The Wave Kitchen & Bar

4.2
613 reviews
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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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4.3
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3.9
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3.9
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h
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We typically have very good experiences at The Wave. This visit the hostess attempted to seat us in front of a glass door (we had requested a view if possible). There was another two seating table with a view so we requested it instead and were seated there. I ordered the red snapper fresh catch of the day. It was outstanding. The seasonal vegetables and Lyonnaise potatoes were the perfect accompaniment. My husband ordered the Paella. He said it was delicious but spoiled by gritty clams. Our server was attentive and friendly. As far as ambiance and noise, we found it extremely loud. So much so that we could not have a conversation, opted out of coffee and dessert and hastened our departure.

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MD
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good but it was much too noisey. Couldn't even have a conversation.

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MV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girl for valentine's it was perfect we love it can't wait to go again !!!!!

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PO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent all the courses

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The was the second visit in 2 weeks. We went both times for the early bird dinner. The service was better the second time. We ordered the same thing. The steak dish from the early bird menu. Both times it was delicious. The vegetables were flavorful and prepared perfectly. We tried both the black bean soup and salad. I preferred the salad but the soup was very good. You need to really like black beans as that is the only flavor in the soup. The other people in our group each had the Mahi and the chicken. They said they were tasty but the steak looked far better and a much larger portion. For dessert we had the sorbets and one person had the rice pudding. It is served cold. This was unappealing to me but the lemon sorbet was excellent. We celebrated our anniversary on our first visit and were served a complimentary dessert. It was a scoop of the ice cream and a flourless chocolate cake. Excellent and very pretty. A nice surprise. The ambiance is lovely and a pretty view of the pool. We also had appetizers out by the pool. The ceviche was excellent and I enjoyed the homemade salsa. I would return again.

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OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sad that it is SO LOUD. My husband could not carry on a conversation because he could not hear anyone speak!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around

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Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

So loud in the dining room we couldn’t hear each other speak so had to move to the bar which was better.
All concrete room and glass so sounds bounce off the walls and floors to a tremendous level. Even the wait staff acknowledged the echo effect in the room and didn’t blame us for asking to move to a quieter spot. Until they add rugs, drapes or sound deadening material to the ceiling I cannot recommend this restaurant.
Service at the bar was great and so was the food but please do something w the dining room!!

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M
Savannah
40 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is amazing BUT VERY LOUD

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CA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More than excellent

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CA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Extensive menu. Beautiful place and excellent service.

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JK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoy this restaurant with the food and service being exceptional. Our biggest complaint was the noise level the night we dined.

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HS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Was somewhat surprised when hostess removed early bird menu from the menus before giving them to us when we were very well within the time specified. She did replace them when requested.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was exceptional! Save room for the Churros with rum shot! An added touch was the manager talking with each guest. Our server was very nice and engaging.

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DT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food but unbearable noise levels. They definitely need some acoustical mitigation. It was hard to enjoy conversation with friends because of the noise. The calamari is the best I've ever had.

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k
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. Great food well prepared in a beautiful environment! Was in Marco Island last week and spent way more on meals that were not as good!!

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B
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super beach setting and decor. Sever was exceptional and understood our desires for meal contents. Food was average for dinner, super for breakfast - BUT - we are vegetarians and while they offered two different entrees - they were clearly not their specialty. All in all we were quite pleased and would return again.

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D
Charlotte
117 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant, great bartender Chad, great service at table, fantastic food. Love this place. My new place to eat in Vero and the hotel there is exceptional

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CP
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and attentive service. Very noisy. Hard to find because we did not realize it was inside a hotel.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Although the food selection is good and the actual food presented well and was tasty, the temperature in the restaurant made it so uncomfortable we could not enjoy our food. Apparently this is a common occurrence as they presented us with blankets to stay warm. Whoever heard of such a thing? Sit down, eat your dinner wrapped in a blanket//

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

High prices and steak was mediocre at best.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable, as was the food

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It had a good atmosphere, live entertainment, with a Gorgeous guitarist who played lovely.

The atmosphere could have improved by dimming the lights. It’s way too bright and gave it a “diner” feel.

The ceviche was excellent. My steak was too rare, but it was taken care of after I mentioned it.

Food and drinks were pricey for the caliber of food, it wasn’t cuisine style, But more like basic Cuban style dishes.

My waitress was excellent and very attentive.

Overall, it’s a nice Restaurant. I would return when visiting Vero beach again.

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FH
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience!!
Food was outstanding as was our server, David! David went above and beyond our highest expectations!
Food was served in a fashionable manner and was delicious!

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R
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Just lacked pizzazz.

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n
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good range of choices on the menu. The pompano was excellent, though gussied up with too much butter. Dessert flan was sweet but that's the Cuban style. Wish there were more outdoor tables, because indoors was very lively. Best part: a postprandial perambulation on the strand (that means an after-dinner walk on the beach). A lovely spot in Vero Beach!

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JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful setting and the staff is amazing! Thank you so much for a memorable Christmas Day!

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J
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

My wife and I went to the Christmas Day Brunch. Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived so we went to the outdoor bar. When we had finished our first drink and the table wasn’t ready yet I asked if we could just take a table out by the pool and eat the buffet from there. It worked great for us but there is a reality that when you sit by the pool you get pool bar service rather than fine dining service. We had a great day and next year if we are here we might just go to the pool area and order from the menu as others were doing. Same view, same drinks and much cheaper...

This was our first time at Wave - we will definitely give it another try.

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V
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The restaurant is excellent for food and service. The only criticism is that it is extremely noisy.
They could install carpet and some draperies or other things to absorb some of the loud noise.
It is due for some decor updating anyway. The modern decor is now somewhat dated and tired.

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d
Atlanta
90 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The menu selection is excellent -- variety and interest. Limited wine selections. Interesting cocktails. I ordered a steak medium rare. It was served on a lava stone that kept it cooking -- so it was well done and inedible before I would have otherwise finished. When I pointed this out to the server, she responded "We could have moved it off the stone if you would have asked." Who would think you would have to ask to stop a medium rare steak from becoming well done?

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EB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food but very loud. Not for senior citizens with hearing issues!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David provided outstanding personal service. This is the second time he served my table and it was great experience.

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CB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was very enjoyable. Sat outside with a lovely ocean.view. .

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here. We had the special of the day which was a Lobster Paella(for two). My wife would not stop praising with amazement how good it tasted. We got a fill that night and had enough left over to take home for both of us again .
At the end of the meal, I mentioned to the waitress we were celebrating my birthday. Soon after we were both surprised by a complimentary beautifully decorated granite tray with cake & ice cream.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the mussels, black bean hummus and calamari for apps. Filet, short ribs, grouper and seafood dish for dinner and it was all excellent! Our service was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my best friends birthday. They did a fantastic job and the food was superb.

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ZV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Acoustic is a terrinle problem in this place. It’s hard to have a conversation during the meal when the place is full or almost.

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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner at the Wave. The service was excellent. The staff friendly and solicitous. The food was great. We visit this restaurant any time we are in Vero Beach

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TM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

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SS
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything we ate here. The service was outstanding as well. I highly recommend.

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