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The Island Bistro

Located on Brickell Key in the heart of downtown Miami, the restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a weekday Happy Hour starting at 5pm, Nespresso Coffee and a new Pizza Bar.

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20 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(20 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 20 reviews
5 stars
(7)
4 stars
(6)
3 stars
(3)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for outdoor dining(9)
  • neighborhood gem(7)
  • fit for foodies(5)
  • good for groups(5)
  • special occasion(4)
  • hot spot(3)
The Island Bistro Reviews List
Review 1 for The Island Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/21/2015
 2014
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2014
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Review 2 for The Island Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/14/2015
 2004
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Review 3 for The Island Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Has Potential

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We came in to eat after a Marlin's game on Saturday...
Service was very slow. Food was good. Our server (never told us his name nor did the girl that that was tag team serving us) brought us the wrong lobster dish...
Might be a good idea to write down the orders...
Also, ice in the water would be a nice touch.
On the topic of beverages, I asked the girl server if they had a beverage menu as I saw other tables being served wine... She told me it wouldn't be there for another 2 weeks & walked away, never asking if I wanted something to drink (which I had not planned on waiting 2 weeks for )...
Our food took a very long time for how not busy the restaurant was, but it was good. The portions were small... we only had 2 pieces of apple on a duck dish that defined it as a side dish.
I finally ordered a latte while our while the correct lobster dish was being prepared & she obviously didn't send/or make the drink... It took another 20 minutes.
My fiancee attempted to order a birthday dessert and was told they "don't do that..." None the less, eventually a chocolate piece of deliciousness arrived without candle :( It was the best part of the meal!
Maybe we should have stuck to the pizza from the pizza bar that is highly advertised. Nesspresso was delicious of course...
Maybe this place is new? Servers need more training.
You can hear live music from the near by park if you sit outside, which is kind of fun ."
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
-1point
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Review 4 for The Island Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Could've been a better service..

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Visiting Miami, it was exciting to go to a restaurant called "The island Bistro." However, we were very disappointed.
The service is horrible here. We asked questions about the menu, and the waiter had no idea what to say. He simply said "i dont know" and walked away. Did not even ask another waiter/waitress to assist us. It took forever for them to go get our orders, and even when our food arrived, they didn't ask how it was going or if we needed anything. Food was okay.. really oily. had the escargot, mussels and the lobster risotto and duck. Duck was the best dish we had.
"
Dined on 3/24/2015
 2012
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
-1point
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Review 5 for The Island Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"La comida regular, los platos fríos y mal servicio de meseros."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2004
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Review 6 for The Island Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

last minute find

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were at the boat show. We decided on island bistro based on OpenTable recommendation. it was a great find we will definitely go back"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for The Island Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

better and better

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Is a place where you can have from pizza (one of the best I tried in Miami) to Lobster and filet, the rissoto is a home run, good ambience, familiar and very affordable,"
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list
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Ratings-Only Reviews for The Island Bistro
Based on the average of (13) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
9 out of 11 recommend this product
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.5 / 3
Energetic