Lido Bayside Grill at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
Having visited Miami once again, and having had a fantastic experience in 2013, we booked and dined once again since we were in town, which ended up with us dining during St Patricks Day. However, it wasn't too busy, but there was loud music being played across the PA, making it hard to have a conversation with our diners at the table without shouting, which was a shame.
The service was average at best, but sadly the bill came with an automatic 20% tip included, once we actually managed to request the cheque. Our waiter got several items on the order wrong, and dishes came out at the wrong time - possibly due to the loud music, or possibly due to being rushed.
We only got asked if we wanted to order more drinks once, about 90 minutes after we were first seated, and hence at the end of our meal.
The food itself was lovely - tasty, fresh, varied, and filling.
Great views, but it felt like Lido is trying to trade too much on those views as opposed to delivering a memorable all-round experience.
We came for dinner and enjoyed it so much that we came back two days later for brunch!
The food is fresh and healthy!! For dinner I had the fish special which was a swordfish with lentil daal. The fish was prepared PERFECTLY. It’s easy to dry out swordfish and this fish just melted in my mouth, yes had a nice crispy layer on the outside. The lentil daal was a creamy with a little chew from the lentils. Perfect!
For brunch I went with the avocado toast with a poached egg, fresh fruit plate and mimosas. My boyfriend had the Buddha bowl. All very good. Perfect portions and my egg was poached perfectly.
I visit the The Standard cafe near the High Line every time I’m in NYC. The Lido cafe will become my local go to spot when I’m missing the one in New York! Can’t wait to go back!
Love the vibe, food is mediocre, service not great, but p,entry of room for improvement
The umbrella system was barely covering 2 places out of 8 places at the table. Sun was burning terribly. The food took hour and a half or so to come and one of the dishes only arrived after we were already leaving the table.
The service was a little slow. But the food was delicious and the ambiance was fabulous. Over all, absolutely beautiful.
We go to Lido to enjoy the sea breeze at a bayside table. It’s not the restaurant’s fault there was a cold front, but we know for next time that the view is blocked by a large wind-protecting screen, and then the ambience is knocked down a couple stars. We didn’t remember the portions being quite so modest. Both our mains, though decent, felt like appetizer portions. But the hostess and servers were all lovely as usual, so the experience won’t be keeping us away.
Location not so nice at night, very loud music, average service and food. I would recommend for a drink in daylight.
Overpriced mediocre food. Service and ambiance were good
They offer several gluten free and vegetarian options. The food to very good and the service is excellent!
We had a delicious dinner on a lovely evening -- it is always a treat to dine at the Lido Bayside Grill; the perfect place to take out of town guests. We dined on a very busy night. Our server was delightful but somehow one the of orders got lost and my friend didn't receive her salad until everyone else had finished eating. There were apologies and it won't prevent our return.
If it were not for the views, it would be shuttered. Customer service at reception is really sub-standard. Seating of waiting list guests poorly managed.
The venue and the ambience is unsurpassed. You walk through a tropical garden to get to the restaurant which is situated right on the water. The views of the Miami skyline at sunset are fantastic. There is a very happening bar scene and a DJ playing EDM. My only areas for improvement would be turning down the volume on the music after happy hour so it is easier to converse with your dining companion and a more varied menu. There is only a limited number of choices for starters and mains but what we had was fantastic. We split the shrimp ceviche and whipped feta as starters and both were fantastic. For our mains my wife had the swordfish and I had the red snapper with salsa. They were also exemplary. $48 for a piece of swordfish is a bit pricey but the ambience and service made it palatable.
Lido was always better on atmosphere/view than food. But food has dropped off even further. Some favorite menu items gone (like fish sandwich) and everything we had was okay, but nothing to write home about. Prices too high for this quality.
Came here with my out of town guests to show them one of my fave lunch places. As usual the vibe was great. Since the dessert we ordered was not available, we were offered a complimentary choice - very sweet. The crowd here is relaxed and elegant. The food is always delicious
I’ve been to this restaurant many times. The food was so salty. I ordered a Budha bowl and it was awful! Basically quinoa with vinegary salty vegetables and a slab of avacado. I’m so disappointed. Used to be one of my favorites but I might have to move on.
Beautiful setting, delicious food, magnificent service.
We’ll be back soon!
We had terrific service and food was fantastic. We will definitely come back. Oh and did I mention the view??? Beautiful place , food and service.
Beautiful setting outdoors on water, very relaxed. Food is not the strong suit here though.
Love the vibe and food
Most amazing spot in Miami Beach
The food was awful including taste & presentation. It seems sloppy and careless. A shame because I love going to The Lido but clearly should eat before I go.
Mislabeled the menu as to what was and wasn’t gluten free. The appetizers were small and overpriced. The whipped feta was $17 for what was basically a pound of cream cheese with a few pieces of bread. Great ambience and lovely deck to sit out and have a glass of wine but the food was not good. And the mislabeling of the menu is dangerous to people who are afflicted with celiac disease.
Lately, the food has not been good. The waiter spilled water on me. Didn't even apologize or offer to help.
Gorgeous setting. Terrible service. Waitress disappeared. It wasn’t even crowded. My friend ordered a chicken sandwich which wasn’t fully cooked. My veggie burger was just ok.
Just a lunch with friends from the U.K. a delightful experience, a beautiful day!
Loved this place for
My dads bday. Great ambiance, sunset. Loved it.
Fun spot, great food and service. Would have been nice to have heaters and they need to ban cigarettes.
Fun. Hip. Delicious. Casual. Great staff. Great view. Great food. We weren't drinking so we didnt look at wines or beers or drink list.
Food was disappointing
Great! Loved the location.
Really bad food : I d never had a cold pad tai which is usually served hot. The restaurant add me 18 usd more for just 1 piece of octopuss at the middle of this poor pad tai.
My husband had a quiet correct NY steack but for the $$ it could be more tasty ...
Just go for a drink on the wonderfull Terace just on the sea , it s better !
Post New Year celebration with my bff.
I had an awful experience in every which way. The service was terrible. I felt ripped off.
this is my favorite place in Miami, but last sunday dec 30, service was not good, our waiter wasn't very attentions and the hostess sat us in a table that she said was partially in the sun but after 10 min it was completely in the sun. All our drinks got hot very fast!!!!!
L’endroit est toujours aussi magnifique mais le service n’est pas au top du tout !
A peine nos cocktails servis nous n’avons même pas le temps de le savourer que l’on nous apporte les plats .
Du coup si vous voulez boire du bon vin pour accompagner votre repas ce n’est même pas la peine d’y penser.
Service trop rapide, on n’a la sensation d’être pressé pour vite être mis dehors rapidement. J’aime cet endroit mais franchement étant française le service est vraiment à revoir !... j’emmenais des amis ce soir pour leur faire découvrir à part le cadre le reste ne suivait pas ! C’est bien dommage pour un si beau cadre
Service was excellent although they brought all food as soon as it was available. The shrimp app and entree were exactly the same. Great atmosphere and views.
My favorite spot in Miami Beach. Great food, service and ambiance.
La comida mala y cara