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PL8 kitchen
PL8 kitchen
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  • Address:
    210 SW 2nd Street
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
    Neighborhood:
    Fort Lauderdale
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

PL8 kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.PL8kitchen.com
  • Phone: (954) 524-1818
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00am,
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW 3rd Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking Tuesday - Saturday for lunch & dinner on corner of 2nd St. & 2nd Ave., numerous public lots surround the restaurant.
A word from PL8 kitchen
PL8 kitchen is a downtown local eatery in a cozy hip setting offering a menu of globally inspired food served in appetizer sized portions meant to be shared. The food is complimented by a craft beer list, fresh fruit muddled cocktails and an extensive wine by the glass menu.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Would have been great if they were still in business."
    Dined on 9/8/2012
  • "Server Adela was very personable and kind. She offered a lot of suggestions and was very attentive. Try the sliders and the Frenchie pizza. Phenomenal!"
    Dined on 9/2/2012
  • "Great tapas! With a large group, it was fun trying so many new types of food. The butternut squash purses and the flatbreads were some of my favorites, but everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "I was expecting more - and PL8 Kitchen could be so much more. Instead, pedestrian, uncoordinated service, and "meh" food. Step it up!"
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "Second time dinning there. Had the chorizo, short rib & veal meatballs, the burratta capresse salad w/ arugula and finished with a wonderful breakfast style pizza called Sunny Side Up. Portions were perfect for the two of us and service was pleasant as before. Will make PL8 a stop on our dinning rotation."
    Dined on 8/10/2012
  • "I was happy with the new items on the menu but also missed seeing the portobello mushroom sliders! Daily special mac and cheese casserole was delcious!"
    Dined on 7/30/2012
  • "This is a great place to go with friends! We each order a couple plates and then share everything and you get to try a little bit of everything. They change up the menu and there is always an excellent selection!"
    Dined on 7/21/2012
  • "We have been to PL8 three times. Servers here are poorly trained and add no value to the dining experience. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 7/19/2012
  • "not really good idea for 6 people --- don't know how much to order.....i left still hungry"
    Dined on 7/15/2012
  • "The goat cheese croquettes were the find of the menu from my POV, but my compadres felt the mac-n-cheese and chicken tacos were excellent. My POV on the croquettes is that they have to be served hot so that the cheese retains its soft, creamy consistency. These were, and they were the bomb."
    Dined on 7/14/2012
  • "Nice change of pace menu. Tempts you to try different dishes and all were done very well. Attentive and knowledgeable staff."
    Dined on 7/7/2012
  • "We had been customers of the Himmarshee Grill for many years, before they changed to PL8. We have been very disappointed with their new concept, not caring for the menu nor the service. We decided to give them one more try, and we are glad that we did. The menu has changed for the better, incorporating some of their previous delightful dishes, along with some new and innovative plates. Their pizzas are a good choice, and they finally have added a few more salads, although some roasted vegetable choices would be a welcome addition. Our waitress was excellent, and she informed us that there were some additional revisions to the menu upcoming. Hopefully this is a precursor to new and enjoyable experiences here, in a desert of decent dining"
    Dined on 6/22/2012
  • "food and service excellent. Perhaps the dishes could come out a little slower from the kitchen. Everything comes oit at once and makes for a rather fast dinner."
    Dined on 6/20/2012
  • "Great place as they specialize in small plates. Great to share with friends."
    Dined on 6/18/2012
  • "Great for a pre-theatre dinner before seeing a show at the Broward Center."
    Dined on 6/17/2012
  • "This ws our second time there.. First time was much better than this. Waiter was spacey and out of it. They were out of many of the specialty drinks (By the 4th selcetion, they finally had what I ordered) food was very good, however. Love the tapas concept."
    Dined on 6/16/2012
  • "On the balcony overlooking the stream of characters along 2nd Street while noshing on unique and delish small plate selections is a great way to spend a Saturday night. Crispy fried chicken sliders garnished with watermelon was followed by a delightful,rustic sunny side up quail eggs,smoked gouda, bacon, maple syrup and truffle oil pizza. The calamari was lightly breaded and just spicy enough. Deconstructed tiramisu was the perfect ending to our PL8 experience. Will be back soon and will bring friends."
    Dined on 6/16/2012
  • "The food was lousy and it was noisy as other restaurants noise bleeds over to PL8. Our waitress was awesome. Disappointed by the food. We ordered 3 tapas and didn't finish any of the plate and they weren't very big. There was only 2 of us. Skewers of meet were dry, tough, over cooked. The brushetta / shrimp was a hot and cold item on top pita bread. yuckie. The salad was good though. I wouldn't come back cuz there's too much good food out there to eat."
    Dined on 6/7/2012
  • "Great concept-all small plates-tried about 8 things and the only let down was the banana bread dessert-very dense like fruitcake.-loved the chicken sliders with watermelon"
    Dined on 6/7/2012
  • "The food was good, I like the concept ofSmall plates. Our waiter was also informed and attentive."
    Dined on 5/23/2012
  • "PL8 is definitely a little hidden gem. We had a hard time finding it, but worth it! Very different menu, very hip and fun. We shared a bunch of different items from the menu and who would have thought mac and cheese with papaya and proscuitto would taste great, but it did!!!! If you are in Ft. Lauderdale - I would give it a try!"
    Dined on 5/22/2012
  • "The food was really good. What I liked so much about the food was the originality of the combinations and how well put together everything was; how somewhat varied ingredients complimented each other so well. I really liked the Mini Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Watermelon and fried chicken, who would have thought of that? I also really liked the El Caribe Pizza. The pizza was made up of guava, prosciutto, brie and watermelon, OMG!!! The waitress was very helpful. She explained the dishes and when we had one little issue, she rectified it right away. All is all, my experience at PL8 was great. Food, service, atmosphere, nothing to complain about here."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "Have dined here many times before. Still wish there were a few full meals on the menu."
    Dined on 5/12/2012
  • "The food was so amazing. We couldn't have asked for anything to be better. I would highly recommend PL8 to anyone."
    Dined on 4/28/2012
  • "I went with a group of six people and we all loved it. The food was great. It was fun to taste all of the dishes."
    Dined on 4/20/2012
  • "Excellent tapas. All excellent. Fun to order one at a time so they all don't come out at once. And that makes it more dining. Great at getting you out in time for theatre at BROWARD performing arts."
    Dined on 4/20/2012
  • "The food (tapas) was outstanding and the service was very friendly. The location of the restaurant is perfect for lunch near downtown Ft. Lauderdale and surrounding businesses. Parking was easy too. The only issue I had was the darkness of the restaurant perhaps due to the decorative renovations in progress."
    Dined on 4/20/2012
  • "Not as exciting as antipated. Good but not great food. Atmosphere very casual and bar like."
    Dined on 4/18/2012
  • "We sat outside & had a nice meal, but couldn't help thinking that this would be better if we'd come after drinking heavily. The food was good and very convenient for pre or post theater eating."
    Dined on 4/15/2012
  • "Have been there before and thought that the food was much better the first time. Not sure if I would go back. One dish tasted awful and the 3 of us didn't eat it. They replaced it with another dish. The best dish was a salad with goat cheese. I was disappointed."
    Dined on 4/15/2012
  • "We really enjoyed our meal. Great place for a pre-show dinner. They seem to have the "tapas" concept down well. All the food tasted really good. We will definitely go back some time!"
    Dined on 4/14/2012
  • "we have been going to PL8 for pre-theatre (every event) ever since it has opened (plus St Patrick's Day). Unfortunately the past 2 times we have been seated in the bar area with very loud music, in spite of the fact that I have made the reservations 6 weeks ahead of time. This past Friday night we repeatedly asked our waitress to get the music turned down (it was only6:30 so no big bar scene) Apparently the OWNER/MANAGER was resisting !!!???? The food is always delicious - but I was disappointed this last time because they took the shrimp skewers and swordfish off the menu. For those of us who are health conscious and non-beef eaters, that is very disappointing. Too much meat! I had salad and sweet potatoes - still delicous. alice m"
    Dined on 4/13/2012
  • "Sat outside--perfect setting, a light meal of small plates right before theatre at the Broward Center. Lots of choices including a variety of pizzas. My favorite were the sweet potato purses,the korean short ribs, and the mini burger sliders. Yummy!"
    Dined on 4/12/2012
  • "Food was delicious! Great place to dine before going to a show at the Broward Performing Arts Center as it is only a 5-10 minute walk. Would recommend making reservations if you want to eat here as it is hard to get a table in season without one.."
    Dined on 4/11/2012
  • "Excellent food. Perfect sizes to order 4 or 5 dishes to be shared by a table of four. We always go to PL8 Kitchen before the theatre. They work very well with you to get you out the door in time for curtain call. Service is fabulous. Can't wait to go back..."
    Dined on 4/10/2012
  • "First time and absolutely loved the concept!!! We are season ticket holders at Broward Peforming Arts Center right down the street and will be eating at PL8 Kitchen before every show! Loved it........loved it..........loved it!!!"
    Dined on 3/31/2012
  • ""Tiger shrimp" were pasty frozen bait-size shrimp. "Short ribs" were, at best, short rib bones with a skirt of very thin meat around them. Drinks were extremely weak. Complaints were met with an apology and a check for the entire meal. Amateur hour. Would strongly recommend another choice in this crowded market for restaurants."
    Dined on 3/30/2012
  • "PL8 has a wonderful 'small plates' menu. I love it for the many vegetarian options in every course. Outdoor dining is mostly street-side in the fun arts district of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Indoor decor is urban-chic and very pleasing, too. The service is terrific, great casual place or before/after the theater (walking distance to Broward Center). Don't hesitate to take foodies to PL8 - you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/24/2012
  • "5 of us went to PL8 and all 5 of us really liked it. We thought it was a good value for the money and liked 9 out of 10 of our plates (which are very good odds in a tapas restaurant!) Our server was GREAT - and the whole staff work well as a team!"
    Dined on 3/23/2012
  • "Dined outside and beware that they allow dogs! They barked the whole time!"
    Dined on 3/22/2012