Table 8 South Beach

★★★☆☆
  • 1458 Ocean Dr

    Miami, FL 33139

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  • 305-695-4114

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A note to to Ms Fernandez. How many were in your party? Most establishments that are NOT chains or large capacity places charge 18-19% auto gratuity for parties of 5 or more. This protects the server that earns $3/hour from people that are ignorant of tipping protocol, run them ragged, sit for 2 hours or more spend their money on food and skimp on the gratuity which is customarily split between the server, bar, busser & food runners. All said, servers sometimes end up paying out 5% of the gratuity to the support staff. i havent any idea of what the poicy is at this establishment, but i am a restaurant owner in Baltimore and know how my place operates. You also might want to check out what your actual charge was. We occasionally get calls from people that look at their account on an hourly basis. Credit card processors - some - automatically add 20% to the authorized amount to account for gratuity. Restaurants settle their tabs and run batch over night. Banks take a few days to process and then CHARGE the amount you authorized. Most likely you hopped on your computer when you got home and presumed the "pending authorization" was a charge. I bet it settled out correcty. Before bashing an establishment, check your facts. Its people like you that make us restauranteurs pull our hair out. People should be required to get a dining license for dining at places other than drive throughs where you only need to talk to a box and tipping isnt required. Geeze!

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★★★★☆

A note to to Ms Fernandez. How many were in your party? Most establishments that are NOT chains or large capacity places charge 18-19% auto gratuity for parties of 5 or more. This protects the server that earns $3/hour from people that are ignorant of tipping protocol, run them ragged, sit for 2 hours or more spend their money on food and skimp on the gratuity which is customarily split between the server, bar, busser & food runners. All said, servers sometimes end up paying out 5% of the gratuity to the support staff. i havent any idea of what the poicy is at this establishment, but i am a restaurant owner in Baltimore and know how my place operates. You also might want to check out what your actual charge was. We occasionally get calls from people that look at their account on an hourly basis. Credit card processors - some - automatically add 20% to the authorized amount to account for gratuity. Restaurants settle their tabs and run batch over night. Banks take a few days to process and then CHARGE the amount you authorized. Most likely you hopped on your computer when you got home and presumed the "pending authorization" was a charge. I bet it settled out correcty. Before bashing an establishment, check your facts. Its people like you that make us restauranteurs pull our hair out. People should be required to get a dining license for dining at places other than drive throughs where you only need to talk to a box and tipping isnt required. Geeze!

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Stopped in for the Winter Spice menu and was actually surprised that the prices were very reasonable even off the spice menu. I had perhaps the best rib-eye I have ever experienced...better than Prime 112 or Smith & Wollensky by miles...and considerably less expensive. Beautiful place, great ambiance, and the best meal I have had in Miami in ages.

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★★★★★

Stopped in for the Winter Spice menu and was actually surprised that the prices were very reasonable even off the spice menu. I had perhaps the best rib-eye I have ever experienced...better than Prime 112 or Smith & Wollensky by miles...and considerably less expensive. Beautiful place, great ambiance, and the best meal I have had in Miami in ages.

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Wonderful food, great drinks, nice ambiance.

Then I check my CC bill. On the bill at the end of the night, 18% gratuity was included. Great, fine, it's south beach, i'll pay it. My total was $70. When I checked my CC statement, they had charged me $85, a 20% increase on the 18% I had already paid.

Stay classy, Table 8.

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★☆☆☆☆

Wonderful food, great drinks, nice ambiance.

Then I check my CC bill. On the bill at the end of the night, 18% gratuity was included. Great, fine, it's south beach, i'll pay it. My total was $70. When I checked my CC statement, they had charged me $85, a 20% increase on the 18% I had already paid.

Stay classy, Table 8.

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Have ben to about 5 Miami Spice dinners so far, and Table 8 is the best! They dont make you feel akward ordering from it...some restaurants turn their nose up at yo, I've noticed (Devitos). At Table 8, the owner came by and said- "just go for the spice menu- its great, don't look any further than that!", and so we did, and he was right! it had a great skirt steak in a generous portion, with a fantastic soup to start. The place had a very nice scene at the bar for the middle of summer, and the service was just great. We hadnt been to Table 8 in quite a while, but will be back soon!

2
★★★★★

Have ben to about 5 Miami Spice dinners so far, and Table 8 is the best! They dont make you feel akward ordering from it...some restaurants turn their nose up at yo, I've noticed (Devitos). At Table 8, the owner came by and said- "just go for the spice menu- its great, don't look any further than that!", and so we did, and he was right! it had a great skirt steak in a generous portion, with a fantastic soup to start. The place had a very nice scene at the bar for the middle of summer, and the service was just great. We hadnt been to Table 8 in quite a while, but will be back soon!

Pros: Amazing food, great service, nice owner!

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I helped plan a bachelorett dinner for about 15 women in Miami Beach last week. We we looking for the best dinning experience, which I was under the impression were sorely lacking in Miami, and had recently seen Chef Govind on OPRAH, so we wanted to try it. With plenty of advance notice I had made the reservation at Table 8 with a few special requests that they gladly accommodated (food requests, where we sat, etc.) They had several options for set menus with different pricing that they had offered us in advance, but we ended up ordering off the menu. I started with a boucheron, a cheese dish which is gently fried or baked, with which I wasn't previously familiar, and it was absolutely to die for! A slight crispness to the outer layer, enveloping a divine cheese inside. Everyone was over the top with their apps, which ranged from a perfectly prepared tuna tartar dish, to his famous grilled cheese short rib sandwiches. Chef Armstrong was making his rounds through the restaurant while we are getting our entrees. He stopped by to check on us and was so charming and sweet, and truly passionate about explaining several of the dishes to us. The entree menu had a very nice and concise selection of local fish, a "baby chicken" dish that was absolutely amazing, and plenty of meats (lamb, pork, steak...). I had a local snapper that was just fantastic, I though that all of chef's sauces and the types of accoutrements he uses is really what sets his food apart. I sampled dished from the sliced Kobe steak to a Korubuta pork dish that was just perfect. The food is very "comfort-food" oriented, and I think I had expected a bit more fancy-schmansy...a pleasant surprise for a place so touted by the cullinary world. The ambiance was just beautiful, lots of candle light and amber tones. Our staff was fun and service was the best we had anywhere over the 3 days. A fabulous experience by all account!

2
★★★★★

I helped plan a bachelorett dinner for about 15 women in Miami Beach last week. We we looking for the best dinning experience, which I was under the impression were sorely lacking in Miami, and had recently seen Chef Govind on OPRAH, so we wanted to try it. With plenty of advance notice I had made the reservation at Table 8 with a few special requests that they gladly accommodated (food requests, where we sat, etc.) They had several options for set menus with different pricing that they had offered us in advance, but we ended up ordering off the menu. I started with a boucheron, a cheese dish which is gently fried or baked, with which I wasn't previously familiar, and it was absolutely to die for! A slight crispness to the outer layer, enveloping a divine cheese inside. Everyone was over the top with their apps, which ranged from a perfectly prepared tuna tartar dish, to his famous grilled cheese short rib sandwiches. Chef Armstrong was making his rounds through the restaurant while we are getting our entrees. He stopped by to check on us and was so charming and sweet, and truly passionate about explaining several of the dishes to us. The entree menu had a very nice and concise selection of local fish, a "baby chicken" dish that was absolutely amazing, and plenty of meats (lamb, pork, steak...). I had a local snapper that was just fantastic, I though that all of chef's sauces and the types of accoutrements he uses is really what sets his food apart. I sampled dished from the sliced Kobe steak to a Korubuta pork dish that was just perfect. The food is very "comfort-food" oriented, and I think I had expected a bit more fancy-schmansy...a pleasant surprise for a place so touted by the cullinary world. The ambiance was just beautiful, lots of candle light and amber tones. Our staff was fun and service was the best we had anywhere over the 3 days. A fabulous experience by all account!

Pros: food, ambiance, staff, all great!

Cons: none

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You dont 'just become a celebrity chef because your're pretty. Unlike actors or models, with whom it seems to be about who you know, or what you did to get there- to some degree, you cant just become as famous as Chef Armstrong for no reason. We came because we've heard the hype and seen the press. We'll return because we had the food, saw the restaurant, and felt the love. The experience was the best we have ever had in Miami. From the flawless service, the knowledge level the staff had achieved (nearly unheard of in SOBE), to the perfectly and masterfully executed cuisine and the hot scene at the place- DONT MISS TABLE 8. I had a totally original Calamari dish served and a huge cast iron serving piece. The flavors were phenom and the dish was a slam dunk. My wife had a beautiful beet salad- couldnt get enough. The entrees ranged from many local fish selections, to plenty for the meat lover. I went with a NY steak that had a flavor so unique, it redefined steak for me. I asked the waiter how this thing tasted so "different", and he explained to me how Chef Armstrong's dishes often take days to prepare with all of the marinading and whatnot. He isn't just pulling a steak from the fridge and tossing it on the grill. Among his techniques, he apparently uses vaccuum sealed bags to marinade some of the meats in for several days, whatever the process it works! Cant say enough about the evening we had. Moderate priced wine list, great deserts, loved the place. The area we sat was a bit dark and we needed a flashlight to read the menu, but I guess south beach seduction
might be a way to describe it. Ha. What a place!

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★★★★★

You dont 'just become a celebrity chef because your're pretty. Unlike actors or models, with whom it seems to be about who you know, or what you did to get there- to some degree, you cant just become as famous as Chef Armstrong for no reason. We came because we've heard the hype and seen the press. We'll return because we had the food, saw the restaurant, and felt the love. The experience was the best we have ever had in Miami. From the flawless service, the knowledge level the staff had achieved (nearly unheard of in SOBE), to the perfectly and masterfully executed cuisine and the hot scene at the place- DONT MISS TABLE 8. I had a totally original Calamari dish served and a huge cast iron serving piece. The flavors were phenom and the dish was a slam dunk. My wife had a beautiful beet salad- couldnt get enough. The entrees ranged from many local fish selections, to plenty for the meat lover. I went with a NY steak that had a flavor so unique, it redefined steak for me. I asked the waiter how this thing tasted so "different", and he explained to me how Chef Armstrong's dishes often take days to prepare with all of the marinading and whatnot. He isn't just pulling a steak from the fridge and tossing it on the grill. Among his techniques, he apparently uses vaccuum sealed bags to marinade some of the meats in for several days, whatever the process it works! Cant say enough about the evening we had. Moderate priced wine list, great deserts, loved the place. The area we sat was a bit dark and we needed a flashlight to read the menu, but I guess south beach seduction
might be a way to describe it. Ha. What a place!

Pros: atmosphere, cuisine

Cons: bit dark

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The week of March 10, we brought our annual convention to Miami Beach. I planned a night out with my wife at Table 8. We arrived at 7:30pm and were seated promptly in the empty dining room which faces Ocean Drive.

For appitizers, we ordered the diced ahi tuna asparagus, marinated radishes, aioli and the warm boucheron balsamic roasted onion, avocado, herb salad. We ordered the salt encrusted porterhouse for two which, is the signature dish at table 8. We ordered Rose by the glass for the appitizers and the Syrah also by the glass for our main course.

The appitizers arrived. The boucheron on my plate was tepid and near cold. The only flavor was in the roasted onion which was served on the plate. My wife grimaced when she forked a piece of the radish on her ahi tuna appitizer into her mouth. She quickly took a gulp of water. I asked what was wrong and she offered me a sample. I immediately discharged the piece from my mouth into a napkin. This was the most bitter thing I have ever tasted. We consulted our server who checked with the kitchen. She reported back that they had mistakenly marinated the radish only in vinegar forgetting to add the rest of the marinade. No offer to replace the foul tasting dish or delete it from our tab.

Our porterhouse arrived and was presented by a different server who explained the cooking process and the ingredients in the salt crust. Our first impression was that the cut of beef was very small for $125 allowing us each 5 or 6 medium sized slices. We also found an inordinate ammount of gristle and tendon in our portions which was inedible and we had to discharge into our napkins.

We received our check which came to $276, which included an 18% gratuity. Today (3 days later), I checked my credit card statement and found that they had added another 20% to that charging me $332. In my 18 years as an event planner and dining at over 1000 restaurants, this experience rates as the worst.

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★☆☆☆☆

The week of March 10, we brought our annual convention to Miami Beach. I planned a night out with my wife at Table 8. We arrived at 7:30pm and were seated promptly in the empty dining room which faces Ocean Drive.

For appitizers, we ordered the diced ahi tuna asparagus, marinated radishes, aioli and the warm boucheron balsamic roasted onion, avocado, herb salad. We ordered the salt encrusted porterhouse for two which, is the signature dish at table 8. We ordered Rose by the glass for the appitizers and the Syrah also by the glass for our main course.

The appitizers arrived. The boucheron on my plate was tepid and near cold. The only flavor was in the roasted onion which was served on the plate. My wife grimaced when she forked a piece of the radish on her ahi tuna appitizer into her mouth. She quickly took a gulp of water. I asked what was wrong and she offered me a sample. I immediately discharged the piece from my mouth into a napkin. This was the most bitter thing I have ever tasted. We consulted our server who checked with the kitchen. She reported back that they had mistakenly marinated the radish only in vinegar forgetting to add the rest of the marinade. No offer to replace the foul tasting dish or delete it from our tab.

Our porterhouse arrived and was presented by a different server who explained the cooking process and the ingredients in the salt crust. Our first impression was that the cut of beef was very small for $125 allowing us each 5 or 6 medium sized slices. We also found an inordinate ammount of gristle and tendon in our portions which was inedible and we had to discharge into our napkins.

We received our check which came to $276, which included an 18% gratuity. Today (3 days later), I checked my credit card statement and found that they had added another 20% to that charging me $332. In my 18 years as an event planner and dining at over 1000 restaurants, this experience rates as the worst.

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This restaurant is very classy! The atmosphere is great. The food is also good. I had the smoked salmon ravioli. That was my first time having salmon ravioli and it was great. It is a gourmet restaurant so the portions are small. Overall its a nice place

4
★★★★☆

This restaurant is very classy! The atmosphere is great. The food is also good. I had the smoked salmon ravioli. That was my first time having salmon ravioli and it was great. It is a gourmet restaurant so the portions are small. Overall its a nice place

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After seeing the hot young Chef, Govind Armstrong, on Oprah the other day, we figured we would stop in for lunch at Table 8 and try the famous grilled cheese sandwich (who even knew they were open for lunch?? Must be the best kept secret in Miami!). We were offerer a choice of two menus, one was a lovely 3 course prix fixe that included a glass of wine, and was only priced at $22! My friend went with that, while I opted to go for the decadent grilled cheese with short rib. While she dined on a wonderful light and healthy fish dish (snapper I think), I went all-in and devoured a gooey, rich, oh-so-comfort-foodie, grilled cheese. It was really a remarkable sandwich experience! I had no idea I could have that type of experience with a sandwich, in fact! Ive had mand great dinners at Table 8, excellent service, impecible food, hip corwd, etc...but this is definately going to be my new lunch spot. And the amazing thing was....it was less expensive than a lunch at the deli across the street!

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★★★★★

After seeing the hot young Chef, Govind Armstrong, on Oprah the other day, we figured we would stop in for lunch at Table 8 and try the famous grilled cheese sandwich (who even knew they were open for lunch?? Must be the best kept secret in Miami!). We were offerer a choice of two menus, one was a lovely 3 course prix fixe that included a glass of wine, and was only priced at $22! My friend went with that, while I opted to go for the decadent grilled cheese with short rib. While she dined on a wonderful light and healthy fish dish (snapper I think), I went all-in and devoured a gooey, rich, oh-so-comfort-foodie, grilled cheese. It was really a remarkable sandwich experience! I had no idea I could have that type of experience with a sandwich, in fact! Ive had mand great dinners at Table 8, excellent service, impecible food, hip corwd, etc...but this is definately going to be my new lunch spot. And the amazing thing was....it was less expensive than a lunch at the deli across the street!

Pros: beautiful patio on Ocean Drive, perfect lunch cuisine

Cons: possability to get addicted to the grilled cheese

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After seeing Chef Govind on Oprah, my sister and I drove 20 miles from the Grove to have lunch with our visiting Dad. We wanted to take him to Table 8 for dinner, but couldn't get a dinner table on Friday until way past dads bed time..so we "settled" for lunch. I can't say enough about how wonderful the chestnut soup that I started with was, and then to move on to this perfection in a sandwich.... wow! Oprah doesn't mess around and its no wonder every book she mentions becomes a best seller! Not that Govind wasnt a huge culinary star already, but Oprah is bringing him to mainstream America for sure. The lunch was so reasonable priced for the beach, the service was very friendly and it was just a great great experience.

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★★★★★

After seeing Chef Govind on Oprah, my sister and I drove 20 miles from the Grove to have lunch with our visiting Dad. We wanted to take him to Table 8 for dinner, but couldn't get a dinner table on Friday until way past dads bed time..so we "settled" for lunch. I can't say enough about how wonderful the chestnut soup that I started with was, and then to move on to this perfection in a sandwich.... wow! Oprah doesn't mess around and its no wonder every book she mentions becomes a best seller! Not that Govind wasnt a huge culinary star already, but Oprah is bringing him to mainstream America for sure. The lunch was so reasonable priced for the beach, the service was very friendly and it was just a great great experience.

Pros: The perfect lunch spot

Cons: a little touristy

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At my wife's insistence, after seeing Chef Armstrong on Oprah, we made a reservation last night. I have dragging myself down to the beach, with all the traffic and expensive parking and general mayhem... However, when we arrived at Table 8 we were told they had underground parking and that it was priced reasonably at $10 (very cheap for South Beach). The parking situation was great, because for those of us who know the beach, it usually takes Valet's 30 minutes to fetch your car from 6 miles away!
We arrived early (by Miami times) and were seated with little wait. Apparently Wednesday night is their big "party" night, when the place gets a bit more of a bar scene than other week nights. The selection was pretty impressive and I was urged by a very attentive waitress to go with a sweetbread dish and chef's famous "kobe" style steak for an entree. Of course, we also had to try the grilled cheese that Chef made on Oprah (which is not usually available in the dining room- only the lounge) though I'm sure they will change this since the Oprah show this week.
The sweetbreads were wonderful, not like the sinewy onces most of the Argentine restaurants down here love to overcook...but rather a perfect amount of crispness surrounding a delicate and wonderfully rich inside.
Like the sweetbreads, my steak was made to perfection and I now get what the hype over "Kobe" and "kobe style" is all about. If American "waygu" is that tender, I can only imagine what its authentic counterpart in Japan is like!
By the time we finished a very nice desert, the place was packed with a young and restless crowd. It was so bad that it would have interferred with the people dinning, but it was definately a "scene".
The place is my new exception to the rule I have lived by for years of keeping away from the beach in season...Table 8 was a fantastic experience that I look forward to replicating soon!

2
★★★★★

At my wife's insistence, after seeing Chef Armstrong on Oprah, we made a reservation last night. I have dragging myself down to the beach, with all the traffic and expensive parking and general mayhem... However, when we arrived at Table 8 we were told they had underground parking and that it was priced reasonably at $10 (very cheap for South Beach). The parking situation was great, because for those of us who know the beach, it usually takes Valet's 30 minutes to fetch your car from 6 miles away!
We arrived early (by Miami times) and were seated with little wait. Apparently Wednesday night is their big "party" night, when the place gets a bit more of a bar scene than other week nights. The selection was pretty impressive and I was urged by a very attentive waitress to go with a sweetbread dish and chef's famous "kobe" style steak for an entree. Of course, we also had to try the grilled cheese that Chef made on Oprah (which is not usually available in the dining room- only the lounge) though I'm sure they will change this since the Oprah show this week.
The sweetbreads were wonderful, not like the sinewy onces most of the Argentine restaurants down here love to overcook...but rather a perfect amount of crispness surrounding a delicate and wonderfully rich inside.
Like the sweetbreads, my steak was made to perfection and I now get what the hype over "Kobe" and "kobe style" is all about. If American "waygu" is that tender, I can only imagine what its authentic counterpart in Japan is like!
By the time we finished a very nice desert, the place was packed with a young and restless crowd. It was so bad that it would have interferred with the people dinning, but it was definately a "scene".
The place is my new exception to the rule I have lived by for years of keeping away from the beach in season...Table 8 was a fantastic experience that I look forward to replicating soon!

Pros: service and food

Cons: crowded

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It was with a great expectation that I entered the restaurant that Govind Armstrong has sway over on South Beach. I only wish that it could have lived up to the reputation that this up & coming chef has earned. I called last minute and was able to get a table. This worried me a bit; usually a good restaurant is BOOKED up. My guest & I were promptly seated and although it was 9 pm the place was fairly empty, another worrying sign. The menu appears to have ambitious dishes, but execution was very flat. The starters were Chestnut Soup, which was lukewarm and lackluster. The Sweetbreads while crispy were served in a very oily melange of over cooked root vegetable bits, which added nothing to the dish. They were colorless, texture less and flavorless. VERY DISSAPPOINTING! The Entrees' came next, Salmon on a bed of lentils with collard greens. The dish was dull, colorless and while the salmon at $32 was nice if small at about 6 oz, the single leaf of collard greens and small mound of purple lentils were again oily and quite bland. My guest's buccitini was also under seasoned and rather un appetizingly plated and not served with Parmesan which had to be asked for and was brought literally a teaspoon full on a tiny plate. JOKE or WHAT? At this point we just wanted to escape this very pricy culinary failure. I think that Govind Armstrong really needs to totally revamp the kitchen staff or close this place before it destroys his reputation in this town.

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★★☆☆☆

It was with a great expectation that I entered the restaurant that Govind Armstrong has sway over on South Beach. I only wish that it could have lived up to the reputation that this up & coming chef has earned. I called last minute and was able to get a table. This worried me a bit; usually a good restaurant is BOOKED up. My guest & I were promptly seated and although it was 9 pm the place was fairly empty, another worrying sign. The menu appears to have ambitious dishes, but execution was very flat. The starters were Chestnut Soup, which was lukewarm and lackluster. The Sweetbreads while crispy were served in a very oily melange of over cooked root vegetable bits, which added nothing to the dish. They were colorless, texture less and flavorless. VERY DISSAPPOINTING! The Entrees' came next, Salmon on a bed of lentils with collard greens. The dish was dull, colorless and while the salmon at $32 was nice if small at about 6 oz, the single leaf of collard greens and small mound of purple lentils were again oily and quite bland. My guest's buccitini was also under seasoned and rather un appetizingly plated and not served with Parmesan which had to be asked for and was brought literally a teaspoon full on a tiny plate. JOKE or WHAT? At this point we just wanted to escape this very pricy culinary failure. I think that Govind Armstrong really needs to totally revamp the kitchen staff or close this place before it destroys his reputation in this town.

Pros: Place has nice trendy look

Cons: The Food

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Was in Miami this week for Art Basel and had not prepared by making advance reservations. The only times we could get a possible table were 6pm or 11, so I was very disappointed that I wouldn't have the opportunity to dine at this restaurant that everyone was buzzing about earlier in the week. I asked the woman when I called to take my number in case of a cancellation (figuring there was no way they would actually call). As it happened, on Friday around noon a very pleasant young lady called me to say that she could get my wife and I in at 7:30 that evening. A bit early for Miami, but beggars cant be choosers! We were promptly seated, and were treated fabulously from arrival onward. The room was elegant and already buzzing with energy that early. Out waitress was passionate about their food and terribly knowledgible about the menu and wine. We had wonderful stone crabs, currently in season and an amazing New Zeland mussle dish to start. I was surprised by the selection of steaks (5 to choose from) as I never though of Table 8 as a "steak house". I went with the famous salt crusted porterhouse (which isnt on the menu, but those in the know, know to request) and it was a divine experience! the meat was crusted in a beautiful cake of salt and seasons, presented table-side, and then taken back to the kitchen to be sliced. The presentation was enough to come back for alone! My wife had a wonderful fresh grouper, and all of the dishes passing us by looked amazing. The desert menu was fine, not brilliant like the dinner menu, but quite nice. Overall it was a dining experience to rival the best of NY in my opinion. By the time we departed there was a lince out the door and a great bar scene happening. Beautiful decor, a perfect dining experience!

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★★★★★

Was in Miami this week for Art Basel and had not prepared by making advance reservations. The only times we could get a possible table were 6pm or 11, so I was very disappointed that I wouldn't have the opportunity to dine at this restaurant that everyone was buzzing about earlier in the week. I asked the woman when I called to take my number in case of a cancellation (figuring there was no way they would actually call). As it happened, on Friday around noon a very pleasant young lady called me to say that she could get my wife and I in at 7:30 that evening. A bit early for Miami, but beggars cant be choosers! We were promptly seated, and were treated fabulously from arrival onward. The room was elegant and already buzzing with energy that early. Out waitress was passionate about their food and terribly knowledgible about the menu and wine. We had wonderful stone crabs, currently in season and an amazing New Zeland mussle dish to start. I was surprised by the selection of steaks (5 to choose from) as I never though of Table 8 as a "steak house". I went with the famous salt crusted porterhouse (which isnt on the menu, but those in the know, know to request) and it was a divine experience! the meat was crusted in a beautiful cake of salt and seasons, presented table-side, and then taken back to the kitchen to be sliced. The presentation was enough to come back for alone! My wife had a wonderful fresh grouper, and all of the dishes passing us by looked amazing. The desert menu was fine, not brilliant like the dinner menu, but quite nice. Overall it was a dining experience to rival the best of NY in my opinion. By the time we departed there was a lince out the door and a great bar scene happening. Beautiful decor, a perfect dining experience!

Pros: Best Steak menu Ever!

Cons: none

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I had read mixed reviews only online, everything else I've seen about Table 8 from the serious food writers however has been tremendous, so I was happy to have to opportunity to be in Miami recently on business. We had a loud and large group of business associates on a weekend night and had an impeccable dining experience. The waitress was casual, but totally professional and really knew her wine, as well as every dish on the menu...We pretty much trusted her to send out all the apps and every dish she sent was wonderful. Loved the calamari dish, which was totally unique. We had the best buratta I had ever experienced and each dish was simple and approachable- were not talking over the top "haute cuisine". Mostly steak eaters for dinner and the porterhouse was honestly as good as all of the press I had heard. Crusted in a salt and herb mixture, I had never seen anything like it. Yes, it was pricey, but you dont go to Miami Beach on a budget. I hear they are opening in NY and I look forward to having them in my backyard, its a "dont miss" restaurant!

2
★★★★★

I had read mixed reviews only online, everything else I've seen about Table 8 from the serious food writers however has been tremendous, so I was happy to have to opportunity to be in Miami recently on business. We had a loud and large group of business associates on a weekend night and had an impeccable dining experience. The waitress was casual, but totally professional and really knew her wine, as well as every dish on the menu...We pretty much trusted her to send out all the apps and every dish she sent was wonderful. Loved the calamari dish, which was totally unique. We had the best buratta I had ever experienced and each dish was simple and approachable- were not talking over the top "haute cuisine". Mostly steak eaters for dinner and the porterhouse was honestly as good as all of the press I had heard. Crusted in a salt and herb mixture, I had never seen anything like it. Yes, it was pricey, but you dont go to Miami Beach on a budget. I hear they are opening in NY and I look forward to having them in my backyard, its a "dont miss" restaurant!

Pros: food, energy, great staff

Cons: little bit expensive

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Took my boyfriend for his birthday during lunch and I was disappointed. Maybe my expectations were to high but the food was not good. My boyfriend told me thanx for the meal but he would have enjoyed a dinner I cooked at home better. Nice atmosphere and decor but below average food. Good place to go if you just want to chill and get some drinks with friends but don't expect a fab lunch.

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★★☆☆☆

Took my boyfriend for his birthday during lunch and I was disappointed. Maybe my expectations were to high but the food was not good. My boyfriend told me thanx for the meal but he would have enjoyed a dinner I cooked at home better. Nice atmosphere and decor but below average food. Good place to go if you just want to chill and get some drinks with friends but don't expect a fab lunch.

Pros: decor, ambience

Cons: food

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my husband and i were in Miami for my birthday weekend. We decided to try a a new restaurant in SouthBeach. I chose this restaurant based on the reviews and their menu selection. We decided to try their Tasting Menu. For $120/person for a 5 course meal, we were both disappointed. The food was ok, nothing to rave about. We had the Kobe style slice beef on the menu, and even that did not get our tastebuds jumping. The drinks were clearly overpriced as all places in South Beach. OUr dinner bill totaled $350 for two people. Should have spent the money elsewhere.

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★★★☆☆

my husband and i were in Miami for my birthday weekend. We decided to try a a new restaurant in SouthBeach. I chose this restaurant based on the reviews and their menu selection. We decided to try their Tasting Menu. For $120/person for a 5 course meal, we were both disappointed. The food was ok, nothing to rave about. We had the Kobe style slice beef on the menu, and even that did not get our tastebuds jumping. The drinks were clearly overpriced as all places in South Beach. OUr dinner bill totaled $350 for two people. Should have spent the money elsewhere.

Pros: Ambience, good menu selection

Cons: cost. food was average for the price they charge

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I went there with my boyfriend for the miami spice menu. The menu looked great but the service was terrible and the drinks were very overpriced. The waiter was impossible to find, the food took forever to arrive and when it did I had to look at the meals and say where are we going to eat after this? The portions were extremely small and not tastey at all. I will never go to this restaurant again and have told all my friends of this terrible experience. The need to invest on some waiters and waitresses with personality instead of just looks. The service was awful.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there with my boyfriend for the miami spice menu. The menu looked great but the service was terrible and the drinks were very overpriced. The waiter was impossible to find, the food took forever to arrive and when it did I had to look at the meals and say where are we going to eat after this? The portions were extremely small and not tastey at all. I will never go to this restaurant again and have told all my friends of this terrible experience. The need to invest on some waiters and waitresses with personality instead of just looks. The service was awful.

Pros: nice atmosphere

Cons: everything else

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1 star is 5 too many for this place. We had a party of 10 for my birthday and sat at one of the outdoor tables. Menu was nice, I will say, but the service was the worst I've seen anywhere in a long while. We had to ask for our waiter no less than 5 times while we sat there with menus, no cocktails and no water. Finally they came and took our drink orders, but it took 20 more minutes for everyone to get their drinks. After the cocktails arrived, we had to ask for our waiter 3 more times before he came over and took our dinner order. When the food finally came, everybody's food arrived at different times. Mine, as well as others meals were not cooked to the proper temperature (warm at best), and the food was forgettable. Since you can't let hot food sit around, some people were finished with their entrees before other's had even arrived. Nobody came to check on us while we were eating, and again, glasses went empty for long periods. When we complained to the manager, he said he was sorry, but didn't offer anything: no discount, no free dessert, no round of drinks...just an insincere apology. I'm used to lousy service in Miami, but for the amount of money this place charges, their customer service leaves a lot to be desired. Clearly, I will not be returning to Table 8, nor will I be recommending it to my friends.....and clearly, the management really won't care that a South Beach local is so dissatisfied.

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★☆☆☆☆

1 star is 5 too many for this place. We had a party of 10 for my birthday and sat at one of the outdoor tables. Menu was nice, I will say, but the service was the worst I've seen anywhere in a long while. We had to ask for our waiter no less than 5 times while we sat there with menus, no cocktails and no water. Finally they came and took our drink orders, but it took 20 more minutes for everyone to get their drinks. After the cocktails arrived, we had to ask for our waiter 3 more times before he came over and took our dinner order. When the food finally came, everybody's food arrived at different times. Mine, as well as others meals were not cooked to the proper temperature (warm at best), and the food was forgettable. Since you can't let hot food sit around, some people were finished with their entrees before other's had even arrived. Nobody came to check on us while we were eating, and again, glasses went empty for long periods. When we complained to the manager, he said he was sorry, but didn't offer anything: no discount, no free dessert, no round of drinks...just an insincere apology. I'm used to lousy service in Miami, but for the amount of money this place charges, their customer service leaves a lot to be desired. Clearly, I will not be returning to Table 8, nor will I be recommending it to my friends.....and clearly, the management really won't care that a South Beach local is so dissatisfied.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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We have sampled Miami Spice menus all over town. At Devito's they make you feel like a pauper for even requesting it, and once you do there's a dismal choice between a chicken and a pasta, with some unexciting sald to start. At Table 8 they actually offered the Miami Spice menu and said, "why order from the regular menu, give the Spice menu a shot and I'll gaurantee you'll love it", and boy was he right. Not only was the service impeccable, the crowd beautiful, and the room gorgeous, but the food was just other-worldly. Chef Armstrong was working the room all night, autographing his cook book for customers, and just spreading the joy all around. Miami has needed a place like this to really back up this so called "culinary revolution" everyone has been bantering about and almost nobody delivering. To see Table 8 packed on a week night in Summer is so encouraging, it is hopefully a sign of more good things to come to the Miami culinary scene. The arrogant posers places like Devito's wont stand the test of time, and its a shame that a seemingly great guy like Devito would lend (or sell more likely) his good name to such bogus operators.

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★★★★★

We have sampled Miami Spice menus all over town. At Devito's they make you feel like a pauper for even requesting it, and once you do there's a dismal choice between a chicken and a pasta, with some unexciting sald to start. At Table 8 they actually offered the Miami Spice menu and said, "why order from the regular menu, give the Spice menu a shot and I'll gaurantee you'll love it", and boy was he right. Not only was the service impeccable, the crowd beautiful, and the room gorgeous, but the food was just other-worldly. Chef Armstrong was working the room all night, autographing his cook book for customers, and just spreading the joy all around. Miami has needed a place like this to really back up this so called "culinary revolution" everyone has been bantering about and almost nobody delivering. To see Table 8 packed on a week night in Summer is so encouraging, it is hopefully a sign of more good things to come to the Miami culinary scene. The arrogant posers places like Devito's wont stand the test of time, and its a shame that a seemingly great guy like Devito would lend (or sell more likely) his good name to such bogus operators.

Pros: Spice Menu, Service, Crowd, Ambiance

Cons: Absolutely none to be found!

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South Beach has long been in wont of a great restaurant. Sure, we have some really good places, fun, with decent service, tasty food, but I don't believe anything previously opened has taken South Beach to this level of dining. We experienced so many uniquely brilliant flavors in his dishes that I cant even do justice here in describing, but the Porterhouse was a brilliant display with flavors to match, the simplicity of an oak leaf lettuce salad with such wonderful flavors, the perfection in a grouper, the specialty drinks, with a level of service I have never experienced in South Beach, were all such a joy! Chef Armstrong and his partners have set a new bar that I only hope others coming into this market will strive to match. his food is simple and not "over the top", but with such wonderful ingredients that it truly stands out in every way. Well down Table 8!

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★★★★★

South Beach has long been in wont of a great restaurant. Sure, we have some really good places, fun, with decent service, tasty food, but I don't believe anything previously opened has taken South Beach to this level of dining. We experienced so many uniquely brilliant flavors in his dishes that I cant even do justice here in describing, but the Porterhouse was a brilliant display with flavors to match, the simplicity of an oak leaf lettuce salad with such wonderful flavors, the perfection in a grouper, the specialty drinks, with a level of service I have never experienced in South Beach, were all such a joy! Chef Armstrong and his partners have set a new bar that I only hope others coming into this market will strive to match. his food is simple and not "over the top", but with such wonderful ingredients that it truly stands out in every way. Well down Table 8!

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We went by for a new Wednesday night "Dinner Party" that our concierge at Setai set up. Got there around 10:00 and the scene was hot, nothing but tables of models.... We were seated a bit late (25 mns) but no big deal, since the bar was packed with a fun crowd. Service was totally on point and the food was totally unlike anything I've had down here before. very unique flavors, beautifully composed dishes, and just impressive all around. Had an increadible sliced steak, "Kobe" style, with a killer sweetbread appetizer. Everyone was impressed with food, with the exception of one of our dinning companions who apparently prefers his steak burnt crisp- but they graciously took it back and problem solved. After dinner we had a table in the lounge with bottle service, great music all night and just a sex-as-can-be scene. As if the food were not enough, the place rocked.

2
★★★★★

We went by for a new Wednesday night "Dinner Party" that our concierge at Setai set up. Got there around 10:00 and the scene was hot, nothing but tables of models.... We were seated a bit late (25 mns) but no big deal, since the bar was packed with a fun crowd. Service was totally on point and the food was totally unlike anything I've had down here before. very unique flavors, beautifully composed dishes, and just impressive all around. Had an increadible sliced steak, "Kobe" style, with a killer sweetbread appetizer. Everyone was impressed with food, with the exception of one of our dinning companions who apparently prefers his steak burnt crisp- but they graciously took it back and problem solved. After dinner we had a table in the lounge with bottle service, great music all night and just a sex-as-can-be scene. As if the food were not enough, the place rocked.

Pros: beautiful people, serious food

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I read some of the review on here and anyone who said this is exceptional food is very deluded... Let me break it down meal by meal, since 37 of us dined there this past weekend and were apalled. This is our experience as a dining club this past Saturday June 23rd, 2007.

Tuna appetizer.... its fresh tuna, with SALT all over it with some sort of oil and parsley. I don't know what kind of chef designed this but it was horribly salty and then the bite of the parslet was just a shock. This should be called salt rock tuna sashimi.

Baby Chicken - again overly salted and lack of any depth in this dish, it was like eating at a bbq place

Kobe "style" Beef - This dinner was again a shock, i eat my steak rare with a seared crust. The crust should be no more than 1/8 in thick. The cooked part of the steak almost made it medium. The steak itself lacked any kind of flavor or freshness to it.

Filet - Also inedible and over salted

The only thing i can really say is the fish is fresh, the service was ok for our table(s) size. They were slow but i cannot really judge based on our table size. What i can say was bringing out the food 20-30 minutes apart in this case was tacky and lacked any sort of class on their serving knowledge.

The bill also came incorrect with 2 extra appetizers and the alcohol not broken down on it, just a plain "liquor charge"

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★☆☆☆☆

I read some of the review on here and anyone who said this is exceptional food is very deluded... Let me break it down meal by meal, since 37 of us dined there this past weekend and were apalled. This is our experience as a dining club this past Saturday June 23rd, 2007.

Tuna appetizer.... its fresh tuna, with SALT all over it with some sort of oil and parsley. I don't know what kind of chef designed this but it was horribly salty and then the bite of the parslet was just a shock. This should be called salt rock tuna sashimi.

Baby Chicken - again overly salted and lack of any depth in this dish, it was like eating at a bbq place

Kobe "style" Beef - This dinner was again a shock, i eat my steak rare with a seared crust. The crust should be no more than 1/8 in thick. The cooked part of the steak almost made it medium. The steak itself lacked any kind of flavor or freshness to it.

Filet - Also inedible and over salted

The only thing i can really say is the fish is fresh, the service was ok for our table(s) size. They were slow but i cannot really judge based on our table size. What i can say was bringing out the food 20-30 minutes apart in this case was tacky and lacked any sort of class on their serving knowledge.

The bill also came incorrect with 2 extra appetizers and the alcohol not broken down on it, just a plain "liquor charge"

Pros: nice look, good atmosphere

Cons: food is a mean joke, service, price

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On a Sat. night arrived first to discover the hotel would not allow us to valet park at The Regent even though we had a table reservation. Said they were full, totally unexcuseable. We were seated at 11pm for our 9pm reservation for 4 people. I was a mob scene trying to get a table, also unexcuseable. The music playing was uncomfortably loud forcing our party to shout to one another over dinner. The surrounding diners were generally intoxicated and shouting to one another. NOW for the good news, the food was very good and tasty. The service was average, well better than average for Miami standards. Very expensive for a night that needed exceptional tolerance for such an establishment...sorry I really could not recommend this restaurant based on the screw-ups we experienced.

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★★★☆☆

On a Sat. night arrived first to discover the hotel would not allow us to valet park at The Regent even though we had a table reservation. Said they were full, totally unexcuseable. We were seated at 11pm for our 9pm reservation for 4 people. I was a mob scene trying to get a table, also unexcuseable. The music playing was uncomfortably loud forcing our party to shout to one another over dinner. The surrounding diners were generally intoxicated and shouting to one another. NOW for the good news, the food was very good and tasty. The service was average, well better than average for Miami standards. Very expensive for a night that needed exceptional tolerance for such an establishment...sorry I really could not recommend this restaurant based on the screw-ups we experienced.

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Gracious, attentive, and highly knowledgeable waitstaff gave outstanding service to our weeknight group of 6 (three of whom are chefs). Each course was appropriately paired with wonderful wines by our patient, passionate and entertaining sommelier. Though the intricate subtleties of flavor may be lost on inexperienced palates, we found perfect balance in most recipes, and every dish was well executed by the kitchen staff. We must have tried nearly everything on the menu, from appetizers to desserts, sharing so everyone could taste everything. The superior quality of ingredients is evident in every dish - from the cherries used as garnish in a cocktail, to the cheeses, the vegetables, the seafood, the porterhouse steak.... everything was fresh and properly prepared.
The decor is comfortable and stylish, neither stuffy nor trendy. I highly recommend Table 8 for a superb dining experience.

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★★★★★

Gracious, attentive, and highly knowledgeable waitstaff gave outstanding service to our weeknight group of 6 (three of whom are chefs). Each course was appropriately paired with wonderful wines by our patient, passionate and entertaining sommelier. Though the intricate subtleties of flavor may be lost on inexperienced palates, we found perfect balance in most recipes, and every dish was well executed by the kitchen staff. We must have tried nearly everything on the menu, from appetizers to desserts, sharing so everyone could taste everything. The superior quality of ingredients is evident in every dish - from the cherries used as garnish in a cocktail, to the cheeses, the vegetables, the seafood, the porterhouse steak.... everything was fresh and properly prepared.
The decor is comfortable and stylish, neither stuffy nor trendy. I highly recommend Table 8 for a superb dining experience.

Pros: sophisticated, high quality cuisine in a comfortable setting

Cons: too crowded on weekends

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MUSIC IS OKAY. NOT OUTSTANDING OR GREAT. SERVICE HORRIBLE. I WAS ON A DATE AND THEY CHANGED MY TABLE TWICE. THE FOOD WAS COLD ONCE SERVED. JUST OVER ALL I HAD A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE AT TABLE 8. WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE...NOT EVEN AN ENEMY.

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★☆☆☆☆

MUSIC IS OKAY. NOT OUTSTANDING OR GREAT. SERVICE HORRIBLE. I WAS ON A DATE AND THEY CHANGED MY TABLE TWICE. THE FOOD WAS COLD ONCE SERVED. JUST OVER ALL I HAD A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE AT TABLE 8. WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE...NOT EVEN AN ENEMY.

Pros: NONE - YOUR BETTER OFF GOING SOMEWHERE ELSE

Cons: SERVICE HORRIBLE, HOSTESS HORRIBLE, TABLES TO CLOSE TOGETHER

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A fantastic meal that lived up to everything I've been hearing! Service was on the mark and Chef Govind's dishes were all great. had a bone in Rib Eye to rival Peter Lugers, which incidentaly, we were told Rob Report had earned Robb Report's coveted "Best of the Best" for steaks. Didnt have the legendary Porterhouse, but we'll save that for next time. Great original drinks coming over the bar, and the apps at the bar would make for a great night of dining all by themselves. We waited a bit for a table, but the bar had a hot scene and time flew.

2
★★★★★

A fantastic meal that lived up to everything I've been hearing! Service was on the mark and Chef Govind's dishes were all great. had a bone in Rib Eye to rival Peter Lugers, which incidentaly, we were told Rob Report had earned Robb Report's coveted "Best of the Best" for steaks. Didnt have the legendary Porterhouse, but we'll save that for next time. Great original drinks coming over the bar, and the apps at the bar would make for a great night of dining all by themselves. We waited a bit for a table, but the bar had a hot scene and time flew.

Pros: STEAKS!!! cocktail Menu

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This is by far the worst meal out, I have ever eaten. The staff is nice, but they have the awful job of having to sell bland food as "amazing" treats. The appetizers are better tasting than the entrees. Skip the pork chop if you don't like tasteless slabs of meat on your plate. The food is so awful you will feel embarrassed for suggesting it to your friends!

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is by far the worst meal out, I have ever eaten. The staff is nice, but they have the awful job of having to sell bland food as "amazing" treats. The appetizers are better tasting than the entrees. Skip the pork chop if you don't like tasteless slabs of meat on your plate. The food is so awful you will feel embarrassed for suggesting it to your friends!

Pros: staff

Cons: food

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This was one of the better dining experiences I've had at the Beach. Upon our enterance we greeted by a very pleasant young woman and told there would be a wait for our table (as Prime 112 regulars, one expects this at the hot restaurants in town). We moved to the bar, where to my husbands delight the Heat game was playing on television. To his dismay, the wait was only slightly more than 15 minuites past our reservation time. It struck me that the wait staff was very young, and I was prepared for this to be reflective in the service. Though our waitress couldnt have been out of her mid twneties, she clearly knew the menu and even a good deal about wine. She guided us through a concise menu, but with options from beef, lamb, pork, and fish. We had a New Zeland Lamb dish with Mediteranean flavors that were wonderful. We also had a Grouper that was so succulent and perfectly prepared.

The sides were fantastic, I loved the Swiss chard and the baby carrots. Serveice was prompt throughout, water never left unfilled, and the Sommeiler always had his eye out for an empty glass.

We didnt eat desert at Table 8, but certainly will be back soon and will try it then. All around, I have to say they have have really put it together nicely. To no surprise, my husband was told that the General Manager, a very pleasant British gentleman, had come over from Spago Beverly Hills, which is certainly among the finest restaurants I have ever visited in terms of both service and food.

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★★★★★

This was one of the better dining experiences I've had at the Beach. Upon our enterance we greeted by a very pleasant young woman and told there would be a wait for our table (as Prime 112 regulars, one expects this at the hot restaurants in town). We moved to the bar, where to my husbands delight the Heat game was playing on television. To his dismay, the wait was only slightly more than 15 minuites past our reservation time. It struck me that the wait staff was very young, and I was prepared for this to be reflective in the service. Though our waitress couldnt have been out of her mid twneties, she clearly knew the menu and even a good deal about wine. She guided us through a concise menu, but with options from beef, lamb, pork, and fish. We had a New Zeland Lamb dish with Mediteranean flavors that were wonderful. We also had a Grouper that was so succulent and perfectly prepared.

The sides were fantastic, I loved the Swiss chard and the baby carrots. Serveice was prompt throughout, water never left unfilled, and the Sommeiler always had his eye out for an empty glass.

We didnt eat desert at Table 8, but certainly will be back soon and will try it then. All around, I have to say they have have really put it together nicely. To no surprise, my husband was told that the General Manager, a very pleasant British gentleman, had come over from Spago Beverly Hills, which is certainly among the finest restaurants I have ever visited in terms of both service and food.

Pros: MArvelous food, beautiful atmosphere, rare service

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The owners of this place look like newbies at running a restaurant. There was a shortage of wait staff and bar staff. The place wasn't full but they really had no idea of what they were doing. It seems like all the waiters and bartenders all called in sick. 20 minutes to take our order. 15 more minutes to get our drink order, which they should have taken with our order before running away. The food came out and was decent, but I've had much better meals ant other places like emerils and prime 112. We spoke to one of the owners who seemed like a nice person but not an experienced restaurant manager. We were not offered a discount for our troubles. I love the outdoor space and that's the draw for eating there, but there are plenty of other places that have outdoor seating and have a clue.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The owners of this place look like newbies at running a restaurant. There was a shortage of wait staff and bar staff. The place wasn't full but they really had no idea of what they were doing. It seems like all the waiters and bartenders all called in sick. 20 minutes to take our order. 15 more minutes to get our drink order, which they should have taken with our order before running away. The food came out and was decent, but I've had much better meals ant other places like emerils and prime 112. We spoke to one of the owners who seemed like a nice person but not an experienced restaurant manager. We were not offered a discount for our troubles. I love the outdoor space and that's the draw for eating there, but there are plenty of other places that have outdoor seating and have a clue.

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I was recently part of a 12-person party for the weekend and they had us waiting OVER AN HOUR for our food. We didn't leave because we didn't want to make a scene. Perhaps he was "annoyed" that we "inconvenienced" him when the reservation was changed well in advance. There was another large party but we were treated as 2nd-class citizens. We had to ask for bread after 45 minutes and even though our waiter was GREAT, he had to ask the stiff manager to comp us a round of drinks for waiting so long. The un-customer-friendly manager comped us NOTHING for waiting for room temperature food, so we stopped ordering drinks. He only kept giving us the evil eye as to "intimidate" us. With this type of customer service, I'm surprised the place is still in business. It's ONLY advantage is the location of which there's nothing else around

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was recently part of a 12-person party for the weekend and they had us waiting OVER AN HOUR for our food. We didn't leave because we didn't want to make a scene. Perhaps he was "annoyed" that we "inconvenienced" him when the reservation was changed well in advance. There was another large party but we were treated as 2nd-class citizens. We had to ask for bread after 45 minutes and even though our waiter was GREAT, he had to ask the stiff manager to comp us a round of drinks for waiting so long. The un-customer-friendly manager comped us NOTHING for waiting for room temperature food, so we stopped ordering drinks. He only kept giving us the evil eye as to "intimidate" us. With this type of customer service, I'm surprised the place is still in business. It's ONLY advantage is the location of which there's nothing else around

Pros: location

Cons: management!!!!

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Service-great, booths-comfortable, but food-mediocre. kobe steak was decent, but not worth the money. Tried my friend's baby chicken, but again I was disappointed. For the quality and flavor, you should be paying 30% less. Ordered the cobbler for dessert, and asked for it to be hot, but it was lukewarm, it came out with a top made of puff pastry. It would have been fine with me, except that the puff pastry was extra chewy instead of light and crisp. It tasted as if they put a stale round cut out of puff pastry on top of the cobbler and microwaved it. tiramisu was also the same. Better new restaurants out there, like evolution or prime 112. but if it's 2 a.m. and your craving steak after a night out, and you are staying at the hotel, I guess this place will do. If your hungry and drunk, I could see these food tasting good.

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★☆☆☆☆

Service-great, booths-comfortable, but food-mediocre. kobe steak was decent, but not worth the money. Tried my friend's baby chicken, but again I was disappointed. For the quality and flavor, you should be paying 30% less. Ordered the cobbler for dessert, and asked for it to be hot, but it was lukewarm, it came out with a top made of puff pastry. It would have been fine with me, except that the puff pastry was extra chewy instead of light and crisp. It tasted as if they put a stale round cut out of puff pastry on top of the cobbler and microwaved it. tiramisu was also the same. Better new restaurants out there, like evolution or prime 112. but if it's 2 a.m. and your craving steak after a night out, and you are staying at the hotel, I guess this place will do. If your hungry and drunk, I could see these food tasting good.

Pros: booth

Cons: food and price

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This place has a great atmosphere and a great crowd, but the food was not that great! I had the tuna with avocado....there was more avocado than anything else and no taste! I think this is a good place for drinks and a few good appetizers (not the one i had), but I would recommend other great restaurants in the area for dinner! Food is not worth the money!.

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★★☆☆☆

This place has a great atmosphere and a great crowd, but the food was not that great! I had the tuna with avocado....there was more avocado than anything else and no taste! I think this is a good place for drinks and a few good appetizers (not the one i had), but I would recommend other great restaurants in the area for dinner! Food is not worth the money!.

Pros: Good atmosphere

Cons: very very poor food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Upon entering the restaurant I was greeted by the smell of delicious food and a pleasant ambience. Unfortunately things went down hill from there. The hosts were pretentious to put it nicely and I had the beek flatiron steak (it wasn't kobe) which was average (definitely not worth the price). With so many other restaurants to choose from in miami, I would not put table 8 on a must visit list. A new restaurant needs to carry itself beyond the initial buzz and attract repeat customers - a goal I doubt table 8 will accomplish.

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★☆☆☆☆

Upon entering the restaurant I was greeted by the smell of delicious food and a pleasant ambience. Unfortunately things went down hill from there. The hosts were pretentious to put it nicely and I had the beek flatiron steak (it wasn't kobe) which was average (definitely not worth the price). With so many other restaurants to choose from in miami, I would not put table 8 on a must visit list. A new restaurant needs to carry itself beyond the initial buzz and attract repeat customers - a goal I doubt table 8 will accomplish.

Pros: none

Cons: i can eat better accrossing the street, at starbucks.

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I have to lean toward the professional restaurant critics based on what I've read here (though many of these reviews are hard to understand because ther're English as Second...or third Language) I've been reading about Table 8 for years and I have had little samplings at Food and Wine Festival and a few other local events. I just had my second dinner at Table 8 and can now say it is fabulous. The flavors are wonderful, simple and pure, nothing over done- the perfect amount of ingredients- never too many. My Grouper was of the perfect moisture and texture and the porciutto was a different, but welcomed touch. Previously I had tried the Pompano, a local fish that was so simply done, yet beautifully balanced with the rest of the flavors on the plate. He seems to use alot of iron greens...swiss chard, things from that family...which the bitterness of balances the sweetness of his proteins wonderfully.

Our side dishes were all spectacular, and though a few were what you would expect at a steak house, most were refreshingly unique!

We tend to dine early, so I can't speak to the ssues of service once packed or attitude at the hostess stand.

On both occasions my server was very friendly, cool and controled and totally devoid of any attitude. The manager (who acted as bus-boy when needed, Sommelier when needed, and server) was wonderfully charming and his Britich accent (whether real or not) reinforced his aire of sophistication.

Do a bit of research on Table 8 if you havent seen anything in the past and I'm sure you will find, as I have, that is will meet your highest expectations!

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★★★★★

I have to lean toward the professional restaurant critics based on what I've read here (though many of these reviews are hard to understand because ther're English as Second...or third Language) I've been reading about Table 8 for years and I have had little samplings at Food and Wine Festival and a few other local events. I just had my second dinner at Table 8 and can now say it is fabulous. The flavors are wonderful, simple and pure, nothing over done- the perfect amount of ingredients- never too many. My Grouper was of the perfect moisture and texture and the porciutto was a different, but welcomed touch. Previously I had tried the Pompano, a local fish that was so simply done, yet beautifully balanced with the rest of the flavors on the plate. He seems to use alot of iron greens...swiss chard, things from that family...which the bitterness of balances the sweetness of his proteins wonderfully.

Our side dishes were all spectacular, and though a few were what you would expect at a steak house, most were refreshingly unique!

We tend to dine early, so I can't speak to the ssues of service once packed or attitude at the hostess stand.

On both occasions my server was very friendly, cool and controled and totally devoid of any attitude. The manager (who acted as bus-boy when needed, Sommelier when needed, and server) was wonderfully charming and his Britich accent (whether real or not) reinforced his aire of sophistication.

Do a bit of research on Table 8 if you havent seen anything in the past and I'm sure you will find, as I have, that is will meet your highest expectations!

Pros: Perfection in Flavors and ingredients

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I disagree with a lot of people here, the food is not that bad but at the same time i was expecting a lot more from cheff Goving Amstrong. The taste of the food isn't anything sapecial at the point that when you try it you don't feel like wowww! this isn' t the best i have ever tried. Before i was there i thought that foos was going to be like extremely good and i think i was wrong. Is not bad, don t get my wrong, but the presentation of the dishes (plating) and the taste is for sure not the best you can get on the beach. The service ok but my server was acting like a robot, that s real. i asked her about dishes descriptions and she knew a lot about them but i did t need that much description, i needed a guide, cause for example i don t like pork( i hate it )
and she went over the description and she was traying to sell it to me. i was expecting more honesty couse being that pushy is not a good sign. The menu also is very small so i didn t have that many options so i tried the tuna ( she said that was their version of tuna tartar)and i think it was from 1 to 10 a ...6 and then the grouper which for me was below average....too dry .....and fish with proscciutto???mmm no!!!!. Desserts everybody agree they are bad with a huge lack of taste. The good thin was the wine that unfortunately wasn t made by the cheff but was very good and at a very reasonable price. cheers for that!!!. In summary, this place if the improve the menu could be a lot better..................

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★★☆☆☆

I disagree with a lot of people here, the food is not that bad but at the same time i was expecting a lot more from cheff Goving Amstrong. The taste of the food isn't anything sapecial at the point that when you try it you don't feel like wowww! this isn' t the best i have ever tried. Before i was there i thought that foos was going to be like extremely good and i think i was wrong. Is not bad, don t get my wrong, but the presentation of the dishes (plating) and the taste is for sure not the best you can get on the beach. The service ok but my server was acting like a robot, that s real. i asked her about dishes descriptions and she knew a lot about them but i did t need that much description, i needed a guide, cause for example i don t like pork( i hate it )
and she went over the description and she was traying to sell it to me. i was expecting more honesty couse being that pushy is not a good sign. The menu also is very small so i didn t have that many options so i tried the tuna ( she said that was their version of tuna tartar)and i think it was from 1 to 10 a ...6 and then the grouper which for me was below average....too dry .....and fish with proscciutto???mmm no!!!!. Desserts everybody agree they are bad with a huge lack of taste. The good thin was the wine that unfortunately wasn t made by the cheff but was very good and at a very reasonable price. cheers for that!!!. In summary, this place if the improve the menu could be a lot better..................

Pros: wine!!!!!!!!

Cons: food, i need from from govind

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I've been to the bar at Table 8 and that place knows how to make a cocktail! thay have a menu of "house drinks" that are truly unique. Had a Basil 8 at t little cocktail party they had featuring their house drinks, had crushed grapes and basil with vodka, was killer. ONly tried a few food things, A grilled Cheese with short-ribs that was awesome. We rocked their drinks all night, great time in the lounge, and will definately get in for the full dinner soon.

2
★★★★★

I've been to the bar at Table 8 and that place knows how to make a cocktail! thay have a menu of "house drinks" that are truly unique. Had a Basil 8 at t little cocktail party they had featuring their house drinks, had crushed grapes and basil with vodka, was killer. ONly tried a few food things, A grilled Cheese with short-ribs that was awesome. We rocked their drinks all night, great time in the lounge, and will definately get in for the full dinner soon.

Pros: Best Drinks in Town

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Table 8 is an average restaurant and reading all the reviews i see that the owners and managers of the restaurant are trying to fix here what it should be solved at the restaurant. PLEASE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!READ THE REVIEW AT NEW TIMES!!!!!! IS THAT MADE FROM A EMPLOYEE FROM ANOTHER RESTAURANT? NO, IS MADE BY PEOPLE WHO LOVE FOOD. i think the food there is average but the service is very poor.i been there 3 times and 2 were on the house. Those were free dinner that they gave me to promote the place....i will not promote the place if the food (main ingredient of a restaurant) is just average. oak salad, soup, sweet breads, foie are not good as well as pompano, snaper, grouper and chicken, and fake kobe. i have tried all of them and the are not very good. I AM A FOOD AND SERVICE LOVER AND I THINK THAT THIS PLACE NEEDS A LOT MORE WORK, SPECIALLY ON THE MENU. Desserts are bad, and even the server told me that so please let leave this place only for food critics and not for personal fights. Why don t you give free meal to ppl and give them a piece of paper and a pen so they can tell you the truth!!!!!!!!! i also know an employee of table 8 and she/he told me the amount of complints that you have every day cause the food and service.....THIS IS OUR FORUM.......A PLACE TO ENJOY FOOD WITH FOODIES....THE REST....DO IT AT THE RESTAURANT. THANKS.

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★☆☆☆☆

Table 8 is an average restaurant and reading all the reviews i see that the owners and managers of the restaurant are trying to fix here what it should be solved at the restaurant. PLEASE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!READ THE REVIEW AT NEW TIMES!!!!!! IS THAT MADE FROM A EMPLOYEE FROM ANOTHER RESTAURANT? NO, IS MADE BY PEOPLE WHO LOVE FOOD. i think the food there is average but the service is very poor.i been there 3 times and 2 were on the house. Those were free dinner that they gave me to promote the place....i will not promote the place if the food (main ingredient of a restaurant) is just average. oak salad, soup, sweet breads, foie are not good as well as pompano, snaper, grouper and chicken, and fake kobe. i have tried all of them and the are not very good. I AM A FOOD AND SERVICE LOVER AND I THINK THAT THIS PLACE NEEDS A LOT MORE WORK, SPECIALLY ON THE MENU. Desserts are bad, and even the server told me that so please let leave this place only for food critics and not for personal fights. Why don t you give free meal to ppl and give them a piece of paper and a pen so they can tell you the truth!!!!!!!!! i also know an employee of table 8 and she/he told me the amount of complints that you have every day cause the food and service.....THIS IS OUR FORUM.......A PLACE TO ENJOY FOOD WITH FOODIES....THE REST....DO IT AT THE RESTAURANT. THANKS.

Pros: FOOD IN THE FUTURE

Cons: THEY SHOULD CARE MORE ABOUT THEIR OWN BACKYARD

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After a bit of a wait we were seated at a Table on Ocean Drive. It was a bit windy and next time I would definately request something by the bar in advance. Service was prompt and clearly above average. I'd read a great deal about Table 8, but hadnt made it to the LA location yet. Had tried a few items at last years Food and Wine festival, and remembered it being terriffic. I went with a Sweet Bread dish that was excellent, had a nice pasta under it. Everyone was pleased with their apps as well. Tried a great Calamari dish with clams as well. Between us we had a Kobe style beef and a local Pompano. Both were great. We moved through dinner quickly and wanted to get back to the lounge for desert, as it was a bit chilly. The lounge was beautiful done, very comfortable with cusions you could get lost in on the futon-like beds. Definately among my better experiences in town and I look forward to coming in on a nicer night (weather) and sitting in the area where the bar is, or inside.

2
★★★★★

After a bit of a wait we were seated at a Table on Ocean Drive. It was a bit windy and next time I would definately request something by the bar in advance. Service was prompt and clearly above average. I'd read a great deal about Table 8, but hadnt made it to the LA location yet. Had tried a few items at last years Food and Wine festival, and remembered it being terriffic. I went with a Sweet Bread dish that was excellent, had a nice pasta under it. Everyone was pleased with their apps as well. Tried a great Calamari dish with clams as well. Between us we had a Kobe style beef and a local Pompano. Both were great. We moved through dinner quickly and wanted to get back to the lounge for desert, as it was a bit chilly. The lounge was beautiful done, very comfortable with cusions you could get lost in on the futon-like beds. Definately among my better experiences in town and I look forward to coming in on a nicer night (weather) and sitting in the area where the bar is, or inside.

Pros: Beautiful Decor with great food

Cons: Can get chilly out front on Ocean Drive

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Visiting from Kansas, I wanted to see how Miami does steak, as I'd heard nothing but praise for Prime 112 (which I later on my trip was able to verify was merited). My girlfriend MADE me get a table at Table 8, she said the Chef was People Magazine's "50 most beautiful" or some bs like that, and that all the celebs went there, I relented (a trade-off for not getting her a Super Bowl ticket and leaving her at the hotel).

There were a bunch of steaks on the menu and plenty of girlie fish options for her. I was torn between a huge bone-in ribeye and a pork-chop, when the waiter told me there was a porterhouse for 2 on the menu. I got that for myself and though stuffed, put the whole thing away. It wasnt a steak like i'm used to, as it was encased in salt and herbs- but was increadible none the less.

The server was very nice, but could have been a bit more attentive. We waited a while between course, but hey, it was the Super Bowl, and I was grateful to have had a reservation (girlfriend planned ahead).

stayed in the bar area outside after dinner, as we didnt care about night-clubbing, and they even had ESPN playing - a bonus.

I got to keep my eye on pre-game coverage, while my lady sipped champagne! I was expecting something over the top when I read the clip from People magazine that was posted by the door, but it turned out to be a great cross between steak-house and gourmet restaurant- with a little bit of sports bar thrown in for good measure.

2
★★★★★

Visiting from Kansas, I wanted to see how Miami does steak, as I'd heard nothing but praise for Prime 112 (which I later on my trip was able to verify was merited). My girlfriend MADE me get a table at Table 8, she said the Chef was People Magazine's "50 most beautiful" or some bs like that, and that all the celebs went there, I relented (a trade-off for not getting her a Super Bowl ticket and leaving her at the hotel).

There were a bunch of steaks on the menu and plenty of girlie fish options for her. I was torn between a huge bone-in ribeye and a pork-chop, when the waiter told me there was a porterhouse for 2 on the menu. I got that for myself and though stuffed, put the whole thing away. It wasnt a steak like i'm used to, as it was encased in salt and herbs- but was increadible none the less.

The server was very nice, but could have been a bit more attentive. We waited a while between course, but hey, it was the Super Bowl, and I was grateful to have had a reservation (girlfriend planned ahead).

stayed in the bar area outside after dinner, as we didnt care about night-clubbing, and they even had ESPN playing - a bonus.

I got to keep my eye on pre-game coverage, while my lady sipped champagne! I was expecting something over the top when I read the clip from People magazine that was posted by the door, but it turned out to be a great cross between steak-house and gourmet restaurant- with a little bit of sports bar thrown in for good measure.

Pros: TV's playing sports

Cons: slow to get food

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I was shocked to over hear at a restaurant the other night an off-duty employee tell a friend the following MY FRIEND: "have you been to Table 8 yet" EMPLOYEE: "No, but I hear it's amazing, food service, the whole nine yards" MY FRIEND: "Can a new place cut into your business noticeably?" EMPLOYEE: "Sure. and take a look at the awful reviews I've posted on web-sites, to do what I can for our cause"

WOW! How low. So I had the friend I was visiting take me the next night to see for myself, and he was right, that guy's restaurant should be worried about Table 8 taking business. We couldn?t get a table cause it was Super Bowl weekend, buy we sat at the inside bar and had a meal to die for! My fois gras (there's a ban in my hometown. Chicago) was heavenly and my grouper was perfectly cooked and wrapped in ham, or Prosciutto I believe.

My friend, who had originally wanted to go to the best steak house in SOBE, was thrilled to see that there was a Kobe style steak on the menu and a Cowboy Cut Rib-Eye, and plenty of other things for meat eaters. We were told that the sides were a new addition and we went with our waiter?s suggestion of creamed Swiss chard. I'd never heard of it, but it was amazing! We also tried a short-rib hash at the waiters pushing, and though I?m not a meat eater, my friend was in heaven.

The bartended really knew the food, surprisingly, as I?ve heard service is terrible in Miami (when was the last time a waiter offered you a black napkin because you were wearing a black skirt!?)

A couple next to us did send something back because it was too rare, but the server was apologetic and it came back moments later to rave reviews from them.

We moved to the very beautiful lounge for desert and champagne and it was a perfect way to cap a great experience. We shared a big lounge table with a great group in from NY, and they had had a wonderful dinner as well. I will be back and hopefully soon!

1
★★★☆☆

I was shocked to over hear at a restaurant the other night an off-duty employee tell a friend the following MY FRIEND: "have you been to Table 8 yet" EMPLOYEE: "No, but I hear it's amazing, food service, the whole nine yards" MY FRIEND: "Can a new place cut into your business noticeably?" EMPLOYEE: "Sure. and take a look at the awful reviews I've posted on web-sites, to do what I can for our cause"

WOW! How low. So I had the friend I was visiting take me the next night to see for myself, and he was right, that guy's restaurant should be worried about Table 8 taking business. We couldn?t get a table cause it was Super Bowl weekend, buy we sat at the inside bar and had a meal to die for! My fois gras (there's a ban in my hometown. Chicago) was heavenly and my grouper was perfectly cooked and wrapped in ham, or Prosciutto I believe.

My friend, who had originally wanted to go to the best steak house in SOBE, was thrilled to see that there was a Kobe style steak on the menu and a Cowboy Cut Rib-Eye, and plenty of other things for meat eaters. We were told that the sides were a new addition and we went with our waiter?s suggestion of creamed Swiss chard. I'd never heard of it, but it was amazing! We also tried a short-rib hash at the waiters pushing, and though I?m not a meat eater, my friend was in heaven.

The bartended really knew the food, surprisingly, as I?ve heard service is terrible in Miami (when was the last time a waiter offered you a black napkin because you were wearing a black skirt!?)

A couple next to us did send something back because it was too rare, but the server was apologetic and it came back moments later to rave reviews from them.

We moved to the very beautiful lounge for desert and champagne and it was a perfect way to cap a great experience. We shared a big lounge table with a great group in from NY, and they had had a wonderful dinner as well. I will be back and hopefully soon!

Pros: Food, service, atmosphere, paople

Cons: hard to get a table

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Had an amazing meal and a great night. Was particularly impressed with the service, even in the midst of a chaotic Super Bowl Weekend. Had the Clams and calamari to start which was great and totally unique. Followed with perhaps the best grouper I've ever had. Loved my friends chickem0 nothing I would generally order in this fine of a restaurant, but it was amazing! Wine list was great, lot of range in price.. Deserts could improve......

2
★★★★★

Had an amazing meal and a great night. Was particularly impressed with the service, even in the midst of a chaotic Super Bowl Weekend. Had the Clams and calamari to start which was great and totally unique. Followed with perhaps the best grouper I've ever had. Loved my friends chickem0 nothing I would generally order in this fine of a restaurant, but it was amazing! Wine list was great, lot of range in price.. Deserts could improve......

Pros: food

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loved it, i've read all the reviews and wanted to give it a go.....loved it...good atmosphere, great food and very amiable staff...i don't know why all the fuss. i had to wait for my reservation - but i enjoyed the lounge - when i did get sat down the manager was very apologetic and sent me some champagne..... we had a great dinner and i went to chill out in the lounge after .... it was Superbowl weekend and i thought that i was going to hate everything - they pulled it off very well.... i will be back for sure.

2
★★★★★

loved it, i've read all the reviews and wanted to give it a go.....loved it...good atmosphere, great food and very amiable staff...i don't know why all the fuss. i had to wait for my reservation - but i enjoyed the lounge - when i did get sat down the manager was very apologetic and sent me some champagne..... we had a great dinner and i went to chill out in the lounge after .... it was Superbowl weekend and i thought that i was going to hate everything - they pulled it off very well.... i will be back for sure.

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nothing special about this place.......food is just fine and the service is ok! the decor is very poor and the place, i mean the structure is just normal. For sure not the best place in miami but not the worst either. just one more.

1
★★☆☆☆

nothing special about this place.......food is just fine and the service is ok! the decor is very poor and the place, i mean the structure is just normal. For sure not the best place in miami but not the worst either. just one more.

Pros: ocean drive

Cons: just normal food

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This place is just a lie. I dont really see how people say that food here is the best in miami.....have you gone to other places? i really encourage you people to go to other places.....like the mark's south beach.....touch......pacific time.......and many more. I tried the sweet breads, nothing especial, the foie a way too sweet, soup, good and the calamaries, is there any? i ve seen only clams and broth. It was my second time dinning there and NOW! i can say that this place is not good at all. GROUPER and POMPANO....PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TAKE THEM OUT OF THE MENU, they are horrible!!!!!!!pork just average and chicken just not a dish for this type of restaurant. The service wasn't good. the server was very pushy and and the water and bread as well as drinks took for ever to get to the table and he was a little rude but overall we had everything we asked for without problems. The guys who delivered the food did not describe any dish so we were guessing the ingredients on each dish. The hosstes was too fake, had an attitude and she talked too fast. She reminded me the host staff at cheesecake factory....be natural!!! i felt i was talking to the drive thru at wendys, very unconfortable. DESSERTS?????? PLEASE DON"T TRY THEM! just bad and poor presentation. The server dropped the check (around 600 4 ppl) and DIDN'T NOT MENTION THE TIP WAS INCLUDED, he was trying to make his weekend from my bill. The only good thing about his place is the great location

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place is just a lie. I dont really see how people say that food here is the best in miami.....have you gone to other places? i really encourage you people to go to other places.....like the mark's south beach.....touch......pacific time.......and many more. I tried the sweet breads, nothing especial, the foie a way too sweet, soup, good and the calamaries, is there any? i ve seen only clams and broth. It was my second time dinning there and NOW! i can say that this place is not good at all. GROUPER and POMPANO....PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TAKE THEM OUT OF THE MENU, they are horrible!!!!!!!pork just average and chicken just not a dish for this type of restaurant. The service wasn't good. the server was very pushy and and the water and bread as well as drinks took for ever to get to the table and he was a little rude but overall we had everything we asked for without problems. The guys who delivered the food did not describe any dish so we were guessing the ingredients on each dish. The hosstes was too fake, had an attitude and she talked too fast. She reminded me the host staff at cheesecake factory....be natural!!! i felt i was talking to the drive thru at wendys, very unconfortable. DESSERTS?????? PLEASE DON"T TRY THEM! just bad and poor presentation. The server dropped the check (around 600 4 ppl) and DIDN'T NOT MENTION THE TIP WAS INCLUDED, he was trying to make his weekend from my bill. The only good thing about his place is the great location

Pros: location

Cons: hostess, service, food, desserts

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The food was great, much more refined than most of the ffod in town. The cocktails really excellent and the wine list impressive. This is definately a step up fo Miami

2
★★★★★

The food was great, much more refined than most of the ffod in town. The cocktails really excellent and the wine list impressive. This is definately a step up fo Miami

Pros: great food, amazing cocktails, romantic lounge

Cons: The couches in the lounge under the pool are hard to get

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Very disappointed. I had high expectation since I'm a regular at Town. But food was good, but service is someting that needs huge improvements. First, front desk people were bunch of snobs, services uneven, food came out very fast(even before we finished our appetizers). These little things differentiate from the great restaurant to just another good restarant. I'm sure hotel crowd will help, but wondering with so many other great restaurants, why this one.

1
★★☆☆☆

Very disappointed. I had high expectation since I'm a regular at Town. But food was good, but service is someting that needs huge improvements. First, front desk people were bunch of snobs, services uneven, food came out very fast(even before we finished our appetizers). These little things differentiate from the great restaurant to just another good restarant. I'm sure hotel crowd will help, but wondering with so many other great restaurants, why this one.

Pros: food

Cons: service, staff

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I have NEVER been so dissapointed in a celeb-chef's restaurant. The back of the room has absoulutely no view. Extremely rude treatment from the floor manager. The food was delivered at a break-neck pace, leaving no time to enjoy the wine or even digest the food. After asking them to slow down by the third course, (we ordered 4 courses meal) everything came to our table cold, tasteless (or over-salted) and unappealing. Supposedly the best food in miami beach (at least that is what this english manager told me)...I've had MUCH better at prime 112, azul, michy's, for about half the price! Don't waste your time, money or anticipation eating at table 8!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have NEVER been so dissapointed in a celeb-chef's restaurant. The back of the room has absoulutely no view. Extremely rude treatment from the floor manager. The food was delivered at a break-neck pace, leaving no time to enjoy the wine or even digest the food. After asking them to slow down by the third course, (we ordered 4 courses meal) everything came to our table cold, tasteless (or over-salted) and unappealing. Supposedly the best food in miami beach (at least that is what this english manager told me)...I've had MUCH better at prime 112, azul, michy's, for about half the price! Don't waste your time, money or anticipation eating at table 8!

Pros: Attentive server

Cons: Terrible/cold food, Overpriced

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the food was good (what i would expect).the desserts arent worth their calories and the dining room still looks like a hotel restaurant, i has nothing special. i've been to better places. and the kicker of it all was the service--snooty. not to mention greedy. the bill was 191 with 2 glasses of wine. so we paid in cash (mistake) and waited for change....and waited....and waited....finally no change. the waiter kept over 10 dollars. after 30 min. we left. the funny part is that the tip was included and she didn t mention anything. i'm glad i didn't hold my breath.

1
★★★☆☆

the food was good (what i would expect).the desserts arent worth their calories and the dining room still looks like a hotel restaurant, i has nothing special. i've been to better places. and the kicker of it all was the service--snooty. not to mention greedy. the bill was 191 with 2 glasses of wine. so we paid in cash (mistake) and waited for change....and waited....and waited....finally no change. the waiter kept over 10 dollars. after 30 min. we left. the funny part is that the tip was included and she didn t mention anything. i'm glad i didn't hold my breath.

Pros: none

Cons: none

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I had dinner there with my girlfriend and it wasn't as bad as you all say after all... It is true that they could do better... The hostess spoke sooooo fast that we had to repeat the conversation three times!!! And she did not speak spanish at all, which is a shame in Miami. She pretty much forced us to go sit at the bar but thankfully we didn't wait more than 10 minutes. We DIDN'T HAVE THE CHANCE to meet a bartender so we saved our decisions for dinner. The place was crowded and music was actually nice. The AC could use some touch ups and be moved away from the customers. Our waitress was a beautiful blond but didn't speak spanish either. Our drinks took forever to get to the table and we didn't even have menus to look at. At least, the drinks were good. When she gave us the menus she started acting like a robot. She talked and talked about her two favorite dishes and then disappeared. Of course, I had to translate it all to my girlfriend as well as the rest of the menu. The apps were great and came out fast. We did wait a lot longer for the entrees. I fell in love with my lamb dish and my wife really enjoyed her grouper. The tuna app was actually fantastic but very small on our opinion. We got a dessert called 3by8 and it was very good. We were never offered any coffee and when we got our check, she never told me about the gratuity being included.You have to pay attention on that if you go. I hated that. My point: The place is beautiful, food is great and the location can't get any better. But I'm sure that with a more intelligent waitress or waiter, a few more bartenders and a hostess without diva attitude, it could really get to be "the spot". I recommend you to try it. RM

1
★★★☆☆

I had dinner there with my girlfriend and it wasn't as bad as you all say after all... It is true that they could do better... The hostess spoke sooooo fast that we had to repeat the conversation three times!!! And she did not speak spanish at all, which is a shame in Miami. She pretty much forced us to go sit at the bar but thankfully we didn't wait more than 10 minutes. We DIDN'T HAVE THE CHANCE to meet a bartender so we saved our decisions for dinner. The place was crowded and music was actually nice. The AC could use some touch ups and be moved away from the customers. Our waitress was a beautiful blond but didn't speak spanish either. Our drinks took forever to get to the table and we didn't even have menus to look at. At least, the drinks were good. When she gave us the menus she started acting like a robot. She talked and talked about her two favorite dishes and then disappeared. Of course, I had to translate it all to my girlfriend as well as the rest of the menu. The apps were great and came out fast. We did wait a lot longer for the entrees. I fell in love with my lamb dish and my wife really enjoyed her grouper. The tuna app was actually fantastic but very small on our opinion. We got a dessert called 3by8 and it was very good. We were never offered any coffee and when we got our check, she never told me about the gratuity being included.You have to pay attention on that if you go. I hated that. My point: The place is beautiful, food is great and the location can't get any better. But I'm sure that with a more intelligent waitress or waiter, a few more bartenders and a hostess without diva attitude, it could really get to be "the spot". I recommend you to try it. RM

Pros: food and also the spot itself. It's amazing.

Cons: AC, hostess and not being told about gratuity.

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We went to table 8 few nights ago,and got seated in the outside area. i ordered the chicken which was sort of salty and had no flavor.my date ordered the kobe steak and let me tell you it was burnt and overcooked.The waiters took the steak back and came back with another burnt steak.At those prices they better get there head straight.After we left table 8, we ended up at taco bell which was great and has never let us down.May be table 8 can send there cooks to taco bell for training for the food so they can learn more.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We went to table 8 few nights ago,and got seated in the outside area. i ordered the chicken which was sort of salty and had no flavor.my date ordered the kobe steak and let me tell you it was burnt and overcooked.The waiters took the steak back and came back with another burnt steak.At those prices they better get there head straight.After we left table 8, we ended up at taco bell which was great and has never let us down.May be table 8 can send there cooks to taco bell for training for the food so they can learn more.

Pros: burnt food

Cons: taco bell

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