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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

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Terrific food and server...interesting view!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
sunny325
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Stuart, Florida
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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 NEW

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
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
32 helpful votes 32 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 

New York
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

JerseyGuy59 Thanks so much for your review. Happy to hear that you had a delicious time at The Wave Kitchen & Bar. We are well known for our burgers so it's no surprise you enjoyed them so much! Hopefully you are able to join us again during your next stay at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa. Sincerely, Ed Riley... More 

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

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

Rockmom07 Firstly, I apologize for not responding to this review sooner. It just came through on my end, otherwise I would have responded sooner. Secondly, I apologize for the experience you had here at The Wave Kitchen & Bar. While we do hear occasionally that the noise levels are too high, we don't often hear that our service is slow.... More 

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

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

Dan B Thanks for your review of The Wave Kitchen & Bar. Dru is an excellent member of our restaurant team. We enjoy having him here. And we also enjoy having you! Hope to see you again sometime soon! Sincerely, Ed Riley General Manager Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa More 

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 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?