10 Amazing Places To Eat In Fort Lauderdale Worth The Money

Fort Lauderdale is such a great place – I mean, beaches, arts, culture, and events. Not to mention the shopping on Las Olas Boulevard and the gondola rides on the canals.

But you’re not going to enjoy it unless you stop to eat every so often, which is why we’ve been tracking down the best places to grab a bite to eat while you’re there.

10 Amazing Places To Eat In Fort Lauderdale Worth The Money

In this article, we’ll be sharing with you our round-up of the most amazing places to eat in Fort Lauderdale to make your trip one to remember (see also “Amazing Places To Eat In Tallahassee“).

And without further ado, let’s get straight to it!

1. Atmos Immersive Dining

Address: 115 NW 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Now, this has to be seen to be believed – it is an absolute marvel. This is way more than just fancy dining!

It is a completely novel way of dining, something you absolutely have to try first hand at your soonest excuse. Got a big celebration coming while you’re in Fort Lauderdale?

We suggest making your reservation as soon as possible, because you will be kicking yourself if you miss out.

You will be treated to an immersive experience combining innovative gastronomy and the wonders of modern technology…

You will all be seated around a round screen-table (for want of a better word), with dynamic moving video visuals, while the walls behind you also feature dynamic moving video visuals. 

It’s like being in the most futuristic ride you could ever dream of being on, but being expected to eat and drink at the same time.

But please do not be too distracted by all the visuals around you, because the food is just as amazing. They have 5 dining experience menus, namely Passport to Europe, Passport to South America, Cupid’s Course, Brunch in Europe, and Brunch in South America.

Once you’ve been, it’s something that you’ll never, ever forget. We encourage you to check out the videos on YouTube and the other socials. Because our words here simply do not do it justice, honestly.

In fact, we feel bad about the other reviews in this round-up because they all pale in comparison.

2. Gastrotheque

Address: 1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040

Gastrotheque is the dream of chef Aaron, who was raised in the hospitality industry, and has Michelin Star restaurant experience – he even worked in Eleven Madison Park!

He cooks with fresh, local ingredients, and his passion as a foodie is evident in what can only be described as delicious masterpieces.

Gastrotheque serves wonderful appetizers, entrées, sides and desserts, and while the menu options may be few, we believe that you’re bound to enjoy whichever dish you choose. They are luxurious.

They also have an extensive drinks’ menu, complete with cocktails, wines, craft beers, sake, and even champagnes that cost $100 per ounce.

3. S3

Address: 505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

S3 represents Sun, Surf and Sand, which epitomizes the overall vibes of this easy-breezy restaurant, where you can kick back and be waited on, and simply enjoy the company you’re in as you tuck in to some delicious food and drink.

And at the same time, S3 also represents Steak, Seafood, and Sushi. It offers both indoor and oceanfront dining and is all about coastal cuisine. You get all kinds of locally-sourced and seasonal offerings. The results are exquisite.

They’re open seven days a week serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, and you may also be interested in coming along to the Happy Hour Monday through Friday.

4. Steak 954

Address: 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4205

If perhaps you have younger diners in your company, and you want to be sure that you can choose good, old-fashioned American cuisine such as steak done to perfection, then this could be exactly the place you’re looking for.

They are open every day of the week, sometimes for brunch and sometimes for dinner, and they offer both indoor dining, with a gorgeous aquarium, and outdoor dining where you can admire the sweeping oceanfront view and starlit sky.

On the menu, they feature such delights as American Wagyu beef, and fines and spirits from around the world. And for dessert, we strongly recommend the chocolate souffle!

5. Boatyard

Address: 1555 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1701

Situated in the epicenter of the Yachting Capital of the world, Boatyard’s philosophy is “Eat local, be coastal”.

They have a dockside patio lounge with an amazing ocean view, and a seafood centric menu featuring an expansive raw bar cart thanks to the fresh daily catches of local fisherman.

It’s open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. They have dishes such as oysters, crabs, octopus, salmon, and steak as well.

They also have vegan options available and an extensive drinks list, complete with wine, champagne, cocktails and more.

6. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Address: 2525 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305,

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, established in 1965 is now one of the world’s most legendary steak houses, with the first franchise opened in 1977.

As the name suggests, they specialize in steaks. The cuts are of the highest quality beef, hand-selected for thickness and tenderness.

Their steaks and chops are always broiled and seasoned, and they arrive cooked to perfection, sizzling on a 500 degrees plate.

Just as much care and attention also goes into the accompanying side dishes and sauces.

And they also offer seafood, soups and salads, a children’s menu, and even gluten-free, keto-friendly, vegetarian, and low calories menus, and they have indulgent desserts, and handcrafted cocktails.  

7. Mastro’s Ocean Club

Address: 3000 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Mastro’s Restaurants specialize in fine dining, offering the likes of high quality steak and seafood. And this particular restaurant, as implied by its name, and as you may have come to expect situated in Fort Lauderdale, has a seafood centric menu.

You can expect such luxurious menu items as lobster, sushi, and so on. What’s more, they also provide live entertainment at the bar seven nights a week, accompanied by your pick of their eclectic wines and handcrafted cocktails.

It’s important to note that this establishment has a very strict, upscale dress code, and even if you have made reservations, you may get turned away if you are wearing baggy clothes, sleeveless tops, and so on. 

Interestingly, you can also pay by bitcoin if you so wish.

8. Twice Removed

Address: 3301 NE 33rd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-7109

Twice Removed is such a great place for a bite to eat (see also “Amazing Places To Eat In Pensacola“) or a nice meal when you’re in Fort Lauderdale…

They have a happy hour every day between 4 and 6, live music to enjoy every Wednesday, LGBTQ Tuesday, Wino Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, Friyay Friday, Spritz Saturday, and Mimosa Sunday. 

They offer Eclectic American cuisine, which is American and Canadian food with a lot of international influence. Typical menu items include twice cooked wings, twice cooked fries, sliders, poutine, and burgers.

Meanwhile, the desserts are really special, like the Luxardo lava cake, which is a molten mini lava cake, with maraschino cherries and whipped cream!

They also have craft elixirs, craft beer, wine and the most amazing specialty cocktails.

9. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Address: 100 E Las Olas Blvd Ste 3, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

For a world-class fine dining experience, you may wish to try Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, located on the corner of E. Las Olas Boulevard and SE 2nd Avenue.

They serve the likes of oysters, lobster, salmon, steak, and a fancy children’s menu that should please even the pickiest of eaters. There is also a special menu for gluten sensitive customers.

They also have an extensive wine menu, imaginative cocktails, and there is also valet parking and patio seating available.

This restaurant also has a strict dress code, and gym attire is considered inappropriate.

10. The Capital Grille

Address: 2430 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Conveniently located on E Sunrise Blvd, The Capital Grille is known for its critically acclaimed dry-aged steaks and Sommelier-selected wines. They use only the finest, freshest ingredients, masterfully prepared for your enjoyment.

You know they are there to impress when you see their elegant African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers.

They have an extensive menu for both lunch and dinner, with superb menu items available, such as lobster bisque, tomahawk veal chop, lobster mac and cheese and a flourless chocolate espresso cake. 

This restaurant also has a strict dress code, and in order to maintain their refined atmosphere, athletic clothing and bra-style tops are not permitted to be worn.

Wrap Up

And that’s a wrap, people! We sure hope you enjoyed browsing through our round-up of the best places to eat in Fort Lauderdale. 

And although we should be saying they’re all really great options, we have to admit that none of the others can hold a candle to Atmos Dining. We hope you have the chance to check it out.

Bon appétit!

Julia Wright
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