Melinda's

4.6
116 Reviews
$30 and under
Dining Bar
Located in the heart of Miami's Omni District, Melinda's is a casual neighborhood eatery and cocktail lounge situated within a stunning courtyard orchid garden. Our menu features wood fire oven specialities and a raw bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 116 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely, quaint place. Definitely worth discovering.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the rib-eye it was enough to share it with my girlfriend, it was so delicious!!!!!!!

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StanJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Didn’t love the food. Everything was average at best. Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

They are listed on spice. They had no spice menu. So loud like a night club at 6:30 pm. Food was very good.

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Peterk
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Poor service. Got moved repeatedly.

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Joy1
West Palm Beach
41 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cool outdoor vibe. Branzino tacos were delicious.

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adrn
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

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RICKG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and some jazz. Highly Recommended!

MM
vipMarilynM
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

highly recommend this restaurant. Great service and food

JB
vipJoeB
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots in Miami- always good service, great ambiance, and great food.

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raquellet
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food! Loved the plants on the patio and the service was super attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday and it was an amazing experience. Everyone who worked there was amazingly friendly and such a great atmosphere. Drinks were great!

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DenisR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and it was like eating in a garden!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were great - thanks Karen and Dee

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liz is amazing!! She seamlessly coordinated a big, last minute birthday dinner and was so sweet & helpful the entire time. The birthday wouldn’t have been so successful without her!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food,I love this place.

10/10

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Melinda’s was great! From the quality of the food, service from the waiter, visual of the outdoor restaurant space and the live music - it was as they say these days, “a vibe”. Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Large party for a birthday celebration! Great vibes and staff did a pretty good job with service and drinks

BH
vipBeatrizH
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! My only complaint is that the music is extremely loud... if you are planning to have a conversation it ain’t happening. I would suggest that the music plays at a decent volume from 8-10 pm and start raising the colume after that... but in our case it was a friends dinner to catch up from 7-10... we could t hear each other.

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were at Melindas for over two hours and still had not gotten our food of mediocre tacos and pizza. Our drinks took an hour as well and when we asked for water we were told they were busy and they’d get to it when they could, even though the restaurant was half full. Worst service I’ve ever had and would not recommend to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at melinda’s. The menu has something for every taste and the cocktails were excellent and unique. Our waitress was very friendly and professional and excellent at explaining the menu items. There is a loud speakeasy in the back with a DJ and bar-you are free to go through the curtained entrance and take part. The interior and atmosphere was very cool and friendly and lush. It is part outdoor. A really unique experience. I highly recommend. Hardly anything in Miami comes close in its atmosphere and presentation.

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The garden is just lovely. The added bonus of some wonderful music and singer were special

JD
JaneDoe
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was slow and the food was average. It has a nice ambience. Go for a cocktail but skip the food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice place. Music was obnoxiously loud.

EG
EladioG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was very good, except the portions were small

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love

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Treni29
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great! We had reservations and were seated right away even though we were 15 mins late. It's outdoors but partially covered. It had rained so my seat was wet. Restrooms were clean. Server was friendly and our food came out fast. We had ceviche and pizza and they were both delicious. Ordered a cocktail with mezcal tequila and a shot of mezcal tequila.....Disgusting! Server offered to take it back and remove from our bill. It was loud and energetic and a band was playing but we didn't enjoy the music. Overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was alright, could have used better flavors for the wings. Pizza was alright too. The drink that I ordered that had coffee liqueur, I specifically asked please make it only if the bartender can add milk because I can’t handle strong flavors of espresso and liqueur. She assured me that milk will be added and low and behold, nope that was not in it. She never asked how was my drink and we were never asked how was our food. When we went there were not a lot of people and not many even while we were eating. A lot more servers but yet service was slow. Also, good service would be to check in with customers how is the food, drink etc.
No plans to visit again and no plans to recommend this place. We were visiting from out of town, thinking this would be a great experience.
A lot can be improved.

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juliettech
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My favorite place. Great jazz band and love the plants.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was okay... waiter took long to take the orders, give us cutlery and plates, the food took long to come and it was cold.

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GabbDS
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance of the place was beautiful and cool even. The noise level was insane, having to yell at my husband across the table. The hostess at the front is not very inviting. Our waitress was nice enough, but we didn’t see her very much. The food was underwhelming (well my husband’s pepperoni pizza was good, but come on) and our drinks were sub par to say the least. Almost $200 and I wish I could get at least 60% of it back. Cool vibes though and the second DJ played a couple of good really loud songs before we left.

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Mookie
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Very refreshing oysters and cocktails and an amazing happy hour. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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Chachy
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Happy hour is always great here , live music fun .
Great for a large group of friends , even for a date night
Food , I wish happy hour food menu had more options .
Overall , I always have a great time at this hidden gem

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vipMartinK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

2 hrs before our reservation we were called and told: they would hold the table for a max of 10 min; we would not be seated until all 6 were present; and we could only have the table for 1 and 1/2 hrs. We were not told this at the time of making the reservation. When we ALL arrived ON TIME, we were told we were on a 3O MIN WAIT for our table. This is not a special place and certainly not worth putting up with this treatment.

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AlejandroGF
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, great atmosphere and great music. Really good food and excellent cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful staff and tasty food.. love the vibe

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Nizar
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is Will pregnant? (Check his Instagram).

Seriously though, bartenders and staff, bless you all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food was delicious and service was great but music too loud. Couldn’t carry a conversation without screaming. Shame bc food was delicious.

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JessicaGriffin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Annaleese (spelling) was the nicest person and so helpful and patient. She informed us the oysters may take awhile (they didn’t take long at all), she charged my phone. The whole atmosphere is magical & you feel like you’ve stepped out of the city into an amazing little jazz garden. Do not miss this place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were absolutely amazing! Great service and ambiance. Highly recommend this place!

FAQs

Melinda's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Melinda's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 377-2277.

Melinda's is rated 4.6 stars by 116 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.