DUNE at Auberge Beach
It was our first time dining at Dune. Our server, Milan was terrible. She was very pretentious and acted as if we were there to serve her. Our drinks took a long time to be served and she informed us that they were handcrafted and required extra time. Really? A scotch on the rocks is hand crafted? When our entrees arrived and the salmon was over cooked (we requested rare) her response was, “I wrote down rare on your order”. Please train her! She really was a bad representation of your restaurant.
Grouper was nice
Good ambiance , friendly staff and professional, food is amazing.
Excellent on all levels
Serene romantic delicious
Service is above and beyond
Making plans for my next visit
Thank you for an amazing evening .
I was excited to see the new hot spot. It's beautiful the moment you walk in and calming and sophisticated yet relaxing. The hosts were relatable and friendly and professional. We chose to sit at the bar (we came at 5:30pm) and enjoyed the atmosphere outside. The bartenders were skilled and attentive yet respectful of our privacy (it was a rare date night). The food was outstanding. We had the salmon and brussels sprouts (after enjoying a few drinks before that). Having grown up eating salmon in the pacific north west I'm always unsure if I'll like the salmon here but this was cooked to perfection (tasty, sizzling hot inside and perfectly crispy skin on the outside) and totally delicious. We loved taking a walk out to the beach briefly it's so pretty and then coming back to sit by the outdoor fireplace. We will be back.
great scene, great service, great food. Was actually more of a value than i anticipated. Definitely be back!
Fabulous! 7 pm dinner Rez on Saturday arrived 6:40 .. very accommodating front desk.. they took us right to our table. The place has SoBe Miami vibe... reminded me Delano’s in early 2000s... music and dimmed lighting.. lots of ambience In this place.... gorgeous decor and fine touches. Wet towels and water service before dinner ... ordered wine first. You don’t feel rush like other restaurants .. 15 min or so later we were ready to order. Dinner arrived in 10 min. The restaurant was full... indoor and outdoor . Lovely patio with a full bar. We will definitely go back for lunch or early evening cocktails next time and sit on the patio with ocean view. I had the burger. Double patty, pickled red onions, crispy bacon. Great value and exceptional taste. My date had the skirt steak. Another exceptional dish. Highly recommend.
On there way out we saw a live jazz band playing by the inside bar... next time we’re having drinks at the bar. Nice to see a classy place in Fort Lauderdale finally :-)
Dune is a relatively new restaurant and I think it is still going through the pains of getting everything in order. The restaurant was very busy. The menu is varied but also a bit strange. Our food was just okay, my spouses lamb chops were just warm when they arrived and my skirt steak was chewy. While the food prices seem reasonable, the prices for drinks and wine is high. The atmosphere is "beachy". While a comfortable environment, I think it could use some improvement given that Dune is trying to be a high end restaurant. Service was good.
Everything surprised by the live music. We will be back
our server Milan was incredable with her knowledge and personal care. the wh oooiiii e experience is bnb one of the best I've had. we went to le c .iijj ric in nyc and this is comparable outstanding menu and a true gourmand experince.
Very nice restaurant with a modern and clean decoration. Outside bar and tables seem very enjoyable although we sat inside. We really liked all of the dishes we ordered. Some standouts were the crab spaetzle, the grouper and the rack of lamb. We want to go back and try other items.
I’ve been a loyal customer of this restaurant in the weeks it has been open. The location, design and intentions are all there.
I want the Dune to be a success.
After five visits in six weeks I keep hoping they will improve on the service. The wait staff is constantly changing and attempt to deliver great service but have not been consistent for different reasons every time.
Often a lack of menu knowledge, inattentiveness between courses, indifference to their guests’ experience etc.
The GM and the host staff have been the consistent parts of each experience. Both want to do a good job, are present etc.
I really want the restaurant to do well but they really need to figure out, improve and build some experience with the wait staff and figure out the menu.
I will continue to be optimistic can give them another chance in a month. Hopefully they will develop some consistency and a serve to a higher standard . Not in a pretentious way. Service that any great new restaurant should aspire to delivering.
I was exceedingly impressed by Dune. The food was exceptional from the beef to the fish and the appetizers were delicious. I was one of a party of 5 so we had it all! Not only were the desserts whimsical, they were delicious. I also felt the portions were perfectly sized and the lamb was exceptionally delicious. The decor is contemporary, yet inviting. It was a perfect evening. I heard there is music on the weekends so that would make the atmosphere more festive. We also dined indoors due to the weather, but the outside dining area is gorgeous as well.
Had the flank steak-wonderful
Great first experience. The outdoor bar staff were great and the food was delicious.
Beautiful restaurant with excellent food but newly opened so still ironing out the kinks in service (excruciatingly slow bartender).
Will certainly go back many times
Dune was a delightful place to be. We ate outside and the night could not have been better. They were very accommodating and polite. Service was outstanding. Definitely give it a try for a special intimate date. Not cheap but worth it
Our second visit. A third is coming up soon. Food, ambiance etc were terrific. Staff training is an area that should be focused on. The quality of the restaurant calls for well trained people to serve the guests.
About the restaurant Dune in Auberge beach. It was excellent. Great set up and atmosphere. Staff were amazing. Specially the French waitress who served us. As it was my husband’s birthday we got a complimentary glass of bubbly.
The food is very tasty and presented with elegance... very European style. menu is world’s inspired. Portions on the small size for American standards but welcome not to leave feeling bloated!
Great new spot in Ft Lauderdale much needed to add class great flavor and flair to a city that can be very touristy and predictable in season.
Went to Dune this past Sunday for dinner. After we sit down and my wife and I attempt to order dinner, the server informs us they are out of 50% of the entrees on the menu. 3 out of the 4 items they were out of were the seafood entrees. We came with the idea we were both going to order fish. The server who was very friendly told us they were very busy last night and that is why they were out of so many items. One would think the chef or management would expect to be busy on a Saturday night and would order accordingly. Not here! We did order some apps which weren't that impressive. Save your money and time. Many other good options in Fort Lauderdale.
They were out of more than half of the items on the menu. The menu wasn't the greatest. The martini was served in a small old fashioned champagne glass. We had a martini and a virgin mojito (which was awful) and it cost us $26. The place is beautiful but they need to look at their menu and what they provide for the big prices. Definitely would not recommend this restaurant anytime soon.
New standard of casual elegance for Ft. LAUDERDALE. The food was very good, the ambiance the best in town, good service, and surprisingly reasonable for the gorgeous setting. Loved it
this is a nice place and the food was very good and with generous servings. has a good wine list too. a rack of lamb really has 8 lolloipops!! .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Still working out the kinks on service and food quality but this place has the potential to be great
Excellent overall. Still working out some kinks. Lovely setting and design.
Beautiful decor and setting. Menu lacks subtlety and is overall banal. Lamb was well prepared while branzino was dry and uninteresting. Wine list grossly overpriced service friendly but unpolished. Live music is a nice feature.
Food was cooked to perfection and everyone was very nice :)
Another outstanding dinner, outside facing the ocean at Dune. Cannot wait for the launch of lunch at Dune.
Great octopus and fish dishes. Best servers and hostess; thsnk you Josh M!!!
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Dune last night and had a wonderful experience. We were met with a warm greeting at the front and admired the sleek vibrant interior as we were led to our table. John, our server, provided us with excellent service and was very engaging. Stephen, the Assistant General Manage made a wonderful wine recommendation which we savored with our delicious crab appetizer and our impressive main course, sautéed grouper with chorizo and a tasty fish sauce.
Being only opened for 3 weeks, any bumps before based on some reviews we read, have seemingly been ironed out for our experience was flawless, and I suspect this restaurant will be receiving only the highest ratings going forward. It is a superb restaurant.
Overall much better than expected given some of the negative reviews. Cocktails at the bar where a bit limited do to lack of classic cocktail knowledge. Seated promptly at reservation time. Attentive service and great food. Manager visited table twice to ask about service and food. Will be back.
PLEASE upgrade your Outdoor bartenders.. showstopper for me.
Everything was excellent! The only comment was from all four guests that the food was too salty. Flavor was excellent.
A wonderful addition to Fort Lauderdale dinning!
Best dining experience I have had in Florida! Ambience, service and food is outstanding!
Everything we ate was delicious. I especially was impressed with the octopus most tenter octopus I have ever had. Wait staff was very pleasant and knew the menu to a tee
Everything was perfect!
Great service, food was underwhelming. Over all it was good, but nothing stood out, run of the mill dinner rolls, good selection of of appetizers etc. Again nothing memorable except for the staff....they were friendly, knowledgeable and professional!
Beautiful space and great location. The service was a disappointment. Our server had a hard time articulating the menu. When asked a question about something regarding the menu, she would leave to get an answer and upon return would address the wrong person with the answer. They do have a great wine selection but unfortunately when we ordered a second glass of a particular wine she poured the wrong wine into our not yet empty glasses. Seems like there needs to be more of an effort to find more experienced servers. I may return in 6 months to see if the service is any better but I wasn’t overly impressed with the food.