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Tantra Restaurant & Lounge

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1445 Pennsylvania Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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(305) 672-4765
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Best

For a truly unique experience, give Tantra a shot. Beautiful decor, mood lighting, great food, great music. Such a sexy place. Whoa!!!!! Expensive, but who cares! It's a special o...

Worst

For a restaurant nominated for so many awards, Tantra did not meet our expectations. Our experience began with a 30+ min. wait for a table for 2 even with reservations. We were ...

Very Good Atmosphere 12/7/2011

I like the decor and the food was excellent! more

sensual experience 8/23/2010

For a truly unique experience, give Tantra a shot. Beautiful decor, mood lighting, great food, great music. Such a sexy place. Whoa!!!!! Expensive, but who cares! It's a special occassion place that really sets the mood. Bring a date to impress. It's tops. Service could be better but at least the waiters will try to charm you. Drinks are smoth and sexy. Have a few before the amazing appetizers. Try this sexy spot with someone special. You're in for a really special treat! more

The best food i ever had!!! 5/15/2010

We absolutley loved it! We went with about 10 friends and had a great time. The food was divine and the service was incredible. The wine list and special Tantra's martini list was very nice and so was the service. That made our evening! I would definetely go again! more

Grerat night 5/13/2010

Went to Tantra for dinner on Monday night and had a blast. If you like meat cooked right you will not be disappointed. The drinks were great and our waiter had some great suggestions. He was from England, super nice with no attitude that I have read about here. After dinner the Monday night party kicked off with great music and a packed house. We will be back. Pros: lovely english waiter more

where I proposed 4/10/2009

Real cool spot for a date, but fellas, make sure your pockets are phat. A little over priced. Waiters take a little long for the food to come out. Overall, a really great experience! But too much for this economy. more

Tantra is superb. 4/7/2009

My experience at Tantra Restaurant and Lounge, 1445 Pennsylvania Avenue, was an indulgence which I highly recommend to everyone. Tantra is truly one of Miami Beach's oldest and best dining establishment ... From the foie gras to the out of this world sea bass to the decadent goddes dessert ... My five senses were pleasantly overwhelmed. The beautiful d????cor, international music, and extremely handsome Latino waiter, Tantra is a dining experience that I will enjoy again and again more

Absolutely Amazing!! 4/4/2009

This restaurant, from the moment you walk in, it keeps you in touch with all your senses :) The service is great.. They are very welcoming and knowledgable of their job.. The food is amazing!! They have food from all around the world. So whatever you're craving, they have it! There is so much to choose from! The presentation of the food takes regular fine dining to a whole different level! If you are there to eat and dance, I suggest you come on Mondays.. Monday is the BEST night! The music is great, especially if you're into house music, this is the place to be! But if you are just looking for a relaxing dinner, definitely come on the other days of the week.. This upscale restaurant is relaxing and will definitely have you coming back :) Pros: great food,music & service :) more

great place 4/2/2009

I went to TANTRA because my friend was throwing a party there. I had so much fun and the DJ was great. Nice decor and atmosphere. The drinks were pretty good also. Overall it was a great place, if you are a steak lover, then Tantra should be your top choice. Service is great, the music of good taste and the food fantastic.Best steak in town. Staff friendly and beautiful. The place to be on Monday nights. A liitle bit of a wait to get in but worth it. more

Hot Spot Bad Staff 1/19/2009

What makes Tantra the hottest Spot on Mondays are the Vibe, Music and the People, but the staff is rude and should as mandatory be more polite, the front door guy treats people like nothing, double charge admission price when the house is getting packed, the security are very rude nasty giant creatures, though the servers are nice and also the bartenders. The atmosphere is good and decoration is ok, if they change some of the staff maybe it'd make that better, but the best is that guy playing the platters percussion . I can't mention about food cause I only order vodka martinis which are good!!! Pros: Music, Vibe, People Cons: Rude Very Rude Staff more

an amazing experience to share 7/30/2008

I only have amazing comments about this excellent restaurant that I heard of it before but it was an amazing and unforgettable experience. I went to Miami for my HONEY MOON AND WE WENT TO TANTRA ON A MONDAY NIGHT. We loved the variety of martinis they have, I had a martini specialty of the house called tantric kiss which it was out of control. Then we had a tantra plate which it was a seafood platter beautiful presented and full of flavor and taste. My husband had filet mignon which it was very tender and drizzled with a coffe sauce that gave the filet a different variation. I had sea bass that by far the best one I ever had served with somr spinach and asparagus and it had a lemon caper sauce wow! . Service was excellent, beautiful and polite people, prices are good remember that this is not a taco bell or mac donalds and for a place upscale like tantra prices were good. In conclusion best experience and highly recomended from my side. Pros: excellent place, food, service more

best steak anywhere 5/16/2008

Best steak in town. Staff friendly and beautiful. The place to be on Monday nights. Music is great. A liitle bit of a wait to get in but worth it. more

best monday night we ever had was at tantra 5/4/2008

This place is for the romantic at heart and those with $$$ in there pockets. The atmosphere can't be beat here. The place is swarming with tons of people. The wine list is excellent, the food great, the service is great. We had a great dinner and stayed to party till 5am the best music! it was kinda hard to get a table in the lounge, its like a vip there, with pretty girls. But my boyfriend's friends told a manage that we will get a few bottles of cristal and problam was sold :) Cant wait to go back to miami and monday go to tantra .One of the best places in miami, if not the best !!! more

Over the top evening at Tantra 4/27/2008

I am impressed. I have heard about Tantra over the years but this was my first visit. My only regret is that I waited so long to patronize this place.The food was absolutely amazing. We were a large group and our food was served timely and the food presentations were beautiful, as was the staff I might add. And no pompous attitude either! I had the diver scallop appetizer special and the Lamb Duo entree. Both were exquisitely prepared and delightfully flavored. The rackoflamb was served with a slow braised lamb shank stew seasoned to perfection with a medley of Indian spices. This was the peak experience of my meal. Everyone at our table was raving about their menu choices. The entire experience was exceptional; from the dinner to the dessert, the DJ, the music, the dancing, the atmosphere, etc. Definitely a place I will make a ritual whenever I am in Miami. Well done!! Pros: decor ,service, food Cons: none here more

One of the most over-priced places ever -- mediocre food, mediocre service, and tacky decor 11/1/2007

My husband and I just went to Tantra for his birthday dinner. We go out to eat a lot (we live in NYC and lived in Chicago before that). This restaurant wouldn't survive for 2 weeks in New York! The food was mediocre at best. My tuna tartar entree was so tough that I could barely saw through it and my husband's lobster risotto was literally floating in a greasy pool of butter. We had one cocktail, one glass of wine, 2 appetizers, and 2 entrees. The bill was $238! The service was unprofessional (two separate wait staff came at different times to tell us the specials and take our order; our entrees came out before we finished our appetizers; I ordered a glass of pinot noir and was brought a shiraz; etc. ). The decor was tacky and they put a huge bunch of red balloons in the middle of our table for my husband's birthday. As a result, we couldn't even see each other, so we moved them to another table. As much as we love South Beach...with its many excellent restaurants...we were very disappointed with Tantra on all levels and would not recommend it to anyone. Cons: Food, prices, ambiance more

An utter was of time and money... 6/11/2007

Hostess was so frazzled I find it hard to believe they let her run the door on a busy Monday night. The table we sat at for two was so close to the next that I think my booty grazed another guest?s plate when I was trying to take my seat. Server was great. I hope she makes money there because you can tell that with her poised attitude that she was far better than the other girls prancing around in minuscule skirts and backless shirts. I couldn't even find a thing on the menu that enticed me, which is strange because I frequently dine out, fine dine at that, love tasting new things and am quite adventurous when it comes to food, and I'm in the biz. I know what food and service are supposed to be like... and I must say food was terrible... starting first with the bread which was accompanied by a sun dried tomato dip which I found to absolutely horrible, so much so that I had to, inconspicuously, emit it into my napkin. I remember one of the appetizers which was a goat cheese and tomato something or other, in which I could have done a better job making it at home, the other app escapes me, totally forgettable. My entree was okay... I finally settled on the filet and it was cooked to temperature but nothing amazing in the least. My friend had the sea bass which hadn't an ounce of flavor. We had dessert, but cannot remember what it was other than the edible flowers that were brought with it. I think those were our favorite part. We also drank with dinner and at the end, the damage for two people to have a totally horrible meal was $350. I have not a problem in the least spending money on dining out... but this was such a waste. I'd choose Michy's, Michael's, Table 8 and even Prime 112 over this place any day. And to make matters worse, when we were trying to escape this place, I couldn't even get through to the exit because there were soo many people that we had to fight out way through, blocking any imaginable path to the exit. Take my word for it... NOT WORTH IT! Pros: The decor aesthetically pleasing and our server was good. Cons: Hostess, food, noise, crowd (totally cheesy), table, exit route... shall I continue? more

Great food, excellent house, and quintessential Miami /euro-trash crowd to boot. 4/9/2007

Great food (try the Lamb and Filet) and excellent music (an array of deep, funky, rythmic and fun house mixes). However, on a Monday night, it's a little tough to get in. Coming from LA it was nice to get out and have a meal with that sorta music/scene. But as the crowd wore on, so did our patience. I recommend at least two hits of X to get through this night... Or bail by 2:30. It's a litlle rough after that, but great nonetheless!! Pros: Music, food, dancing!! Cons: Too many people dancing drunk like spring-break fraternity left-overs. more

Best spot to go on Monday Nights! 3/28/2007

House music all night long! What else can I say! Party starts around midnight and goes on until 5 AM. A little hard to get in sometimes without a reservation, so plan ahead and call. more

Great restaurant and night club (Monday night) 12/23/2006

I ate dinner at Tantra last August. It was amazing. I did, however, hear that the restaurant was closed due to a health code violation lately. Regardless, my experience in August was great. I went back in December for bottle service on a Monday night. Got there around 12:30 AM, the place was packed with a great crowd. Told the bouncer we wanted a table with 2-3 bottle (3 guys, 6 girls), he took us in the back door to an awesome table in 5 minutes. The music was great and they had a live bongo play who rocked. The only downside is the bathroom situation. Since the place is small, there are only two toilets for men. Expect to wait 10 minutes every time you go. If you're ready to spend some money and have a big crowd, Tantra on Mondays is a must. Probably not a bad idea to call ahead and reserve a table. Pros: Great crowd, great music, packed Cons: Too few bathrooms more

Expensive but Cool 6/16/2006

My girlfriends and I decided to try this place despite the poor reviews, but we decided to eat some snacks before heading out to save some dough. We got 2 apppetizers and 4 martinis and the total was $120.00! Sooooo expensive!! The food was yummy though. The place itself is really cool and has great decor and ambiance. The martinis are good too, just pricey. If money is no object and youre looking for a sexy vibe, then this is your place!! Pros: Cool vibe Cons: Too pricey more

I hope this is not Miami's idea of fine dining 4/10/2006

I went to Tantra expecting great food since all the local hotels recommended it. What I got instead was a well done Ahi when I ordered it RARE, a $15 martini, a mediocre salad and a pretentious waitress. Not to mention that I couldn't see how bad my food was due to the lack of lighting. Dim lighting is romantic, no lighting = Food Disguising Techniques. BYW: Shoving a menu in a persons face while there are taking is NOT OK. Pros: , pretty people Cons: Waitress, food, lighting more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Dark, mysterious and cozy, with a wall of water, a glass floor, plush dining couches and vaguely Moorish architectural details, Tantra breathes a sensual air. Starters include...

  • 4/18/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Flamingo / Lummus

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