Boatyard

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Seafood
With its prime location in the epicenter of the Yachting Capital of the world, Boatyard is Fort Lauderdale’s premier new waterfront dining destination, offering an upscale, nautical-chic vibe in a sophisticated, laid-back atmosphere. With an ‘Eat Local, Be Coastal’ philosophy, the restaurant features an eclectic, seafood-centric menu that blends the freshest daily catches with the highest-quality raw bar and shellfish selections and premium cuts of meat, all thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients for patrons to enjoy inside, outside or dockside. Vibrant and sophisticated, where marina views abound, Boatyard’s dockside patio lounge provides a prime view of the Intracoastal and the perfect setting to grab a bite or drinks in the company of friends while enjoying an afternoon or evening watching the boats cruise by. Add to that an open kitchen, expansive raw bar cart and private event spaces, and the ultimate waterside dining experience is complete.

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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience! We were there twice in the last month. Sat outside both times & we loved everything about it. The food is excellent & the outdoor atmosphere is outstanding. Can’t wait to go back😀

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Boatyard. Service is always good with a very friendly staff.

JB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

great seafood in wonderful location with excellent service

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good, The usual tuna tacos and octopus were very good as they usually are, the entrées were just meh. The service left something to be desired, we had to keep looking for our server every time we wanted something including our check, which we finally had to have another server take care of us.

OT
Miami
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fun and the food is delicious. wood fire makes all the difference. Appetizers are memorable but the entrees, all that i have had are excellent. the Fish is fresh and food the raw bar is terrific, and the beef competes with the more expensive steak houses.
The outside bar is a special casual treat.

RM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish is always fresh and expertly prepared by the chef! The blackened mahi sandwich was fabulous

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

NK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We read great reviews, and I wanted fish for my last dinner in the area. This was my favorite meal of the vacation! Great location and atmosphere. We sat inside because reservations could only be made for inside dining. We arrived on time and were seated right away. The service was great, and the food came in good time.

The Bimini bread is a must! I love bread, and this was a great texture and has hints of honey. I didn’t need the butter, but that was also good. We took an extra loaf home! I had the Grouper Piccata. Loved it. Didn’t leave a thing! My boyfriend had the Grilled Bronzino & Gulf Shrimp (Bronzino is a sea bass). He said the fish was really good, as were the potatoes, but the sauce was a bit overpowering. I think it was just a lot of roasted tomatoes. I had a bite and it was tasty - it had a “smokier” flavor, where my grouper was lighter and more lemony-buttery.

For dessert, we shared the Creme Brûlée. It was more than enough for two! It was good! Lots of fruit on the side. Plenty of crunchy caramelized sugar on top.

All around great experience and excellent food.

BE
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The grouper was over cooked. The waiter not too attentive. The ambiance in the dining room way too loud

MN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding and the food was excellent!

HG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

It was our first time at Boatyard to celebrate my husband’s birthday and we loved the experience. Our server, Ken, was so gracious, attentive, and patiently explained the menu choices and recommendations. The food was amazing!!!
We will definitely go to the Boatyard again!!!

5
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! I have been here a few times and every time has been outstanding. Service is always top notch. The Bimini Bread is a must for appetizer, I had the grilled octopus as my entree and it was amazing.

l
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing. Brunch was fantastic and of course, the Bimini bread was the best!

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dope spot!

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J
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, excellent staff. We loved our delicious entrees, very creative. But to advertise the Bimini bread from the last owners is definitely not fair. Their recipe was top secret and incredible. We could not finish the new owners’ as it was just plain bread really. They should buy the real Bimini bread if possible. So many people bought it when leaving the restaurant years ago as it was one of a kind.

S
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there...enjoyed very much,

S
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here several and it never disappoints. Every time we go we remark to each other that we should go here more often, and then we get sidetracked. As usual the Grouper Picatta was outstanding as was the Tuna. Top that off with a huge selection of wines by the glass you get a great dining experience. Hopefully you can be lucky enough to snag an outside table.

JP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

KM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very noisy. Food ok but not for price. If it rains their back up space is a cavernous room with bright lights, tables not set and all tables are large so if you are 2 people you are sitting at a large round table accommodating 6 people. Awkward and cold. They almost do not care about you at that point. Service on patio was SLOW

RR
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I love the restaurant and we wanted to sit outside and asked in the reservation. When we arrived the hostess said half had been closed because they thought they might get more rain. There was never a conversation about if we wanted to wait. The restaurant was half full because it was a Jewish holiday but we were sat right next to the kitchen. The booth next to us was so loud and using the “f” word that it was ridiculous and uncomfortable. The food was all good and portions large except the corvina. It was tasteless and a really small portion. Even though the restaurant was half full it is always extremely loud. That’s why we like to be outside. Once we left we got an email from open table saying we hadn’t showed up for our reservation. I had to call the restaurant and have them fix it. We will go back but a little disappointed in the whole experience. Also, it was for my husbands birthday and I put in reservation but nothing was said or done. They just didn’t try with the seating and no birthday dessert.

TD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing restaurant. Great food, service, ambiance. Perfect.

OT
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious

MM
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great location and good food. We arrived prior to the lunch rush and service was great but once it heated up our poor server had so many tables it took awhile to get our check and leave. The food was good though you pay for the location for sure.

OT
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view the service thr food was spot on perfect.

PK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the décor of the restaurant. Nice subtle lighting and comfortable and spacious booth. We took advantage of the seafood cart which was excellent! Oysters, jumbo shrimp and ceviche all were fresh and delicious. We also enjoyed the Caesar Salad with prosciutto, being a nice addition.
The Angel's Envy Bourbon and Moscato were perfect! Topped it off with a delicious apple tart.
Also our server Priscilla was very attentive and throughout our time at Boatyard continued to make sure that everything was perfect - and it was!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday and visiting with family to a very enjoyable experience. Although it was loud, everything else made up for it. Food was outstanding! Will definitely be returning.

KJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I would recommend Boatyard to friends for the unlimited drinks for brunch and to try other menu items. I had Boatyard once before and i liked it but this time, I had the Shrimp with grits, the grits were not appeasing. I love the cherry chocolate bread with the honey butter, AMAZING.

s
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch options. The Omelette and Benedict stations are fabulous. Large portions, a lot of choices, delicious potatoes and fresh fruit. Reasonably priced as well. The Bloody Mary bar was very tempting, next time I’m in! We also had wonderful service and they took reservations. I highly recommend this restaurant and plan to return.

LR
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Swordfish I have had in a long time! Service was friendly and didn't rush us,

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was clean, the food was tasty and the service was great. I will definitely be returning

DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best spots in Ft Lauderdale. Great food, good bar scene. Service is top notch for a South Florida. A can’t miss for the area.

JG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the better restaurants in the area. Been here a number of time and the food is always consistent, service is top notch.

OT
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The wood fired grill makes any entree better. Fresh fish and great steaks here. Its one of my favorites in south Florida.

YE
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!!!!!!!!!
Incredible service!!!
Thank you very much!!!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Boatyard. On the night we went they had the most incredible breeze so we could dine at a table outside. It was a great experience.

FL
Miami
152 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice brunch but not a buffet as they had years ago. Food was good - great burger. The bottomless bar is a little pricier than most at $25 pp, but the champagne is a bit better and the vodka for bloodies is Kettle One (still not Grey Goose but good). Nice mixers for the champs and bacon and shrimp to add to the bloodies. Great view on a side intracoastal.

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch celebrating an anniversary. Eggs Benedict made to perfection.

T
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's one of our favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. We highly recommend!

DD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Favorite place to come for a wonderful meal! Boatyard never disappoints!

S
Tampa
70 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Glad to see Bimini Boatyard has reopened as The Boatyard. Service was friendly and efficient, as well as helpful. Our fish choices were fresh and delicious. Nice wines.

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