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“Over rated”
Review of Haven - CLOSED

Haven
Price range: $15 - $60
Cuisines: Sushi, Contemporary, International, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West Ave
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Went here as a group of 8 for dinner in South Beach. The cocktails were fantastic, but the food, service, and ambiance was not great for dinner. For late night drinks, sure, but not dinner.

First, the tables are really low cocktail tables so it's really hard to eat off of them. And they are small, which is a challenge in a small plates restaurant, especially when they don't stagger your meal. We ordered a bunch of plates to share and everything came out at once. When the table was full with no room at all for more dishes, the waiters just kept handing us things that we practically had to hold in our laps.

And then, mysteriously, two things just never came. But we were told that they were on their way, so we waited, and waited... then asked again and were told "1 minute more" and then 20 minutes later, as I got up to just cancel it as we were all done and just wanted to leave, they appeared.

A small plates restaurant needs good service and smart waitstaff who can properly stagger a meal, and this just failed. And, the food was totally mediocre.

Go for drinks, but skip trying to dine here.

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1  Thank rehana329
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

I met some friend here last week because they loved the surround video and DJ. It was a great scence, and wonderful so close to the Flamingo and Lincoln Rd. This is definately worth a trip to probably and night of the week, and it's right next to Huahua! And the females on staff are hot.

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Thank Adam S
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The food is very good and the atmosphere is unique . It is more of a tapas place so i wouldnt recommend going if your looking for a big meal. The walls all around the place are covered with a screen that changes from time to time. Never seen anything like it. They also accept reservations on open table

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Thank Jessicaro
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The place was packed for a Heat playoff game so they didn't have enough room to accommodate us even though we had a reservation. The manager Ben definitely made it up to us even though we ended up going to another location to eat. Will go there again next time I visit!

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Thank katie l
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

This clever combination cocktail lounge and Gastro lounge serves creative tapas style small plates, such as a tomato soup & grilled cheese where the soup shot is poured right onto the grilled cheese spear sitting atop a toasted buttery brioche. The mini crab cake slider was fine too. They also make to order, liquid nitrogen ice creams including some crazy flavors like bacon ice cream (it's deliciously salty/sweet by the way!). The night we were there, the young attractive staff could not have been more welcoming or gracious, a welcome surprise in sometimes snooty SoBe.

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Thank Dougananda
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