Ocean Grill at The Setai

4.5
200 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Ocean Grill, formerly known as the Pool and Beach Bar, debuts this season with a new menu, wood-fire grill, and an expanded dining deck with extra beachfront seating. The open-air restaurant amidst the tropical foliage of South Beach is just steps away from the beach. Tall wood beams frame this cabana designed with modern Asian finishes. This culinary experience is unique to any other outside dining in South Beach with water views in every direction; guests can look out in front of them and enjoy the refreshing breeze of the Atlantic Ocean or turn around and gaze at The Setai’s three infinity edge pools. Ocean Grill offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu whose custom built wood-fire grill gives each dish a rustic flare. Guests can enjoy a wide range of standout dishes including Spanish Octopus on the grill, Yellowfin Tuna Tartre, Mediterranean Branzino and the exotic White Truffle Pizza, “the diamond of the kitchen”.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 200 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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Jdawgy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor atmosphere, knowledgeable servers & excellent food.

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Frieda
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with great food and service! Ask for Josè! He was a great waiter!

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DrewD
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Saturday lunch event, always enjoy the atmosphere and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Setai so much!

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vipGlobalNomad
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

You're definitely paying more for the outdoor setting than the food. Even though it's technically a seafood place, the fish wasn't fresh and tasted bland. Steak was good. Pizza was OK. Wine selection limited. We ordered from the menu, and our first two selections were not available, so we stuck with cocktails. Service was attentive and very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Waiter was unresponsive most often f the ti
E. We sat for over 15 min before he finally came
Over. Then we ordered desert to
Go and again waited over 15 minutes and finally left without it.

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vipJonG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

We went to Ocean Grill for my birthday and was blown away when we walked in. The ambience is the star of the show and so it set the stage for what we thought would deliver a phenomenal meal. Overall, everything we ordered from starters to main entree's lacked proper seasoning with the exception of the grilled lamb chops. For our main proteins, the restaurant offers up a variety of sauces which did little to improve our dishes. The side dishes were $10.00 and were so bland and small, you couldn't share. I had to ask the server 5-6 times for water and for the bill. The price value equation fell short - over $500.00 for bland food - it just doesn't work in 2021 when there are so many alternatives in Miami. I would search for a better beachside restaurant.

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Kimberly
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice! Food was very fresh! Delish!
Hip atmosphere

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BobB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Ate there a couple of weeks ago and had a wonderful experience, then went back a couple nights ago with another couple to have a very subpar experience. It was a Monday night and our waiter must have been new. My guess was they were easing him in on what should have been a slow Monday night. Well, this Monday night was very busy and we could tell our waiter was overwhelmed. 3 out of the 4 dishes were great but my buddy's wife ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and it came out last and Luke warm and undercooked. We tried finding our waiter and he was nowhere to be found so we grabbed a manager to have it taken back to the kitchen and heated back up. 20 minutes later after everyone else had finished their dinner, they brought back a new piece of Sea Bass! By that time my buddy's wife was annoyed and sent it back. We told the manager about the situation and at least he gave us 50% off our bill. Needless to say, the manager should have made the mistake a priority and didn't. Most likely won't be going back again!

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vipmikey
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. We had lunch prior to flight back to nyc. Had a great coconut water cocktail served in the coconut! It was delish and strong. Salmon burger was top notch as well as the fries. Phenomenal, friendly service & beautiful view of the ocean. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!

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BillM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, not even a torrential downpour could take away from the delicious meal

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vipLindaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good experience. Everything was as expected. If it’s brisk outside it can get cold since the restaurant is all open.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection ambiance and food are divine. Excellent service. It’s a 10!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Fish was not good

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BarbaraM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fish dinner. Loved the grilled artichokes and octopus. The atmosphere is amazing and staff very friendly we had a great time at Ocean grill

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in an amazing setting

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Teach2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was beautiful! Service and food phenomenal. A perfect night!

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philippeN
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I always come to setai for brunch, I came because it was my wife's birthday so I made sure to mention it in my reservation. We dined at the Ocean grill, the settings is pretty nice, and for this kind of diner it was perfect. In addition a cruise-ship was anchored on the straight view from where we were seating to make the ambience even more festive. The food was good., really nothing to complain, we took the prawns and the whole branzino, it was great. on side was the gratin and the other the spinachs. The gratin was well served. I guess the spinachs were not so lucky. in any case good.the appetizers that were two salads were also very good. For the dessert we deiced on a budino, that was very good, one for two is more than enough. Two little notes on the not so good side, I ordered two different coktails and they were both not so good and not strong at all. I guess the manager should review the list and make sure that who ever is making the drinks does not let the drinks go out unless they are tasty. My wife had a martini and it was very good, my mojito and ocean colada were both on a non setai side. I come for so many years that this displeased me. The second is that the service was good at the beginning of the meal because no one in the dining area, as people started to get in the service went down. and no candle for my wife birthday. People more encline to set up for a maximum of patrons and kind of forgot the patrons that were already there. I guess between the COVID and the storm that day, they are excusable.

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vipHowardS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Place is outrageous and I highly recommend a dinner with family or someone worth taking it all in. I have been there multiple times and with the exception of getting the B Team as far my server was concerned - food, ambiance, & people watching always outstanding!!
Go you won’t be sorry - & yes it is expensive - so tell me what great restaurant is not expensive ??
Enjoy

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IsabelleV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely dinner and the staff couldn’t of been any nicer. Great service, great food, beautiful place!!! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our food came out over an hour late. When we complained to the manager he was very rude to us. One of my friends ended up waiting longer for her food cause she ordered prawns and they gave away her dish to another table. She tried to order two more dishes & they told her they were out of almost everything on the menu after she waited over two hours. We did not expect such a horrible dining experience at a reputable, luxury restaurant. I will never go back to Setai again.

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GiovanniCadorna
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Very poor service from the waiter we had. Had to ask for bread twice - second time to the Maitre'd. Brought the appetizers without cutlery and napkins (that we had to ask to the Maitre'd). After 45 minutes waiting for the Entrees, we had to ask for them to the Maitre'd (because the waiter continued to never appear).
When they brought the entrees, one was wrong.
Food was very good, but service was pathetic - and they still add 20% gratuity to the check!
Plus, they don't provide valet parking! You have to park a block away...

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vipsharyna
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything is beautiful with great views and perfect ambiance

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vipDjLee
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok I ordered the chilled seafood salad to start which was drowned in lemon & oil no real flavor nothing spectacular then the lobster spaghetti which presentation was nice but the spaghetti was just tomato sauce n noodles no seasoning it could have been a lot better especially for the prices service wasn’t horrible but no special acknowledgement of anything just drop n go was nice to be by the water since it was a cool night in Miami but this wouldn’t be an option I’d select again Jaya was more appealing when we walked through

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vipBPPhilly
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't beat the outdoor dining just feet from the beach with ocean view at the Ocean Grill a new restaurant at the Setai. The menu features fresh seafood, grilled meats and Italian specialty pasta, pizza and risotto. We found our meals to be excellent and well presented. My cocktail well made and my wife enjoyed the house Pinot Grigio by the glass. I would recommend the Ocean Grill to anyone staying in Miami Beach.

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Gumshoe
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Disappointing experience. Restaurant is pricey, and that's ok if it delivers. It did not.
Cocktails and octopus appetizer were good. Entrees were not. Smallish grilled branzino was ordinary. My wife's Chilean Sea Bass was a joke. I've had better at Bonefish. Half inch slice of fish that was grilled dry and tasted like it came out of the freezer. If you're looking for good food, this is not the place.

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vipRobertC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our server was wonderful and the gentleman that was a manager was very friendly and pitched in anywhere he could help! Great location too. Worth waiting for a table outside

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely exquisite. What a beautiful peaceful restaurant on the ocean. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was even better. I highly recommend.

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Sadly, despite the allure of their menu & ambiance, the restaurant was totally in the weeds regarding their service. Complete chaos & no orderly presentation, not to mention never receiving order dishes that were billed. A terrible shame because it could’ve easily been a lovely experience. I wish them all the help they require sorting their troubles out.

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KimmieV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Fabulous ambience! Food over cooked and returned.

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NEVERAGAIN
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This was by far the worst experience that I have ever had at a restaurant. While the proximity to the beach is nice, the service was awful. Not the bussers, but the waiters. We waited approximately 20 minutes for our orders to be taken and only saw our server one final time with the bill. When we asked to speak with the manager, it turns out that he was the server. It was a terrible experience and the food was slightly above average, although the portion sizes were quite small.

I could go on and on, but I would strongly advise you to find another restaurant in the area. Wish I would have read other recent reviews without simply focusing on the overall rating.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and experience were great. Service was slow but waiter got everything right. They’re just understaffed. Sounds like most of Miami is seeing more tourists than the businesses expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday lunch with my mom. Food was delicious - I had the burger (fantastic) and my mom had the chicken pailard served with an arugula salad- and great outdoor space by the beach. The pina colada with fresh mint was incredible. Tasted more like a smoothie with rum. Definitely caught a buzz. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Precioso el lugar junto a la playa

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vipFoodie
Indiana
88 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, everything was perfect! What a beautiful setting to have a meal. The food was phenomenal, the service was exceptional and the environment just amazing. The whole branzino and sea bass were wonderful choices as was the artichoke grilled appetizer. It was a birthday celebration and the semifreddo dessert was a perfect ending with a lovely birthday presentation. Will definitely return. It couldn't have been a better experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Order messed up. Drink was gross. Server never checked in with us

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eric
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the service both excellent. I had the prawns and spinach. Both were fresh.

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vipreviews
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

amazing ambiance, great food and great service. Fully recommend.

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KRH1
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Miami celebrating my fiancé’s birthday and I chose this restaurant before our arrival. The food was amazing and the service was great! The ambiance was very nice and romantic. We enjoyed our experience!

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Ocean Grill at The Setai is rated 4.5 stars by 200 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.

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