Matador Room - The Miami Beach EDITION

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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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Let us Enchant you this Valentine's Day with our Tasting menu "Love is all you need" The cost of the menu is $95++ per person. À la carte offerings will also be available. Couples will be welcomed with a glass of champagne and other special surprises. For reservations please visit Opentable.com

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RC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was superb, but service not so much. I think a lack of coordination, with courses not coming in proper sequence, not the right utensils. I’m going to assume they had an off night in terms service. But food was great!

JS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! The Short Rib Tacos are AMAZING! The Pea Guacamole and the the mushroom Appetizer were the best of what we tried!

The ambiance inside or out was so classy!

Highly recommended. Enjoy!

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. Sommelier Mitchell was great. Picked the perfect wines for our group.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food.. service was on point..

M
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the main room and the service is phenomenal. The food is good. Nothing stood out as excellent, however it was good. The only complain I really have is that the tables are sticky. And it’s because they are NOT wiped down after guest leave. I saw for myself how one couple left, dirty plates picked up and a doily placed on a dirty table; hence a sticky table.

j
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Staff did not come to table at all
Food not good

DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I believe one of the best restaurants in Miami - and possibly in America. Just had our second meal here about 6 months apart from the first meal. Both were excellent. We sat outside this time and the vibe, pace, and service was spot on - and the food was even better. The charred octopus was delicious, truly enjoyed the split pea quac, arroz con pollo was solid, and everyone enjoyed their meals too. If there is a negative, the desserts are tiny. But by no means is that a negative!

p
Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Outdoor is way to go. Dishes are fresh light and very flavorful. Gorgeous outdoor dining. Also great drink menu and mixologists

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely loved the food. Hands down one of the best spots I have eaten in Miami. Service is a little slow but otherwise wonderful.

DD
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, small plates. Good service. Wine list extensive but with very high mark up from retail. Atmosphere is lacking, kind of boring but it’s a hotel restaurant. Dark lighting, could barely see the menu. and quiet on a weeknight. Might be different on a weeknight.

AA
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were seated late. Took over an hour to get our first course after being seated. The table next to us had a different server and they seemed to have a great experience—personable conversation and steady delivery of food. Very disappointing.

EK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We agreed on a bottle of wine.... The sommelier came and took our order... she came back few minutes later.... It was NOT 2015 malbec we ordered but 2016... she advised same price.. It was late already and I had no desire or patience to look for another wine... the wine was good. Nevertheless, in a Jean-Georges Vongerichten establishment I expected more... The sommelier didn't even try the wine before she served us.... Maybe because it was not an expensive one... not professional!!

O
Columbus
43 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very cool restored room. Upscale but relaxed casual concept of sharing a lot of small plates.
Scallops , Red snapper, and guacamole were excellent. Grouper tacos ,octopus and hearts of palm and tomato salad were good. Fontina and black truffle pizza had good flavor but needed a better crust. There version of the classic Spanish Tapas dish Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic olive oil) was the only fail, it had little flavor in the shrimp and sauce. I have had better in almost all tapas bars I have been to.

E
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, child friendly, gourmet and healthy food, attentive service. Loved celebrating my birthdays at Matador 💕🎂🎉💕

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience ever! We had a great time!

RK
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Seated at a very strange table with round top, square back would have made eating a challenge. Requested a new table. Waiters had conversation at our table about who should wait on us?
Food was not memorable-service lacked.
Bar was in disarray and understaffed for level of business.
Hotel is lovely, restaurant decor well done.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough! Waitress was outstanding. Food was excellent. Ambience/setting was terrific. We sat outside. Highly recommend this restaurant!

y
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Disappointingly, it wasn't a very warm day, there were heaters, but they could not be turned on due to lack of gas! The calamari wasn't as good as usual.

AB
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!

MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor terrace. Food was fantastic - although portions were a bit small. The mushrooms were the best dish of the night hands down!

MC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

It was twice as expensive as it should have been. I was expecting much more for the money. Will not return.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This is our second time here. The service and ambience is A+. The food quality has dropped a notch or two. We tried 2 of the pizzas which is exactly what we had before and they were no where close to the level from a year ago. Overall meal experience is fine

BC
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Excellent service. Atmosphere is so nice outside Will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, not every day dining, since we are on vacation in Miami Beach. But it was great from start to finish.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very very slow-I told them we had vegetarians and vegans in the group and there was very little accommodation. Would never go again and would never reco to anyone. Second time in a row with such slow and mediocre service.

L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding setting and ambiance for any occasion. We were 2 tables of 12 ea(24 total) for New Years Eve, aside from the good but slow service(New Years Eve) everything was spectacular. Such a pretty and relaxing setting, a creative menu and cocktails and everything was tasty. Would've ordered more cocktails , but unfortunately staff didn't come around to take our additional cocktail order. Highly recommend outdoor seating. Short staffing overall around South Beach/Miami seems to be a issue around the holidays which we hope they get a handle on since we visit there every NYE.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic dinner in a super great dining room. Service was a bit off because they were full but it was a wonderful overall experience. Recommended!

DS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Amazing ambiance,food , staff. Loved it. Would definitely go back!!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was so looking forward to this night. The worst food! $385 for two! Poor service. Very disappointed!!! Still hungry for decent meal! What a waste of money and time.

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Pre-fix menu is a tourist trap!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Christmas Eve night. Reservation at 6pm with idea that we would make church by 8pm. Communicated this to the servers. Main course hadn’t arrived by 7:40 there was 45 minutes between courses. Asked for bill and forwent dinner. CC was stolen in the confusion over dinner being served. Paid $500 for this privilege.

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Restaurant experience

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing but service was SUPER slow.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Delicious, amazing quality of ingredients

A
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect execution of service and spectacular food

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dance of the taste

SM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I would definitely recommend Matador Room. Great food and a beautiful setting. Menu is perfect for sharing and trying various dishes, I’ll certainly return to try more options.

B
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In my opinion, the best ambiance on Miami Beach. Service was top notch and the bar and outdoor patio were beautiful. Great for romantic dinners. Prices were high given location. Mixed drinks creative and excellent. Highly recommend.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience, delicious food & stunning ambience, definitely one of the best in Miami.

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