FourEight Restaurant & Lounge
Our menu includes, dinner, lunch, Sunday brunch, happy hour (Mon-Fri) exquisite wines, and a variety of cocktails inspired by our own. Also, brunch is available every weekend. (Please inquire about our seasonal hours of operation)
I guess they are still working out the kinks! Specialty salad came out without 3 of the contents, and one was the dressing. The missing contents were then delivered sporadically with like 5 minutes in between. The food is very good but order the dressing on the side to ensure you get some for your salad. One other person was half done his meal when they finally delivered his side dish. If they get it together, this will be an amazing restaurant.
The price was a bit steep for the outcome - appetizer great, bread and butter one of the best, BUT my entree pasta with clams was very dry and not sure what kind of meat was on the bottom. It didn’t taste like clam nor did it look like clams. Perhaps just have the teal clams at too and that’s it and make the pasta with garlic sauce as described and less water but more saucy. Prices have to match quality and I had heard that but ....
Dionte (sp?) was our server and he was more than helpful. He conceded that he was new to the restaurant and therefore couldn't speak to every items quality. I was impressed by this as he didn't guess or give us the impression that he was guessing. He has a wonderful sense of humor and i would (will) request him the next time I may be in the area.
As far as food quality; I thought it was proced right for both portion size and taste. The civiche was different from what I am used to as it had a soup like presentation. It was very tasty though.
Pork chop was prepared to perfection and I'm not a huge fan of sweet potatoes but I enjoyed them as an accompaniment to the pork chop.
Our experience was really disappointing. The place looks nice - beautiful decor, nice ambience. However, the service was lackluster and the food was not good at all.
Great opportunity to spend time with my family having dinner.
The atmosphere was amazing! I forgot that I was in homestead... we needed a place like this! The food was excellent as well as the wine! I’ll be back fir sure! The owner was present and mingling... nice touch!
I pride myself on Ambience and romance when it comes to taking a date out. Four Eight restaurant was perfect for this occasion, very stylish and modern decor.
Staff and servers were friendly; food was delivered promptly and was delicious!!!!!!
Unfortunately, the food and the service were wretched. It took three attempts to get our drink order correct which entailed an unbelievably long wait time and one of the drinks being spilled all over our table. I literally had to walk over to the bar and tell them how to make a martini. The appetizer (a hummus and cheese plate) came without bread or crackers. What are you supposed to eat the hummus with? It was literally a wood board with cheese slices and a bowl of hummus. When the entrees finally arrived the steaks were ice cold and the yuca fries were soggy and cold. The steak sauce was inedible. The lomo saltado resembled a plate of mush and was also ice cold. Coffee was burnt and cold even after three requests. Management came by several times to apologize but did nothing to actually correct the problem. This was my fifth time giving this place a try and I doubt that I will ever go back. It’s a shame because the decor and space is lovely but that’s the only thing the place has going for it.
AMAZING RESTAURANT. GREAT FOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE. THIS PLACE BRINGS 5 STAR DINING TO HOMESTEAD.
Food is very tasty, the atmosphere is great. Our waitress was very nice polite.
Truly a dinning experience. Intimate, stunning and inviting to couples and families alike with a menu to satisfy the most discreet palette. A baby boomer’s dream and a long awaited “adult environment” to the city of Homestead.
Very nice ambiance. Very poor food quality, and service.
We showed up for our reservation but the restaurant was closed. We ended up going to another local place. It was still a great evening.
Being that Four Eight is relatively new in the Homestead, FL restaurant market, the ambiance of the restaurant is very appealing. The decor is very nice, comfortable and upscale. This restaurant has great appeal from the moment you walk in. Service is fantastic and the staff is very professional and accommodating and for those who enjoy drinking.... there is a Full Bar. I really having seen a restaurant of such scale in the area. As for the food, although the dish presentations were very attractive, I was disappointed with the Lomo Saltado and the Rotisserie chicken my family ordered. The Lomo Saltado’s taste wasn’t as authentic as I’m used to and the steak wasn’t as tender as it should have been. It really lacked something. Sadly, the rice that accompanied the dish was hard so it tasted old. My husband opted to have the Rotisserie chicken and this came with an extremely salty sauce and/or gravy. I have never since this dish served this way. I hate complaining or returning food while dining out, so we all decided to move on and continue with the liquor. Can’t go wrong with that!! The other family members of our group seemed to be enjoying whatever they got for dinner. I must say, I was impressed with the great size Churrasco (Skirt Steak) served. As for the taste, those who ordered were very satisfied with it. 😃
Food was incredible good, dishes are missing beside the principal another little dish, Service was not so good, they need more preparation or hire a person to teach then.
Restaurant is very nice. Service was good. Meal was good. A little pricey for what it was, but good. We ordered the tuna tar tar and returned it. It was very fishy, but otherwise everything was good. Parking is a little complicated.
Ambiance was great. Staff was very friendly. Only issue was menu choices were limited especially for the $. Need soups (Lobster bisque and/or French onion soup. Appetizers could use clams casino or clams in garlic sauce. Overall a pleasant experience.
Superb service! So glad to see this new addition to our community.
Thank you for your patronage, we are excited to hear you had a good experience in our establishment, and hope you can come back to visit us soon.
This Sunday brunch was excellent- food was great and the chef brought us dessert when the buffet ran out. Managements interface with his guests and staff was outstanding. Definitely returning. The atmosphere is excellent though slightly noisy.
Thank you John!
Gorgeous restaurant, excellent service and attention from staff. Food very good and very novel. The Caesar salad was amazing. Anxious to try brunch.
The food was outstanding and our server (Joseph) was amazing! For sure going back!
Thank you, we appreciate you patronage.
Love the new look. We went for brunch this past weekend & really enjoyed the atmosphere. Only ever stepped into that building once before but will definitely be back to try dinner & drinks. Brunch was good & I like that we have this option so close to home. I would recommend a better way to keep the food warm as it was a little on the cold side & we were there at 1130. Also, the flan was not good but the unlimited Mimosas were. :) Will recommend to friends & family.
Beautiful location, poor customer service, we waited 23 minutes for our drinks just to have fruit fly in it!!! Son we cancelled our appetizers order! The bartender was very apologetic but not too accommodating! So we paid for the drinks and left!
Beautiful decor. Place is lovely for a relaxing or intimate time out. The presentation of the food is inviting.
The restaurant is so nice and located next to historic Seminole Theatre. We had a delicious steak dish. It was very good and a generous portion. Good wine and atmosphere.
Sadly this was the worst dining experience we have had in recent memory. We were sat at 8:30, the first service approach to the table was 20 minutes later. We chose a bottle of Pinot noir (which they list under white wine)??? This should have been the indication to leave at this point. We placed our order when the wine was served at 9pm. A cheese and hummus appetizer and a signature avocado salad and two entrees. We sat and finished our wine over the next 30 minutes, still no food. After an hour at the table and now having finished our wine we decided we had been patient enough. We left the money for the wine on our table and left this establishment. I don’t blame the waiter he was one of only three on the floor in a 100 seat establishment on a Friday night. I can’t comment on he food because we never saw any (not even bread although there are bread plates on the table). I can tell you that as a F&B professional for more than 30 years that the management/ owners have no business being in the hospitality business. There was no apparent organization, the wait staff is poorly trained and understaffed. Don’t waste your money or your time trying this establishment. It was a wasted hour of my life I will never get back. If there was an opportunity to rate this restaurant experience as a zero that would have been a more appropriate rating.
Service was slow. The food was ok but a bit pricey for what you get. Will give it a second chance if they correct the service and time.
Took 45 minutes for the drinks to arrive, and had to send one back.
One entree didn’t have the advertised ingredients ( seviche) and the “lomo saltado” came without the meat!!!! The waiter took back to the kitchen and they fixed.
Staff is friendly but they lack training.
The dessert was super.
First drinks took over 20 minutes. Subsequent rounds were faster, not sure why the delay on the first round as they were not busy at all. The Manchego Cheese appetizer was good, but could have been much better. Half the olives and something else on the plate would have helped. Also, the humus was excellent, but you need to service it with more then two croutons. The waitress did bring more when asked, but why should we have to wait for her to bring more? The tuna tartar was very disappointing. It was more accurately avocado tartar. Very bland, was expecting something much more flavorful based on description. Also, the tuna was improperly prepared. It had the tough white tendon running all through it and it hung from pieces like a string when picked up with the fork. The churrasco appeared and tasted as though it had been precooked and then thrown on the grill again. Served with just a smear of chimichurri on the plate. The yuca was slightly undercooked. The place is beautiful, and it had a nice ambiance. Our server was super friendly and helpful. Homestead really needs a place like this, but the kitchen definitely needs some work, and a new chef.
I would recommend FourEight but tell my friends to wait a while to go. Our waitress was not well trained and even the the restaurant was new, they did not have some things we wanted. We ordered some wine only mohave the waitress come back and tell us there was none of that wine. Then, my husband reached for the bread and I had to find her and let her know and she never came to hep us clean up. I had to go to the hostess stand and ask for extra napkins to clean up. Our waitress never changed our tablecloth but did bring us some paper napkins after we had already cleaned up. We asked to split a caesar salad and it was very good, then we each ordered the same entree but she only brought us one. When told we had ordered two, she went back to the kitchen to put an order in for another, and of course, mine was cold by the time she brought it. It seemed as if she just didn't care. The food was very good but we don't speak Spanish and the whole menu was in Spanish and we didn't know what anything was... I think you need time to get organized or have your people trained better. We loved the ambience and believe Homestead needs a restaurant like this in downtown but if service doesn't improve I don't know what will happen. Please improve your help, your service, and expand your menu so there's something for everyone.
The strawberry margarita was not good at all. It tasted like a flat sprite with purée. The bartender wanted to make good so he made a traditional margarita, and it was much better. The shrimp ceviche was a huge disappointment. The shrimp were pretty much raw and I had to send it back. The server was nice but very inexperienced. The portions of everything are very very small. The restaurant is really beautiful inside with an impressive modern decor, however they won't survive in Homestead with small portions and such a limited menu. I'm a huge foodie who frequents restaurants, particularly high end ones. I was really excited about a new spot in Homestead, but I honestly was very disappointed.
A chicken entrée' was undercooked, near the bone. Not noticed until almost done with meal; dessert was offered by the waiter, but denied. The calamari app was mushy and chewy, virtually unpalatable. Observed a food server/waiter using the lavatory, washing his hands properly, but then spending a minute and a half styling his hair and ponytail with his previously washed hands. He did not rewash them before leaving the rest room; I then realized/observed that he wore his serving apron into and out of the bathroom, and then proceeded directly into the kitchen to load and carry out a tray of prepared meals to a table without changing his apron or washing his hands. There is a trip hazard adjacent to the front door and the hostess station. The floor rises there, without any floor/viewable markings to indicate the sudden elevation change. Finally, even after requested to change the station, the bartender continued to watch UFC on the bar TVs, which I feel is an inappropriate choice in a restaurant/lounge of the type this one is trying to be. The bartender was literally the only person in the bar/restaurant watching this incredibly violent program. This was second try at this new facility and I do not expect to try again.
It is a beautiful restaurant and the service was great. We went on a Thursday night so it was rather empty however it still was a wonderful experience. My only complaint is that my husband ordered the porterhouse steak medium well and it kept coming back too bloody. He's a chef so he ended up putting it in a to-go box and cooking it when he got home. Other than that, it was good. I had the salmon and kale, delicious!