The Wave Kitchen & Bar

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$31 to $50
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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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TimothyP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food, great staff, great value, prompt and worth every Pennie, try the Cuban dishes :)

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TJB2018
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Recent move to Vero Beach from Delray. This our go to restaurant for top quality service and food. Sarah at the front/hostess station is on her A game in greeting guests and so kind in making you feel welcomed. Our server request is always for Jackie she enhances the client/guest experience with her exceptional service and honest knowledge of the menus and specials offered by the chef. We have never had a bad meal at The Wave. Recommend reservations always and the practice Covid safe dining. Don’t miss the brunch Sundays 11:30 to 3pm with endless mimosas (you can mix and match the selections) also highly recommend any fish entree or appetizer always of great quality. Thank you to The Wave for being our never fail dining destination. Keep up the great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very disappointing with two meals: both in taste and description. One would think a squash spaghetti dish with vegetables as described but presented without any vegetables but a red spicy sauce with mystery white substance. Pork Ragu over pasta was had more mushrooms and filler than pork. Very disappointing. Desert was ordered but never arrived after 25 minutes so we asked for the check and left. Poor management in the kitchen to ensure quality control of food. The fresh fish and Cuban dish were very good dishes.

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vipMBeck
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always perfect. David is a great server, Megan is a great Manager.
Never have a bad meal.

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RosieCarbs
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at The Wave restaurant for 3 days varying from breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals and presentations were well presented and tasty! All employees that attended us were very professional and attentive. Food was phenomenal!!! Must have a dessert as well, just sayin. Special shout out to a few of our servers David, Aaron, Jackie, Matt (master mixologist at the bar) and the restaurant manager Walter went above and beyond to make sure EVERYTHING was perfect!!! Highly recommend The Wave Restaurant inside Costa de Este Resort. (: A special shoutout to Heather! Her beach side service was the BEST we've ever experienced at any resort we've stayed at. She was non-stop back and forth making sure we were good on our drinks and food. (even if it was just water) Thank you Heather for your amazing service on these scorching hot days in Florida!!!

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TomT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner for our wedding anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Wave is top notch. We had David for 2 nights. Very knowledgeable of menu and very personable. Takes care of his customers!
Alecia was our server for bottomless mimosas brunch. She took great care of us and always had a mimosa in our hand before we even ordered the next round.
The paella is amazing. Roasted pork was delicious. Not one complaint of our experience at The Wave. Thanks for making our 30 year anniversary so great!

JS
vipJennS
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we decided to try this restaurant for our date night. Our meal was wonderful and our server (David) was outstanding! Looking forward to visiting again.

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CharlesF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Quality of the dishes was not consistent. Some were excellent while others need a total re-do. Given the prices, I expected better food tastes.

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vipJenniferF
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the resort for our anniversary and had dinner at The Wave. The experience was amazing. Our service was impeccable, David was over the top friendly and accommodating. Our before dinner drinks were the Polite Pig and the Lavender Martini - WOW both easily the best drinks we’ve had in quite some time. We had the red snapper, and the mahi mahi for dinner; both were phenomenal. For dessert we had the bourbon pecan pie, and tres leches (which he decorated with a sweet Happy Anniversary message); both were perfect choices. All in all, this was an amazing evening and they made the experience perfect, we both could not have asked for anything more!

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service was excellent was a little pricey for what you get but over all isn’t a bad place.

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vipChuck
Miami
82 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Very interesting menus.
Waiter was excellent.

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SB12
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience at The Wave Kitchen & Bar. Our waiter was amazing and the food was delicious. It's a beautiful restaurant that sits overlooking the pool and beach. Highly recommend!

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vipDReg
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Amazing steak

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vipFoodieme
Orlando
88 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays for 2 brunch delic everything special Dru server was over top attentive can't beat the benedict standard or crab cake

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mikep
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

steak night Wednesdays great quality steak. Salads selection in need of an update.

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viplillyn
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always really great service, and food! We have the best meals here.

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TracieM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was just ok but the service was good and the food came out quick. I will definitely go back and give it another try.

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StevenM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dining option, large food portions. We ate there 2 nights, food was very tasty and service was good. Both nights we had substantial leftovers for lunch the next day. Only negative was the dining room was a bit noisy.

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EdWyka
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

When making reservation we told them was special anniversary. They never even recognized. Very sad.

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vipChingy
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love this place. Food and service are wonderful. I’s sort of a causal-chic upscale place rather than high-end.

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PeterC
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and most consistent tasty food
in town where great dining experiences are limited this restaurant
is a most and should be in everyone’s
list visiting Vero Beach

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MattR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a nice place, good atmosphere, clean dining room and cool view to the pool. The food was pretty good but wasn't as good as I expected. I would recommend it regardless, would go back for sure but we would order different dishes this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While looking for our home in Vero, 2YEARS AGO, coste de este was recommended to stay overnight and also have dinner. Back then the meal was OK! IT WAS STEAK NIGHT, BUT I ORDERED SCALLOPS. THE STEAK LOOKED SO GOOD AND ALWAYS KNEW WE NEEDED TO GO BACK AND TRY IT. SO, 2 YEARS LATER WE DID, AND WERE WE HAPPY WE DID. SIZZLING HOT STEAK WITH MUSHROOMS AND ASPARAGUS. TASTY. TIMELY. PERFECTLY COOKED. WAITRESS WAS FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE. CANT WAIT TO GO BACK.

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our reservation through Open Table was not honored. There was no table ready for us and when we entered the restaurant the hostess was extremely rude to us, stating "Do you want the table or not..."- the table being a 2 top which looked out onto the backs of people at a high top outside which was the worst table in the restaurant. Being our 38th wedding anniversary, we almost left but knew there was no other option for this special evening. In spite of the greeting we did not receive upon entering the restaurant , our waiter was outstanding and the food was very good. Perhaps they should not use Open Table if they do not want to honor the reservations thorugh this site.

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Albe
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, great service and the food was amazing .. wonderful early bird special s. Will be back in the near future !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great as was the food! Impressive especially since it was in the middle of a “tropical storm “!

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RickS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visit the bars at pool and inside frequently. This was my first Wave visit in a few years ... pool area was packed and there were several distanced folks at the bar. We were seated promptly at a table with a great view of the pool deck. Service was spot on and food was excellent per all 4 of us.

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vipHtmccann
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the paella — all four of us — and it was excellent.

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IvetteM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. Highly recommend this place.

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DanseyL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing.
My server was great, Happy and fun to talk to, she explained everything thoroughly. Location looked perfect.
Overall amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were on vacation. The meal was excellent. Large tasty portions of Cuban food and seafood and steak entrees. More value than anticipated at this type of restaurant.

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AnneH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were well spaced. All servers wore masks. Food was excellent. Felt very safe and good experience.

JM
vipJanetM
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

More like a bar or nightclub. No view of ocean - only pool!!

JC
vipJohnC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently excellent. Restaurant taking the COVID-19 seriously. Nice ambiance and outstanding service. If you're fortunate enough to have David as your server, the night will be even better!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great girls night dinner on our trip. Service was excellent, quick to bring our food and attentive. Good selection of food for our group that had some who liked seafood, and some who wanted other options. Desserts were amazing as well. Portion size was good for sharing with some apps. Would recommend while on a trip!

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vipDReg
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Steven
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

waited more than an hour before our appetizer arrived. Our server was catering to ma large group and forgot about us all night. i had to get up and ask the hostess to get our check since our server only seemed to care about his big table. We wasted 3 hours of prime-time Friday night. I will never eat dinner here again.

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vipDReg
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ambience very nice - Miami style with good use of lights and music. Food was below average. Red Snapper maybe just wasn’t fresh. Shrimp and Calamari appetizer was good.

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 804 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.