A Fish Called Avalon

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Seafood
Located in the heart of The Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, A Fish Called Avalon features Modern American Seafood with tropical influences, impeccable service and nightly entertainment that further captures the true ambiance of South Beach.
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Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The octopus appetizer was amazing. The best I’ve ever had. They must send me their recipe!

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge at our hotel. It was absolutely amazing. the food was the best.

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CB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waiter dropped off a dessert menu and never returned. We had to ask the manager for our bill after we decided to skip the dessert. Then we received our bill and an extra $30 was added with no justification. We then asked the manager why and he said someone else’s desserts were added to our bill mistakenly. Too bad the food was delicious but nothing more than that

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday! Dinner was exceptional and so was the service!

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EW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely 34th Anniversary dinner!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We traveled to Miami to celebrate a few birthdays and couldn’t have been happier with this restaurant. They called about 30 minutes before our reservation to see if we preferred to sit inside our outside. Sitting out on the sidewalk on a warm, Saturday night made for some excellent people/car watching. The food was all fantastic. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the waiter was attentive and kept our wine glasses full. Highly recommend!

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthdsy

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Able to accommodate a party of 7 with short notice and provided outdoor or indoor dining options.

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London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab experience

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Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of the food is to die for, whilst the service is exemplary, always there but never intrusive. Flew in from the UK and was eating at Fish by Avalon that evening. A great way to start a visit.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Gunner, What a delight it is to read your review. Thank you for starting your holidays with us and it’s our pleasure ensuring you had the best evening. Hope the rest of your time in Miami was just as enjoyable and you’ll visit us again the next time your travels bring you back. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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CB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first trip to Miami and we were looking for seafood. We decided on this after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. So glad we decided to try it.

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Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Chris B, Thanks for trusting the reviews from our previous guests when you made the decision to dine with us. We’re also glad you dined here and took the opportunity to leave us this wonderful 5-star rating review. See you the next time you’re visiting our beautiful city! Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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TB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing seafood - really some of the most unique and flavorful combinations I have ever had! We sat in the patio which allowed us to enjoy the live entertainment and people watch. Service was very good and the manager came by often to see how everything was. We ordered 4 appetizers and 1 entree to share. Two of their most popular appetizers are the Bang Bang Shrimp and the Grilled Octopus. The bang bang shrimp was unlike any I have ever had - usually it is fried and in some sort of spicey/sweet sauce. Their bang bang shrimp was grilled and served in a tumeric curry sauce. The grilled octopus was very tender and moist - cooked to perfection. The next two appetizers we ordered were the grilled scallops and Crabcake. The scallops were cooked perfectly but I did not care for the sauce they were served with. The crab cake was so unique. It was a nice size and served with sliced avocados and a red pepper salsa. Lastly, we ordered the Miso glazed Sea Bass - again the fish was cooked perfectly and the broth it was in was amazing. We also ordered the pecan crusted key lime pie (even though neither of us care for it) the pecan really added to the flavor and we ate the whole thing. Overall, and amazing dining experience!

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VS
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in South Beach

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Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Vicki S, A humbled thanks coming from all of us! We’re thrilled you’ve deemed us the ‘best restaurant in South Beach”! Looking forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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GR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good value for the money. The food was great. The service was excellent. We were only in town for one night and wanted a good meal on Ocean Drive. Worked out perfect.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear George R, It warms our hearts to see your kind words. It’s a pleasure knowing you trust us with your one night on Ocean Drive and we delivered exactly what you needed, great food, great value and excellent service. See you again soon, there is always something to try on our menu. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and wonderful service.

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Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent option within your Ocean Boulevard option.

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KB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in south Florida. The staff was excellent. Can’t say enough about this restaurant, you must try it!

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Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Kim B, Many thanks for choosing to spend your evening with us. Glad you enjoyed your best meal in South Florida with us, that speaks volumes. Thank you for recognizing our attentive services by our excellent staff. Looking forward to creating more memorable evenings with you. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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BR
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very good and attentive service but meals are not top notch. Scallops too cooked and too salty, nothing is very good

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Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Bruno, Thanks for choosing to dine with us recently while visiting South Beach. We’re sorry to see your review as our intent is to provide an overall memorable experience with great food and attentive services. We value your feedback which we have provided to our kitchen staffs. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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Austin
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What a tourist trap. We sat down on patio and ordered a couple glasses of wine as we looked over the menu

The table next to us had their food delivered while we were waiting on our wine and reviewing the menu. The smell of their seafood was horrid. It was such a strong pungent fishy smell, once our wine was delivered we asked for the check and immediately started looking for a Plan B

Do yourself a favor and pass on this place.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Chris B, Thanks for joining us recently. We’re surprised to see your review since we were not made aware this was your experience. We take pride in providing fresh and sustainable seafood, and I am sure our reviews across all platforms speak for the quality of food and service we provide. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The prices are high as are most things in South Beach area. South Beach seems to think it is NYC with their pricing. It seems that the area likes to take the money of Europeans who don't know any better as to the US. The food here was very good and the service was fine, not outstanding. The dinner was for business for 3 of us. I would recommend this restaurant for the food.

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Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Waltmcc, We appreciate you dining with us recently and thanks for your recommendation on our cuisine. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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YO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Yemi, Thank you for trusting us with your evening! Glad you enjoyed our services and cuisine. Looking forward to serving you on your next vacation to South Beach. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for a special occasion, sat on the patio and enjoyed live music and the entertainment walking by on the side walk. Food and service were both excellent.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Guest, We are humbled you spent your special occasion at A Fish Called Avalon and are happy you enjoyed your time with us and. Indeed, our patio is wonderful for people watching as well as enjoying the fresh air and live music. Please allow us to welcome you back for another unforgettable evening. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Love the service and the food!! Trusted Marvin, our amazing server’s recommendations and was not steered wrong.
Will be back, and will recommend to friends.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on May 15, 2019

Dear Guest, We’re grateful for your fabulous 5-star review, it brings us joy knowing you enjoyed the entire dining experience. Marvin sure does an excellent job with his recommendation as well as attentive services and sends his regards. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next travel to South Beach. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always stop here when we are in Miami. Consistently delicious food, great service and great live music! Tap your toes while you eat!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on May 15, 2019

Dear Maureen B, Thanks for your kind comments and it’s a pleasure to welcome you each time as our repeat guest. It’s really a pleasure knowing you enjoy the cuisine, attentive services and live music each time you’ve visited. Let us know when you’re ready for another wonderful experience, we look forward to creating more memories together. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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SM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Overpriced (and I’m used to NYC restaurants), way too noisy way too salty way too expensive by about 50% for what we had.

Why the hell do you have a live bad BLASTING music. This isn’t a spring break crowd.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on May 15, 2019

Dear Stuart, Thanks for choosing to dine with us recently while visiting South Beach. We’re sorry to see your review as our intent is to provide an overall memorable experience. Please accept my invitation so that I can personally oversee your experience ensuring it’s a great one. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service... Sit inside if you want peaceful and quiet or outside to see all the action. Last night was our second time and both times have been great! Thanks!

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you so much for dining with us recently and leaving us this wonderful review. Indeed, outside is excellent for people watching while being serenaded by the live musicians and inside is on the quieter side. We look forward to welcoming you for the 3rd time, you know the saying, it’s a charm. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner experience! We are so impressed

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this restaurant for its great location and inspired menu, and we were not wrong. Everything was ideal. The food and cocktails were delicious (best mule I've ever had made with fresh ginger and perfect proportions). Even our server was top notch.

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SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Chilean Sea Bass and Grouper were fantastic. Best Key Lime Pie ever!! Service also great from drinks at the bar right through dinner to settling the check. Definitely worth a visit.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Dear SamH, We are so glad you spent your evening with us and loved it. Special thanks for noting the Key Lime Pie which has just won the award for best pie in the country! We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic and the food was delicious!
They brought key lime pie out for my friend’s birthday which was great. Would definitely go back next time I’m in Miami!

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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally yummy. Great views. Awesome service !!!!!!!!

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for your praises. Happy you enjoyed our cuisine, excellent views and attentive services. We all look forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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London
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty food, great service and fun spot for people watching

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on May 7, 2019

Dear guest, We really appreciate your rating and your review, it’s a pleasure to know you enjoyed your time with us. Glad you spent your evening people watching as well since our corner location provides front row seats. See you again the next time your travels bring you to beautiful South Beach. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Recommend white winter drink.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Dear Izzy, We really appreciate your review on our excellent food and services. Thanks for recommending the White Winter cocktail, our mixologist is thrilled you enjoyed it. Can’t wait to welcome you again, there are plenty of items you’ll enjoy from our menus. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was incredible!!!! And the live music was everything.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for your short and sweet review. Happy you enjoyed the incredible food as well as the live music by our talented musicians. Please allow us to welcome you back for more outstanding services and cuisine the next time you’re visiting. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente restaurante para comer delicioso, buen ambiente, presentación de palos muy buena, sabor de la comida genial, y muy buena atención. Totalmente recomendable

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Si hay algo que me moleste de los EEUU es que te quieran obligar a pagar la propina que ellos quieran. Es costumbre.... si, desde la época de la esclavitud. Les debería dar vergüenza, con los precios que cobran que los empleados tengan que discutir con un cliente por una propina. Y que dependan de ello. El Estado no debería permitir esos sueldos tan bajos, y poner un sueldo mínimo digno. Los empresarios se enriquecen, los clientes pagan precios altos y encima les quieren obligar a pagarles lo que les falta de sueldo a los camareros...... una vergüenza. No existen los Sindicatos en este País para defender los derechos del trabajador ??????
A mi no me obliga nadie a pagar nada que yo no quiera, y en este caso fue el colmo.... un camarero salió corriendo detrás nuestra por la calle para recriminarnos que no había dejado el importe de propina QUE ELLOS ME QUERÍAN IMPONER, sino menos.
Lo dicho..... una vergüenza . NI VOLVERÉ, NI LO RECOMENDARE .

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L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience all around! Alejandro was very helpful and made the meal even more enjoyable.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Dear Lindsay, thanks for taking the time to leave us your 5-star review. We value your comments on Alejandro’s services and would love to welcome you back for another enjoyable evening! Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First night on vacation!! Excellent service, meal and spot!!!

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Dear guest, What an honor it is you chose to spend your first evening with us. Pleased to know you had an amazing time and looking forward to serving you on many more occasions. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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RU
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service and food was great.
Looking forward to my next trip to South Beach.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Dear Rubins, Many thanks for choosing to spend your evening with us. Glad you had an amazing time and enjoyed our tantalizing menu and services. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a perfect dinner. Pleasant place, good service, and the food was wonderful: the oysters, the bisque, the fish and the dessert. I strongly recommend the whole fish of the day. I’ll surely be back.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 23, 2019

Dear AnaC, Your short and sweet review made us smile! Happy you had a perfect dinner with us and thanks for your recommendation. We’re certainly looking forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director

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