Botanic at the Goodland

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72 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 72 people are saying
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vipNYCperson
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have grown to like this place a lot. Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Nice menu and casual.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and enjoyable menu with good fresh cuisine’s

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DaveC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening. Great cocktails and food. The staff is super friendly. We love Botanic and already made reservations to come back with friends.

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SandraF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. The servers were attentive and accommodating. Each dish was perfectly prepared. We especially loved the snapper with coconut rice.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

New Years eve

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little tucked away gem! Great atmosphere with excellent service and small plates to share or great pizza!

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ChrisP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Disappointing night. Apparently the chef recently left, the drinks were mediocre (matching the food), service was slow, and a child was yelling at the top of his lungs.

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bobbie
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our reservation was at 7:30 on a Wednesday night. When we ordered our dinner, the restaurant was out of 3 entrees and had no pizza dough. I’m vegetarian so i just ordered the pasta without meat. When the bill came they charged me full price for the dish even though i had no meat on it. When we said something, the manager took off $3.00. Really?

We were there with good friends so luckily our evening wasn’t totally spoiled. I would recommend calling ahead if you go to make sure they are serving what’s on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Limited menu but getting there

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Victor
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good ambiance, good food -limited menu. Loud do to some children sitting near by, but overall it was a good experience.

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vipJosh
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food took way too long to come out, they were clearly understaffed in the kitchen and in the dining room. Food was too basic to be fairly priced the way it is. Cesar salad could have been from a supermarket pre-made bag and guacamole tasted like supermarket also.

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XpuHa
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant cancelled Christmas lunch reservation...no one at restaurant to even tell us they were closed due to staffing problems. No text or email to let us know to not bother showing up. Sent us to 8th floor pool (nice view) where we ate chicken Caesar salad at the bar to the sound of blaring dj music. Not happy. All would have been fine with a text, an email and or a phone call. Really poor customer service. Changes these days, understood...lack of communication with three ways to contact me, not so much.

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vipMikeW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for first time in Mid Dec 2021. Botanic is in the Goodland Hotel about 2 blocks from the beach in the Central Beach area of Fort Lauderdale. I don't remember seeing a sign outside. The food was good. I had snapper and it was excellently prepared. The restaurant was much larger than I expected with a good sized bar and an outside area. I expect to return sometime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very clean

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vipchristied
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent at this cute, quaint, non-touristy restaurant. Our server, Hunter, was very attentive, conversational.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected the restaurant because it was local to where we were staying for Thanksgiving and as a fan of Kipton hotels I trust their culinary options. We really enjoyed the Turkey dinner but I would suggest next year you add a fresh cranberry sauce or relish to make the meal perfectly complete. It was very good but as for tradition, that was an obvious missing component. The cocktails also were terrific!

We came back again for dinner on Saturday night! I will perhaps book a stay at the hotel next time. I hear the 8th floor has a fabulous pool with a killer ocean view and pool bar. 🍸

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

They were out of everything, even their featured “whole fish” item that takes up about half their menu.

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vipNYCperson
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will not be critical because it has only been open a few months at best. Taking that into consideration I thought overall it was very good. I feel it needs to catch on before you can accurately evaluate the experience. The room was great looking and very calming. The menu needs a few more choices but overall it was an interesting menu. The service was great and very accommodating. I will be back .

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vipjohnmark
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Love the area the Decour and building are great but they just can’t seem to get this restaurant going

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ANDREWC
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were not even open! Another crappy hotel business messing people around…we were left with nowhere to go for lunch. Thanks idiots.

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vipTTLBL
Fort Lauderdale
133 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Very pretty setting in a lovely renovated 50’s hotel. No one approached us when we came in. We got the attention of the bartender who had us seated. We ordered the trout taco plate which seemed unique and fun. Make your own taco with all the fixings. $75 for 2. I was awful! The fish was deep fried and very crunchy . Not the texture to pull apart and make tacos. Truly, it was hard to identify the fish under all the fried crunch. One of the worst meals I can recall! We were so disappointed. We are locals and looked forward to trying some place new. Sooooo disappointing.

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JohnS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new place feels big city in a really cool neighborhood by the beach.
They got everything right- architecture, design, simple hood menu, indoor outdoor pool , sun or shade.
I’ll return many times.

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vipmommabers
Fort Lauderdale
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous new kimpton hotel - mid century vibe. botanic is beautiful. the food is very good. there are some vegan choices and others can be modified. current chef is vegan. opens up to pool area.

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vipWeddyS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Quality of food was great however we were served one of our entries and the other was significantly delayed. Good etiquette required the burger to wait for the chicken dish for 18 minutes. The server was very accommodating however the burger was ultimately cold by the time the chicken arrived. Restaurant wasn't busy at all, not sure what the cause of the delay was.

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vipKdine
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Chairs were too high for table. Food was lack luster.

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vipBrianB
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
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
447 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
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
9 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
11 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.

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

Great food and service!

OT
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!

FAQs

Botanic at the Goodland is rated 4 stars by 72 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.