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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Matador Room offering Chef Jean-Georges Christmas menu, $130 adults/ $55 kids (under 12), four-course menu (12 dishes) consisting of shared menu offerings including: Colorado Lamb Chop, Crunchy Polenta, Chili Glaze, Herbs. served from to 5:30pm - 11:30pm

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Matador Room offering Chef Jean-Georges Christmas menu, $130 adults/ $55 kids (under 12), four-course menu (12 dishes) consisting of shared menu offerings including: Colorado Lamb Chop, Crunchy Polenta, Chili Glaze, Herbs. served from to 5:30pm - 11:30pm

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a celebratory NYE evening at MATADOR ROOM by celebrity Chef Jean-Georges located at The Miami Beach EDITION! A la Carte menu will be served from 5:30pm-7:30pm. From 9:30pm-Close, we will exclusively feature our NYE tasting menu offers 12 dishes for $245 per person plus taxes & gratuity.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 1341 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Waited half hour for 10pm reservation and waitress forgot to bring our entree

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Food, ambiance, overall experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Staff was very friendly and accommodating, even during a very busy weekend.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy bueno el restaurant buena comida y buen ambiente

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JK
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Several weeks after making a reservation for dinner for 4 I received a phone call from the restaurant requesting a deposit due to the busy season. I found this unusual since it was not requested at the time of booking. Then several weeks after that, I received another call from the restaurant that we would have to sit outdoors due to the interior having been rented out for a large group. When my friends and I arrived at the restaurant it was not that busy. The overall experience left me with a pretentious feeling. The food was good but not particularly memorable. Based on the overall experience I would not return.

o
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was small, only few selection but the Food were YUMMY!
Dishes were simple but taste very good
Considering the restaurant was in a hotel we thought it would be more expensive but priced just right!!
We would go back again!!

B
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

This was the worst experience we have ever had at matador after going for 5 years. The service and even management has gone down hill. Better places to go on the beach.

N
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great but not impeccable like other JG’s restaurants. The room is beautiful, the service was good but it lacks perfect timing. Cocktails came once dishes were coming out. It was great but not memorable.

S
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great...
A very splendid Thanksgiving menu and treat it was...

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, nice people around! Overall great experience.

OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great service and good food!

s
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was looking forward to this meal given the pedigree but left highly disappointed. Half the dishes were based on the same sauce, which incidentally was not that great - found it very lazy. The sea bass itself was delicious but again in the same sauce as the shrimp, etc. The live music sounded great but was clashing against the music in the restaurant and together very hard on the ears. Unimpressive.

j
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

IS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Mediocre service, including never brought certain ordered dishes, yet check included those dishes even after informed server.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional - Sea Bass was the best, tuna tartare was exceptional and even the Brussel sprouts were delicious

Wait staff (Rocos) was friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

Overall a great dining experience

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Outside area is very nice, however stay in the part without covering to be away from the cigar smoke.

AB
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience5

I don’t feel comfortable living a credit card for a reservation! I was there many times and the place never was full. If you don not change this new complication you will lose many costumers like me

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Unfortunately not impressed with the food . Cold mash potatoes, weak drinks , ok interpretation of the Latin American cuisine the chef aspire to portray when opening this spot . Flavors are flat and expected . Nothing was exciting except the band jamming amazing music by the bar .

Jean GEORGES can and must do better at this price range of an experience of this level . Hotel ambience and locale is great but the food has to live up to the level it promises

CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was outstanding!

KH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! We tried the 5 course tapas style dinner and it was fantastic! Wait staff was extremely attentive.

C
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Get the stone crab claws
Sit in maja’s section

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Terrible service. Waiter was rude, dismissive, and said he was not going to be happy until his shift was over.

k
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back! Great service and great food.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will recommend Matador Room! We had a great experience, the food, the ambience... we enjoyed it a lot!!!

T
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

we had to constantly seek the server. prices do not justify service or food quality. would not recommend

J
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in Miami. Service is always gracious, the are hosts welcoming (now with a procescco - thank you). The arroz con pollo is a must, most dishes are really good. The wine list is very nice too. The restaurant is beautiful and has a great ambience. The only issue we had this time is always a mystery. We ordered the pizza the first go around, ate many dishes and ordered a second round of dishes and pretty much finished them all when finally the pizza arrived. WHY!
Other then that - a great night out - thank you/

JK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Spent the weekend in Brickell, Miami for my girlfriend’s birthday. We wanted to go to the beach Saturday and thought Matador Room would be a great place for lunch while there. I sent a note to the restaurant via Open Table letting them know that it was a bday and asked if we could get a piece of chocolate mousse or tres leches with a candle (which we got at every place that weekend without a reminder).

When we got to Matador, the hostess wished my gf happy birthday which means they received my request. However, no one brought it up until we left. I could have asked the waiter for a piece of cake, but after having such terrible food, I did not even dare asking. Which brings me to the food itself.

We ordered the following:

sweet pea guacamole which tasted like sweet pea puree. The central flavor of guacamole is avocado so you cannot have anything overpowering the avocado taste. The tortilla chips tasted like cheap ones. For a restaurant of this caliber, perhaps making chips in house or making plantain chips would make more sense.

salad with salmon which was ok and not impressive at all for the price.

Charred octopus which did not taste fresh or like anything as a matter of fact.

Avocado pizza was basically baked pizza crust, sliced avocados on top and lots of oil was poured on top of the pizza (not from the cheese because there was none) which was not needed at all. Oil was literally dripping through the to-go box.

We barely ate any of the food and threw away the boxed leftovers as I did not feel comfortable even giving it away.

I would not recommend this place to anyone. Had way better food at La Mar, Byblos, Area 31 (Epic Hotel), Addikt (W hotel) and basically paid less or around the same at all these places for more food and great flavors!

L
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place and excellent food! You have many things to taste. Always a pleasure.

NO
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good not great. Paper placemats cheap. Serving sides long before mains arrive, scattered service. JGV should be far better

B
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The appetizers were outstanding as was the ambiance. We had 4 different ones. The black seabass was dull but I will return for more choices.

OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Se sorprendió la cantidad de alimento del tasting Menu para el valor muy buenas elecciones y muchos alimentos buenisimos yo hubiera quitado la
Pizza

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time great food and the waitress was knowledgeable about the food and had wonderful recommendations

JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Have been to your place every time we are in the area and will not come
back. Really disappointing not sure what happened!!

GH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really delicious!
Great service too!

A
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE, NICE HOTEL , VALET PARKING IS NICE AND THE HOTEL SMELLS AMAZING

R
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Been here a few times on trips and never disappoints.

v
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Had their pre fixe menu and it was AMAZING! The food was beyond expectation. Highly recommend.

j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Matador Room at the Miami Edition is always a solid choice. Excellent food and top notch service.

OF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Really sloppy for a Jean Georges restaurant. They brought incorrect dishes. Didn't time them well.

Have eaten here many times and was embarrassed by the level of service for a business meeting.

For $600+ it was really disappointing.

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