Seaspice & Modern Garden

4.6
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$50 and over
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Global, International
Seaspice & Modern Garden, a waterfront seafood brasserie and Lounge with 250 feet of docking facility is located on the bank of the Miami River introducing the area to some serious culinary swagger personified by a new sleek restaurant that focuses on restyled gastro classics and modern cocktailing. Think surf and turf.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.3
service
4.8
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Bouncer made a whole scene about how we couldn’t get in, but he was gonna take care of us (expecting some kind of tip for doing his job). Then blonde hostess said to be completely booked and after 2 minutes I looked on opentable and saw there were plenty of reservations. I wanted a table outside but was asked to spend at least 2 thousand dollars. Overall, seaspice thinks they are some kind of michelin star level restaurant, when the food is mediocre.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Waited for almost an hour past reservation time to be seated.

AR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was not up to usual high standard - we had to wait longer than seemed necessary and the server didn’t one around as much as others I’ve had there - but the ambiance and food were exceptional as usual. And the Cadillac Margarita my wife had put her in a great mood - so much so that she didn’t even mind that our view of the Miami River and and Miami skyline were blocked by a yacht getting the superior service being denied to the regular patrons sitting in the main outside covered dining area.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Would rather not say but emailed with the owner

E
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Gorgeous setting on the river, excellent food but the service was poor.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was exceptional but it took over two hours to be seated even with a reservation. We started with a bad taste in our mouths but that quickly changed after dinner. Delicious food but expect a long wait regardless of reservation.

RM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Went there Christmas. Food was good. Sat out side with nice views of the river. Maitre d manager was rude and not helpful. Hostess was also not happy to be working. Few bad apples ruin the experience.

r
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday experience! The service was absolutely terrific and the food superb. It was pleasant enough to sit outside and after the mega-yacht pulled away we had a spectacular view of the river and Miami skyline. The two-hour maximum was not oppressive, we did not feel rushed in any way. The birthday treat was a nice surprise, they clearly paid attention to the reservation. We ordered from the higher end of the menu so the price was not a surprise, but it is possible to dine for less. Our server (whose name I regrettably don't remember) went the extra mile, posing us for great photos with the skyline in the background. Truly a memorable birthday evening on Christmas Eve!

F
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, great location & ambiance. Service was decent, server was busy.

EL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We waited 45 minutes for our drinks and food, very disappointing

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting family

B
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great Setting next to water. Food was excellent..Server was not very professional and not particularly friendly.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

En general todo muy bien. Me gusta ese lugar

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I went for Thanksgiving. She had a traditional Thanksgiving meal and I ordered the alaskan king crab pasta. Both were outstanding! Service was awesome and the view was spectacular!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night! My boyfriend proposed me and all the restaurant personal was a part of it, they were really nice and keeping congratulation us all the night. The food es excellent, really tasty. The price is high but it’s worth it. We consider this restaurant it’s a MUST everytime we came to Miami.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaing food, service and experience

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

They didn’t gave me a table, i had to go to the bar.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended restaurant!! Everything was excellent

A
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dessert in Miami, tres leches , all is perfect in this place

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julie is amazing!!!! She made our experience so lovely. ❤️

LG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was GREAT, service was just as well. No complaints.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Thank you.

D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The waiter was very nice but the hosts have the worst attitude. Really liking less the experience here.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen ambiente y comida sabrosa

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

El lugar está muy bonito, pero la comida es bastante cara para lo que es.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Everything was going great ...delicious food, service was ok because the place wasn’t too packed yet. Then the place got busy as we were wrapping up. I’ve been here plenty of times before so I already knew how things get when they get busy. However this time the waitress tried to overcharge me for the tip saying that the 18% that was already included “goes to the house”; and that we should therefore tip her more. Unbelievable. Of course I said no. To top it off, once my charge went through, she came back saying that it did not go through and that she’d like to “walk me through” the process of paying again. Once again, unbelievable!! I showed her the charge that had already come through on my amex app, and she walked away disgruntled. Our bottle was not empty yet she took it and disappeared. Needless to say, I’m done with this place. Not coming back. This is what you get when you hire amateurs and expect 5 star service.

J
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice ambiance, view isn't all that nice honestly unless you just enjoy waterfront dining. But there isn't really much to look at besides a few cargo boats. You can kinda see downtown in the corner but that's about all you're getting.

Now onto the food!
We took advantage of Miami Spice for Brunch and tried the Malanga Fritters and Watercress salad for appetizers, Florentine Benedict and Sausage with Polenta for entrees, and both available desserts on the Miami Spice menu which were the tres leches and chocolate-mousse like dessert. Everything was delicious, no complaints at all on food and quality. Quantity was a bit small but I expected that. However if I would've paid full price for those portions, I would've been very upset.

For drinks we had two Mimosas each and that alone cost more than our meals which I thought was outrageous. I expected expensive drinks, but not like that. Twenty dollars for a simple orange juice with a dash of champagne is ridiculous. I've gone to places nicer than this one and paid less.

Service was fine, but could be improved for a place as expensive as this. Every person we dealt with was nice, just not very accommodating. By the end of our meal I didn't know who exactly was our waiter since different people kept coming to our table (IF they came at all). We were helped more by the busboy than our actual waiter. Not to mention the automatic 18% tip included in our bill for a party of only two people.

To sum things up: food and drinks are delicious, just not worth the price at all. Not even the view could make up for it. Service could be better though we didn't deal with any rude employees at all, everyone was nice. Will I come back again? Probably not, but I don't regret coming here.

RJ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice experience. Great food and vibes. However services was quite slow.

TF
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ordered from the Miami Spice menu and while the meal was filling overall, I felt like the portions were a bit small. Everything was delicious though and our server, and the other staff who waited on our table, were all helpful and attentive.

TP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful location and great food, lovely location on the river.

TK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great time over there, super good food and music. Great atmosphere!!! We definitely will be there again

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch during Miami Spice. This is a charming and so Miami place, a melting oot of peopme and flavors by the river

OT
Anchorage
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Good Food but it was hard to enjoy, they told us even with a reservation we had to sit outside and that the fans did not move. They said they did not have a place in the shade so I got some sun burn.

MJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambinace was perfect inside and out. Food was great and the service was just as good. Going to be returning very soon to try the volcanic stone steak.

AC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant! Super good and great on service.

FV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was mediocre tonight. Been here many times and enjoyed it every time. Brought one of my most important clients... food was mediocre a and service was terrible. Not a good look. Seaspice failed all around today!

OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at 1150pm for a 12am reservation after paying for valet parking hostess said they are closed I said I have a reservation she said yeah open table is wrong and we aren't linked up with them but I do see it. She then got a manager who said I'll put that you were seated at the bar so you don't get charged the $50pp cancellation fee. No apology, remorse etc. We drove 25 minutes from our hotel in Doral to dine there. Ridiculous!

VL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. We went for Miami spice lunch. The waiter took long to get to us but other than that everything was great.

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