Indigo Restaurant
Indigo Restaurant

Indigo Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.riversidehotel.com/
  • Phone: 9544670045
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST: 6:30am - 11:30am
    LUNCH: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Toby Joseph
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Wine Room is an elegant private dining room surrounded by our 4,000 bottle wine collection. Can accommodate groups up to 30. The room is equipped with the state of the art audio visual equipment, ideal for corporate events and meetings.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachel Abrams 9543770954
  • Entertainment: Live music every Thursday thru Saturday Night and Sunday Brunch!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South East 8th Ave
  • Public Transit: Yes
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Please use either the Hotel Valet or Garage parking. When validated in the Indigo Restaurant both are only $4 per car.
A word from Indigo Restaurant
Great Indoor and Outdoor Dining that features American Classic Cuisine from Chef Toby Joseph. Great cocktails and wine selections and live entertainment on Thursday thru Sunday. A Fort Lauderdale signature and huge local hangout. Fresh seafood and steaks as well many other signature dishes. Great for romance and family fun!
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Indigo Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)good for groups (2)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • HOT NIGHT WITH POOR SERVICE
    CAROLVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    SEATING OUTSIDE NEXT TO THE ENTERTAINMENT WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO START AT 8 PROVED TO BE A DISASTER. THE ENTERTAINMENT DID NOT START UNTIL 9 AS THE ENTERTAINER SOCIALIZED WITH PATRONS FOR CLOSE TO 1 HOUR AFTER ARRIVING. WE WAITED ALMOST 40 MINUTES TO PAY OUR CHECK. BAD ALL AROUND....
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent food and atmosphere. The music was good. Our server could have been a little nicer in the beginning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 74 reviews are from the Indigo Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Mothers Day Btunch
    Leftlisa
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We hada lovely time on Mothers' Day. The food was good and the prices very reasonable compared to other Las Olas restaurants. Service was kind of slow; many bus boys, few waiters.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Table Reservation Refusal
    Mike
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    They would not honor the Open table reservation and we had to wait for a table.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was a great experience
    UPSETVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I havent been to Indigo in over 8 years since I moved away from South Florida but when I was there for a weekend I went for Sunday Brunch with friends and it was as good as it always was. EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch on Los Olas not for gourmets
    MoniqueiciVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    While Indigo does a nice breakfast, it lacks any finesse. The best thing is that the terrace is so dog friendly. That's why I return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice location, just "okay" food
    RonnieG
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The location is wonderful (outdoor tables right on Las Olas), but the food was "okay" at best. Routine stuff, generally bland, lacking the flavor excitements of Indigo, which was the prior incarnation of this hotel restaurant. Service was good.
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  • Wish we had eaten outside
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Have been to Indigo several times. Food was excellent. We had lemon crusted salmon and it was perfect and very fresh. We sat at an inside table and wished we had asked for one outside on the sidewalk.. We kept looking outside at all the activity. Our server was pleasant but brand new and and not yet sure of what she was doing. I would definitely go there again because the quality of the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Evening Out
    EFSFL
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a pleasant place to eat before the opera at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. We took an outside table on a mild evening and had very good service and a good meal. While the food may not be gourmet, it was more than adequate and the entire experience was very nice. We would come to Indigo again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Indigo keeps serving good quality
    MoniqueiciVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    I like Indigo. Los Olas needs a pet-friendly environment and a restaurant with good food. Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    SLLW
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We were disappointed in Indigo. Our all-time favorite restaurant - the Grille Room - was next door in the same hotel, until it was closed about 5 years ago. So we thought we would try Indigo in hopes that some of the 5-star qualities of the Grille Room rubbed off on Indigo. It didn't. Limited menu, bland, over-salted food (from Sysco?), in-attentive wait staff, served food across diners; dreary dated decor - nothing nice to say about our experience there.We will not return.
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  • A perfect night
    MarciaVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We made a last-minute decision to have dinner at Indigo.. We could not have been happier with her decision. The food was delicious, the energy was great, service was perfect and just watching people walk up and down the street was entertaining. They had music playing outside and fortunately we were far enough away that we could enjoy it without it being too loud. We had friends with us from out-of-town and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable outdoor dining on
    SueBee
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Enjoyable outdoor dining on Las Olas. Service and food were both great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Service, Mediocre Food
    Dann
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Three of us went here for brunch. There was a general air of confusion (by the maitre d', the lady who seats people, and the waiter). It took 15 minutes from the time we were seated until the waiter came over to the table the first time to take our drink orders. Drinks were delivered 10 minutes later, one by one from the bar (instead of all three on a tray), being held by the waiter near the rim of the glass (a pet peeve of mine) . Throughout the meal, we were never offered coffee or water. The food was delivered in a timely manner and was okay: nothing special but adequate. Noise level was a bit high. Overall, not a pleasant experience, and not worth returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perhaps Just A Bad Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Indifferent, inattentive and unbelievably slow service spoiled our dining experience. Seemed that most guests were doing more drinking than eating, but even bar service was slow. Very nice location right in the center of LasOlas, but not a good experience for our party.
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  • My friends and I had a wonderful
    Somer
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    My friends and I had a wonderful evening. The dining room was quiet on a Wednesday night making it perfect for us to be able to talk and catch up with our lives
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    SatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We ordered the skirt steak. It was very flavorful and cooked to perfection! They had a man singing and it was a treat that his 2 daughters showed up and also sang for us. They sang all types of music from oldies, motown to todays hits! I would definitely go back there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    HowardVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Whatever happened to the indonesian flavor of this restaurant? This is just a standard hotel restaurant now....the mussels appetizer was good, but the broth almost tasteless. My skirt steak entree was good, but could have ordered it anywhere. The brownie sundae dessert was very good, but again....it was a brownie...nothing inspired here...service was very good, ambiance tired...fine if you're staying at Riverside Hotel, but otherwise, stick to breakfasts here and maybe lunch.
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  • Labor Day weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    The service was excellent!! The atmosphere vibrant and the food was exceptional!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still delicious
    BoopianVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Since the Grill Room is long gone from the Riverside hotel, this standby is still a great option. Great salmon and burgers on our recent trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible country music!!!
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We ate early (6pm) and there wasn't anyone in the restaurant. The music was HORRIBLE and way too loud! If it had a "country" ambiance, I would understand. The décor was circa 1970 and the food matched. Sorry, but I'd never go back.
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  • Great people watching
    Fisherman
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Excellent spot on Las Olas Boulevard for good food and great people watching.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot on Las Olas
    MikeFTL
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    We always enjoy coming here for brunch. Have been here several times and it is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a Sunday morning catching up with friends and/or just people watching. Ambiance is delightful. Food is good and service always friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We sat outside and had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    We sat outside and had a wonderful lunch. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We had our wedding reception at The Riverside Hotel so this location is special to us. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service, OK Food
    DebQRealtorVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    The service was poor. We sat with empty water and cocktail glasses multiple times throughout brunch. The food was OK, nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great location!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We truly enjoyed our dinner at Indigo. We sat on the sidewalk, which I highly recommend! Honestly, I could sit there all night listening to the fabulous live music and people watching. The food was fantastic. That being said, early on our server was very attentive. However, after our plates were dropped off...our waiter disappeared! Like I said, I could have sat here all night....but we found it odd that he didn't come back again until we flagged him down for the check; not even to ask us how our food was! It was busy, but there were still some open tables. And people walking off the street appeared to have a very short wait, so I'm not sure what the holdup was. Again, we really enjoyed our dinner and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the lively music, good
    TTLBLVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Loved the lively music, good food and wonderful service. Great evening of fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Booked for Easter Brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Booked for Easter Brunch. Was not what I had hoped. Food was okay with the limited menu. Venue was extremely loud due to poor decor. Waitstaff was shorthanded and our waiter was always in a rush. He never even checked on us after food was served. Off the list as there are several other choices close by. As a local I do not expect tourist treatment.
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  • Check out other dining options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    I honestly don't write reviews very often but felt compelled to do so after our visit to Indigo. My wife and I dine off Los Olas every year in Match as we take a family vacation every year here in Ft Lauderdale. That being said we have had some really great meals and didn't mind paying 100 dollars plus for the occasion. On this occasion we did . . We arrived at Indigo and were immediately seated. There was basically very few people there. The server seamed uninspired and kind of went throughout the motions (obligitorily polite) . Menu was scaled down from online menu and prices were higher. We order over priced Mohitos . Took 40 minutes for our food to arrive. Food was ok, but over priced. Advise checking out the other fantastic resteraunts
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  • Have stayed at Riverside Hotel
    Desertgam
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    Have stayed at Riverside Hotel several times and eaten at their Indigo restaurant multiple times. I would say food is above average, fish was really tasty. Oatmeal for breakfast, not so much. Wasn't hot and too soupy. Outdoor dining is nice ..good people watching but street noise can be an issue. The wait staff is very nice and accommodating. Prices are reasonable...would recommend.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I have eaten
    Desertgam
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    My husband and I have eaten at this restaurant several times when visiting Ft. Lauderdale on business. I had two fish entrees this time and both were delicious - even though one selection was farmed rather than wild caught - which I usually won't eat. The atmosphere is very pleasant and staff friendly and will accommodate some substitutions on the menu. Especially recommend the outdoor dining which is facing Las Olas Blvd and can be interesting people watching.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good and the
    Betti
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    The food was good and the service very good but the room was like a breakfast room not a dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Embarrassed that I brought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Embarrassed that I brought friends for questionable food...they were very kind and concerned when I sent back the chicken lettuce wraps, and another at the table could not eat the very hard roll on a sandwich. Staff was helpful and friendly.
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  • It was my second time back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It was my second time back there. The first time i had a birthday day dinner party for a friend and the second time i went for Valentine's day. Both times did not disappoint. The restaurant is a nice combination of romantic yet laid back enough to dine without a reservation. The food was great, the service was good we had our dinner within 10 minutes of ordering. Overall experience was great; looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall the food was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Overall the food was great. The bacon mac and cheese and calamari were fantastic. The Sea Bass was excellent. Steak was slightly overcooked but it could have been that it was sitting in kitchen too long before it was brought out. Service was a little slow but the waiter was very friendly and pleasant. Possibly the kitchen and bar may have been backed up due to it was a weekend. Excellent food, I would definitely go back. This would not be a place to go if you are in a rush.
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  • Service, from greeting to
    bmwgator
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Service, from greeting to end of dinner, was great. Waiter was wonderful. Menu was good; had a steak that was not cooked correctly and the fact that I dont like olive loaf bread were only "problems". Waiter offered to correct and was very caring, so no issue.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was good enough that I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    It was good enough that I probably would returned but was disappointed in the service and the fact we didn't get seated until 40 minutes after our reservation.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Great Dining Experience
    TTLBLVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Have had lunch at Indigo with the ladies before theater many times. Decided to try dinner. Just as good as lunch. Loved the salmon with Artichoke sauce. Cooked to perfection ...soooo delicious. The chopped salad was very good as well. The music was great. We were not sure at first whether we were hearing live music or recordings. We look forward to returning for great food, fair prices, and wonderful entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • there was hardly anyone there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    there was hardly anyone there which didn't bother us since we were there intentionally for a pre-theater dinner, but the server was less than attentive. she took our drink order and about 15-20 mins later would show up with them. after we ordered our dinner, we didn't see her for 45 mins when we began to worry we would only have 20 mins to eat our dinner and have to run to the theater. definitely not a place to go if you want to be waited on. especially when there's no one else there, by the time we left there were 4 other tables where we were sitting outside and only a few tables inside. their excuse was that they were setting up for a large party of 20 inside. all this and the food was exceptional. please work on training the staff
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Good food but service declined
    NormVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Good food but service declined as place became busy-they need more waiters-had to ask 3 times to get the bill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate