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A Fish Called Avalon

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS
32
Mediterranean Platter (A Dish to Share)
Strained Yogurt with Salmon Caviar, Marinated Olives, Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Spinach, and Cheese Pies, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Roasted Tomatoes
19
Spanish Octopus
Charcoal Grilled Octopus, Marinated Fennel, Madeira Squid Ink Reduction, Watercress Vinaigrette
18
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Tabbouleh Salad, Tomato Puree, Avocado, Lemon Dressing
18
Bang Bang Shrimp
Turmeric Curry Spice Mixture, Mint Yogurt Sauce, Cucumber Pepper Relish
17
Spicy Bigeye Tuna Tartare
Kimchee, Orange, Jalapeño, Cucumber, Cilantro, Sesame Oil, Tamari
19
Seared Diver Scallops
Sautéed Brussel Sprout, Pancetta, Citrus Mousseline
17
Fresh Mussels
Steamed in Champagne, Chervil Leaves, Lime Zest, Garlic, Cream, Toasted Bread
14
Trottole Pasta (Appetizer)
English Pea, Heirloom and Sundried Tomatoes, Spinach, Truffle Oil
16
Baked Escargot
Garlic Butter, Fresh Herbs, Pernod
SOUPS & SALADS
14
Lobster Bisque
Classic Recipe, Cognac, Wild Leeks Cassis Crème Fraiche
14
Avalon Chopped Salad
Romaine, Tomato, Cucumber, Carrot, Red Cabbage, Garbanzo, Basil, Crumbled Gorgonzola, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
13
Classic Caesar
Romaine, Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, Anchovies
13
Belgian Endive
Endives, Heirloom Tomatoes, Shredded Roquefort Cheese, Creamy Sherry Vinaigrette
RAW BAR
58
Plateau*
4 Oysters, 8 Mussels, 4 Shrimp Cocktail, Fish Ceviche & Shrimp Ceviche Champagne Mignonette and Cocktail Sauce
136
Le Seafood Plateau*
8 Oysters, 16 Mussels, 8 Shrimp Cocktail, 1 lb. Maine Lobster, Lump Crab Meat Salad Fish & Scallop Ceviche, Champagne Mignonette and Cocktail Sauce
239
Seafood Festival*
24 Oysters, 16 Mussels, 12 Shrimp Cocktail, 2 Whole Maine Lobster (1 Pound Each) Lump Crab Meat Salad, Trio of Ceviche, Champagne Mignonette and Cocktail Sauce
24
Ceviche Tasting*
Selection of Three. Scallops, Shrimps, Catch of the Day, and Peruvian Potatoes
20
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
1 Lb 28
Maine Lobster
(3) 11
(6) 22
(9) 32
(12) 42
Oysters*
Champagne mignonette and Cocktail Sauce
FISH & SEAFOOD
41
Crab Crusted Grouper
Spinach, Giant White Beans, Teardrop Heirloom Tomatoes Orange Zest & Citrus, Chenin Blanc Butter Sauce
35
Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna*
Sushi Rice, Asian Slaw, Ginger Emulsion, Wasabi, Soy Sauce (Tuna is Served Rare)
42
Chilean Sea Bass
Miso Glazed, Swiss Chard, Shiitake, Tamari Broth
30
Whole Fish of the Day
Grilled then Oven Roasted, Heirloom Tomato, Fresh Oregano Vinaigrette, Basmati Rice, Broccolini
37
Macadamia-Crusted Snapper
Spinach Risotto, Raspberry Beaujolais Beurre Blanc
36
Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Provencal
Roasted Tomato, Garlic, Chardonnay, Basmati Rice, Seared Manouri Cheese
38
Saffron Seafood Risotto
Creamy Arborio Rice, Scallop, Clams, Shrimp, Calamari, Mussels, Fresh Fish, Roasted Tomatoes, Herbs
For Two 87
Orzo Seafood Paella
Maine Lobster, Shrimp, Sea Scallop, Mussels, Clams, Calamari Saffron Roasted Tomato Broth, Baby Spinach
47
Sake & Tarragon Glazed Lobster Tails
2 Tails, Leek Potato Mash, Asian Style Green Beans
1 Lb each56
2 Whole Maine Lobsters
Steamed, Drawn Butter
VEGETARIAN
23
Trottole Pasta
English Pea, Heirloom and Sundried Tomatoes, Spinach, Truffle Oil
28
Roasted Vegetable Plate
Seasonal Roasted Vegetables, Greek Manouri Cheese
MEAT
Add Lobster Tail - $21, Add 4 Grilled Jumbo Shrimps - $20
28
Free Range Citrus Chicken
Truffled Sweet Potato Mash, Sautéed Asian Green Beans, Gorgonzola Beurre Blanc
8 oz 49
Filet Mignon
Leek Potato Mash, Steamed Spinach, Roquefort Cheese, Cabernet Reduction Sauce
16 oz 44
Ribeye
Served with Three Mustard Horseradish Sauce
SIDE ORDER
11
Truffle Sweet Potato Mash
8
Seasoned Baked Potato
8
French Fries
7
Basmati Rice
7
Leek Potato Mash
10
Grilled Asparagus
10
Steamed Spinach
10
Asian-Style Baby Beans
10
Sautéed Broccolini
About
A Fish Called Avalon, a time-honored seafood tradition in Miami Beach. Our live Latin-Caribbean music nightly creates an unforgettable ambiance great for people-watching on our outside terrace. Diners rave about our daily delivered seafood with favorites such as the Macadamia Snapper, Crab-Crusted Grouper, or the classic Sake & Tarragon Glazed Lobster Tails. Our renowned Executive Chef Kal Abdalla has created a menu bursting with flavor and a French Mediterranean influence. The superb cuisine, relaxed Ocean Drive setting, and impeccable service have been delighting diners for nearly three decades. Join us to savor, experience, and celebrate 30 years of excellence!
PRICE RANGE
$21 - $46
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood, French, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our first visit here and would definitely come back! Fresh, wonderfully prepared seafood...sat outside...great atmosphere and attentive, friendly wait staff. Highly recommend the award winning key lime pie for dessert!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank chrisnigro
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear chrisnigro, it's a pleasure reading your review. Glad you had a pleasant evening dining on our fresh seafood, ambiance and friendly services. And yes, that award-winning Key Lime Pie is a fantastic end to the evening. We look forward to welcoming you back !...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seafood paella was amazing. Chock full of fresh seafood cooked to perfection. The frosé was delicious and not too sweet. Their key lime pie was made with real key limes and just won Best Pie in America at the national pie competition. The people...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AlyssaH919
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear AlyssaH919, thanks for visiting us and spending an evening dining at our restaurant. We are so glad you have a lovely evening dining on the paella, award-winning Key Lime Pie, cocktails and fabulous people watching plus the attentive services. We appreciate your feedback. Warm...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pricey and not worth it...the 3 jumbo shrimp appy was good (bang bang) and toasted warm bread w butter And garlic side were yummy! But then dinner came... the award winning grouper was mushy and tasteless. The topping could have been crab but there...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank NC1720
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NC1720, thanks for sharing your feedback. Whilst we are glad you enjoyed your pre-dinner items, we're sorry to see your review of the other dishes. Please accept my personal invitation for another experience where I can ensure each dish is prepared exactly to your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I can honestly say, this was the best meal I ever ate in the United States. From the bread, sangria to every delicious bite of our meals, dessert, coffee to staff was an amazing experience. CAN'T BE MISSED!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank myrnag340
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Myrna, what a joy it is to read your kind comments ! Glad you had such a pleasurable and enjoyable experience overall. Thanks for your wonderful praises on everything you ordered as well as on the attentive services from our staff. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

4 nights at south beach, went to dinner twice here. Great food. A bit pricey but worth it. Had the specials first night then menu second. The octopus app was a must both nights. Sit inside as its quieter.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Allium D
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Allium, thanks for trusting us with your evening twice and for taking the time to leave us your kind review. It brings us great pleasure know you enjoyed your meal, especially the octopus, which the chef has certainly perfected. We would love to welcome...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got the information from our concierge that A fish called Avalon was great. We took a Miami Tuktuk from our hotel to the restaurant. This place is great. We got a fantastic waiter (from Indonesia) who was absolutely amazing. He helped us with a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LarsStockholm
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much LarsStockholm! Glad you spent your evening with us and had a great time with dining on Ocean Drive. We appreciate your kind comments and high recommendation! Best,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been our favorite SB restaurant for dinner for a couple of years. We ate here twice during this four-day visit! We like to eat inside, though the outdoor tables on the porch are nice and completely different from the rest of the (grubby)...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LizzyP12345
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Lizzy, your review has brought a smile to all of our faces. It's an honor having you as a repeat guest and thanks for sharing all the wonderful things you appreciate while dining with us. Glad you enjoy the filet mignon, most people...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have our usual places, but decided to try Avalon. We're extremely discerning. Reservation at 6. The hostesses need retraining, as we were not made to feel welcome at all. They were focussed on themselves. Thought about leaving...glad we stayed. Service was impeccable. Food was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 563leng
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 563leng, thank you for trying us and glad you stayed. We appreciate your comments on our services, cuisine and pleased you made space for our special Key Lime pie. We value your feedback for improving and they are duly noted. See you again on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet, white tablecloth restaurant on busy Ocean Drive. Very attentive but non-intrusive service. The octopus appetizer was perfectly cooked and well presented. My wife had the grouper. Fish was very fresh and the sauce and presentation was exceptional. A destination restaurant I can’t wait to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mls1951
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mls, and we cant wait to welcome you back. Thank you for trusting us with your evening and we're all pleased we delivered on all points. We are delighted and grateful for your kind words. See you soon! Warm regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, very good service and good situated in the beginning of ocean drive Prices are reasonable for the quality but in the higher region.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Alwin24
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Alwin, thanks so much for choosing us. We are pleased to know you enjoyed good food, friendly services and the perfect location for people watching. See you again (soon)! Best,

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Response from AFishCalledAvalon700 | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Yes we can simply grilled any fish we have on the menu. Best
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Response from DebNDayton | Reviewed this property |
Beach evening casual to beach dressy and everything in between
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