Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
A glittering restaurant in the heart of Fort Lauderdale showcasing world-class seafood, Black Diamond USDA prime steaks, and unparalleled service in a vibrant, upscale setting.

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C
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. It was my 30th anniversary and the night was amazing at the Lobster Bar Grill

LE
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great food and great service. Will be back

M
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Disappointed. Overpriced. Food was good but service was inattentive. We sat at one of the deep booths in front of restaurant because the round table they wanted to sit us at was for 8, and there were only 5 of us. The booths were poorly designed. They are so deep, the servers couldn’t reach to serve food.! We bought a bottle of wine and the waiter left it at the edge of the table, which was so far away we couldn’t reach it. Did not come back often to pour or check on how things were. Three diners had lobster risotto; two of whom loved it, the thirds did not. Too tart and risotto was runny. Arctic char was very good.

DH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Called ahead to inform we were celebrating a special event, only to be seated next to the highly trafficked waiter’s station.
The pacing of the meal was completely off - appetizers ordered when we sat down to enjoy with our pre-dinner cocktails were served after our salad/soup course.
Food was not good. Flavors were off. Lobster bisque takes just like heavy cream.
There is a fine line between friendly & personal service & obtrusive. That line was crossed.
Very sad for a restaurant of this caliber.

M
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal!!

K
Miami
110 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu is static but reliable. Wish they had some fried options or littlenecks. We go about every 4 or 6 months, not more. Good quality and professional staff. Reliable with a capital R; but, not cheap.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on March 16, 2020

Kcirbu, thank you for the great review. It truly means a lot to our team knowing you had a stellar experience. See you next time!

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W
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place and food

r
Miami
361 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried one pound lobster is amazing. Fresh, crispy and tender. Service is very good. However, the acoustics are awful and the noise level is intolerable. Cant hear yourself talk.

RV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fabulous dining experience. From the moment we walked in and were greeted, shown our table. The service was the best. Our server was fantastic , explaining everything great. Fast service. Entire staff was wonderful. Selection was amazing, and our food was outstanding. What a great experience we both had. Thank you, we will definitely be back.

Y
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service and a nice atmosphere, but just average food at a very premium price.

OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great it food was “meh”. The escargot was tasteless. My steak was a small portion and cooked too well.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Jeremy waiter was great.

Hostess not so great. At 8 my table was ready. Punctual to my reservation. Wasn’t seated until almost 8:20.

WH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to dine in Fort Lauderdale.

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We have eaten at numerous Chops. What happened service wise was a first. It just wasnt all that. Courses did not come out together. No offer of pepper or salt, and other little things. Staff did not seem thoroughly trained. This is surprising, as we feel what sets Chops apart from The Palm, Abe& Louies, Smith & Wollensky, even Prime 112 has always been excellent five star service. Would not stop us from going back, but disappointing

F
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Celebrating life and friendship

c
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just too loud for enjoyable dinner. Good for bar scene, but would not go back. Food was fine but not exceptional , and certainly pricey. excellent waiter.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on March 4, 2020

Dear cindyk, thank you for leaving feedback about your most recent experience at Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale.  We are happy to hear that you chose to dine with us. Due to our great reputation, our dining room can have a lively, fun ambiance on busy nights.  We would like to apologize for the seating arrangement you experienced while dining with us.  Anytime you are not 100% happy with a dish, please let our staff now and we will gladly prepare something new for you! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your excellent service. We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.

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PF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday… The service was impeccable… The food was impeccable… The atmosphere is beautiful and exciting. I highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or just a nice night out. Debi our server was First Rate.

G
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was very Busy unfortunately Meal and service was not as usual. Sorry this time I wasn’t pleased

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food didn’t match price point. Slow service, drinks took awhile.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Subpar. The staff took 15 minutes before to get to our table. In fairness, he was good after that, but I expect better service from an establishment such as this.

The food was cold and mediocre for the price.

For a $260 dinner, I expected a lot more. Next time, I’ll just walk half a block and eat at Timpano or Yolo.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on March 2, 2020

Dear Guest, thank you for leaving feedback about your most recent experience at Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale.  We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it.  We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience. 

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DD
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent. The noise level is extremely high and the price is high. If you can afford it and are not looking for an intimate night out, this is the place to go to.

GL
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants, but disappointed in my recent experience. I had wanted to order the arctic fish, but was told I had to order a 1 3/4 lb. piece. I would have thought they could provide a dinner portion. Service was so so - waiter more engaged with other tables.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on March 2, 2020

Dear GaryL, thank you for leaving feedback about your most recent experience at Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale.  We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  Due to having the freshest seafood in South Florida, with shipments daily, our variety of selection and sizes does vary. Although sometimes this can rarely cause an inconvenience, this allows us to provide you with the best and freshest seafood dishes in Fort Lauderdale. Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your experience, let our management team know so that they can fix it.  We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience. 

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R
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The food was well over priced, the restaurant was so loud could hardly hear the people we were with sitting in the same both, so very loud. Had a both which was the very last both in the restaurant and I spent the whole meal looking directly into the kitchen and the staging area. Will never go back to this restaurant again.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on March 2, 2020

Dear Raingirl, thank you for leaving feedback about your most recent experience at Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale.  We are happy to hear that you chose to dine with us. Due to our great reputation, our dining room can have a lively, fun ambiance on busy nights.  We would like to apologize for the seating arrangement you experienced while dining with us.  Next time, please let us know of these preferences and we will do what we can to accommodate! Anytime you are not 100% happy with a dish, please let our staff now and we will gladly prepare something new for you! We always want our guests leaving feel full and satisfied. We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service wat terrible -- started off ok, but then rarely saw our server after taking our order.

Lobster was super tough and tasteless. Other food was average at best.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on March 2, 2020

Dear JJJJ, thank you for leaving feedback about your most recent experience at Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale.  We are happy to hear that you chose to dine with us. We would like to apologize for the lack of service you experienced while dining with us.  Next time, please let us know of this visit and we will make sure to sit you with one of our best servers! Anytime you are not 100% happy with a dish, please let our staff know and we will gladly prepare something new for you! We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.

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G
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to visit the Lobster Bar. Arguably the best experience in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

e
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was served cold. Noise level is very loud. Service was slow.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on February 25, 2020

Dear erod, thank you leaving feedback about your recent experience at Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale.  We would  like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it.  We are happy to hear that our team was apologetic and tried to assist.  We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.  

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BU
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a meal last night. Service by Kostis was great, the meal exceptional and the mixed drinks perfect. We will be back!

MV
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful design, excellent quality food and service. Excellent specialty drinks and wine list. Absolutely delicious steaks cooked to perfection as well as lobster - prepared in so many amazing ways. This is our favorite Steak/Lobster Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. Oh, almost forgot - the whole Branzino - is absolutely spectacular, off the charts delicious - as is the lobster mash, grilled broccolini, and brussels. High end - reasonable prices. Would pay double in NYC or Miami

R
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for stone crabs and this place delivered. We usually opt for the “large” stone crab but went up (to../jumbo?) and they were everything we had hoped for. We will be jumbo-ing from now on. Thank you!

y
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband's birthday and it was great per usual. We had the surf and turf for 2 which was plenty. The Moscow mules were also perfect. Our dessert was the strawberry cheesecake and it couldnt have been more rich. Our server Ari was super sweet, knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely be back.

DG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor at the bar was superb. First rate experience. Food was excellent. A most enjoyable evening!!

SK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening for our group of 6. Business outing

g
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Visited twice. Excellent food, great atmosphere, at times overwhelming noise level. First visit great service, second visit I waited 45 minutes for my enter, something that didn't take more than 5 minutes to cook; but it was a Friday night. I had to threaten to cancel my order if it was not prepared. Really great fish/shellfish restaurant.

RK
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good experience! Good ambiance but food is expensive.

BH
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent as always

OT
New York Area
3 reviews