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“Sanitary kitchen practices MUST BE observed by ALL.”

The Wave Kitchen and Bar
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Ranked #23 of 321 Restaurants in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Latin, Cuban
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Bouganvillia Lane
Description: ~Simple, Savory, Seaside~ The Wave Kitchen & Bar, offers an ocean-front dining space with amazing views of the Atlantic. The restaurant offers a menu directly sourced from local farmers, fishermen and artisanal purveyors. The Wave concept was designed to offer a dining experience similar to what one would encounter at a hospitable and cozy dinner party at a friend’s home with generous attention to detail. The open kitchen and customizable selections aim to engage guests.The Wave will also feature select Cuban specialties developed by Costa’s owners,Emilio and Gloria Estefan,form their Estefan Kitchen cookbook.
Palm City, Florida
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Sanitary kitchen practices MUST BE observed by ALL.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

OMG.... I'm absolutely appalled at the lack of sanitary practices at this restaurant.
We went when only the bar section was serving food & although the views are quite nice, everyone we encountered had an attitude problem. They were doing us a favor by pointing to the bar so we could sit ourselves. Chad the bartender needs a course on kitchen practices. His attitude aside when another patron asked for a "Gibson" he used his bare hands to retrieved the onions the drink required!!!
My skin crawled.
Although the food (tapas style) were quite tasty I couldn't help but wonder what transpires in the kitchen. Couldn't really finish my food.
Used your judgement when dining here. Perhaps avoid it all together.

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Erie,Pa
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Beautiful View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Had lunch here recently.Prices much better than expected.You can't beat the view of the pool+the ocean.The food was very good and service excellent.

  • Visited April 2012
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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

Enjoyed a pleasant meal with good service and reasonable prices.

Visited April 2012
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Boca Raton Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Inconsistent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

We ordered off the menu for breakfast (the sunday buffet looked fantastic!) and found the food fine, nothing overwhelming. We ordered 4 Tapas from the last night menu, 2 were really good, (muscles and sliders) one we sent back (the pizza; not done properly) and one was tepid. They delivered them all at once, perhaps that was the problem??

Visited April 2012
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Oldsmar
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great restuarant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Quiet and romantic with great food with great latin flavored dishes. Large portions and great service.

Visited April 2012
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