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American Tapas Bar, Fort Lauderdale, FL

American Tapas Bar

4.5
4.5
186 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
ATB brings you a whole new experience on american food.
Small sharable plates, craft cocktails, live music and a incredible atmosphere.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 765-6352

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Offers

  • ITB Mondays

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    30% off entire check for in the biz (restaraunt, bar, and hotel employees with proof of employment)
  • Tapas Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    5 tapas for $30 all day on select menu
  • Whiskey Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Buy 1 get 1 FREE whiskey all day on any whiskeys under $15

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What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Hot Spot

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Hot Spot

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. TL

    TimmerLovesFood

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! The moderate volume note was due to live music! He was great. We sang along. We tried several small plates and they were all delicious. Shirley waited on us and she was delightful! After the bacon wrapped dates, burrata, shrimp cocktail, and lamb meatballs, all very good, my wife asked Shirley what we should not miss the next time we eat here. She immediately said the Shrimp and grits! She lit up when she talked about them! I couldn’t resist..I told her to bring me an order. Holy cow she was right..the best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had! This place is fabulous. We will make it a normal stop each time we are in town. By the way, my wife doesn’t eat lamb, she tried a small bite of the meatball after my drooling temped her…she ended up eating the whole thing! We love American Tapas! Thanks Shirley for making our first time a great time! I wish I took photo’s.
  2. MI

    MarkI

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on Thanksgiving so it was much quieter than I assume it normally was. Our server was wonderful and kind and gave us great service. She made a great key lime martini. And those half price bottles of wine, yes please!!
  3. JM

    JeffM

    Tulsa

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Ambiance and service was great. They have a great menu. Most nights there is live music. It may have been an off night but the food (mussels and lamb meatballs) was incredibly salty. Grilled octopus was great though.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends meeting
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place
  6. SM

    SiMPle

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a very nice meal with shared plates. Service was excellent.
  7. AP

    AliceP

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance and entertainment. Food was exceptional...loved the old bay shrimp, grilled octopus, baked oysters, and corn bread. Everyone enjoyed.
  8. MB

    MicheleB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had the Lobster Mc&cheese (delicious, quite rich!) the pork belly (nice crunchy bits!) , the filet mignon slider (tasty but a bit dry) and the lamb meat balls (nothing exceptional , just good) and a bottle of nice Oberon to go with our tapas. Service was OK. We sat outside (even if right by parking lot, we preferred that to the music inside. We liked the place fine and may go back when we are again in the mood for tapas…
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They make a great espresso martini. Food is delicious second time being there will definitely be going back. Easy atmosphere nice waiters
  10. DC

    DC64FOODIE

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were charmed by the ambience and LIVE music as we entered American Tapas and greeted with smiles. The bar was well-equipped and several stools and TVs for your viewing pleasure. The FOOD was presented and tasted AMAZING...especially the Grilled Octopus Pork Ribs, and Cornbread Skillet plates... we were pleased with the wine and cocktail selections. This is our new GO-TO place! $$
  11. DF

    DavidF

    Fort Lauderdale

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This was our first visit here. The food and the service was good. While we enjoyed the live entertainment it was too loud to have dinner conversation and we were not sitting directly in front of the entertainment. I would suggest they turn it down some for early dinner.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good and atmosphere was amazing. Music was great but a little loud. Server barely spoke to us. He was attentive but needs to interact with customers verbally.
  13. MC

    MitchelleneC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Wait staff is beyond rude, and charged for things we didn’t even eat.
  14. TW

    TonyaW

    Fort Lauderdale

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    This place was very nice. Food not always Hot n drinks cold be better. Service is Top notch, atmosphere is Great. The food needs to be hotter when it comes out. 2nd time here and it's the same things both times.
  15. R

    Rosie

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service ever!
  16. K

    Kmw1211

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food an atmosphere
  17. PH

    PeterH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Tim provided excellent service. Food and drinks were wonderful.
  18. JB

    JoelB

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu was interesting and the best thing was the live music
  19. ME

    MannyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time at American Tapas as I always do with my wife and friends. Shirley was awesome! Highly recommend this place!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I was very happy with our experience here. We went on a Sunday right after it opened so we were the only ones there. So it was quite and service was good! So I can’t speak to that experience during a busy time. The food was really good. I was concerned about the quality of the food given so many American food items on the menu that typically take a while to prepare. But every thing was really good! I’d definitely go back. And I really think we got a lot of food for the price! Typically Tapas can be very small per serving. I thought the serving size was huge for tapas. But hey! It’s American Food… go big!!! I definitely recommend this place!
  21. KK

    KimmerK

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We truly enjoyed our evening because the food was fun and flavorful and the service was outstanding. It's a great place to try different bites of great American classics with a twist. We enjoyed the music too!
  22. RS

    RobertS

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a great time and meal again..................................
  23. R

    Rita

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and it won't be my last! food was delicious !!
  24. MN

    MicheleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. The staff is great and the live music was great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good variety of tapas would recommend for sharing with friends.
  26. TL

    TimothyL

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service provided by Joe was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and attentive and offered great suggestions. The drinks were amazing. The food was delicious. The four of us shared nine dishes. Our faves were the bacon-wrapped dates, the cornbread, the goat cheese coquettes, the baked oysters and the octopus. For dessert we had the chocolate bites with ice cream, key lime pie and carrot cake. All three were fantastic!
  27. AS

    AndreaS

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    I have been to American Tapas 3 different times. The only reason is the live music. The singers have been exceptional and not a common thing to have live entertainment at a restaurant. As for the food, it is abominal. I mean like 7-11 quality. I have eaten almost every item on the menu and cannot understand how the quality can be this bad. As a quick example, take the cheese board for $20. How can you screw this up? It was four coners of the board with two hard, old slices of very cheap cheese in each, all the same but one. Served with two packets of saltines, overly soft grapes and a couple very past their prime strawberries all on this large board. We couldn't even eat it. Each item we ordered was worse than the next, like they aren't even trying. Two people, $150 check and left the restaurant hungry. Fast food would be of higher quality than this.
  28. SB

    StephenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to enjoy a night out. Would definitely recommend! Food is great and drink are too.
  29. MI

    MICHAELM

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food was excellent. The service was very attentive. The venue was entirely too noisy. I will not go back there again.
  30. k

    kens

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    We dined at the bar. Enrique was fantastic! We ordered the cheeseboard and it was dry. The rest of the meal was mediocre.
  31. DS

    DavidS

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was delicious
  32. R

    Rosie

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Love this place! Ambiance! Good! Fabulous music! This particular night, the service was really not great. Hostess confused about where to sit us meanwhile I had a reservation and there were plenty of extra tables. Good service very slow yet many servers were working. Requested separate checks, said ok, then brought one check and serveur said “oh, you will figure it out”…. I know sometimes things are off and I will certainly be back, but if this were my business I would want to know that some improvement or additional training or better on site leadership might be needed. Thank again for a great place!!! I always wonder if anyone from the restaurant actually reads these reviews. Thanks again!!!
  33. DS

    DeeS

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We arrived at 6 p.m. on a Friday. The place was packed, and louder than any restaurant we have ever been to. I mean LOUD, had to shout to my friend sitting next to me to be heard.
  34. ML

    MaryL

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant! Amazing food. Over the top good service. Good value. Loved the ambience. Can’t wait to go back!
  35. RU

    RosemarieU

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I came for dinner on a Saturday. Very cute classy spot, the drinks were good, so much variety on the food menu. Will make this one of our go to spots for sure. Live entertainment was nice. Left super full! Definitely a step up from casual.
  36. A

    Abh28

    Fort Lauderdale

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time dining here after hearing great reviews. Parking is limited and tight. The inside is small yet inviting. The staff was nice. The food and drinks were excellent. There was live music, which was wonderful. I’ll definitely be back and will try their new Boca location.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  38. RB

    RoxyB

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! Live music that wasn't so loud we couldn't talk, which was great. Very cute restaurant decor. I will go back!
  39. CS

    CourtneyS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the service was wonderful!! Live music and awesome vibe! Definitely recommend!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always amazing!

FAQs

American Tapas Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for American Tapas Bar

2724 E Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-4113

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Ridge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

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