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“Local Treasure!”
Review of Red Fish Grill

Red Fish Grill
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Ranked #17 of 351 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Old Cutler
Description: Remember when Matt Dillon was eavesdropping on Cameron Diaz in the movie "There's Something About Mary"? They were at Red Fish Grill. And what a location! Whether dining outside under the Palms at the edge of Biscayne Bay or in the historic coral stone dining room, this restaurant is like nowhere else. It's a slice of Florida that disappeared long ago in most parts of Miami. But it's a lot more than atmosphere that brings in the locals and notables. The menu is dedicated to fresh local seafood, cooked with a gourmet twist, sometimes Caribbean... sometimes Asian. Best bets: Fennel Seared Yellowfin Tuna on Crispy Wonton, Crab Cakes with Tropical Melon Slaw, Red Snapper with Shaved Red Onion Fennel Salad, Herb Crusted Sea Bass with White Bean Ragout, homemade Key Lime Pie and Caramel Flan with Toasted Coconut. And a wine list that's reasonable and varied. Please visit our website for further details.
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Local Treasure!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

I've been to Red Fish Grill for dinner half a dozen times in the last couple of years. The setting always takes my breath away... There is no other like it in Miami. It truly is unique! The building itself looks like a historic Florida home; made of oolite rock and wood; spectacular views of the bay and Matheson Hammock Park. At that time of day the park is closed, so you won't find the beach crowd. The food is very good, not great; but that won't keep me from going again. Last time I had the seared yellow fin tuna. It was very fresh tasting, and the portion was generous.
Service was attentive.

  • Visited March 2013
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new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting for a wedding!”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We were guests at a wedding this weekend and the event was magical! From the beachfront ceremony to the transition to the reception... all wonderful!

Our fish entrees were fresh and delicious and the service was attentive and very friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to come back for dinner anytime.

Sunset was amazing!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank HawaiiGirl08
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Florida Keys
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“What A Setting”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

The location on Biscayne Bay in incredible and the food is outstanding. This is a don't miss while in Miami

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Thank concher
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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
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“Food with a View”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The restaurant is amazing. Great food and ambiance. Daytime is perfect by the lagoon, nighttime is great with the tiki torches and atmosphere. The food is excellent.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank MayraB688
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Coral Gables
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“A waterside fantasy of a place”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

My first trip to this restaurant and we were all mesmerized y the beauty of its surroundings. Unique coquina building with open outdoor dining among trunk-lit coconut palms throughout the patio. A great sample of what Miami outdoor dining can be in the cooler, yet drier months of winter. The food was good, though the soups came in lukewarm instead of hot, once returned and brought back at the right temperature, the taste was unique. sweet plaintain soup with mussels and crabmeat. The main entrees were nicely prepared and well presented. The service lacks thorough training to be good. It was mediocre at best. The servers didnt notice that there were missing pieces on one table setting, and we had to ask for bread and butter, and later for salt and pepper. While he had the "tonight's specials" well memorized, he failed to suggest taking our drink orders. We asked him to take it for us. Upon the food being brought to the table, the server asked whom had the snapper and whom had the crabcakes. This is a basic expecation of a good trainer to have servers ID the dining guests so to not have to ask for whom's the food belongs to later, and how to read the table to ensure that it is properly set. Management seemed to be around, but they seemed to be running with little attention to supervising the servers.

All this can be overlooked because of the beautiful ambiance of the locale.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank adiscerningtrvlr
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