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Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill


Name: Jennifer Dertouzos
Occupation: Newlywed and permanent honeymooner
Lives In: Miami, FL 
Restaurant Pick: Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill
Reviewed: Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill on 11/19/12 at 10:00 am

We pulled up to the hotel and were immediately greeted by the valet. We walked through the hotel lobby (beautifully decked out in mid-century modern style), through the garden, and out onto the restaurant deck. We were informed that we could have breakfast poolside or in the garden area, but the deck area was not yet ready for service. I was looking forward to enjoying breakfast by the water, but really didn’t want to eat by the pool. We opted to go back to the garden area. We sat at a cozy little table with comfortably cushioned seats. It is a small space, but The Standard does a great job of setting up the area in such a way that it is not crowded. Our server came over after a few minutes and presented us with the menu. She then asked us what we wanted to drink. I placed my latte order and my husband requested herbal tea. My latte came after a few minutes, but it wasn’t hot. For $5, I was hoping that it would be perfect, but it wasn’t. Bummer. I should have requested another latte, but it was drinkable and I didn’t want to be wasteful. For breakfast, I ordered The Standard Sampler. It came with mini yogurt and granola, mixed fruit, croissant & whole wheat toast. This was almost too much food for me, but it hit the spot. The yogurt was nice and thick, but not too tangy. The granola was toasted, nutty, and sweet with hints of sesame seeds, and the fruit (blackberry, honeydew, watermelon, and orange slice). This dish also comes with your choice of fresh squeezed orange juice or grapefruit juice. I opted for the orange juice. My husband ordered Buttermilk Blueberry pancakes and the Standard egg sandwich. The Blueberry buttermilk pancakes were light. If you took a crepe and inflated it a bit, this is what the pancakes were like. The blueberries in the pancakes were huge, fresh, and juicy. The Standard egg sandwich came with a fried egg, grated cheddar cheese, thick slices of bacon, and a griddled tomato. It was the perfect savory option for breakfast. None of the items on this little sandwich were oily or greasy. It had a great balance of texture and flavors. By the end of the meal, I still had not received my orange juice. I had to remind our server and she quickly provided it for me. The food here is healthier than many breakfast places in Miami or Miami Beach and the ambiance is difficult to beat. The service is good, but sometimes you will have to pay attention to make sure that your server doesn’t forget something. I’m certainly a fan of this place and aside from my own kitchen; this is one of my favorite places to eat in Miami and Miami Beach. The food is consistent and the atmosphere is amazing.

Name: Ron Friedman
Occupation: CPA
Lives In: Plantation, FL 
Restaurant Pick: lll Forks
Reviewed: Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill on 12/4/12 at 7:30 pm

Lido is a restaurant with a priceless view. As long as the weather is good, you will be comfortable. The food and service are average; the prices are high for the quality and portion sizes, (Dinner for 4 was $280, no wine, plus $15 for parking) but the view is spectacular.

Parking should be complimentary.

Name: Mark Prezzemolo 
Occupation: Construction Manager
Lives In: Coral Gables, FL 
Restaurant Pick: Thai Spice
Reviewed: Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill on 1/17/12 at noon

We had to valet park at the hotel and they charged us $10.00 because we were not a member. The hotel was old and a little ran down. We walked through the hotel to the dock which was on the water pass to the pool and outside the spa. The service was good and was much crowed. I was very disappointed with the size of portions and the price they charged. The quality of food was ok, but the mini burgers where cold and not good.

Restaurant Information

Location: The Standard Spa, 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach 
Parking: Valet
Phone: (305) 673-1717
Restaurant Owners: Andre Balazs Properties
Executive Chef: Mark Zeitouni
Pastry Chef: n/a

Type of Cuisine: Inspired by Mediterranean diet, plus lifestyle-healthy, sun-kissed and wholesome. 
Signature Dishes: Mediterranean Branzini, mussels a la plancha, and living lasagna. 
Vegetarian Options: Sprouted grain salad and many more.
Alcohol Served: Yes
Corkage Fee: $25.00
Bottle Limit: $2.00

Restaurant Hours:BreakfastLunchMiddayDinner
Monday7am – 12pm12pm-4pm4pm-6pm6pm-12am
Tuesday7am – 12pm12pm-4pm4pm-6pm6pm-12am
Wednesday7am – 12pm12pm-4pm4pm-6pm6pm-12am
Thursday7am – 12pm12pm-4pm4pm-6pm6pm-12am
Friday7am – 12pm12pm-4pm4pm-6pm6pm-12am
Saturday7am – 12pm12pm-4pm4pm-6pm6pm-12am
Sunday7am – 12pm12pm-4pm4pm-6pm6pm-12am

Meals Served: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Prix Fix Menu: Summer
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: No
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $35.00
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $22.00
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? All
Accept reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: Weekends
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: 1 week

Accommodations for children: No
Dining Style: Patio/grill/spa/bayside
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 150

Accommodate Groups: Yes 
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: Yes
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: No