Gastrotheque

4.8
169 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Get Ready for something real cool at Gastrotheque.
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vipCathyA
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
92 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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KennethC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Manuela and the entire staff were fantastic! The food was fabulous, as well. Unpretentious vibe, outgoing team, and did I mention the food was excellent?

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RichardP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful visit Found it online. First time visit. Will be back!!

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vipChefscott
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great interesting dishes well prepared . Awesome Bolognese and really enjoyed the prawns. First time here and looking forward to returning !

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Marci
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were only a few people in the restaurant at 6:15 on a Tuesday. We had lovely service and delicious food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband reserved a table to celebrate our birthdays based on OpenTable reviews. Only hiccup of the night was being offered a table in the corner that we would have to exit shortly after beginning our meal; we obviously chose to wait at the bar which was a great idea. Everyone was amazing, especially our bartender and waitress, and the food was the best we’ve had in South Florida. I look forward to dining at Gastrotheque again soon and hopefully becoming a regular. The chef and owner are definitely one of the best duos in town!

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vipTomR
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ravioli stuffed with goat cheese was excellent

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vipseang
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downright fantastic. Frank our server was great. The food was delicious would highly recommend

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vipPriscilla
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best truffle fries in the city.
Best pork belly in the city.
Best cocktail in the city (the Gastro 22).
Go to discover more "bests" they have to offer.

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StephanieW
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my second time dining at Gastrotheque. They have interesting food choices but the amount of food provided is not justified by th e price.

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vipNile
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Staff is excellent and always accommodating. It is a hidden gem in the city.

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MikeC
West Palm Beach
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Drinks, and Great Service!!!!

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vipjhollywd
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. What a lovely surprise. Great food and drinks. Relatively reasonably priced. Manuela was a great server. No rush. Easy going. WIll be going back soon.

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vipEIleenk
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish this meal was outstanding. I cannot say enough how great the food was. Octopus and hamachi to start. Red snapper and seafood pasta for entree and expresso martini and expresso creme brûlée for dessert.
Gastro 22 and ain’t she a peach cocktails were amazing.
Josh our host was so friendly and personable and Manuela our server was incredible. Please go and support this place. It is one of the best in Fort Lauderdale.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal and we loved the fun upbeat vibe. Nice wine, beer and cocktail selection. Will be back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. The service could not be better. Nice house music that now plays till 2am and good group of people there to enjoy a nice relaxing fun evening just off Las olas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a big fine dining restaurant foodie & travel often. Found myself in Fort Lauderdale for work & dined in Gastrotheque & I found my go-to for Fort Lauderdale. Everything from my delicious craft cocktail (the Gastro) to all of my food (Hamachi & Octopus apps then my Cauliflower entree) were just so freaking delicious. I also appreciated Frank, my server’s service. He took the time to connect & read the table with the proper pacing - not overbearing or rushing us, but also helping us along when conversation was so immersive.

He was part of our great experience. Highly, highly recommend!

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AnetteL
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my birthday and had a wonderful time. Manuela T. Is amazing! She Is super sweet and knows the menu like the back of her hand. She also gives the best recommendations on what to order depending on what you’re in the mood to eat or drink. Thank you for making my birthday dinner special.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank is the best waiter in Fort Lauderdale

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vipMikeC
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious.
Always have great service and staff is really friendly. The craft cocktails are amazing, and if you give Bartender an idea of what alcohol and flavors you like, they will make a Custom Drink that is amazing

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vipFoodie
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, we had Christine, was amazing super knowledgeable and checked up on us to make sure everything was good. Portion sizes were great, food was delicious and came out quickly. Fantastic wine list!

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vipRandyV
Fort Lauderdale
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere excellent service excellent food. One of the best filet mignon’s I’ve ever had. The wine list is remarkable, be sure to ask about the monthly wine tastings.

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vipDelish
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, excellent customer service. The appetizers were my favorite part of the meal. There were a lot of items with truffle as a highlight, so be sure to ask in case you do not want it.

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vipmadds
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Fort Lauderdale in a long time! The service was wonderful as well, extremely friendly and helpful with wine/menu selections

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vipAlexius
Fort Lauderdale
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time at Gastrotheque. The whole team at this restaurant could not be friendlier or more professional. From the warm welcoming host to the server, food runner, bartender and everyone else were top class and made us feel special from the minute we walked in, to right when we left. The decoration and lighting fixtures are beautiful. Pleasant music playing at the right volume. You can tell that everything is planned to the smallest of details and guests satisfaction is very important to this group. The lamb medallions, risotto and octopus were amazing and perfectly prepared. The deserts to die for.

We can’t wait to come back.

Thank you!

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vipScottFLL
Miami
84 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, and a fantastic waiter, Michael. The three of us shared two appetizers: watermelon salad and burrata with tomatoes. Both were excellent. Entrees consisted of the veal special, short rib risotto and the chicken. There was plenty to eat and it was delicious. Michael let us relax between courses and enjoy a couple bottles of wine. We'll definitely be back!

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vipBeen2manygr8ts
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service outstanding, from welcome to good-bye. All items were well executed, well planted and uniquely flavored. The actual saffron pistols that topped the ceviche were a great visual and flavorful surprise.
We also shared the Yuki-infused cubes of watermelon, the beef short rib risotto and lamb medallions.
We chose the almond joy desert, a ganache coved oblong filled with toasted coconut and other delights.
Minor negatives: no bread available (gratis or to buy); no table covering, either cloth or paper to cover the rustic wood; lastly, booths we comfortable for any with a 32” waist or under—a bit tight for those of us who are older and more rotund.

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StephenF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First visit back to this space since the ownership change. It was a wonderful experience. Every single bite of food was outstanding. The Octopus preparation was worth the visit. Everything was excellent. I don’t write reviews, but this Chef and kitchen is too good not too share.

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LindsayE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my fiancé’s grandmas birthday. The food was out of this world. Nice size portions and everything was paired beautifully as well as presented nicely. Great place for special occasion.

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KarenH
Fort Lauderdale
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best food in Broward County. The chef and owners are so personable and remember your name and favorite items.

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gammish
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Tyler, and the Restaurant Manager did an excellent job of greeting us and staying on top of our experience. We even received a complimentary limoncello for celebrating our anniversary. The entire restaurant full of patrons were all maskless as we entered and the option of sitting outside in an alley did not appeal to us. The crowd is on average older (50s +) but vibrant. A nice bar as you enter was full of guests chatting away and enjoying their drinks and foods.

Our first order of the evening were two house cocktails which were a great start. My wife enjoyed a gin and I had one of the bourbon drinks. We ordered a snapper ceviche dish which was fresh and excellent tasting as was the house regular of charred octopus complemented by a glass of Hobbs Chardonnay. For dinner we went to one of the house home runs - skirt steak with chimichurri which was one of the best. Understandable considering the Argentinian / Italian background of the chef. We also enjoyed the truffle mushroom risotto. Both meals were more than fulfilling for us and we took leftovers home. Word is the dessert pecan sticky bun is a must have but we were too full to venture there so I treated myself to a 20-year port as we wound down a great date night. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre movie dinner. Loved to be snake to make a reservation. Seated immediately and server was prompt and attentive. She was well versed on the drink and food menu. All good excellent. Loved the Mac n cheese and risotto ! Drinks were well mixed and well priced for happy hour! Will return. Only four stars for server as she forgot to put in an extra order of fries.

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Jess
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here a few times and this restaurant hasn't disappointed yet. We enjoyed all of the recommendations that were given to us and the portions are a great size. The drinks here are great and the bar area is a good vibe as well. The pecan sticky bun is amazing!! FYI though it takes about 20-25 mins to come out, so order it ahead of time. Great music selection and just a low key place. You won't be disappointed eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Gastrotheque is rated 4.8 stars by 169 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.