Matador Room - The Miami Beach EDITION

4.6
1026 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
At Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room, classics are reimagined. Latin cuisine, drawing on Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors, is crafted with local, seasonal ingredients, and small and large plates encourage sharing and socializing. The historical dining room recalls the glamour of 1940s supper clubs with an original chandelier, and the ocean-view Matador Terrace allows guests to dine beneath a trellis covered with climbing bougainvillea.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Naples
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I’m in the restaurant industry so I totally get that guests that make late reservations is annoying to the server, however, you are still open so we should get service just as good as if we were there earlier. Let’s just say we were in and out in less than 50 minutes. The hostess had called the day before to confirm our reservation and asked if there was a special occasion and I said yes we are celebrating a birthday. The server never acknowledged the fact it was my friends birthday and when we had paid our bill we were curious to find out if in fact anything was done for birthdays since I was asked. We asked another server who said oh yes we do a dessert with a candle. That server could’ve done something about it. I frequently visit Miami and I have to say I will not be returning.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting gorgeous sky views cozy sexy ambiance

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PJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were delightful, the Arroz Con Pollo is like no other I’ve had. It was a lovely night to dine outside. The lighting, the pool, the trees and flowers. Perfect! From the wine to dessert, we loved this meal.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely spot
I wish they had told us that they had 6 parties of 35 plus people coming.
We hurried to get in and out before the kitchen was overwhelmed.
Our waiter was very lackadaisical- he knew that big parties equates to big tips. He was lazy dealing with me and my date and his presentation of expensive food was very poor. He definitely needs more training!
Food is great! Service? Ehhh

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food is exceptional, amazing ambience! One of our favorite places in Miami Beach!

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I eat at all restaurants big and small across every city and continent and this ranks among my WORST dinning experiences every...I actually can’t remember the other ones on the list.

Rather simple design which was bland by design with dim lighting set the mood.

We met our waiter who was among the most disrespectful people Ive ever met, actually never had a waiter talk down to guests in the manner he did, to me and my other guests. How this waiter got his job and maintained his attitude at work is beyond me but again among the worst experiences I’ve ever had. Rude, disrespectful, talked down to us, dismissive with the simplest of request. We actually thought we were in a sci-fi movie.

I was about to walk out and try to salvage my evening but we were tired and hungry so we got a manger to request a new waiter. The manger did very little to clear the air other than to show me his business card. He’s a nice guy but offered nothing in the way of an apology for being treated so poorly as guests of the restaurant and the hotel. Not so much as a free drink to remove the sober air of frustration and disrespect.

The manger came after a long delay which then caused the new waiter to be further delayed...the restaurant wasn’t that busy and it was a Wed night. The new waiter was lovely and did his best which was great. The food was rather dull, nothing very exciting and we ordered lots of apps and entrees. Again there’s nothing here to excite anyone but I will say the dessert was good.

So I warm you...service is an issue here, not just with the wait staff but the management. Do yourself a favor and go elsewhere while in Miami...so many better choices where the food is great, you are welcomed and everyone treats you with mutual respect.
You’ll be disappointed by the food and the restaurant itself. We absolutely love the hotel so this was a major drain emotionally and as foodies, an awful way to kick off our week in South Beach. It complete ruined our first.

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San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

All great a bit of attitude from one of the server manager maitre D was great

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service. Already wanting to go back!

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Matador Room, and everyone else at The Edition, always make us feel so special. The food is always delicious, and we always eat too much of it (especially the arroz con pollo!!). We got married at The Edition two years ago, and we are very lucky that we get to re-visit and re-live our amazing experience!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

save your money

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M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outrageous food and service. Atmosphere is wonderful and the tastings of small plates concept really works well. Ask for Maya as your server!

Each dish was artfully presented and DEEEELICIOUS!!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very nice Ambiente. Especially the terrace outdoors. Very intimate and romantic setting, perfect for a date or special occasion. Quite pricey and for that the service wasn’t especially outstanding but overall good.

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LU
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor seating, excellent food, great menu.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we’re in South Beach, we consider it a special occasion to reserve a table at the Matador. It’s that exceptional.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Some of the dishes were great - the arroz con pollo, specifically - but most were just average. Plus the food took a long time and was really scattered when it did come. Had high expectations based on the other great Jean Georges restaurants but overall was just OK.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and an amazing menu from the very talented Jean-George!

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KD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The food was absolutely amazing there was a lot of choice even for my pickiest eater who is 15 and we all loved it

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing start to our new year festivities!

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10+, would highly Reccomend

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GJ
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Highly overrated. Food simply not good. This has nothing to do with Jean George from NY. Avoid this place.

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MT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Very good!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived we liked the place. The restaurant was located on the terrace near the pool. The weather was beautiful and the service was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and drinks and made great recommendations. He even went the extra step to make sure the coffee was hot and fresh the entire time we were there. The coconut pancakes with lavender maple syrup was excellent. The portion is large so it is safe to order one and share. I really enjoyed the brunch and will be back.

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S
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great room. Service OK. Menu not that great. Quality of food was mixed. Chatto Matte is our go to.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversaire

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Best food we had in Miami Beach! Creative latin that had excellent choices for vegetarians. Good vibe - tables were far enough from each other to allow conversation. Outdoor space was beautiful. Only complaint was that waitress kept on telling us we didnt order enough dishes. In fact, had way too much for four. Try the pizzas and tacos, excellent!

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WR
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

The food was good but VERY small portions. The crab cakes were 4 tiny balls and the huevos rancheros were 2 eggs and a small tortilla.

Service was incredibly slow, and i was judged on what i ordered.

The drinks were great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Primero el mozo dijo que los platos eran para compartir, lo cual no era así y tuvimos que agregar otro porque nos quedamos con hambre. Nosotros éramos 6 entonces pedimos 4 platos y una entrada. Los platos principales llegaron a destiempo y tuvimos que comer por separado para que no se enfríe siendo nuestra cena navideña( una ocasión muy especial, la cual especificamos en la reserva). A parte pedimos un trago que el mozo nunca pidió y lo trajo luego de 1 hora, porque lo reclámamos, por suerte sin costo. Los últimos platos llegaron 1 hora después de avernos sentado. La limonada era 70% agua, no tenía casi sabor a limón. Nos tuvimos que ir antes de las 12, que es nuestro horario de brindis, porque estaban levantando todas las mesas.

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PW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, children (ages 12 and 9) and I loved our dinner at Matador Room. The menu offered a lot of different options, from ceviche to pizza, and the ambiance in the outdoor area was tropical and beautiful. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was on point from the moment we entered the restaurent. They never rush you food came right off the grill. high quality ingredients there pizza it’s the best in Miami. We will definitely go back.

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T
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised with great food and excellent staff and no attitude. Very pretty restaurant in a beautiful hotel.

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OP
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service and exceptional ambience. Highly recommend this place for either dinner or quick bites and drinks at the bar. One of the best places in Miami.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!

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Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Not sure I understand the good reviews. This was the least exotic and delightful meal in Miami. Very boring unfortunately. So many other places in town wow. But if you have company that likes safe flavors then this place is beautiful, service is great and perfect for them.

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MF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager was very accommodating of our requests for seating, celebrating an occasion and even up to bringing warm blankets for my parents whom became cold. Our server was very attentive and polite. We will be coming back for dinner shortly and maybe even becoming members of the hotel. Thank you 5 stars

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it and will definitely be making it a regular spot for our long weekend trips to Miami. The food and ambience were wonderful and a great value given the quality.

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SA
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place when in Miami beach.
Dont like the 96hour $65 per person cancellation fee. Think this is rediculously over the top. Life is not predictable 4 days out

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The manager was very helpful however our experience was unsatisfactory.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Superlative in almost every way.

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Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Gorgeous setting!

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