Matador Room - The Miami Beach EDITION

4.6
1117 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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Daily 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM

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Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Will come back because of the delicious food

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Comida de pasos muy Gourmet todo muy bueno, los platos son para compartir

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had on idea that the matador was so beautiful and elegant and the food was amazing I will gladly recommend this place

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We waited approximately 50 minutes for a pizza which we were told several times would be ready in 10 minutes. The server was apologetic and fine but it was apparently the kitchen that burned the pizza twice. I did receive a call from the manager who was receptive to the commentary, and importance of communication. I appreciate the follow up, as it is rare in this industry.

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GG
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible. It took 45 minutes to get our appetizers.
The drinks were so small and so expensive.
As well, the food appetizers were ridiculously tiny.
Yes it is a beautiful restaurant but a real rip off like most of the hotel restaurants in South Beach.
We would never go back.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Miami. Definitely recommend.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday

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1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will go again

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This place is over-rated! Food is about average for its price, considering that the waiter initiates the unsolicited conversation with the number of Michelin Stars and restaurants the chef has, before describing the items on the mnu, or specials, or even the fact that the food may come out at different times. So you may have to watch your companion(s) eating first, or viceversa. When you cll it to their attention, they tell you that you were supposed to share while waiting for the other plates to arrive, because their service is "Family Style". Nice!!! But I'd prefer to know this when my order is being taken. There are most better options in terms of food and price elsewhere...

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service.
However, we had a reservation and although the restaurant wasn’t full, we were told that there was a 40 minutes wait to be outside when they had empty table.
We took a table inside, service was fast.
I wish they had the churros as they had a picture on the website at the time I checked but was no longer on the dessert menu for a while..

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Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at the Matador was fantastic! The room is reminiscent of a bull ring yet lovely. The menu is great fun. The idea is to share a number of different items & we did. Each dish was wonderful and we loved them all. A great way to dine & enjoy. Our guide, Maya, was terrific & added to the evenings entertainment.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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LN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for Dad.
Food excellent as usual.
Our waiter was great. Very friendly and accommodating.
The GM Jolis was incredible. He escorted grandpa to show him to the restrooms and even waited to take him back to the table. Very gracious and hospitable.

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New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining at its best by Jean-George. Outdoors on the veranda you’ll feel like you are in a private botanical garden overlooking the ocean. Indoors at The Matador Room you are seated in a glamorous bull ring. Inventive cocktails, fine wine list, sumptuous plates.

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New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I sat on the outdoor patio for dinner, which was a great spot to dine. The indoor dining room looked really nice but it is nice to enjoy a meal outside with the climate down here in Miami.

We shared 4 different plates: shishito peppers, ham and cheese fritters, potatoes, and the mushroom pizza. Each dish was absolutely delicious. The drinks were good as well.

We would definitely recommend the matador room. We would definitely come back if we come back to Miami in the future.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Not worth it.
Big disappointment

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AF
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Staff very friendly and helpful

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!!!!!!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and even better food!

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RR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved sitting outside - the food, service and ambience were all great. It just felt too expensive relative to the food we ordered/had.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We thought it was a more hip venue, quite elegant and serious ambiance, we still had a good time and the food was really good and service too. It is just a more elegant scene than a trendy hip one.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jean George Just gets it. Everything was excellent from start to finish. Our waiter Ivan was exceptional and on point with everyone of his recommendations. I would highly recommend sitting on the terrace because it really adds to the whole experience. Will definitely return next time we are in Miami.

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Miami
149 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful birthday celebration dinner here this past weekend, we look forward to returning. He neatly, every dish we ordered was wonderful, don’t miss it.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience from beginning to end.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an amazing time at Matador Room. The food was fantastic but our server Ray made our night. He was amazing, made sure we really enjoyed ourselves, and made great recommendations for food. Overall the staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. You need to try the truffle pizza and the lava cake desert!

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JS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As always , great

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother-in-law and daughter vacation. Special dinner for our last night in Miami.

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SL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was great but service for the price, ambiance, reputation of the restaurant etc was subpar. The menu and restaurant ordering was explained to us prior to taking our drink order. Waiter was overwhelmed I believe. He then went to another table that came in after us for their order before even taking our drink order. Saw him speak with another server who came to us, who apologized, asked us what we wanted to eat but was asked by us to please only take our drink order. This restaurant is not fast food. I expect a welcome, a drink order, a chance to peruse the menu and then to order food. Drink order and menu order all at once makes for a rushed evening. Not the ambiance or meal experience I expect in a restaurant of this caliber, McDonald’s is down the street... Visiting in another 4 weeks and hope to give it another chance. Will only consider recommending after this.

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k
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and supergood food

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Miami Beach. Never disappoints. Great tapas, setting and service

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EN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance!! Terrace seating is a must

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matador Room never disappoints. This is by far one of the best restaurants I’ve ever visited in South Florida. The food is superb and the service is just as good.

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TH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was relatively good but not worth the price. The service was completely horrible. Definitely expected more.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor seating with perfect weather and lighting, perfect ambience, very attentive staff and best date with the woman who’s my future.

Tacos were off the charts incredible too.

- A&E

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in my life! Drinks + dessert were absolutely amazing too!

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. Good value. Wanted to eat on the terrace but couldn’t as there was a private event that evening

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was incredible. Service was questionable.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Very disappointing...

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We have been dining here multiple times in the past. Something went down the hill here. Service was very slow and below average, food was ok not more, not used to this level of experience from the Matador Room.

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