Melinda's

4.5
136 Reviews
$30 and under
Dining Bar
Melinda's is a casual neighborhood eatery and cocktail lounge situated within a stunning courtyard urban oasis. Our menu features wood fired oven specialties, a raw bar and elevated bar food.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 136 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The place looks cool but the food was very mediocre with a random menu. The oysters were good! But everything else was pretty bland, not worth the expensive prices.

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vipDommyB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Went with a party of 10 for a birthday, was given slow service and never received multiple orders. Was over charged with no explanation. Would not recommend check out better spots like sugarcane or beaker and grey where they value their customer.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! And the service was outstanding.

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chechotrip
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

First time was awesome, second time was not. A not so good moscow mule, and our tacos (both steak and fish) arrived cold. Place is beautiful though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Worst margaritas I’ve ever had. We got in the service was kind of slow to begin with and then our server never put in our order and switch us to a different server in the middle and when we asked for our meal the server said oh it looks like the prior server did not put it in the system. The second server was very nice but the food was still very bad. I mean it’s a cute place but go at your own risk. If you go maybe just have a beer or a glass of wine yeah but the food I wouldn’t recommend. Unless they change the chef and the bartenders.

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GenishaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sara was great! Enjoyed my experience from beginning to end. Thanks 💕

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MrsHerrera
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All food items were delicious and ambiance was lovely! Never waited too long for dishes to hit the table and service was great! Josh was great!

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vipOPStevens
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We had dinner at Melinda's prior to a show at the Arsht Center, an easy 3 block walk. The space is wonderful - we sat on the plant-filled patio, which is a very interesting, green space. It was happy hour, so pizzas were only $6, and cocktails were $9. The cocktail menu was great, and we all loved what we had. Our group ordered steak tacos, pizzas from the happy hour menu, and wings from the happy hour menu. Overall they have a very limited menu - it's mainly bar food. The pizza was just OK; the tacos and wings were pretty good. Would highly recommend Melinda's for drinks and nibbles, and it would be a cool place to hang out for a few hours. For dinner we will likely try another option in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super chill place, everybody seems happy 💕 love this place 100% recommended 👍🏻 Mahi Mahi tacos are beyond good and fresh oysters

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ShonTeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food2service1ambience5

I visited Melinda’s on a Friday night as my girls and I visited from New Jersey. If your looking for a cute place to vibe and take pictures this is Absolutely the place.

We were greeted by an attentive, and beautiful host named Adriana she was actually the best parts of the experience.

The food was lackluster. I would not recommend the oysters (any of them) all seasoning no taste. The margarita pizza was simply a cheese pizza with some basil on top. Definitely was not expecting that.

The restaurant turned into a lounge at 12pm. However, the music was very sci-fi techno. It had a red light alley way where people would go and indulge in whatever they were doing back there. I would recommend going back there after 1am for safety reasons. The bar in the lounge was extremely overpriced. We paid $96.00 for three Casamigos shots, a Red Bull and a ginger ale. The Bartender also charged my party of 3 a 18 percent gratuity and indicated on the receipt we were a party of 6 when it was only three of us.

Overall, I would return to see the host Adriana. She is a gem to Melinda’s. I wouldn’t order anything but the guacamole and tacos and I would not go into the lounge or order any shots. Definitely just a spot for some pictures and the Ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Enjoyed the atmosphere’

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SarahCourt
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic local favorite spot with great ambiance, music, drinks and service! Parking still a bit sketchy in a Miami way but otherwise wonderful and worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Bebidas a punto, nada extraordinario pero tampoco malas.
Los tacos de pescado eran más guacamole que pescado y no tenían salsas para los tacos (hay más variedades pero 0 salsas).

Para una cena romántica el volumen es muy alto pero para noche de copas, me parece ideal con ese techno de fondo.

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vipLivetoeat
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Immediately put it on my Google list for spots in Miami to revisit. The oysters were soooo good and the pizza was decent. I’m from NY so it takes really special pizza to make it to the ‘great’ ‘delicious’ ‘best’ category. Be it as it may - I would absolutely come back. The ambiance is so perfect and beautiful. Definitely a cute date spot. Service is was good! Could be better but - could be worse.

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vipMattP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!!

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vipwinejourney
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very proper mixologist make Fantastic cocktails.
Great vibe. My food was excellent.
Live music down nights and party in the back other nights (remember the Pickle).

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Andrea
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a Gem!!!! Amazing vibe, amazing oyster and the pizza is absolutely my favorite dish (I'm Italian 100%!!!!)
Can't wait to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good vibes

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Nighthawk
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Portions were small but pricey. Cool restaurant vibe though.

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Mars
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour, although the music did get a bit loud as there is a night club behind the restaurant. But great food and beautiful place.

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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
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and some jazz. Highly Recommended!

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vipMarilynM
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

highly recommend this restaurant. Great service and food

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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

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vipBeatrizH
Las Vegas
17 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
San Diego
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

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 4.5 stars by 136 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.