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“Order from the menu! Don't fall for their "specials".............”
Review of The Carlyle Cafe

The Carlyle Cafe
Ranked #799 of 1,090 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Cuisines: American, Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
Trussville, Alabama, United States
1 review
“Order from the menu! Don't fall for their "specials".............”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Was just in Miami for the BCS Championship game. Was lured into the Carlyle by a cute hostess promising 20% discount. Waiter told us the specials were enough for 2 people. Seafood or steak. I guess the fault lies with us for not asking the price. Menu prices weren't too bad for Ocean Drive but we feel like we got taken by the waiter and the so called "specials". My margarita cost $30, one glass of wine $14 and the feeds 2 seafood "special" was $125 special. Gratuity of 18% and a 20% discount...still paid $181 for dinner. Food and drinks were good just don't fall for the sneaky way they do business.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Janet Davis R
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“Nothing of good. No passion on food. It was oneway restaurant. First and last time”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Waitress vert good but bad food cooked without sny psssion and technique. The price was not so high but the food was very low

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fun Place to Sit and Drink”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great location for sitting outside and people watching. Service was very good and they were slammed busy. Drinks are expensive, but that seems to be the norm in South Beach. The beach is right across the street so dip your feet in the water and then go have a drink!

Visited January 2013
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Thank travelgirl12345
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“Misleading - DON'T GO HERE!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Offered buy one get one specials. Ordered two items and were told later that each person had to get two items for the deal to apply.

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New York City, New York
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“They added a donation to charity”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

The food was good, but this restaurant saw fit to add a donation to charity. I find this practice offensive even though it was small. I would not return.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Ralph R
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