Gastrotheque

4.6
204 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Get Ready for something real cool at Gastrotheque.
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vipClaudio
Fort Lauderdale
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Defibetly, I will repeat the excellent experience.

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nadjahA
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience4

While service was great food was subpar every dish we wait was over cooked and the flavor was ok. Would not come again.

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vipEdwardC
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and steaks were delicious! Drinks were also excellent!

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loril
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food1service1ambience5

server was rude, never asked about drink refills, had empty water glasses, when i said tap water was ok, just to get a refill, she rolled her eyes, and never came back

i complained about seafood ragu being too salty, and she said thats just the way it is..
for 190 dollar meal, would have rather gone to capitol grill, treated horribly here

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George
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our entire diner and experience. Best new restaurant we have visited in a long time. Fantastic food and service. Will definitely add it to our regular list.

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vipOriental
Fort Lauderdale
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The first server an older guy came to the table and gave water and took the drink orders. When we told him we were waiting for two more individuals, he said “Ill get another server for your table because I am leaving soon”. I was shocked because he was there when the rest of our party came and when we were done dining. The other server came. He was nicer and upbeat and personable. We order and the food was ok. My Snapper was raw in the middle which was the cooks fault. The server was nice and apologetic about it. Overall, a nice place. Just needs more nice servers like Tyler maybe more diversity and it would be a gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite for my husband and I. We dine here often because we love the atmosphere, the service and the fact that we are supporting a locally-owned and unique restaurant. We definitely recommend!

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Keith
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I had to use a phrase, I would say "it's a Vibe" From the moment my wife and I walked in, we were greeted with such warmth. Gary is so welcoming and our server Frank was simply amazing. The food was out of this world! My wife had the short rib risotto and I had the seafood pasta. We also had pork belly and grilled octopus. It was all simply delicious! I can't speak enough about the craft cocktails and decadent desserts. You will truly have to experience this yourself. There is a reason why this is a top-rated restaurant. We have already decided that we will be bringing friends to this wonderful GEM very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on a recommendation and we were not disappointed! The ambience is fantastic, cocktails were amazing, and the food was stellar. Highly recommend dining with them, the service was great, and we were welcomed immediately. The truffle fries and sticky bun are must haves!

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vipdianac
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culinary gem!

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vipAuntieM
Fort Lauderdale
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Prix Fixe menu for NYE. I would have made other selections.

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vipMartyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Needed a good New Year s eve dinner.
Never been there before, very good.

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Spiiina
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was presented very nicely, however lacked basic seasoning. I really wanted to like this place, but unfortunately it’s not worth the sub-par service nor the price, especially when we had to pay due to the waiter’s mistake. At the end of the day, I couldn’t care less about paying an extra $12, it’s the principle around it. Sadly this was my wife and my first anniversary, and they failed to meet our expectations. We will not be back nor can we recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Son’s 26th birthday on 12/31. Had early 5pm res & spoke w/ owner on ph about a candle in slice of cake type surprise for his birthday, but…. It Did not happen. I even explained on the ph which guy he was… the youngest at table. Hmmm? We had a peach cobbler desert from the Prix fix new Yrs menu (some of us)… don’t remember if Al La Carte family ordered any separate dessert, but I was truly surprised no Happy Birthday nothing from restaurant. I know waiter always seemed rushed (crowds had not really arrived for late night parties)… & my husband may hv mentioned just birthday to the waiter & w/ that my son “oh don’t do anything!”, but I think, personally, the waiter had no idea of my request on the phone. I was sitting on far inside seat so did not get up to remind them since on ph… he assured me that he will note the reservation about who the birthday boy was , too. So.. was Just surprised since I called in advance to see if they do anything for birthdays. Food was ok… skirt steak I had (not really a skirt street fan but wanted the price fix salad &dessert) rather than the only few things offered that night on the reg. menu ‘cause of New Year’s. I got it… but mushroom risotto I would hv preferred that my daughter got. Anyway… is a small place… right near a movie theater which is great & may go again but will not go for celebrations of any kind unless clarified better, I guess, having a piece of cake or something w/ a candle in it. My husband even ran into the new owner on the way (guess they knew each other) & I said hi & asked “oh we’re you there one I spoke to on the ph about our res (we had a toddler & even talked about them having a high chair or not & when they said no I brought our own)? He said “yes he was!” But just left w/ a smile . Should I have said something upon entering?? I suppose so. So, you’re right.. is all my fault & no big deal to my son, but was for me. Oh well!

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StuartL
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely neighbourhood restaurant with an excellent menu and great cocktail and wine selection. Service is great with super friendly and professional staff. Great daily specials too and food is prepared to a Michelin star level. Book it, up won't regret ot. We will definitely return. The belly pork appertizer is a highlight, as is the veal fettuccine as an entree. Yum Yum Yum !!!

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vipJimB
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and drinks were all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good . The drinks were excellent. Although because of the nationwide problem of getting help in the restaurant business, the service overall was good. They really tried their best

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vipNewtownFoodie
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We had read some good reviews and decided to try this restaurant. We were very disappointed. We were greeted warmly and seated at a great corner table, and the waiter was friendly and welcoming. Cocktails were refreshing and creative. But things went downhill. When we ordered, they were out of our selected entrees. And out of one guest’s second choice. The menu is quite limited and knowing that originally would have allowed more time to fully consider alternatives. (Plus, how can you be out of 3 of maybe 8 entree choices?) The real test was the food: bland, lifeless, and the short rib, which was in an appetizer and entree, was very dry. Plus, one guest’s entree arrived and was the wrong selection. He had ordered a special, which was recommended over and over, and received the short rib risotto, which was dry meat and risotto like mush. The waiter acknowledged his mistake, but by this time it was too late to reorder. My lamb medallions were served medium well and not medium rare and soon were well because of the heat from the meat and plate. We skipped dessert. There is an extensive and well-priced wine list. This felt like the first week of a restaurant’s life. Not 18 months in. We won’t be back.

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was pretty good and most of the menu was fantastic. It was a bit loud at times. I was surprised that they had a set menu for Christmas as I didn't notice that on Open Table.

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ChrisC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Christmas dinner. Highly recommend the Gastro 22 if you are looking for an unique cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sam was awesome and attentive, he was knowledgeable on the dishes and the drinks were great as well! Out of all the dishes we ordered, we REALLY enjoyed the smoked duroc pork belly, it cut thru with a butter knife soooo easily. I also enjoyed the short rib risotto, it has a perfect balance of saltiness and savory. I like the ambiance of the restaurant as well, and the music being played was great. I didn’t get a pic of the other appetizers because we cleared them… hehe.

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vipHilaryS
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice table outside, friendly, prompt service and good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a late find and a hidden gem! Everything we ordered was delicious! Service was excellent.

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MelanieW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible as well as the service. The only thing was we should have been told about the sticky bun dessert being freshly made and it took about 45 minutes after we ordered it to come out but dang it was delicious! A great GASTRO EXPIRENCE!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! In this new world of reduced staff, less than stellar service, reduced quality of food, Gastrothèque rose above expectations and provided excellent service, delicious food and and overall excellent experience. It’s located in the space originally occupied by Canyon with much of the same ambiance. I had the short rib risotto (huge portion) and my husband had the Australian lamb medallions. Neither disappointed. The wine list was extensive with some our absolute favorites like Orin Swift and Double Diamond. We capped off our delicious dinner with the espresso crème brûlée. Presentation was an A+!
Thank you for elevating our dining experience!

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Millennialgourmand
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our server Sam

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative drinks and menu. Server knew everything about the choices, and made good suggestions.
The appetizers we awesome, hardly had room for the interesting and fantastic mushroom risotto and steak. Highly recommend this great, new place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good wine selection and prices.

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vipBillH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding find in Ft Lauderdale. We had a wonderful time, food was excellent and ambience was very nice. Cannot wait to go back.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and great service. My only complaint was the volume of the music. The volume of the music made it hard at times to converse with friends around the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fort Lauderdale‘s best kept secret. Delicious food, delicious drinks and perfect atmosphere. The filet was like butter, best steak I’ve ever had. Will be returning and recommending to everyone I know!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gastrotheque is the answer to all New Yorkers and Northeastern foodies’ prayers!!! Finally an incredible dinning experience in South Florida!!

I had a particularly grueling workday. I needed a good steak to make it better but was exhausted. I decided to get the filet mignon delivered from Gatrotheque and wasn’t expecting much. To have a steak be delivered and it be PERFECTLY cooked medium was astounding. The sides were incredible - potato pave and a caramelized onion purée. Finally a high end spot reminiscent of Northeast fine dinning.

If a delivery steak was incredible, I had to go eat there in person.

The scene is fun and warm with great music. The cocktails are actually their own experience. One after another didn’t disappoint. My favorite was the Pink Floyd with notes of rose gin, ginger, pear, watermelon and rosemary. Incredible. The wine selection is also fantastic. One Pinot Noir after another were from my favorite areas of Oregon and California.

The food was so delicious and creative. Layers of flavor and complexity. The spinach hummus with a crudités of purple carrots and snappy fall veggies.

Thoughtful inclusions of flavors made my chicken stand out—Chicken sou vide with the skin separated and fried crispy separately. Fried Chorizo crumbles. Handmade gnocchi in a brown butter sauce. Crispy tiny mushrooms. Light greens for some freshness.

But more importantly, the staff is so welcoming and attentive.

Hands down the best dinning experience in Ft Lauderdale.

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vipAlanR
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipGabbiA
Fort Lauderdale
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my best friends birthday! 10/10 service was fantastic! Cocktails were great. The food was out of this world! Watermelon salad and filet mignon I could eat every day.

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vipCathyA
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good, but not memorable. Needed more seasoning. Nicely presented. Server was pleasant. Was expecting more of a “foodie” experience but overall, will probably return

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vipFTLFOODIE
Fort Lauderdale
94 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food and service (our server Frank) were both very good HOWEVER, be prepared for a club atmosphere and club drink prices! If you are looking for a good restaurant to enjoy a night out and be able to enjoy conversation this is NOT the place. We ordered drinks, appetizers, main dishes and desserts....all were very good and then came the check and we were upcharged for BOTH "on the rocks" and "neat" from the bar. Not really sure how a restaurant has the audacity to charge for both claiming that both ways gets an extra 1/2 ounce pour - even after charging $29 for a pour of Rye. For a policy like this, either include it in your already exorbitant drink prices or have the server tell patrons of the extra charge - do not nickel and dime and then use some bogus excuse for it. Left a really bad taste in our mouths.....

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING. And the Saturday night vibes with the female dj was awesome. We will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our “go to” place when we are in town. Excellent - service varies. This last visit the food was no very hot and Octopus appetizer was not the quality as in the past. Great vibe and everyone is very friendly.

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vipHelenT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing octopus, skirt steak like you have never tasted before- and get the French fries rather than the salad, salted just right, and prawns - more like lobster tail. Yes, I will be back.

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vipKarenW
Fort Lauderdale
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal at Gastroteque last night. If you want superb food and cocktails, you must try it!

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Gastrotheque is rated 4.6 stars by 204 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.