Tamara's Bistro - National Hotel

4.3
30 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro

About

Tamara's Bistro at the National Hotel in Miami Beach offers Bistro style cuisine featuring local flavors while dining indoors or on our patio with incredible views of our infinity pool and tropical oasis. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

The decor is refreshing with a colorful mosaic ceiling depicting an Art Deco scene. Views of the infinity pool and an al fresco dining patio make for a relaxing atmosphere at Tamara's Bistro.

The breakfast menu allows for either buffet dining or à la carte ordering. For lunch, enjoy the catch of the day prepared one of three ways. The Tamara's Bistro Paella Valencia is a favorite at dinner.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Restaurant accepted reservation but was closed

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nothing special about the food at all. Snapper and jerk chicken.

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Car6975
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The place is beautiful. The service was ok. We had 9 for brunch and all of our food came out at different times and our toast came out 10 minutes later. The place was pretty empty and servers were standing chatting so I don’t understand the issue. The bloody Mary’s were outstanding. The food was good but pricey for eggs but I guess you’re paying for the area. The music was a bit loud for my taste because we could not talk at our table without raised voices.

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Arnie
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.. service was excellent.. everything was Perfect.. wished we had a restaurant like that at hometown.. very clean environment..

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We walked to the restaurant and we were really not sure we’d picked the right place based on our walk there. Wow...our waitress (Ariella) was one of the best I’ve ever had. She was very thorough in answering any questions and simply knew her stuff! She taught us what it means when a wine is “natural” and gave thorough descriptions of every menu item we asked about. The food was perfect. We had the mussels appetizer, grouper with Thai coconut broth, snapper, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic, and a chocolate spiced mousse for dessert. Everything was spot on and my boyfriend has a culinary degree so he’s very discerning! Thank you, Tamara’s for such a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The little restaurant was super cute! I went their for brunch and it over looks the hotel pool which was adorable. I got the shrimp and polenta and it was so amazing. I am actually sad I don’t live in Miami to get it more often. The shrimp was the perfect size but the polenta was super flavorful. My mimosa was great too. The only complaint I would have is how long it took to get the food and receive my change. There were only a couple tables so it wasn’t busy at all Bc it was like 8am. It took almost another 10 minutes to get my change back.

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vipAndujar
New England
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. It’s very 1920’s. It’s fine dining at it’s best. The place is under renovations, and it is not a kid friendly place. But the service is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been to that restaurant two years in a row for Valentine’s Day. They are amazing! The service is warm and friendly and accurate. Even though Covid has impacted everybody, their menu is not what it used to be however the items they do have are excellent. I was told they’re going to have your full menu available this week. Definitely visit this restaurant if you are in town the view is wonderful and you are seated toward the rear of the hotel and you have a beautiful view of their pool, Which is all lit up at night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good. The service could have been better. Never got my coffee that I ordered with dessert and a few other things were off because the waiter was not very attentive. The fact that they already include the tip in the check I’m sure is not motivating enough for wait staff to be extra attentive. Other than that, the food was tasty.

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gracer
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The menu seemed reasonable, but the evening we hoped to dine there, Google showed they were closed. We called to verify and they were surprised because indeed they were open and encouraged us to make a reservation. Upon arrival, a very snooty front desk fellow told us they do not allow anyone under 21. We explained that Open Table allowed the reservation, and that they hadn’t mentioned that on the phone. When we told him that was ridiculous, he said “actually it’s a very good concept. We are the first adult only hotel in Miami.”

Open Table info says nothing about over 21, Google was incorrect, and no one on the phone gave this info—so now our family of 6 had no reservation on a busy evening. And all the snooty fellow wants to do is defend the hotel’s “concept”? We took our family to a much nicer place and spent our money there.

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Tiana
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I was satisfied with my dining experience at Tamara’s Bistro. I had the breakfast buffet, which gives a variety of options from fruit to bacon and waffles for $19. This includes unlimited oj and coffee. I would recommend dining here if you are in the Miami Beach area.

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Goodfood
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the burger and a Caesar salad. The meat was flavorful and arrived cooked according to our request. The salad was fresh; the accompanying rolls were excellent. The service was superb; warm and attentive.

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vipWilliamS
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Tamara's Bistro used to be near the top of my go-to dependable list of places to take out-of-town visitors, but my last 3 visits in the past year have been underwhelming. The service is slow and unsure, and the quality of the food has decreased dramatically for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ambience remains, but with so many other options to choose from, it will be a long time before I return, unfortunately.

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MarkG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bit of a hidden gem. A beautiful art deco bar and restaurant. Excellent service. A limited menu and wine list but excellent quality and exceptional value. Highly recommend having dinner then linger for live entertainment and a drink by the bar and take a walk along the remarkable 70 meter swimming pool.

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viptobyl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Limited menu. We were only ones dining. Although it’s advertised as Mediterranean, it really isn’t.

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TeresitaB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service of these two waitress Ilijana and Max people is spectacular kindness performance in her work my husband and I very happy with your service. 👍🏼

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vipjackiel
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Breakfast buffet is small and not really worth the money.

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Amie
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was impeccable. A very nice spot to celebrate with love ones.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

La verdad el buffet de desayuno es muy pobre y demasiado caro

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vipElena
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet breakfast was absolutely amazing. Very reasonably priced, great choice of dishes and very friendly service. We had a 10 month old baby with us and we felt very looked after by the crew. Will be back when we are in Miami next!

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RobertS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fun experience. I suggest the sampling menu.

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vipIsabelM
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and - excellent view - Our waitress from Serbia super attentive and fast.

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RaquelA
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had lunch at Tamara's Bistro as part of Miami spice on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Service was very good, we had the shrimp risotto and it was good enough. The hotel pool is beautiful. Very nice ambiance.

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JanF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in South Beach. Not so crowded, not so laud, great food and service, and live music.

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vipJuviaisgreat
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This place has so much potential, but it was empty. Also, the lighting was bright for an evening dinner. It would have been better with table lighting. There was one server for the entire outdoor space, but she was rarely there.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, really good food and fabulous servers!! Thank you!!

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Sara
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely wonderful. The view and ambiance was beautiful. 10/10 recommend.

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SebastianoS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Thought this would be a good restaurant but when you are served a French onion soup where the broth is so thin it looks like colored water and you have two pieces of bread placed on top with some melted cheese on it, you do not really look forward to the next course. No taste, no flavor, poorly executed, is all I can say about the soup. The steaks that we ordered were minimal in portion and you were served A few vegetables with it. There are many other restaurants much better than this as their reply for the soup problem was “ we did take it off your bill”. I would have preferred to have had a beautiful French onion soup which I thought I would get and a much better meal.

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SandraT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, elegant, and delicious food. I will definitely be back!

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VictoriaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The decor here is very chic with indoor and outdoor seating and view of the pool. Brunch was a nice assortment of options - we had eggs Benedict and omelette with side choice of potatoes or fruit. Food was fresh, well presented and delicious. Moderately priced.

FAQs

Tamara's Bistro - National Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 532-2311.

Tamara's Bistro - National Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.