Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club

4.7
79 reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Once the name of The Surf Club’s restaurant prior to its reimagination, chosen for evoking the leisurely lifestyle of an Italian summer, Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club celebrates its place as the best oceanfront dining experience in the Miami Beaches, offering a menu of simple and authentic Mediterranean cuisine from sunrise to sunset, prepared by Executive Chef Antonio Mermolia. Delight in the largest selection of Champagnes in Miami and an exciting mixology program led by Head Bartender Valentino Longo at The Champagne Bar.

On Sundays, Lido’s sun-kissed terrace sets the scene for the La Dolce Vita Brunch with live music and Southern Italian traditions served tableside. The alfresco experience begins with an aperitivo and assortment of charcuterie, cheeses and hand-cut Crudo served family-style. To follow, Chef Mermolia shares his favorite specialty dishes, and for the main, Mediterranean takes on classic brunch fare. The finale, the Dulcis in Fundo dessert room.

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $115.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Celebrate the special bonds and endless memories that mothers and families create, enjoying an alfresco brunch experience featuring authentic Southern Italian cuisine and live music. Enjoy à la carte selections that pair simplicity and stunning ingredients, inspired by featured dishes on our La Dolce Vita Brunch menu. Finish off the afternoon with a selection of sweet confections.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 79 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdiningdiva
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Very disappointing. the menu while varied has no rhyme or reason. Pizza and chilean sea bass? the food preparation was not inspired, not a foodie place. the space is beautiful a great place for ambiance and a drink. $30 for parking, it's a miami hype. the service perfunctory, food average.

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vipBeatrizB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious the Servers were friendly and informative. The venue is Stunning, a picture out of Casa Blanca. My only disappointment is that we were seated, even though I had made reservations a month ahead of time, in the back of the restaurant by the Kitchen exit. It would have been a perfect evening if we didn't feel somewhat isolated from the beauty of the room. That said, I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to going back.

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vipAhaytaian
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my fourth time dining at Lido and it was fabulous, as usual. Ambiance, service and food all outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Terrible service - food took over 1.5 hours to arrive. Also they didn’t Seat us until 30 mins post reservation time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection

JM
vipJimM
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent, authentic, and elegant Italian food. Beautiful out door setting.

RM
vipRichardM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Absolutely terrible experience. I am still amazed how rude the staff at the door was of the four seasons. Did not open the door. Did not welcome us. And instantly told us we had to have a temperature check and then when I told him I was going to Lido restaurant and asked them where to go, they did not say anything other than ‘do you have a reservation’. Focused 100% on prescreening instead of welcoming. It was my worst Fourseasons experience ever and I go to the four seasons all the time. Would never go back!
When we got to the restaurant it was maybe 30% full but they gave us the worst table. I had to ask for a different table. In general I thought the attention to us was minimal at best. The weather was nice but very distracted. It took forever to get our food. I think we were there for 2 1/2 hours. When my wife asked for a side dish of pasta the waiter said he can’t do that. Why can’t you do that? Just charge us whatever you want to charge us but how stupid is it that he couldn’t put a small dish of pasta together? Beautiful restaurant for sure but just terrible service overall

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vipJoeV
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lido is a new name at the Four Seasons but the executive chef is still Antonio who is excellent and creative. The menu is a one pager, however covers a broad range. I had the endive salad, my wife the tuna tartare, both exceptional. We both had pasta as a main, which is unusual, and it was fresh and al dente. The pasta and all the bread I ate did not leave room for dessert, but we left full and happy. If you get a chance, ask for Mario as your server. He is knowledgeable and attentive. All this for a very upscale restaurant at what I consider modest prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The service was actually terrible.

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vipReginaA
Miami
131 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband and I returned here after over a year since the Covid pandemic hit the US. We missed Le Siraneuse and finally decided to try the Lido in its place. We miss the main dining area and understand that the outdoor terrace makes sense during this times. Noted health safety measures in place and liked the social distanced table locations, and my request for preferred table was given to us. While the menu is very limited, we enjoyed our leisure Easter Sunday brunch. The Truffle pizza could use more flavor, as found it a bit bland. I was happy they still have my favorite Gavi di Gavi white wine. For my main entree I ordered the Branzino with grilled zucchini. The Branzino was prepared well and cooked just right, but found the grilled zucchini too overcooked and mushy in texture. The Chilean Sea Bass my husband ordered was perfectly panfried and seasoned with well flavored mash potatoes. Hope you will add seasonal dishes to give us reason to return as we still love this Surfside retro local.

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Shirley
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice Restaurant. Regretfully no parking only Valet at $25.00 for the hour. Just leaves a bad taste after an enjoyable meal.

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vipClaudiaK5
Mexico City
14 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easter Saturday

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing the food and the atmosphere. Gorgeous restaurant

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NickS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and patient.

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vippatticake
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Service was so slow and bad. Food made my husband sick - he was up all night long. My Pasta was $60 a special and horrible food. I asked for Bacardi but they sent Diplomatico that cost twice as much! I sent it back. Will not return. Place is beautiful but the food and service were awful, such a waste of money $$$$.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing dinner, pasta was delicious, every detail is accounted for.

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Food1
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Food was very average. Service was very slow. I will not return!!!

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vipChristina
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Nice break from busy south beach.

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elag
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Very disappointed in every aspect of this restaurant, especially for a Four Seasons supposedly upscale establishment. We had to wait over 1/2 hour to be seated even with a reservation that required a $100 holding charge on our credit card. The Receptionist was rude and indifferent. She Couldn’t care less about us.

Cocktails were expensive and sub par. Our table wobbled and waiter seemed perturbed that we requested they fix it. Took forever to be served our food. We’ve had better tasting food at our local diner for a fraction of the cost.

Asked for a check. It took waiter 20 minutes to bring it to our table. No pen provided to sign credit receipt. Waiter seemed annoyed we asked him to hurry up.

Overall impression was terrible. This is a poorly managed, overpriced low quality establishment masquerading as a upscale place. Warning - stay away!! Don’t go here. Take your business somewhere where they care about their guests.

MJ
vipMargieJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

The food came cold and as we told the waiter nothing was dine

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vipCarliB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The place itself is stunning. The service was good but we felt rushed to order our main course. The food was fresh, but was really lacking in flavor and that "oomph". The live jazz was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time at lunch! All staff goes above and beyond - friendly, thoughtful, great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

We were overcharged by almost $200. When we called the Restaurant after discovering the mistakes on the bill, the receptionist promised that Manager will call us back. No one called us back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

gorgeous but pricey. can’t reserve seats outside.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place ever.

JC
JohnC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere but food was not up to the overall experience. Service was incredible!

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vipAbraham
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Very disappointing. The Carbonara was inedible, we returned it. The Belgian endive salad barely had dressing with large outer leaves. The appetizers were ok. The linguine cacio e zucchine was unassuming. We had to ask for the bread to be brought to the table. The staff's main concern was filling the water glasses to open more bottles. I was even charged for an extra bottle. I was hoping for a better experience, but sadly did not get it!

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vipSusan
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The restaurant caters to their Residential clients first, hotel guests second and then last to outsiders (us). The Champagne Bar room is magnificent, but we waited 1 hour for a table outside. Once we finally sat down, the food was pretty good but not outstanding. We wouldn’t go back.

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vipCharlesD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter and food was clearly 5 star. Thank you for an amazing experience

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Nate
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievably good service. The ambience is phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent on every level

LS
vipLisaS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

I was really looking forward to this reservation and I’m so disappointed in everything about our dinner last night. Skip the four seasons anything and go somewhere else. The service was extremely slow because they were taking care of VIP’s, our burger was ordered medium rare and came out medium well, the lemon sole was a lonely sad piece of fish on a plate and the drinks are over priced and under poured!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant. The service and food are always perfect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food was outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The only problem was the waiting time to be seated even having reservations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love so much

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Disappointing food. If you’re looking for good food than this is not the place. If you’re looking for great service and a perfect ambiance then you should give this a try.

MM
vipMercyMercy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Servers were very nice but were hard to track down. We need to make a request for something 1-3 tomes.

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vipDanetL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were wonderful. The restaurant is beautiful. The Champagne Bar was a treat too.

FAQs

Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club is rated 4.7 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.