Big Easy Winebar & Grill

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241 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern 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.
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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diossanae
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

went to dinner with a friend and honestly went for the flatbread and some other items on menu that intrigued me.. yet to arrive and they not have about half of their menu. this was also pretty early in the evening and on a Friday. overall disappointed with lack of options that night after waiting so long to try this place

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vipLaGringa
Miami
88 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great restaurant with a great bar with fabulous appetizers and wine selection as well as entrees. We enjoy eating in the bar area. The servers are friendly and informative and make good recommendations. Great local spot for me.

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vipBrendaC
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipMarielaM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service.

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NILL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never expected to find such a gem in a mall. We had the MOST amazing service out of all the restaurants in Miami along with fabulous food. Kudos to Big Easy Winebar & Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

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vipMerk
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

When we got there we found out from another guest that they are closing in a month and have stopped ordering supplies. They did not have menu items and just pushed us to have another drink . Either function as a restaurant or just close already. Dont go....

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Empty. Food not representative of South Africa

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lydianette
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipChuckT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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saram
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!

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Johnsana
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive waiter, food was delicious and good portions.

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vipDiner
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.

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JocelyneW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sanda
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

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vipJC1995
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!

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Mcube
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food but a bit on the expensive side.

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

Muy mala atencion

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

Interesting and satisfying food, everyone loved what they ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great. Service and food was excellent

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vipBradA
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Miamigene
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.

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Vt060808
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!

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vipYimikaO
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!

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DianaF
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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alyssac
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.

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JonathanF
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with exotic food

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Andressa
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!

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vipDavids
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

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vipScrappy
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.

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vipAlejandroS
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.

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JeremyT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place excellent food solid bar will go again

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vipChrisR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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HazelS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipMichelleW
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.

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Big Easy Winebar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Big Easy Winebar & Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

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