Ocean Grill at The Setai

4.5
133 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 133 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely horrible experience last night. Waitress was rude and non existent. Manager Kenneth was rude and dismissive. I will never go back to this restaurant after staying at this hotel for many years. Very disappointed.

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vipGunnar
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

There was no COVID 19 respect!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio, atención, comida y clima! Todo excelente la verdad que súper recomendable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Nice location but food is bad and overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was phenomenal. Biljana was extremely knowledgeable and took great care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! You must go!!!!!

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saeids
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great and a little overpriced. Service was good but not for automatic 20% added tip. Also lots of people were smoking in restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Food was mediocre

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Lauren
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Awful experience! Ridiculously overpriced and service was un attentive. Food was bad and drinks were so overpriced. Will Not be returning

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MarcBell
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Couldn’t be better!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Plates were small and lacked flavor. For the seafood salad they sliced up one shrimp into 5 pieces and same with the scallop.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was good; we mentioned it was a special occasion and the restaurant didn’t do anything special.

Best pet is def the view.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great but kitchen was slow. Waiter took care of us with drinks and plenty of bread.

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vipChristineR
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tuna Tartare appetizer was my best meal of our trip! I had it as my entree, with another appetizer to start. The venue by the boardwalk and ocean with lights and the wood grill smell was so appealing. Casual and “fancy” at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for a nice lunch by the beach. A bit pricy but nice scene

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

La pasta no estaba al dente a pesar de especificarlo. Ninguno de los otros platos eran especialmente ricos, eran aceptables.
Se olvidaron de traernos las entradas, y nos trajeron los platos principales después de 45 minutos de espera. Se disculparon y nos ofrecieron invitarnos los postres, que nos llegaron después de 30 minutos y pedimos 3 postres, pero llegaron 2.

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JaniceC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, drinks and service! A little dark on a sunny day as there was a tarp over the trellis.... disappointing. My only concern was the restaurant was packed! The waiter was wearing a mask but otherwise no Covid 19 protocol was observed. Tables were full and close together. Scary!

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vipwendyc
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Was very disappointed with the food quality. Expected far better quality - Caesar salad was a bunch of the core of iceberg lettuce with what seemed like local grocery Caesar salad dressing. The salmon was one of the worst I’ve ever eaten and small portions. The ambiance and location on the beach is ideal but this restaurant needs to start over and realize the restaurants around them serve far superior food with far better service. The waitress messed up the order and forgot to order our sides and brought me the wrong fish dish. Octopus tasted like rubber. I do not recommend. I do recommend Habitat at the 1, baoli, and dolce nearby.

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vipsc1961
New York Area
289 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Since they serve both the pool and the beach don’t expect to see your food or drinks for a very long time. Servers are pleasant but way over extended on a busy day. Food was average and way overpriced. Don’t come here unless your staying at the hotel. Was also overcharged on my bill for extra food and alcohol.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Waiter seemed upset about her day, but seems like common theme in Miami. The place is very cool, food was good. The coconut drinks are great! The walker coconut is fantastic - my girlfriend who doesn’t like whiskey even loved it more than the watermelon coconut!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Never did have an opportunity to try the food, after 1 hour from placing our entree order and 2 hours after placing an app order we’d not received either. Host was rude, and they were clearly understaffed. For the first time in our dining experience we left an establishment without actually dining. Might want to learn from
This moment. My wife wouldn’t set foot in there if it was our last option in SoBe. Thankfully it isn’t ;)

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vipPeter
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

When I dine at what is supposed to be "one of the best hotels in Miami Beach" I don't expect the following:
1) We were seated at a table that was not properly set and did not have silverware and napkins
2) I asked for a wine list and was told the wine would "take a while" to come from the cellar
3) We never received a bread basket like the other tables
4) When the entrees came, the meat in one dish was clearly not short rib as identified on the menu and the wine came after the entrees were served.
5) Aside from the wine's intial opening, we had to pour our own wine. T
6) When we complained to the server, were were not offered any "compensation"
7) This an oustanding example why a mandatory 20% service charge should not be allowed
8) I complained to the hotel conceriege and gave her my card. I have not received a call from the restaurant.
9) However the bar provided excellent service prior to the meal.

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vipProblematic
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Unauthorized items appeared on the check, and the waitress tried to tell us that we should add a "tip" in addition to the 20% "service charge" that was included in the check.

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vipSoBeFoodie
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor setting.... responsive service.... medium refined Italian quality.... wine is expensive!!! Eggplant starter and truffle pizza are nice! Agnolotti pasta nice but small meat serving.... octopus small for the $&... great nighttime Covid-“proof” setting for a date though regardless!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Had to wait 40 mins for a table past reservation time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seem to be under-staffed

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was a bit pricey. But on the whole good experience.

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vipDenizbroker
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open air with ocean views

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LawrenceD
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ocean Grill is the best place to be most afternoons in Miami Beach! The location combined with the ambiance are superb. The food is delicious and the service is beyond comparison. It’s my go to place for a great meal with my friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening for a celebratory family dinner

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Firsttime
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great overall. Charcuterie board was only ok, personally not a fan of blue cheese and there was quite a bit. Otherwise great overall vibe and service. The property is beautiful.

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JasonYord
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner date at this restaurant.
The tables are in a outside setting, between the hotel and the beach. Service and food are fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+. Thank you

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vipBillG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a view. Pricey but fancy.

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vipJohnH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance on the beach!

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vipDonnaL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ingredients were so fresh and so good! Service was outstanding.

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Miamimama
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food was mediocre and expensive. Beautiful views, noce server. Of course they count on diners being tourists and not knowing that the service charge is really the tip.

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vipSeasonalSkier
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic location and set-up. A little bit of a limited menu, but our selections were all excellent. Service was good....but just a tad slow at the outset for my taste. Would definitely repeat.

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Happy1
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only negative: on the check, the restaurant levies a "service charge." This is confusing, with the diner's uncertainty that this is different from the waiter's tip. The diner is offered on the electronic check, if he/she would want to give the waiter a tip, with different percentage options given

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Ocean Grill at The Setai is rated 4.5 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

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