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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 21
    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
Excellent service and food

We were in town for family and went to the wave for lunch, the fresh catch of the day we had was mahi mahi grilled with rice, beans, and plantains excellent choice. The fish was cooked prefect with light fresh taste. The best part of the experience was our waiter, Dru Julian, he had great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
flycourtney
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were in town for family and went to the wave for lunch, the fresh catch of the day we had was mahi mahi grilled with rice, beans, and plantains excellent choice. The fish was cooked prefect with light fresh taste. The best part of the experience was our waiter, Dru Julian, he had great personality and made us feel... More 

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Grant
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My Cuban was really good! Light crispy bread, mustard, sliced pork, ham, and pickle with yucca fries...yum!!!! My friend however ordered the palomilla and the meat came out small, hard, and chewy...though she said the plantains and black beans and rice were good. The management gave us free Italian coffee and a dessert we all shared which was a delectable... More 

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New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I recently stayed at the Costa d' Este resort for a weekend with a friend in April 2015 and was blessed with the chance to try the food at their restaurant. I must admit the menu prices were a little shocking to me at first but after having dinner and then breakfast I understood. In life you definitely get what... More 

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

Celeste B Your review of The Wave Kitchen & Bar quite literally made my stomach rumble with hunger. Your descriptions were deliciously worded and painted a culinary picture that I'll share with Chef Antonio. Your mention of so many dishes with such enthusiasm gives me reason to believe that you'll be back for a repeat round of exceptional cuisine. Hope... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

As a Vero local I have grown to expect good food at The Wave. As such, I suggested to three visiting family members from Seattle that they meet me for lunch on their way back to Orlando. We arrived at 1 on a Wednesday and were the second of only two tables occupied in the dining room. We were greeted... More 

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

John S., While it was difficult to read your review of The Wave Kitchen & Bar, specifically about our staff, I do appreciate it. It's the only way we can grow as a team and provide better service to our guests in the future. I have discussed this with our Director of Food and Beverage. She is very interested in... More 

Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

While everything was fresh, the food was not memorable. The salad with arugula, mozzarella, heirloom tomates and strawberries was a nice combo, but so drowned in dressing that I felt like I was eating dressing with salad. The fish with curry vegetables was fine, but didn't stand out and even the rice was kind of bland. My husband had the... More 

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

Stephanie P Thanks for your informative review of your experience at the Wave Kitchen & Bar. I must admit that the dessert we serve is the best around! I am sorry that you weren't able to enjoy the rest of your meal. After all of the great comments we've heard from the hundreds of guests that dine in our restaurant... More 

Stuart, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We dined here last night to celebrate our anniversary. Our great server, Lisa, was right on point. Made great suggestions and made sure our meal was not rushed! She knew when to check back with us and at end of our meal surprised us with an "Anniversary dessert", the delicious flourless chocolate cake. Just lovely! Paella is delicious. Very flavorful... More 

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

sunny325 Thanks for writing up a review of The Wave Kitchen & Bar. Our Costa Paella is known the world around for being exceptional. What a treat to have a taste for your anniversary. While we appreciate your suggestions regarding the windows in the restaurant, our ownership and guests enjoy the floor-to-ceiling view. Letting in light and showcasing our incredible... More 

Bethel, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had dinner included in our overnight package and left the restaurant full and happy! Our waitress was absolutely lovely and took care of our every need, including making a few substitutions to accommodate dietary needs. From the delicious heirloom tomato salad, the outrageous bread and plantain butter, the grouper so good I had to get the recipe from the... More 

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

3inthefamily203 You had me at plantain butter. Nice to read your review here as well. Our on-property restaurant, The Wave Kitchen & Bar, serves the entire resort with incredible food that truly makes a Florida vacation memorable. Not to mention delicious! Glad to hear that your in-room dining experience was just as great as your dinner in the restaurant. Hope... More 

Indiana
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Martini was $12.50; when bartender transferred it from glass to plastic (we were going to walk outside - glass not allowed), she spilled more than a little. Did not offer to replace the spilled drink. Dinner was only fair - chicken was underdone, rice and black beans nothing special (yes, I am very familiar with Cuban food very well, and... More 

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

runningbarb I am so sorry that you didn't experience the high levels of service that The Wave Kitchen & Bar has come to be known for during your recent experience here. Our Director of Food & Beverage has been alerted to your review and is expecting to hear from you privately in order to help you further. You can reach... More 

Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Hard to get a great meal on a holiday but The Wave did a very good job. Would eat there again without a thought. Two suggestions. The shrimp should be peeled and deveined before being put out. Got very messy at the table. The added cost of the champagne should be clearly spelled out by the staff or in advertisements.... More 

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

31RichardP54 So glad you were able to celebrate the Easter holiday here with us at The Wave Kitchen & Bar. Not sure where you heard about this specific brunch buffet, but all the print and digital advertisement indicated that bottomless champagne was an additional charge. I do apologize that you weren't aware prior to being seated. We do have live... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had lunch by the pool...a table close to the ocean. It's a little pricey, but well prepared and tasty. Some unusual Cuban dishes.

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

LeighDee30 How wonderful to have a Vero local here at The Wave Kitchen & Bar. It's always so nice to have lunch on the water here on the beautiful Treasure Coast. We hope that you join us again for lunch or during any of our upcoming events in the near future! Sincerely, Ed Riley General Manager Costa d'Este Beach Resort... 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?