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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4.6
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4.4
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4.7
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the matador room, thank you so much as always!!

AM
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Matador is in the Edition Hotel managed by Marriot but in no regard does the restaurant or its hotel landlord feel like a Marriot! The Matador restaurant is a Jean -Georges creation a la the St Regis and the JG at Columbus Circle

The bar and the restaurant’s interior are breathtaking as the waitstaff is costumed in matador style white uniforms. The entire menu is borne of a distinct Latin / Caribe twist applied to creative haute cuisine. It’s quite an experience. My wife and I shared five “small plates” that included ham and cheese deep fried dumplings , short rib tacos in habanero salsa , sautéed scallops in a cauliflower purée and I can keep going.

While we each had a drink I noticed the extensive wine list. Unlike other Miami “hot spots” the crowd was decorous and clearly respectful of the elegant surroundings.

Not unlike other J-G establishments expect high prices. It’s a treat and worth it. A Morse

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my second time here. Food is very well done . Scallops , chicken and rice , tacos , fritters , desserts all very well prepared, somewhat subtle but recognizable tastes . Did not care for pizzas . I was expecting a little bit more wow in menu. A little safe perhaps but priced reasonably .

HC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERY ASPECT OF OUR MEAL WAS OUTSTANDING. AMONG THE MOST NOTABLE DISHES (ALL WERE GREAT) WERE THE BLACK TRUFFLE PIZZA, THE SHORT RIB TACOS AND THE ARROZ CON POLLO. THE SERVICE WAS WONDERFUL.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best restaurant in south beach. Incredibly service. Get the arroz con pollo, truffle pizza and octopus!

L
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Our server Pedro's suggestions were spot on.

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Food was amazing. Those that are dissatisfied with the service time of each dish to each guest is a bit silly. I went with my family and we all shared our dishes, the food was delicious and sampling a little of everything as it came out regardless of whose dish it was. Also ordering apps for the table so that there is always something to munch on. My son shared his pizza. I shared my tacos. The atmosphere was so posh and elegant and everyone there was so accommodating and polite. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will surly be dining with them again.

ER
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant has a beautiful dining room and gorgeous outdoor setting. Food was great and service was spot on. Had a wonderful time and would return when back in town.

DB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We eat at JG’s restaurants in NYC often and in fact dined here 3 years ago. The food and service have gone way downhill. It was extremely disappointing. The heart of palm salad was nice but the snapper was dry and flavorless and the arroz con Pollo was stodgy and served with chicken skin that had been fried in rancid oil. It tasted like tortilla chips that had expired years ago. To make matters worse when I tried to explain this to staff it took 10 minutes to get our waiter.
Hopefully they take note and up their game.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly wonderful dining experience. Food was extremely tasty, service was excellent and setting was beautiful. Lack of light made it difficult to read the menu.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was chaotic and very slow. Food was amped up with bacon and gooey sauces. This is not a high level restaurant.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, wonderful service, and inventive cocktails.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

When you serve the Coffee you should also bring the sugar and the spoon.... it happened twice and the coffee gets cold when you have to waitfor this

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

It took 55 minutes after ordering for my food to arrive. I order eggs Benedict and bacon. When someone asked how my experience was at the end of my meal, I told it that it took a really long time for the food to come, and she said, well did you enjoy it? I said I did (it was delicious), and she said great, glad you’ve enjoyed your time. She totally missed that I did not have a good time waiting and waiting.

NW
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a "posh" place--the room is beautiful and there are some interesting dishes on the menu. The standout dish for us was the pea guacamole--absolutely delicious. The rest of the meal was fine, but not outstanding. Service competent, but not outstanding. My big gripe is the use of the "tapas" concept to justify not serving diners together--particularly unacceptable when ordering clear main dishes. It is not enough to say that you are "family style" to avoid the professionalism of a well run kitchen that can deliver main dishes to both diners at the same time.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and atmosphere amazing! The service and time it took to get each plate was slow.

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Alexa was a great hostess

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night in Miami! Exceptional
Food!

J
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Will not come back.

e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok, went for v day and just had more expectations than what they could deliver I guess. The staff was nice.

V
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, view, service and food!! One of my favorite places now in Miami Beach!

OT
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for my bachelorette party on Valentine’s Day. Had special touches throughout the meal with roses, chocolates, and special effects for cocktails

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worse service and food. With so many great places to eat in Miami. Will never be back.

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience. Loved the ambience of the outdoor dining area. Will travel for the Truffle and Fontina pizza. My husband said the octopus app was one of the best he ever had. Only challenge was reading the menu in virtual darkness. Thank goodness for cell phone lighting.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alvin was an outstanding waiter!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

mid century dining room is stunning. food to match.

CK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single menu was amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go with friends.

AB
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!!

NH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing food, wonderful service and gorgeous outdoor seating. We absolutely loved it!

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time! Drinks were a little slow in coming, but may have been because it was close to closing.

SC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was inattentive at best... waiter was not friendly, didn't explain menu, long wait to get service. Tables were jammed together...no privacy & could hear everything at adjacent tables. Food was mediocre...famous tacos were dry & bland. Not what we expected for the Chefs reputation & for the price

DK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Average food, spectacular service. Tables are too close together for any privacy.

DR
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent ambiance, inventive menu, great value. Will visit again.

JF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Love the food and ambiance!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was good food. Quiet atmosphere for Super Bowl weekend.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance here was spot-on and the food was amazing! I highly recommend dining here the next time you're in Miami Beach.

MN
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience5

The Matador is a beautiful room. Service is attentive, and food is interesting. But customers must remain on guard, as their ethics could use an upgrade. We were offered two choices for water: sparkling or still. In most establishments, unless they say "bottled," the still water is assumed to be tap water. In other words, when only two options are offered, and no charge is mentioned, it is assumed that one of the options is free water. we were shocked to find a $10 charge for bottled water when that was not disclosed at the time of ordering. Also, the waiter enthusiastically recommended a particular wine, which we did not purchase, but did not mention that it was priced at $75 per GLASS, when all other glasses of wine were typically priced at $16-19. If you go to the Matador, make sure you confirm all prices before ordering anything.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We had to cancel a dish it was Very slow

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, highly recommend!

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