Permanently Closed - Tantra Restaurant & Lounge

3.7
155 Reviews
$31 to $50
International

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge is a flamingo style nightclub located in Miami Beach, Florida. The restaurant serves global fare with an emphasis on ingredients that are believed to be aphrodisiacs and features grass floors, a marble waterfall and a D.J. with a full dance floor.

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge serves a variety of food, drinks and hookahs and is open from early evening until early the next morning. The main menu at Tantra Restaurant & Lounge features an assortment of salads, appetizers, seafood, meats and sides. Main entrées featured at the restaurant ginger kissed king salmon, wild sea bass Aphrodite, big eye tuna tataki, grilled filet mignon, New Zealand rack of lamb and Indian inspired chicken tikka.

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3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
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3.9
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2.8
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall1food3service1ambience3

My date and I left after waiting for 41 minutes and were not served after being seated. I would understand if it were packed but that was not the case.

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dataz
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Very nice restaurant that has a very sensuous atmosphere that kindles the senses in more than just your culinary requirement. Great setting for a close and special dinner.

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vipFoodieextraordinaire
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2014
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Don't be surprised to find out its really a nightclub.
Go after 12am.

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vipgastrojunkie
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2014
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It's not that I would not recommend it... I think it's just not ready to be a dinner spot.. A late night dinner spot with party to follow yes .... But not for the 8.30pm dinner crowd... The 10.30 dinner crown will be happy here.
Food was good and service was charming and friendly. Do not fault it for anything just feel it lacks a bit if warmth at dinner time.... Decor is absolutely fabulous though... Maybe the lighting? Hope they are successful.

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vipMalisimo
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2013
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Malísima comida. El peor servicio. En la página ofrecen el miami spice y cuando llegas la dueña te dice que no es cierto. Le tuve que enseñar desde mi iPhone su página para que vea que ofrece el menú. Luego rogando que me sirvan moet. La comida tan fea que nos cayo mal. El día anterior comimos en el SLS x 350 dólares. Acá tuve que pagar 600 dólares y comi y me atendieron peor que en un mc donalds. Si viene a este lugar es demasiado tonto

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vipRMAC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2013
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I came here last year and everything was perfect, so expetations were high this time. But it was nothing special. I asked for a Chianti and it took 15 minutes for the waitress to tell me they didn't have it. And she didn't offer an option. The meat was great, but for $109 (just the entrée), you can't expect less then perfection. The restaurant is famous for its Monday's after-dinner party, but this time it was half empty. Overall, just average.

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viptest124
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I recommend the Love Apple (tomato, goat cheese), King Salmon, and Grilled eggplant side. Each dish had the right amount of spices and umami. The meal was one of the best I've had in Miami. The restaurant is great for a romantic meal: dimly lit, quiet and excellent service. Dinner music was a bit odd... Indian/emo. The restaurant turns into a dance club at night after 11pm... but the place doesn't fill out until 12am so waiting after dinner was awkward. They play a mix of hip-hop/dance and hispanic/salsa music which was weird to switch between since a lot of people stopped dancing when it switched. It's a few blocks away from the main streets and the sidewalks nearby have a homeless stench. Also the exterior looks old and poorly painted.

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Fabb
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was Impeccable!! Nice private exotic environment! Staff made sure we were well taken care of! Food was delicious, nice try.

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vipTerryD
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Miami places!!

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vipSeanF
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2013
Overall3food4service1ambience1

We were only people in the place creepy

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vipKristen
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2013
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our experience at Tantra was somewhat of a let-down. The food overall was good but the service was strange and especially slow. Our waitress was either new or clearly didn't have a clue about serving tables. She came back after the first course was served to ask what we ordered for the main courses. (?). Then she explained what foie gras and prawns were to us, as if we had never eaten out. Strangely she provided her opinion on both options telling us "it wasn't her preference". Overall the restaurant is beautiful but the atmosphere is ruined when you look up at the tacky TV and see strip-joint type pictures. Sexy to me, isn't having to show it all off. When I have a $40 steak, I'd prefer to see only that piece of meat in front of me.

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Romantic setting perfect for a special occasion. Dine here late! 8:30 was way too early for this place. Cocktails are a must along with the lobster.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2013
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We wanted to have a quite night and we had it. Ambience was great and good service. It was very loud after 10:30pm. I did not expected. Over all a nice place to go for a date or to chill out.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Amazing Service! Perfect indulgent experience. =)

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu provided enough standards among the exotic to keep conservative pallets happy, but even the standards had enough twist to entertain the foodies. Service was fantastic; we had a great time.

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AlfredoA
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place. Very sexy and pushing you for more. Nice stark and oysters. We love it. Recommended for special occasion. Music after hours and ambient so good. Second time and expect the third one very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2013
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So glad we found this place. Very romantic and sexy place. Wonderful atmosphere. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Will be going back again next time we are in Miami. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we were there actually for valentines day!good service and food ;only the dessert take to long to be ready!.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2013
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good however not worth the price that was charged. The service was really slow. We waited for more than 45 mins to be served dessert. Not worth the wait and price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2012
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Had an amazing New Year's Eve meal and post meal dance party. My only gripe was the service was very slow. It took over an hour for our meals and we saw people who sat down after us get their food first. By the time we got our food it was 15 minutes until midnight. We wanted to order dessert but the dance party started at midnight and we just got too distracted by then. Would have been nice to have more time to eat and relax before the countdown.

All the food was beyond amazing. One of the most decadent meals I've had in a long while. I had the lobster and truffle risotto which were beautifully served and the flavors were spot on. My friend had the sea bass. I almost had food envy when I had a bite of her meal.

I'd definitely recommen

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2012
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This was our New Years eve dinner place. Athmosphere and service was very promising but the air conditioning was too powerful. It was cold in there! I had to say also that I expected little more from the food with that prices. Overall it was a good restaurang but it could have been much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2012
Overall2food2service1ambience3

WAITER DINT KNOW MENU WELL, WE ASKED FOR CHEF, HE CAME, WE EXPLAINED 4 IN MY GROUP ARE VEGETARIANS, HE OFFERED PLATER OF ROASTED VEGGIE, CHICK PEAS AND RICE, ONE 8 YR OLD WANTED A VEGGIE WRAP WITH LETTUCE, ETC., CHEF SAID WILL WRAP IN FLAT BREAD , WE SAID OK, AND ALSO WE ORDERED 3 SEA BASS, & TOLD HIM WE DONT WANT ANY OIL, BUTTER ANYTHING, CHEF SAID OK , IT CAME FULL OF OIL, WRAP WAS HORRIBLE AND WAS NOT CONSUMED, 3 VEGGIE DISHES RICE WAS NOT IN THE PLATE, WHEN ASKED WAITER BROUGHT RICE AND CHARGED EXTRA, WE WANTED TO TALK TO THE MANGER, AND COULD NOT BE FOUND, OUR RESERVATION WAS AT 8 PM, RESTAURANT WAS EMPTY, AFTER AN HOUR WE SAW ONE COUPLE CAME TO DINE AND ANOTHER TABLE IN ANOTHER SECTION, OVER CHARGED AND DINT EVEN CARE TO CORRECT BILL

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2012
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Extremely high priced..
Not tasty food... place seems fake

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2012
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Chilean Sea Bass was outstanding! Best dish that was ordered. We also had the filet with Cuban coffee glaze which was very good.

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Grahamcarps
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2012
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We brought friends over with us from the Uk, as we had been to the bar before, but not eaten. We had the most amazing time, and the steak was just about the best I had ever eaten.
Brilliant night

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visiting from out of town on a Thursday night. Drinks, food, concept and service were all great at Tantra . . . . just expected a bit more of a bar scene. Ended up with a private, romantic dinner instead. We'll plan to come back on a Saturday or "Classic Monday" for the club experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place! Don't be fooled by the outside look, once you step in its worth every penny

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and the food was spectacular! Every single dish we had was perfect. And the restaurant is so romantic!

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vipUFrankM
Miami
143 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2012
Overall2food2service3ambience2

They had a Zagat sign from 2007, which is the last time I think we were here. Looks like same place from 5 years ago. Felt stale in terms of ambiance. Food was really disappointing. Spice menu left a lot to be desired although sounded great on paper. Drinks were best part of meal. Probably time for a new direction for this place

JK
JoanK
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our meal. Each course was a treat visually as well as full of wonderful flavors. We couldn't stop taking pictures. The Aphrodisiac them was a lot of fun, too.

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vipAlexa
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2012
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not my favorite miami spice 2012 menu, but one of the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for Miami Spice menu. Good food, great service. As any spot in South Beach, pricy drinks. Order the seabass ceviche as appetizer.

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vipMrsColeman
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2012
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We dined here hoping to enjoy the lounge only to find that it wasn't open because it's being serviced by a new promoter. That was a disappointment and the food was over priced but very good.

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RachelleD
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of girlfriends and I (who are not from Miami) decided to try Tantra for the Miami Spice event. The food was delicious and beautiful. The drinks were wonderful and the overall ambiance was so unique and posh. We loved it!

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weekenddiner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and nice ambiance. Definitely worth a try and a repeat!

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vipEdie
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very eclectic neat spot that was a joy to frequent with 2 best girlfriends!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

my girlfriends and i decide to tryout the Miami spice at Tantra. it was our first time there. the waiter was friendly, helpful and unbelievable wonderful service. the appetizer and dessert. wowed the whole table. the taste, texture, and flavor. but the main courses was nice. very romantic restaurant.

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vipSebastianC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2012
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, overpriced wine menu

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food presentation. Great tasting food. The service is outstanding and the signature drinks are fabulous. The Miami Spice menu is amazing and the portions are generous. Would go again.

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DavidB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bit "hidden away" off the "beaten path" in the South Beach area. Great interior and ambiance. Nice place to go for a quiet, romantic evening. Service was excellent, though only 2 tables present while we were there. Portions on the smaller side, but taste was very good. A bit pricey, but would go back for a special occasion.

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Permanently Closed - Tantra Restaurant & Lounge is rated 3.7 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.