dawson creek smoked salmon, poached eggs, dill crema
wilted kale, garbanzo, fingerling, chorizo vinaigrette
Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend.
Very good overall experience. Food quality and service stood out.
Once again a wonderful evening. The food is fresh and perfectly prepared.
We’d heard wonderful things about this test so our bad experience was very unexpected. Average food, inattentive service and so many flies we felt as if we were eating in a dumpster
Food was overpriced and taste horrible salmon had no taste rice hard and too much onions but customer service was great server was friendly but charged me $4 for a sauce I told her was disgusting
I enjoyed the views but I made a reservation for outside and it wasn’t honored I feel like I should of been informed that what I wanted I would not be able to have
Wasn’t able to reserve or be seated outside, which was main reason I wanted to dine there. When my date arrives she was told I had to come to front area to escort her in. I forgot my mask at the table and the young lady was rude in demanding I wear a mask inside. Understandable but could have done so in a less confrontational tone. Our server Robin was excellent: attentive and super friendly. Food was good as well. Overall a decent experience but not quite sure how one goes about eating on outside table with water views. Can’t do it online, get there 2 hrs before closing and none were available.
Everything was wonderful!
We had a lovely time dining at the boatyard. The food was phenomenal!
Boatyard never disappoints. Came for brunch, which was the first Saturday they were offering it, we usually come on sundays. But miss the omelet station and our favorite chef!
Food was amazing and always enjoy my time there with my friends and family
Excellent service, thank you so much
Excellent food quality and service. Great atmosphere as well. Really impressed
Isabella was an absolutely delightful waitress. She had such a light about her. Great recommendations and beautiful view.
Very pleasant El Fresco dining experience. Server was very professional and attentive. Lunch was excellent.
The waiter Christian was really knowledgeable and pleasant. The oysters were fresh and overall the food experience was fabulous
Service couldn’t been better. Lovely restaurant. My husband likes shrimp cooked well done so sent back and manager came over to check on us. Waiter came to table several times just to check on us. Just overall fine dining experience.
We had a great overall experience our first time at Boatyard. Laura is an excellent waitress! The only downside is that I assumed that we were sitting outside when we made the reservation. When we arrived to the restaurant, we were told that the wait was an hour for outside seating. Wish I would’ve known that ahead of time, because we would’ve preferred to sit on the deck for better ambience. Perhaps the online reservation should ask inside or outside preference so this doesn’t happen again. The food was amazing and we will return again the next time we are in Ft. Lauderdale.
I didn't like the waiter. Wait long. Asked for a separate account with friends, but we brought one account!
It was great! Other than the flies outside, but nothing can be done. About that.
Wonderful casual meal, great value for the money. Nice view of the Intracoastal. Quiet and peaceful. We will be back soon
I loved the meal at Boatyard. It was our first visit. My husband and I have lived in the Ft. Lauderdale area for 14 years, but we avoid 17th St because it's so crowded. As things are less busy during the Pandemic, we took this opportunity to give it a try, and I know we will return. One thing that stood out about the service: our food was not auctioned off when brought to the table. I very much appreciate this bit of professionalism, it is a sign of an experienced and well-managed staff. We sat outside and there was plenty of space between tables. The inside of the restaurant seemed empty on this Tuesday night. The hostess was pleasant and directed us to the other 2 in our party who were already seated on the waterfront dock. It's a lovely spot along a canal with plenty of boats and boat activity to view. Our server was very pleasant and we started with glasses of wine and martinis while we sat reviewing the menu and talking. When she took our order she made some pleasant conversation. We started with a bottle of wine, and we all enjoyed the first course, we had a wedge salad, 2 calamari and a caprese salad. Each was beautifully presented. The the blue cheese and candied bacon were tasty, the fried calamari very flavorful and well-cooked, and the tomatoes and mozzarella were combined nicely with croutons. For our main courses two of us had filet which was cooked to order with a nice char on the outside. The salmon was nicely cooked served over a bed of couscous. The only food fault of the evening was the shrimp in the scampi had been overcooked and was dry, but the spinach orzo was delicious. For dessert the four of us were wowed! The apple tart and key lime pies were some of the best we've ever had with a wonderful presentation. The tart was wide and thin with a tasty diced apple filling topped with dulche de leche ice cream. The key lime pie was topped with a sweet and creamy meringue and dressed with macerated mixed berries. Great spot!
It was excellent. The grouper was fresh and juicy as well as the Mahi Mahi, the dessert was to die for. Our server was sweet and knowledgeable, overall a wonderful experience.
We had a 12 o'clock reservation. We got these 10 minutes early and the host asked us if we wanted to sit inside right away or wait for an outside table. She said it would be between 20-30 minutes. We decided to wait. About an hour of waiting later, we went to the host stand and they admitted that they skipped over us. Of course, five minutes after saying something, they sat us. It was not a good experience at all.
Great food and atmosphere for Sunday brunch, but would have preferred different background music; too loud and club like.
Excellent experience with my beloved wife
The food was delicious!
We couldn’t find a bad thing about this place, my girl and I are from Las Vegas. We know fine dining and nightlife and this place delivered! Excellent food, great atmosphere, fun outside DJ etc.
Absolutely delicious. We'll definitely be back. Great food, excellent service.
We enjoyed sitting by the water drinking filthy cherry martinis. The oysters and fish tacos were fresh and delicious. Service always top notch!
The Service, the venue, and the view are magnificent. The seafood was awful, not cleaned well and undercooked. Drinks and desserts were good. I would go to the Bar, but eat at Fast Food instead.
Everything about this place was great! Especially the food. The only reason for 4/5 for ambiance was because as soon as our food came, we were swarmed with flies at our table as we were seated outside. But our server promptly delivered a citronella candle which helped a lot! Definitely recommend!
Loved the ancient gale suns green salad with added grilled shrimp. Grilled pineapple with cashews nice touch, as was schmear of golden beet purée. Great service and ambiance
first time at Boatyard - very impressed. Plenty of free parking, very nice roomy atmosphere, great views of the water inside and out, excellent bar and table setup, fantastic service, and delicious food and drinks! What more to add? Great value for money - not over or underpriced. Will definitely be back.
Poor service and no social distancing between tables-guests
Everything about our experience was wonderful. We will definitely be returning.
It was our first time here and we will definitely be coming back! The waitress, Tyana so so sweet and knowledgeable. All her recommendations were great. The good was delicious, everything! So much to chose from. The manager, Dustin even came by our table to greet us. I forgot to mention the drinks, they were so good and what a beautiful presentation. Whether you want drinks with a nice view of the ocean, or drinks and appetizers with friends to a romantic dinner for two, this place has it all. We loved it! What a great restaurant!
Social distancing observed, sanitizer available at door, staff all protected. Food and service excellent. Delicious cocktails. Can’t wait to go back!
Beautiful dining experience! Very sanitary which really made us feel better. Sitting outside really makes a difference since it’s in the intracoastal! Definitely coming back soon.
The night we were there was ladies night. We wanted an outdoor table but were told they were not reservable and there was a two hour wait. Why are they any different than the indoor tables? It seems like discrimination against local customers with reservations. To add insult to injury, the well drinks were free for ladies - unless you were forced to dine inside.
Boatyard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 525-7400.
Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 2993 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.