Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille
Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille

Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.riversidehotel.com/
  • Phone: 9544672555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open for Dinner 7-days a week!

    Sundays - Thursdays from 5pm - 10pm
    Friday & Saturday from 5pm - 11pm

    Bar & Lounge Hours:
    Tuesdays - Thursdays from 5pm - 1am
    Friday & Saturday from 5pm - 2am

    Happy Hour:
    Tuesdays - Saturdays from 5pm - 7pm
    50% off drinks and 50% off Blue Point oysters (All Night on Thursdays!)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Toby Joseph
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Ave
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille is a coastal chic seafood destination located on Las Olas Boulevard and influenced by James Beard acknowledged Chef Toby Joseph. The cuisine ranges from a seasonally fresh raw bar to one-of-a-kind, sustainable entrees. Enjoy dinner with either one of our highly acclaimed hand-crafted cocktails or explore our extensive wine list inclusive of more than 200 offerings.

The restaurant offers guests the unexpected by doubling in the evenings as a luxurious lounge, complete with any of our luscious libations, late-night bites and music.

Wild Sea also offers private dining space to suit any size or style.

To learn more, visit www.WildSeaLasOlas.com or call 954-467-2555
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (15)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (13)good for groups (9)romantic (8)neighborhood gem (7)notable wine list (7)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Excellent
    Lovetoeatout
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Yummy yummy yummy!! I enjoyed celebrating my bday with a fab glass of wine and a delicious grouper! I would highly suggest trying this gem out!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPW85
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I had made reservations for two for a close friends birthday dinner celebration. After reading and hearing solid reviews from assorted sources I decided this would be our spot for the evening. Our server was nice, most knowledgable with a great attention to detail towards our dishes. We started with a dozen assorted west coast oysters that were fresh and shucked perfectly. The grilled/smoked octopus was TO DIE FOR!!!.. For our main course we went with our servers suggestions for the popular grouper and monk fish both cooked to perfection with a unique touch to each. At the end of our meal we both agreed the service, ambience, cleanliness and most important the food was great. A must go for a solid meal in a local environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but expensive
    GUstavoVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant for a special occasion, the selection of oyster is outstanding fully recommended it
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 Time Good
    sja5963
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have been three times now and not disappointed a single time. With co-workers, socially and for one x one business; worked well for all. Good variety on the menu and superior wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've had better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The raw bar appetizer (clams, oysters, shrimp and lobster) was wonderful, but our dinners were average at best. About half of the monk fish was served raw and had to be returned. The kitchen prepared a second dish. The first few bites were good, but by then it was late and we were full so we asked to have it packed to go. We reheated it for lunch the next day, and it was obvious that this piece was also prepared wrong. The mussels appetizer portion was enough for a meal. Unfortunately, most of the mussels were tiny and stringy. The ones that were full and plump were delicious. The saving grace to our meal was the red velvet beignet dessert -- yummy! Not sure if we would go back -- there are so many great restaurants on Los Olas to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening!
    nickname
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Drinks at the bar. Dinner inside. All perfect! You will enjoy dining at Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille! You do have the option of sitting outside watching Las Olas patrons stroll by. Afterwards we had an after dinner drink listening to Wesley and his daughters perform in front of the Riverside a Hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time - and we will be back
    Thecayman
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We started at the bar and our bartender, Matthew. He makes a mean old fashioned and the best whiskey sour I have ever had (egg whites in whiskey?). Our waiter was Justin. He was great. Knowledgeable, friendly and attentive - but not overly so. He had good recommendations from the menu. The raw bar sampler is a huge amount of food. I had swordfish for dinner and it was well prepared. My wife had 2 of the biggest shrimp either of us has ever seen. Desert was just Ok. Not as good as the apps or entres. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oyster Heaven
    FoodCritic
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We loved it. Miagi Oysters, Muscles and Lobster. What a feast we had. Service was excellent. Red Velvet dessert was sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 7/19/2014
    lowell
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our food was delicious!! I had the 1 lb cold lobster appetizer and the giant tiger shrimp dinner with tomato jam and the most delicious gnocchi, husband had surf and turf finishing with red velvet beignets for dessert (highly recommend). Our waiter was very attentive and friendly, originally from NC which is full of wonderful people. Only downside is that the atmosphere is a little cold, could use some dimmer lights, candles, something to cozy it up a little but other than that our experience was great and we would definitely go back. It's not inexpensive but quality fish never is, worth another visit :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but...
    SnowBirdsVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I had salmon which was well prepared with a few vegetables. It needs to be accompanied by rice or something else to complete the plate. An additional side is an up-charge. Like most of the restaurants in the area, it's a bit overpriced and for tourists. The lighting in the dining room was VERY bright - more like a department store rather than a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Dinner
    Joediner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Excellent place for a romantic dinner and/or someone looking for seriously good and creative seafood. The service is outstanding too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FLLdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    First time here though we're locals. Food was great. Crabcake was delicious as was its presentation. Lobster cocktail also nicely presented and of excellent quality. A little too much "pork" influence on the menu. But I had scallops without porkbellies so they added a scallop which worked out well. My partner had Grouper, sauce on the side which was good because it was a little strong. All in all a great experience. Justin was server and very knowledgeable. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Oysters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Best oysters we ever had. Great food and service. I really nice addition to the Las Olas restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible food and service!!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was the first time we tried Wild Oyster and it was over the top!!! We lucked out being served by Edward and will definitely request him next time. Overall, it was fantastic evening! Thanks for spoiling us Edward and crew!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 95 reviews are from the Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Staff goes overboard in every way. They are very knowledgable about the menu. Everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Everything was fresh and perfect works of art--the grilled octopus appetizer was heavenly. The entrees were fabulous. Ambiance was wonderful, as were the attentive but not overbearing wait staff. One issue was the raw bar items were prohibitively expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    SuzyQVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Three of us had dinner here Mothers Day. Surprisingly not crowded at 6pm but filled up later. Our waiter Justin was super attentive, friendly, professional, took great care of us. My companions each had perfectly cooked, fresh fish, beautifully presented. I had a fabulous salad and a $19 one-pound lobster cocktail on ice as my entree. I was so happy. The lobster was fresh and delicious. Didn't order coffee (had a couple of vodka gimlets that were excellent) but my companions did and they served me a delicious homemade biscotto anyway. Parked behind the restaurant in a lot for $5, walked through the pretty hotel area to get to the restaurant. We sat outside on Las Olas--very pretty, comfortable. Would definitely go back, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and service
    wingethaVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The food was spectacular, and--just as importantly--the service was too. We had a server named Justin who took great care of us and even brought us a nice dessert on the house to celebrate. When back in Ft Lauderdale we would absolutely go back, ten times out of ten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Other than the EXCEPTIONAL service, knowledge & personality of our waiter Brian, we were not that impressed with the restaurant. No table cloths. The lighting was too bright in a lot of places. We had to maneuver our table to be out of the spotlights, & the next room over was offensively bright which carried over into our area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well done
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Dinner was very delicious slightly over priced but the staff did a tremendous job on service
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RMEONI
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was excellent. Service could have been better since they were not busy at the time we were there - not very attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Laz1
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Had a great meal and our waiter was fantastic.......
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good eats close to ft lauderdale
    frankinden
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The place was pretty quiet and certainly less crowded than some of the other places along Los Olas. The oysters were fresh. I had the grouper for entree and it was good, though nothing special. The presentation looked half-baked. Also had the spinach and kale side dish which I found to be too salty for my taste. The chocolate desert was delicious. My overall impression is that the food was good enough for me to return for another try. The service was okay, though I went for several minutes without any wine ( a no-no in my book) and some utensils were not replaced leaving us to have to ask for a spoon. The atmosphere is nothing special, and noise level was quiet, but the place was mostly empty at 8pm on a Saturday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic seafood
    Diningout
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We visited Fort Lauderdale and enjoyed this restaurant so much we went twice during our stay. The great whe fish was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brian the Magnificent!
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Saturday night on Los Olas. After driving around for 15 minutes, we finally get a parking spot (secret place and I'm not telling). 15 minutes late for our dinner, missed an outside table, but inside is pleasant enough, and quieter. Promptly the busboy Eric set us up with water, and soon after our waiter Brian emerged. He was a refreshing change from some of the waiters who hardly speak English. As a mater of fact he was the best waiter we've had all season. Pleasant, informative, funny, encouraging, attentive, we all loved him. He was also very observant as he noticed I did not eat much of my appetizer, so he took it off the bill! Hope he is around next time we visit this nice restaurant on Los Olas.
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  • Great place, lived here 45
    Wifeybday
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great place, lived here 45 Yrs like nice places, food was great absolutely no complaints. .Enjoy
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    StevessssVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    A wonderful dinner experience- great food and service- thanks to Edward, the highly professional and knowledgeable waiter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Tried this place after lots of research. Food was delicious. The oysters were some of the best we have ever had...so fresh. The outside tables fill up fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet restaurant on a busy street
    DDDlo
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Lots of people in the area and at the other restaurants, but this was very quiet. Food was very good across the board, and service was professional and perfect. Just strange that it wasn't more crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was average for the price...cr
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Food was average for the price...crab legs did not taste fresh...server was great..best thing we ate was grilled octopus and the bread ...the oysters (Rockefeller and fried) were average and expected at lot more given that this place specialized in oysters ...overall would probably not go there again as there are other options to try
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  • I'm trying to figure out something
    Alex
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I'm trying to figure out something to complain about but I can't. I am a local and came here for a birthday dinner. The restaurant is beutiful. Beach-Modern, light and airy. Our server, Brian, was excellent and knew everything about the menu and was able to anticipate our needs. Clark, the new GM was very helpful as well. Living in SoFla does not guarantee amazing seafood. This place does. Oysters, King Crab, grouper, everything we had was perfect. If you aren't a fish person their fillet was amazing as well. Best place on Las Olas with a phenomenal happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and hall staff were good!
    55YSVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Friendly hospitality at the hall and foods especially raw oysters, king crab legs and grouper for main dish were great!! It seems it is crowded around the venue at Saturday night and it looks their vallet parking service was not available and took 20 minutes to park. However, the foods made me forget about it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Paul
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Only open a year, it was amazing. The Stone Crab claws were as good as Joe's and you can make a reservation.... Steamed mussels were a HUGE portion. Everything was great including the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service not as good
    Okiesailor
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Our first visit to this great place on Las Olas.. Seated and greeted quickly. Waiter to our table quickly, Justin from S. Carolina.. It was evident from the start Justin was out of his element.. Asked about the fresh oysters.. Not very knowledgeable. So we got some of each. Ordered a bottle of wine..brought out the wrong bottle. Thank goodness I read the Label and quickly saw as it was not what we ordered and was more expensive. While we were eating, 3 ladies were seated at a table next to us.. They waited quite a while before Justin realized they were there and it was his table. No apology to the ladies, a fellow waiter, Did take their drink order.. Fresh fish was very good.. Overall a nice experience.. But You only get once to make it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • creative and delicious seafood!
    mgpnycVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    everything was wonderfully prepared. the service was attentive and well paced. would like to have seen a tablecloth to accompany the interesting dishes, glasses and flatware.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • early evening find
    mermomVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Wild Sea might get wild as the night progresses but early evening afforded us a delicious meal with a lovely presentation, attentive waitstaff and interesting outdoor dining watching the world go by. The bill was comparable to any restaurant of the same caliber. I would return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oustanding seafood and Great servic
    BigAl1138VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    After dining here with some colleagues, I was surprised by the negative comments on some of the previous posts. Everyone has an off night, but our dinner could not have been any better. Starting with a sampler platter of assorted oysters and stone crab claws, we all tried different entrée’s. The grouper, tuna and signature dish of scallops were the best meal we had eaten all week. They have an excellent wine list, and an abundance of servers who made our last night in Florida a very enjoyable dining experience. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    Ellen
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Ft. Lauderdale was insane between spring break and President's week break but sanity was found here. The food was outstanding, wait staff attentive and the ambiance was serene! We loved it and would recommend it without hesitation!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    If you like fresh oysters, seafood, and lobster, this is THE place. Fresh, delicious, nice sized portions. Excellent chef produces a limited menu, but everything we had was beautifully presented and very tasty, great flavours. Service a little cold and slow and inattentive to start, but imporved as the evening progressed. We liked it so much we returned 2 evenings later and again it was very very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food poor service
    Dlareg85
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Food was great, but the service was extremely slow. It took them 15 minutes for them to acknowledge that we were at the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate