Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club

4.6
122 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Once the name of The Surf Club’s restaurant prior to its reimagination, chosen for evoking the leisurely lifestyle of an Italian summer, Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club celebrates its place as the best oceanfront dining experience in the Miami Beaches, offering a menu of simple and authentic Mediterranean cuisine from sunrise to sunset, prepared by Executive Chef Antonio Mermolia. Delight in the largest selection of Champagnes in Miami and an exciting mixology program led by Head Bartender Valentino Longo at The Champagne Bar.

On Sundays, Lido’s sun-kissed terrace sets the scene for the La Dolce Vita Brunch with live music and Southern Italian traditions served tableside. The alfresco experience begins with an aperitivo and assortment of charcuterie, cheeses and hand-cut Crudo served family-style. To follow, Chef Mermolia shares his favorite specialty dishes, and for the main, Mediterranean takes on classic brunch fare. The finale, the Dulcis in Fundo dessert room.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 122 people are saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good
Service was incredibly slow at the bar and for dinner
Restaurant was not full, so didn’t understand the very slow service and lack of attention during dinner.

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vipCarolynW
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner here and enjoyed a lovely evening. Mario was our wonderful server and recommended great choices. We had the citrus endive salad, split a delicious four cheese pizza, and each ordered a pasta dish. The food was really really good and service was great!

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vipAlejandroL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Such a beautiful place … so NOT what you would expect from a Four Seasons restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular

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HectorG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience5

We ordered the tuna tartare and it took like 45 min, we were starving. Because of that we went to another place

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vipGaetanoC
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outstanding service provided by our waiter “Mario” and as we expected Chef Antonio Mermolia continues to do an amazing job !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceanfront veranda is the best!

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SYLVIAF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The terrace dining at the Lido is always such a refined but casual experience. The staff is superb and the setting just beautiful. The lunch menu could use a few more items or rotating daily specials, but the quality is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We made a reservation at 9:45, as soon as we sat the waiter told us that the kitchen was closing in a few minutes, still can't understand that the restaurants take late reservations and sit you down and tell you kitchen is closing....food was good, we used to love le sirenus, same chef, so good food, expensive, but good. TERRIBLE service and attitude from our waiter though....

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vipExcellent
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, drinks were great, ambiance is unmatched. Service was ok and portions were small.

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AngieP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The food was very bland and very expensive. The service was amazing however, so that reflects the price point a little better. The chicken entre and the pasta with clams were both just “ok”. Would not recommend if you are hungry. The portions are insanely small as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Service was great. Definitely very small portions for the price, but that’s the four seasons.

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vipYByb
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We go to Lido every week. This time, the service and food were shockingly deteriorated. They forgot our appetizer, started serving entree. After being pointed out, they took the entree back and brought appetizer. After we finished our belated appetizer before being served entree, they came to ask if we were finished and wanted coffee or desserts. We told servers we hadn't being served entree yet. They then brought our entree, but the cold one from 40 min ago which they tried to serve us before appetizer. They kept coming back if we'd like another same drinks 4 times, after we said yes 4 times to different servers. The chicken and potatoes were so sour like they had gone bad. Not even one apology for the horrible service and mismanagement. The waitress we kept asking for to talk about the horrible service never came back to our table. Other servers said she was busy inside and couldn't come out to us when we pointed out all the mishaps. A fine dining place @ a 5 star hotel serving appetizers and entrees in wrong orders, asking customers about desserts before bringing entree, re-serving cold entree from 40 min ago after they made a mistake, telling frustrated regular customers that our server is too busy to come to take our comments/requests, is simply not acceptable. Management needs to work up service and fix the too-sour or gone-bad chicken dish with vinegar soaked or gone-bad potatoes. It was literally the worst chicken and potatoes we've had in our life and the worst service we've experienced at Lido and any other 5 star hotels' restaurants. It's time for the company to have a serious meeting among the restaurant team not to let this happen again, because the company will lose customers at this rate.

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vipMarinaA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend it.

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DanielT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to brunch at Lido facing the Ocean.

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vipSoprano
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The hosts were not very welcoming and clearly had empty tables tables outside while they attempted to restrict their use to only their residents and hotel guests. While I understand the need for some priorities, I don’t understand the clearly communicated restriction of the outdoor tables to only their residents and hotel guests while as it turned out several tables were available. Perhaps it’s because they were so severely understaffed outside to provide expedient service? Perhaps it’s just the host exuding control and catering to those who tip a lot to get a table. We had two kids under 6 who we would not feel comfortable allowing to dine indoors with Covid concerns, so after some pleasing on my part, the host procured a table after a 10min wait, but clearly indicated that would happen only one time. The food was truly excellent and we’d love to continue to dine there as locals, but with such preferential treatment to only the hotel guests, we have a hard time recommending this experience to clients who are not staying in the property. Perhaps the Four Seasons doesn’t care which would be inconsistent with their brand.

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vipMattP
London
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely place, good service, food was just above average

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vipJoeV
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not an extensive menu, but what is on it is excellent. We had the Branzino and Pasta with clam sauce, both excellent. Tuna tartare was fabulous and the beet tartare likewise. Prices were not cheap, but this is the Four Seasons.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent!!

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vipfourdiamonds
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the top ambiance, delicious food, excellent service. Looking forward to returning.

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viprogerm
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a beautiful lunch outdoor on the terrace overlooking the beach area. The chilled pea soup was superb and we both enjoyed the rare tuna club. We look forward to returning and bringing out of town friends and family.

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LisaW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere small portions and bland food. The Wine is very mediocre for the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent, but we reserved for outdoors and this was not honored. Disappointing.

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vipGrandvw
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Property in ALL Southern Florida.
Staff is Professional, Attentive and Caring.

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vipLindsayL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with great food and wine selections

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Mother’s Day Lunch

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sergeyl
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere.

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vipIgnacioB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian food at its finest, elegant set up, great execution, attentive service, sophisticated ambiance...Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Miami. Amalfi Vibes, one of a kind!

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vipWolfgangTravels
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant with outside seating, overlooking the pool area, beach and ocean. Delicious food and outstanding service. Elegant and chic setting.

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RonG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food a great birthday experience. Located in the historic Surf Club.

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vipPicky
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic improvement over La Sirenuse (the former name of the restaurant). Same fantastic Chef, impeccable service, and incredible wine list, but the food is more accessible and relaxed. I love this place and it will be a frequent destination for me.

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vipshirim
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect place to sit outside and enjoy the poolside and ocean views in luxury. The service was very attentive and the food was fresh. We had the farm salad with shrimp and the hamachi. Paired with a glass of rose it was the perfect light lunch with friends.

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Sabrina
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, the food was very good and the service was excellent

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vipClaudiaK5
Mexico City
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! The Pizza is 72hr fermentation dough, amazing! My favorite . Great selection of Mediterranean dishes. Key Lime pie the best in town!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The steak tagliatelle was fatty and nervy ( not really tagliata style.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 5 restaurants in Miami hands down

Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club
Responded on April 27, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your recent culinary experience at Lido Restaurant. We couldn't be more thrilled to hear that we have made your top five list in all of Miami - that is cause for celebration, perhaps a martini at The Champagne Bar before your next visit to Lido Restaurant! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warmest regards, Alessio Anedda Restaurant Manager

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DanielT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

An oasis on the Miami Beach coast in Surfside. The right mix of tradition and ambiance.

Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club
Responded on April 27, 2021

Dear DanielT, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such lovely feedback on your recent visit to our oceanfront dining oasis. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your culinary journey and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lido Restaurant very soon. Warmest regards, Alessio Anedda Restaurant Manager

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viplobsterlover
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

lovely but expensive

Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club
Responded on April 27, 2021

Dear LobsterLover, Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your recent dining experience. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you again sometime soon. Warmest regards, Alessio Anedda Restaurant Manager

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Michele
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11/10 amazing food and experience!!

Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club
Responded on April 27, 2021

Dear Michele, We appreciate the lovely review of your recent visit to Lido Restaurant. We couldn’t be more pleased to hear that the dishes and overall experience was incredible and we hope to welcome you back soon for dinner or our La Dolce Vita brunch. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. Sincerely, Alessio Anedda Restaurant Manager

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AlexanderS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food is subpar, have now been a couple of times and tried a variety of appetizers and entrées all very poor. Not service or food is remotely close to their previous restaurant Le Sirenuse.

Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club
Responded on May 4, 2021

Dear AlexanderS, Thank you for taking the time to provide this honest feedback. With our continued and unending dedication to the highest level of service, quality and professionalism, I am deeply sorry that we did not meet your expectations during your dining experience. We take all feedback and concerns very seriously, and I would love the opportunity to discuss this with you further and will follow up with contact details. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Warmly, Alessio Anedda

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Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club is rated 4.6 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

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