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The Island Bistro

605 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, FL 33131
+1 305-364-5512
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Ranked #1,278 of 3,622 Restaurants in Miami
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Price range: $9 - $38
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Take the Miami Trolley
Description: Enjoy classic French influenced 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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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
1,633 helpful votes 1,633 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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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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 via mobile

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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Our son recently got married in Miami, and The Island Bistro was the perfect choice for brunch the morning after. The management kindly catered to our needs almost to perfection, and our guests had a wonderful time and a superb meal. Thank you!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Great food, great staff, great times! We ate here twice. Staff remembered us so we were quite impressed with that..easily entertained I guess! Our waiter remember our wines, likes and needs! Great training on the part of management!

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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We live in Brickell Key and have been coming to Fabien's for a few months now. My fiancé and I consider it our once a week spot go to during the weekday. Really great food - definitely doesn't disappoint and the fact that it's walking distance makes us love it even more. I'm not sure that if I didn't live... More

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Los Angeles
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I had dinner twice in four days at this lovely bistro in Brickell Key. Really nice staff, fresh delicious food, accommodating to my vegan diet, husband enjoyed his non-vegan meals, pet friendly outdoor seating, relaxed comfortable ambience. A gem in Brickell Key.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Had a nice lunch with a colleague here. Ambience is cute. Outdoor area is very nice to be seated. Had the goat cheese salad....very delicious and fresh. We also had the endive salad with shrimp...also excellent. Service is good. They have an extensive menu with good prices. Overall, I would return!

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