Malibu Farm Miami Beach

4.3
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342 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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.4
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious, healthy food perfectly portioned. Love the atmosphere

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service . Mediocre food .

GK
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant only because of its location and ambiance. The food was mediocre and overpriced, the service was friendly but inconsistent.

DD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They ran out of Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving. No apologies, very disappointing. Would not recommend.

SR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined here on Thanksgiving night, and the restaurant was busy. Our server, Ivan, saved the night for us. Apparently, several staff had called out for the night, so they were shorthanded, and upon our arrival, it was clear the host was in over her head. After a wait (with a reservation) we were shown to a table, offered menus and water, without a single word of greeting or smile from anyone who interacted with us. Having worked in very busy restaurants for years, I was disappointed. Then Ivan showed up, and made us feel like we were in his home. He acknowledged the issues, apologized, and then moved on. He kept us smiling through the rest of our meal. The food was exceptional from start to finish, and with Ivan's energy and attitude, we had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner at Malibu Farm.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We went here for Thanksgiving. I was expecting so much more from the pictures and menu. The food was sub par - looked very unappetizing. The stuffing was mushy and the mashed potatoes were tasteless. And I got maybe one morsel of white turkey. The best part of the entire meal was the pies...and even those seemed like they were bought at the local grocery. Very disappointed to say the least. And the restaurant looked like a glorified cafeteria. Not impressed at all. Would not recommend this to anyone. Especially for $60 a plate. What a waste of money!!

FW
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Reserved here for dinner as it was on the Eden Roc/ Nobu Miami property and wanted to eat close by. Struggled to find something that appealed to me on the menu. My husband ordered the Chilean Sea Bass served with quinoa and his dish was very pleasing. My friend ordered a cauliflower pizza and it was not in any way similar to any pizza I have ever seen. She said it was okay. I had a terrible, awful chicken and broccoli quesadilla. There was absolutely not one bite of recognizable chicken or broccoli to be found. The filling was a liquid / puree of those ingredients that was unpleasant in taste, look and consistency. There was a spicy cheese sauce on the side. Couldn't finish it it was so bad. Literally went to bed hungry. Beautiful environment and great service but very pretentious menu.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, but the view was greater. Enjoyed the live performance during Sunday brunch! Wish I knew about the bottomless rose!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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 on November 11, 2019
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
49 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
268 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
40 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.