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A Fish Called Avalon

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$$$
Flamingo / Lummus
Chowder, Seafood, International, Soups
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700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220 (7th)
+1 305-532-1727
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Overlooking Ocean Drive from the veranda of the Avalon Hotel is the 25...
Overlooking Ocean Drive from the veranda of the Avalon Hotel is the 25 year old, acclaimed restaurant, A fish Called Avalon. Cuisine features local seafood prepared with a sensuous, tropical flair. An extensive wine reserve and full service bar naturally compliment our great food.
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Visitor rating
  • 522
    Excellent
  • 288
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Evening

Amidst the debauchery of Ocean Drive, you will find this beautiful oasis. I came here for dinner with 3 of my friends and we have a great meal. We opted for the pre-fixe menu that they were offering during Restaurant Week and we were glad that we did. I had the Bang Bang Shrimp, Macadamia-Crusted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Katie B
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New York, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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New York, New York, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Amidst the debauchery of Ocean Drive, you will find this beautiful oasis. I came here for dinner with 3 of my friends and we have a great meal. We opted for the pre-fixe menu that they were offering during Restaurant Week and we were glad that we did. I had the Bang Bang Shrimp, Macadamia-Crusted Snapper, and the cheesecake for... More 

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AFCAvalon, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for choosing to dine with us on your evening out with friends. We are most grateful for your enthusiastic comments, and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Our Bang Bang Shrimp and the snapper are two of our signature dishes, available to delight seafood lovers all year long. General Manager, Myriam Aguilera More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Every time we're in Miami we come here to have dinner, that must say enough. The fish is fresh and delicious and steady in quality. It's nice to sit on the porch to watch and see.

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AFCAvalon, Executive Chef at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your repeated visits to savor our always-exceptional cuisine and relaxing ambiance certainly do say it all. Thank you so much for noting that you’ve found our quality unwaveringly high year after year. Hope to welcome you again soon. Executive Chef, Kal More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Three words to describe our experience: "Dang, we're finished" No way this should not be in the top ten of the restaurants in SOBE.

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AFCAvalon, Executive Chef at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Wow! Heartfelt thanks from our entire team for your magnificent recommendation. Thanks for sharing your experience with others, and please come again soon. Executive Chef, Kal Abdalla More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

On a street that is possibly the loudest street in the world is an oasis called Avalon! The food is delicious and thoughtful. In between the clubby atmosphere on Ocean is this white table clothed gem with live music and absolutely perfect service. I only wish I could remember my servers name. Go here and order the grouper/snapper or anything!!

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AFCAvalon, Executive Chef at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Heartfelt thanks for your terrific recommendation. Our whole team is grateful for your praise, and we are proud to know that your dining experience with us was a truly memorable one. We hope you’ll come again soon. Executive Chef, Kal Abdalla More 

rome
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204 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant is on Ocean Drive, and it is crowded as the road. I think it's touristy but what isn't in this area? We had the lobsters and a shellfish risotto, not bad at all. Maybe not the cheapest restaurant, but you can have a look at the menu on internet..

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AFCAvalon, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you dining with us, and for taking time to write about your experience. I’m delighted to know that the entrees you selected met your high standards, and hope to welcome you again soon. General Manager, Myriam Aguilera More 

old bridge,new jersey
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was Miami Spice in south beach. They had a special rate menu of seafood specialties that would otherwise be pricey. I chose the crab cake , almond crusted snapper with spinach risotto and dessert choice was key lime pie. I thought it was absolutely delicious. My husband had the maple wild salmon. He loved it as well. I would... More 

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AFCAvalon, Executive Chef at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your high rating carries special weight--for us and for TripAdvisor readers—because of your ardent interest in food and dining. When we’ve pleased you, we know we are doing an outstanding job! Heartfelt thanks for taking time to write, and for your generous comments. They mean the world to us. Executive Chef, Kal Abdalla More 

Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Met for a couples dinner. First time. Excellent food. Everyone ordered something different and we all loved everything. Angel our server was very attentive. Excellent food and service.

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AFCAvalon, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your glowing comments have made our whole team proud and happy. Thank you so much for sharing your memorable dining experience with others. Please come again, because we’ll be here for you -- we’re at 26 years and counting. General Manager, Myriam Aguilera More 

Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We ate here for the last night of our vacation. We wanted a nice restaurant that served lobster. We got so much more! We ordered the seafood platter which was awesome: perfectly cooked shrimp cocktail, yummy oysters, and nice presentation. The bread with hummus to start was amazing. We also had the grilled octopus for an appetizer, which came on... More 

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AFCAvalon, Executive Chef at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are honored that you chose to cap your South Beach vacation with dinner at our restaurant. Sincere thanks for sharing your thoughtful comments -- your five-star recommendation has put smiles on all our faces. It’s really great to know that the lobsters and other seafood dishes were even better than you’d hoped for, and that you fell... More 

Milano
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We chose this place looking for some good food and some good fish in Miami and eventually we find the place! Obviously compared to Italian standard is not superb but at least is not a tourist trap though being in Ocean drive! Pricy as any place in the area but with a nice ambient and good fish!

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AFCAvalon, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We’re so glad you found us, and are very glad that our seafood and relaxing ambiance pleased you. Many thanks for taking time to write a review, and please come again when you are next in South Beach. General Manager, Myriam Aguilera More 

New Orlenas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The restaurant was close to our hotel. We ate inside, which was elegant and cool (hot weather!) and quiet. Service was attentive. The food was delicious, fresh, attractive. i would return to this restaurant.

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AFCAvalon, Executive Chef at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Heartfelt thanks to you for telling others about your excellent evening with us. I’m glad your enjoyed our award-winning cuisine, tranquil atmosphere, and professional service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Executive Chef, Kal More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
    (7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
  • Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
  • Phone Number: +1 305-532-1727

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 to 40
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, International, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Overlooking Ocean Drive from the veranda of the Avalon Hotel is the 25 year old, acclaimed restaurant, A fish Called Avalon. Cuisine features local seafood prepared with a sensuous, tropical flair. An extensive wine reserve and full service bar naturally compliment our great food.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?