Oliver's Bistro

4.6
213 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Oliver's Bistro has occupied the South Beach corner of West Avenue and Ninth Street for about 15 years now. The occupation has been a quiet one with outdoor tables and chairs (under bright orange umbrellas) and a warm indoor dining area.

We are serving breakfast in the morning, lunch from 11am and dinner until 11pm. Saturday and Sunday we have a whole brunch menu until 3pm
Parking is available street side or in the garage above the restaurant, which can be accessed from 10th street. Plus the outdoor section is pet-friendly! We have diverse menu and is open everyday!
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

It seemed that there is no host for checking in or seating. For some reason, I had to wait for a manager to be seated. I waited a while to be seated although I had a reservation. The seating experience was more of a “hey your table is over there”. After being seated 15 minutes passed, no one greeted us, brought water or anything... we had to ask for the manager. The manager was nice. He apologized and said that he hadn’t assigned anyone to our particular table and provided us complimentary mimosas. After we ordered our food came out pretty fast and piping hot which we appreciated. I recommend the Dutch apple pancake to anyone visiting on a Saturday or Sunday. The apple is baked inside of the pancake and it doesn’t require any syrup. There is no parking lot. You can Uber or find street parking.

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powrmom
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service!
Parking is as always on South Beach terrible so plan for extra time looking fir a parking space but Oliver’s is wonderful choice for outdoor dining!

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AndrewS
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. The Lobster parfait tasted incredible and had a lot of lobster in it! The Grilled Swordfish was delicious. Their creme brule brownie is to die for!!

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Zazamiami
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Oliver Bistro is always helpful and accommodating.
The food is delicious, the ambiance is great and I love going there either for lunch or diner .

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StacyJ
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We went for brunch because I wanted breakfast food. Got bacon eggs and potatoes. Added an chocolate chip pancake. It was 2 really thick pancakes smothered inside with chocolate chips. It was too much to eat with the bacon and eggs entree, so only ate a little bit of one. Should make their pancakes a’la carte and sold individually. As is, it’s enough to be an entree. Maybe servers should mention portion sizes. Parking would have been difficult had not the manager told me to just park directly in front of the restaurant. I reserved inside dining, hubby mentioned he would have preferred the outside patio as it was a nice day. Overall good place to eat brunch.

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vipHillsboroughDinersClub
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in the heart of South Beach on Miami Beach. It’s not a three-star Michelin restaurant, but it’s something even better — a locals hangout with great food and waitstaff and a relaxed atmosphere.

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ErnieL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual restaurant in South Beach. Love the menu as it has a variety of food for everyone. My friend had Mussels and Fritts, a great simple pasta dish with olive oil, garlic and cherry tomatoes. I had great Asian Chicken Salad. We sat outdoors and it was a great evening of dinner with friends.

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FloridaRobert
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was excellently cooked. Service was excellent. Wine was very good. Our group was difficult and they handled it very well. Parking is easy because the building is a parking building. I am returning at my next trip to Miami Beach (in June).

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vipLEOB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve been a loyal customer for the last 13 years but this past visit was a disaster. Way too many people. Waited 30 min even with having a reservation. The severs are super nice and efficient but there are just too many table to attend. The food was also not the standard we are used to at Oliver. It felt rushed and basic.
I hope that this one time only.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Go if you can you won’t be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up, at first didn’t have a table for us (even tho we reserved one) but then found one. Waited 17 min before they asked for our drink order. Barely apologized for the wait. Another 10 min went by and no drinks or appearance of a server, so we left.

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vipAlbertD
Birmingham
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Very slow service. They are swamped and it makes for a not enjoyable evening.

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vipJack
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, we are regulars. Always a good meal.

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vipRollieO
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Olivers. It is our go to restaurant

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vipmomtoqc
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. We sat outside and it was such a nice ambiance. Food was very good. Would definitely return.

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vipmiamiperson
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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MeanGirlRush
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious food for travelers wanting to enjoy a quieter night in Miami

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vipmike
Miami
117 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

For a quick, inexpensive (for the area) meal, varied menu, pleasant surroundings, good service, really one of the best deals in South Beach. About as much a 'neighborhood' place as you can find. Good food in pleasant surroundings. You will come back often.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing off the tourist path place for brunch, lunch and whatever else: There is nothing bad about this place. French toast was the best I’ve ever had

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vipVernO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oliver's Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants in Miami Beach. Great vibe, well-prepared food, a wide variety of options and very professional and friendly service. The get the mix of food and service right. No attitude. A real focus on fresh and flavor.

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DavidT
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good all around, I've been coming to Oliver's Bistro for years. Classic bistro menu, all items well executed. Oliver's French Onion soup is like being in Paris!

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vipWhimsey
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great experience! Food was wonderful and the service outstanding. Definitely recommend the branzino! We will be back!

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Platabee
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s a reason Oliver’s has been successful for over 20 years. Wonderful service and great food. Excellent value in the otherwise overpriced dining scene in Miami Beach.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great friendly service... tuna tartare and the carpaccio were Devine ! Cocktails amazing!

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vipDandM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Because of Covid we had not been to Oliver’s for nearly a year. Happy to report that it hasn’t changed a bit. Still a neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French toast was amazing! And we had the mimosas which were great!

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Modi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waitstaff. Delicious food. Pleasant decor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Oliver’s for brunch , food and service was top of the line.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always like Oliver’s

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vipLarry
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Don't go for a reservation after 8:30pm. You will be rushed out and dessert or coffee will not be available even though they include reservations until 9:45pm on OpenTable, they close promptly at 10pm and want everyone to leave. We will not be returning and we are locals.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Worst experience of my life! Service was quite poor. Kept forgetting the orders (drinks and meals). Was charged for food that we never ordered. In 1 hr 15 minutes still never got food, except a couple of side dishes. Worst of all, the manager came over and blamed us for the problem!! He said we were impatient and rude... some of our party never got their drinks (glass of wine, not too difficult) much less our food. Unless they get rid of the manager and train their wait staff (obviously the server was inexperienced), I would tell you to STAY AWAY!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great- wonderful restaurant

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PeggyE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Be prepared to park far away. There is virtually no parking available at this location. The service was great, food was very good, a little overpriced. The atmosphere was great except for a running group that passed by on the sidewalk right next to diners more than twice while we were eating. Soda was from a bottle so no refills. We had a great meal and enjoyed Oliver’s.

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Michael
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Oliver's for years. The menu is great, the staff wonderful and there is easy parking. You can't go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome local place!

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Jeff1987
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Seated nicely outside, waited over 7 minutes just to be acknowledged after seating for menus, water order. Another wait for drinks, did heavy apps and stopped from ordering a meal since the food was a grade C, Calamari and Ceviche, not good. Got out of there since it was just going to be a mediocre experience.

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem at the beach! Best food and great service😍

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Maydo
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood spot with a very friendly waitstaff

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vipTammyW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pancakes with bananas and walnuts were amazing! Crispy edges and big and fluffy. The best we’ve ever had! The popover is excellent as well! You can skip juice and/or soda. It was $6 for one glass of OJ and $4 for a half bottle of Diet Coke. The food though, was worth it and outstanding:)

FAQs

Oliver's Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Oliver's Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 213 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.