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“LESS than 1 star”
Review of Rendezvous On the Beach - CLOSED

Rendezvous On the Beach
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
Reviewed January 17, 2009

Stayed at the hotel attached... 3 people, 2 Mojito's, $138.00 ENOUGH SAID...

Mojito's decent, RIP OFF...price

Thank BOBBY1964_1
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Reviewed December 7, 2008

Thank goodness I didn't happen to read most of the reviews before trying the Rendezvous. On a trip to Miami the week before Thanksgiving we didn't have dinner plans so we just walked down Ocean drive and were accosted by someone from each of the restaurants we passed trying all sorts of gimmicks to get us to dine there. When we passed the Rendezvous a nice young man, Adam, asked us to come and dine in the restaurant and even though they were offering 50% off drinks Adam promised us free drinks if we would eat there so he could be our server. We did and our food was excellent. The crab cake appetizer was delicious. We had the scallops and the crab ravioli main courses and the Lava cake for dessert. All were wonderful. The service was perfect. We never had to ask for anything. If Adam even thought we may want something it immediately appeared at our table. The Mojitos were very good and were indeed free. With the built in gratuity our bill totaled $125 for two people. That amount included an appetizer, 2 entrees and a shared dessert with coffee. The food quality was great. The service was perfect so all in all we thought it was worth the money and would certainly recommend anyone visiting the area try it. Look at the menu and prices before dining. It is posted at the entrance to the restaurant for everyone to see. If you can't afford a nice meal then try elsewhere (maybe Denny's is more your speed) but if you don't mind dropping a little over $100 for two people for dinner then give it a go we think it is worth it.

1  Thank Time2G0
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Reviewed November 30, 2008

This was our first night in South Beach, we stayed in the Beacon Hotel where the service, staff and amentities were all phenominal. The problem was with the restaraunt attached to hotel but not affiliated with. With it being our first night in South Beach we were walking out to go eat elsewhere, but because of the rain we were pursuaded by a charming and attractive man to sit and dine at the Rendezvous restaraunt as it was conveniently attached to the hotel. He then came around with display plates of the specials, but with no prices attached. (Of course we should of asked for the prices, but after glancing through the menu we assumed the specials were reasonably priced as the menu was).
Bottom line is, the seafood was not fresh and it was something similar to Captain Highlander frozen fish sticks. The meal was cold and the seafood was rubbery. The bill came to $322 and we did not even order any alcohol or drinks. After letting our server know that we were unsatisfied with the food and to show we did not eat it we sent it back to the kitchen. We asked to speak to the manager to voice our disatisfaction, when we were greeted by the restaraunt owner threatening to call the police, and then persisted to follow us out of the restaraunt and infront of a crowd of people call us cheap. EVEN THOUGH DESPITE OUR DISATISFACTION WE PAID THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF $322 for a meal we sent back to the kitchen.
Stay away from this SHAM of an establishment and DO NOT EAT HERE, they will hustle your money and treat your like a second class citizen.

1  Thank scamedinsoutbeach
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Reviewed November 16, 2008

excellent food and service. Will come back again. The PR crew.

Thank prcrew
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Reviewed November 15, 2008

1st day of our trip my wife,children and I were out looking for a nice evening meal when we were persuaded in by the waiter. His English was very poor but we went in because it looked clean . He showed us the menu and the prices were what we expected for the city. There were no prices for the drinks. Another man attended our table and began to explain the chefs specials and told us about a seafood platter which he explained was so big you only need to order one as there was enough for two. We opted for the seafood platter for 2 , kids opted for steak sandwich, The platter wasnt anything special when it came, shrimps, squid, lobster + 2 Crabs legs and assorted vegs.
We ate most of it ,kids meals looked nicer than ours, refreshments were 2 x bud 2 x cokes The bill came at $260,. I couldnt believe it they charged us $75 each for the platter when they clearly led us to belive it was a meal for 2 . I wouldnt of paid $75 for it never mind $150. We just sat in shock laughing really It tought us a lesson to always ask what the cost of the meal is in future , but must say it was a complete rip off and they are really good con artists,They just charge what they want. Beware! Ask before you buy.

1  Thank mouseyUk
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