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Delicious dishes, salmon, steak, burrata, pizza - Ocean Bistro, Miami Beach, FL

Ocean Bistro

4.2
4.2
33 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Delicious Italian-inspired seafood restaurant in the heart of South Beach on Ocean Drive. Classic home-made dishes made fresh to order. Try our thin crust pizza, signature pastas, seafood platters or our famous paella.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Italian, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–11:45 pm Tue, Wed 4:30 pm–11:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 673-1199
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private area for dinners that wish to have an exclusive event. Email us at oceanbistro1320@gmail.com and we can accommodate your event. Perfect for birthdays, anniversary, reunions and more. Music, drinks and full menu available.
  • Neighborhood
    South Beach
  • Cross street
    Ocean Drive & Collins Ave, 13th Street & 14TH Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami Beach

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Miami Beach

    Romantic

  • Miami Beach

    Great for scenic views

33 Reviews
  1. MichaelS

    Caribbean

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Both mahi mahi and red snapper dishes were under seasoned and over cooked. Sauteed veggies were good, as was the calamari. Service very slow and inconsistent. It's a one and done.

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  2. LunaK

    NRW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great evening. The burgers were delicious.

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  3. KimM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Miami for the International Boat Show and wanted some good seafood. As we walked in, we met the manager who recommended the lobster ravioli and grilled branzino. Both were AMAZING! Best lobster ravioli I've ever had. Thank you.

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  4. StanC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was amazing, my wife and I ate here on a date night night and we both had fish meals the Red snapper and the Bronzino both dishes were so good we went back again a few days later! The location was great and right near the beach with plenty of opportunity to people watch which we love. I would eat here again on a heart beat which I will next time we are in Miami. The staff were very pleasant and accommodating as well.

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  5. MichaelL

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good experience. Good food and drinks. Service could be a little bit more and attentive. 20% Gratuity is automatically added.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely fabulous. The penne cream vodka sauce was one of the best I’ve ever had. We were sitting right next to the boardwalk so it was loud and a little cold, but overall a lovely experience.

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  7. VictoriaD

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Un desastre. Completamente engañada con la propuesta del 31. Fui especialmente a reservarlo y pregunté exactamente si el 31 podríamos quedarnos a ver los fuegos de artificio. La reserva fue a las 21 y 21:45 me pidieron que me retire de la mesa que estaba reservada. No fue lo acordado. Era una noche especial. Nunca más volveré.
    Ocean BistroResponded on February 6, 2024
    Hi Victoria, this was an out of the ordinary issue during the 31st of December, which is the busiest night of the year and we had back-to-back reservations. Indeed, as a one time occasion we established time limits along with OpenTable in order to honor all the bookings. We apologize if you felt rushed, our intention is to provide the best service for all guests and offer you an apology if the circumstances could have been handled better. Thank you for sharing your experience and rest assured this was an out of the ordinary case.

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  8. Danielle

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I made a reservation to spend New Year's Eve dinner with my family at this place through Open Table and a night that was supposed to be magical got ruined because the manager/owner only cares about taking people's money and has ZERO customer service. He came to our table while we were still having dinner and said we had to leave as they needed our table for another party. We were at the restaurant for around an hour (Open Table says large parties can stay for 2:30h) We couldn't believe what was happening and we felt SO uncomfortable as we were being kicked out of the place while we still had half a bottle of wine on the table to finish and were planning on ordering desserts. TERRIBLE SERVICE!
    Ocean BistroResponded on February 6, 2024
    This was an out of the ordinary issue during the 31st of December, which is the busiest night of the year and we had back-to-back reservations. Indeed, as a one time occasion we established time limits along with OpenTable in order to honor all the bookings. We apologize if you felt rushed, our intention is to provide the best service for all guests and offer you an apology if the circumstances could have been handled better. Thank you for sharing your experience and rest assured this was an out of the ordinary case.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The inside of the restaurant is basically the hotel’s lobby which is beautiful but crowded too. They use melamine plates, rather unbelievably. The food and service are ok.

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  10. Deborah7

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent server, ambience and good! We will go back !!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was pretty good at this vibrant restaurant. We sat outside where it was windy and loud with music. The server seemed stretched thin so we waited awhile in between her visits but did a good job overall.

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  12. ElizabethW

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food , beautiful bar inside. Nice and helpful waitstaff with calm peaceful music vibe on Ocean Ave!

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  13. Thecritictejas

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service. The experience was fantastic!

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  14. HelenG

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was cold & not good tasting. We waited a long time, in spite of reservation. It is a small place with seating in the lobby & down in basement of a hotel . The decor was cute & eclectic, but the food & service were less than desirable.

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  15. Gontran

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely classy vintage atmosphere, amazing food, and service! Really enjoyed the time we had in Ocean Bistro. We had delicious gnocchi and a seafood special platter that really blew my mind. Osmer, our server was wonderful and very attentive. Definitely coming back :)

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! I really enjoyed my dinner experience. It has a nice and different vibe from other places in ocean drive. Very intimate and pretty for a date or anniversary. I got PEAR RAVIOLI and a paella for 1 that Wilson the manager suggested. Delicious!!!! I was stuffed but worth it. Overall a good price. Will come back!

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  17. JenF

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enio Ivan was a great waiter! He was very attentive and friendly! The salmon was amazing.

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  18. Dennis

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    After looking at the reviews we gave this restaurant a try. Sorry we did. First, the service was fine and the atmosphere being South Beach was entertaining. We had the Mahi and Shrimp Skewers, with mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. The Mahi was okay, nothing special. The shrimp were small, about the size from a box in the grocery’s frozen food section. The potatoes scooped from a pot were hard, cold, and had zero flavor. The sautéed vegetables were small and also had no flavor. You don’t serve food this bad and not know it. I do not recommend wasting your time or money.

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  19. LisaD

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem! Wonderful food, great drinks and both inside and outside dining options. Service was impeccable and an overall perfect experience. South Beach can be a potluck but this place checked all the boxes. Value!

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  20. Oro1

    Atlanta Metro

    264 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    264 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outdoor seating was terrific on famed South Beach Ocean Drive. Service and attentiveness was outstanding. Lobster tail was very feast cooked to perfection. Seafood paella was a little underwhelming..sort of bland. Descent but not flavorful. Service and ambiance still made it a good experience.
    Ocean BistroResponded on October 3, 2023
    Hi Oro1, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your comments and hope to receive you back soon!

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  21. Gregg

    Los Angeles

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was excellent! However, the Miami Spice Menu was not available and the staff was not clear what the special menu.

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  22. LukeK

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good people watching place and lobby of hotel in which it is located nicely done. Good menu. Drinks were OK and they were completely out of Gin which seemed odd. Food was good - no out of ordinary. Service was very slow and unpredictable. Generally a pleasant place but would not be top pick for future.

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  23. OdetteF

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was just okay, had the salmon pasta and it could be more flavourful. The fried shrimp was good just lacking flavour as well.

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  24. GregR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best experiences ever! Owner, manager and server treated us like a king and queen! Food was sensational at prices half other restaurants on South Beach. Lobster was the best we've ever eaten at a great value! would choose to eat there very often if we lived closer.
    Ocean BistroResponded on May 25, 2023
    Hi Greg, it's great to hear you had a great experience! We hope you come back soon as it was lovely to have you as our guest. Thank you for the awesome review!

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  25. barbeer

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner, manager, and server treated us like royalty. Lobster was the best ever eaten and great value. Prices at this restaurant are half other restaurants and service is 100% better - it was so good we came back the next night for dinner again.
    Ocean BistroResponded on May 25, 2023
    Hi Barbeer, thank you very much for leaving a review! We are very pleased you had an awesome experience, it was a pleasure to serve you. Come back soon!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an absolutely wonderful time. Food was fantastic. The service was amazing. We had the filet, oysters, lobster, pasta and pizza. It was all wonderful. Highly recommend. We sat at the table on the street. Perfect view and atmosphere.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eten en bediening was super, helemaal niets op aan te merken.

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  28. michaelm

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and food was excellent. We had the octopus and burrata appetizers. the octopus might have been a little overcooked but still was very good. Our meals, lobster tail and the branzino were amazing. Definitely will come back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mom and I were in Miami for a girls getaway and wanted to dine at the perfect restaurant on Ocean Drive. The Ocean Bistro was just that! The owner couldn’t have been nicer and came around to make sure everything was as we expected. Make sure you try the lobster ravioli and ribeye you won’t be disappointed. I would hands down recommend this establishment to anyone and will definitely return!

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  30. JennieH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was treating my bff to her birthday dinner on her birthday. The food was wonderful but we’re realizing we are in a high rent district and prices are very high. Overall the dinner was very nice and we may come back next week for my birthday. Thank you.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got a suggestion from the breakfast server (we knew her because we stayed there at the hotel), she was lovely and thoughtful and helped us select a great meal! The staff were friendly and kind. Loved our food and the ambiance is great now that the street is closed on that end of the beach!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully restored hotel. I loved the closed street and eating outside on the sidewalk. The service was excellent and the food was good. The salads we had were fresh with ripe tomatoes and avocados, and perfectly grilled shrimp and chicken. The panini’s chicken was a bit overcooked but that was the only issue.

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  33. Maddie

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the Cavalier Seafood Grill and enjoyed some delicious lobster on the cute outdoor patio they have. Service was great and it was entertaining to be there for dinner and immersed in the South Beach night life. Great spot, would go again!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Ocean Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ocean Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 673-1199.

Ocean Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ocean Bistro

1320 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4210

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ocean Drive & Collins Ave, 13th Street & 14TH Street
  • Neighborhood
    South Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–11:45 pm Tue, Wed 4:30 pm–11:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Italian, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (305) 673-1199
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private area for dinners that wish to have an exclusive event. Email us at oceanbistro1320@gmail.com and we can accommodate your event. Perfect for birthdays, anniversary, reunions and more. Music, drinks and full menu available.
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