Big Easy Winebar & Grill
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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Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Great food with a little spice!
Yes but the selection of the menu has to be very carefully. No all the plates are good. The place has a good ambiance, and the attention is incredibly good.
Great service, delish food and overall great ambiance! Truly recommended!
Very enjoyable atmosphere. Good food at reasonable price. Very stylish. That being said, no customers. Not sure how long they can last. I travel on business and like Big Easy very much!
Everything was amazing! Service was wonderful and it was so much fun to watch the kitchen and chef work so calmly and organized. Can’t wait to go back!!
Great experience from A to Z
Must try the pork belly and the lamb chops
I went here for my birthday. It was a great experience. The filet was perfectly cooked. The drinks were good. I even got a cake for my birthday on the house. I would recommend this place for a special occasion. I definitely plan on going back again.
Good customer service !! Food was good not great ! Ambiance is romantic and very dim :)
Amazing food and service
It is a very nice casual/formal place with great food and very nice service
The food was delicious. Unfortunately they were out of the cauliflower samosas. My husband is South Africa and said the grilled prawns reminded him of the seafood from home.
We were disappointed by the menu. The only thing South African is Ernie's name and his wine along with a beer if it's in stock, unlike during our visit. The menu may be inspired By With Africa, but it ends there.
Great food, wine, and good service. Will definitely return.
Food was good service not so good waiter not to attentive
Treated my family and me with such excellent and caring service, and the food was absolutely amazing. Definitely try the pork belly lollipops and the Nutella bread pudding. Perfect for every day dining and also for those nights you want to celebrate a little more.
Muy buen ambiente y servicio, una aceptable carta de vinos algo limitados en Merlot y no tenían el de la casa (Ernie Els-Merlot), pedimos el pork belly lollipop y estaba verdaderamente buenísimo, cocinado a la perfección jugoso y crujiente con una deliciosa salsa de bbq algo picante pero muy bueno y sobre todo su relación. Precio/calidad. De plató fuerte compartimos un Cowboy Rib Eye on the bone de 46 0z muy bien logrado su punto de cocción medió jugoso y sabroso acompañado de unas Brussels sprouts en una mermelada de bacon que es de las mejores sprouts que he comido en mi vida (y me gustan siempre para acompañar una buena carne) recomendadisimas, las seasoned fries nada del otro mundo pero si las Acompañas con la mayonesa de la casa y a la misma le Mezclas los ajos rostizados que vienen con la carne estamos hablando de que se eleva la experiencia de las papas
De postre un delicioso galette de manzana muy bien logrado con una pata de croissant de verdad maravilloso
Cena para dos con botella de Pinot Noir Californiano de $80 total $250 tip incluido en la cuenta del 18%
The food was excellent. Try the b "boers bites" and the "mussels" for great flavor. Service was uneven, but otherwise a very good experience.
Food was just okay. Vibe was cool though.
Enjoy , the south african food choices,and other global dishes ,ambience, great location,
I've been to the original Big Easy restaurant in Stellenbosch, South Africa and was therefore very much looking forward to dining at the Miami location. I went once for dinner and my expectations were more or less met. However, I returned for lunch and the experience was wholly negative. The food took ages to prepare and even though I ordered a medium-rare filet, it came out well-done. Naturally, I sent it back and had to wait another eternity but this time they'd done it right.
The waiter was courteous and professional but the kitchen was slow. Moreover, the manger also did a good job. Unfortunately, an experience which should be defined by the culinary experience merely managed to disappoint, especially when the original is so excellent.
Second visit! Outstanding service! Great atmosphere, Great food and Cocktails!!
Service was very poor but other than that the food was high quality. The desserts are especially good
Carlos our waiter was very nice and service was amazing.
Great South African food as well as other Food to offer
I went with my husband because we wanted to try something different. It was wonderful. The decoration, service and food was awesome. The dessert was super yummy! Will go again. Service is included
Ci siamo stati l’ultima l’ultima sera in USA perché volevamo assaporare i gusti locali prima di tornare in Italia. Prezzi alti, soprattutto del vino, ma qualità allineata: hanno fortunatamente kids menu per i bambini. Unica nota negativa non ci hanno portato il pane, quindi siamo rimasti ad aspettare il main course senza nulla da sgranocchiare ...
Loved the fact that for a mall restaurant , it offers a cozy, friendly , tasty and different kind of experience !
The name is deceiving but truly depecting the originality of flavor !
Very unique place in Miami offering a different culture “South African Cuisine”
Had a great time. I ordered the grouper and wife ordered the filet mignon. I wasn't disappointed in the fish but it didn't crack my top 5 dishes. The Durban Bunny Chow is still my favorite!
Service has always been great here and they continue to do a great job. The open table dinner menu was outdated and had an item that was supposed to be lunch only but they were more than happy to accommodate. Many great dishes on the menu and I would especially recommend the lobster ravioli, although the steaks are great also. I would definitely recommend it.
We were greeted by the most personable host at the front door. I’m mad I didn’t catch his name. Jeff was our server and he was such a gem. Our waiter assistant was also very personable. The bartender Alejandro topped off our night and I cannot explain how amazing our experience had been tonight.
The food was phenomenal. We had the lobster lasagna, prawns, and I had the lamb chops. Everything tasted superb, worth every bite. The drinks snuck up on us but made with perfection. Everything on the menu was explained perfectly by Jeff and we felt confident while waiting for our dishes. Everything tasted amazing. We are so impressed. We would highly recommend this restaurant and the service. Thanks for an amazing Sunday night to prepare us for a busy week ahead.
My visit to Big Easy was great. It was such a great experience. I’ve never had South African food and can’t wait to have it once again. I felt so comfortable with the staff they made it feel like home. I can’t wait to go back and looking forward to it. Pork belly lollipops I will see you soon.
I like to try octopus at every restarant i go to. WOW.... Big Easy , hands down has the best. Surpasses Peruvian, Greek, and specialty seafood restaurants. The prawns were the largest and the coconut curry sauce was out of this world. I will be back often.
This is a nice restaurant in Brickell City Center. The Big Easy name made me think this was a New Orleans style restaurant but in fact it claims to be South African cuisine. The entire service team was very nice and the restaurant ran on time. We ordered Fried Green Tomatoes and Lobster Flatbread both appetizers were very good. The entrees were the burger, the grouper, the KC Strip and the Bison Ribeye. The sides were French fries and Brussel Sprouts. While I don't have anything bad to say about the entrees their was nothing really memorable about them either. I believe the restaurant really misses the mark in two areas 1. The french fries tasted like they had thrown every spice in the rack onto them. The waitress confirmed proudly that they had 20 spices in them. Not sure why French fries need 20 spices. They just tasted like "we're trying too hard". The other problem is the bar. You're paying premium bar tab for the bartender to measure out a shot of scotch to pour on the rocks. With restaurants like Hillstone's and DocB's out there pouring generous drinks they need to catch up with the times. I don't mind paying a premium for a good dining experience but they have a lot of work to do to catch up to some of the better restaurants out there. Still trying to figure out what was so South African about the very American cuisine we had in a New Orleans named restaurant. Sorry but this was a one time restaurant for me. The short version is Not bad...Not Great.
The waiter we had was hovering around our table interrupting every few minutes making us very uncomfortable. The staff station was right behind us where we heard servers being reprimanded, swearing and complaining about customers. Very unprofessional. The food was fare but over priced. We will never go back
Great experience again. This time there were 8 of us and we are perfectly attended to. Great meal.
Very loud restaurant, not good for a date. I was seated with the servers station right behind me and I could hear their conversations better than my date. They need to put up a glass screen or something there to avoid that. Mentioned it to our server and he gave me a dirty look.
Excellent waiter in the form of a menu- informed part-time actor. Good lamb chops and Corvina. Great Nero D'avola and Martinis. What's not to like.