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A Fish Called Avalon

700 Ocean Dr. (Seventh St.) Send to Phone
305-532-1727 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This old-timer’s rep has paled since its early-nineties glory days, but the menu’s modernized and the wine list still rocks.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
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A Fish Called Avalon Restaurant Review

: The historic Avalon Majestic hotel hasn't changed much given Miami Beach's architectural resurrection. Tiny improvements in décor and design give this tourist restaurant only a slightly updated feeling, but the tiered dining patio and indoor restaurant are inviting and unassuming. The seafood-strong menu shares in that unpretentious approach, embracing lightened fusion-style contemporary preparations and presentations, yet never compromising in its use of quality local ingredients. The appetizer Bang Bang shrimp circumvents the preparation’s typical over-rich gloppiness with a bracing mojo marinade and a cucumber-citrus salad balancing its avocado crema. Latin-inflected regional seafood dishes such as Caribbean spice-grilled grouper with mango relish and boniato mash are menu mainstays, while Thai touches differentiate other preparations from most treatments in town. Spicy seafood dishes are complemented by cooling sorbets for dessert, such as ginger-pear or lemon-lime. The quaint Avalon bar is an appealing spot for pre-dinner cocktails or an after-sun cooling-off spot. The wine list is limited, but a few offbeat selections appeal to the more discriminating connoisseur.

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