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Ola at the Sanctuary

1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 695 9125
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Ranked #11 of 836 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $65
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 17th
Description: Good for Romance, Special Occasions, Entertaining Clients, Large Groups, Private DiningDinner Options: Reservations, Dessert, Late Night, Out door Dining, Private or Semi Private dining available for large groups
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Nassau, New Providence Island
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It's been two and a half years since we have been able to return to our favorite restaurant in Miami, actually, it's one of our favorite restaurants anywhere! Ola is far above the rest and once you go, you know. The creative ceviches, the bold entrees, the desserts that pop are only surpassed by the spectacular service. Ola is a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I took some important clients here for a business dinner and the place knocked their socks off. You might miss it driving up if you don't have the address with its subtle facade but once inside the atmosphere was awsome. Each of us ordered different entrees and shared so that everyone got to enjoy the delicacies. The chef was really... More

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Sacramento, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I don't mind paying a bundle for a fantastic meal/experience, however, it irritates me when the bundle being paid is not in line with the product being presented. Service was mediocre at best and a little pretentious. Food was good (not great), presenation seemed very good (although a little difficult to see the food clearly as the room is very... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Ola was great. The place and the setting are nice (nothing spectacular) but what made it super nice is the service and food (what else matters?). We arrived earlier than our party, so we went for the far. The lady bartender was spectacular. She narrated certain dished in such an amazing way that we were really tempted to certain things,... More

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Lake Tahoe, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Had an absolutely incredible meal at Ola. Service was wonderful and attentive, and the menu was overwhelming -- it's rare to go to see a menu you want to eat absolutely everything off of! Highly recommend getting a couple of the ceviches, marlin tacos were unbelievable. Empanadas were also wonderful, the squid ink/lobster was especially great. Fish was fresh and... More

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sandhurst, berks
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend of a friend for our first night in Miami. Miami was the third part of our honeymoon so we had been to lots of good restaurants in Las Vegas and San Fran leading up to this. The waiter was so attentive and friendly, he recommended the Lobster Ceviche to us which was... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We hit the best, OLA is a foodie's home run. South Beach chic and an incredible gastronomical experience. Rachael was our server and made some excellent recommendations giving us guidance for the OLA experience.......outstanding service ! We tried the cucumber martini's and they were a pleasant change from those we have had at other top shelf restaurants....a hint of sweetness... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

OK have been here on 2 separate occasions, one for work and one on holiday. you could almost miss it from the street but once in side its beautifully decorated. Strangely the entrance is also the lobby for the hotel its in but you feel you are in the restaurant - just adds to the atmosphere. The food is a... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I think Ola at The Sanctuary was the best restaurant my wife and I ate at during our 7 day Miami Beach vacation. The food and the service were top-notch. My wife had the Filet Mignon Churrasco, which is topped with a crabmeat sauce; she said it was excellent. I'm a vegetarian, so I had their amazing Pionono and savored... More

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New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing Spanish food. The service is excellent and is not too hard to get reservations. I would recommend.

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