!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

"Easter Brunch" was not good for any hotel much less a mid high end property such as the Stanton. We have stayed at the property a number of times and we were surprised at the poor quality. That being said the staff was excellent as always.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Terrible service. Waiter brought food to my dining companion but never brought my food. I had to flag down another waitress - she sent over the manager. He told me my order would be coming out shortly. About 5 minutes later my food was delivered. Wrong order. They delivered a club sandwich rather than a Cuban. By that time I didn't have time for them to try to correct the order - I kept the wrong sandwich. The manager did remove the cost for the sandwich from my bill which was appreciated. Unfortunately the tip was still 18% - automatically calculated - the waiter didn't earn it!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The food was good, not outstanding, a bit overpriced. Great view to the sea!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2016

This was not a good spot for NYE celebration. It was very sparse and the ambience sucked. It appears to be an ok spot for a day time hang because of its proximity to the beach. Didn't think it was worth spending $130+/pp there.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The restaurant had no ambiance. Totally eating in a hotel restaurant - zero personality.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2016

The place was nice, cocktails interesting, food was good, especially the salmon, and the waitress and service was excellent. However there was very little atmosphere and the place was dead. Not sure why but explains how I could get a reservation before 9.00. However, if staying at the hotel certainly worth a try. Reasonably priced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Shrimp and fish tacos had too much sauce
Octopus not worth it. Just plain
Expected more
Drinks were ok that's about it

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 11, 2016

Service was great. Excellent view and a very relaxing environment. The fish tacos and shrimp tacos are a must!

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 8, 2016

The restaurant is located in a hotel. The weather was fantastic. The food was delicious. The staff was attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Visited the restaurant for Mother's Day. A bit skeptical as this is usually a busy day all around and service is not always what it should be. But so glad I took the chance! Restaurant was perfect! Service and food was excellent, and a fantastic view to boot! Only thing I would have added was a little music, live even better! Plan to go back for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 29, 2016

I booked this after seeing other reviews that were favorable, and was seeking a beach with a view. We had a 6 hour layover in MIA, so thought we'd have a fun chance to take our 2 teens to a place where we could eat good food and enjoy the view.

Fish tacos (blackened) were good, they had burgers that were pretty good. Overall, the food didn't strike us as spectacular, just decent. Service was poor, even though there weren't that many people in the restaurant and it didn't seem busy anywhere. So for the price you pay, you expect good service and great food. We didn't get either.

Don't get me wrong, it wasn't horrible. Just not worth the value for what you pay for a burger or fish tacos, and the service you should receive. The view was nice but couldn't make up for the misses on food quality and service delivery.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 26, 2016

The service was superb.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2016

We were the only ones in the place on a Monday night at 7:30 but still delicious!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We enjoyed the special four course dinner indoors due to high winds at the Marriott Stanton Hotel. Our server was a lovely woman from eastern Europe knowledgeable about the menu choices. Starting with Valet parking (a must at dinner in South Beach, Miami Florida) and a glass of Champagne and closing with a decaf Cappuccino with heart shaped foamed milk, it was a great evening.

The funny part was dining in a room where Marriott had just spent $10M+ to restore it to the Art Deco era. When I first arrived, I thought that Marriott had just bought the hotel and were planning reservations. I was soon corrected that the Art Deco Commission had to approve the renovations that restored it back to the Art Deco era. Dine like your grandparents would have loved to

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Great place to have lunch in South Beach. The restaurant is located on the second floor and you get ocean views while having a drink or food. The service was good but they were slow but it was a busy Sunday morning. Totally understandable. I will come back and bring more out of town friends to Deco.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2016

View of the beach was great; menu choices and prices were a nice surprise considering the restaurant is part of a hotel

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Employees were friendly but seemed overwhelmed. Service was slow, food arrived late, had to ask for the wine list twice and the wine only arrived in the middle of the second course.
Ice for the bottle never arrived... They kept moving tables around while we were having dinner, so... so much for environment.
On a positive note the food was really good and the place is nice, if they can keep themselves from rearranging the room while people are having dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2015

My partner and I dined at the restaurant for New Years Eve and whilst the food really was very good, the service was terrible. The servers were friendly but it felt like they arrived for work that day and were not informed of how to serve the guests. If you are going to serve an Amuse Bouche do so before the Starter and please check that the guests have had plates cleared from the Starter course BEFORE you try to serve the Main course. These are simple elements that you would expect from any restaurant but Deco Blue were not able to follow. It was a shame because the food really was very good but until the servers are given better training I couldn't recommend dining at the restaurant to others.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2015

This was one of the best restaurant experiences my family and I could have asked for. We had just arrived in Miami after a long trip from Key West. The restaurant, located in the same building as the Marriott, is under new/different than Marriott.

This restaurant is the definition of how to create a raving fan-having an establishment create an above and beyond experience that will want customers to return and recommend the business or services he/she were given. Anytime I am in Miami, I will go to Deco Blue because of the ambience, service and product. Upon arrival, Deco has an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean (restaurant is right on Miami Beach). The impeccable service waited on us hand and foot andtook care of anything that my family and I needed. Though it was a light night for the restaurant with staff on hand, all staff was constantly moving and were motivated to deliver incredible service. The food was out of this world. We had sushi rolls as an appetizer (extremely fresh), shrimp salad and crab spaghetti(huge hit). The restaurant was out of the crab and spaghetti, however the server came back to us last minute and said they had extra available. Exquisite taste! It was an amazing 5 star experience.

This is an example of an awesome experience and how a few positive acts really change a person's day around from a long, aggravating day to a memorable evening. This will be the first restaurant I will recommend and send people towards if they are visiting in Miami Beach. Thank Deco Blue for creating a raving fan!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2015

Nice evening! Server was good.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2015

I had made a reservation days in advance for my girlfriend's birthday as we were a group of 6-7people. When we arrived, they had a table ready (not too hard as there was only 1 or 2 other tables taken only.. very quiet on a wednesday).
Our waiter was extremely nice but the food took 45min or more to arrive. Unacceptable considering we had reserved and they knew ahead of time we would be a large group.
The manager eventually came to apologize and offered us to put one of our bottle of wine on the house. But still .. It was still unfortunate especially as we had a special birthday celebration.
The restaurant itself is fine, but not as great as on the pictures and the food was good too. However, it was very very quiet and not too great for a big group there to celebrate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 30, 2015

I took my husband to this restaurant because of the view, we were celebrating our 14 years of merriage and i was looking for a restaurant with a romantic ambiance and Deco Blue was i expected. The restaurant is right at the beach in south beach Miami, you can eat and have some drinks feeling the breeze and watching the sea. The food was excellent i had a roasted chicken with fried yuka, i recommend it, and my husband had grilled salmon with vegetables. The service was awesome our waitress did everything for us to enjoy the evening and the prices for the plates were reasonable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2015

I'm pretty sure that I could count the # of guests in the restaurant on one hand. Tough to find. On another note, the quinoa and mushroom salad was delicious, would highly recommend.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 9, 2015

This restaurant is simply amazing! Held my birthday dinner here and the ambiance was simply amazing... The waiters were courteous and attentive, the scenary was amazing (right on the water) and the food and drinks were delicious!!! I would definitely recommend this gem to my friends and family and I would definitely return...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2014

I had great food and service. The waitress was very kind and my daughter and I had a great Thanksgiving dinner. On November 29th I had another great experience with breakfast and my waitress Channel was the greatest.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2014

We booked this restaurant for our last night in miami and was not disappointed. Great views from most tablets of the sea. Flood good, service good, staff friendly. The menu is a little bit limited,but that does hopefully insure it is Cooke fresh.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 15, 2014

The delightful pool and oceanview doesn't compensate for food and service that is hardly Marriott standard.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 11, 2014

It was fine for breakfast and lunc but disappointing for dinner. The menus was very limited and I thought it would be a different menue for dinner

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 5, 2014

I went to South Beach with my girls and we tried dining at some pretty cool places...this was one of them! We loved sitting outside it was absolutely beautiful!! And the food was not bad at all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2013

Food was delicious but not exaggerated. Service was wonderful, our waiter was so attentive. Ambience par none- outdoors dining with ocean view and lights/bonfires at night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2013

We had a great time at brunch with great views our server was amazing and the food was great we will be returning soon

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2013

I found this restaurant to be a good spot for brunch. Best part was the view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2013

This restaurant was very nice and located in the Deco part of South Beach. However, the brunch was VERY expensive ($50.00) for one person and did not offer anything new or different for a brunch. The food was adequate, but $50.00 is way too much for eggs and bacon.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2013

We picked the restaurant because you said it had one of the best 10 top views in the world. When we got to the restaurant the patio was closed off due to renovations and we had to sit inside. We were both very disappointed.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2013

NOT GREAT BUT COSTLY. WOULD NOT GO AGAIN

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 7, 2013

Truthfully the food was not the best and is EXTREMELY overpriced. However, the ambience both inside and outside made the expereience worth it. Inside the restaurant was trendy yet inviting. The hostest was welcoming from first glance as we approached. We chose to sit outside which was picture perfect. In plesant weather the outside seating is calm, quite, with a beautiful view of the beach. By far we had the best server the restarant could offer in the person of Shamara. Therefore, if you have a few extra coins, want to impress a guest, and take a trip away from the norm...then Deco Blue is worth it to you.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2013

I came here with 4 friends from DC to celebrate my birthday on a Sunday night. The outside seating was beautiful with ocean views and a very peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Miami Spice was going on and the food was excellent. Three of us ordered off the Miami Spice menu adn 2 had regular items. Everyone was happy with their food! The staff was amazing! Very attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2013

Everything was perfect, delicious, we;ll be back next time we're in Miami

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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