Matador Room - The Miami Beach EDITION

4.7
931 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
At Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room, classics are reimagined. Latin cuisine, drawing on Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors, is crafted with local, seasonal ingredients, and small and large plates encourage sharing and socializing. The historical dining room recalls the glamour of 1940s supper clubs with an original chandelier, and the ocean-view Matador Terrace allows guests to dine beneath a trellis covered with climbing bougainvillea.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin American, South American, Caribbean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Friday - Sunday 9am - 11am

Lunch
Wednesday - Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11am-4pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday 6pm-11pm
Friday & Saturday 6pm-Midnight



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Phone number
(786) 257-4600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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Catering
Please contact us to arrange your special event with our events team by emailing: Capri.Crescio@editionhotels.com
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Cross street
29th Street & Collins Avenue
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Parking details
Validation offered when dining with reduced pricing of $15 per vehicle.
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Entertainment
After a late lunch or dinner join us at BASEMENT featuring a nightclub, bowling alley, and ice-skating rink—all outfitted with a state-of-the-art sound system, as well as dramatic lighting and projection effects created by world-renowned lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe
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Special events & promotions
Please contact us to arrange your special event with our events team by emailing: Capri.Crescio@editionhotels.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 11:00AM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 11:00AM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

What 931 People Are Saying
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RZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday lunch while celebrating an anniversary. From the greeting with bubbles the service, energy and pace was delightful. Highly recommend sharing dishes. We shared 5-6 dishes. The tacos and the truffle pizza were hit. The manager Adrian stopped by our table to wish the parents a Happy Anniversary and took time out of the to take a picture. He also sent out a little dessert, which was very nice.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Best octopus I have ever eaten and maitake mushrooms were on a new level. Jose made it a wonderful experience for us.

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RS
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is beautiful!!! The service was great. Food was decent...not the greatest but not bad. The atmosphere and lighting are so nice. My only complaint is the music. It was really bad old disco sounding music. (And not even like popular 70’s disco. It was bad lol) It didn’t match the atmosphere in there at all. But overall we really liked the place a lot. 😊

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Naples
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic meal. Shrimp were especially delicious.

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MB
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Wonderful service. Beautiful place. We all thoroughly enjoyed or evening.

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall the food, service, and experience were top notch. Ambiance is prime for special occasions, and the staff are knowledgeable.

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very friendly and cheerful.
Small plates and large were portioned well.

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MG
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

My wife and I go out all over Miami and Ft Lauderdale every weekend. Having good food and drinks in a different setting is our thing. Matador Room had zero ambiance, looked like a true hotel restaurant . Except for the speciality drinks from the bar and the dessert,which were very good, the food was pretty bad. Especially the arrow con pollo which my wife was looking forward to for weeks. My shrimp was in a soup of grease. Our waiter presented very desperate. It was the worst $200 for 2 we have ever spent anywhere.

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C
New York Area
247 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great. The service was good. The outside seating is the way to go. We will definitely be back.

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AJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

I'm an avid fan of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurants, having dined in at least 12 of them in the US and abroad and have enjoyed Matador in Miami probably 6 or 7 times. Which is why our experience Saturday was perplexing. After being greeted by our waiter and asked if we had any newcomers at our table, yes 2 out of 6 of us were first-time diners, the waiter launched into his spiel about "how our menu works" and the chef sends out dishes as ready. Last I checked, a menu should work like a list of appetizers, entrees, and desserts that you choose from and are brought to the table in order. They are in a particular order on the page so one would assume they're meant to be served and eaten in that order. Please Jean-Georges, do not succumb to the new trend of an endless stream of shared plates that chef sends out as ready. If chef can't control the timing of dishes from his/her kitchen, then he/she should go back to cooking school. We did not intend on sharing; we ordered 6 appetizers and 6 entrees (plus 3 other apps to snack on with cocktails). Everything was brought out at different times and placed in the center of the table so we were left passing & swapping them around until the right dish was with the right person. With all cold appetizers, the different delivery was not that bad. But the entrée we were told would come out in 25-30 minutes arrived first and sat getting cold at our guest's seat while she graciously waited for the rest of us to be served. I won't share the cost of our meal, it was sizable (as expected, no complaint about the prices) but when you are spending a certain amount for food, and sitting in a fine dining space, all dressed up, there is an expectation that everyone's courses will be served at the same time. Our same group was just together at a restaurant and had a very similar experience but we laughed it off because the place was a hole in the wall, not a dining establishment the caliber of a Jean-Georges restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! I visit every time I’m in a Miami and it never disappoints!

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AB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food great. Churros great! Winner all the way around.

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RH
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my third time experiencing a Jean George restaurant (Perry Street in New York City on two occasions), & Matador did not disappoint at all. The food, service, & wine were all spectacular. & to be completely blunt, very reasonable for Miami Beach prices. I would gladly return to the Matador next time I am in Miami.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Ivan our server was great, the food was just okay, we had higher expectations

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fortieth birthday!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was top notch, but $80 for a shot of Johnny Walker Blue? Come one guys, that’s a RIDICULOUS MARKUP. My friend ordered a double shot and I ordered a single shot...$240 for 2 drinks and $39 a person for the Miami Spice menu? Do we see the disconnect here? I’ve been to many great restaurants around the country and a shot of JW Blue has always come to be about $50/ shot on average. Guess that was our fault for not asking, but it certainly put a funny taste in our mouth as we left...

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E
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our waitress seemed annoyed that we didn’t not order very much. Her attitude changed right after we placed our order. We were celebrating and it made the experience less enjoyable. Also she didn’t realize some cc need the pin entered or they won’t work. Instead of bringing the machine to the table she rudely said the card was declined. Causing embarrassment when nothing was wrong with the card. Not a great way to end the evening. If it hadn’t already been included she would not have gotten 18% tip.

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PR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu..... super simple but crazy delicious Chef flare is subtlety wrapped with his own flare

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LJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a girls lunch after our spa sessions, the food and drinks were fantastic! Highly recommend the mushroom tacos and the Mexican bull cocktail. Our server was very attentive. Can’t wait to go back next time we are in Miami.

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NB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative, and great ambiance. Beautiful decor and excellent service.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food we tryed spice menu it was generous only the octopus was hard and what I didn't like was the add price on the menu in the end we payed 20 dollars more and the wine list was great deal what they advertised with spice Miami menu

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

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JA
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was perfect, nothing was missing. From the very friendly hostess to our awesome waiter (Jose), nothing could have been better! Thank you for a fantastic dinning experience!

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GH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food is not great. With not many choices.
Wine was good though.

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CS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service in an upscale botanical vibe setting. Ambiance is excellent and food is delicious. The arroz con pollo was the table favorite and we enjoyed sharing the meal. Truffle pizza super tasty and the appetizers were excellent.

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food is delicious and the service was excellent.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Although I was highly recommended to come here, the appetizers were great but dinner wasn’t that amazing. For the price, it was NOT worth it. I probably would have just ordered a bunch of apps and not the dinner. Waiter was ok, not overly on top of us but was attentive. I just hope the food gets better for what the worth is.

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MA
Black Forest
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

War jetzt nicht das Besondere, was nach den Berichten über den sagenhaften Sternekoch man hätte vermuten dürfen.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was good but we ordered the calamari and it just basically tasted like breaded essence of a squid. Maybe it was meant to be like that but we missed the feel of real squid meat.

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P
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional menu. And great, generous portions for Miami Spice

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AK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Food and wine were great. Definitely recommend this place for any occasion.

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Scenery and atmosphere was beautiful. Servers were friendly, helpful, and give good advice for additional activities. Portions are small and they recommend 2 dishes if you want to feel satisfied, so the price can add up, but it was good. Great place for special/romantic occasions.

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a
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

This restaurant is inside the Edition Hotel. Unless you are a room guest, they do not allow you to park at the hotel, which creates a nuisance. When I asked why, the answer was, "by management orders". For lunch you can only site outside and given the very warm weather, it is very uncomfortable. Food is mediocre, someone should let the bar know that a Sangria has fruit in it, not just wine and soda and there is really nothing special you cannot get at any other respectable restaurant. Overall we did not enjoy our time at Matador, and neither did we find the hotel appealing.

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I
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. My most favourite restaurant ever. My only complaint is that the chef changed the tuna tartare dish and the old version was beyond perfect. The chef seemed to take away the spice in a few dishes which I miss!!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Our server went above and beyond with his recommendations. Prices are affordable and reasonable for such an amazing restaurant. Definitely coming back!

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GA
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our waitress was fantastic. She made recommendations that were excellent. I highly recommend this reatauarant.

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LK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food tasted so fresh and great! The cocktails we excellent as well.
Service was excellent from the moment I walked in, to the moment I left.

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e
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Matador room was wonderful! Food was absolutely amazing. The only reason I am giving 4 overall stars is service went downhill quickly towards the end of our meal. I asked for a drink menu as my fiancé and I wanted to order another round of drinks and waited about 10-15 min for the menu and then waited another 10-15 for the waiter to return and take our menu without taking our drink order. It was pretty bizarre as the restaurant was not busy. We later asked for a dessert menu and again sat and waited. The only time he was attentive was when getting our check which was very off putting as it included 18% gratuity when 100% was not earned. I would return to enjoy the food but would certainly be cautious of expectation due to lack of service.

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f
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! We loved the food, service and the ambiance.

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We visit Miami almost every year and matador was always on our visitation list. We discovered matador 4 years ago and tonight it was the 4th time that we were there. What a huge disappointment. The menu had changed drastically although the waiter told us that this wasn’t the case. He lied obviously. The food was terrible. The crispy calamari was very greasy. They probably had not changed the oil in months. The tacos were soft due to a overdoses of greasy fat. After complaining they told me that they had a new chef from Germany. They better get rid of this person and as Germans say Zuruck nach die heimat

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