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Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale

4.6
1512 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday -Saturday: 5:30pm - Midnight
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Phone number
(954) 772-2675
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jeff Pfeiffer
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Catering
Lobster Bar Sea Grille has 3 unique private dining spaces including; The Boardroom which seats up to 20, The Boulevard Ballroom which seats up to 100 and The Club Lounge for pre-function events.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet parking available by front door.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Lobster Bar Sea Grille - Fort Lauderdale is Miami Beach's hottest new restaurant and features a number of private spaces with contemporary and dramatic interior ideal for celebrations, business gatherings, and social functions.

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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed the restaurant very much as we always do but we were surprised that they gave us a table right up front where the kitchen and all the traffic is. It was not full on a Monday night and there were many empty tables in the back. We made our reservation quite far in advance.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great 3 course lunch special!...great grilled octopus ($5 supplement, but worth it!)...but what's up with the crab cake? Usually the best in FLL...usually NO bread crumbs whatsoever....this time fewer chunks of lump crabmeat, more bread crumbs....if this is the new crabcake...count me out!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant because of the chef. Food is outstanding. Reservation and service need improvement.
I go there very often and they know me. However this time i booked for 6 thru Open Table at 8:30 PM. I arrive at 8:51 and they had cancelled my reservation...!!!??...Without calling me first, which is the standard in these situations. I had my family with me and it was embarrassing. So they remedy and finally gave us a table after another 10 minutes.
The waiter was very friendly, and he quickly came, told us the specials and ordered the wine. Then for quite a while...nothing happened...At least 15 minutes wait for the wine and we finally got it when i called another waiter to ask for it. It was the wrong one ... I ordered CakeBread Merlot and he brought Duckhorn....Honest mistake, no worry.
But there was no service attention, we had to look for him each time we needed something.
Otherwise the food was outstanding, which made it up for the average reservation and service matters.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food and wonderful service. One of the best restaurants I’ve eaten at in a long time.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

For my early birthday dinner- staff went above & beyond with service. I don’t like most seafood so I only had oysters but the steak was great. Every single thing I tried was amazing!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A very beautiful restaurant and the bar is stunning. Fried lobster tail was fantastic, the three steaks we ordered were all under cooked. The Dover Sole was perfect, King Crab legs were very good as well. The nicest higher end seafood restaurant in all of Ft. Lauderdale. Friendly staff, another great restaurant from the Buckhead Group.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Well it was great except that we were the first ones seated at 5:30 and I had requested a nice table for our anniversary...the hostess sat us at s booth by the window which was very nice. A moment later she came back and said we had to move because all 10 booths by the windows were requested by other customers... that was a lie because they sat another couple next to us who requested if they could be moved to a booth by the window and she said “sure” and moved them to the window table. Very disappointed in how they handled our table!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always, Lobster Bar Sea Grille was fabulous. I live on Las Olas, and work in the same building at the restaurant, but I find myself coming back time and time again. Our server, Milans, was a delight. She helped make my anniversary special in terms of the food and beverage choice, fun presence, as well as attention to detail and the table. 5/5 every time.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I went for our anniversary. Our waitress was great and her recommendations were on point. The atmosphere was lively and food was excellent!!!

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Lobster bisque was awful with no trace of lobster meat. I order a surf and turf (lobster tail and bone in filet, medium with truffle butter). It was loud and took a long time for our food to come out. My steak came out burnt, tough and dry. My friend received the wrong order. Server was rude and unapologetic. The manager was great and tried to make up for the poor food and horrible food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I love this restaurant. It can be loud and it is on the expensive side, but the food is just fabulous. Their octopus appetizer is the best around. Fish is always fresh. Service is great. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Could not get a seat at the bar for a cocktail before dinner. Food was wonderful. Noise level very high. Service is excellent

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent overall

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Excellent dinning experience. Impeccable service. Highly recommend for any special occasion or business meeting.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I had been to Lobster Bar Sea Grille once before for an event in a private room. It was beautiful, and I decided to bring my wife there for our 3rd anniversary.

We were both very impressed! When I checked in, I was asked if this was a special occasion. I told them it was for our anniversary, and when we sat down and our waiter appeared, he said congratulations on our anniversary. That was a great start!

By far, the best part of the experience was our waiter, Robert. He was extremely personable, figured out the type of food we were interested in, with a backstory for each menu item, and, best of all, he was a wine connoisseur! We had a shared surf and turf, and he had suggest a red wine. We weren’t too sure if it was going to work, but it was the perfect blend and complimented both the steak and fish!

The ambiance is classy and intimate, but still loud enough so that you feel private. The decor is beautiful and some of the fish is even caught locally, as close as Pompano!

I had such a great experience that I will definitely return to this restaurant. It is a little pricey, but it’s well worth it!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was good, not great. Ordered two different glasses of wine and both seemed as if the bottle had been open for days, one almost seemed rancid.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

amazing experience....hostess, wait staff everyone was sooo professional and knowledgeable. An incredible experience cannot wait to go again. Food was exquisite.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our server was very knowledgeable & the food was excellent and did not feel rushed

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Tbe best lobster in town and great service! Ambiance, food and service were great!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I love the experience! My husband and I went for our 16th year anniversary and we glad we did!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The service was good but not excellent, we were not impressed with the food, a little pricey for what they offer, other restaurants of the same group such as City Fish Market in Boca Raton are much better , offering great food and superior service for the same price

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Dinner was excellent. Service and food, both awesome.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

the prefixed lunch menu is a good value. The food is okay. I did like the sorbets a lot.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Took 45 mins to get a raw shrimp appetizer. Waiter was not very sharp and didn’t Comp anything. Manager was very friendly at end and promised to make it up to us. We will be back but visit was out of character.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent food and service
They always honor our request for a booth and server that we especially like

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always enjoy a meal at the Lobster Bar. Good food and service in a busy atmosphere makes for a lovely dining experience

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food and drinks . Waitress Natasha was awesome!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The lobster tail was delicious however the Brussels sprouts and Caesar salad were a little salty. We also had the grilled octopus and escargot appetizers both of which were delicious. The waitress messed up the bill which was annoying.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

1st time in Fort Lauderdale on vacation

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Honestly, amazing place!!! Great wines and the service is impeccable!!!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We came in to celebrate my girlfriend’s 24th birthday as well as our 2 year anniversary. I originally had a reservation for 3 people, called to change it to 4. The hostess who handled my phone call was polite but when we arrived at the restaurant, they seemed completely disinterested and slightly unprofessional. Our server, Fred greeted us with a dirty water bottle, I requested a bottle of sparkle water and flat water for the table and never received it. I let it go, we never really know what could be going on at his other tables or if he is incredibly busy. The entire pace of our dining experience was so long and drawn out but not through no fault of our own. We were ready to order our appetizers fairly quickly but Fred delayed a lot in taking our orders. We ordered a second round of drinks from the bar once we placed our dinner orders, which once again, took forever because Fred was no where to be found. The food was overall fabulous, my filet was ordered medium and it came out closer to well(things happen and the filet was so tender that it didn’t matter). Fred was nowhere to be found, he never did a table check to see how our food came out, had he have, I would have ordered another filet. My biggest issue with my experience and quite frankly it really put a damper on my evening was how the birthday was handled. When I called that afternoon and asked if I could request a candle to be discretely placed on any of our desserts, we wanted it to be a surprise for Katy. That was not the case! Fred came over and says, “you have a birthday here, please select a dessert and I’ll put a candle in it.” I was annoyed at this point, so instead of ordering 3 desserts we only ordered 1. We also ordered 2 double espressos and never received them. We let it go. Once our bill came around, we were charged for an extra glass of wine and then when asked to correct it the espressos that we never received were added to the bill and my card was run before I could look at the bill again.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I love this place. It's very near my home. The food is excellent and the staff go out of their way to make us feel welcome. The only problem is it is too loud. Even in a booth at the rear of the restaurant my husband and I have to lean in to talk to each other. It's distracting. But again, the food and service are hard to beat.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We went for lunch and ordered from the prix fixe menu which is a great value for money. As appetizers we ordered the octopus and the calamari and both were great, especially the octopus. As main course both my husband and I ordered the sea bass which was cooked to perfection. The portion was quite big so I couldn’t finish it all.
For dessert we ordered the profiteroles and the sorbets by the profiteroles take the cake. They’re delicious and the portion again is huge.
This lunch special is great - delicious and great value.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The space is spectacular! Beautifully decorated. Service top notch and so was the food!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Chip & Jonathan treated us like old friends. The food and service were beyond words! This will definitely be a "return to" on our list of FTL favs!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Their lunch menus is an excellent value. Thees course lunch special is a must try for the value of $25 per person. Great quality food and service.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good food and service

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I had a wonderful dinner last night. My server Bridgett was well educated on the menu and recommended the sea bass and lobster pasta which were delicious.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Experience was disappointing- and I really mean I was disappointed. I was really looking forward to it.
We had not been here before so we were excited to try a new restaurant on las Olas.

Inside is really nice - liked the decor a lot. A little pretentious but I liked it. Service for 3/4 of the meal was good- actually too good- too fast bringing and taking away, but slowed down a lot as it became busier.

Biggest complaint and disappointment was the food.
My wife had the bone in filet mignon cooked medium. Was done in medium well and really since the other two of us had our food as well, she didn’t want to send it back and wait.

My daughter and I had the steak and lobster for two. At $150 it’s not cheap and you just have a level of expectation that unfortunately fell short.
The wagu beef was cooked fine but just not that good- I’ve had much better steaks at 401 across the street or Louie Bossis down the street.
The lobster was a bit mushy. All in all, a so- so experience.

I would not try it again. Too many great places on las Olas.

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