Kaluz Restaurant
Kaluz Restaurant

Kaluz Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kaluzrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (954) 772-2209
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11;30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm- 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Knapik II
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Commercial & Intracoastal Waterway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking Only
A word from Kaluz Restaurant
Enjoy Modern American dining and spectacular waterfront views from our elegant dining room or from our more casual patio and patio bar.
Watch us cook in our display kitchen featuring a wood-burning grill.
We offer a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and wood-fire grilled steaks and seafood.
Our wine list has over 130 selections with 30 wines by the glass
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Kaluz Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
305 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (256)great for outdoor dining (240)special occasion (170)romantic (145)fit for foodies (138)hot spot (127)good for groups (119)neighborhood gem (116)vibrant bar scene (96)great for lunch (90)notable wine list (78)great for brunch (60)late-night find (46)kid-friendly (19)Show More
  • Great afternoon Brunch
    ScottinaboatVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Always a great venue for a meal with professional service and excellent food. The views of the ICW are fantastic. Always a favorite, had the beet salad with the Lamb Burger, both highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This is a wonderful place to dine, I went there for my wife's Bday and she was amazed. The bar tender NiKI was so wonderful. She took the time to introduced us to different wine types. She told us about the food menu in details and told us on which wine to pair our steak with. Niki is a valuable asset to Kaluz. Overall it was a great experience and we can't wait to visit them again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter was great - Dave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food and service were great! Noise level made it difficult to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jackrose
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I love the food and the service is excellent as well as the atmosphere. The noice level is energetic but a bit loud as to have a conversation with your table. We sat in the back and it was a little hard to hear each other. I and my friend are not hard of hearing in our 30's. However if I would bribg my dad anbd mom there conversation would be hard to hear for them and they are not hard of hearing either. But my mom and I would probably do or try to converse while dad would not be getting into the conversation. Tokyo Blue is terrible with the noice and my dad said we would not be going back there, We frequent the high end restaurants when they are in town 6 months out of the year. So yes energetic but yet loud. Thank you very much and I will definitely be back:) Jackie Renick
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kaluz kills it each time!
    JBlakeVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Service is spot on - informative, personal and magically balanced on the line of attentive & available and yet not lurking or intrusive. We requested a table by the water via OpenTable reservation and had the best set in the house! Delicious food with attention to detail and masters of specialty cocktails. Delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This is my third time at Kaluz and i'm still very impressed with the place. Great service, nice romantic atmostphere, great outdoor dining experience. Food is pretty good. great Appetizers.Would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome restauarnt
    Flkess
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    This was my first visit and will definitely be back. Portions are quite large so do not over order (we did) But, everything we had was very good. Service was excellent and our server knew the menu extensively. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful location
    Sandim25VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    All but o nein our party thought the food was excellent. He commented that the planked salmon was not well seasoned. Some minor glitches in my food as ordered and errors on the bills. Bill can run high, so it would be more of a special night out for us. My husband had club soda the ahi tartar. We shared a Caesar salad. I had a glass of wine and the sea bass (the special) which he helped me finish. We shared a dessert. So, for one glass of wine, one app, one entrée, one salad and one dessert the bill was about $60pp. definitely special occasion dining for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Location can't fail, but the kitchen and servers can fail. It's now "season" and the place is filled to capacity. Acoustically the space is loud and difficult to carry on a conversation inside. It took three requests to get a glass of ice. Our entree came out wrong..it was missing a topping and not cooked as requested. It had to be sent back. One side dish was forgotten..we cancelled it. Advance reservations were made and we had a table, not a good one, with adequate space or scenic view. There are many other great Fort Lauderdale restaurants, so we'll avoid this one - especially weekends. Too crazy and they don't handle it well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Still Good
    DemandingMaxVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Have been dining here since their opening. Consistently good food, prepared well, and delivered quickly, even during peak evening hours. Diverse crowd, from locals to tourists. The outdoor dining area is always packed, as is the bar, one cannot request an outside table on Opentable, approximate wait of 45 minutes upon arrival. Try their fish dishes, they are my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ever
    liita
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Everything was perfect except my meals arrive at the table 10 min. after all the others plates of the party. Server was kind enough to not charge my plate on the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot - terrible food and service
    JWFTLAUD
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    With such a beautiful setting, one wishes the food was at par, but unfortunately it is not. The food is simply very bland and poor menu choices. A wannabe Houstons but out of their leave. Service needs help as well - very slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great night out
    Thanksillhaveanother
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Enjoyed every minute from the decor to the scenic view while dining. Food & spirits right on the mark .I Recommend this for a great night out .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sergio
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Super spot,Food was good,portion too big,service excellent,best on the intercoastal Finally competion for Houston
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant, great location
    Reidarkj
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The restaurant provides excellent food, great scenery and good service. High standard and relatively reasonable prices, the location, food and scenery considered. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner review
    Pillsplusman
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Absolutely would be there again My 5th time at your place Uncountable beautiful women Nothing poor to say NOTHING
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy diners
    Internationaltraveller
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Rain, but no matter, we sat outside undercover, and thoroughly enjoyed the fresh air, and sometimes rain. Certainly did not affect our food or the service, which came upto it's usual standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    sportzVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Went for brunch. Very limited brunch menue. Won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    U took my wife there for a surprise dinner. This place surprised me, I was very impressed with the food, service, and decor. This will be a new hot spot for me.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way above what we expected
    Celebration
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I stumbled on to this restaurant and decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary there, we were not disappointed. From the greeting through to the meal we were treated amazing. The meal was plentiful, presentation was great and service was impeccable. I do suggest you make your reservation a few days in advance, we decided on a early dinner at 6:00pm and was seated immediately outside. The view is to die for. The perfect evening and anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very. Relaxing
    annmarieVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I enjoy the view and the service was nice. The food was o,
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always consistant!
    Ladydibythesea
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food is always excellent, the view is outrageous, the service is great, it is one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. I love taking out of town guests there, they are always impressed. The restaurant is beautiful and comfortable, a little noisy, but everything else makes the noise level tolerable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night on the town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I especially love sitting out in the patio. Great atmosphere for a few friends. I was referred to the restaurant by a friend and native of the city. I would definitely visit Kaluz again when in Ft. Lauderdale
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    If you want to visit a local restaurant for a great meal, whether a sandwich or full dinner, this is the place. Great view, great service and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EVERYTHING JUST WONDERFUL!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We keep coming back. Whether you sit inside or outside always a great crowd, nice looking people
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful interior
    JimW
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Beautiful new place on the water with outdoor dining. Very upscale feel and look. Did the "tapas" thing by ordering three appetizers and a nice wine. Would repeat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 4 special & any occasion!
    Cris
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food, great service, beautiful view!1 of best bread puddings of Brwrd n dade cty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience !!
    JakeAje
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Must try the shrimp cargot - unique & delicious. I'll have that again & again. Our server Christopher helped make the whole evening special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining with a view
    Pandaguy
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We live in Miami so we do dine in Ft Lauderdale we hope for a great experience. Kaluz was Recomended by some friends. It was everything they raves about. The food, the service , the view . It all comes together seamlessly. Between 4 of us we split appetizers and small plates. The most note worthy wa the Truffle Lobster Mac. The perfect blend of taste and texture, that could be dinner entree by itself. The banana cake dessert was outrageously delicious. Definitely be back there soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Light Bites
    WiltonFrankVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Although I am not a big fan of the dinner menu at Kaluz, their lighter fare and incredible waterside location make for a very nice Light Dining Experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consisitent
    food4funVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Kaluz has very good food and excellent service. Combined with the location right on the water, its a great dining experience. Definitely a must try! Love the thai noodle salad and the bread pudding with grand marnier.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allison
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    “Shared appetizers, shared desserts -- GREAT service!” We met with friends to have our first dinner at Kaluz. Our server was Adam, and he was perfectly attentive without being smothering. We each ordered an appetizer: smoked salmon dip, calamari dish, flatbread with Italian sausage, onions and peppers, and truffled lobster mac and cheese. All were generous servings, beautifully presented, and delicious. After that, we shared 2 desserts: sea salt caramel brownie and bread pudding. We ooh-ed and aaah-ed and licked our spoons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome views
    HeatChickVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Had lunch with a relative from NY. Food was outstanding and service was great! The restaurant is beautiful and the view is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Vibes!
    LocalLady
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had reservations and were seated promptly. Every staff member was friendly...not just our waiter. The valet staff, greeters at the door were friendly. The beautiful waterfront scenery was awesome and the food was very tasty and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Resturaunt
    GOLFLADYVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My husband and I make a point of going to Kaluz , with our friends and alone. The manager has a good Handle on the staff, the food and is on top of everything. We had a lovely waitress named Ashley, very Attentive and was very knowledgeable on the wine list .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Always
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We've been here many many times and nothing changes -- same consistent good quality food (and we've tried just about everything on the menu by now) and the outside is quieter than inside and you can watch the boats on the intercoastal coming and going in a relaxed atmosphere. Servers both inside and out are friendly yet professional and know their menu well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food...
    JoannaVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Overall our dining experience was good. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was nice. My only complaint was we were a party of 4 and our youngest (8) food came out 16 minutes after ours as the server put in the wrong order. She then ate most of our food and when hers came out was no longer hungry. I would suggest in future the restaurant at least leaves the side items (French fries) if they get the order incorrect. The quinoa/kale salad was amazing as was the lamb burger. The duck confit was fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par
    PELLY
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Have been here many times,first time that we have been let down.Two people ordered the fish specialChielian sea bass($42.00) On ewas under cooked and half the size of the other.Two people ordered pork chops they were stated tobe 8oz.each not even close.We went on a Sat.night.that was a mistake they had 225 reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • way2live
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent food and service...great for gluten-free choices and a beautiful water view
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Consistently high quality food. Service on this occasion was a bit sketchy but that happens in all establishments.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.