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“Hidden Gem, but a little pricey” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mister Collins

Mister Collins
10295 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
305-455-5460
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Ranked #4 of 13 restaurants in Bal Harbour
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Collins Avenue
Description: Mister Collins is an upscale casual restaurant coupled with dramatic views of the Atlantic for guests to enjoy while dining outside on the terrace or inside with our floor to ceiling picturesque windows facing the water. The menu is a straight forward American fare where all dishes are made from scratch including the Mayor’s Steak Sandwich consisting of a peppercorn encrusted filet mignon topped with fresh local market arugula and tomatoes dashed with Parmigiano Reggiano. A boutique-focused wine list with great by-the-glass options along with a unique artisan beer selection.A perfect hotspot for tourists and locals alike for either a power lunch or a relaxing ocean-side dinner with hospitable service and upbeat, friendly staff. The average entrée price is between $15 to $30.A few notable amenities that Mister Collins offers are complimentary Wi-Fi, notable beer selection, panoramic views, waterfront terrace, kids menu, locally sourced/seasonal.
Doral, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem, but a little pricey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

So this isn't the first place one would think of to visit for an excellent brunch, but be prepared to be floored by an excellent, thoughtful, yet quirky menu!

Have now been to Mister Collins in Bal Harbor for brunch twice, both times having a beyond excellent experience. The service was impeccable, the staff both easy on the eyes and wonderfully pleasant. The food, oh, the food. A great combination of the unexpected and the expected. Some of the flavor combinations had me scratching my head but then tasting them was a moment of food heaven. I really have to compliment the chef for the absolutely pleasant and thoughtful for combinations.

The valet is validated ($5) and parking is easy and quick. The views are directly on the Haulover Channel cut, and on a nice day, you will absolutely NOT want to sit outside!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Nice spot, but thats it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We went and no one was at the reception area, we had to go and look for someone. Also when we left the receptionist who was talking to a friend did not bother to say good bye or anything. She was not helpful when I had to go back to stamp our parking ticket for the valet.
Our waiter was very nice, but it seems to me that the front desk should have someone welcoming you and that evening that someone was anything but pleasant. We will not go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw, Poland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

great food with great view on the bay. menu small but concrete and delicious. nice staff. very recommended.

Visited December 2012
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional on so many levels!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

On a recent visit to Miami we were looking for a fine dining experience & we totally got it when visiting Mister Collins at One Bal Harbour Hotel.
On our first visit we were fortunate enough to be able to sit outside & enjoy the amazing views. Our second visit was inside where we also experienced a great atmosphere.
The menu was not vast (which sometimes can be a plus) & the dishes that we chose were fantastic (my partner had the red snapper which he highly recommends!)
The service was fantastic, very attentive & friendly. We enjoyed drinks in the bar before both meals, the selection of drinks was great & we also enjoyed some complimentary appetisers with our drinks.
We highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Telford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Used this for breakfast for a couple of days. Great service and good food, but a little pricey. Worth a try though

Visited December 2012
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