Red Fish Grill

★★★★☆
  • 9610 Old Cutler Road

    Miami, FL 33156

    Cross street: In Matheson Hammock Park, Coral Gables

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  • 305-668-8788

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I went to Red Fish Grill last week with my boyfriend for our anniversary. I hadn't dined at the restaurant in a while and was very pleased with the entire experience. Quite a few things have changed since the last time I was there. They have replaced the old plastic chairs with chiq orange chairs that fit in perfectly with the tropical ambiance. A brand new awning was put up, covering a portion of the outdoor patio, which will be great on rainy nights. We were fortunate to have clear skies that evening and sat under the stars along the edge of the patio overlooking the lagoon, with the soft glow of a tiki torch lighting our table. Talk about romantic! The service was outstanding. Our waiter, Brian, was well-spoken, attentive and extremely personable, not typically found at most Miami restaurants. The menu has changed since the last time I was there. After asking, we were informed that a new chef has completely revamped the cuisine, and what a difference he has made. We started the meal with the Soup du Jour and the Peppercorn Seared Tuna appetizer. The Truffled Corn & Crab Soup was one of the tastiest soups that I have ever had and the Tuna appetizer was seared to perfection, with a nice hint of spice from the wasabi aioli. We ordered the Blackened Mahi Mahi and the Seabass Special. The Mahi had a nice kick to it, which married perfectly with the buttery whipped sweet potatoes and creamy blue cheese leek fondue. The crispy panko crusted Seabass was moist and flavorful, with a sauce that would make any well-mannered lady want to lick the bowl clean. To finish off our fantastic meal, we shared the delightfully tart Homemade Key Lime Pie. Now, I like to consider myself an expert on Key Lime Pie, and this one can stand up to the best of them. After revisiting Red Fish Grill, I can say that it is an unparalleled oasis in Miami's dining scene and I would recommend it to anyone who has yet to experience it.

2
★★★★★

I went to Red Fish Grill last week with my boyfriend for our anniversary. I hadn't dined at the restaurant in a while and was very pleased with the entire experience. Quite a few things have changed since the last time I was there. They have replaced the old plastic chairs with chiq orange chairs that fit in perfectly with the tropical ambiance. A brand new awning was put up, covering a portion of the outdoor patio, which will be great on rainy nights. We were fortunate to have clear skies that evening and sat under the stars along the edge of the patio overlooking the lagoon, with the soft glow of a tiki torch lighting our table. Talk about romantic! The service was outstanding. Our waiter, Brian, was well-spoken, attentive and extremely personable, not typically found at most Miami restaurants. The menu has changed since the last time I was there. After asking, we were informed that a new chef has completely revamped the cuisine, and what a difference he has made. We started the meal with the Soup du Jour and the Peppercorn Seared Tuna appetizer. The Truffled Corn & Crab Soup was one of the tastiest soups that I have ever had and the Tuna appetizer was seared to perfection, with a nice hint of spice from the wasabi aioli. We ordered the Blackened Mahi Mahi and the Seabass Special. The Mahi had a nice kick to it, which married perfectly with the buttery whipped sweet potatoes and creamy blue cheese leek fondue. The crispy panko crusted Seabass was moist and flavorful, with a sauce that would make any well-mannered lady want to lick the bowl clean. To finish off our fantastic meal, we shared the delightfully tart Homemade Key Lime Pie. Now, I like to consider myself an expert on Key Lime Pie, and this one can stand up to the best of them. After revisiting Red Fish Grill, I can say that it is an unparalleled oasis in Miami's dining scene and I would recommend it to anyone who has yet to experience it.

Pros: Romantic location, beachside view, food, and service

Cons: Bathrooms are in separate building

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I would like to tell you how impressed I was with this restaurant, the service, and the food! I was there with my husband and 2 kids under 3 yrs. old and celebrating my 38th birthday. We are not frequent diners and were nervous about how our experience would be BUT, it turned out to be very memorable. From the reservation system, to the hostess's big friendly smile, the friendly and concerned manager Alex, the server James, the food was delicious contrary to previous reviews and comments I've heard and read.....I had the churrasco entree and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor and texture of the meat..it was not too spicy or salty or too GREASY like other restaurants. The rice pilaf was flaky and also very fresh tasting and I also appreciated that it was NOT GREASY at all like some places, the chimichurri was yummy! The mixed peppers were good too! My husband had the chicken and mashed potatoes and he is usually a pasta guy from a family of cooks and he raved about his meal also. The ambience was perfect although it was raining, but we were very comfortable under the awning and the torches and the music made the mood very relaxing despite having 2 toddlers getting fussy.
ONLY tip for anyone that has a small bladder or kids....the restroom is in a detached building without a covered walkway so IF it might rain, you will get wet without an umbrella.

2
★★★★★

I would like to tell you how impressed I was with this restaurant, the service, and the food! I was there with my husband and 2 kids under 3 yrs. old and celebrating my 38th birthday. We are not frequent diners and were nervous about how our experience would be BUT, it turned out to be very memorable. From the reservation system, to the hostess's big friendly smile, the friendly and concerned manager Alex, the server James, the food was delicious contrary to previous reviews and comments I've heard and read.....I had the churrasco entree and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor and texture of the meat..it was not too spicy or salty or too GREASY like other restaurants. The rice pilaf was flaky and also very fresh tasting and I also appreciated that it was NOT GREASY at all like some places, the chimichurri was yummy! The mixed peppers were good too! My husband had the chicken and mashed potatoes and he is usually a pasta guy from a family of cooks and he raved about his meal also. The ambience was perfect although it was raining, but we were very comfortable under the awning and the torches and the music made the mood very relaxing despite having 2 toddlers getting fussy.
ONLY tip for anyone that has a small bladder or kids....the restroom is in a detached building without a covered walkway so IF it might rain, you will get wet without an umbrella.

Pros: Food, service, ambience, parking, location

Cons: Just the restroom being outside

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Worst experience ever. Just last Wednesday night I had the bad luck of being received by an incredibly rude brunet hostess that did not care it was my anniversary and had us sit on an additional room

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★★☆☆☆

Worst experience ever. Just last Wednesday night I had the bad luck of being received by an incredibly rude brunet hostess that did not care it was my anniversary and had us sit on an additional room

Pros: Plenty of parking

Cons: Distance, service and foof

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This restaurant was formerly the stone concession stand in Matheson Hammock Park and is right on the bay. The outdoor seating area is beautiful and the view is spectacular! Service is good, food is very good and nicely presented. It would be a great choice for a romantic evening or special ocelebration. Pretty pricey, though!

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★★★★☆

This restaurant was formerly the stone concession stand in Matheson Hammock Park and is right on the bay. The outdoor seating area is beautiful and the view is spectacular! Service is good, food is very good and nicely presented. It would be a great choice for a romantic evening or special ocelebration. Pretty pricey, though!

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My husband took me to Red Fish Grill for my birthday. I had never been there before, but he told me that it had come highly recommended and to give it a try. I am a tough critic as I am in the restaurant industry and I have to say, Red Fish exceeded my expectations. The ambiance is absolutely beautiful. The restaurant itself is a historic building with authentic coral rock and the lighting and artwork is very nicely done. Outside is the best. Palm trees are wrapped in twinkle lights and the view is spectacular. The food was very good. We started with the calamari and tuna wonton. The calamari was excellent and we really liked the lemon garlic aioli it was served with. The tuna wonton was really good and the presentation nicely done. For entrees we had the Seabass with a white bean ragout and seafood risotto. Both were full of flavor and the fish was fresh. The risotto was one of the best I've ever had. Dessert was key lime pie, which did not disappoint. The service was friendly and timely and we really enjoyed the casual atmosphere. I will absolutely be back here!

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★★★★★

My husband took me to Red Fish Grill for my birthday. I had never been there before, but he told me that it had come highly recommended and to give it a try. I am a tough critic as I am in the restaurant industry and I have to say, Red Fish exceeded my expectations. The ambiance is absolutely beautiful. The restaurant itself is a historic building with authentic coral rock and the lighting and artwork is very nicely done. Outside is the best. Palm trees are wrapped in twinkle lights and the view is spectacular. The food was very good. We started with the calamari and tuna wonton. The calamari was excellent and we really liked the lemon garlic aioli it was served with. The tuna wonton was really good and the presentation nicely done. For entrees we had the Seabass with a white bean ragout and seafood risotto. Both were full of flavor and the fish was fresh. The risotto was one of the best I've ever had. Dessert was key lime pie, which did not disappoint. The service was friendly and timely and we really enjoyed the casual atmosphere. I will absolutely be back here!

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We were a party of 6, and tried 5 of the main courses. My wife and I both had the Snapper. The Red Wine sauce was a little sweet for my taste, but the Snapper didn't need any enhancement . It was very tasty seasoned as it was. The mixed carrots and squash were cooked al dente, leaving the taste that is sometimes steamed out of vegetables. The mashed potatoes were smooth and tasty. My 10 year old granddaughter had the most tender and tasty churrasco steak that I have tasted in the Miami area (I had to try it), and it was the first time she has ever finished that large a steak. My 12 year old grandson had the Seafood Risotto, and he polished that off in record time. My Son-in-Law had the Salmon, and he seemed to enjoy it. My Daughter had the Filet Mignon, and she enjoyed it to no end. She didn't like the arrugula vegetable mix, but my Son-in-Law did. The only thing left on our plates, was some of the yellow rice mixed w/peas and veggies on my Granddaughter's plate. Although she complimented the taste (this from a girl who would rather have plain white rice), it was too large a portion for a 10 year old girl to finish.
The bread was a little coarse in texture, but with a chewy crust that I enjoy. The oil and pepper accompaniment for the bread was spoiled by a dollop of vinegar. My Grandson's shrimp appetizer consisted of 4 very large, tasty shrimp. My Garden Salad had a little too much vinegrette dressing for my taste, and I will remember to ask for dressing on the side, the next time I go. My wife and Son-in-Law enjoyed their Mediterranean Salads. My daughter doesn't like coconut, so her Flan, though good, was about the same as the excellent "Lila's" flan that abounds in Miami. My Granddaughter had the Chocolate Cheesecake that had an Oreo cookie coating -very rich and satisfying. It is somewhat pricey for us to use as a routine eatery, more of a special occasion type restaurant. We will be going back.

2
★★★★★

We were a party of 6, and tried 5 of the main courses. My wife and I both had the Snapper. The Red Wine sauce was a little sweet for my taste, but the Snapper didn't need any enhancement . It was very tasty seasoned as it was. The mixed carrots and squash were cooked al dente, leaving the taste that is sometimes steamed out of vegetables. The mashed potatoes were smooth and tasty. My 10 year old granddaughter had the most tender and tasty churrasco steak that I have tasted in the Miami area (I had to try it), and it was the first time she has ever finished that large a steak. My 12 year old grandson had the Seafood Risotto, and he polished that off in record time. My Son-in-Law had the Salmon, and he seemed to enjoy it. My Daughter had the Filet Mignon, and she enjoyed it to no end. She didn't like the arrugula vegetable mix, but my Son-in-Law did. The only thing left on our plates, was some of the yellow rice mixed w/peas and veggies on my Granddaughter's plate. Although she complimented the taste (this from a girl who would rather have plain white rice), it was too large a portion for a 10 year old girl to finish.
The bread was a little coarse in texture, but with a chewy crust that I enjoy. The oil and pepper accompaniment for the bread was spoiled by a dollop of vinegar. My Grandson's shrimp appetizer consisted of 4 very large, tasty shrimp. My Garden Salad had a little too much vinegrette dressing for my taste, and I will remember to ask for dressing on the side, the next time I go. My wife and Son-in-Law enjoyed their Mediterranean Salads. My daughter doesn't like coconut, so her Flan, though good, was about the same as the excellent "Lila's" flan that abounds in Miami. My Granddaughter had the Chocolate Cheesecake that had an Oreo cookie coating -very rich and satisfying. It is somewhat pricey for us to use as a routine eatery, more of a special occasion type restaurant. We will be going back.

Pros: Very romantic and the service is excellent

Cons: A little pricey for routing dining, more for special occasions

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Clearly you pay for the location and The food we all found to be average to poor.
For the price there are much more palletable meals elsewhere in the city.

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★★★☆☆

Clearly you pay for the location and The food we all found to be average to poor.
For the price there are much more palletable meals elsewhere in the city.

Pros: location, romantic setting, friendly staff

Cons: poor food, overpriced, poor food

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We visit Red Fish every time we visit Miami and we always receive exceptional service and the food is always great.

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★★★★★

We visit Red Fish every time we visit Miami and we always receive exceptional service and the food is always great.

Pros: atmosphere, fresh local sfood, views of city

Cons: popularity

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A romantic hide-away in Matheson Hammock Park particularly dining outdoors on the patio as the sun sets and the evening begins with good food, reasonable prices and good service.

2
★★★★★

A romantic hide-away in Matheson Hammock Park particularly dining outdoors on the patio as the sun sets and the evening begins with good food, reasonable prices and good service.

Pros: romantic setting, good views, good food & service

Cons: road signage

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Food, wine, ambience, and service was THE BEST! Would really recommend this romantic restaurant. I love it!

2
★★★★★

Food, wine, ambience, and service was THE BEST! Would really recommend this romantic restaurant. I love it!

Pros: food, service, ambience

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I WENT TO THIS PLACE BASED UPON THE IDEA OF BEING NEXT TOTHE WATER. THE VIEW WAS NOT BAD ALTHOUGH I COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. WE ORDERED OUR FOOD (REGULAR PASTA DISHES) MY PLATE HAD 3 OR 4 PIECES OF SEA FOOD, THE PASTA HAD NO TASTE AND IT WAS COLD. MY HUSBAND WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER EITHER. I WILL NEVER GO BACK NOR RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE.

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★☆☆☆☆

I WENT TO THIS PLACE BASED UPON THE IDEA OF BEING NEXT TOTHE WATER. THE VIEW WAS NOT BAD ALTHOUGH I COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. WE ORDERED OUR FOOD (REGULAR PASTA DISHES) MY PLATE HAD 3 OR 4 PIECES OF SEA FOOD, THE PASTA HAD NO TASTE AND IT WAS COLD. MY HUSBAND WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER EITHER. I WILL NEVER GO BACK NOR RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE.

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Atmosphere may be pretty but I can sit on a beach and get a view. Food very mediocre-nothing was outstanding but the prices

1
★★☆☆☆

Atmosphere may be pretty but I can sit on a beach and get a view. Food very mediocre-nothing was outstanding but the prices

Pros: view, parking

Cons: poorly prepared food, nothing unusual, desserts too commerci

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This place is very nice. The waiters are european and know how to serve dinner. The swordfish special was excellent. The $60.00 pineridge merlot was worth every penny. We go out to dinner every week and most places I would not go back to a second time, not Redfish, I would go back there again anytime. The windsurfers on the bay before dinner, if you get there before sundown, are very entertaining.

2
★★★★★

This place is very nice. The waiters are european and know how to serve dinner. The swordfish special was excellent. The $60.00 pineridge merlot was worth every penny. We go out to dinner every week and most places I would not go back to a second time, not Redfish, I would go back there again anytime. The windsurfers on the bay before dinner, if you get there before sundown, are very entertaining.

Pros: beautiful setting, good service, nice winelist

Cons: room was warm

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Don't tell your date your going to dinner... just drive through the park till you get to Heaven.
The setting is breathtakingly romantic and when you come to your senses you'll be lifted off again with scrumptous dinnig and flavors. This place is a must.

2
★★★★★

Don't tell your date your going to dinner... just drive through the park till you get to Heaven.
The setting is breathtakingly romantic and when you come to your senses you'll be lifted off again with scrumptous dinnig and flavors. This place is a must.

Pros: Romantic setting, Comfortable atmospher, Great food

Cons: Tough to find

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This is a hot spot tucked in the Gables at Mattehenson Hammock Park you would never expect such service Food is very tasty please have the salad, the atmosphere is romantic.....a must..

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★★★★★

This is a hot spot tucked in the Gables at Mattehenson Hammock Park you would never expect such service Food is very tasty please have the salad, the atmosphere is romantic.....a must..

Pros: Good Parking, Reservations Only, Great tasting Food

Cons: Reservation Only, A Bit expensive

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I have been to Red Fish twice and I love it so much because it is truly a romantic place. You can walk outside and see the ocean and a view of downtown. The food is great and so is the service, especially if you like fish. Try going in the winter months so you can enjoy a light breeze on the outdoor dining.

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★★★★★

I have been to Red Fish twice and I love it so much because it is truly a romantic place. You can walk outside and see the ocean and a view of downtown. The food is great and so is the service, especially if you like fish. Try going in the winter months so you can enjoy a light breeze on the outdoor dining.

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We found this to be a very romantic little hide-away.The atmosphere and the view is incredible!! We found the prices to be alittle too high for a place that uses plastic table covers. The mashed potatoes are intense though.The best !! It's worth trying Red Fish Grill.

1
★★★☆☆

We found this to be a very romantic little hide-away.The atmosphere and the view is incredible!! We found the prices to be alittle too high for a place that uses plastic table covers. The mashed potatoes are intense though.The best !! It's worth trying Red Fish Grill.

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If you're not familiar with the area, finding Red Fish can be an adventure, but it's worth the effort. It's a majestic drive down willow-, oak- and banyan-canopied Old Cutler Road to Matheson Hammocks State Park. At the end of the winding…

 

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