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“Best of the Average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Carlyle Cafe

The Carlyle Cafe
1250 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4610 (Flamingo / Lummus)
305-534-9414
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Ranked #607 of 872 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Cuisines: American, Caribbean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
New York City, New York
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59 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best of the Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

You have to do it, so better off doing it here...
Breakfast at the "Birdcage" hotel while watching all Ocean Drive has to offer.

Most of these places all offer the same fare but this is slightly better quality for slightly less with slightly nicer service... Getting the hang of it?

Won't change your life but a much better option than Ocean's 10 further down who offer slightly worse options for all of the above.... Get my drift?

Good. I'm off to the beach

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Bagel and Loxs were very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Glad we decided to chose this place for breakfast, for around $12. each you can have a nice breakfast . Eating on the porch helps avoid bothering with street pests. We would eat here again next time in town. Our bagel and loxs were wonderful and service was excellent.

Visited May 2014
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Kennebunk, Maine
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“Good food and drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Like all places in South Beach, Pricey. I was paying for just myself. My drink cost more than my meal! $25 dollars for a strawberry Mojito. This was where they shot scenes from the movie Bird Cage with Robin Williams, Gene Hackman & Nathan Lane. My food was delicious! Total bill with tip (which they add on themselves automatically!!) plus a little extra tip, was $42 for Lunch.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Just to say we were there!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We stopped and had dinner at the Carlisle as it was the location of the club in the robin Williams film, The Birdcage !! The food was fine the cocktails were enormous and the location was fantastic for people watching and taking in the atmosphere of ocean drive

Visited January 2014
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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“Ok Food, tourist trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food was good and not the subject of my complaint.
When we were looking at the menu out front, the greeter was really pushy and reeeally wanted you to eat here. The service during the meal was good, the surprise came after the bill arrived. It had a line with "Suggested Tip/Gratuity" of 18%. We tipped less than that and the waiter came back really upset and asked us what had happened, started an argument and was borderline offensive. A bad ending to a good meal

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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