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“Great ambiance ”
Review of Cleo

Cleo
Ranked #46 of 1,218 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: USD 15 - USD 30
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Named OpenTable's "50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S.", Cleo, is pleased to announce its newest location in the heart of South Beach at The Redbury Hotel. Cleo captures the vibrancy of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, where new yet familiar flavors are enhanced by worldly charm. The award- winning Chef Danny Elmaleh takes you on a culinary adventure, adapting his original Cleo menu with local South Beach ingredients. Enjoy delicious shareable plates, mezzes, flatbreads and hand crafted cocktails in a warm and intimate yet energetic atmosphere.
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent food. A bit pricey but the quality was amazing. Definitely go with the tapas recommended plates.

Thank Jaime F
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Our waiter led us through the menu and made suggestions for some wonderful dishes we were not even considering. From the cocktails, to the wine, to the appetizers, to the main course, each dish was well-presented and delicious. The branzino was wonderful, and we loved the Labneh and Feta dip. I cannot wait to return here on our next trip.

The decor is vintage moroccan and the seating is wonderful.

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Thank JocSLP
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I visited Cleo with a friend in April. We had an early evening sitting. We were seated outside. We initially worried about the lack of atmosphere so early in the evening. Our waiter who had the great name Violin really made our night. He explained how the sharing Mediterranean sharing menu worked. He know everything about the menu- he also very knowledgable about the wines. He has a
Winning smile. Well worth going to this restaurant to be served by him. Everything he suggested from that menu was delicious. Thank you Violin

Thank DBhowmik
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Having heard about Cleo in Las Vegas, we wanted to try Cleo in Miami for a Moroccan style tagine. Outside sitting is always pleasant , and that's one of the reasons we chose this place....with lots of people-watching and lots of noise - but this is the heart of Miami!
The very best dish was the hummus with roasted artichokes and a delicious, seasoned flatbread. So good ! The tagine was disappointing, though. Having been to Morocco, we know what a good one is, and this wasn't even close. We still enjoyed our time here , though, and by the way, don't miss the fabulous chandelier inside.

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Thank Sawadeetoday
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We were really excited to find this place. After days of eating burgers and pizzas. It was a great change to give us some middle eastern flavours.

Positives first. Service is top class. Even though the place was quite packed, the staff was attentive. They explained the dishes well if you are new to the cuisine. Our lamb kebab order was late by 30mins or so, do they offered to take it off our bill on their own. Which was really nice gesture.
The music, ambience is all great too.

Food: here we had a mix feel. Some hits and some misses. Over all we’re left wanting for more. It could be that we have tried middle eastern food at several places and are quite fond of same and therefore really high standards. We ordered the following:

1. Hummus which was paired with rustic bread (the bread was quite nice though consistency of hummus was too thick and chunky,flavours were good)

2. Babagannoush with bread was quite nice again.

3. Cerviche: cold fish in coconut lemon sauce which my husband and daughter really enjoyed and loved. It was Fresh and delicious.

4. Chicken tagine. This was the let down for us.. and actually something we had been looking forward to. Usual pairing of tagine is mostly with couscous but in this case it was fragrant basmati rice which was quite good. But the chicken was bland and flavourless. The dish on its own has no gravy/ sauce/ curry which usually is. It the case in tagine dishes as they come with some sauce to be had with rice/ couscous. We were quite disappointed with this one.

5. We also ordered a lam kofta (as mentioned earlier) it took about 30 mins to come by when we were done) it was cooked well it the salt was too much and didn’t taste that great.

It cost us about 106 USD so not cheap by any standards. That included a service charge of 18% which I think was fine given service was really the high light here.

Will I try again, may be..but will stick to small plates and hope they improve the tagine. It’s a lovely place Really with some great dishes. Hope they can get all of it right.

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