Boatyard

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch... a bit of to much up and down if your planing on enjoying the $25 unlimited Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. The food over all was very tasty but a tad expensive $14 for build your own omelette and $16 for build your own eggs Benedict. Outside patio is a great outside space but the restaurant does not take outside reservation which are Strongly recommend. Only really big negative is that apparently they allow people to be seated inside with dogs, since the table next to ours included a small dog.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Brunch! Delicious waffles, omelettes, eggs Benedict and chocolate banana bread! Service was fantastic! Truly enjoyed our time!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 17th anniversary; they gave us a memorable time together. The food & service was first class and my wallet didn’t take a beating. We enjoyed ourselves, our waitress recommended some good items as well.

JR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked the Boatyard for Valentine’s Day after searching for a romantic restaurant on the water. Everything from the moment we walked in was just perfect! We sat at the bar because we were about 30 minutes early and the drinks were top notch. Once our table was ready we were escorted out to a beautiful dining area along the docks of the intracoastal. Hanging from the trees and tucked in the bushes was soft amber lanterns and lamps giving a very romantic atmosphere. Our waitress was so professional and attentive. I had the salmon which was spectacular and my boyfriend had the haddock which was equally spectacular! We will absolutely visit the Boatyard when we return to Fort Lauderdale!

RC
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dining for “that” special night. A bit expensive for regular dining. Great choices...seafood and beef.

AA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly clean bright environment. Food is excellent. Try the sunkist drink at the bar.

OT
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was great the garlic mash was excellent I brung two friends and they say the salmon and swordfish was fantastic.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Too loud and totally singles night and scene

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

DA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down our favorite restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale! The food is outstanding and staff could not be friendlier!

CP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boatyard was a very nice restaurant with good food and good service. The atmosphere on the waterfront is amazing. Will definitely eat there again!

A
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good as always. It I was very noisy though.

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday Lunch

p
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time for lunch, indeed because of the acoustics it is pretty much impossible to have a conversation, but we came at 1pm so once the room emptied it was really pleasant. We had a nice waitress and food came pretty fast. The outside seating is the best but limited.

JR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Even with a reservation, it takes a very long time to get a table outside. The service at the bar while you wait for your table is not good and very long....However, when you get your table this place is WONDERFUL. The service, the ambiance, the food, the view on the canal is all great!

J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vibe! Good food. Beautiful view. We would go back.

M
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time celebrating our 30th anniversary at the Boatyard. The service was amazing!

BE
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nothing to criticize. I was looking for an upscale place with fine dining and this place met my expectations.

L
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had the same item I’ve order many times before and it wasn’t up to the usual standards...still good but a bit below the norm.
Also, we were early for our reservation so grabbed a beverage at the bar. They said they would text me. I never got the text so we went up to check on our table...think they forgot to text me....

W
London
41 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

There was a group of noisy girls behind us. Service was slow. Charged for something we didn’t have. Food was too greasy. Didn’t stay for dessert, wouldn’t rush back.

JH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our food came out very quickly after ordering and was very good to say the least. The only negative thing I would have to say was that our server did not seem like he wanted to serve are table particularly because of his demeanor towards us, made us feel like we were bothering him, especially after we saw his smiles and laughter with the guests at the table next to ours. But besides that and wanting my side item options, we enjoyed our time there.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday brunch was the best. The bloody marry /mimosa bar is worth the cost. The outside atmosphere is one of a kind... A must try restaurant.

RR
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I have dined at the Boatyard many times over the last ten years (including when it was named the Bimini Boatyard). Always enjoyed my tine there. But this time it was a disaster. No water despite our request and no bread service. Appetizers didn’t come out together so I ordered anorher but still not served together. In fact, we never had anything served together even though there was only two of us. When ny main course came out well after my wife’s, it was cold. The server asked if everyting was Ok. I said no, it wa cold. He took it away to rewarm. Then the manager came out and apologized, but I never got my dinner!!! We finally left and went somewhere else to eat. Never again!!!

JB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner at Boatyard tonight. I don't even remember saying that I was there for my anniversary, but the hostess and our waiter all were sure to wish us a happy anniversary. They even reserved a quiet table for us with a view of the water. Overall experience was great. The Florida Paella is a MUST TRY! Thanks for a fun and memorable evening!

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fish sandwich of the day, Mahi, was very dry and overcooked.

LO
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very, very attentive staff, outstanding. truly enjoyed the atmosphere, refreshing. we were there for lunch, and will return. have been in the area almost 6 years and finally discovered the Boatyard. will plan on bringing our guests from the North to visit you when they visit us. thanks for making my birthday special.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thursday is ladies night and very, very busy and loud. But food was delicious!

DB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fifth time or so to Boatyard. Always a terrific experience. Staff is friendly and professional. Alex our server was great. All seas food dishes were exceptional. Thursday evening was hopping at the bar area.

NP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never again. Waitress was very rude. My daughter's birthday was spoiled. Three different representatives misinformed us. It seems to me they had different instructions that made me very confused. Prices are very high. Ladies' night was a complete lie. Never recommend it.

O
London
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The grouper was so salty they had to get is both new one. Second time around much bette

A
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant offering excellent food, superb service and a top location. Would highly recommend for lively bar service, inside or outside dining

C
Miami
334 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Noisy. Food was fair. Had a bunch of issues. Not going back

JL
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent!

s
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Way to loud!! Could not carry on a conversation! Will not return.

KF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere at outside bar. Amazing happy hour prices.

C
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Boatyard for lunch with several colleagues. Food and service were outstanding. Simply put, I love this place and so will you!

WG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Table for two, right by the water made for a very romantic evening. Inside the restaurant was very loud, fortunately they had the table available outside. The service was very good. The food was also very good, but not a good value for the price. I had the snapper, which was nice. Not terrific. She had oysters and loved them. We shared the Brussels sprouts, which were pretty nice. And had French fries as well. Not stupendous. That plus 2 vodkas and 2 glasses of wine and the tab was $150. Don’t get me wrong, I like the boatyard and I will go back. I just expect a little more amazing for that money.

K
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I have patronized this restaurant on quite a few occasions -- meeting people from out of town, taking visitors there. Sitting outdoors there is very pleasant, a very "Florida" experience. Dinner inside, recently, was really really noisy. The place is packed, making it hard to carry on a conversation at times. On the good side is the good consistency of the food, good service, incredible home made bread. I'll continue to go -- particularly in the off season!

J
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!
Great food, wonderful server, beautiful setting
Couldn’t have been a better experience

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