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“Good experience , extremely Nice people serving us and good food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Dining Room - CLOSED

The Dining Room
Cuisines: American, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Lisbon, Portugal
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good experience , extremely Nice people serving us and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Now in a different address, I had a very good experience. The people serving us are absolutely nice.
I recommend as a starter Mixto Ceviche, fabulous

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank JorgeGuedes
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Upstate NY
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food, slow Miami Beach service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The food was excellent. The service was not. WIth gratuity built in around the miami beach area servers have very little motivation to work for the customer. It took close to 15 minutes before anyone took a drink order. Once dinner was served and a desert was turned down it took another 15 minutes just to get a bill.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank macaide
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Miami Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Stunning Food, Stunning Setting, Stunning Service = Superb Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I have to say first that I am writing this review with mixed feelings. The Dining Room, which has been my favorite neighborhood restaurant since it opened, has grown up and moved on. Now known as The Dining Room Pop-Up at Vesper, located at 1801 Collins Avenue in the recently renovated, beautiful Shelborne Hotel, it has joined the ranks of the South Beach lovelies. The difference, though, is that it’s not just another pretty face in the crowd. Though it now has that South Beach sexy vibe, this place continues to be all about the food and service.

The setting is definitely South Beach swank – low lighting, plush seating, polished surfaces, with a full bar next to the interior dining area and a wine cellar below. I do miss their signature chandelier and the family photos that made the old place feel like home. That said, the new place is a visual stunner The outside restaurant area is also beautiful, with its view of the pool area. The bonus is that it is covered, protecting it from Florida’s famous surprise rain storms. Good news for any patrons who had to run inside to escape the rain at the old place.
Now the food: The same quality that defined The Dining Room in its original incarnation has carried over to its new home. First, because of the new, expanded wine cellar, we were served our wine perfectly chilled and delicious. In addition to nibbling on the bread with truffle butter, marinated carrot pickles, we had the Cobia Ceviche and the Grilled Calamari Salad as our starters. Both were just-out-of-the-water fresh and absolutely delicious. For dinner, we had the Branzino, Heirloom Tomato Salad, and Cashew Brussel Sprouts. The chef, Cristian, knows fish and it was perfect – crispy skin and perfectly moist interior. We’ve now had, or tasted, virtually everything on the menu. Like the fish, all dishes are interesting, expertly cooked and presented, and delicious.

The service at the restaurant has always been, and continues to be, terrific. The Dining Room has a well-trained staff, friendly staff interested in ensuring patrons satisfaction. Their attentive, yet unobtrusive service makes everyone feel special and makes you want to come back soon to be pampered again.

The Dining Room, now known as The Dining Room Pop-Up at Vesper, is a real South Beach treasure.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 Thank LoveSouthBeach33139
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Yelverton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great little Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Nested down in the Southern Most end of Sobe. This restaurant is a bit out of the way if your walking from the north end of south beach.. But it's only like 5 or 10 bucks for a cab there..
My Business partner and I really enjoyed it.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Anton H
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Florida
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137 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

My wife and I had dinner with friends at the Dining Room, and I must say that it was a terrific experience.

Our table was not ready at the time of our reservation, so Jose offered each of us a glass of wine while we waited. It was not until we received our check after our wonderful dinner that we realized that the wines were on the house!

Our dinner was superb, and the service by Jose and the other staff extraordinary. Even the desserts and port wine were great! I would highly recommend that you book a reservation at this very intimate dining experience on Lower Washington Avenue in South Beach. It is certainly worth it.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Simmrouter
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