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The Wave Kitchen and Bar

$$$
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
Closed now
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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New York
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Costa d'Este and loved the food. Excellent breakfasts (pancakes, poached eggs, fresh fruit) and lunch (Cubanos, amazing burgers) and great bar.

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Wheeling, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Service was very slow. Took too long to bring our meals, and some of the food was not as warm as expected. The wait staff is very nice, but for the same cost, you can go across the street to the Ocean Club and get much better service. It was too dark and noisy too. All in all not impressed... More 

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Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here 2x last week for breakfast. Both wonderful experiences for our whole family. Dru was spectacular as our waiter! He took care of us in a very personal way.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Excellent service, creative menu choices with a number of really diverse fish preparations. Good sides. I ate at the bar each night and had superb service from Patti.

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

Artie A So pleased to read your reviews for both Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa as well as The Wave Kitchen & Bar. Patti does such a fantastic job providing warm and memorable service at the bar. Her ability to remember a face is incredible. Looking forward to having you here to experience the luxury that is Costa d'Este... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I can't say enough bad about this place. The atmosphere is high quality and the view is great but that was it. The service was awful even though there were very, very few diners in the restaurant. We brought wine(which is ok to do) and they didn't know how to decant it. The menu items that were delivered were wrong... More 

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

runnerhahn Thank you for bringing your review to our attention. I am sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at The Wave Kitchen & Bar, but since it occurred six months ago I am unable to speak to the specifics of your meal. We have made significant strides in the performance of the restaurant since that time. We... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The atmosphere is classy and swanky. The food was fantastic. Something on the menu for everyone. I went with the server's suggestions and my dinner was a delight.

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

Jennifer H How wonderful to have a Vero Beach local visit and enjoy their time at The Wave Kitchen & Bar. Our servers are incredible at recommending the best of the best on the menu that our chefs worked relentlessly to refine. Should you want to experience some more of the kitchen's creative efforts, we host Steak Night every Wednesday... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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

Randy J Thanks so much for the review! So glad that you enjoyed your time at The Wave Kitchen & Bar. Lunch outside at the Cabana Bar, poolside on a lounger, or even on the beach underneath an umbrella doesn't get any better. Actually, the only thing that makes it better is following it up with dinner inside with a... More 

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

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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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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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