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The Drexel, Miami Beach, FL

The Drexel

4.9
4.9
31 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
From the masterminds behind Mandolin Aegean Bistro, The Drexel is a sophisticated yet quaint, modern Mediterranean restaurant in Miami Beach. Named after the iconic street and built on the corner of a historical 1920’s village, The Drexel will transport you to the bygone era of Miami Beach.

Chef Nano Crespo brings his signature rustic, straight forward cooking style to The Drexel. Offering clean flavors from the charcoal grill and wood oven, the menu includes house made pasta and pizza with a heavy emphasis on locally sourced seafood and an entire section dedicated to vegetable dishes. The Drexel also features a uniquely curated wine list with boutique wines from Greece, France, Spain, and Italy. The cocktail list will thrill lovers of libations with favorites like The Drexel Margarita, made with sotol, in-house organic infused agave with fresh citrus, and a toasted coconut salt rim that lets your mind drift off to a beachfront moment.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–7:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 692-0992
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Nano Crespo
  • Private party facilities
    From our years of experience in hosting and dining ourselves, we have hand-selected our menu options to include all of our favorites – ensuring the best possible experience, all served family style. The Drexel accommodates reservations of groups from 10 to 46 people and full buy-outs for lunch and dinner events.
  • Area
    South Beach
  • Cross Street
    Drexel Ave & Espanōla Way
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
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  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Sundowner Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Discover our Happy Hour specials only at The Drexel Bar! Sit back and soak in the ambiance of the bustling and historic Espanola way as the sun goes down. $ 10 WOOD & CHARCOAL APPERTIZERS $ 10 COCKATILS & WINE $ 5 BEER

    Sundowner Happy Hour photo

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Best Overall

  • Miami - Dade

    Mediterranean

  • Miami Beach

    Best Overall

  • Miami Beach

    Mediterranean

31 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty, casual, simple yet sophisticated food in a beautiful organic luxury style setting. Love the decor, ambience that is relaxing yet exciting at the same time. You can hear each other talk and have a conversation. Great attentive service.

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  2. DavidG

    Coastal Georgia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Martina is the best please ask for her.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was fantastic. The food was good; the margaritas, outstanding! Upon arrival, the hostess was completely disorganized. The noise was ridiculously loud and we had a “quiet table”.

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  4. debbie

    Miami

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful to sit outside and enjoy the sites. Tasty food and good service

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  5. LagunaGuy

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute GEM. This was our 4th visit since moving to South Beach.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate here three times during my trip to Miami Beach. Excellent food and our incredible server, Martina, only helped to ensure an enjoyable experience.

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  7. Delicious

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good healthy food. Not cheap but worth it. Outdoor seating available.

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  8. Moravia

    New York City

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service could be improve!, but food presentation NEEDS urgently a change!!! Specially if you are charging more than normal prices! Ex: the Praws were presented in an appetizer plate with a half of lemon 😱

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  9. TravelJET

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, awesome ambiance - thanks again Drexel -

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  10. Clive

    New York City

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner experience. Excellent services. Outstanding foods. Highly recommended.

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  11. Tiffany

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken is not the same . Scramble and sides still excellent

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  12. JeniferP

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a fun setting! The service was warm and attentive.

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  13. Matthew

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated right on time. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Our drinks were promptly refilled and the food was delicious, especially the chicken. It was very busy and despite that everything ran smoothly.

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  14. HankL

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably my favorite restaurant in all of Miami. Highly recommended.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and excellent service! Ambience is stylish and fun, well-designed interior. A little noisy inside but sitting outside was perfect. One of my favorite spots on the Beach.

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  16. DLynn

    Miami

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome repeat experience! Quality food and attentive service. Highly recommend!

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  17. KPC7

    West Palm Beach

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff and very good food. Worth the drive.

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  18. AstridM

    Inactiveville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in this neighborhood, a real gem. We’ve been there a few times now and tried everything on their menus. All delicious, in good portions. Service is always friendly and attentive. Very clean restaurant, well kept. We will come back

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sit outside if you can. Great people watching. We shared a fantastic bottle of Vermentinu, recommended by our waiter, Leo. He gave fantastic suggestions (including a nightcap at Swizzle).

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  20. Jaysac

    Atlanta Metro

    131 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice cozy place. Food was very good and service was outstanding. I would visit it again

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  21. veronicad

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tamara is the best GM on the beach! She makes you feel so welcomed and taken care of. Food is always amazing and drinks are perfect as well! Love the revived vibe of Española way. I’ve lived in Miami since 1993 and it’s great to see it the way it was intended to be once again, beautiful, clean, chic and inviting to walk around.

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  22. ChantalS

    Montreal

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the Best restaurant. Food is very fresh, healthy. Staff is attentive. Definitly going back.

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  23. Thet2guy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service & food. Will definitely be back.

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  24. CJNaples

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely (albeit hot) dinner outdoors at the Drexel. Our goal was for our group of 7 to be able to hear each other (not always easy on South Beach!) while enjoying a great meal. Little did we know, the Drexel also has a fantastic Sunday night family dinner--a whole roasted chicken with amazing fries, a big salad AND 4 glasses of wine. It easily serves 3-4 people and is scrumptious and a bargain. Also, our server kept our water glasses filled--super important in the steamy heat.

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  25. Thebestpromoters

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was expecting much more from this place but it’s no a 100 % bad comment , I like the service because people are very professional there. the food is good especially the lamb chops !!!! Little bit pricey but is a good option !!!!

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  26. NinaF

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my new favorite place in Miami Beach! The service, food and drinks are wonderful . The ambiance is so amazing..

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  27. Nali

    Tampa

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Bridget was fantastic and we had a lovely evening. The margarita pizza was very good and so were our cocktails.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great experience, invited another couple and they to had a wonderful dining experience

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  29. JasonVIP

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute place on Espanola Way. The food was good, drinks were average, and service was subpar. Nothing really stands out that I would put this on my list to revisit.

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  30. DLynn

    Miami

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, ambience and food quality. We had the bean dip, mussels, prawns, roasted eggplant and homemade parpadelle. Will be going back for pizza and other pasta dishes. Highly recommend!

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  31. StephenS

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Isabella was superb as a server and the food was amazing too!

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FAQs

The Drexel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 692-0992.

The Drexel is rated 4.9 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Drexel

1436 Drexel Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4009

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Drexel Ave &amp; Espanōla Way
  • Area
    South Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–7:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Nano Crespo
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (305) 692-0992
  • Private party facilities
    From our years of experience in hosting and dining ourselves, we have hand-selected our menu options to include all of our favorites – ensuring the best possible experience, all served family style. The Drexel accommodates reservations of groups from 10 to 46 people and full buy-outs for lunch and dinner events.
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