Nautilus Cabana Club

4.4
54 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Live Music
  • Sunday Lunch
Designed with mid-century roots, the Nautilus Cabana Club offers Mediterranean cuisine with fresh Floridian ingredients featuring an outdoor terrace spanning 1,950 square feet.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:30am; All Day Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, All Day Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
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Phone number
(786) 483-2650
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Fuentes
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Cross street
Collins Ave. between 18th St. and 19th St.
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Parking details
Nautilus Hotel Valet-- $12 with restaurant validation.
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Public transit
Collins Avenue & 18th Street
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Special events & promotions
If you would like to cancel your reservation please be advised that it must be done within a 24 hour period of your upcoming reservation or a 50% fee will be charged for each participant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Nautilus Cabana Club can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 54 People Are Saying
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CE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch! Bottomless rose and exceptional food!

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R
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Deludente, buffet scarso. Ambiente non raffinato, poca scelta e scarsa qualita del cibo.

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AH
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I had the branzino and was pretty pleased. Others had the tuna poke and were not happy. The service was mediocre at best. Server barely spoke English and forgot items ordered. Ambiance was nice.

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d
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch on my sister’s bachelorette party and LOVED this place. Great ambiance on the patio, very chic Miami vibes. The food was delicious, and our service was excellent. Just as a heads up, the brunch buffet with the live Cuban band and the $15 bottomless Rosé is only available on Sunday. Saturday brunch is just the regular brunch/lunch menu with no drink specials.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Beach/Pool feel — not dining room standards.
Bartender was excellent.
Presentation could have had more crispness and energy.

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H
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Excellent service in a beautiful setting! Dishes were abundant and tasty, lots of vegetarian choices. Kids liked it a lot!

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A
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I wish this restaurant had an à la carte menu to compliment their Sunday Brunch buffet. The offerings, though good quality and attentively curated for diverse palette, were nothing out of this world. I have seen bigger spreads at friends' homes when invited over for Sunday breakfast.

Service is friendly and relaxed, but could have been more attentive.

Skip brunch and go for the live Cuban music, overpriced cocktails and pool side views. Those alone are worth the price of admission.

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Y
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time eating here, I recommend 100%.
The service was great, food delicious, ambiance beautiful.
Definitely going back.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Only problem is that if you do sit outside there can be people smoking who are seated by the outdoor pool at the hotel. I needed to move inside to finish my meal.

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S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Miserabler Service. Weder die Getränke, noch das Essen wurden richtig bestellt. Der Drink konnte wegen fehlenden Zutaten nicht produziert werden. Der Mixer war auch defekt. Der Hauptgang kam vor der Vorspeise. Der Wein schmeckte nach Essig und war mindestens 2-3 Tage offen. Diese Restaurant ist das schlechteste Erlebnis in Miami, das wir in 14 Tagen erlebt hatten. Nie wieder gehen wir dort hin. Schlimm. Kein Wunder, dass wir um 21 Uhr die einzigen Gäste waren.

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Miami
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We attended to the "Rosé Sunday Brunch" and it was really nice.
Nice atmosphere, Live band with good music, nice food buffet with good choice of Mediterranean salads, grilled salmon, meat, dessert, and a bottomless of French Rosé for 55++
Will definitely go back!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super gsi, milds fleisch, nette bedienumg, ein genuss.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

For how expensive brunch was you would think the service would be better.

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JP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch stayed for the afternoon DJ. The staff is great. The space is fantastic. Food and drinks are on point and the DJ, Miss Eddy Pink, was one of the best we've seen on South Beach. A great vibe. Guaranteed to have a fun afternoon! This is going to become our regular "Sunday Funday" spot.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for Easter brunch yesterday and it was wonderful. They also had an Easter bunny and egg hunt for the children. Really lovely

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N
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Major let down. I see why Chef Alex left!

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B
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My husband and I were staying at the hotel and wanted a romantic meal after a long day- the host was charming and accommodated our request to move tables, but our waitress was scattered and kept dropping the ball. The restaurant is very pretty but was almost empty for dinner on a Sat- not a good sign. We ordered 6 appetizers/salads and asked her to pace them since we also ordered a bottle of champagne and wanted to enjoy ourselves. 20 mins later all 6 plates showed at once... we expressed our dissatisfaction and they took three back. Still it was too much going on at once, hot/cold/ceviches and mussels together. Threw off the meal pace and we never got back on track. She was nice but also not super responsible about messing up. Missing utensils, slow getting a new bottle of water. There were perhaps five other tables. Wouldn't go back. Next day it looked like a fun rowdy brunch spot, definitely more appropriate for an inexpensive casual meal than a $300 dinner. Disappointed

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very solid for Miami breakfast by the pool. Always expensive but no more than others. Service very accommodating!

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f
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Simple fresh dishes, well prepared and delicious

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Menu seemed less interesting than it did when we first visited Driftwood. Waiter was nice-but seemed to be going through the motions. My entree was good- but was missing something. We made it a point of returning this trip as we enjoyed it so last year. Don't plan on retuning next trip as South Beach has so many excellent choices.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was terrible. 3 people serving us only one was helpful. They forgot our food The quality of food wasn't bad but the preparation was bad. I have never been to a restaurant where they have the silverware directly on the table and not on a napkin. It was put on a bare marble table. Marble being porous imagine the germs on the table. Very unappetizing.

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h
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal in SoBe- we had the mussels appetizer which was very tasty- also the calamari was excellent. I had the filet au poivre- was very tasty but large ......I couldn't finish. My husband enjoyed the churrasco and yuca frita. Our son had the kids meal grilled cheeseburger and fries- perfect family dinner w selections for everyone . Great wine list to choose from. Service was great. Hip but laid back atmosphere - Highly recommend this restaurant!

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VB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Was there on my Birthday and it was really slow really quiet and a loud staff . Although the food was ok i wouldn't go there again.

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WS
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

First visit - pleasantly surprised. Food was bright and flavorfully innovative. Service was very good and attentive, although the room was not busy.

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m
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best part about the restaurant was our waitress, Tonya. Very very nice and professional - helped us out with food options and was very knowledgeable.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good ambiance, service, food quality as well as innovation on the plates.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice and delicious dinner in this quiet, romantic outdoor place!!!

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KS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been dying to try Alex Guarnaschelli's new hot spot, and it did not disappoint. Everything that I tasted was delicious, starting off with Moroccan mussels, and rounding the meal out with the most sublime passion fruit donuts!! Can't wait to go back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was not good, it was practically empty and the waitress was never available. We asked for four drinks at the end of the night and it took 25 minutes to get 4 shots. It is too bad that the service was so horrible as the food was decent.

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Miami
28 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Well executed food with a very slow kitchen in a good outdoor hotel location on the Ocean strip. If this were a neighborhood restaurant with a quick kitchen, I would give 4 stars. Waiter was well trained and attentive. Food was well executed but with a limited menu. These hotel based restaurants generally are higher priced destinations SoBe. You really can't walk there unless you are staying at one of the big tourist hotels. You not only pay for parking but have to wait for valet. It's more of a casual poolside restaurant with good food that should have been South of Fifth.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, very simple but everything was perfect.

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with the Calamari - it was delicious. At our table we had the branzini, lobster, and shrimp. The lobster was SO good - we actually ordered another one. For dessert we had the passion fruit donuts - WOW. Our server was fabulous (I don't remember his name). He found out I was a huge Alex Guarnaschelli fan, so he brought out the chef to meet us, which is her right hand man - so sweet! Fabulous meal and experience.

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L
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish crudo appetizer excellent
Brussels sprouts side dish yummy
Attentive service
And they know how to serve a good English tea!!
As a hotel guest it was a very convenient way to eat in. The outdoor seating has a nice ambiance and on a Wednesday night around 8:30 there were only about 4 other parties dining, so a good choice when you aren't seeking a scene.

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S
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking forward to trying the Driftwood Room and was not disappointed! We started with oysters which were incredibly fresh as well as mushroom crostini which was also excellent. For the main course I kept it simple with a burger which as well prepared and tasty along with fries that were excellent. We finished with passion fruit doughnuts which were to die for! The service from David was excellent and Alex herself came by even though she'd had a long weekend with the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

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GL
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

New restaurant, so still quiet. Food is served super quickly.
Inside and outside sitting.
Cocktails are super good!! Starters too, namely the provoletta and lamb kabobs! The seafood fritatta is also tasty, but deep fried.
Entrees: there are a few options only, but the food is well prepared! Loved the brussels sprouts side!
Dessert: the hazelnut and chocolate cake is a good one.

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the baked provolone, cold water lobster, and passion fruit doughnuts. All delicious. Perfect date spot.

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G
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

lovely setting and was very pleasant on my first night due to being next door to my hotel. Drawbacks are a VERY limited menu however and, while good overall, not as outstanding as the famed chef's reputation would have led me to expect.

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M
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We stumbled on this gem because of Open Table and we just loved it. Wonderful food al fresco on beautiful South Beach. We had an obnoxious neighbor who affected the ambiance but it was an otherwise romantic place to dine.

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L
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Limited menu. Skip the signature appetizers except for the burrata. Excellently grilled fish. Food came a bit too fast. Did not even touch my drink when the appetizer arrived. Entrée immediately followed.

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JC
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with the food. Went with my wife and another couple. Although the place is nice and the service was great, we would not come back due to the less than impressive food. Just OK, nothing to write home about.

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