Rusty Pelican - Miami

4.4
2732 reviews
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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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Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent

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KP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was exceptional. You absolutely have to try the cornbread. Our waiter was fabulous and very attentive to our needs. When I asked him to do some special arrangement he told me that all I needed to do was order what I wanted how I wanted and he would make it happen. I did and he did and it made my Birthday meal great. We will be back and have already referred to others.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an Anniversary date and the experience was fantastic. The food was great specially the cafe con leche dessert, it was outstanding. The view is fenomenal and so relaxing. Customer service was great as well. Highly recommended.

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TK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD, AMAZING VIEW ON DOWNTOWN AND BRICKELL MIAMI, SUPER SERVICE... OVERALL GREAT VALUE....

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The environment and atmosphere was amazing. Leonardo was the server who attended to me Thursday. He wasnt the most attentive server and didnt try to recommend anything to us, even though we asked and it was my associate first time dinning at rusty pelican. I will return in the future, because my previous experiences has been excellent. Beside the location and view, ive always had and thought you guys had great, experienced and talented servers. I hope your service doesn't turn into the service you would experience dinning on south beach. I love the restaurant and I'll see you guys soon.

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Outdoor seating was very nice. Food was very good although portions were very small. Especially for the vegan option. Servers worked as a group but communication was poor. We were there far too long.

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KN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The view of the skyline is amazing. We did not get the chance to sit outside, but we were placed next to the glass window to see the skyline. The waiter was nice and gave us time to think about our choices.

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HG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Perfect evening for dining outdoor, and best dining view in Miami, no doubt. Very smart and helpful waiter. The restaurant responded well to my decrease from 9 to 7 diners. The wait between appetizers and entree was rather long, but main course showed up very hot, welcome. Of course everyone dining here needs to know it's $$, few tabs under $100/person.

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JA
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rusty Pelican is excellent - food, drinks, atmosphere, sunset, twilight. The BEST!

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ER
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food...amazing view and great location

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KC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rusty Pelican is one of my favorites in Miami. It has a view that can't be paralleled. We ate from the lunch menu and the prices were reasonable. The service was very good and the food was delicious!

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Key West
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is nice and you can’t beat the view. That said, it was Way too cold inside and very windy outside, so that took away from the experience.

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RR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and place are spectacular, 100% recommended

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New England
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner took too long, especially for a Monday night.

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JH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The best part about this spot is the views. Definitely worth the experience. The food was great but unfortunately the lobster was not in season and the ones we had were not fresh. Everything else was very nice. Service was also good. Nice evening by the water.

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RK
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I had a birthday celebration which I noted on the opentable website upon reservation but when our meal was finished we were just offered a desert menu, no congratulations neither celebration cake. Maybe they don’t serve any special celebration cake, then why ask that question on opentable?
Hostesses are indifferent and even condescending and they don’t even look at you when you speak to them.
We ordered white wine that was placed on ice. And during the first few rounds when the waiter pulled a bottle out of ice and poured it into our glasses, water was dripping on us.
The food was overall mediocre, sashimi pieces were very small, oysters were tasteless. Lamb was cooked with some spice, not to everyone taste. Sticky pink rose sushi was good. Swordfish and grouper were plain. Swordfish sushi was falling apart. Basically you are paying for the view.

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RW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

View made it all worthwhile. The food was very good. Prices were reasonable considering location and ambiance. Noise level was high but tolerable. We'll be back

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The view has always been spectacular. Service is excellent as well.

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I choose the Rusty Pelican to celebrate my father's Birthday! We had a great time and the experience was amazing!

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I would recommend because food was amazing and view was beautiful. However, the wait for food was long. Our reservation was for 1:00, we weren't able to leave until after 4:00, due to a lot of waiting. Our waiter was very friendly.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant beautiful view they have delicious food I recommend 100%

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rusty Pelican has beautiful views, delicious food and well trained staff providing good service.

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RJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rusty Pelican has the best view of Miami from the water. The food was excellent and it was a perfect place to watch boats passing by. I would definitely eat here again.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the restaurant several times however our waiter mateo/Roberto was excellent and definitely made the night more enjoyable.

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Miami
26 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. We enjoyed the food and after speaking to my server he corrected my cocktail to my desire. Just a wonderful overall experience and we will return soon

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KF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The lighting in the restaurant was horrible. We had to put the menus an inch from our face to see. Very noisy... The food was excellent but overpriced.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fabulous service, fabulous view. Be sure to get a reservation though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

We went there to celebrate my husbands birthday. The hostess from the beginning seemed out of touch . She rushed in front of us and while walking didn’t even hold the door tot he outside. She sat us in a corner where there was a bunch of wind, we had to get moved closer to the fireplace due to the drop in weather. The food was mediocre, based on flavor and price. The whole snapper and overall the food had so little salt hardly any flavor. The only good thing was our waiter he did everything that was asked and food was on time. The steak was also very flat in flavor, and drink were ok. Overall save your money for the price it’s not what you think. They didn’t even bring out a dessert for the birthday celebration we advised from the beginning.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The experience was great, always enjoy eating at Rusty Pelican. The food though this time was not much to our liking but hopefully next time would be better.

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EE
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Even with reservations a day before we ha to Waite
15 min. Food is so good, never got my order,
Place is over priced

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork belly waffle sandwich is delightful. The views are always beautiful.

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MG
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I had high expectations for this place but service and food didn’t meet the standards!

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NC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Extraordinary concept, Risotto requires some better training, grilled Octopus very tender and tasty, Halibut is fantastic

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FC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I went here for our wedding anniversary after getting some recommendations from a few of our friends. We got there earlier than our reservation and they were able to accommodate a table outside. It took 10-15 minutes for us to even be greeted by our waiter even after the tables around us were greeted and served. Our food took a while to get there and so did our drinks. The food was amazing, very expensive but worth it given the occasion. I'm sure my overall view of the place would have been better had it not been for the service.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and food was excellent. Views are fabulous.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it ! I had an amazing birthday dinner

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes, but would warn them that it's not cheap but the location is great.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My grandfathers 80th birthday

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Conociendo Miami

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HS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The location and the view are the best, but the people are not friendly and the food far away from special or good but expensive.

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