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The Wave Kitchen & Bar, Vero Beach, FL
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The Wave Kitchen & Bar

4.4
4.4
1120 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
~Simple, Savory, Seaside~

The Wave Kitchen & Bar, offers an ocean-front dining space with amazing views of the Atlantic. The restaurant offers a menu directly sourced from local farmers, fishermen and artisanal purveyors. The Wave concept was designed to offer a dining experience similar to what one would encounter at a hospitable and cozy dinner party at a friend’s home with generous attention to detail. The open kitchen and customizable selections aim to engage guests.The Wave will also feature select Cuban specialties developed by Costa’s owners, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, from their Estefan Kitchen cookbook.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (772) 410-0100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Armando Galeas

  • Catering

    Costa d’Este presents an opulent backdrop for your upcoming celebration. Whether a formal reception or a casual luncheon for family and friends, we provide everything necessary for an unforgettable gathering. Our tenured staff offers the service that only Benchmark can provide, ensuring that every detail is flawless from beginning to end.

  • Private party contact

    Kasie Parsons: (772) 410-0077

  • Neighborhood

    Vero Beach

  • Cross street

    Bouganvillia Lane

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live music in The Wave Kitchen & Bar from 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday nights (seasonally). Live music at The Cabana Bar Fridays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (seasonally).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Treasure Coast

    Hot spot

  • Treasure Coast

    Great for scenic views

  • Treasure Coast

    Lively

  • Indian River County

    Best Overall

  • Indian River County

    Best Food

  • Indian River County

    Best Service

  • Indian River County

    Innovative

  • Indian River County

    Romantic

  • Indian River County

    Good for special occasions

  • Indian River County

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food, menu now offers more traditional Cuban and its well executed. Portions are large. Only downside is the noise level is off the charts… you can’t hear the person sitting across from you and this is without the music/entertainment. Room needs some sound proofing.
  2. MB

    MikeB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very expensive for the quality of the food and drinks. Bloody Mary’s were advertised as special but were simple and flavorless. Not filled with veggies as described. We were hoping for something better.
  3. SR

    SteveR

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Trina, was excellent, the Cuban food selected delicious, and we had a very enjoyable lunch.
  4. BI

    BenfromIowa

    Chicago

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Probably our tenth visit in 20 years. Great high-end cuban and seafood. Beautiful setting. Love the Paella and ceviche.
  5. k

    karen

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service, very nice ambiance. Noise level is a bit excessive! Still a great dining expereince!
  6. AM

    AlanM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Our appetizers came out before our drinks arrived. We had to ask the manager and waiter for our drinks. When we arrived our table wasn’t ready and we were unprofessionally ask to stand out of the way. The food was terrific as were our drinks and wine. It was extremely loud in the restaurant
  7. CN

    ColleenN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Jade was a great server, our calamari was over cooked and she replaced it right away, and made great suggestions.
  8. JS

    JoanneS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!! Coming back!! AGAY!!!
  9. JK

    JimK

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was excellent especially the calamari/shrimp and the churros for dessert topped off the meal. Service was attentive and friendly.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food was incredible. Jackie, our waitress was perfect! The Wave is our favorite Vero Beach restaurant BY FAR.
  11. t

    tckdp

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food & service. The seafood paella was excellent. The Tempranillo was smooth. Flan & cortadito to finish so try for sure. Son had the salmon which looked great & Wife had the Chicken with rice & beans, all great.
  12. MS

    MichaelS

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Food was variable. Cuban chicken excellent; Vegetarian paella good; and Cuban pork was poor. Drinks/wine were good. Server was great but he seemed to be the only one working the whole restaurant. To call the noise level "energetic" does a disservice to patrons who would like to have a conversation. The restaurant has the ambience of a cafeteria: brightly lit, tables packed close together, ambient music is awful and too loud, and the room has all hard surfaces. The restaurant is not lively and fun; it is simply noisy.
  13. TJ

    TJB2018

    Treasure Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful 2022 NYE lunch our server was Jackie. She was handing all of the dinning room but still took time out to make us feel special. She brought out the chiller for our bottle of wine and had our orders timed perfectly. The ceviche and poke were phenomenal very fresh. Thank you to Jackie and the team for a wonderful dinning experience our last in 2022 see you in 2023.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Might have considered giving it 5 stars, but noise level was unbearable.
  15. HM

    HelenM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was not as expected for Christmas Brunch. Food did not taste good. I would not recommend for brunch at that price for value received.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xmas Eve wonderful meal
  17. C

    Cheerio

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner and wonderful evening!!!
  18. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff bar was not noisy but tolerable
  19. SM

    SuzanneM

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The facility is lovely. The staff was very professional. The service was outstanding, and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back and we will certainly recommend the wave to friends and family or anyone that may be visiting Vero! Thank you to the wave staff for a truly memorable evening.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful! Great night out with three generations of women ranging from 25 through 92 and everyone loved it!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I ordered the chicken breast with rice and beans and I got a very dry tasteless small piece of chicken breast with some lukewarm rice and a bowl of black beans that tasted like it just came out of a can. What a disappointment for $20. I have had far better tasting food from Chipotle for less than half the price. Service was slow and inattentive. I asked for the check only to be asked 10 minutes later if I was ready for the check! I will not be going back any time soon.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was top notch!
  23. P

    Paul

    Treasure Coast

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This is a pleasant, intimate dining space. The menu offered a range of choices, from vegan to full-on meats. Fruits and salads were available in exchange for fries. The open kitchen was very attractive. Good, strong drinks. Cuban inspired sandwiches and roast meats were fragrant and tasth. Matthew, our server, was friendly and approachable.
  24. J

    Jlrose

    Treasure Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have one thing to say- Superb!!
  25. JF

    JustinF

    Treasure Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is my 2nd visit and it was really good but the couple next to us was aloud to bring their dogs in. If I had noticed it earlier I’m not sure I would have stayed for dinner.
  26. F

    Fodieforever

    Chicago

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the crispy calamari appetizer. Mezcal margarita a home run! Amazing rice pudding dessert.
  27. A

    Andina7754

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the food but we did not enjoy the quality of the bread basket (bread and spread) and the quality of the bread is the first impression you get about a restaurant. The service was good. I think you should have outdoor seating as well.
  28. WS

    WendyS

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always a solid meal and delicious cocktails
  29. VL

    VeroLaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attention and service from all staff, including valet.
  30. JT

    JaniceT

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last night. Our servers (there were two) were attentive. The food was very good. There was a bit of grit in the shellfish in the paella. Not enough to make the clams and mussels inedible, but it was not busy in the restaurant, and so I do not think the kitchen was too busy to properly rinse the shellfish. The paella and ropa vieja were too salty for our liking. We eat a low sodium diet. We plan to return and will ask if it is possible to reduce the amount of salt in the meals. The portions are generous. There was enough ropa vieja for a second meal at our home, and enough paella (for one!) for lunch, albeit without shellfish because I ate all of them. However, there was enough chicken and chorizo in the rice to make a nice lunch today.
  31. DH

    DebH

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was top notch! Loved the Paella and octopus. We’ll be back.
  32. RM

    RobertoM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente lugar para pasar unos días
  33. DH

    DanH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We felt at the end of our allotted time, there were a lot of items that were not filled, and they were breaking down and getting ready for the dinner crowd.
  34. JD

    JDawg

    Orlando

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals n Vero Beach. I had the Paella de la Costa, and it was terrific as usual. David, our server made sure the kitchen knew I was allergic to Scallops, and the kitchen didn't just take them out, they substitute more shrimp and fish to make up for it. Wife had the Squid ink pasta and loved it. Great time!
  35. DT

    DocT

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Regular customer for years. Love the food but the restaurant's noise mitigation is nonexistent. Way too loud even half full, to the point I can't hear conversation at our own table.
  36. G

    Getz

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were excellent. Noise is very bad, rough time carrying on a conversation. Windows over looking pool and ocean were so dirty it was hard to see out.
  37. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The dinners was extremely disappointing. Paella was very salty. The shredded pork was bland and tasteless. But the Caesar salad and ham croquettes were delicious. Not good enough to return or recommend.
  38. B

    Bella

    Orlando

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the seafood paella--excellent! Special kudos to the bartender who knows what a classic cocktail should taste like. We'll return just to have another of her drinks. All in all, a most enjoyable evening.
  39. CF

    ChristopherF

    Treasure Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Primary reason for average rating was the incredible noise! We sat as close as we could get but could not speak to each other. There was a group about 20 feet from us that were utterly screaming! Staff could have asked them to consider other guests.
  40. LF

    LynnF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Thought the food was sub par considering the price.. the woman on the phone speaking to her grandchildren on FaceTime was quite annoying and nothing was done until we complained to the waiter ! We have been here before and we were disappointed in this experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Wave Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (772) 410-0100.

The Wave Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for The Wave Kitchen & Bar

3244 Ocean drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bouganvillia Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Vero Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Armando Galeas

  • Entertainment

    Live music in The Wave Kitchen & Bar from 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday nights (seasonally). Live music at The Cabana Bar Fridays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (seasonally).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (772) 410-0100

  • Catering

    Costa d’Este presents an opulent backdrop for your upcoming celebration. Whether a formal reception or a casual luncheon for family and friends, we provide everything necessary for an unforgettable gathering. Our tenured staff offers the service that only Benchmark can provide, ensuring that every detail is flawless from beginning to end.

  • Private party contact

    Kasie Parsons: (772) 410-0077

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