VISTAMAR

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$31 to $50
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Latin American
VISTAMAR, ocean view in Spanish, is a Latin restaurant specializing in seafood located in City Island. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience with waterfront views.

At VISTAMAR we strive to make sure our customers feel at home whether they are celebrating a birthday, family event or just joining us for the night. Enjoy our cocina latina and stay for the hospitality.

Restaurant, lounge and event space available.

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Mon - Thu 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

What 152 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best brunch in town

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great time at VISTAMAR! Great food! Great Price! And the service is like no other!

HV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best Restaurant EVER...the food is great and the staff are very polite and professional

KH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing me and my company didn’t like was the fact that the music was so loud we had to scream at each other to hear ourselves. Other than that it was fabulous

J
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Vistamar, good food, great service & fun ambiance, beautiful view! I was disappointed to miss the buffet, only on Sunday

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything’s was beautiful, the view, the band was my favorite part. The service was excellent. Our server was Jose. Very friendly guy. Very attentive.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service. Amazing food and drinks

TB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, music was a little too loud for dinner but over all was amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Planned for a large party 20+ people for my aunts birthday. Excellent customer service. A lot of food, enough to fill everyone up. Even the family style appetizers were filling. Great music and drinks. Really enjoyed! Will return and recommend

LT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. I loved the ambiance, decor, service, valet. The food was delicious and the menu excellent. Our waiter, Jose, was excellent! I wish I had known the portions were very large and would not have ordered as much food. However, I ate the leftovers the next day and it was just as delicious. I had a great experience and will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sisters Birthday

YI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my birthday 🎂 and Omar was amazing as per usual! Thanks vistamar for being so accommodating🤗 see you guys soon

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food is bland and lacks seasoning. Drinks are strong but not flavorful. Service was decent but probably won't be back here until the food improves.

CB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went here for their Sunday brunch buffet. It was good but being that it was in City Island, I was really hoping to see more seafood. There were a lot of meat dishes and an omelette station, but hardly any seafood. I enjoyed the bottomless mimosas and the beautiful waterfront views. Would like to return but probably for a regular dinner.

HV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the Bronx.. Great food service and music..

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The view, food, and service were all great! My boyfriend and I shared the paella dish. We were a little disappointed that when we ate the rest of our food the next day both of our lobsters had very little to no meat in them. We live in Connecticut so we weren’t able to do much about that. I’m not exactly sure how that happened.

CD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, casual. Clean, and superb! Great food, great service, drinks were delicious, food was filling, wonderful view!

C
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vistamar was exceptional for the dinner party I hosted. From booking to dessert. The customer service was exceptional. My whole entire party was late and they were still able to accommodate me. They allowed us to bring balloons and decorate. They made personalized menus for our event. The decor, the ambiance, the music, the food, the staff... everything exquisite!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time , went for my Fiancés 21st bday . Went early around 5pm and it was Quiet.. great food also .

B
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had an amazing time at Vistamar. Went for my mom’s birthday. Had a choice of sitting outside or inside. Chose inside and it was a great choice. Amazing view overlooking the water. Food was absolutely amazing. Well worth the money. Music was a mix of Afrobeats and Spanish. Nice ambience.

A
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good environment and decent size plates. I would recommend for families.

ZM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The food was amazing and the photographer was amazing he dance with us the whole night lol . We will be going back again.

JV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like it the food was good and i will came back with family

S
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The service was great, the staff at Vista Mar is really attentive and accommodating. Our reservation was for a party of 10 and 8 out of the 10 people were half an hour late, but they were still able to seat us which is rare especially on a Saturday night. The food was pretty good, despite coming out very late due to an electrical issue at the restaurant. My only problem with the stay was the noise level. It was extremely loud to the point I have an earache from that day. In addition to the volume they seemed to have had a private event booked on the day we visited so you basically had two competing sets of speakers playing different songs at equally loud volumes at the same time. This meant that even if you didn’t mind the music you couldn’t really enjoy it unless you were far enough from one of the speaker sets that you could only hear one. Unfortunately for us we were seated right next to where the music from the private party was playing so we had no choice but to wait it out until the party finished. Vista Mar is more of a restaurant with a club atmosphere and I get that now but when I made the reservation I was just expecting to go to a restuarsnt. However if you want to go to a restaurant with a club atmosphere and don’t mind extremely loud music then it will be perfect for you.

CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Although the service was ok, the noise level was excruciating. The party next door was so loud that it surpassed the music in the dinning room. You could not have a conversation at the table. My wife mentioned to another worker to close the party room door and he ignored it.
I am not coming back to this dump.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music was way to loud for dinner , I couldn’t hear the person across from me

B
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited here on sunday which was also my bday with hubby, and I loved it it was amazing. The staff, food and view was amazing. I would definitely recommend VISTAMAR. Thank you

Z
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the broiled red snapper with shrimp and vegetables. It was amazing! Server was very amicable and professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 6:30pm got there about 15mims early and was seated right away. The food was great and the drinks were awesome, even my son’s chicken fingers (not your ordinary chicken finger) with rice and beans were great as well. I’ve been here a few times when it was Don coqui and everything is still great. I was celebrating my birthday so when my brownie came out with my sparkle candle they had a guy there to take pictures which is available for purchase. It even comes in a real frame.

IV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was flavorful and everyone enjoyed their seafood dishes when they arrived. The service was a bit frustrating, our waitress stopped by a total of 3-4 times over two hours. I never had a chance to order a cocktail because she wasn’t attentive, they lost out on some add ons to our check because of that. It does get a bit loud when it’s birthday celebrations and they play music for each. I don’t think this crowd is for everyone - if you are looking for intimate and sophisticated this isn’t the restaurant for you. I didn’t hate it so if I had to go back I would, not a top pick for me on city island though.

b
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Being here felt like being on vacation. While the service was slow and less than perfect, the wait staff was so pleasant and entertaining it was fine. The seafood salad was terrific. The view is fantastic. I would recommend as a place if you have the time to just hang out and watch a sunset and look at boats and look at the water.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice location. Tasty food. Huge portions! A paella for two will easily feed four.

S
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good and hot although buffet. Waffles made fresh. Please add strawberries to the fruit selection. Staff does a great job staying on top of food availability at buffet. Sangrias were good and our server was attentive and pleasant during our visit.

BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I requested a table by the water for a party of 6. I received a phone call advising that, that was not an option for a party my size. However when I got to the restaurant, there was definitely seating for a party of 6 and larger sitting at window seat facing the water. This was highly disappointing. Over all the food was good. The Buffet style was a little confusing as we weren't advised of this when we were seated and we had to figure this out on our own. Our waiter was very attentive. Other than small mishaps in the grand picture, I will be returning. This was not my first time at this restaurant and the food is always great and the service amazing.

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place was very nice an accommodating. Drinks were good and the food. Had a great time with my family. Will definitely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Father’s Day

AR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and son bought myself and my father for Father’s Day. The food was incredibly delicious!!! I will be coming back and highly recommend VISTAMAR!!!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, staff and food

S
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The churrasco I ordered didn’t look like a Churrasco. It was very dry with a leather like texture. The rice and maduros were also very dry as if they had been sitting out for a long time. The drinks were good and the ambiance was great. I’ve been here for brunch and loved it. They completely missed the mark on dinner.

I
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Would have given this restaurant 5 stars if the hostess was a bit more friendly and welcoming. Overall food is good but they definitely need a staff make over.