SEA
SEA

SEA

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://seatherestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9545332580
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Lunch Tuesday- Friday 12:00pm- 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Highly Personalized for each party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sea Grape
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking right in front of restaurant.
A word from SEA
Sea is the newest hotest seafood restaurant in south florida.
Owned by South Florida Celebrity Chef Anthony Sindaco Sea has fastly become the seafood hot spot. Don"t miss the famous Spicy Bahamian Conch Chowder rated best in fort lauderdale, the Signature Tuna Bolognese, or the Seafood Braise.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
SEA reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (29)special occasion (8)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (3)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Fresh and tasty food
    LakshmiM
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Everything here tastes home made and tasty! Mushroom Bisque soup is awesome!! Pasta with Shrimp and Snapper tasted awesome and the sauce in the Pasta tasted like there are no preservatives - healthy!! Whiskey Cake!! What to say!!! Addictive!! Compared to this, Lemon tart is just ok:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love2eat
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Wonderful food and service. Everyone works together as a team to provide a wonderful dining experience. The roSted beet salad was delicious and the crab encrusted mahi mahi was perfectly cooked. I chose the whiskey cake and it melted in my mouth. I was alone and felt very comfortable the entire time and waiters were friendly and attentive. Thank you for a wonderful meal!
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love this place
    TimH
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This might be the best seafood restaurant in Broward County. Food is amazing. We had Hog Snapper and Sea Scallops this time. Both were prepared to perfection and the portions were decent. It is not cheap and they could use a few more pictures on the wall, but this is our go to place for a great meal. Love Ada's salad dressing. Yum. And we can walk there!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the best little restaurant
    lgc73VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    This is the best little restaurant in Fort Lauderdale... chef Tony is a genius with fish and seafood....and everything else... Wish it was more spacious...And had a waiting lounge.... thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but.....
    TedMVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The crusted snapper was tasty and presented well; and overall a decent meal; however, considering that I was in the area on business - it is unlikely that I will return.
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  • Wonderful Prix Fixe dining
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    This is our second visit to SEA and not the last I hope. We brought friends, who are foodies, and they loved it. The corn chowder was delicate, light and lovely. The Dijon crusted Florida snapper was served with a wonderful sauce. The flavorings were excellent and did not overwhelm the fish, which was fresh, delicate and flavorful. I opted for the key lime pie, which was excellent. If you haven't eaten at SEA you are missing one of South Florida's best.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic little place
    DrMuffyVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    This place is a gem. The food is wonderful, the waiters are terrific. Don't be turned off by the prix fixe menu. It's a good deal. We always feel welcome there and there are a lot of "regulars" who go there often enough to have their favorite glass of wine waiting for them at there seat upon arrival. We make a point to go there every time we are in Fort Lauderdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food was Awesome
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Tucked away in a nondescript plaza, SEA is the place for excellent food at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is named SEA for a reason--all
    Lynng919
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    It is named SEA for a reason--all seafood. I am allergic so the only option I had on this night for a entrée was a 12 oz pork chop or 12-14 oz steak. No chicken. Was told that since they were not open for lunch on that day they had no chicken available. I had a tomato mozz salad, which was OK. That left room for dessert of crème brule, which was OK
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  • GREAT experience!
    Kara
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We visited on Monday for dinner based on the reviews. They were all right! The freshness and quality can not be beat. It was amazing,creative and delicious food. Great for people that want a little indulgence with quality/clean and local ingredients. We were hoping for a little more ambiance but it ended up being the perfect spot for my boyfriend to propose! The staff was wonderful, courteous, prompt, knowledgeable and the food- amazing. SEA will always hold a special place in our hearts - the food and the staff were unforgettable! I recommend really anything - everything we ate was amazing - Butternut Chard., beet salad and Creme Brulee were standouts. Thanks SEA! We highly recommend you and loved our experience with you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who'da Thunk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    that a little storefront in a strip meal could rival Fort Lauderdale's best restaurants! this little gem serves up some outstanding dishes and our group of four were all beyond satisfied. the tune bolognese is mind-blowing. it does have a somewhat non-descript ambiance and tables are tight, but if you're a " foodie" then you must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh Fish
    Susan
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    If fresh fish is not your thing, then I would skip this restaurant. What makes it special is the many delicious ways the chef deals with the freshest fish. Everything we had was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was disappointed w/my entree,
    als944VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I was disappointed w/my entree, red snapper; vegetables were cooked perfectly. My wife had the grouper, it was much better Thames mine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!!
    Martha
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    This is our fourth time at SEA. We love the food, service and wine list. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sea - March 2014
    Rhino34VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The prix fixe approach is unique and a great idea - the food was outstanding and the service was top notch. This is a small restaurant without frills - the food and service provides everything one needs when dining out. Thank you for a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sea food
    Ephi
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This restaurant was just as stated by other reviewers. Really fresh, wonderfully cooked seafood, and very reasonably priced. My meal of a nice salad, yellow tail snapper and desert was $36. I really hope this restaurant thrives and that they do two things: add a raw bar offering and a liquor license. Do that and I'm there twice a month.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal. But.....
    Maral
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Little ambiance sitting right in the middle of a strip mall. Outside seating looks at the parking lot. Service was very poor, obviously they have repeat customers and really don't care about visitors. Had to constantly ask for water , bread given to other tables, ran out of two of the fish specials by 8:30, which left 2 choices. The food was reall good, perhaps on a weekday we would have had better service, won't recommend it, I think there are so mNy more choices here that can equal Sea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Fabulous Fish!
    Alex
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Love, love, love this place. Skip the tourist "seafood" restaurants that all get their food from the same distributors. Amazing Hog Snapper. Simple menu, great service, 3 courses, one price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    luvfish
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Small venue with a set seafood menu. The preparation was excellent because of its simplicity. The emphasis was on the seafood, with minimum garnish. You can watch the preparation in the kitchen. It is a bit noisy, but the service was very good. Definitely a good find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, But Rules to Follow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    My husband and I can't each eat a three course meal--but that is all that is offered. You can't even take your dessert home! What's up with that? The wine list is short and not that interesting. That said, the food was good. But it might not be worth the trouble next time
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  • special menus
    Bette
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Sea has a revolving, prix fixe menu with limited choices. Also limited seating, and rather high prices. But the food is carefully prepared and well presented, which makes it a relative stand-out for this area.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but a little overpriced.
    dfenseman71
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It's a nice, little place with a pleasant atmosphere...not the kind of restaurant you see a lot of in South Florida. The wait staff are friendly and attentive, but a little flaky. The food is good, but overpriced for such small portions...almost $150 (after tip) for a table of two is high in my book. I believe my entree was $41 for 3 or 4 scallops and some minute sides. It was good, but with a better price-to-portion ratio, it could be great.
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  • A nice surprise
    themareVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went on Open Table to find a restaurant since we are here on vacation. Picked SEA because it was close. We were pleasantly surprised with the food and the service. A very friendly atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had the crab crusted salmon and my husband the tuna Bolognese. Appetizers and dessert were also delicious. We will return before we head back home.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    100213VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Even on a busy night, the amazing teamwork put an outstanding meal on the table for us. Tony's combinations of fresh vegetables with the seafood are always delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food
    LittleBlueDog
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We were in Ft Lauderdale for a week and ate our way through the city's best restaurants. Sea was hands down our favorite restaurant. The food was excellent--the best ingredients shone on our plate. Everything was fresh, perfectly seasoned, and flavorful. The ingredients are treated with the respect they deserve. One can see how much love goes in preparing each dish. The Whiskey Cake is highly recommended. We encourage fellow foodies to try SEA. Your meal will be unforgettable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Don't be fooled by the small place in a strip mall the food is fantastic The grouper came dry but they replaced them and came delicious The hog fish expertly prepared. Desserts also delicious Yummy restaurant. Hidden gem definitely coming back
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea Food and Eat It!
    SteveD
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Sea is small an VERY intimate. A trifle loud (they've made an attempt with sound baffles) but the food is exquisite. We had the wedge, the Caprese salad and the conch chowder for appetizers. They were included in the prix fixe menu. The scallops and crab-crusted Mahi entrees were perfectly prepared and seasoned. The vegetable presentation of three scoops of squash on a zucchini log was playful and delicious. The wine list was outstanding. Can't recommend Sea enough, although I'm tempted not to so it's never so busy that I can't get in. One thing (not the restaurant's fault): If you are dining in a small restaurant with basically two seatings, and you're at the 6:00 seating, it's customary to try and be out by the next seating. Not at 8:30.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Awesome Food
    lblbVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food is amazing....I can't believe I have not heard of before but will definitely be back. The meal from start to finish was mouthwatering and delicious. We started with conch chowder and ended with the blueberry cobbler and each item in between made me feel like I was in Michelin 4 star restaurant. We will be back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best part of the meal? The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Best part of the meal? The awesome crusty olive bread dipped in olive oil. The rest, while beautifully plated, was average at best, with above average prices.
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  • Valentine's Dinner
    LobsterLeftovers
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great meal, friendly service and fine overall experience. We had to wait with a reservation because seating is limited and in demand, but the wait was short. The waitstaff served us beverages and told us about the menu as we waited. Everyone enjoys working there, we enjoyed eating there.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chose outdoor table versus
    Tommylew
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Chose outdoor table versus small table next to kitchen. Everything was delicious. Service was very efficient.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • The fish was delish
    jfs226VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The weather was fantastic and the outdoor dinning was available. Paul our favorite and only person we will have share our evening with had our table ready for us. My husband had the soup of the night conch chowder, wow was what I heard escape from his lips .For dinner we both had snapper prepared differently. Mine crusted with garbanzo beans, while my husbands butterflied and braised. OMG OMG Robert never orders fish, he always opts for their divine meat selections. Even Paul was shocked when he ordered fish. Desert, blueberry cobbler with ice cream served hot, and yes I ate every bite. Robert had the whisky cake which her loved. FYI they bake their own breads, and the price of the entre is for 3 courses. Wine list well priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly Prepared Fresh Fish
    SuzyQVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Excellent food, ambience, service, reasonably priced...unpretentious...was so impressed...will definitely return soon.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Gem
    DocG
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We are lucky to have Chef Sindaco in our neighborhood, and although I am a little reluctant to spread the secret too much they deserve the acclaim!! SEA is a comfortably cozy and warm spot in Lauderdale by the Sea. There is easy access to the restaurant and plenty of parking available which is a plus. Attire is casual and the atmosphere relaxed. We enjoyed a top notch dinner for a very reasonable price, and will definitely make SEA one of our our regular stops. Service was outstanding and attentive, and a nice bottle of Pinot went well with our Braised grouper and crab encrusted mahi main courses. We followed with a piece of Tonys Famous Whiskey Cake and some coffee---yum. All in all a great place.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must in lauderdale by the sea
    Jim3instuart
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    had a phenomenal dinner at Sea the other night. food is great and made to order. chef Tony is a true artist. We were a little reluctant after reading a couple misguided reviews. so here's the lowdown. At dinner .Chef Tony offers a price fixed menu. Dinners run an average of 30-45 dollars. Dinners include a choice of soup, salad, or appetizer; followed by entree paired with vegetable; then You get a choice of one of four deserts. Everything is made to order. I had Chef Tonys Conch Chowder, followed by hummus crusted sea bass(yum) chowder was delicious, and loaded with great flavors, tender conch, and brilliantly prepared, entree was hummus crusted sea bass served over spinach with a wonderful sauce, for desert I had Chef Tonys famous whiskey
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill Birgfeld
    SEAlovers
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    This place is a find. The food and service outstanding.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish and vegetables - Wow!
    100213VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The exquisite combinations of fish and vegetables are truly delicious. If possible, even better this time than onour previous visit.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food as beautiful as it is tastey
    MSRFLLVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    The ambience is clean and fresh—maybe even stark, but the hospitable staff (Paul and Triskan) provided friendly and attentive service responding warmly to questions about the menu and restaurant. The food is eye catching (smoked fish dip presentation!) and delicious! We liked it so much, we went to SEA 3 times this week! This is my first ever Opentable review — I liked SEA that much.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a a Return Visit
    GregMVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend who was familiar with the chef. We enjoyed the seafood dishes, friendly wait staff and will be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very well done
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This is a small local restaurant,only seats 27 people or ther about,limited menu but all the food we ordered for 4 people was very good.the fish was prepared perfectly and my wife had the veal chop which was tender and flavor was wonderful.desserts were simple but again very well done! Highly recommends.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.