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About Fresh American Bistro

Fresh American Bistro was named one of Miami’s top ocean front restaurants: Located inside Solé on the Ocean Resort in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach. Featuring Americana Cuisine, our culinary team is dedicated to fresh, locally-sourced, seasonal features, showcasing a perfect blend of classic favorites served from within a sleek, nautical themed dining room, or outside under the stars.

17315 Collins Ave
Sole on the Ocean Hotel
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Full Americana Breakfast Daily: 7:30am - 11:00am
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
FAB Beach Club & Pool Bar: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm (9:00 pm Sunday - Tuesday)

Reservations Requested.
Walk-Ins Always Welcomed.

Cross Street:
173 rd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(786) 923-9305

Website:
http://freshamericanbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Resident DJ Mark Gorbulew provides fresh music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and during Sunday Brunch.

Catering:
Custom menus are created for private parties in our Wine Room and Dune. Full catered affairs are offered in Solé on the Ocean's private banquet space.

Parking Details:
Guests dining in Fresh American Bistro during lunch hours receive complimentary 2-hour weekday parking. All other hours, guests may validate valet ticket for $7 parking.

Public Transit:
Easily accessed by Miami/Dade Busses
Southbound towards South Beach and
Northbound towards Aventura.

Executive Chef:
Denise DeMoura & Javier Estrada

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us at Fresh American Bistro to celebrate all your special events. Seasonal menus and special occasion buffets are offered throughout the year. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on our Special Events!

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Wed 7:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Fresh American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.8

service

3.8

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4.1

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3.4

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Quiet

73% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Romantic (17)
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Fit for Foodies (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Great for Brunch (13)
Waterfront (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good but not out of this world. Staff was pleasant but extremely inexperienced and understaffed. Drinks were serve haphazardly, salads and entrees were brought at the same time. There didn’t appear to be a manager on duty to oversee what was happening. The restaurant only had three tables occupied.....I wonder how they will handle a busier evening.

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 (México)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great view of the ocean and free valet was nice. It’s hard to find places like that. It was a little loud for a Sunday brunch but overall nice. Service was very good but food was low in quality. Got a Greek omelet and it was about as thick as a pancake folded in half and felt that area was lacking.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The place has a nice atmosphere and decor, dimmed lights and candles on the tables. However our experience was not the best here. It was Monday night and they seemed understaffed - 2 waiters for the whole place and it seemed like only one of them was actually taking orders with the other one just doing other random stuff around the place. They had a large party seated outside and we had to wait some time to get some attention. The food came quick though and burgers were good, no vegetarian options though so I had to stick to a combination of sides, which by the way was a bit of a problem - the menu said 'truffle fries & parmesan'; I asked for no parm please due to dairy allergy, waiter said sure, will do. Next day I had a bad reaction from dairy; when I had a look at the leftover fries it turned out the parmesan was already melted onto the fries and impossible to notice in the restaurant because of the dimmed lighting.
Also, we waited for around 15-20 minutes to get the cheque, the waiter seemed to be divvying up the bill for the large party outside and it was taking a very long time, during which no attention was paid to us.
18% gratuity was automatically included but we would've left 15% if that were possible.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

unfortunately when we arrived for our reservation the valet told us the restaurant wasn't opening until 6:00pm

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

My experience was just okay. Our server was attentive, but the runners were not. The food came out mildly warm (runner delays) and I had to ask for water on 3 separate occasions. The food was decent. The ocean view is incredible! If not for the view, I would not go again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Slow slow service. Okay foood. Don't go if expecting full restaurant experience.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We booked using open table for a 10:30 AM breakfast for a party of seven on Mother's Day. We were told when we get there we could not order off the Mother's Day buffet as we did not make a reservation directly through the restaurant. The manager, a blond woman, made us feel like WE had a made a mistake and that it was our fault. They rushed us through our meal letting us only order al la carte off the regular menu. Will never be back. Horrible service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 9, 2017

This restaurant was absolutely spectacular. The seaside view is incredible if you sit outside, the service and ambiance is perfect, and the food is awesome. Had a great experience and I highly reccomend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I use to love the food and the service here. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!. Even asking for water was a mission. It took 15 minutes to get a glass. Bread basket at Least to curve the hunger NOT HERE!!. Another 20 minutes to place the order. Terrible service 1 hour to get the salad, at least it was fresh. We were only two!!! Asked the waitress how much longer for the food an 1:45 minutes after ordering and she said maybe 30 more minutes the kitchen is really busy. Had to leave and I Will definitely not be back. Such a Shame :(. BTW. There were at least two other tables near us also complaining about not getting the food and asking for the manager.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 22, 2017

we ordered: margarita, veggie pizetta, lamb chops, asparagus, mushroom risotta, key lime pie... everything was great! even the lounge music cover bands of modern pop/rock songs.. good food and music with friendly service. A+ ... oh, all of the above totaled $125 for the 2 of us... so a little pricey, but it was fine dining with a great ocean view so worth it while on vacation

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Dinner was absolutely fantastic. I will be back the next time I visit miami!!

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

I was meeting a friend I hadn't seen in years. We both enjoyed the food, the beautiful view of the beach, the cool chic look of the restaurant, and the excellent service . I will definitely visit again when I'm in Florida.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Beautiful view of ocean; Server not well trained or perhaps a language barrier; did not ask order to serve apps, small plates and entrees. One of us was eating while the other sat waiting for 15 minutes between courses on two occasions ; Shrimp app refreshing but bland; Cesar salad with kale was bland and kale inedibley tough; Filet flavorful and perfectly done; asparagus over cooked and uninspired. Lump crab cake was mostly filler. Overall would not return or recommend. The check when received included a 20% tip. I was surprised that we could not select our own amount.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

I have been to FAB for brunch before and was excited to go back and bring a "foodie" friend from out of town. I was disappointed that the food wasn't very good. I know buffets with a large assortment can be difficult, but if food is supposed to be hot (ie: eggs, waffles, pancakes, crepes) then make them hot. The ambiance and staff is nice but not sure I would try this again for dinner - definitely not for brunch.

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Great food and friendly service - highly recommended

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Very pretty beach view, very quiet, food was fine but limited. Friendly staff.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Went to restaurant on Monday for lunch. against the suboptimal reviews I went anyway. the food was bad and overpriced. view was very nice. service was slow

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Wonderful experience, food just a little over average but service outstanding. Servers are the nicest in town!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We enjoyed dinner at Fresh American Bistro. The view must be beautiful but we were there after dark. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive. The food was mixed. The risotto was spectacular as a side. My burger was ok. Steak was good and vegetables and salads were tasty. Fish was good as well.

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2016

I was underwhelmed and the restaurant is understaffed, leaving the entire floor to be managed by two waiters one of which also making the drinks behind the bar and coffee. The waiting staff was exceptionally kind and efficient just not in enough volume.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Lovely people. Wet nice service from everyone

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Great menu, we enjoyed oysters, salad, grouper, asparagus with BYO wine. Server was excellent! We booked again 2 day later with 3 additional guests!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Fresh products from the area, an outstanding and creative French chef and a very nice and welcoming crew. What else can you ask for ?
Their brunch is fantastic and very good value.
No they didn't pay me for this review but we make it a point to always go there after or before our cruises from Miami.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2016

This was the first visit we had here. It was very kid friendly for brunch. We sat outside and they had a ball. Our server was very attentive to our children and that made all the difference in us as parents enjoying ourselves !

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Even on a rainy evening, the dining experience was sublime. The eclectic background music ranged from Sinatra to electronic jazz. The starter breads were delicious with the olive spread being outstanding. Entrees were the right blend of comfort and sophistication. We had stuffed grouper and the wagyu burger. Good portions that allowed us to take home doggy bags...

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 10, 2016

The meal was so good we went back the next night. Audrey, Jaime and Mick were great hosts and made us feel really welcome.

The menu was perfect, the food was excellent, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thanks guys for a great two nights!
Rob.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Very nice menu selection for Miami Spice

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2016

For our surprised nobody else was there, Sat around 1pm. One family of 4 came after us and that was it, so we got full attention/service from crew.

Nice decor, great fresh food & service, just valet parking should be free specially lunch time.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Highly recommend this place , would rate it 5 out of 5. The food , service and view absolutely amazing. From the appetizer to desert everything was beyond delicious. Especially their Lobster Mac and Cheese, was out of this world. Service was outstanding., waitress very kind , attentive and made the experience that much better. And of course can't forget The view! Which is just beautiful. Over looking the the beach and ocean. There is indoor and outdoor seating.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Really a hidden gem in sunny isles. I completely randomly found this place and went for lunch.

Have been coming here ever since. Super helpful and friendly staff with very delicious food.

They offer bottomless mimosas for brunch on Sunday

Yum!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 21, 2016

We have been here under the previous owner (2 different versions) and like it. The service was always good and the food varied but the view overcame it. Now it's the opposite, the food was very good but the atmosphere, lack of service, high prices and loud music (they actually had a Frank Sinatra discjockey who was as old as Frank and must have been hard of hearing, hence the loudness). We're not going back for sure....

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2016

We went to FAB for a birthday celebration, however, after 2 reminders including a written notation on the Open Table reservation there was no celebration. Although the food was very good, I didn't appreciate the server giving me her card to write a nice note on Trip Advisor and the $7 fee to park- something that Acqualina doesn't do.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2016

We were only looking for a place to have dinner after an evening check-in at the hotel next door. We were not looking for anything fancy and "bistro" suggested that this would be simple. In fact, the restaurant turned out to be quietly elegant, the menu was eclectic, the service was gracious and the food was delicious. There is even an outside dining space that faces the ocean. This place is not inexpensive but it was worth the price and we would recommend it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 22, 2016

Great meal and great environment!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2016

Perhaps the Sunday brunch is ample, but our weeknight dinner was skimpy for the cost.

The service was initially slow (when we were the only party there).
Ultimately, we were one of two parties dining that evening.
The atmosphere was nice, with appropriate background music.

The fresh bread with olive tapenade was excellent. We started with Caesar salad (around $12, but tasty); my salmon was small (4 oz at best for approximately $26), and appeared previously frozen. It came with 2 halved GRAPE tomatoes and 2 tiny pieces of mixed greens. Any side item was extra and pricey. A friend had a blue cheese chicken flatbread which she did not like.
Overall, we were disappointed in our meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2015

We did not get a three course meal like was advertised for Christmas. All we got was a salad.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2015

The food is very good, ambiance very good. Service was less than standard for a fine dining spot. Access to the restaurant was hidden and valet service should have been included.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2015

We are from Paraguay (party of 7) this year some of us wanted to experience a traditional thanksgiving Dinner, but some of us just wanted regular food. We looked Up for any Restaurant available late night that also has a regular menú. On opentable.com it said that on this Restaurant they had regular menú and thanksgiving menú, but once we got there, they only offered thanksgiving menú. Half of had to go somewhere else. Please check your posts for special days. Thanks.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2015

The food was excellent, the portions were less than generous and the price a bit too high
The location was very difficult to find and we could not find the valet and had to park offsite. We had to walk thru a long alleyway to get to the entrance and were left with a large parkinjg fee at the hotel next door. The quality of the food was very good and I may try it again now that I know the way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Had the pleasure of dining here for Lunch for the first time on Saturday. Beautiful setting on water. The service was splendid, our food was fantastic and prices along with a reduced rate valet parking was amazing! A bonus was a DJ spinning pleasant vibes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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