The Deck at Island Gardens

4.5
380 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join us at The Deck for New Year's Eve. We are offering a 5-course special menu and bottle specials throughout the evening. Ring in the new year in style with live entertainment.

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vipManhattan
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoy the restaurant & being 5 min away

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place I Keep going back the branzino and truffle fries is my favorite love the ambiance and vibe on weekends

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

No había música latina.

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JavierC
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice view of downtown Miami, good food with a high price point.

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RickB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Entrée menu seemed limited and pricey for the actual product. Atmosphere was nice and gentleman who took care of us was very accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Our reservation was made in advanced for the 9:30 pm seating. Walked in to no host and a random employer told us to seat wherever we wanted. We chose one of the many open tables and that’s when the issue began. We first waited about 20 minutes to get someone to come to the table and as she approached she immediately asked us why where we there and how were we able to sit when they were about to closed. We showed her the reservation and then she left to get us menus. At this point was already 10 PM and we were informed that the kitchen was closing in 5 minutes. We ordered a few appetizers and an american wagyu New York strip with truffle fries. The oysters were good, the beef carpaccio was ok, but the big disappointment was the steak. It was over cooked (we order medium rare, they delivered extremely well…almost fried). The waitress apologized but couldn’t do anything because the kitchen was already closed….10:15 pm at this time. We asked about the truffle fries and she apologized again. They had turned off the fryer.

Let’s discuss the ambiance…we hadn’t even received the steak and they turned on the lights and turned off the music. The manager passed by and I was able to stopped her to discuss this. She was apologetic and offer some kind of restitution.

To the restaurant….we were there to spend money on a nice dinner…$82 back for an overcooked steak that we couldn’t eat doesn’t take back from the disappointing experience. We didn’t even get to order dessert. We were in and out the door in under 1 hour.

For future reservations…don’t offer a 9:30 pm reservations on a Sunday if you are going to put people through this. As a couple with young kids, it takes a lot to be able to dine out. From coordinating child care and paying for it, to getting ready and driving almost an hour to this place…it is extremely disrespectful to clients.

FYI…the valet costs $30 for the hour were in.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast... food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pricey but good

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vipMarieV
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. The decor and location was absolutely beautiful. But the only issue was the service wasn’t the best, it took us 5 mins to get the attention of any staff member even though they were behind us talking. This happen a few times they out our meal. Also the music was SOOO LOUD. It was nearly impossible to hear us talk. But over all we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great birthday kickoff dinner

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

Took my sister for a birthday dinner. Very impressed with the ambiance and service. 10/10. Music was great & variety of genres
Had a lovely time ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent experience….in food..service..drinks… entertainment and MORE ,,,,,Thank you for everything!!! PS Hasan excellent service and thank you for your attitude…

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vipleonelh
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice place to chill and enjoy. The only but is that is very expensive

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AdysG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing service expetacular just to pricey!!!!! But it is worth it the food was great!!!!

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Kyeng
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A quiet night out with a good girlfriend under the tent with the cats! No live band or activity just very relaxing scenic view

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vipMMAYA77
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The places is really good until it rains. Need more food choices. Ambience and the live music is amazing. Food prices are very high

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience4

The server was rude asking to leave after 2 hours, we could not have dinner because we didn’t have time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything good Thank you

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Reggie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Good vibe, beautiful sky line of Miami.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Shabby overall experience, food was ok. Table next to us started smoking while we were eating. No sense of respect and personal space, particularly during COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibe and the live music is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
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 on September 11, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambience is amazing! Great DJ playing all good/vibing music.
Drinks are good; the entree was amazing, I had the salmon with mash potatoes (amazingly delicious). Service was a bit slow. Valet was awesome! I went to the front to meet a friend and my feet were killing me and one of the valet rep asked if I had sandals in the car, he will run and get it for me so I can be comfortable, best valet experience!

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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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vipAthyK
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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The Deck at Island Gardens is rated 4.5 stars by 380 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.