Rusty Pelican - Miami

4.4
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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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.6
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4.1
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great even our waiter

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fue nuestra primera vez en este restaurante, y de seguro que volveremos, lq vista es la mejor que hay en miami, el ambiente y comida muy buena. La parte de afuera es perfecta para una cena romántica 100% recomendable

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Me imaginé mejor puesta la mesa así como la presentación del personal
La comida nada extraordinario

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my husband’s 30th birthday. The service from the waiter Anibal was over the top amazing. Our food came out quickly and the presentation of the food was simply wonderful. The food taste amazing. I will always recommend the Rusty Pelican Board of 2 & The crab cakes.

HW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The setting was very nice to begin as we were seated outside on the terrace with a beautiful view of the city across the bay. However it started to rain and we were relocated inside but at a table right next to the door where a lot of folks were coming and going. To make it even more disappointing, the meals were very sub-standard... My fried snapper fish was very overdone to the point that it was like cardboard, tasteless and vitually inedible! my wife's lobster was delicious, but the risotto was too soggy and overly oily. The waiter (Alby) service was otherwise excellent. Unfortunately, the evening was a very disappointing 40th anniversary experience for us.

l
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The room was too cold !!
The food was excellent, as always.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice waiter that took care of everything very quickly and the rest of the staff was extremely welcoming, especially when we wanted to change a table. It was a great combination of perfect view, great food and top service. All the seafood appetizers, fish and steak and later Keylime pie dessert with a candle for my dad‘s birthday were great. Thank you

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my girlfriends birthday it was amazing. Waiting staff was great and food arrived at a good time. Definitely coming back for future occasions.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Celebrating daughter while in town ; somewhat of a letdown compared to ither occasions at this restaurant

KS
Miami
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

It was my husband birthday day dinner from the moment we sat down everything felt wrong from the table to the server was off the menu is very small not a lot of choices the restaurant at night is very dark the waiter service was lacking I had to remind him about my drink we made the mistake of choosing the ribeye thinking it was going to be a big steak but all we got was two Small Pieces of meat and Popcorn

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very pleasant experience with my boyfriend as we celebrated our anniversary. My reservation was set for 5pm, we arrived 30 minutes early and was seated immediately. Service was on point and the view was simply breathtaking.

PG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, Great Service, Spectacular Views all make for a fine dining experience

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The lighting was bad, we could barely read the menu. We had to use the cell phone’s flashlight. I asked for the light to be turned up but the server told me it was set that way.
The lobster risotto was very salty. The sea bass lacked flavor. I think that for the price you pay the food could be much better.
The server would disappear and I would have ask for things from other workers passing by.

V
Miami
92 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Easy, convenient parking and best view in Miami on the water with the city in the background. Excellent, attentive service and good food. Overall great value

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Birthday. Nice reception with champagne and great view table as requested. But service and food disappointing- side dishes cold, drink orders took forever, food acceptable but not a value.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here 1/6/2020 for our 10 year anniversary, last minute reservation.. and let me tell you!!! We had a great experience. Service, food, view, everything was perfect!.. DOUGLAS was our server and he was very good and attentive. 5 stars for him..

SF
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Efficient reservations, excused us for being late, prompt service, gave us a wonderful table for our ex-US visitors, waiter was bilingual (Spanish), a plus, food was good to excellent. This is an iconic South Florida restaurant situated on Virginia Key, with an amazing view of the Miami skyline across the Bay. A must see for tourists. Fire pits on the patio were available for after dinner drinks and lounging, and for taking the required number of 'selfies!' A bit pricey but worth it for the ambience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was evething Ok

M
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had gone a few weeks ago and it was great just my husband and I and decided to go back with the whole family. My husband is a vegetarian and was looking forward to the broccolini with tofu and they had no tofu at 7:30pm. After that it was hard to enjoy our meet as there are so few vegetarian items that he styled for a plain salad. Also, the place is so dark we had to use our cell phones to see the menu. Will definitely not be running back there.

J
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Rusty Pelican is such beautiful and upscale restaurant . The view is spectacular!

K
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite brunch spots! Would highly recommend !

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y la atención unica. Muy buena comida

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Miami

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service wasn’t good!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a blast for our 11 year wedding anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

While we loved our waitress, it took too long to get our drinks. Way too long.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely return on the next trip to Miami.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vista increíble y la comida muy buena! La atención excelente

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty Pelican never disappoints ! Service was good, food very tasty!

GI
Italy
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OTTIMO LOCALE CON VISTA FANTASTICA SU MIAMI

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TA
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with superb ambiance

SH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The location is beautiful and the design of the premise promises a delightful experience.
However the food is on a scale 3/4 compared to restaurants in Europé. The meat need to be more carefully steaked and the sauces need more flavors and character.

RM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family dining! Great food and beautiful view.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and view was excellent. Every staff member was pleasant and our waiter Alberto was outstanding - attentive and friendly!

AW
Miami
1 review