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“Too bad our waiter forgot we existed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ola at the Sanctuary

Ola at the Sanctuary
1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 695 9125
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Ranked #12 of 875 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $25 - $65
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 17th
Description: Good for Romance, Special Occasions, Entertaining Clients, Large Groups, Private DiningDinner Options: Reservations, Dessert, Late Night, Out door Dining, Private or Semi Private dining available for large groups
Miami
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Too bad our waiter forgot we existed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Went to high hopes... Drinks were lethal.. Way too strong ! The highlight of the night was the ceviche! Super! The waiter seemed to forget us as we were a party of two , our meal was lost in the shuffle and so was the waiter... When it finally arrived our waiter tried to make small talk to hide the fact the food took forever. The steak was way too salty.., perhaps staff training needed

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband has celiac (allergic to gluten) and the waiter was wonderful in making recommendations. The bread is gluten free and deliciously moist with a hint of sweetness. Our groups selections included the Lobster Ceviche which comes with a light marinade and robust flavors so every bite has a wonderful flavor; the Cuban Pork which was very tender with excellent flavor (my husband said it was the best gluten free dish he's ever eaten at a restaurant); and the New York strip again was excellent. We ate on the terrace under the awning and were not affected by the light rain. However, not all the terrace is covered so check out the weather before sitting on the open terrace. You simply must eat here!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Terrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great meal, service and decor. South American flair. Both of our meals were top class, the wine list was expansive and the waiter helped us choose an excellent wine that wasn't too expensive. Would definitely go back.

Visited March 2014
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Outstanding!! Can't wait to return!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Wow!!!

This place honestly is amazing. The food...the service...the ambience...everything is top notch. My husband and I were on a five day babymoon and this was one of our favorite restaurants. The cuisine was so adventurous and creative; but furthermore was delicious.

I would fly all the way back down there for the deconstructed key lime pie alone! A must try while your in the Miami Beach area!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lively and a great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

You get a great feel of energy when you walk into this place. We arrived a little early, the restaurant was full so we were quickly directed to the bar for a drink. Our table was quickly ready and the service was great. My wife had the mushroom Ceviche and I had the salmon. What a burst of flavour! We followed with the pork and chicken. Amazing flavours. This place is really good value for the quality of the food. All delivered at good pace. Highly recommended.

Visited March 2014
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