It took over 2 hours just to go from the main waiting areas to the 'inner' area where we waited another 15 minutes and we still had ask to be seated. We were clearly not one of the 'chosen' nor did we contribute to the Maitre'D's slush fund. Others complained they tipped him and they were still waiting. Waiting at the bar, where the drink prices verged on the absurd was loud and uncomfortable due to the crowd waiting. When we were finally seated, the wait staff was definitely superb, in every way. I just wish the food was. My wife ordered the stone crabs and I ordered the special which was sea bass. Living in Miami, she often orders this dish. In her opinion they did not stand out from recent purchases in other restaurants for less than half they charged. My sea bass was a huge let down. The sauce was pasty and tasteless, the ravioli was undercookedand the sea bass looked much better than it tasted. My wife grew up im Miami and really enjoyed the way Joe's was years ago. It is nothing more than an average sea food establishment with a romantic name and memories. It is too bad the food was not as enjoyable as the memories!