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“Loved the view, but not our food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Fish Grill

Red Fish Grill
9610 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156-4268
+1 305-668-8788
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Ranked #31 of 276 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Old Cutler
Description: Remember when Matt Dillon was eavesdropping on Cameron Diaz in the movie "There's Something About Mary"? They were at Red Fish Grill. And what a location! Whether dining outside under the Palms at the edge of Biscayne Bay or in the historic coral stone dining room, this restaurant is like nowhere else. It's a slice of Florida that disappeared long ago in most parts of Miami. But it's a lot more than atmosphere that brings in the locals and notables. The menu is dedicated to fresh local seafood, cooked with a gourmet twist, sometimes Caribbean... sometimes Asian. Best bets: Fennel Seared Yellowfin Tuna on Crispy Wonton, Crab Cakes with Tropical Melon Slaw, Red Snapper with Shaved Red Onion Fennel Salad, Herb Crusted Sea Bass with White Bean Ragout, homemade Key Lime Pie and Caramel Flan with Toasted Coconut. And a wine list that's reasonable and varied. Please visit our website for further details.
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“Loved the view, but not our food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

If you've never been to this restaurant by all means try at least ones. Just driving to it at night is an intriguing and amazing experience. The view is phenomenol! However in our opinion (4 of us) the food leaves a lot to be desired. The calamari was good (arrived in a flash). My friend and I ordered the cobia which tasted terrible too much cumin mixed with a strong fishy taste is not a good combo. My husband's snapper was good I ate his instead. Very expensive for the quality of food.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Bring MacDonalds and KFC for the kids”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We suppose the Red Fish has a nice ambiance when you arrive early enough to see the lagoon. Our meal was mixed at best. The calamari was great, as was the snapper, salad and tuna tartar. But: the "Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes 18" were anything but ... they were typical roadhouse five-dollar Maryland crab cakes, with stringy claw meat mixed with more breading, nicely crispy but not a lump of crab to be found. They weren't jumbo, nor was the crab. We guess the jumbo refers to the price.

The "kids burger" was charred to oblivion and could not be saved with plastic packets of catsup. The second child wanted chicken, so we foolishly agreed to pay full price ($25) for a tasteless and overdone hunk of chicken breast ... akin to your grandmother's turkey breast. Red Fish makes it clear that children are not welcome.

A nice wine list makes cruise prices look like bargains.

But we suppose if travelers like us make the mistake of coming once, Red Fish will stay in business.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Most Romantic Restaurant in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

How else would you describe dining under the stars and swaying palm trees looking out across Biscayne Bay at the jeweled twinkling Rickenbacker Causeway, the skyline of Miami and the not to distant flash of the lighthouse at the end of Key Biscayne. The staff is exceptional with non-intrusive service. The seafood is very nicely done. We started with a cobia cerviche followed by a delightful presentation of perfectly grilled Mahi Mahi and Chilean Sea Bass. Due to the hidden nature of this gem you don't get a lot of tourists or children. Tables are discretely seperated and your conversation is your own, shared with no one but the breezes.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Antwerp - Belgium
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“Seaside Diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The outside dining at sunset is fantastic as is the quality of the fresh seafood and fish
Very friendly staff and excellent food.
A hidden gem slightly south of Coral Gables right on the waterfront of Biscane Bay

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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“RED FISH GRILL IN CORAL GABLES, A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! There is only one place to be at this restaurant and that is at the exterior dining patio to enjoy the incredible view of the salt water bathing lagoon surrounded by palm tress, and the Atlantic ocean beyond dotted with small water craft returning to the adjacent marina. Outside you can also enjoy a best view of the Brickell area and downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and Miami Beach. Truly magical. And in Miami, it has to be between the end of October and April when it's sunny, dry and cool in the evening with good wine at hand to watch the sunset. The food is good, but you could find it as good or better in other equally expensive restaurants, but here it feels a much greater value for the setting and the friendly-attentive servers and staff. By the way, I celebrated my wedding here Dec-3-2011 (A party of 30) and it was equally magnificent. That's why we keep coming back!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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