Botanic at the Goodland

4.4
47 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Eclectic American Restaurant, serving bold, healthful and broad flavors with Latin and Caribbean influences. The menu centers on locally-sourced ingredients and shareable plates. The Botanic also features a creative beverage selection with tropical inspired cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 47 people are saying
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vipBrianB
Miami
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hidden jem off the beaten beach path. Food was very good and service was good. Fish, chicken and pasta entrees were very well prepared.

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vipratlas
Fort Lauderdale
440 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful and relaxing environment. My hamburger was delicious as was the duck fat fries! Service was very good.

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vipJohnnyM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool chill vibe of the restaurant inside and out! Lucas was our waiter who was excellent. As we all know it’s very hard to have decent service let alone excellent service in South Florida LOL The menu covered everything for whatever mood you were in. We started with the sausage etc. pizza which was excellent! That we did not expect. My wife’s steak was perfect. Pappardelle was delicious. Will be back🤙🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were amazing. Nice music so noise level was pleasant although the place was not full. They need to work on creating a nicer aesthetic with lower level lighting and quality of audio. Other than that, we really enjoyed this little hidden gem.

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AshleyD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, tried several starters and drinks. Small patio by pool outside was romantic and peaceful. Would recommend trying

JK
JessicaK
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food, service and ambiance. 5 stars all the way around. Great veg options!

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vipBRIANC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food! Service was poor to fair.

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GenesisC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was amazing and the drink dia soleado was incredible.

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vipShari
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Amazing service but cold shrimp tacos and overcooked medium rare burger. Corey and Johnathan were incredible. Food needs improvement

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic hidden gem 💎! Cozy social setting with beautiful view of courtyard. The staff took great care of us and were very knowledgeable, as well as great help with a food allergy. The food and flavors were over the top, perfectly prepared. Will definitely be going back ASAP!

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vipDRVJR
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Went for Happy Hour. Don’t. Just don’t. Music was spa music and it sounded like I was getting a massage. I politely asked bartender if he could change to some peppy/upbeat music and he said he asked the manager and “this is the best we have”. We finished our drinks and left! TERRIBLE VIBE. I so wanted to love this place since I live walking distance from them.
Won’t be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The food wasn’t good at dinner or by the pool. Very disappointing and had high hopes!

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vipTeddy514
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Ft. Lauderdale. Great ambiance, service and a fantastic cocktail list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Best meal we’ve had in South Florida in a while. If you’re a foodie, you’ll appreciate this restaurant. The decor is very well done and the flavors and cocktails are exquisite! Will definitely be back!

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vipJweimersheimer
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Right off the main drag of A1a, it’s a comfortable quiet spot for a nice meal in a newer Kimpton hotel. They always have a great vibe. An attentive and kind wait staff made it certainly a more enjoyable meal. While everyone has a brussels dish these days, there’s was a bit different for a change as they were served in a nice cream coconut and lime sauce. I would have like to seen the peanuts toasted a bit, but overall a nice dish. The watermelon and arugula salad was a big disappointment, there was hardly any watermelon, and what was there was mush. It needs a nice crisp. It was dressed with just olive oil it seems, no tang at all. My party had the burger, which was quite delicious served with hot crispy shoe string fries that were a hit. The dinner party features a whole fried snapper served as a taco kit with various accoutrements. The fish itself was delicious, substantial and had very little bones to pick through. The various sauces that accompanied were all flavorful and a nice addition as well as the mango salsa. The soft tortillas were unfortunately anything but soft, clearly not that fresh. For desert the botanic sundae is a scoop of fresh ice cream served over a delicious soft chocolate brownie that is just perfectly gooey. Overall a very nice visit, not rushing to return though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food needs some fine tuning, as does the quickness within which it come out - especially given we were one of only a small handful of tables. “Watermelon and Arugula Salad” had barely any watermelon in it and the watermelon was pickled - which needs to be stated on the menu, as we thought it had just gone bad. The guac was delicious but the serving size was too small for an app. The entrees were all delicious (curry fish, paparadelle). The berry

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vipJohn
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant, wonderful decor great service and delicious food. Get in here before everyone discovers how great it is. One of the best gluten-free pizzas I’ve ever had. And the cocktails were wonderful..

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Aiki70
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Server was very attentive and friendly. The Chef even came out to check on us. Ordered the following:

Butter lettuce salad - pretty good but the dressing is a little on the bland side (3/5)

Sweet corn salad - excellent (5/5)

Pappardelle with pork meatballs - average. Meatballs were extremely dense and small however plentiful. The entire dish was very close to room temperature (2/5)

Love pizza - excellent. Very heavy so be prepared (5/5)

Ricotta gnocchi - no bad. Needed salt, the creamy sauce overpowered everything. Also very heavy. (3/5)

Three scoops of sorbet - Variety of flavors were pretty good. They are a little small; three scoops is approximately 3/4 of a scoop anywhere else. (4/5)

Berry cobbler - average. Not sure if this was done on purpose but the berries were very tart, and not enough of the brown sugar crumb to compliment it. (3/5)

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vipFoodie
Fort Lauderdale
24 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second visit to the restaurant and our food was as good as the first time. The quality is consistent and the flavors are amazing. The chef even came out to greet us and discuss the diversity of the menu. We will definitely be going back to enjoy many more meals.

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OliveBranch
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was just ok. Nothing spectacular nothing terrible. Cost us $95 for two drinks, two apps, and one entree. It’s in a cute hotel that is in an converted two story apartment building located off the beach a bit west near the intracoastal. Dog friendly.

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None
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor overlooking the lush tropical plants amidst the swimming pool.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, loved the gnocchi and the daily cheese platter with truffle honey

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

$10 to valet park

Less than Ordinary food for breakfast

Not for Locals but unknowing tourists might accept it.

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vipNatashaL
Fort Lauderdale
45 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very nice hotel/entrance. The dining area was pretty- great view of pool- inviting bar. Some interesting craft cocktails on menu - tried the gin one, but exceptionally sweet. The menu offers a nice selection, albeit minimal. We tried the burger with duck fries that many have commented on, and yes, it's VERY good. The tuna sliders, pappardelle, and skirt steak were good. My only complaint would be the $10 valet charge.

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Michael
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, renovated, professional, great drinks and food, plus very swanky

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JeradC
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place we ate in Fort Lauderdale

Each dish better than the last.

Gnocchi and snapper were fantastic.

If you haven’t eaten here yet you are missing out.

We will be going back before our vacation is over.

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IrisaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday last night, was so wonderful!
Very quiet and relaxed for an evening dinner.

Loved the mushroom gnocchi !!! Best dish of the night.

Thankyou, for making my birthday special.

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vipleonelh
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, cozy
we eat next to the pool and it was nice.
Good food

TG
vipTishG
Fort Lauderdale
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this on open table and realized it was new. Decided to give it a try. Tried the fish ceviche appetizer. It was good. My bf had the flank steak and it was so good. I got the red snapper entree, it was good but I liked the steak better. We tried several drinks and they were all good

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vipfoodies26
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful boutique restaurant. So happy to enjoy the atmosphere creative cuisine... Great service, great atmosphere, looking forward to going back

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Arya30
Fort Lauderdale
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. We had the "love" pizza, Seared ahi tuna sliders, Pappardelle, Gnocchi and the Key lime crème Brule. All of it really tasty, well seasoned. Finally, the "Suy" (not sure of the name) cocktail was so crisp and refreshing

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vipFoodie16
Fort Lauderdale
67 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really cool spot. Food was good. Decor had an LA vibe. Service was a little tentative but they’re new so that might explain it.

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vipTmhl
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a nice little place! We will DEFINITELY be back when we visit Fort Lauderdale again.

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Mookies4th
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and our server and the food were-


All outstanding. EXCEPT

The seat height is too high for the table height.

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NancyL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will come back again soon.

MR
MichaelR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Went for our anniversary and it was well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great food and delicious cocktails. Dishes were presented well too and the ambiance was cozy but upscale.

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vipSunshine
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it here! This is my third time dining here and can’t wait to keep going back. Service is amazing and food is delicious

MH
MichaelH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, and mid-century design. We will be back!

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Botanic at the Goodland is rated 4.4 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.