DUNE at Auberge Beach

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Spend your evenings and weekends at DUNE— Fort Lauderdale’s newest beachfront dining experience from the portfolio of Auberge Resorts Collection. With a superb yet uncomplicated menu, guests will enjoy Mid-century chic design and a menu of locally sourced seafood, fresh organic ingredients, beach-inspired signature cocktails, and a wine program that pays homage to Auberge’s Napa Valley roots.

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SJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and service, very good food. Valet parking service was very rude. Restaurant manager apologized and explained valet service is third party contractor controlled by condo association.

ES
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely view, great outdoor bar. Great food and wine ! Good happy hour too!

PR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant on the beach where the food is delicious and the service is excellent. We've had wonderful meals there on multiple occasions with either Tony or Sibyll as our servers. This is a great place to take out-of-town guests to give them a fabulous beach experience.

JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent but valet parking was an issue for the second time in a few weeks. I was at the restaurant on 1/15 and the parking app did not work for my colleagues and me and we had to wait approximately 30 minutes for our car. On 2/16, the app worked and I requested the car from the table. It took another 25 minutes and the restaurant was not crowded, and there was no one else waiting for a car.

W
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Happy Hour was great with a small selection of Bar bites and the drinks were also wonderful. Brad who was attending Bar was awesome and besides being totally HOT he also had a great personality !

The food was awesome as well and the Service was exemplary. Would definitely go back for a special occasion!

S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect, attentive. Food was very delicious and the brunch concept was very fun. Drinks are very good too. I was there with my fiancé that was in town from deployment and they made us feel very welcome and took care of us in a very special way. Thank you for making this Valentine’s Day for us special.

TB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant, great service. Our server was Justin and he was awesome! We will be back!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Bad table in bar area.
Service uneven.
Wine list very pricey.
Food excellent but expensive.
Parking chaotic and rather rude.

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! A little disappointed that you weren’t serving monkfish anymore but enjoyed the vegetarian plate instead. Being a vegetarian I always look to the sides section of menus to see how many vegetables are available. You have got a good selection, thank you

l
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

We love Dune and Auberge and were very excited to learn about the new dim sum brunch.

Positives
* Food quality was rather good as usual
* Ambiance is always wonderful

Negatives
* Dim Sum is false advertising. We love dim sum and every time we travel to Hong Kong it is one of the things we enjoy most. There was not a single dim sum item given to us. Using a cart to bring out food is not dim sum. Dim sum is a cuisine. We were told that at Dune it’s “American Dim Sum”. It’s like advertising Italian cuisine and serving Mexican. Can’t do that. FYI, the table piece of paper for recording Dim Sum items consumed had a picture of the bamboo steamer container which is typical of dim sum.
* Service was attentive but: the promised complimentary brunch cocktail was not offered to us.

C
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We arrived on time for our appointment. Our table wasn’t ready and we sat by the bar for few minutes. Sadly upon arrival we did not get our compliment wine and no polaroids from the Valentine’s Special. My eyes were on that Porterhouse steak and sadly unavailable. Looks like i’ll just have to book an earlier flight to get a perfect dinner at Dune’s. Shrimp and Grits was worth it. My waiter for the evening was nice and smiling. Will be coming again. Hope to order the shrimp and grits under their brunch time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner and the restaurant was tastefully decorated for the holiday, they gave my woman and I a free glass of champagne when we walked in, took a polaroid picture of us, and gave her a rose when we left. The food was to die for and somehow the service was even better.

MT
Omaha
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Everything was almost perfect, until we met our waitress. She wasnt pleasant, social or happy. I cant even remeber her name, nut I do remember her face, she was short blond, older, also short hair. I know it was Valentine's day and she probably wanted to be elsewhere. But that wasnt our probem.

DJ
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really appreciated all they did to make Valentine’s Day special... the balloons, complimentary champagne and keepsake photo upon arrival to the fantastic menu and ambience. Our sever Cannon was simply the best ever. This is most definitely our occasion place to go but we’re also looking forward to going back and spending more time at the large bar and having light meals.

AG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience, I was having Valentines dinner with my boyfriend, one thing that caught my attention was that the host was handing roses to all couples, and acknowledged my date by giving him a rose as well, everyone was very professional, I have recommended this restaurant to everyone I’ve seen since Friday.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic, the view was outstanding, the food was delicious. We were here for Valentine's days and our server River was great. We were greeted at the door with a glass of champagne and it never stop coming. Every person involved with the service was extremely friendly and helpful to what ever we needed. The view of the ocean couldn't have been better. This is a must place to return.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Great service. Beautiful ambience.

KI
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had high expectations as I had heard quite a bit about the restaurant. Went celebrating Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend. Service was indifferent at best. Generally felt like we were an inconvenience. Food was ok but suffering from the same affect. Felt like high volume food With no attention to detail, with fine dining pricing. Shame because it’s a cool restaurant and the menu has promise.

PF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we have eaten at Dune and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent, the ambience first rate and the food was beautifully prepared delicious. I will definitely make a return visit next time I am in Fort Lauderdale.

RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and ambiance were excellent. Our server and table attendants were excellent as well, but there was a long wait between our appetizers and our main courses. Although we were seated far from the bar area, the music was loud enough to be noticeable and was inconsistent with the atmosphere. Finally, given the cost of our meals, having to pay for valet parking was inappropriate.

L
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been many times. While not always perfect, they try very hard to make it a special occassion. Chef Edgar and Brian continue to do a great job and the new menu is a nice improvement. I think they could be a little more risk taking on the menu flavor wise tho.

B
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Ambiance very nice. Meal was ok but rushed. Valet service beyond horrible. We gave this place a chance after over a year of getting poor reviews from friends. The act is still not together. Will not return until the restaurant turns over, which will likely be soon.

W
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was pleased to dine again at DUNE, after going twice when newly opened. And that was disastrous with poor food quality, and the worst service in all of Ft Lauderdale, ironically in one of the prettiest restaurants! It was a pleasure to see that turn around. My food was quite good, and the bartender was very gracious and informative. My only suggestion was to have some form of music, even piped in. And the Valet service was a pain. I was asked to immediately go on their text communication. And input my credit card. A lot of monkey business to start a pleasant evening out! I had never heard of such a system....

ZM
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Restoration hardware decor... with a beach motif and very average food! Awful service. My food was chewy, the wait staff kept interrupting the conversation and was pushy. This is not a Romantic or beautiful place for dinner. There are too many good choices in FLL. Go here if you live in the building. Otherwise, avoid.

PH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attractive setting, a large indoor space with varied seating options. Terrific menu options, accurately described and perfectly executed. A very warm and inviting experience, all staff very knowledgeable, a shout out to waiter Tony who was exceptional.

I
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miy bueno todo!!!! La hamburguesa excelente

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I have been to Dune many times but never for brunch, always like the food, however this time I chose from a brunch menu that I found limited, then I see a waiter passing around small dishes that looked better than what I had ordered, similar to the small dishes available during happy hour.
When I asked the waiter he apologize that no one told me about these dishes that he referred to as the conveyor belt type of choices.

P
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bonne valeur qualité/prix. Nous y retournerons.

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KM
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Overpriced wine list. Way overpriced. The dim sum brunch was not dim sum in any way. Sooooo noisy you can’t carry on a conversation. Came for the dim sum but ended up ordering eggs Benedict with crab cakes because it was clearly not dim sum. The eggs benedict were average and the crab cake was overcooked and full of filler. Over $300 for 3 eggs bene. 12 oysters (they were RIs and quite good) and 2 bottles of Chardonnay. They were out of the champagne we wanted to order and ran out of the Chardonnay that we chose instead after the first bottle. $335 and 3 hours. Mandatory valet parking costs $8 plus gratuity. I am not cheap by any stretch of the imagination and I understand that restaurants make most of their profit off of wine and liquor but the wines were way overpriced if they were available. Plenty of servers, hostesses and valets standing around doing nothing. Management obviously is to blame for that...

OT
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent brunch the dim sum was so good. Just a wonderful meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Would absolutely dine here again

SF
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Went in with high expectations. It's Auberge after all. Been to their flagship in Napa. At the end of the meal, I said to my dining partner.....I won't rush back here. I can't think of a more damning indictment of a thoroughly mediocre dining experience. The food was pedestrian and uninspired. The best part of our meal was the wine the waiter suggested and the kushi oysters. We had four other dishes, each with its own issues. Go for the view and the drinks which were fine, if expensive. Don't go hungry.

M
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Other than being seated next to an open door where the wind kept blowing things off the table, the food was delicious and service was very good ++.

OT
Hong Kong
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good meal and service. Michael was great waiter.

m
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the décor and ambience were both enjoyable. The service was excellent and the food exceptional. It was quite refreshing to be served food of excellent quality prepared in such a simple manner. The flavors were all distinct and not distorted with multiple sauces. The texture superb, nothing over or undercooked. The most surprising issue was the check which was quite in line with the atmosphere, food quality and quantity and the quality of service. That is a rarity these days in which novelty and pretension seem to reign.
The only down point was the valet service which is lacking in professional ship and overloaded with staff but not with service
Elegant with no pretensions..

NC
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Surprising original cuisine, good mix of spices, but I would prefer that the selection under "seas" remains 100% fish and shell fish instead of being laced and garnished with land animal ingredients......(in 3 out of 5 selections)

CR
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food is okay.......service sub par for an "upscale restaurant". The biggest problem is their valet parking system...........disastrous! Too many other fine dining establishments in FLL where you are not hassled over parking!

J
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the quiet elegance of the restaurant with a menu that seems to match the decor, simple, elegant and really well prepared food! Great accompanying cocktail and wine list.