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Ola at the Sanctuary

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1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (17th)
305 695 9125
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Good for Romance, Special Occasions, Entertaining Clients, Large Groups...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 19
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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
Best meal of our trip to South Beach

Definately go with trying several of the ceviche options...super yummy! OUr waiter Jackson looked like a dark haired Bradley Cooper!! The pork dishes were seasoned well and moist and flavorful. My husband loved his Squid ink and lobster puff pastry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2012
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new jerswy
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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new jerswy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Definately go with trying several of the ceviche options...super yummy! OUr waiter Jackson looked like a dark haired Bradley Cooper!! The pork dishes were seasoned well and moist and flavorful. My husband loved his Squid ink and lobster puff pastry.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner here with my family. Service is very good and professional. Food was fab. However when the bill came...wow being a lot of cash! They charge our 10y old $44 for her meal saying " we are not really a kids restaurant"...not ok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

went with my wife on a recent visit to miami south beach, found it all a most enjoyable especially the cerviches

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Chicago, Illinois
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69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

beautiful restaurant, beautiful people, nice cocktails, good service and splendid food. No complaints from the 13 diners we had this week and a terrific location on top of that. We will be back.

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Austin, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Fun experience at OLA. Service was wonderful. The inside was nice but since the weather was gorgeous, we sat on the patio out front. Now food. First, we enjoyed tasty, diverse types of mojitos. My two dining companions and I shared the Pork Empananas (yum) and one of the oyster appetizers. The oysters were fried and sat atop an oyster... More 

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Loved the food. Seafood cevice was so fresh, I was afraid that the calamari would turn around and bite me! I had the lobster main course and it was also fresh and delicious. Signature cocktails were amazing. Deconstructed key lime pie, was just that - a deconstructed key lime pie, which tasted really good when reconstructed. Service was excellent, even... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Had lunch there with a friend, it was a by all means one of the best meals i even had. The meat was cooked to perfection, the ambiance was lovely and service was super....... Highly recommended :)

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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The food is wonderful and unique. Everything we tried, lamb chops and duck were delicious. Fortunately we didn't see any rodents like the previous reviewer! That would kinda been a let town.

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Miami, Florida
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This was one of our best dining experiences in Miami. Located near Collins avenue in Miami Beach in the Sanctuary Hotel. This restaurant has mainly Latin influenced dishes with a definite gourmet twist. We had the lobster ceviche was was excellent, very delicate with a creamy citrus beurre blanc sauce. My wife had the plantain encrusted Mahi on top of... More 

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Glendale, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The restaurant has rats and so does the Sanctuary hotel. The worst experience of my life. I should call the dept of health of this city. Totally disgusting.........................

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
    (17th)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: 305 695 9125

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 65
  • Cuisine: South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
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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