Malibu Farm Miami Beach

4.2
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334 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Bright and airy, the South Florida outpost of Helene Henderson's Californian restaurant is the epitome of laid-back luxury. Directly overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Malibu Farm Miami boast simple farm-to-table dining that is fresh, organic, and locally, sourced whenever possible. From the homemade garbanzo beans hummus, to the soy ginger skirt steak and a house favorite the broccoli mashed potato, the thoughtful menu invites guest to delight in the beauty around them. An extensive selection of wines and crafted cocktails can be enjoyed at the long bar or within the spacious dining area.
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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was overpriced. The brioche seems a few days old, the salad tasted bland, the service was rushed. Definitely not worth the price.

MC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ordered fish tacos, crab cakes and cauliflower pizza but the pizza was the best. Unfortunately they brought it all out at once so food got cold. Also - the live singer was on during the hour we were there and it wasn’t great. She is trying to have a good time and enjoy her performance time but I don’t think 3pm on a Sunday is a good time slot. Maybe something earlier for the younger crowd that is brunching with friends. Overall the experience was so so.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Everything and I mean everything was served cold. Drinks were very watered down. Burgers were undercooked.

B
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went for brunch— glad we chose indoor seating. The atmosphere was clean yet cozy. Outside was super noisy. The food was super expensive and although the place calls itself organic I saw no real proof of it being organic. For instance, the descriptions neevr mentioned anything being organic. The closest was grass fed beef. That said the food was very good and the portions were large. If you like avocados and medium spicy the avocado pizza was amazing.
Kids loved it, husband and I loved it. Gratuity includes the meal was $183.53 for 5 of us— for brunch.

BR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Would recommend but only for lunch.
Very sad at night.

JF
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very good for “healthy” food. Chicken burger was surprisingly good.

I’d prefer food a bit more unhealthy, however.

AG
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Initial seating outside in the blast zone of a ventilation system but later was able to move to a better table. The coconut curry fish for two was amazing and tender. This was the best fish we had in some time. Potatoes were equally delicious. Dany , our waiter, was superb. Very attentive, knows the menu and works hard for all of his customers.

s
New York Area
266 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Nicest place to eat in Miami Beach with view of the ocean. Food is average and very expensive

OT
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I went there in a sunday afternoon. I made a reservation at three pm and they could not seat me before I do not why. Guests with no reservation were put down in a waiting list and seated before...
Salmon pizza was really food. Food runners did not know which table the food was going to. So the pizza went for a ride before landing on out table.

Dj on the trays made the entire restaurant to noise.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good waitress who made our experience fun. Food was really great!

TC
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rare oceanfront spot. Super service.

s
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We came here for a romantic date so that we could see the gorgeous full moon over the ocean. Unfortunately the lights at Malibu Farms and boardwalk are extremely bright making the ambiance not ideal. They could easily improve this by adding candles to the table instead of the bright white lights. The very bright lighting made the ocean hard to see so it was not a focal point of our evening. There was also a large family with small kids in the booth right behind us which makes sense being a hotel, but it wasn't a very intimate space to have a romantic meal. We enjoyed the house wine and we enjoyed the fish cakes cakes. The chicken we thought was very salty. We couldn't eat the Chia pudding it was so bland so we ordered something else. We had to wait about 20 minutes trying to find our server to cash out which put a damper on the end of the evening. Overall we were alittle disappointed. I think this place is better for brunch.

AL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best hummus in the world! The nachos were also to die for! Wish I lived here 💜

DB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We went for a nice brunch on the water. We had been there before in Miami and in Malibu which were both nice experiences. However they had karaoke and loud music the entire Sunday lunch... not what we had expected

SG
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were 2 couples (4 adults ) we each ordered our meal , 3 out the 4 arrived , the 4th was served to the wrong table. The manager did apologize & provided a free drink.
Our waiter was nice but slow serve by the kitchen

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente experiencia, ambiente, servicio, atención! Recomendado al 100%

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OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre food. Nice view. 20% mandatory tip for “my convenience”. Rip off.

a
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an amazing lunch experience after spending the day at the spa - amazing!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, tasty food and kid friendly! My daughter loved her pizza from the kids menu.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

It took forever. The service was so slow! And they automatically added 20% tip, so I couldn’t even tip according to the quality of the service. Very pretty restaurant though and food was good. Pricey cocktails

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice , pricey

Z
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lovely service. Maria was amazing. We were here during the hurricane and she even got a list from the concierge of places we might like to go that night for dinner since we were here over a birthday weekend. Steak sandwich is heavy but amazing.

F
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The setting and service were very good. The food, however, was really bland. I expected much more from a farm-to-table restaurant.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Just because of the location. The cauliflower pizza was just fried cheese.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Went there for a quick bite but there were no booth available to seat. But luckily, their very nice hostess and extremely helpful accommodated us well. A bit overpriced for small bites. 5 fish tacos for $38.
Would go back for the view.

JV
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was really good, however I found that it would take too long to get refill or ask anything to the server

AS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but nothing exceptional. I would rate the value for money as average. Good setting. It's nice to be able to eat outside without being so hot, thanks to the many fans they have. Our waiter was very friendly and good. However, we found the overall kitchen service was slow (everything took a long time to come) although the restaurant didn't seem to be extremely busy.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Birthday Fun

J
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

All good with food and place, experience was great until I noticed I forgot my sunglasses and returned the following day, they didn’t even tried to helped me to look for it ! Zero client centric attitude !

Food was amazing but experience so so

KB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The location was very nice but the food was very expensive for what you got. It was so loud it was difficult to have a conversation.

FS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing but the most important the service was a 100% from the amazing manager to the hosted yo the waiter spectacular the best in Miami

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just a disaster. Don’t recommend this place at all.

RC
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

No aceptaron mi reserva de Miami spice pars el brunch del Domingo!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Don’t get dessert! Otherwise it was fine. Service was mediocre. Food was fresh.

M
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was terrible and the restaurant wasn’t full

s
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Miami Spice. Just as last year, they did not offer the Miami Spice menu until we asked for it, and looking at people at the surrounding tables, none of them had the Spice menu. The menu was essentially the same as last year. We had the nachos and fish tacos - both were good although I think the taco portion was smaller than before. For entrees we had the avocado pizza and chicken burger, both of which were excellent. The fried chocolate cake is their standard dessert and it didn’t disappoint. Other than not providing the Spice menu upfront, my only complaint was the service - it was slow, incorrect dishes were brought to our table, and the entrees did not come at the same time - the burger wasn’t served until after we had already finished the pizza. This would have been ok had we requested it that way but we didn’t. The setting is nice but it was hot and their fans were inadequate. Overall the food was good but the other items need to be improved.

A
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

For the price of the food in relation to the service. I would never go back. By far the worst experience I've had at a restaurant.

Examples:

1. Waiter sold us on the idea of a meal and then said all steaks were sold in less then 2 min. Instead, the waiter should have set the correct expectation and let us know, before hand, if we were ready, before selling the meals to others.

2. Our meal came out at the same time as our appetizer, so the meal got cold. (Instead of the waiter apologizing, the waiter out loud said "wow, the food came out fast, then continued on.")

3. Incorrect orders were placed (The wrong desert came out).

4. When my Fiancé asked the manager where the restroom was, he told her go through the double doors in a rude tone. Our waiter had to apologize for his behavior and give proper instructions.

The few people that were going to go to Malibu Farm, we let them know to save their money and go elsewhere.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, although we felt paying over $20 per person for a burger was a bit pricey.