Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_informationCreated with Sketch.
You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Boatyard.
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 37 times today

Boatyard

4.5
1818 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
LUNCH 11:30a - 4:30p Monday – Saturday
DINNER 5:00p - 11:00p Monday – Saturday and 5:00p - 10:00p Sunday.
BRUNCH 10:00a - 4:00p Sunday

BAR HOURS Open till 11:30pm Monday-Thursday, 2:00am Friday and Saturday, and till 10 pm on Sunday.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(954) 525-7400
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Doug Reiss
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
The Boatyard is an ideal location to host your next event, Corporate gathering, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower or a Birthday Party. We have 3 private rooms and an outdoor patio that can accommodate 10 to 500 guests. Our event planner will personally assist you in planning every detail.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Self parking or complimentary valet parking available. Want to come by boat? -- free dockage available for boats up 75' for restaurant customers. Or come by Water Taxi, call 954-467-6677
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm.
Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1818 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 9 hours ago

Just perfect! I’d originally booked a table for 4 at 7.30pm and then at the last minute I needed to increase to 8 people... the hostess was polite and helpful and changed the time to 8.30pm to accommodate us all (which worked perfectly)

The service, food, ambiance was spectacular and well worth our flight from D.C. for Father’s Day! Thank you x

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined 18 hours ago

After calling restaurant to confirm fathers day brunch buffet we get to the restaurant and they tell me the buffet isnt offered anymore. That was a disappointment since every other place was packed for brunch.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very good seafood and special Brussel Sprouts.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 3 days ago

Ambience is always amazing here! I’ve been here numerous times before; unfortunately, the steak was bland and dry this time. For the price, the steak should be on point every time. The lobster was delicious! The best part of the entree. Unfortunately, you never want to leave a restaurant still craving food. I ended up going to another steak house in Hollywood that I’ve been to many times before and that hit the spot. The food could have been better, for the al le cart style they offer.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined 4 days ago

Have dined there before but this time we had a great table but there was a HUGE fly issue. One of the members of our party was seated facing a closed but windowed event space and was unfortunate enough to see several of the wait staff swatting and killing flies. We then noticed an abundance on the window behind our table. Service was great, food superb, but when the issue was mentioned to our server, she just confirmed there was a big fly issue, no managment involvement or anything. Have to admit, we were all a bit disappointed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Awesome!!!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Place was nice!! Our server was very friendly and made some good recommendations!
Loved the paella!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

It was fantastic

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

the food was terrific, however the wait staff rushed to clear plates and food while we were still eating, and then we waited 20 minutes for the next course. not great to rush you out when there are no other patrons waiting for a table. that was just rude and put a bad taste on the entire dining experience.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food is usually great here, my one problem was my vegetables were too vinegary

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great meal!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We have been going there for many years and it's always and still is fabulous but expensive . Take advantage of 1/2 price wines on Tuesday

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great fish! Always delicious preparation and fresh

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Everything was fantastic, especially the service! Donald is an outstanding server. Food was really delicious and cooked very well. The in-house desserts were amazing, highly recommend the decadent chocolate duo. Unbelievable! It’s a bit pricey but definitely worth it and the quality is there.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. Perfect weather. Gorgeous scene

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Best burger I've had in years...thick and juicy. Had calamari and octopus for appetizers which were sizable and delicious.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Barely could get waiters attention for anything after the initial order.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Not my first time but I would always recommend this restaurant, the staff were delightful and very pleasant and welcoming. Outstanding service! And LOVE their hours!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were disappointed with our visit here. Our waitress was very nice but went MIA for most of our time there. She seemed to be overwhelmed with a party of six next to us. Other servers brought our food out - the food wasn't very hot, possibly because it sat waiting for the waitress to pick it up. The waitress showed up just as we were finishing our meal to ask if everything came out all right. The food was good but not outstanding, considering the price. And to top things off, we also had an air conditioner dropping condensation on us periodically thru the dinner. We would have brought this up to our waitress, but again, she wasn't any where to be found.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great anniversary celebration! Terrific good and service!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My wife and I had a great meal which appropriately finished off our first visit to Fort Lauderdale. She enjoyed the grilled swordfish and I had the Florida Paella, both were exquisite. The setting was fantastic as we had a table over-looking the Bay and look forward to our next trip to Florida where we can come visit again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Delicious plates and great drinks. We really enjoyed the snapper Provençal.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Friday night is extremely busy and NOISY. Don't go there on Friday if you are getting together to talk to someone across the table.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Relaxing place for lunch on the patio. Food is wonderful.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The food at Boatyard is consistently good as is the service. It is noisy for an intimate dinner or dinner with friends for easy conversation

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Food was good enough but I was really impressed with the friendly service, music/ vibe and the outdoor overall ambience.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Fantastic service and food, beautiful setting. Would go there again. Perfect for a romantic dinner.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The server was e excellent very informative of the food items.The tuna tacos and grouper were excellent.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Several locals recommended going to Boatyard, so we decided to add it to our plans on a free night. Luckily, we were able to get a Sunday evening reservation on a holiday weekend and we arrived to find the restaurant only partially full. We were quickly seated and our server promptly offered to take a drink order. Boatyard's version of an Old Fashioned is a must try- it had a nice Florida twist on it with a bit more orange than usual. We tried the Tuna Tacos appetizer which were delicious and made my girlfriend wish they were a meal option! She had the grouper for dinner which she thoroughly enjoyed while I opted for the NY Strip steak. The steak was flavorful, cooked properly, and quite large- all nice features for beef in a seafood restaurant. For a side, the blistered green beans are some of the best I've ever had- delicious! The service was good but not great and it was a bit unexpected to see bread & butter as an appetizer rather than the traditional complimentary offering. Overall, a great meal and easily understood why locals speak so highly of it!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had reservations which were acknowledged and we were seated with a minute or so. The experience was fun and we enjoyed it. It was a celebration of a friend's birthday. The only downside is the noise level. It is very noisy and hard to carry on a conversation without speaking very loudly (which only raises the noise level more).

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

What a great place for Sunday brunch!
The omelette and eggs Benedict stations were so good. Very fresh ingredients. Our waiter was prompt and attentive ( Benjamin, I believe) and explained the ordering process for the stations, as well as describing the menu items. we will return, for sure.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This was the greatest brunch I’ve ever had you won’t be disappointed. The prices are a little more expensive but you’re getting what you pay for. Everything was delicious.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was our first time dining at boatyard but we didn’t enjoy the food at all. The staff was very nice and we had good service but the food wasn’t tasty.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Boatyard was great. The atmosphere was very elegant. Yachts parked out back as the sun is going down adds a romantic twist to a late lunch or dinner.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We has a delicious fish dinner and tasty key lime baked Alaska. Wonderful, attentive waiter. Definitely would go again!!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Too loud. Need to deaden the noise

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Wonderful food!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

They are always so lovely there. Each of us ordered salads with fresh fish. Everybody loved their meal. We all shared a warm apple tart at the end — fantastic. They were so kind to bring a separate plate and fork for each of us to share just 1 dessert. I am a local and really enjoy this restaurant. Once, I accidentally left an important business journal and they held it for me for over 3 weeks until I figured out where I had left it. I just feel so good about this restaurant!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The location and decor emphasize that you are in the heart of Florida in an authentic, comfortable manner. The service was great but the grouper was on the dry side. My husband enjoyed his snapper with salsa. I will say that the bimini bread is finger licking good and the drinks were generous. There are lots of good seafood restaurants in the area and we will check them out before returning to The Boatyard.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Great venue for business dinner and cocktails. The outdoor patio and fireplace is a great place for after dinner drink.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
46

Tweets by Boatyard