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The Wave Kitchen & Bar

4.2
528 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
~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).

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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 528 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Outstanding dining experience. Noise level a little high as they filled up but it would not stop us from going again and again. Service was very impressive. Bravo!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Saturday nights are great here - delicious, well prepared food and the added treat of a talented guitarist. My husband and I both had a ceviche for an appetizer - the flavors are so fresh. My husband had the local, fresh fish ceviche and I had the duo of the same with the addition of a crab, shrimp ceviche. So fresh and tasty. We split a Caesar salad, which we had never had here - delicious. For our entrees, we both had the ribeye steak served on a hot lava stone - perfection - taste as well as preparation and temperature. Our server, David , always makes our experiences here worth coming back.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We stayed at the resort and enjoyed all the amenities. We ate both breakfast and the early bird dinner special inside at the Wave restaurant, lunch at the outside pool/beach dining, and also lunch served to us on the beach in our cabana. All the food was excellent, as were the drinks! The service was exceptional, very friendly and over accommodating. We highly recommend eating here! Not really a place for kids, its a nice place for dining out with a date or friends. More of an adult atmosphere. Cheers!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Always great food and service. Beautiful to sit and watch the pool and ocean. Our favorite place for a nice dinner and special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great place. Food and device very good with a great bar.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My only complaint is my hanger steak was to be med rare and bordered on well done and was very dry. My wife had same issue with her filet, over cooked and very dry.

Mike & Judy Nye
Dinner was on April 29.
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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Everything

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Food delicious, have been here many times over the last ten years however the hostess this time was not very welcoming , otherwise we had a very nice evening

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We went to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary and everything was perfect. Would highly recommend for any special occasion.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Two hours for a dinner.

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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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