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Date
Tue, 4/24
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10:00 PM
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The Wave Kitchen & Bar

4.1
517 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
~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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Cuban
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(772) 410-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Armando Galeas
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bouganvillia Lane
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 517 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Food and service marginal

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Although it was specified in my reservation that we were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary, no mention or acknowledgment until I brought it up at the end of the meal

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food and bar service took too long to be brought to table.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was delicious, the Pallea was outstanding. The down side one of our guests food was served cold & his appetizer was late. They billed our debit card twice & couldn’t do anything about it because their accounting office was closed till Monday. The phone number on their website is incorrect, so we had to drive their to discuss our problem. Not sure if we will return

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Lovely server.,Warm and friendly excellent service. Food wonderful.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food. Even better service. Could get noisy.
Will definitely return.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our waitress was absolutely divine but the noise level was ridiculous and the food uneatable.
As soon as we sat at our table we felt as if we were in a school cafeteria because of the noise level. Impossible to carry a conversation with people sitting next to us.
The food was extremely salty and over cooked (meat and fish) and it was impossible to identify the flavors beside the salt.
It was not our first time there but definitely the most disappointing one.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The restaurant is so loud we couldn't hear each other talk. To make matters worse - they had a guitar player with a speaker - who thought he was in-concert - vs: background music! All the tables around him moved or left.
In addition - I requested a booth - didn't get it. I said it was a special occasion - Birthday ---- nothing was said or prepared. We all had headaches - so couldn't wait to leave.
On a positive note - the Paella was fantastic - we all had it! So was the avocado salad - superb!
We are locals - and we will never go back again!

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The noise level has become intolerable at The Wave. It sounds as though an ongoing riot is in progress, mercilessly pounding down on every table. Even when our table of 6 shouted our conversations to one another, we could not hear. Dinner became an endurance test. And our server pretty much disappeared once our order was taken. We badly needed our water glasses refilled, but no help ever appeared. The food is OK, the prices not moderate, so it's not worth the trouble. Gloria Estefan: buy some carpeting, wall padding, other sound-absorbing textiles to make this place a desirable place to dine & socialize. Right now, it's torture being there.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very good food, bath very noise

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Birthday!!! Had a wonderful time!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We visit this special restaurant whenever we are in Vero Beach. It's a great place to eat and the waitstaff goes the extra mile!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My wife and I had the Lobster Paella for 2 and it was fantastic. Everything in it, the lobster, mussels, clams, scallops and chorizo were cooked to perfection. Best dish I've had in a long time. It was our 32nd wedding anniversary, and the staff gave us a very special dessert to celebrate the occasion. In my opinion, this is the best seafood restaurant in Vero Beach.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

David was a great waiter and made it an awesome experience!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have been to the Sunday Brunch quite often with all in the party totally satisfied with food and service - but this experience was really off. The primary problem was with service. Our server was MIA and non attentive. We had to ask for everything - the menus were left on the table way too long, and finished plates left on the table too long. After I asked for the check - 20 minutes later, I didn't have it and she was serving a large group, so had to ask Management for help Foodwise, my husband's appetizer of baked oysters served not hot enough - whose fault?? My eggs benedict - looked when served as it had been sitting too long in the kitchen - not good and English muffin burned. - overall - we were served by the B team and food from kitchen so so Normally a Great Experience - Not this time.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Server was amaaaazing!! I can’t recall her name- I think Amal—
But she is gorgeous Lebanese young lady that really made the evening perfect!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This was Paella Night - so we indulged with the lobster paella - outstanding and so flavorful. For apps we had the tuna tartare - again the combo of flavors were delicious. we shared the burrata w/serrano ham/arugula salad - -it is wonderful choice - . Our server is wonderful - Amal -

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Deafening noise level. Understaffed and terrible service, as a result. We waited 30 minutes for wine and a cocktail , and our salads arrived before the beverages did.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Serverers seemed lost Drinks came 30 minutes after they were ordered (and we needed to ask wherr they were to get them. Server had very limited knowledge of the menu also. There was a young lady in charge but she was not watching everything. Probably the type of person who reacts to problems instead of anticipating them.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We dine here frequently and always enjoy the experience. Excellent food and very attentive staff.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I am not sure if our server was having a bad day or was responsible for too many tables. We had to wait, and wait.
The food was terrific, many of us had the special, Pompano, amazing.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We went on 3/15 or lunch, excied to try authentic Cuban food at Gloria Estefan's restaurant, The Wave. Although only about 5 tables were occupied, our server seemed very disinterested in our presence. We had to ask for a drink menu, and she delivered the tab without asking if we wanted dessert - or anything else. I had to walk over to where she seemed fascinated by folding napkins to get her attention. My sister loved the fish tacos and yhe portiio was impressive. However, the wagyu steak house special didnt seem like wagyu I've had, and while tasty it was as tough as a flip flop. Also, I can make a better mojito. The Ocean Grill, on the other hand is just a short walk down the street, where we ate earlier in the week, had prompt, friendly, professional service, delicious food and awesome cocktails. No wonder The Wave was deserted. We felt bad for Gloria.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We have become addicted to the Sunday Brunch here - our server, Amal is wonderful - she takes care of you. The food was again great. My daughter and I had the special raw bar of cooked shrimp and raw oysters as an appetizer - great my husband had the baked oysters, this kitchen's version of a n oysters Rockefeller -for entrees - we had the Cuban Benedict, the traditional Benedict, and a special hamburger w/ mangeo cheese respectively - all cooked perfectly - my granddaughter, 7, had the French toast ala dulce w/bacon she loved it.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fantastic service and the quality of the food is always right on!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This restaurant is just way too noisy. The food is just OK.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We came for "Steak Night" - which is only on Wednesdays - had a great meal, both for food and service. Our server, Lisa very efficient and attentive - I had the tuna tartare appetizer - delicious flavor combo with top grade ahi tuna. My husband had the misto ceviche which he said was likewise delicious. Our daughter had the steamed mussels which were rich in a garlicky, white wine broth. As part of Steak Night, we all opted for the Wedge Salad - very good. For entrees we all had the Strip Steak served on an extremely hot stone with mashed potatoes, watercress and your choice of sauce - a demi glaze or chimichurra we all three loved our dishes. Our granddaughter, 7, loves the child's plaintain, rice and black bean plate - again it was done perfectly. Steak Night also means 1/2 price on certain bottles of really good wine - Great food and service restaurants - one of the very best in Vero Beach.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

All four of us had great meals and everything was served hot all at the same time.
Would definitely recommend to my friends and others. Look forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is a great Sunday Brunch experience - traditional brunch choices such as eggs Benedict or smoked salmon omelet along with those with a Cuban twist, Cuban eggs Benedict. If you are not inclined toward breakfast items; they offer there regular lunch menu. best of all, there is a great add-on - all u want fresh oysters on the half shell and shrimp bar - also Great Bloody Marys!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Way too loud - the food is good but menu does not change. Servers are decent but do not go if you remotely want to have a conversation. It’s ridiculously loud to the point of being uncomfortable. We were with friends visiting from out of town and we could not even have a converasation. Skipped dessert and coffee to have it at home so we could talk there. Very frustrating!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were able to get a table when most other high end restaurants in town were already booked. We had a wonderful drink in the bar before dinner. Dinner was excellent and the service was great. Will be returning soon.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I have only a single complaint, and I won't lose any sleep over this. When I booked the reservation, I added that this was our anniversary, our 46th. Not a mention was made of this before, during, or after the meal was completed and the check was paid. Otherwise, my wife and I loved the restaurant, the service, and the food.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Dining as a couple. Offered table by the door - distant from the main dining area. Asked for the vacant table ‘in’ the room . “Someone has reserved that.” On way out asked to reserve a table for later in week. “You can’t reserve a table!” Make up your mind Megan. O.K. Will put in a request for near the window. “O.K.” Email confirmation states “not near the bar.” I give up. Cancel and eat at Tides instead.
Dave excellent. Food perfect.
Very loud. Not a place for a romantic dinner but a great place for friends and family to gather.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

While the food was good, my first visit here was much better. Our waitress really didn't care about checking back with us until it was time for the bill. There was a "bus person" who took our plates away without asking and one person was far from done with their meal. She was also rather rude when we asked her to wait. But the real problem was that the restaurant is so noisy that we could not even talk at our table. All of the surfaces are hard, people were literally screaming to hear one another so we just looked at one another, didn't order wine, didn't order dessert, just ate our entrees and left as soon as possible. I won't go back.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food and service good and efficient.Noise level untolable LOULD

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We enjoyed the barbecue shrimp and the calamari. The scallops are the best I have tasted!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Have been eating here for few years service is outstanding and food always good

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Food was cold for both of us, had to send it back. Cooks not paying attention, dad.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Delicious! We ate at Wave each day during our stay at the hotel. The food was always terrific. The noise level was deafening during dinner and we had to shout at each other to hear but during the day it was much quieter. Overall great.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good food, friendly service, always good.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We have dined at the wave kitchen many times and were sorely disappointed this time. We went for brunch. My husband and I ordered quiche. When the waitress arrived with our dishes, we were astonished as the quiche was the size of a cookie and cost around $15. Because we were with other guests, we didn’t say anything but had we been alone we would have. Wave kitchen should be ashamed of themselves for serving such a small portion for that amount of money.

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