Rusty Pelican - Miami

4.5
2202 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
On Key Biscayne, diners are flocking to the newly transformed Rusty Pelican – a waterfront restaurant, lounge and special events venue long known for offering Miami’s most amazing skyline views. Offering the definition of modern, fun and comfortable dining, the iconic restaurant boasts its legendary view along with great cuisine from executive chef Jim Pastor in a high energy atmosphere that literally buzzes with excitement. Guests enjoy a menu that presents the best of Modern American cuisine featuring deliciously composed small plates perfect for sharing, a wine list filled with unique varietals and specialty blends. In the lounge and on the star swept outdoor patio, cocktail culture is in full swing with a spectacular selection of specialty libations, microbrews and wines by the glass.The Rusty Pelican is the ideal place for dining and entertaining – from a casual night out with friends and family to a very special event that will form lifetime memories.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(305) 361-3818
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jim Pastor
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Catering
On Key Biscayne, diners, corporate clients and wedding guests alike are flocking to the newly transformed Rusty Pelican – a waterfront restaurant, lounge and special events venue long known for offering Miami’s most amazing skyline views. Offering the definition of modern, fun and comfortable dining, the iconic restaurant boasts the legendary view along with great cuisine from new executive chef Jim Pastor in a high energy atmosphere that literally buzzes with excitement.
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Cross street
Rickenbacker Causeway
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Parking details
Valet available
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Special events & promotions
The Rusty Pelican is one of the top Special Events Venues in Miami that offers complete event production, custom catering, coordination and design services for corporate and special events. The newly transformed Rusty Pelican has impeccable amenities for weddings, corporate functions and socials, including premium audio and visual equipment, bridal suite with a personal concierge, outside terrace for cocktail hour and so much more. We create and implement high quality events that capture the attention, emotions and imagination of your audience like no one else can.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2202 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice sitting outside, but when we got served our food a lot of flies showed up. Had to move inside to get away from them. That was really disappointing as we'd looked forward to dinner by the water.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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DC
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is a staple in south Florida, I’m just glad that Miami Spice finally pushed me into trying it. If you don’t mind paying for the toll and parking as well as your dinner. This is nice setting for a group event or taking out of towners strictly for the view!! The food was a good, average.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 5

Brunch options weren’t as good lunch or dinner

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was beautiful, food was amazing, service was great, and typical Miami prices. Definitely recommend.

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AG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Miami. Our friends had a fantastic time. We enjoyed the service, Rosa was amazingly fantastic. The food was divine.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Spectacular Brickell view! Table next to the table. Food was good but not outstanding. Red Snapper was good, ideal size to share for 2 persons.

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1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent and food was delicious. My wife loved the view of the Miami waterfront.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

The views are amazing. The hosted seemed to be displeased and had an attitude.

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V
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience, tasty food and excellent service. Gabby is awesome and definitely worth coming back

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MC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wasn't my first time there and I keep being extremely satisfied every time I go. Dinner, anniversaries, weddings, waterfront lunches or business meetings, happy hour or cocktails on a date, this place if perfect for many events. Strongly recommended - view is unique, menu is rich, good vine selection available and happy hour promos Mon-Fri. Staff is clearly selected and properly trained.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The service was great, the view was lovely however, I do not appreciate being seated near to the kitchen with my family. When I requested different seating, it seemed to become an issue. I was finally seated in a location that was a little better. This put a damper on what would have been a wonderful night otherwise. They could learn feom the Forge in this regard.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for special occasions. Easy access and very friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I went to Rusty Pelican to have lobster with filet but NO LOBSTER! Ran out of , unbelievable !

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A
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best rest ever
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DM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Nice, Quiet, with an amazing view. We had two best waiters in that restaurant. I didn't remember the name but they both were from Hungry...

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JO
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

food Was okay. . The drinks were not good. Second white wine ordered brought wrong and bad.. they throw the food in me and the manager did not even come to apologize . Drinks and food were wrong and not good experience. . And they charged us every single Pennie . ... restaurants and manager at least offer a discount or sometimes don’t ever charged with the issues we had. Sorry but not good experience .

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j
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very good. My fries were overcooked and it took forever to get bread to the table. My other half had scallops and said they were the best ones he ever had. He enjoyed his meal and mine was okay. Over all things took a long time and we ended up leaving before dessert because we were tired and just ready to be done. They were very nice about everything but we wish things would have gone at a better pace. It is a beautiful place and one of my favorite places in Miami.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I came here for dinner with my fiancée, and we had an absolutely wonderful time. The food was wonderful, and the staff was kind.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and so was the view! A must stop in Miami.

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TP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We love the Rusty Pelican however you typically have to expect slow service. Unfortunately on this visit we waited almost 40 minutes for our check.

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M
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service is amazing and very knowledgeable of what’s available and very upbeat servers. Very attentive to what’s on the table and what needs to be brought. Food is brought in a very timely manner!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect

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WS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the service and food were excellent, the adult beverage was a little pricy, but very good. The portions were also good and the take home boxes make for an enjoyable left over dinner. We come about 1 - 2 times / year with family and guests from out of town.

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LP
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE going to this spectacular place. The food, the staff and the location is great. The view is one that you wont get anywhere else.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service and the food was delicious

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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Overall good. The food and drinks can take a long time to arrive. The food is great but the service is not on point unfortunately. Amazing view for sure.

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JB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We enjoyed the opportunity to eat off the Miami Spice menu. The food was good and the atmosphere was great but the service lacked that night.

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had; and I’m from New Orleans. Phenomenal!!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the view from outside at night was even better!

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K
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Houston and wanted to have brunch by the water. It was the perfect place! Food was delicious and the service was awesome! It was a little pricey but it really was worth it!

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IL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience and so easy to book a table on a Saturday in Miami!!!
Thank you

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1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose is the best server there!

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S
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall and Ramos was excellent. Loved the cornbread and jalapeño butter

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There are two things that could be improved:
1) Windows weren't that clean. It would make sense to clean them every day since the view is really amazing.
2) Parking is not that simple. There's valet parking, but if you don't want to leave your car to them, there's no place to park. There was a sign that said the right side of the slot was without valet, but we parked and they came to tell us that it was valet as well. So we parked at the marina and got our car immobilized. Had to pay a usd50 to had that thing taken from the wheel.

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Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food, albeit expensive outside of Miami Spice

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Se olvidaron del cumpleaños. Nos echaron a las 23 hs

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing. Unbelievable view of the Miami skyline. The food was amazing and cocktails were great as well.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Tuvimos que esperar bastante por nuestra mesa pese a que llegamos a horario al lugar

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