Serena Rooftop

4.5
306 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Serena Rooftop, the open-air Terrace Restaurant and Bar located on the second floor of the Hotel. Modeled after Oaxaca’s iconic rooftops, serves cocktails and tropical cuisine for lunch and dinner, focusing on plates that draw from the Caribbean, Mexico, the Mediterranean, and beyond. A domed canopy made of cast iron and strung with twinkling lights and bougainvillea shelters the all outdoor dining area.

Being an all outdoor restaurant we are subject to weather and we will reach out to all guests during times of rain and inclement weather.


**Please note we serve a smaller and more limited menu daily from 4:00 PM to 6:00 pm for our transition to dinner service.

** During the summer months on Tuesday and Wednesday during our lunch service we will be offering a smaller and more limited menu.

**Cake Fee is $5 per person**

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Dinner

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    6pm A La Carte Seating | $75 per person | includes dinner | option for $75 bottomless margaritas 9pm A La Carte Seating | $150 per person | includes dinner and champagne toast | option for $75 bottomless margaritas

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 306 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and cool vibe

C
vipChristyfoodie21
Miami
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing. On a nice cool night in miami it is a perfect date spot or even a nice spot to go with friends. Our waitress was beyond nice and knowledgeable of the menu. We all shared a lot of different plates and everything was rich in flavor and well portioned. The drinks incredible definitely try the Serena margarita. They have music playing which gives the place a nice vibe. I will highly recommend this place to anyone who’s looking to eat good food and has an open palette.

MS
vipMichelleS
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really cool vibe
Waitress knew the menu well
Food good
Pricey especially drinks
Good music by DJ

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Celebrating two birthdays. Great spot for decent Mexican food. Great overall experience. Would definitely go back. Great service. Waitress (Daniela) was fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Serena and highly recommend it!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place was so beautiful, the ambiance was amazing but there wasn’t much a choice to choose from on the menu. I wish there was a bit more options to choose from but besides that the food was actually good and the place was beautiful and the staff was great!

CM
vipChristinaM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was great for my birthday! They sang to me. I will definitely be back with my boyfriend or my friends or my mom, I think it’s great for any occasion!

J
Jovanny
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best rooftop restaurants we’ve ever been to! Our food and drinks were outstanding to say the least. We got the sopes and huraches, and they were some of the best we’ve had. Our server was delightful too!

P.s we’re from Los Angeles so know a thing or two about mexican food

C
Channyboo
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant
Great servicers/service
Great atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and service were all outstanding. Highly recommend.

B
Barbaraaldana
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

me gusto mucho el ambiente y hay muy buen servicio, pero no es un lugar para ir a comer, es un lugar para tomarse unos tragos y ya. Las bebidas son muy ricas sobretodo la pina colada, pero lo unico que nos gusto fue el c"chips con guacamole" de resto la comida no es tan rica, y muy costosa para lo que es.

Report
e
ekolb
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a place to enjoy an outdoor meal. The serves Andres was perfect - he left us alone and checked on us at the right times, made sure we had sufficient drink, and timed our order so we weren't rushed. He had great recommendations and we left very content

MC
MichelleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot and so much fun! Awesome service! Will definitely be back!

D
vipDevinw
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Atmosphere and location. Definitely the South Beach “vide” and highly recommend for special occasions and when festive atmosphere is desired.

KB
vipKB12
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food and service were mediocre. What makes this place is the ambience. Beautiful open setting and excellent playlist. If you're looking for a casual relaxed and fun atmosphere, with okay food, this fits the bill.

D
Donna
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch! We ordered huevos rancheros, lobster benedict,and mimosas. Everything was delicious! Such a fun atmosphere too. Carson was very friendly and professional. He was an attentive server! We could have used an umbrella. It got pretty toasty! Would definitely go again!

B
vipBrunch
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

just okay. service was slow and the food was good but not noteworthy

JG
JoGaines
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose to bring my friend here to celebrate her birthday. We had a great time!! Our waitress was excellent.

M
Monte
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to sit at the bar. Steak tartare was amazing.

E
Elisa
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing, food was delicious, and the service was amazing!

CK
ChristinaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing & decor was so cute! Perfect for a weekend brunch

DF
DiegoF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place , we are locals and we don’t really like to go out in south beach. But this place and the entire hotel restaurants and bar was great. The steak tartare was amazing and the oysters delicious. Great service

LM
LenoreM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Door policy is a bit intense, but overall a great experience and beautiful space. Food was delicious and service was great.

TN
TruongN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andres wasn’t waiter, he was very great! He made our vacation perfect!!!!

M
Mjohnson
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dj made the ambience perfect. The margarita was tasty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very tasty. A little louder than I would’ve liked but otherwise pleasant. Feels like a hotel restaurant.

A
Angela
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really incredible service, very knowledgeable staff & the ambiance was incredible. I will absolutely be coming again. The food was also INCREDIBLE. Worth every penny

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and delicious food and cocktails

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience were excellent. What annoyed me was their ridiculous cancellation penalty of $50 per person, especially considering that the restaurant was practically empty. It is a shame management feels such a heinous penalty should be levied against their patrons in the event of an unanticipated cancellation.
I initially rejected the notion but was convinced by the three other people who said they had no intention of canceling. Even worse, the menu items range from $20-$30 for entrées which means that it’s cheaper to eat there than to suffer the penalty.
I suppose if Management wants to keep this dumb penalty they will also get the empty tables to go with it. What a shame.

JD
JohnDJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a South Beach local, I go to Serena regularly and every time I have guests visiting from out of town. This time, I went with three friends for my 32nd birthday. Andres was our server and Cesar helped him throughout the night. They were great! The new manager, Carlos also stopped by to introduce himself and give his well wishes. He is very kind. I can not begin to tell you what an amazing experience we had. The staff made our visit incredibly fun. The food was delicious (I always get the steak done medium rare, we shared chips and guac with three dipping sauces, my friends got steak, quesadillas and the crab & umi todtada). We had signature drinks, and shared churros and ice cream for dessert. The texture on those churros was unlike any I have ever had - so gourmet! I wanted to drink the warm chocolate that was meant for dipping. The restaurant is open-air on top of the Moxy hotel. It is fun to people-watch passers by. A couple became engaged to be married last time I was there and I felt honored to be part of the celebration. Thank you to Serena for continuing to deliver stellar service, excellent food, and an incredible atmosphere. See you all again soon! Bravo!

JJ
JJmightbe
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a pretty rowdy table. Thanks for taking care of us. One of our guests said “ I don’t remember anything except how good the food was!” Truuuuth

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Loved the atmosphere. Would definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Serena Rooftop! It was the perfect place to take colleagues for a fun dinner! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxing yet vibrant and unique, the service was fantastic! Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the atmosphere & service that was provided. Food was outstanding!

SB
ScottB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice suprise spot in Miami Beach. from the moment we left our car with the valet to the time we left, it was a great experience. Went there for our 30th anniversary and had a very enjoyable dinner. Very nice outdoor dining with huge umbrellas to shade the sun and block the little rain that cropped up.

TV
ToddVO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We really enjoyed Pepe. We’ll be back.

J
Jill
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is adorable! Would recommend for date night or girls night. Everything about it is very cute. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, making recommendations and explaining each section. The portions did seem a bit small for the price but still tasty.

K
Karina
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me gusto mucho el lugar y la comida muy buena! La atención fue muy linda!

Report
LB
LuzB
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very expensive for an average brunch .

GF
GrayFamilyTravels
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our early dinner at Serena. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food was good.

FAQs

Serena Rooftop is rated 4.5 stars by 306 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.