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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, Cuban, American

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (2)
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Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

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 10, 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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·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.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (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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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall a very nice dinner. We worked off of the special menu and had the spinach salad, skirt stake and sherbet. All were done very nicely but was not really wowed by anything. Good dinner

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great dinner.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had the paella, which I would recommend. Good food, and attentive service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We liked the food but it was not to die for, it was fine but not exceptional and certainly not worth the price. Martinis are starting at $18 ( not top shelf either), fish at $36....
Although the dining room could use a better accoustic (fairly noisy), the staff and the service is great. People are polite, caring, fast and always nicely smiling which is a delight.
We’ll definitely come back, but more for a date night and not for a special family/ friends dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was very bland and not interesting. I was surprised. Too expensive for what we received.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our third visit. Love the creative Cuban options. Will definitely return

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went for the paella and were so disappointed. It was mostly rice, 1 scallop, a few clams and a few mussels, and some dry fish. The shellfish was very overdone. The 1 scallop was good but hardly enough to justify the price or satisfy any of us as a meal. I would not go back. I think it's all about the tourists and not about good quality food.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dinner was wonderful. So many tempting items on the menu. We ended up having the Paella, their signature dish since it was our first time there. The serving for two was large and more than we could eat. All the components were fresh not over cooked like some versions and spiced just perfectly. Also had a fabulous mussel appetizer. Again, garlicky and well seasoned. Interesting wine list with some Spanish and Argentine selections that paired well with the Cuban favors. Finished with a rich flourless chocolate cake. To make the evening even better our server, David was as good as it gets. knew the menu and called us by our first names all evening. nice touch. Never rushed us and made great suggestions. Strongly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 16, 2017

limited menu. location is great. Overlooking the Atlantic in Vero Beach

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Local people brought guests can Went for dinner food awesome service great for dinner went back for Sunday brunch. Service substandard. Asked f or baby's food first came out last... Had manager say I'll be right back with what we needed but we're very concerned about a couple who were combative instead of people being nice and also an old couple near us who did not squeak a wheel. Love vet your food . Too bad about service

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Experienced the early bird special. Limited selections, but excellent preparation and great service. Very good value considering 3 courses for $20 and $6 for glass of wine. Main dish was large portion. Nice ambiance with views of swimming pool from dining room.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Birthday dinner!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent food and service! We missed Gloria.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We always love Wave! Would recommend the filet served on the hot stone!

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great service, wonderful food, exceeded my expectations. I would recommend here

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had recently become engaged about 2 hours prior to this dinner and we told our waitress and she surprised us with champagne and dessert at the end of our dinner. It was a lovely touch that was above and beyond. The service was amazing. The food was delicious and we have zero complaints!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

My fiancé and I always enjoy dining at The Wave. The ambiance is casual but elegant and the service and food are always outstanding!! Kudos to our waitress Michelle for making us feel welcome and important!!

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Saturday night but with a 6 yr old We got there about 5:30 pm. Service was attentive and helpful. Food very good. I had the scallop dish served with sweet potato etc. My only suggestion - in August, serve scallops over something like orzo, etc. the red snapper entrée was delic eaten by my husband - my daughter had the pasta dish - very tasty - he star for me was the mussel app - to die for - try it - great - when we were leaving - a guitarist playing ( sat night) Really great food service (thx David)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 10, 2017

This restaurant is nested inside the Costa d'Este Beach Resort and takes most of the front part of the lobby, the decor is fresh, modern and appealing; the food was well prepared and server was very amicable, would definitely go back on our next visit to Vero Bch.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and our waiter Drew was excellent. The food was delicious and we will definitely return. Wish we would have found the restaurant sooner as we travel between NJ and Florida often and were not aware of this restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

We celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary with a fantastic meal and wonderful service from David. He called us by name throughout the evening, and we were provide a free "Happy Anniversary" dessert sampler. The Cuban pork was the BEST I have ever tasted. We WILL be back again!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good food. Great value for wine list.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We enjoyed the Wave very much and everyone there went out of their way to make our anniversary special.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

My husband took me to the Wave last week. We had an amazing time. I don't recall our server's name but she was amazing. I am vegetarian & the food was delicious! My husband had salmon & stated that it was the best salmon that he had ever eaten. The background music was lovely; nice place for a nice date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Everything and everyone was amazing!! Shoutout to Chad, the bartender and the general manager!! I'll be back!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Fun, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Excellent dishes, appetizers and desserts. Unique and creative. Expensive but tasty cocktails, so treat yourself to one! Quiet atmosphere and very attentive staff.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Server was rude regarding the perfectly acceptable tip offered of 20% for 4 diners. Her approach and attitude was not customer friendly and demonstrated an immature and unprofessional response.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Stayed at hotel and enjoyed our dinner in its restaurant the Wave
Ambience and service were great the manager was very accommodating and friendly
Food was very good but pricey but probably normal for an upscale beach restaurant
Menu selections were very interesting and varied
I would recommend if you want to splurge

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I've never encountered such poor management of a restaurant than I did at this visit. The manager was very rude and was ripping people off with there wine menu. They had a 2012 4 graces wine For 78$ and they were pouring 2014 4 graces for the same price. I asked to have the price adjusted and he said no. He was rude and not accommodating to me and my family. I will never go there again and never recommend anyone to eat there.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We were seated at a table for two next to a glass wall overlooking the pool. We originally had gone to try out the early bird menu but when we found out it was paella night we decided to try that. The paella for two was delicious, but the small table for two was not spacious enough to comfortably accommodate the place settings and serving dishes. The servers were polite and attentive.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful; the valets and hostess charming and professional. The dining room and bar are very attractive up-to-date chic - lots of space minimal pleasing decor with a view of the ocean across the pool. There were nice fresh fish choices on the menu that night along with some Cuban favorites that were tempting to try but we opted for the Paella a house specialty as it was our first visit,. Calamari to start and Caesar salad. The calamari was some of the best we've ever had with a spicy, carribean red sauce - four of us shared and we should have ordered another. The Caesar was fine, plenty for two to share although really not special enough to justify the price. The Paella was a disapointment though. It really didn't have the flavor we'd expected - we've eaten it many times in many locales -the chicken was overcooked and dry, the mussels (tiny) as well, the shrimp was just right as were the two scallops for two people , tons of rice - the dish missed the mark in too many ways. We wished we'd ordered something else. The service was very good 90% of the time, but probably our biggest reason for never returning for dinner -we might try lunch we were there on a Saturday night- will the the noise level in the room. It was so loud you had to shout to be heard across the table , conversation was impossible and there was jazz guitar live music most of the time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Had a very nice special dinner with my wife to celebrate her birthday. It was Steak Night and 1/2 price wine night (select bottles). Food was outstanding, wine was excellent (great value) and service was good. Nice touch with a complimentary dessert at the end of the meal. Highly recommend the Costa d'Este Resort and their Wave Kitchen restaurant. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Delicious Cuban flavored dishes with freshest ingredients and warm and hospitable service made our dinner very enjoyable at this resort restaurant.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food here is very good. However, they totally skimp on whatever meat item is in the dish. My friend and I shared the fish tacos and the lobster mac and cheese. Both dishes were delicious, but there was hardly no lobster or fish. The fish in my one taco had a piece of fish that was the size of a silver dollar. The rest of the taco was filled with a cabbage slaw. The mac & cheese had a level teaspoon of lobster in my half of the dish. My friend had the same. We each had one drink and a dessert and my half of the bill was $47 with a tip. I don't mind paying, but in my opinion, they need to do better with the ingredients.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I had the best snapper could to perfection.

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