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A Fish Called Avalon

Certificate of Excellence
Flamingo / Lummus
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700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220 (7th)
+1 305-532-1727
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is welcoming, lovely decor, terrific service and amazing food! I look forward to my next visit to the restaurant.

Thank Jeanne R
Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A reservation is recommended for this restaurant or you will have to be prepared to wait a long time. We made a reservation on Open Table and were given a table for 2 on the patio. We chose the upper patio - that way you don't have pedestrians bumping into your chair etc. Although the food was great, and so... More 

Thank Syassin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for an excellent meal with attentive servers and a superb people watching experience then this is the place for you. After walking down Ocean Drive looking for the perfect romantic night out we were fortunate to find A Fish Called Avalon. Loved the way the candles illuminated the tables which offered great views wherever you sat. Thoroughly... More 

Thank matraveler4fun
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing such an evocative portrayal of the romantic evening you enjoyed with us. As you noted, our team takes care of every details, from our expert chef to attentive servers. We make sure that all our guests, whether seated inside or on the terrace, enjoy our tropical setting undisturbed by passers-by, intriguing as some of... More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Right on South Beach - great for people watching. Sit outside to fully enjoy. Prix Fixe Menu changes monthly and is a great deal. Seafood was wonderful. Seafood risotto, crab cakes, key lime pie and cheesecake were excellent. Great ambiance and live music.

Thank LynneOrlando
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Lynne, Heartfelt thanks for your enthusiastic comments. We are delighted that your experience with us was perfect, from the relaxing setting to the gracious service to the well-prepared cuisine. Your recognition of our team’s attention to detail is deeply appreciated and we thank you for taking time to write. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First and foremost - don't be fooled, do your research - there aren't too many decent and honest seafood spots in Ocean Drive. A Fish Called Avalon is certainly amongst the most genuine. All seafood is sourced locally and prepared fresh at the restaurant. The pictures I took should speak for themselves... the best crab & grouper I've had. Great... More 

Thank MLXV
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your high praise means the world to us, and we thank you for your enthusiastic recommendation. You were most kind to include photos and to comment on our exceptional wine selection. We work hard to make sure that every detail is just right, and your generous comments show us that we are succeeding. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Longest 3 course meal ever! Swordfish was overcooked, dry and pricy. So unimpressed Only thing good was the sweet potatoe soup.

Thank Jodi F
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Jodi, We are happy to know that you enjoyed the special soup, and we regret that your overall experience didn’t match your expectations. Something was clearly amiss that evening, and we hope you will come again so we can demonstrate our customary high standards. Thank you for taking time to write, because we never rest on our laurels. Warm... More 

Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did nit visit for a big meal so only had a main plate, both choosing Scampi Provençale. If you are going to visit in August there is a great 3-course Miami Spice Menu for $39, which many of the best restaurants on Miami Beach are providing

Thank IanWhiteUK
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Ian White , Sometimes a single, spectacularly well-prepared entrée is all that’s needed! Thank you for writing about how much you enjoyed our chef’s scampi Provençale, and for reminding readers that Miami Spice is going on now. The program lets diners enjoy several of our legendary specialties at a remarkably low price. And there is no extra charge for... More 

Alliance, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night my friend and I had the pleasure to dine at this beautifully located restaurant. Initially the hostess wanted to give us a small table for two people. My friend and I requested a bigger table as we like to have some extra room when we dine. We were given a very nice table by the window which allowed... More 

1 Thank Maciej M
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Maciej, Grateful thanks for taking the time to write in glowing detail about your enjoyable evening with us. You’ve made us feel proud, and also humble, knowing that everything from the tasty cuisine to the professional service and relaxing setting met and exceeded your expectations. Your recommendation is deeply appreciated. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect combination of elegance and South Beach vibrancy. Food and wine are very fairly priced. Service was best we've seen in Miami area.

Thank mschmidt31
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your delightful note. We are particularly grateful to know that you found our service outstanding, and that you enjoyed our fine food and beverage offerings. Your recommendation means a great deal to us, and we appreciate your taking time to share your experience. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't know how the food is I made reservation and they didn't tell me there a dress code for men wanted to sell me a shirt for 20.00 dollars ocean ave

Thank joysassie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $40
Seafood, Soups, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant 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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
  • Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
  • Phone Number: +1 305-532-1727
Overlooking Ocean Drive from the veranda of the Avalon Hotel is the 25 year old, acclaimed restaurant, A fish Called Avalon. Cuisine features local seafood prepared with a sensuous, tropical flair. An extensive wine reserve and full service bar naturally compliment our great food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?