The Deck at Island Gardens

4.5
356 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
The Deck at Island Gardens is Miami’s most exquisite super-yacht marina outdoor restaurant and lounge, the perfect environment for guests to wine, dine and dance outdoors. Guests can arrive by land or sea to enjoy an all-new culinary concept, fusing Mediterranean flavors and quintessential European dishes that draw from the yachting circuit’s various ports of call from Ibiza to St Tropez. The Deck at Island Gardens features a globally sourced menu with delicacies including mezzes, the finest fish, prosciutto, risotto and pasta, all brought to life with locally sourced produce and meats. The Deck at Island Gardens is renowned for its panoramic views of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay – the most signature sunset views Miami has to offer. For reservations, please contact (786) 627 4949 or thedeck@islandgardens.com
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 356 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Terrible experience! The octopus was over heated . We ask them and they brought the same one again.
The salad was a joke.
Branzinon was ok . The only good thing was the wine and the music the vibe is amazing .
I won’t come back here for food again .

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom here and we absolutely loved it. The ambiance was beautiful and the waiter was immaculate. I would definitely be returning when I am back in Miami. The seafood tower is absolutely amazing. The whipped mashed was so good! If you want a classy and place with fresh food definitely go!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

I never had such bad experiences here before till now. Was put on a table hidden in back where all the waiters walk by and bump in to the chairs with out even saying excuse me. They forgot we were even there, we just want it to finish our drinks and leave.

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PeterT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience4

Incredibly loud for no reason

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go back to Miami, going to this place is a must. Always a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great but $$$$$

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

Yesterday it was scary! No electricity. Water on the floor. Flooded!!! It was awful. So hard to get back to my car. Very dangerous. They should ha ve closed it due to weather. The water from the tents was evacuated using a pole and heating it. SO UNSAFE !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Food was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Place is in a great location but food was fair. Not as good as expected especially because it’s so expensive. My octopus was so hard I couldn’t eat it all

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Jonelle
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here but definitely will not be the last.
We were celebrating my hubby’s birthday and I must say we were completely blown away.
He was having a rough day earlier and going to this spot totally made up for it.
We got seated in a Cabana by the water.
The ambiance was so beautiful, the drinks were great and the food was impeccable.
I plan on coming back for my birthday in October
Absolutely wonderful!!!
We loved it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was exceptional. The only downside was that it was summertime and there were flies all over our yummy food! The staff did everything they could to help us out (light a candle, turn fan towards our table) but it was still distracting our birthday dinner. We’ll be back though, it’s too beauitful not to be!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

We all ordered salmon and it was dangerously undercooked. The waiter only came back to our table maybe twice within the whole time we were there.

Only good thing about the place are the views and entertainment. Live band, woman on stilts was interacting with people, a woman was balancing fire.. so the entertainment was great but as a whole, not the best place for food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The place has great ambiance and it’s in a great location that is why I am not giving it one star. My issue was with the server and the busser. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine. When they came to set the plates after the appetizer the busser spilled the wine bottle and my wine glass all over the table on me and all over the floor. It was accidental but we never had a manager come and approach us to apologize for the incident. On top of everything once we received the check they expected us to pay full price for a bottle of wine that they had spilled. We quickly spoke with the server and they deducted 30$ off the bill but the fact that we had to take the initiative and be the ones to speak up about it was very disappointing. Not great service for how much money you’re going to spend at this location.

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RogerS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ash was exceptional. Made my husbands birthday with his assistance and disposition and friendliness!

Milo the manager was wonderful and came up to acknowledge and ask how our experience was which of course magnificent and will return soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for an anniversary dinner when you're ready to eat fine foods and turn up with your people!

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vipBMac
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing place! Beautiful views! Food was absolutely out of this world! Service was a little slow but staff was friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Had dinner with family from out of town who were looking for a location with a nice city view. The view was the only highlight of the night. Food was not worth the price at all. Food quality was comparable to chain restaurants, and that’s giving them too much credit. Not many options available on the menu either. Service lacked from start to finish. Music was soo loud, we could not hold a conversation without screaming and repeating every other sentence. Extremely hot and existing fans are poorly placed. I’ve dined at other outdoor venues in Miami and never felt the intense heat as we did here. They should definitely address this issue. You don’t expect to be dripping sweat before appetizers arrive when the prices are what they charge.
Come for the view and maybe drinks…save yourself time and a tasteless dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
Love the atmosphere and the food was awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipSoBeLocal
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad food options for brunch and slow service (maybe with the 20% tip included - there is low incentive to hustle). Not worth the trip better experience at Sea Spice for similar price

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was extremely over priced and not good at all.

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vipVanessaF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. I had fish. The desserts are amazing tried them all also. Ambiance is perfect on the dock. Music by DJ was great. Great outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

La comida es mala y demasiado cara.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Brunch menu is a rip off. Almost $40 for a burger. SoBe crowd. Not for me

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vipElijah
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible view, great drinks, good food. Definitely the place to spend an afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The music could be less louder, otherwise the food and service was awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The oysters did not taste fresh, and the Octopus was bland.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sure glad we dined here!!!! What a wonderful experience! We dine out at least twice a week - and were hesitant to dine here, because of some poor reviews, but did anyway to share the view with friends visiting Miami. The food here was outstanding. Best Truffle fries ever - and we have been to the white truffle festival in Alba, Italy, where we ate plenty of truffles. The rest of the food was WAY above average with fresh fish and perfectly cooked and seasoned asparagus, Service was tops. And the music was a highlight that completed the perfect atmosphere. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent place, food, drinks, music and view

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vipCoreyC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Food was mediocre. Not worth the price. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration of a friend of mine

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Amazing vibe!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved spending the evening here. Cannot wait to come back on our next vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really had a very pleasant night celebrating my daughter's birthday, the food, the drinks, the attention, the atmosphere and the violinist playing the violin in accordance with the background music, all very cool 😎

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really full and kitchen was almost closing but server made sure we got our food ordered, 5 minutes before closing kitchen. The food was good, and everything overall was great , good music, good views & excellent cocktails. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una tarde preciosa

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect spot

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La mejor experiencia, el ambiente, la música, fantástico lo recomiendo

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The Deck at Island Gardens is rated 4.5 stars by 356 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.