Sweet Nectar

Sweet Nectar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sweetnectarbuzz.com/
  • Phone: (954) 761-2122
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Hours: Sunday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet available
A word from Sweet Nectar
Sweet Nectar is a casual fine dining restaurant concept. Sweet Nectar is host to everything from casual weekend champagne brunches, to nights on the town and intimate dinners.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Sweet Nectar reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (16)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)romantic (3)special occasion (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Identity Problem
    WhereTheFrenchLocaksGoVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    A failed attempt at a tapas style restaurant - want to be bar hag out joint. Has a difficult time with whether to decide whether their service model should be restaurant versus bar. Shared service personnel between bar and restaurant permits confused and aimless waiter/bar tenders resulting in poor service and no organized means of providing effective service. Service took much too long - food delivery and table maintenance was spotty at best.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent and unique
    Craig4245VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food was great. We had a bunch of snacks and grilled items We hoped they would be tapas, but they seem smaller. So we kept ordering. Everything was great. Delicious. Calamari fries went in a second. The sliders were so good we order a second portion. Mostly because there were 4 of us and only 2 came to a serving. Even the grilled playes seem small. But the food certainly out shined the size. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Is a "go to place..."
    Wayne
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Love the setting. Food is really good. Service has improved dramatically. I think the restaurant has hit the mark. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Didn't have my reservation, food was mediocre for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for smokers
    Alex
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I couldn't believe how many people were smoking in the restaurant... I know its open and they have fans but it was hard to eat with six people next to you chain smoking, so if you are a smoker this restaurany is perfect for you. Otherwise sit inside
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!!! Must go back
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Pretty amazing find... The food was great and I prefer the outdoor seating... Sharing plates and small bites... Pumpkin beer was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, 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.
  • Birthday Dinner Success
    KWags70
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Sweet Nectar is the perfect place for a "celebrating something-wanna hang out with my peeps-want a little variety-feel like relaxing and have a little fun" night. I got to people watch, have delicious bevss & eat a fantastic array of tapas-style treats that you're not finding at your run-of- the-mill restaurants. Not loud but just busy enough to where you know everyone else is having a good time. We had a 7 PM reservation, got there on time, and were seated immediately. Matt was our primary server and he was funny, non-intrusive and attentive. The food was delicious and timely and the ambience was fabulous. Our party left full, satisfied and already talking about our next visit. 5 stars and a big Thank a You from all of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly different...very good!
    mickonrunVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very good outside bar area surrounded by cafe tables. Nice Happy Hour 7 days a week. Half priced draft beer including craft. We ate inside which was very quiet. Fun to watch what was going on in the open kitchen. The chef was particular to make sure every dish went out looking perfect. Lots of creative small plates. Angus Sliders, Mexican Corn on cobbettes, Sweet and Sour chicken skewers, and Romaine Lettuce Hearts salad were our choices and they were all fantastic. Four plates for the 2 of us was a satisfying dinner. We did ordered the Root-beer Float for dessert but sent it back because the cinnamon ice cream was a bit on the iced side and wasn't impressive at all. Inside furnishings were comfortable and fun for groups of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Adam
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My group of 3 ordered the corn, lamb lollipops, short rib, wedge salad, chorizo stuffed figs, lobster mac AND the nutella fondue which was so good! Our server Naomi was great and the drinks were our absolute favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    daniellec
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great little place for cocktails and tapas. Had a good time with some girlfriends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous but Hot!!
    Underwhelming
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I ask that they have the fans on for brunch, it was hotter than hell outside last Sunday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun; not worth price of admission
    WentOUTLastNightVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place has a good location; fun outdoor seating but so overpriced for what you get! Maybe it's just me but tapas must be defined as pay the same price but get significantly less food. I'm all for quality over quantity but not to this level. This was an expensive snack and that's all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 25 reviews are from the Sweet Nectar reviews archive.
  • Creative menu/trendy spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great specialty drinks, very creative dishes. Recommend Korean short ribs, Brussel sprouts, fried oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AAA+++
    Jessy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I had the fish sandwhich. It was wonderful and fresh. I shared the bread pudding and it was to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    MNM9VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food wasn't good. Drinks are very expensive and were weak on liquor. Restaurant is pretty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sweet nectar
    Barb
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We enjoyed this restaurant. We had a choice of small plates (tapas) which could be shared or a regular entree. The food was really good. I would go back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK dinning experience
    vlk318
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food at sweet nectar was very good. However, the service was sub-par. Our server was inattentive even though the restaurant wasn't that busy. Our water glasses were often empty and the arrival of the items that we ordered was spaced out awkwardly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweet
    Mygoodfriday
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was great the pteradactel wing was phenomenal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    LoveGreatFoodVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was A M A Z I N G. The flavor of everything cooked over charcoal was superb. We soooo loved the Brussel Sprouts, we ordered a second order! Really, really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Will definitely go again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a good experience
    LarryIntheWest
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I'll make it brief. The menu looks great, and our expectations were high. But we left, dissatisfied, for a few important reasons. 1. The door between the outside dining area on the noisy street and the dining room was left open. The flies made a straight line for our food. 2. What's that smell? Oh, the chef just threw some lighter fluid onto the charcoal grill, at the rear of the dining room. 3. There was no management presence whatsoever. 4. At one point during our meal, there was no presence of any kind. I needed something and looked around for someone to summon, but there were NO servers in the room, no bussers, no cooks, just the bartender. WTF? 5. Our server seriously needed some attitude adjustment. No, we're not coming back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Addition to Las Olas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We decided to try brunch at this relatively new venue. It was very enjoyable and we will return to try dinner. The outdoor space is great and the service was friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just okay
    SFvegan
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Although the food is good (not great), it is quite overpriced. That, coupled with an ill-informed wait staff, clueless hostesses and what seemed to be a very confusing system for all of the staff, means my return is doubtful. If beer pong is your thing, you'll probably enjoy this place more than I.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    Sushilover
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The asparagus was tough and the two sliders were boring. dont waste your money on the fried chicken skins. On the good side was the potato pancake. If that was not enough there were flies everywhere. There are so many good resturants on las olas I would go elsewhere for a quality meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than the reviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I read some not so great things about this restaurant, but tried it anyway. I thought it was really good. The service was a little slow, but not bad and the food came quickly so it wasn't a problem. Food was yummy, cocktails were tasty and the outside dining was great. I will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mostly right
    FoodblokeVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The grilled items stand out for their originality. Great sardines, Brussels sprouts, sweet n sour chicken kebab. Jumbo prawn was little soggy, not real fresh tasting. Missed trying the s'mores for dessert, so a good reason to return, because the presentation looked great. Our server was charming and beautiful and did a pretty good job explaining menu items, clearly has done her side work. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Funky
    RschagrinVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Southern tapas. There were four of us for dinner before theater. It was happy hour so drinks were half price. We have grilled prawns(huge),crispy fried chicken thighs, angus beef sliders(very good),forage mushrooms(nice assortment), grilled oysters(must try)calamari fries(very good)roasted Brussels sprouts(exceptional) dinosaur short rib (very large and very good). Definitely a place to try if you are into trying new foods and like tapas-style dinning. Most of the tables are outside overlooking the Las Olas scene
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful evening
    Farfel
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We made a reservation and we were seated on time Our waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable our tapas were calamari Mac n cheese tuna carpaccio Brussels sprouts. All very good for the four of us we were there in time for happy hour but. We were not allowed to share our drinks. Then we ordered the snapper as our meal to share as well as a potato side dish. The snapper was expensive for it size. The head was bigger than the body .needless to say we were very disappointed since it was their "signature" dish. All in all it was nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy the evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Las Olas triumphs again
    SFBomber
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    SN absolutely fulfilled our tapas fix. Dinosaur Short Rib is a must-have, everything you want in/on a rib. Octopus salad, scallop provencal, incredible mussels, and calamari fries; all superb. Lobster Mac n Cheese was only failure (MIL wanted the dish). Server was perfect, dropped by repeatedly as we continuously had questions on the eclectic menu options. He also provided ample refills without our need to search. We sat outside against Las Olas without Las Olas rubbing against us. ;-) The deconstructed apple pie and fruit cobbler more than satisfied the varied palates at the table. Overly impressed by SN. Will return soon with a group as that seemed to be a lot of fun (12 seated at the next table). Brussels Sprouts are first up next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun place - good place to
    goldy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    fun place - good place to share plates & try a bunch of different things. good libations too!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great New Place
    nano302VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I found this restaurant on OpenTable looking for a last minute place to eat on Valentine's Day. The rustic ambiance and out of the box tapas menu make this place a unique find on the restaurant-laden las olas strip. You are on las olas but you are not in the middle of the hustle and bustle. The setting is rustic but in a charming and unassuming way. The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed what they got. We are a group that likes the share so the menu was perfect. There is a great variety so everyone can find something and this includes a very unique hand-crafted drink menu which accompanies the regular menu and looks just as amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant as it has become my new go to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but small on the portion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Enjoyed very much, but a bit skimpy on the food. Wine list could use improvement for sure. Needs some work, but still new, so will try again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large plate portions were
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Large plate portions were much smaller than we had anticipated, especially for the price. The food was delicious however portion size/price could be adjusted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "paging Gordon Ramsay"
    grayyakVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    the location is premium ,the vibe sorta cool. good enough cocktails & beer selection Food,asinine small portions (even considering the ones listed as small plates) volume to dollar across the board hard to understand what treir thinking. aside from the ahi crudo(which was very good) ) flavorwise bordering on minimalist,especially against how flavorful the descriptions were. service....go back to the drawing board. hire professionals. that crew oughta be working the graveyard shift at Denny's Sad great location, but our bet it survives less time than Tundra,in same parcel.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timer
    Eat2live
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We really enjoyed our first time there. Food was delish. You order tons of share plates and the portions are big. We liked all the food but not the tuna carpaccio. It was neon pink and gross...Beware. Must try's include:Brussel sprouts, popcorn shrimp, short ribs, and the chocolate fondue. Also there are no signs so it makes it very hard to find the restaurant. Poor idea
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOBSTER POPCORN, GRILLED ASPARAGUS,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    LOBSTER POPCORN, GRILLED ASPARAGUS, PARMESEAN SAUCE FRIES & SKIRT STEAK ALL EXCELLENT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $16 Martini???
    logregular
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The ambiance and food quality were decent but do not support a $16 martini. The Lobster Bar doesn't even charge that much. The other think that didn't work in my opinion was the metal martini "glass" which you can taste in the drink.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We have been there twice and will be back!! Great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.