Malibu Farm Miami Beach

4.1
585 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 585 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday lunch

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vipJoseRuz
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Buen lugar
Buen servicio
Buena comida
Muy sucio el suelo y las sillas , tuvimos que limpiar la mesa nosotros

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vipDawnB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We had a 7.45 reservation. And when we arrived we were rushed and told the kitchen closes at 8. Why would there be an available booking for 7.45. We were rushed and not relaxed

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I was excited to go to this place as I have the cookbook and have several friends rave about the establishment in New York. It is described even in Miami as a “farm to beach” and it was not even close to that. This was literally a beach restaurant with fried food. Nothing from the farm whatsoever. Not sure how this place bills itself as such. Was very disappointed

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vipOtownFoodie
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointing variety of options available. Although I understand in pandemic times it must be difficult to keep a lot of variety on the menu when doing seasonal and fresh items. Sea bass was very good but ‘quinoa rice’ was deceiving as it was rice with small specks of quinoa sprinkled in.
The drinks were very disappointing. My lime mocktail tastes like pure lime juice.
Servers were friendly and open air felt safe but not as distanced as other restaurants we have been to.

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vipDani
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

While the Malibu Farm name was on the door, the experience did not live up to the name. Mediocre hotel food, terrible service, but can’t beat that beach view...

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Prettygood
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. Can’t beat the views or the food.

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vipVegandiner818
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Service was great. Food was mediocre.

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vipRaviG
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service, poor food . Didn’t get items we ordered but still got charged. Place is filthy , nothing like the photos .

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was mediocre at best. Had the corn pizza and nachos for a midday beach snack. Very unimpressed especially for the price. Views and ambience were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place! Food is amazing!!!

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StephanieC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best view and time at Malibu farms! Our server Dany was exceptional and gave us the best recommendations on what to order. The food did not disappoint especially the avocado pizza!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Caesar was the beat !
Don’t like 20% gratuity added. Your Rewarding bad behavior when service not so good.
Unorganized reservation policy
Priority should be for hotel guests. Too many outside people and not enough reservation availability for your own guests.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Well, I have mixed reviews. I was a guest at the hotel and I couldn’t get a reservation for 2 days, unacceptable! While I know it was a weekend and a holiday weekend , I still should have been given priority seating as I was paying $500 to stay in the hotel and resorted to going underground next door for processed food. Caesar was a great waiter ! Food was fairly priced but the added 20% gratuity for all wait staff was stupid. Shouldn’t reward bad performance. Gratuity, if added should be 15% and if deserved for attentive service then up to the customer to reward. Menu choices could have been a bit more especially for those of us with extending stays. It’s challenging with all the construction to leave the hotel so Malibu farm should accommodate those staying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our order never got placed in the system and we sat there for an hour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

DO NOT GO HERE! This was a place we were really excited for and it didn't meet one expectation. Being advertised as a farm to table organic restaurant, this isn't what you will get. We went with a fixed menu, which for this weekend makes sense but they couldn't have been less understanding. We had two members of our party with dietary restrictions that they refused to accommodate and made us still pay the fixed price for things that couldn't be eaten. We spoke to the manager Rachel and she didn't offer one thing to accommodate us. Not even a free round of drinks. Got the wagu steak and that wasn't what we received. Can't even say it was a nice new york strip. Over cooked and didn't meet what we requested. The sides weren't what was listed on the menu. No black truffle and no asparagus. Our vegetarian friend got the curry tofu and it was the smallest piece of tofu with no curry. They Dont care about their customers at all. AVOID.

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vipAlan
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

When reserved on Open Table there was no mention of a pre-fixe menu and upon arrival were told there was no other option. Service was very slow although server was nice. After multiple requests was able to order food for kids off the pre-fixe menu. Only 2 options but I took it. Kids Pasta was a bust. Our meal was good but the food came out very slow. Appetizer soup was a only a cup and served literally in a serving cup.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers were friendly and Dany was the best at recommendations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such friendly service from the hostesses and Marco.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tomato pizza, taste was fresh which arrived to our table quickly. We also tried the Mahi tacos...so good!! A great location. Tables were spaced out nicely for Covid restrictions. We felt safe and enjoyed our time here.

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vipReginaA
Miami
124 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Still a nice destination to enjoy a good meal by the ocean. Wish they would expand their menu even if current dishes are good. Tomato and Avocado pizzas are still delicious as are the few entrees. Overall Service is attentive and good cover-19 healthy safety protocols are followed so we feel safe eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was decent but seemed mediocre for the price. The servers were excellent. When reserving online for a 7:30 dinner I was surprised to learn that the kitchen closes at 8pm. We had to ordered drinks , dinner and dessert right away. I would have preferred to know this when booking and would have likely reserved for 7 pm to avoid this rush

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The presentation of the food was subpar given the price point. Portion sizes were awful. Atmosphere was not as depicted in the online profile. It was very low budget. Given the price point of the restaurant we had higher expectations. Our waiter took our order and we didn’t see him until it was time for our check.

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vipLisaZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was just ok- you go here for the view only. The seating and restaurant looks tired.

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vipJulia
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here for vacation - very pretty!! Food was good but nothing that special tbh. A tad overpriced but that’s what you get when you’re on south beach and at one of those expensive hotel restaurants. Still worth it from my Perspective since every other poolside resort restaurant will be overpriced and prob worse food !
Would def return

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with the girls

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DianeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fabulous and so friendly. The food was fresh and so good!

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ALANU
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

FOOD WAS GOOD NOT GREAT
SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE NOT WORTH THE PRICE
YOUR BASICALLY PAYING FOR THE VIEW

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I am sad to say this, because I have been to the original in Malibu multiple times and love it, but this was unacceptable service accompanied by cold food. I never write reviews but it was so bad that someone needs to know or hear it. Truly a shame.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

It was empty no one there.

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vipgreat
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very crowded, loads of
Hotel guests in large groups without masks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was amazing!!! The menu is very short but the things on the menu are made incredibly well. Highly recommend the avocado pizza and chicken burger!

Malibu Farm Miami Beach
Responded on January 28, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Malibu Farm Miami Beach. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind review of Malibu Farm pointing out the great service and food you enjoyed. We will be sure to share your positive feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Regards, Rachel

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vipMatthewD
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The kitchen was clearly having trouble pacing orders, and the servers seemed understaffed. This was on a busy Sunday afternoon, so YMMV.

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vipGourmand
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Cannot beat the beach front location but wish it had better food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary breakfast

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Took 40 mins to get tap water after we sat down. Nice setting but understaffed and overpriced. $6 to add avocado to a salad

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vipKathrynL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If u are looking for a covid friendly place this is not it!!! Very crowded, few masks. We sat at the table and then decided to leave. We did not feel comfortable here AT ALL!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great overall experience and all food items amongst our party of five were good. Only thing that could improve would be more menu options...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Awful experience. Waited 45 minutes even with a reservation. Service was terrible- very slow. Certain foods were sold out mid afternoom. Overpriced for very mediocre food

FAQs

Malibu Farm Miami Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 961-6043.

Malibu Farm Miami Beach is rated 4.1 stars by 585 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.