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The Wave Kitchen and Bar

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American, Cuban
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3244 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963 (Bouganvillia Lane)
+1 772-410-0100
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: ~Simple, Savory, Seaside~ The Wave Kitchen & Bar, offers an ocean-front...
~Simple, Savory, Seaside~ The Wave Kitchen & Bar, offers an ocean-front dining space with amazing views of the Atlantic. The restaurant offers a menu directly sourced from local farmers, fishermen and artisanal purveyors. The Wave concept was designed to offer a dining experience similar to what one would encounter at a hospitable and cozy dinner party at a friend’s home with generous attention to detail. The open kitchen and customizable selections aim to engage guests.The Wave will also feature select Cuban specialties developed by Costa’s owners,Emilio and Gloria Estefan,form their Estefan Kitchen cookbook.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service and great views ! Recommend!!

The dining room is very pretty, with great views whether seated inside or out. Service was top of the line. I had two apps for lunch and guest had a lunch entrée. All were very good. Definitely recommend. Lunch was reasonably priced, dinner accordingly higher + +. Quality!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Randy J
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Princeton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The dining room is very pretty, with great views whether seated inside or out. Service was top of the line. I had two apps for lunch and guest had a lunch entrée. All were very good. Definitely recommend. Lunch was reasonably priced, dinner accordingly higher + +. Quality!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We felt like honored guests at this restaurant. The staff was efficient, professional and our server, David, was exceptional in making sure my dietary need was accomodated. On Friday and Saturday nights there is live guitar playing standard Caribbean tunes. So fun! The restaurant is beautiful overlooking a cobalt lit pool. Stunning! I was transposed to another place. Least but... More 

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CostaGM, General Manager at The Wave Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

Mary S So glad to receive your review of The Wave Kitchen & Bar. An evening of paella and Caribbean tunes sounds like the perfect time. Might have to take in a night at our signature restaurant with you next time you are here! David is truly one of our best servers and he's lucky to have been able to... More 

Ortonville, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Food fantastic. Service excellent. It was nice to see the open kitchen arrangement. It adds to the connection with your food and chefs.

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CostaGM, General Manager at The Wave Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

Hankster2015 Glad to head that you enjoyed your time at the Wave Kitchen & Bar. Our chefs are so great at what they do and we love to showcase their talents whenever possible. We hope that you are able to pop in during your next visit to Vero Beach for a repeat round of fantastic food and excellent service. Sincerely,... More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Spiny fresh local sweet lobster Thick cut fresh local swordfish Cuban overtones in many dishes since the restaurant is in the Cote D'Este hotel started by Gloria Estefan and her husband. Also a large variety of steaks and cuts. Wine list is better than most for this area

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CostaGM, General Manager at The Wave Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

Terryr623 Sounds like your trip down south was relaxing and delicious. Happy that the Wave Kitchen & Bar was able to treat you to such a memorable vacation. We appreciate your recognition of the wine list; we put thought and effort into offering some quality wines for the guests that visit us here. Hope to have you here at the... More 

Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Nice menu selection for some unusual dishes for lunch. Food is great, but service is a little slow and the prices are high. Was disappointed in the view from the restaurant - sign advertised ocean side - which technically was true, but a struggle to see the ocean. It was really a poolside restaurant.

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CostaGM, General Manager at The Wave Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

Joe D We are so glad that you came by for a visit. But during your next meal at The Wave Kitchen & Bar, might I suggest renting two beach chairs right on the beach, order your food without ever getting up, and sip your beverages as the waves roll in? We offer ocean view, but we also offer beach... More 

Connecticut
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Reservations at 730 and we were seated promptly at 730 with a nice view of the pool/courtyard. The restaurant was very crowded for a Monday night. We thought that was a good sign, and yes it was. We shared a calamari/shrimp appetizer - perfect! My wife had filet - a very large and tender piece of meat done perfectly to... More 

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CostaGM, General Manager at The Wave Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

Z3PML What a delicious meal you and your wife experienced at The Wave Kitchen & Bar. We are so proud of the menu that our incredible team put together and are happy to hear that you appreciated each and every mouthful. During your next visit, we invite you to partake in our Wednesday Steak Nights or perhaps you'll be here... More 

Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The view is really of the pool more than the ocean. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. While pricey it was high quality with imaginative flavors!

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CostaGM, General Manager at The Wave Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

Lhs600 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of both the resort and the Wave Kitchen & Bar. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the cuisine prepared by the highly qualified chefs that staff this kitchen. They work diligently with local farmers and fishermen to provide the best ingredients for the freshest dishes, allowing them the room... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Hard to find something to complain about especially if you have deep pockets. Food, service, and décor was wonderful but priced to keep the 'riff-raff' out. As a result, next time (albiet a wonderful place) I will have to take my 'riff' somewhere else. If, however; you could afford to stay at the 'Costa d' Este' this place would be... More 

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CostaGM, General Manager at The Wave Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

Storyteller-N03 Thanks for popping into the Wave Kitchen & Bar! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the delicious cuisine that is prepared fresh every single day, handcrafted by highly skilled chefs that ensure your dining experience is the best it could possibly be. Considering all of this, our prices reflect the top-notch product we serve. While, admittedly, there are some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

went for an early dinner on a weekday night. The service was excellent. The food above average for the area. But the lighting was so low patrons were using iphone lights to see the menu. Forget about seeing the face on the other side of the table. The noise level increased throughout the dinner. Conversation was difficult and we felt... More 

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CostaGM, General Manager at The Wave Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

Brian B Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you felt about your recent dining experience at the Wave Kitchen & Bar. We are taking steps to reduce the noise interference in the dining room. We understand that, at times, the noise levels get to be a bit much and we apologize that it prevented you... More 

Sterling, Virginia
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Friends took us to lunch today for something different. Beautiful decor very upscale, trendy. Menu choices were fresh and presentation beautiful. Service very good. I had the soup of the day. I must say tasty but only contained two miniscule pieces of chicken. The wedge salad was pretty but the smallest I have seen and a bit pricey. The ahi... More 

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CostaGM, General Manager at The Wave Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

Marie N Thanks to your friends and their good taste for introducing you to the Wave Kitchen & Bar at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa. It sounds like you got a good sampling of what we offer here (except for dessert which I recommend highly!). We do offer the highest level of quality ingredients and hire only the most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3244 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963
    (Bouganvillia Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Vero Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 772-410-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

~Simple, Savory, Seaside~ The Wave Kitchen & Bar, offers an ocean-front dining space with amazing views of the Atlantic. The restaurant offers a menu directly sourced from local farmers, fishermen and artisanal purveyors. The Wave concept was designed to offer a dining experience similar to what one would encounter at a hospitable and cozy dinner party at a friend’s home with generous attention to detail. The open kitchen and customizable selections aim to engage guests.The Wave will also feature select Cuban specialties developed by Costa’s owners,Emilio and Gloria Estefan,form their Estefan Kitchen cookbook.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?