Big Easy Winebar & Grill

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$31 to $50
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Southern African
The Big Easy Winebar & Grill is an unpretentious yet sophisticated dining destination hailing from the stunning Western Cape region of South Africa – inspired by the lifestyle and spirit of South Africa’s most recognized export, Golf-icon Ernie Els (whose nickname is "Big Easy", based on his easygoing personality and effortless golf swing. No – there is no connection to New Orleans.

If one term could describe Big Easy, it would be the Afrikaans word of ‘Gesellig’ – sociable with friends, amicable, affably companionable, friendly, convivial, cordial.
Fun and relaxed, it is at the same time, the place to hang out with friends, to a place to take your loved ones for a glass of wine and an unpretentious meal any day of the week.

It is a culinary experience that is first and foremost a superb grill restaurant featuring outstanding meats and fresh local fish, yet inspired by Ernie’s travels around the world and the cultural crossroads of South African Heritage.
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l
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, romantic , cosy ambience!
We love the place

CT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior dining experience for the Brickell area. Staff are well trained and attentive.

s
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantartic food and atmosphere ! Specialty drinks were great and a nice varied selection of house craft cocktails. We shared the pita bread with Borie sausages to start ! Just so good and an amazing start. The angry duck curry was flavorful and not too spicy, we all loved. Great value for a fantastic evening and would highly recommend, we can’t wait to go back again!

J
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive waiter, food was delicious and good portions.

D
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly, professional and efficient. We asked that the music volume be lowered. It was and the "noise" become quiet. The food was varied, excellent and unusual.

JW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience overall! Nice ambiance and low key environment nment. Food flavors are delicious.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcus and of course Michelle as always were fantastic!! Great food and amazing service!!

S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Happy hour is only at the bar. What can't I get the same price for the same food if I'm at a table?? Only 3 parties there and the service was slow. Food was cook well at least

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was GREAT! Started off with 2 cocktails in the bar during happy hour on Saturday and enjoyed the best PEI mussels we've ever had - the sauce was unique and delicious. We stayed for dinner and the great food and service kept coming. All of the seasoning and flavors were unique and delicious. This restaurant is a hidden gem and I hope more people discover it. It's perfect especially after doing some shopping. The staff were very attentive and personable. Definitely will be one of our regular spots. I'm delighted that we tried it!

M
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food but a bit on the expensive side.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Muy mala atencion

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Interesting and satisfying food, everyone loved what they ordered.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great. Service and food was excellent

BA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the Big Easy. Pork belly lollipops were great! The Chopped Saled was delicious. Mushroom Flat bread pizza was very good

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not impressive at all. I ordered a steak and it was cold. Ambiance was nice. Service was good.

M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Big Easy is a pleasant and “easy” place to come for a drink or a meal. Attractive setting in Brickell City Center, it’s a nice place to meet friends.

V
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurants itself is nice, great decor and lighting. The appetizers (our group ordered three) were ok all around, the best one by far were the pork belly lollipops. The mini crab cakes were our least favorite. Our group had the burger, which was good, the crab lobster pasta which was great and the filet mignon which was not great. The steak was bland and had no flavor. The outside was charcoaled which gave it a heavy flavor that made the steak inedible. The sides were the best part of the meal we had the Brussel sprouts and the duck fat roasted potatoes. The bread pudding desert was very good. Our waiter forgot to take the birthday boys food order and had to come back once he realized his error. I won’t return as this experience was mediocre After spending $600!

YO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a phenomenal dining experience! Our server, Emma, was very knowledgeable, kind and super attentive! The mussels was a dish to die for! The chicken peri peri and the lamb shank dish were also dishes to definitely write home about! I will 100% be back!

DF
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My husband and I arrived late on a Sunday evening. The restaurant is practically empty. I have some food allergies, and ask the waiter to help me find what would be best for my dinner. I watched him go over and ask the team of cooks, who all broke out physically grabbing their bellies and hysterically laughing before the waiter came back to me and suggested that aside from the steak there was nothing on the menu that I could eat. At other restaurants of the stature and price point, there is always something that can be done to adjust an item on the menu to accommodate my needs. I am less upset with the fact that the cooks determined that there was nothing they could make for me to eat, but I am apalled at the lack of professionalism and the downright mean nature of them just pretty much laughing in my face. As an aside, I don’t believe that there was nothing they could do to provide food I could eat. I think they didn’t want to, it was an hour from closing time and they just wanted to go home.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food, friendly service excellent presentation. Over all everything was outstanding!

a
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall the food was good . The service could use some work . The resturant host made it seem, that there was so space . And that the resturant was extremely full but it wasn’t . I had reservations so we were seated right away . Otherwise I would recommend it.

JF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was way to much, me and my girl ordered Churrasco, and came with a side of over seasoned fries. The steak was burnt with bad flavoring. Two plates of food was over $80. I would not go here ever again.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with exotic food

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great tasting food, lovely crew and at some tables you can sit on a swing!

D
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was just ok for the price
It took a long time to get our food

S
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting there and celebrated our anniversary. We were both very impressed by the portion sizes, flavors, and friendliness of the staff.

AS
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had 2 lunch menus with glasses of the house red wine, which was better then anticipated. Burger and churrasco ordered were good and cooked accordingly to our expectations. Will go again in the future and continue exploring this place.

JT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place excellent food solid bar will go again

CR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wine choices were poor for a restaurant with Wine Bar in the name.

HS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The entire staff are over the top professional. Great vibe.

MW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

At Ernie Els' wine bar they don't offer his wines. The bartender mentioned they were out of stock but there are none listed on the wine list.
Also the lobster flat bread was lacking lobster to say the least. We opted to leave and have dinner elsewhere.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Buena comida

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v
Salt Lake City
53 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great surprise! I never thought a restaurant in a mall-type venue would be this great. But it was. From the moment we were greeted, I felt staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Their happy hour drink with vodka, mint and cantaloupe was refreshing and a perfect complement to our burger. The burger was cooked to perfection. It was incredibly juicy and tasty with a sweetness to it. If this place was in my home town, I'd be here every week!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were celebrating a birthday and I noted on the reservation but no one acknowledged it. A few items on the menu were out. The server was rude and not very helpful. She didn’t care about our request. The manager passed by and we told her about it. The server didn’t improve. Food was disappointed, not the Grove Bay Group quality. Is too bad because the restaurant and the concept has a lot of potential, just like the website shows it. Wine list is over priced.

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swing seating was a little bit awkward...had to change tables. other than that had a great experience

UF
Miami
134 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but the place was underwhelming for the occasion. Didn't realize this was the equivalent of a brimstone or other suburban bar and grill. That said if I am in area would go again. My duck was well prepared and the flavors were intense and interesting.

JR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Well first of all it’s not even an Ernie els restaurant any more! They didn’t have one single els wine!!! What’s the point. I’m so sorry we went and wasted a night out dining there!!! Canceled capital grille for that!😡 what a joke !!!q

DS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

server was awesome, food was great!
definitely recommend

G
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

nice ambiance but the food just was not that great. The steak was served almost cold. waiter did hiss best.

LS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Definitely get the pork belly lollipops! Great food and service!