Best Kept Secret in Miami!!!. I went to Red Fish Grill last week with my boyfriend for our anniversary. I hadn't dined at the restaurant in a while and was very pleased with the entire experience. Quite a few things have changed since the last time I was there. They have replaced the old plastic chairs with chiq orange chairs that fit in perfectly with the tropical ambiance. A brand new awning was put up, covering a portion of the outdoor patio, which will be great on rainy nights. We were fortunate to have clear skies that evening and sat under the stars along the edge of the patio overlooking the lagoon, with the soft glow of a tiki torch lighting our table. Talk about romantic! The service was outstanding. Our waiter, Brian, was well-spoken, attentive and extremely personable, not typically found at most Miami restaurants. The menu has changed since the last time I was there. After asking, we were informed that a new chef has completely revamped the cuisine, and what a difference he has made. We started the meal with the Soup du Jour and the Peppercorn Seared Tuna appetizer. The Truffled Corn & Crab Soup was one of the tastiest soups that I have ever had and the Tuna appetizer was seared to perfection, with a nice hint of spice from the wasabi aioli. We ordered the Blackened Mahi Mahi and the Seabass Special. The Mahi had a nice kick to it, which married perfectly with the buttery whipped sweet potatoes and creamy blue cheese leek fondue. The crispy panko crusted Seabass was moist and flavorful, with a sauce that would make any well-mannered lady want to lick the bowl clean. To finish off our fantastic meal, we shared the delightfully tart Homemade Key Lime Pie. Now, I like to consider myself an expert on Key Lime Pie, and this one can stand up to the best of them. After revisiting Red Fish Grill, I can say that it is an unparalleled oasis in Miami's dining scene and I would recommend it to anyone who has yet to experience it.
Rave review from health nut!.
I would like to tell you how impressed I was with this restaurant, the service, and the food! I was there with my husband and 2 kids under 3 yrs. old and celebrating my 38th birthday. We are not frequent diners and were nervous about how our experience would be BUT, it turned out to be very memorable. From the reservation system, to the hostess's big friendly smile, the friendly and concerned manager Alex, the server James, the food was delicious contrary to previous reviews and comments I've heard and read.....I had the churrasco entree and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor and texture of the meat..it was not too spicy or salty or too GREASY like other restaurants. The rice pilaf was flaky and also very fresh tasting and I also appreciated that it was NOT GREASY at all like some places, the chimichurri was yummy! The mixed peppers were good too! My husband had the chicken and mashed potatoes and he is usually a pasta guy from a family of cooks and he raved about his meal also. The ambience was perfect although it was raining, but we were very comfortable under the awning and the torches and the music made the mood very relaxing despite having 2 toddlers getting fussy.
ONLY tip for anyone that has a small bladder or kids....the restroom is in a detached building without a covered walkway so IF it might rain, you will get wet without an umbrella.
Hostess could make your evening miserable. Worst experience ever. Just last Wednesday night I had the bad luck of being received by an incredibly rude brunet hostess that did not care it was my anniversary and had us sit on an additional room
Ultimate Romance and Great Food!. My husband took me to Red Fish Grill for my birthday. I had never been there before, but he told me that it had come highly recommended and to give it a try. I am a tough critic as I am in the restaurant industry and I have to say, Red Fish exceeded my expectations. The ambiance is absolutely beautiful. The restaurant itself is a historic building with authentic coral rock and the lighting and artwork is very nicely done. Outside is the best. Palm trees are wrapped in twinkle lights and the view is spectacular. The food was very good. We started with the calamari and tuna wonton. The calamari was excellent and we really liked the lemon garlic aioli it was served with. The tuna wonton was really good and the presentation nicely done. For entrees we had the Seabass with a white bean ragout and seafood risotto. Both were full of flavor and the fish was fresh. The risotto was one of the best I've ever had. Dessert was key lime pie, which did not disappoint. The service was friendly and timely and we really enjoyed the casual atmosphere. I will absolutely be back here!
Great customer service and the ambience was romantic.
We were a party of 6, and tried 5 of the main courses. My wife and I both had the Snapper. The Red Wine sauce was a little sweet for my taste, but the Snapper didn't need any enhancement . It was very tasty seasoned as it was. The mixed carrots and squash were cooked al dente, leaving the taste that is sometimes steamed out of vegetables. The mashed potatoes were smooth and tasty. My 10 year old granddaughter had the most tender and tasty churrasco steak that I have tasted in the Miami area (I had to try it), and it was the first time she has ever finished that large a steak. My 12 year old grandson had the Seafood Risotto, and he polished that off in record time. My Son-in-Law had the Salmon, and he seemed to enjoy it. My Daughter had the Filet Mignon, and she enjoyed it to no end. She didn't like the arrugula vegetable mix, but my Son-in-Law did. The only thing left on our plates, was some of the yellow rice mixed w/peas and veggies on my Granddaughter's plate. Although she complimented the taste (this from a girl who would rather have plain white rice), it was too large a portion for a 10 year old girl to finish.
The bread was a little coarse in texture, but with a chewy crust that I enjoy. The oil and pepper accompaniment for the bread was spoiled by a dollop of vinegar. My Grandson's shrimp appetizer consisted of 4 very large, tasty shrimp. My Garden Salad had a little too much vinegrette dressing for my taste, and I will remember to ask for dressing on the side, the next time I go. My wife and Son-in-Law enjoyed their Mediterranean Salads. My daughter doesn't like coconut, so her Flan, though good, was about the same as the excellent "Lila's" flan that abounds in Miami. My Granddaughter had the Chocolate Cheesecake that had an Oreo cookie coating -very rich and satisfying. It is somewhat pricey for us to use as a routine eatery, more of a special occasion type restaurant. We will be going back.
Great ambience, poor food.
Clearly you pay for the location and The food we all found to be average to poor.
For the price there are much more palletable meals elsewhere in the city.
Great ambiance, service, and food!. We visit Red Fish every time we visit Miami and we always receive exceptional service and the food is always great.
A view of the sea and a feast from its waters are guaranteed at this Coral Gables seafood grill..
Tucked away in a remote corner of verdant Matheson Hammock Park on the edge of a protected saltwater lagoon, the Grill has the kind of idyllic tropical location that's the stuff of travel magazine features. Dine on shrimp--offered fresh, cocktail-style or fried with lemon-garlic aioli--Mediterranean salad, dolphin Provencal and barbecued grouper. Reserve a table on the expansive beachfront patio, where you can sit under swaying palms and savor a slice of Key lime pie.
A Hidden Pearl. A romantic hide-away in Matheson Hammock Park particularly dining outdoors on the patio as the sun sets and the evening begins with good food, reasonable prices and good service.
Excellent!. Food, wine, ambience, and service was THE BEST! Would really recommend this romantic restaurant. I love it!
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