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About The Wave Kitchen & Bar

~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.

3244 Ocean drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Cuban

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Bouganvillia Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(772) 410-0100

Website:
http://www.costadeste.com/dining/dining.asp

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).

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Armando Galeas

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

The Wave Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (12)
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Special Occasion (8)
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Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Seasonal (6)
Casual (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Romantic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 hours ago

Good food, friendly service, always good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Great food and service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Our Valentine's meal was superb! Michelle provided excellent service. It was the BEST Valentine's date we have had in the 40 Valentine's Days we have shared together.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I go to The Wave and the Cabana Bar often. We had friends visiting from San Francisco. We decided to take them to The Wave for Valentine's Day. They loved the place. The food was delicious as always!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Couldn’t have been more enjoyable

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent specializing in seafood .I was my second time there this season in Florida and it was quite busy this time.With a lot of people dining at the same time the noise level is very high and not pleasant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

found the space to be too loud to enjoy any conversation with my wife, it was so loud that we found ourselves repeating our food choices to the waitress, over priced for atmosphere would never go again

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My dish was absolutely delicious. I had the scallops from the regular menu, sort of bronzed scallops with creamy polenta and sautéd spinach, yum! My dining partners were lukewarm about their meals. One had the salmon the other Caesar salad with 1/2 a lobster . This salad / lobster combo is not offered, but the staff made an exception to accommodate my sister-in-law’s request. Only downside for me was noise level.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good food and excellent service. Due to the acoustics it was very noisy and loud. Would return if they had outdoor seating.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We decided to come here at the last minute - was not disappointed with the food and service. David is a great server - he knows the menu and makes you feel special. It was "Steak Night" where they offer different steaks of your choosing and chef specials. We shared the barbeque oysters for an appetizer. This is a delicious dish - very New Orleans - I had one of the Chef specials - Rack of Lamb - it was so good - cooked perfectly, almost decadently delicious. My husband had the regular menu Pan Roasted Red Snapper - it's always a great choice. My only issue was with our bar drinks - come on - a 30 minute wait - the bartender should take care of the "foodies" eating first rather than the bar crowd""

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Waitress was extremely helpful and friendly. Food was very very good! A little loud for our taste, but many would enjoy the energy.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Reserved through Opentable. The noise level was deafening!! The couple in front of us at the hostess stand said they could not eat with that noise level and left. Service was slow at best. Sat us by the kitchen door. They brought two out of the four appetizers and after five minutes or so I flagged down the waitress and got the other two. Ran out of my menu choice and it took a long time after we initially order to let me know and offer me another selection. What I got was so salty it was terrible. We told the waitress we were leaving and left. In their defense I did receive a call from the manager the next day. But we are not going back......

Dear Opentable your choices for ‘Noise level’ need to be expanded.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We made a reservation through open table with no problem. We Will return another time because it was so enjoyable. The food was great and the atmosphere was wonderful.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Out server David was great!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The highlight of evening was HECTOR the Valet, he showed true professionalism and a willingness to listen. He is a TRUE ALL-STAR!! We met him with a big smile as we arrived and the same when we left. Drinks are very pricey however they were good. I ordered the Special which was a 14oz. bone strip steak. It was very THIN and I ordered it med. rare and when it was presented it was drenched in the sauce way too much and was RAW!! They need to get a new Chef, he could not cook a thin steak to med. rare has no business in the culinary field, truly awful to be celebrating a special occasion. Then when the manager comes over they only want to give a free dessert. A free dessert when you can not even enjoy dinner, they should have comped the entire check, free dessert WOW! My wife ordered the Scottish Salmon which came out luke warm at best and the veggies were stone cold. I do compliment The Wave Kitchen and Bar for ruining what a thought was going to be a special night. The dining room was extremely noisy you had to yell to hold a conversation. DO NOT GO!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

paella for two came with two shrimp, two scallops, lots of clams and mussels, chicken, chorizo; just okay. So salty I woke thirsty all night and drank 3 bottles of water. loved the calamari appetizer and loved the dulce de leche cheesecake shotglass. Both excellent. Watiress Lisa so nice, helpful, and subtle. Bottle of wine was good but ultra, ultra expensive. Not so crazy about looking out the window at fat drunks in the hot tub ...

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Two of us had the waygu beef palomilla. Very tough and stringy

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Really wanted to enjoy brunch, but it was a train wreck.

Positives:
For everything that went wrong (and it was lots...) our table waitress and the restaurant Manager were incredibly apologetic and helpful. They really tried to make things right, but they were clearly fighting against an incompetent kitchen and bar staff.

Food: Menu is extensive for brunch, and ceviche was very tasty. Get the florida/local one, it's better than the Peruvian. Cuban coffee at the end was great...strong and hot, albeit too much sugar (remember the guest can always add more at the table but it's impossible to "remove" too much).

Manager: Was incredible. As soon as she was advised our drinks, which we ordered 47 minutes ago (this is not a typo) still were not at the table, she listens and looks you in the eye, checks back often to see if things are getting back on track. If it had not been for her, we would have walked out. We wanted to hug her as we felt so bad for what she was trying to fix.

Negatives:
Deafeningly loud. You cannot hold a conversation at this restaurant, so come with people you don't want to talk with.

Food: Cold. Note to Chef: have a timer next to each dish once it's off the grill/oven....look at it often. It should be delivered to the guest within 2-3 minutes after being finished. Find out where the bottle neck is, as food is arriving stone cold to the tables. This is a reflection of your skills as you lead the kitchen team/food quality.

Bar: Train wreck. Enough said. Hire an experienced bartender when you are offering Sunday "endless" drinks with your brunch. Premake gallons of your "homemade bloody mary mix', because since they are endless....having one pint on hand is a disaster waiting to happen.

Crowd: Assume Sunday brunches will bring in lots of people and you will be busy. Staff accordingly and have some extra staff to handle unusual things that come up.

All and all, we discussed it and will not return anytime soon unfortunately.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This place is a gem among the fine restaurants of Vero Beach. The delicious entrees and their innovative presentation delighted my guests and me. The Wave has become my go to place in Florida for superb food and ambience.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We were joined at lunch by our friends. It was Monday and not too busy. Our lunched were delicious and everyone had a good time. Service was excellent.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife and I had a late Sunday dinner at the Wave. The quality of the service was first rate. The paella was perfect - each item of seafood was properly done and the rice was just right. This was one of the best dinners I’ve ever been served. Super!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The Wave, despite being a hotel restaurant, has the qualities of a more intimate restaurant. The Chef serves innovative and very interesting flavored dishes. We come here often and tend to repeat our choices because we like them so much. We started with the barbequed shrimp appetizer - a favorite for us - reminds us of New Orleans - - we then shared a burrata and serrano ham salad - again a repeat which we love -For Entrees I had the Creekstone strip steak served on a sizzling platter - delicious flavor served with whipped potatoes, wild mushrooms and demiglaze- decadent - my husband choose a very innovative, tasty seafood dish served over a bed of squid ink pasta in broth - subtle flavors with shrimp , clams, and fish - Since it was a Saturday night - there was a very talented, young guitarist playing - which added to a great dining experience. The wait staff is exceptional - attentive and professional.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A new years eve meal fixed five course menu and was terrible half the dishes were cold one of which we sent back to be warmed and it came back the same way $150 per person . The only bright spot was the hostess who also served us our wine .

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent menu. Great service. Loud

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service as usual were awesome. Noise level was loud so no quiet dinners if that’s what you’re looking for.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were amazing as always. This is our go-to place.. Love it!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful dining experience at Wave. The food was delicious and prepared as requested. The steaks came highly recommended by the wait staff and did not disappoint. Try the avocado salad! Yummy. Our server was delightful and very knowledgeable. We will return the next time we are in Vero Beach.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Dined here on Christmas Day. Very noisy atmosphere. Food was good, but for the money, portions were very small. Way too expensive for what we were served. We were there 2 years ago for Christmas and it was much better then. Place has gone downhill since. Service was lacking. Our waitress paid us very little attention. Had to find her to ask a question or order any thing else. Do not recommend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our waiter, David, was awesome!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food and service was excellent. Just one thing missing Mickey or any character Nice Christmas decorations

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 22, 2017

One of the best places in Vero Beach

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food beautiful restaurant

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Classy restaurant with a nice view of the pool and an interesting menu

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great value for early bird menu before 6:00PM. A selection of authentic Cuban dishes are available. Food quality is excellent and service was caring and attentive. Atmosphere always upscale with sweeping views of hotel pool area.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very nice Early bird. Exceptional service and food

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This was a special dinner for our 39th anniversary! The staff more than accommodated us and gave us a very special dessert to celebrate this occasion! The meal could not have been more delicious and romantic!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Noise level was too loud.....not a very pleasant experience. We will not visit this establishment again....

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent shrimp cocktail. Main courses had nice Cuban influence I guess. Price was quite high, not really worth the 25% upcharge compared to other local restaurants. Glad I went but highly unlikely to return.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fantastic food/cocktails , great service and beautiful views of the pool area. Couldn’t ask for more.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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