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The Island Bistro

#1,623 of 3,464 Restaurants in Miami
#1,767 of 3,775 Places to Eat in Miami
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605 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, FL 33131
Take the Miami Trolley
+1 305-364-5512
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Hours:
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy classic Continental Bistro cuisine on the beautiful island of...
Enjoy classic Continental Bistro cuisine on the beautiful island of Brickell Key. Located just off downtown Miami, "the Key," as it's called by locals, is a serene getaway from the busy downtown area. Come enjoy a business lunch, glass of wine on our terrace or share a romantic candle lit dinner with the special person in your life. We offer a full bistro menu with over 80 items. Parking is complimentary in the attached Courvoisier garage, just behind the restaurant.
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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Enough but please no dessert

The food was very good, I was impressed with the taste of the beef carpaccio and the perfect combination of spices in my cod were simply amazing. The real problem comes with the dessert, go elsewhere

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014
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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My review was wholly accurate. If they did review the tapes, which find highly doubtful, then they would see the bill and tip was paid not by me, but by my companion, my boss who had flown in from California, and expensed our lunch as it was a business lunch. The tip had nothing to do with my experience. Also,... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had lobster ravioli and branzino with fennel and asparagus, very good! Also, escargot- excellent! Olga, behind the bar, was a real pleasure and gave us great service!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just a short stroll from the Mandarin Hotel. Looked like a nice little Bistro. However the service was slow, then got worse when the waiter spilt a whole pint of beer and glass of wine all over my wife - he never really apologised and was slow to clean up the mess. The Manager also did not seem to care... More 

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Roberto R, Owner at The Island Bistro, responded to this review

Certanly we were sorry for your expirience, but it will be nice if you write your review complete as it happened, , it is truth our waiter had an accident,(it happens), and you were very angry, our manager went immediately to apologize to you, your wife was very upset too, and both of you were using loud language, this happend... More 

Uckfield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We booked for an outside table, which was ok, but just a bit grubby. My husband ordered a beer, which wasn't available, ordered something else, wasn't available. Decided on a cert, was available! My sprite, can of, was flat, not chilled, so a poor start. We then went on to order food. We asked if poss to have spaghetti instead... More 

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Roberto R, Manager at The Island Bistro, responded to this review

Deer customer, I want to start off by apologizing for your experience. The Island Bistro appreciates your feed back.We were in the process of changing the wine list at that time as well as our selection of beers.I'm deeply sorry you had a bad experience, that week just wasn't our week to be honest. I would love to meet you... More 

Guayaquil
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The food was very good, I was impressed with the taste of the beef carpaccio and the perfect combination of spices in my cod were simply amazing. The real problem comes with the dessert, go elsewhere

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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284 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 882 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was hoping that this was going to be our "go to" restaurant on Brickell Key. I went in wanting to give this place a high rating, but unfortunately, the experience merited a three star rating (which is generous). The food was just average. Runny and tasteless lasagna. Small portions. The service was equally uninspired. It seemed as if the... More 

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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We been in this place many times. The service is excellent always with a smile. The food is really nice and very good price. They have a lunch menu which is nice and different every day

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Miami, Florida
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

What a great place to have a nice dinner, secluded in this exclusive and gated community, this nice restaurant offers the best of the French cuisine. I fully recommend indulging yourself in this restaurant for a romantic dinner.

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Laura G, PR at The Island Bistro, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you at the restaurant again soon! Have a great weekend :) Kind regards, The Island Bistro More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went to the island bistro for the 2 4 1 happy hour and a bite to eat. First,the restaurant was run by two people - A newly hired waitress and an artist. No bussers,no runners,no hostess or a bartender. When seated, I got a kir royal and my boyfriend ordered a dirty martini. Our drinks were made by a... More 

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Laura G, PR at The Island Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Nicol, While we strive to always improve and elevate our customers' experiences – we thank you for taking the time to post this review. To clarify a few things for our prospective customers, the “jean clad man” is a very friendly and lively bartender and was merely referring to himself as “not just a bartender, but an artist.” Should... More 

Miami, Florida
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The Service here is abominable. Now, service in Miami is bad, but The Island Bistro just takes it to a whole new level. We were seated and the hostess was nice as was our waitress at first. The busboy came to give us water and spilled water all over my menu. The menu is made of paper so it began... More 

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Laura G, Owner at The Island Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Elle, Here at The Island Bistro we take all reviews very seriously and are disappointed to hear about your experience as our service team undergoes rigorous training, which (based on our previous Trip Advisor reviews) is proudly showcased by our positive feedback. In hopes to rectify your experience, we had our team - from service to management and ownership... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 605 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, FL 33131
  • Public Transportation: Take the Miami Trolley
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-364-5512

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
  • Price Range: $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Enjoy classic Continental Bistro cuisine on the beautiful island of Brickell Key. Located just off downtown Miami, "the Key," as it's called by locals, is a serene getaway from the busy downtown area. Come enjoy a business lunch, glass of wine on our terrace or share a romantic candle lit dinner with the special person in your life. We offer a full bistro menu with over 80 items. Parking is complimentary in the attached Courvoisier garage, just behind the restaurant.
Open Hours
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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