Kaluz Restaurant
Kaluz Restaurant

Kaluz Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kaluzrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9547722209x
  • 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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Kaluz Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
337 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (285)great for outdoor dining (269)special occasion (188)romantic (150)fit for foodies (130)great for lunch (129)neighborhood gem (126)hot spot (109)vibrant bar scene (108)good for groups (108)notable wine list (90)great for brunch (80)late-night find (54)kid-friendly (25)Show More
  • Great Find
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first visit to Kaluz, food was fantastic as was atmosphere. Unfortunately our service by our waitress had a lot to be desired. Once seated we waited forever to place our drink order and it continued throughout the entire dinner; I had to ask for more water several times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great all round
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Took my wife here for her birthday. It was everything i expected. Juan was our server and was very attentive but not pushy. He was great. The cedar salmon was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everyone was Great from the Bartender Lisa to our Server - James .....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    KRLdines
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Kaluz offers one of the best views around and i hadn't even seen it until a friend recommended it to me. With the panoramic windows, the outdoor bar + lounge area, which will be perfect in the cooler months -- I was thoroughly impressed. I ordered the mussels, which were a special, on my visit. While the flavor was wonderful, the mussels were tiny, but nonetheless, it was a wonderful experience and I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Vibe!
    SHIRLEYVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was the first time we had eaten at Kaluz. Good Food, Wonderful Ambience, Great Service, All the ingredients for a great restaurant and a special night out. We ate outdoors which was very scenic and after dinner had drinks in their lounge area which was super comfortable! Loved it! The indoor area of the restaurant is beautiful too. A fantastic addition to the FT. Lauderdale Restaurant Scene!!!! We will recommend this restaurant to our friends and WE WILL RETURN!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than Ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Kaluz appears to have had growing pains but it has matured into a fine dining experience! So much better than it ever was! The service was flawless. The food was perfectly prepared and the presentations was special! I suggest that everyone who ever had a not perfect experience revisit Kaluz! I now consider this a favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful experience
    wonderful
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    all served lovely, service impeccable , will go back asap.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Kaluz was recommended by a friend and we weren't disappointed. The view is wonderful. Food was great and so was the service. We went for lunch on a Sunday so it was fairly quiet. We (group of 4) will definitely be going back. All 4 of us were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    Foodie14
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is absolutely delicious and the service is top notch! The scallops pomegranate is a must have!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Kaluz is a total gem. We had a table right by the water, which was just beautiful, with plenty of gorgeous boats moving by. Our waiter was extremely attentive and provided wonderful suggestions for all of the food choices and wine. The food came out promptly, beautifully and delicious!! The ahi tuna on the Quinoa salad was amazing as well as the Sea Bass. My husband had the ribs (he is soooo picky) and they were a huge hit. We will be back again (this was our 2nd time)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food poor server/manager
    fitmaster
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Kaluz was recommended by our friend from our BMW dealer. There were four of us and the food was great except for I had ordered my entree. The server seems very rough compared to other servers that we observed. Asked for sample of drink. A TINY DROP was brought where it was impossible to sample. Charge for the sample if necc.. The server took the dripping wet napkin and reused it for fresh drinks? Never in my years of dining I have seen this happened. We were all shocked. We requested fresh napkins and the server attitude became worst. We brought our experience to the Manager's attention and he really didn't care, said she was one of the best servers. Food and other staff were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    foodie2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything was great about this dining experience from the food, service, location, and drinks. I highly recommend it for outdoor dining too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as usual
    SharonVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner was amazing! The food tasted great, the atmosphere is festive, and this is just a gem of a place. I would recommend coming here any night of the week. We always have a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't be beat
    Cherryies2
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is an awesome place for play or for a fun gathering of friends. Food is consistently good. Service is top notch and views that can't be beat! The guacamole was fantastic and homemade. The Sea Bass is crisp on the outside and delicately cooked on the inside. Yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    food and service were terrific, especially the service.. Definitely good place to go to..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food greet. Service not up to par
    FLLdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Love the food and view. Service not as good this time. They forgot our Guacamole appetizer. Had to ask for water, club soda and tea. Seemed like server had too much going on. Blue Crab salad was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view But
    Nikki
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Can't beat the view just south of Commerical bridge, on the SW corner. Out door bar and seating. We're they allow small dogs. Inside bar and tables . Look up they have Beehive chandlers very big. Menu has it all but I believe the only good thing is their Shtimp Cago, & their burgers.Setvice at tables very good Outside bar not so good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or Miss
    ppetrullo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The outdoor seating area was lovely once the sun went down, and the service was more than adequate, which is was to be expected at this price point and location. Things were going well until the coconut shrimp arrived. The mango compote was delicious, the shrimp tasted of burned oil. They were practically inedible without a healthy does of mango to mask the taste. I ordered the cheeseburger for my main. Unlike the shrimp, it was executed well, perfect medium rare, but lacked inspiration. It came on a sad soggy bun with some shredded lettuce and a barely ripe tomato slice. The only saving grace was the salmon. The cedar plank salmon was outstanding. Smokey and savory. The asparagus was cooked perfectly with a nice crunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luckylady
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been to Kaluz @ least a dozen times, lunch and dinner and we have always been satisfied. My favorite is the flat bread and in season the Mussels
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great meal
    Cherryies2
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Once again I have enjoyed a wonderful meal with friends who had never been here. They were very impressed with the location and the food. I knew it was a place they would enjoy. The meal portions are large and we all left with those nice bags with good food. There were 5 of us and the service was top notch. Recommendations were made for appetizers and the main course. The Sea Bass was a special, and very good. Crab cakes were ordered and were large and full of crabmeat. To finish, the Bread Pudding and Brownie were ordered. Each was excellent. It was a great meal and I look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience.
    Jerseyinthehouse
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went to Kaluz on a recommendation from two friends. We were taken to a table in their patio area. The view was of the intercoastal was spectacular. The restaurant also had very nice landscaping which included palm trees and other tropical plants. The outdoor bar looked like a great place to have drinks. We each selected a different entree... Pork chop, crab cake, Chilean sea bass, and a hamburger platter. All were delicious! They had a great selection of wines and cocktails. I enjoyed the prickly pear martini. The inside of the restaurant was extremely nice as well. There was a large bar that would be a great place to have drinks before or after dinner. Great bathrooms too. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterside dining, quality food
    Muttley1975
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Visited with business associates on 8/10/14. We were looking for a restaurant on the water, but that wasn't a tourist trap or chain restaurant. Kaluz was the perfect spot. The menu was a mix of surf and turf, but the quality of ingredients and presentation were top-notch. The outdoor dining was a little loud due to a large party behind us, so experiences may vary. Service was good, but not exceptional, likely due to it being a slow Sunday night. The prices are a little on the high side, but at a place like Kaluz, you're paying for what you don't get: the same old dinner you could get inside the same interior space at a chain eatery.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    If you like Houston's, you are sure to love Kaluz. Atmosphere is amazing, menu and food are great! Service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Double Take
    SweetTooth
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was my second visit in 2 weeks. Same delightful and satisfying experience. This time I saved room for desert! The salted caramel brownie was decadent and well worth the calories. Will I go return to Kaluz? Absolutely, without a doubt!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AuntLindas07
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    FANTASTIC PLACE....I HAVE TOLD FACEBOOK ABOUT YOU!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our party of 4 had never been here......we loved all of the food from appetizer to desert...all were excellent. Services was very good and we were served quickly. Beautiful decor...a little noisy inside.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with a fantastic view of the water! Interesting and diverse menu with something for everyone! Food was tasty, excellent presentation and nice sized portions. I would highly recommend Kaluz
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice!!
    EatandEnjoy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I took my wife there for our first year anniversary, we wanted to do something nice, but not break the bank because we have an infant at home. Dining isn't high on our priorities list, but it was our Anniversary so we wanted it to be special. Kalisz was perfect - very nice and clean , the view was great, the food was great. It turned out to be a nice night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch was wonderful
    JtropicsVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It seemed as if our waiter may have been new, but service was excellent none-the-less. Food was, as always, delicious. Perfect view, right on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KonaDave
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I've been to KALUZ many times and will continue to return. The food, atmosphere and service is always great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Dessert
    DineOut365
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was awesome as well as the ambiance. The best dessert I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I have been waiting to try this restaurant and finally did. I must say it was a bit disappointing. We had great seating with a spectacular view. The service and food was mediocre. I was expecting an amazing meal but did not get it (bland). The lighting was poor; could barely see the menu. I would try it again but not for dinner. Lunch outside might be better. Not writing it off just yet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    MyleneVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The decor in this place is great! The food was amazing! The service was great as well! I love the fact that it is on the water so the view is nice. I had the crab cakes, they were great! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the nicest on the water
    Oneofthels
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We live going to Kaluz. We just discovered the outside bar and dining area and will definitely dine outside on our next visit. Ambience in/out are amazing. Menu is adequate and the dishes prepared to perfection! Huge wine selection to satisfy the most discerning palette. If you're looking for a great meal and night on the town, this is the spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very impressed
    Adammiami
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Will be returning. Excellent food and the view was to die for. Love the docks for boats.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    GLENDa
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    once again i enjoyed my evening-i entertained w 2 kaluz and they also enjoyed-i did think that a $15.00 charge 4 a martini-straight up was way out of line-was concerned about that-and i also thought $6.00 4 a baked potato went over the line PLEASE SHARE WITH RESTAURANT
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as usual!
    Chuckeroo
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Fine restaurant. Been there many times before & never disappointed. Shrimp-cargot imaginative. Tuna tartare, excellent. Lamb burger tasty & juicy. Filet mignon a bit sinuey. Key lime pie, excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place was outstanding!
    Armando
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Unbelievable food quality and service. Worth the trip from anywhere in South FL.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very pleasant experience
    OpenTableUser
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great menu and food with outstanding service. This is added to our must-go-to list when we are in Ft Lauderdale. We also loved the waterfront view and the contemporary ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BikeLady
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great place. It was especially fun being at the dock, watching the valet parking park the yachts as they arrived on the Intracoastal. Oh, and the food was great and the service wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate