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For 2
Date
Mon, 5/21
Time
11:00 PM
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Big Easy Winebar & Grill

4.5
150 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South African
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
South African, Steakhouse, Grill
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri - Sat 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Happy Hour-DAILY from 4-7 p.m. with a Live DJ EVERY Thursday
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Phone number
(786) 814-5955
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael McLaurin
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Private party facilities
For all large party requests and to book our private dining room.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Miami Ave & 8th St.
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Parking details
Parking is available in multiple near by garages or through the East Hotel Valet located directly below the restaurant.
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Public transit
Metro Mover - 8th Street station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 150 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.1
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food. Personal having been to South Africa I truly enjoyed the South African inspired menu. There is something for everyone. Wonderful service, reasonably priced, and good portions. The only negative is the wine was overpriced compared to other similarly priced restaurants I've been to. But I would still highly recommend The Big Easy to anyone who wants great service and delicious food.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The BEST restaurant in Brickell City Center hands down!!! The Peri Peri “African Chilli” Chicken is so delicious and you must try the Pork “lollipops”.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Really good food. Apps better then mains. Drinks were great. Bar tender was very nice

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great on Mondays 50% off bottles of wine Amazing food

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was high qualityand the service was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great! Delicious peri peri cocktail!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We got there about 9:10pm, got seated right away. The location was a bit difficult to find but had a great view in front of the restaurant on the veranda worth the time it took to locate.

The cuisine was unique, had so much variety and the flavors really were a great combination all around. The service was exceptional had several people come by and check on us various times. Would recommended going close to closing time, we practically had the place to ourselves.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent flavorful food and extremely attentive service. Not cheap but well worth it. We’d come back.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great experience. Food and service were excellent. We bring visitors from out of town to the Big Easy. This was my 2nd visit and loved it as much as the first. Peppardelle (sp) shrimp was fantastic and I highly recommend their Big Easy burger! We will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great new restaurant with excellent and very interesting cuisine, great South African wines and terrific wait staff. Will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Overly spiced food. When you can’t taste the potato or pork but just the spice, it’s not good.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was very good. The food was perfectly made especially our steaks. The soup was good but it wasn’t as good as other places we’ve have had it in. Butternut Squash— he fries were just fries nothing fabulous. Dessert was good we had red velvet waffles

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Our first trip to Big Easy as we were intrigued by the South African cuisine. We were disappointed in the service as it was fairly slow and inattentive. The concept of the open kitchen is interesting but then you also see how long the food sits out before being brought to the table. Unfortunately one was mine - flank steak - flavoring was very good, served medium rare as order, but had cooled down. One thing I'd definitely recommend are the pork belly appetizer. - great value for $10. Not sure if we'll go back.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was amazing and the service matched it

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Every dish my wife and I had last night from the appetizers to the main course to the desert was simply outstanding!! One of the best restaurants we’ve been to in the city and very reasonably priced. Going back tonight with the entire family. I would give this restaurant my highest recommendation!!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent. Loved the appetizers. The pub belly , this sausages were delicious., The bread pudding too.
Head the corvina tat was good.
The place is beautiful, it’s spacious. The decor nice and the food is tasteful. For lunch they have better pricing. For dinner it’s expensive. Good for dates , family, friends.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

It was a excellent choice for a fun evening. Great service

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The food and drinks were amazing! We got the big easy burger and an old fashioned. The ambiance was so nice. We are defiantly going back!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Must get the pork belly lollipops - excellent
The old fashion with the house bourbon was great.
We shared the bison- was a juicy tender cut.
Side of Brussels sprouts with bacon
They were out of the Nutella bread pudding but supposedly that is their top dessert.

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2.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We got there right at 6, took almost an hour to get our food with the place empty. Food was sub par and we were turned off that it took so long. Wouldn't go back.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Really nice place, great service. The waiter, Alex, was excellent. The menu has a nice mix of very high quality meats and steaks, fish, as well as rices and curries. The starters are original and very nice, and they have a great wine list. I am not going to recommend my favorite... I am surprised they actually have it :)

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We’re visiting from Denver. Our son works in Miami. Awesome restaurant! Judo’s to the staff and cooks. I’m also a big golfing fan, so kudos to Ernie Els!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Interesting food combinations with and a varied selection. Well worth a visit I will be back

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was great and the service amazing
Always call ahead.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Very very good!!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Salad came out after meal. Steak was a little under cooked.

Overall good meal and vibes.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

So freaking delicious! Very un-expecting being in the middle of City Centre but it was amazing. Our server was great and very helpful. Our table split the Big Easy red blend and it was really good. We split the lollipops, octopus, duck curry and papaya salad - all were incredible. This is a hidden gem for sure.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

I don't know which was better - the delicious food or the excellent service! We'll definitely be going back again.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2017

We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and he is from Cape Town South Africa. He really enjoyed the south African infused cuisine. We highly recommend the peri peri chicken livers and pork belly lollipops starters. The bunny chow is an exceptional entree if you reall want true Durban fare, so was the bison rib eye...all their steaks are exceptional actually. The brussel sprouts with bacon marmalade side dish is not to be missed! Save room for dessert. The South African malva pudding is delicious. The wine list did not disappoint either. We enjoyed the Ernie Els Rosè from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa.
We were a party of 6 and everyone enjoyed their meal.
The space is beautifully decorated.
My only complaint is that the service was not very attentive. Our waiter was very nice, but he never seemed to be around.
Thanks for a great meal!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was exceptional as was the service. Big Easy has a high level of performance and food quality served in a unique atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Great service by Alex. Manager came to table to greet and ask for feedback. Excellent pork belly lollipops and good wine list. The kind of restaurant you wouldn’t expect in a mall. Will come back!

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2017

SErvice is pretty slow. Food is not so good. For the same $ you can get much better food somewhere else.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Tonight was our first visit and we loved everything. The food, wine, service and ambiance were all excellent! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Very good food! Delicious.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food and service. Chic unpretentious atmosphere. We order pretty much all the appetizers and there were amazing all

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3.0Dined on October 9, 2017

This is a very pretty but expensive South African steak and fish restaurant. Unfortunately, the food is just average and certainly not worth the price. I had steak and found both sauces to be unimpressive. The mushroom sauce tasted like canned New England clam chowder (without clams) and the bar-b-que sauce was similarly unimpressive. The steak (very small) was fine but not a reason to go. Service was excellent.

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1.0Dined on September 30, 2017

SAFETY HAZARD!! DO NOT EAT HERE!! WORST EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIVES!! I don't usually have the time to write reviews nor like affecting anyone's business with a bad review but in this case others need to know! On Friday 9/29/17 around 9pm we were just getting started with two appetizers (pork belly lollipops and Peri-Peri Chicken Liver) when my wife started making a weird look about something she was trying to chew on, she apparently could not bite through it as it seemed to be solid, when she took it out of her mouth thinking it was maybe a bone or something we were shocked to see a VERY SHARP MEDIUM SIZED PIECE OF METAL which seemed to be a piece of can or who knows??!!...it was the most disgusting and disappointing eating experience, the server was quick to bring me another drink without me even asking for it and the manager Bryan Kelley shortly followed with an apology and took care of the check as it was obvious we were not staying for dinner . We are not the type of people to complaint about anything but this is unacceptable...it ruined our night as my wife felt sick to her stomach and with more than enough reason. I'm thankful she did not hurt her gums while trying to chew her food as the piece of metal had extremely sharp edges but we are still worried she could have ingested any other smaller piece of metal without noticing...who knows what else could have been in the food!!! We did not take pictures of the metal piece as we immediately called the server over and showed it to him, he took the plate right away. DO NOT EAT HERE!!

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Always amazing but I have a suggestion to the chef . He should make some dish with broccolis 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻It is very health and I love ❤️

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