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About Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge at Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove

Come join us for great sunsets and dinner under the stars!

2889 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Bistro, Latin American, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Grand Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 447-8256

Website:
http://www.sonesta.com/panorama

Executive Chef:
Christopher Cramer

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge at Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (8)
Good for a Date (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
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Waterfront (3)
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Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Fun (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2016

Food was unremarkable, wine list unremarkable, view wonderful, service very good. For the price there are far more interesting places to eat in The Grove.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Would recommend this restaurant. Good food and ambiance . Great scenery even when sitting inside

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 28, 2015

This is a great place to eat outdoors and get a view of the Cocounut Grove Marina. They had a nice wine list and the food was very good. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2015

Been here a few times. I always enjoy the staff, the food, and drinks. The ambiance is amazing. However, the parking and valet situation is a big problem. Doubt I'll patronize again.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2015

Of all the restaurants in Miami, I spent my birthday dinner here. Ugh, and it was my fault for picking it based on the Opentable reviews. The food was OK, nothing special, service was OK as well. I imagine the view is better when the sun is out. The place is small and looked like it was just a few other hotel guests dining. There are so many other, better restaurants in Miami.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Food was fantastic and I enjoyed the pina colada. At night it's great to sit outdoors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 4, 2015

I went for my daughter's birthday and 1 year wedding anniversary!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Horrible was not pleased I was folding could bring a bottle with our being charged when I got their the told it had a charge I wAs also told it was Peruvian online and it was not

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 13, 2015

Small portions...food looked old...

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 12, 2015

Wahoo was ok at best. Ceviche was amazing. Key lime pie was great. View was really nice.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 12, 2015

Beautiful setting and view. One of the best places in Miami to watch the sunset. Food was inconsistent. Some dishes were excellent, others were poor. Service was friendly, but lackadaisical.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 11, 2015

The food at Panorama seems to get better & better, and the view is incomparable. Go before sunset and enjoy the colors in the sky over the bay, the boats, & the trees of Coconut Grove!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 7, 2015

The view is breathtaking and the best as the sun is going down. Everything we ordered was exquisite. I could've stayed there for hours!!! Service wasn't bad, just not exceptional (we had to wait to have water refilled, hostess interrupted waiter when explaining specials to ask a question, etc) I will definitely be coming back for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 6, 2015

Miami spice provides the opportunity to try restaurants that you might not typically try. I'm not one to go to hotel restaurants however they validate parking for valet and walk into the dining area and the view is simply spectacular! Beautiful view. Food choices are good. Prices reasonable with or without Miami spice. Seafood ceviche was outstanding as well as my fish dish. Dessert all good. Great service. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Panorama has been at the top of my list for several years. And, after this past Saturday, it stays there. In a way, I don't like sharing this special place with the wide world, though that wouldn't be fair to this terrifice restaurant and the professional, pleasant staff. We both enjoyed meals from the Miami Spice menu as well as excellent wine by the glass. I will continue to dine here whenever a special occassion or simply desire for a spectacular meal and view are on my wish list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 5, 2015

We experienced excellent service with a spectacular view of Biscayne Bay during a recent dinner at Panorama Restaurant at the Sonesta Hotel. A small restaurant, the Panorama has a relatively large staff of professional and helpful staff. We ordered from the prix fixe menu, three courses at an excellent price. Food tended to be either over flavored (a very strong marinade for the ceviche) or relatively flavorless (lamb chops). The mojitos were outstanding. I might return to enjoy drinks and perhaps a snack while appreciating the unique view.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2015

A small but quality restaurant located on the 8th floor of the Sonesta Hotel in Coconut Grove. Fantastic view of Biscayne Bay. Small indoor seating area, with an equally small outside seating by the pool. Food was excellent, fresh products cooked to perfection. Excellent fresh bread service (usually a sign of a quality restaurant) No complaints here. Service can best be described as sluggish, no follow up on drink orders, no water refills, slow alcoholic drinks service, and overall lack of attention. Rock solid frozen butter served with the bread. I can never understand how this is so overlooked by many fine restaurants. BUTTER SHOULD BE SERVED AT ROOM TEMPERATURE! A shame, for what is an otherwise excellent kitchen. Overall a great spot for a leisurely lunch or dinner if you have time and patience. You just can't beat the view!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Amazing resturant, great staff, and beautiful view !!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Overall disaster and huge letdown. If Remy is your waiter leave immediately. So I made reservations for my parents who were visiting and wish I had taken them elsewhere. When we were seated inside and I asked if we could enjoy the view outside I was told I had reserved a table inside and that there were none available. Okay fine, so I sat my back to the view so my parents could enjoy it, the only redeeming factor of this restaurant. When our server came over he said two words, took our drink order and acted very annoyed at having to give us service. This was the first and last time he came over. The entire night. We had no one check on how our food was and my father's fish was completely raw. Another server took it to the back and we sat for another 30 minutes, an entirely different entree was brought bc it was never communicated to cook the fish longer. Still no server. No drinks. No water refills. Nothing. My lamb chops were fatty and not even impressive and after sitting for 2 hours dinner had been completely ruined. The manager did a very thorough job apologizing but it was such an awful disappointing experience for my visitingn parents that I will NEVER RETURN or recommend them to anyone. I will actually do the opposite. Again DON'T waste your time and find a better restaurant not overpriced and with quality food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 8, 2015

The service was very good and there is a nice view. We were just expecting something much nicer from what we read online. Though the prices match an upscale restaurant, you really are just in a small hotel bar. The view is very nice, but only a few tables even have the view. The food was mediocre.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 8, 2015

I am writing this review so that people understand what they are truly getting at this
restaurant...A VIEW, NOTHING ELSE. The food was ok, nothing spectacular but the prices were absolutely outrageous considering the quality. It is a tourist trap and you are paying for the view.
We had lunch there ordered 4 drinks, 2 salads, a soup, a ceviche, and a kids meal and the bill was an astounding $360.00. I do not mind paying for nice meals but this did not compare to any fine dining restaurant. I would not recommend this place to anyone unless you went for drinks and scenery only. Even then you better dig deep into your pockets for marginal at best.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 1, 2015

Great small inside space. The Miami Spice menu was great but we did not see the items on the regular menu. I hope they add these items so we will come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 13, 2015

The view is spectacular, however the new change of menu leaves a lot to be desired. This restaurant is longer a Peruvian or Latin effused cuisine, but rather a normal hotel restaurant that does not offer original or interesting options to accompany the view.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 26, 2015

This restaurant has potential to be so much more, but the service was horrible and the food was mediocre.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 18, 2015

I must say this place has a expetacular view. The menu although limited has enough of a variety to satisfy many different tastes. The food was terrific, very fresh and well prepared. The service however leaves a lot to be desired. The bar tender was very rude and got upset when our waiter took back the drink. I could hear him complain from the bar to our table that is how loudly he was speaking. The waiter was not attentive and did not offer bread or check on us. Thankfully in between service he handed us off to a different waitress who was very nice and caring. She completely redeemed my thoughts on going back again. I would come back because of the food and view, I just hope the service steps it up!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2015

We actually enjoyed the food and service at Panorama. However, when we came to pay our bill, we attempted to use a $50 Open Table check that we had received through booking on the site. Not only did the waitress refuse to honor the check, she denied all knowledge of open table, even when we showed her what was written on the check stub and also opened up the Open Table app on our cell.
To put it bluntly, she made us feel like we were trying to cheat the restaurant out of $50, and many other diners were staring over at our table - extremely embarrassing

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 1, 2015

The food and service were excellent. But, nothing beats the gorgeous view. I will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 21, 2015

I was expecting much more from this place. Restaurant is tiny, food in the photo's section are not true, and service was absolutely horrible. In top of that, they charge you 19%, which is ok with me since I usually do 20%. But when the service is bad, it's not right. This place does not serve Peruvian food. I would never go back, nor recommend it to anyone.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2015

The ceviche selection was very limited. Very little fish options for a Peruvian restaurant. They did have a bigger sandwich selectionbut not sure who goes to a Peruvian restaurant to eat Hamburgers or Club sandwich.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2014

Good service, nice Peruvian dishes and beautiful scenery.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 7, 2014

From the pictures online you think it's an amazing view and experience but it really wasn't. The balcony was being remodeled at the time and it's actually located in a hotel surrounded by meeting rooms.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2014

We ordered the tempura shrimp, tuna ceviche and a ceasar salad to split between the two of us. The food was terrific and we had a beautiful view of biscayne bay. The service wasn't initially good as we were seated right by the door to the kitchen. Once we were moved and were out of the flow of the kitchen traffic, our experience was much more relaxing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2014

The view was great, and there aren't many like it in the Grove. The menu was limited and pedestrian. Food was good, but I'm not getting why it's a destination at all, except for the view. It was a weeknight so it was quiet, and the Grove was dead. My niece and her friend liked it, though.

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 (London)·Dined on June 23, 2014

Having selected the Panorama Restaurant for our wedding anniversary dinner from the trip advisor ratings we were a little underwhelmed when we went in. The main room is small with a bar and there is an outside area. The ambience was lacking as there was nothing special about the décor and having dressed up for the anniversary meal found a large table with flip flops and t shirts next to us.
So not fine dining with people making an effort to look smart but a standard bar with some tables.
However the service was fine and we were well attended and the food was really good. The ceviche was excellent and the all the courses from appetizer to dessert we could not fault and when the bill came it was great value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 9, 2014

Very nice place. Great service. Miss a bit of musik.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 28, 2014

Very good food quality, very good price, fantastic view and a very friendly service

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 19, 2014

Must sit outside! Beautiful view of the bay and absolutely delicious food. We went on a Saturday night and not many people were dining. A nice getaway from the busy, noisy restaurant scene in the Gables area.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 15, 2014

Panorama is a hidden gem in the Grove in that since it is in the Sonesta Hotel a lot of people don't know about it. The food is fresh and very tasty. The trio of ceviches are lovely and fresh, the churrasco was cooked beautifully and very savory. The one thing I would encourage them to do is perhaps offer more traditional Peruvian dishes, I think the selection can be augmented. The service was great, very pleasant and attentive. The Pisco Sour was great! The views are just gorgeous, don't miss the sunsets!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2014

The food we had was really outstanding, and the service during lunch was okay - we spent a number of afternoons at the pool and couldn't get anyone to help us with food and drinks. I even tried to flag them down, and they ignored me, so I had to go inside and order myself and they had the nerve to charge me a 19% gratuity! They don't have their service act together

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2014

The restaurant is on the 8th floor of a 18 floor hotel. If you sit outside near the wall, there is a bit of a view. We didn't since it was windy. Food and service were good but during our 4 day stay in Coconut Grove we had a much nicer experience at other restaurants. Yuca Frita was very good. The ceviche was okay. The Seco de Pescado was delicious.

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