The Wave Kitchen & Bar

4.5
830 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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Join The Wave Kitchen & Bar for Valentine's Day. Enjoy special selections prepared by Executive Chef Armando Galeas.

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KennethH
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was outstanding. David our waiter was attentive and helpful as we tried to make our food selection. It was so good that we sent a note to the kitchen staff at the end of the meal to be read by all. The design of the restaurant made the noise level a little high which is why I only gave it 4 stars. But don't be deterred by that. I'm confident you will enjoy any selection you make.

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Onceamonth
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious, but it was VERY loud. I could barely hear my husband over the table behind us. It seemed like any loud conversation echoed in the restaurant.

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vipNICKSMOM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here every time we stay in Vero Beach and it is one of everyone’s fav spots! Food is delish and the wait staff is great to interact with

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LourdesL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, never disappoints. My family shared tastes of their entrees and everyone couldn’t decide best dish. I/we visit each time we are in Vero.

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AnneH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner

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Aggie
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Both the meals ordered were delicious - Snapper and Skirt steak.

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vipJohnH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, good food and gracious wine pours

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Jeannie226
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much! My husband thoroughly enjoyed his herbed chicken from the Estefan Menu! Our wedge salads were absolutely delicious! Our server, David, was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. The only draw back I can note is that my filet mignon was a trifle overcooked - I asked for rare which it was in the beginning, but because the steak is served on a hot lava rock, it continued to cook and was not the rare I was hoping for when I ordered it. Also, it was pricey and came without a side. Overall though, we were pleased and will return again!

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vipFoodieme
Orlando
91 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas Day Brunch - delicious BBQ Quial outstanding - Lobster Benedict - succulent Appetizer Grilled oysters Need to add to regular menu SO GOOD

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vipSelenaV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, great food and service, loved the fire pit for the chilly evening.

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SandiR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent evening . Had drinks and appetizers first and then dinner. The waitress was very attentive and the food was outstanding. The ambiance was quiet and dinner was relaxing . I will definitely return to try some other dishes . Our party had short ribs which melted in my mouth , oysters and a wedge salad which my one guest said was delicious and my other guest had the shirt steak which was also delicious

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vipKarenK
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was fine - not great as expected. Service was very slow. Looks like a very neat hotel and the restaurant is beautiful. Not sure I would go back just for the restaurant tho.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

15th Anniversary- server was very nice

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Jojo
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The dinner was good, however, the service staff needs some training. We had dinner twice here during our stay and the waiter the second night brought out our steaks on sizzling platters without any of the accompaniments. While we waited to steaks went from medium rare to well He told us the sides and sauce for the steaks weren’t ready yet....I asked, then why would you bring the steaks out??
We sent them back and had him redo them. Second time was fine

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vipFoodieme
Orlando
91 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for brunch. Always great. Specialty Eggs Benedict. W crabmeat. Yum

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TurtleNest
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cocktails, and meals. The brunch menú offer a nice variety of dishes specially dining indoors in rainy days.

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EllenM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the shrimp and grits, eggs benedict, and of course the bottomless poinsettias!!! A great place for brunch especially to celebrate a birthday. The bourbon pecan pie for dessert was fantastic. Thanks to Jackie our server.

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vipfunfoode
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fun place to go and food is excellent. A bit loud as the restaurant is all open. View to the ocean is beautiful

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vipHughA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Vero Beach. Great food, lively atmosphere and solid service. An exceptional spot!

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vipMg13
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Disappointed that they no longer had Key Lime Pie for dessert. Only issue was the Pecan Pie was very good but a little overcooked and crust was burnt.

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Livinginvegas
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service top notch and a nice atmosphere, what else is there?

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vipGuyB
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very very disappointed!! Awful from beginning to end. Poured us lukewarm drinking water at the beginning of the meal. Brought out stale bread to the table. REALLY stale bread and warm water!! Two of us had filet mignon and lobster and I had the rib tip pasta. All the meat was actually tough, tasteless and chewy. My pasta was overcooked and the meat was also tough. Fish special that our fourth member ordered had a bad tasting sauce on it. Poor service. A complete waist of $300!!!
p.s. I just talked to all three of the other family members that attended this dinner. All agree that this dinner was awful and a huge disappointment. No one wanted to complain on that night as it was a huge Anniversary celebration that no one wanted to ruin. The Wave ruined it any way. VERY SAD!!!

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TimothyP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with family. Dave did an exceptional job accommodating everyone.

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TJB2018
Miami
8 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
6 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
14 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!

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vipJennS
Miami
29 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
30 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
11 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
91 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

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 4.5 stars by 830 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.