Good Spirits Restaurant

4.7
190 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Good Spirits Restaurant is located in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale and harkens back to the mid-century era of the cocktail, the crooner, and the covergirl - a time in which glitz and glamour lived alongside effortless elegance. Good Spirits Restaurant is the pièce de résistance of Frank Zaffere, a thirty-year restaurateur who deliberately ensures that every dish and every cocktail served has been crafted to introduce yesterday’s lifestyle to today’s generation.
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J
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We'd been to Good Spirits for brunch many times and it's always been fantastic.
We finally tried it for dinner - wow. The food was some of the best we'd ever had in town, really excellent. The service was friendly, efficient and professional. Overall great experience!

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LF
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great pick for a celebration or before theatre... if you show your tix you get a free bottle of wine!

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BF
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Paola was fun and very efficient, it was a pleasure dining at Good Spirits! We'll be back!

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almost don’t want to write this fabulous review because I don’t want this place to get well known- but I do know it WILL be one of the top rated restaurants in Ft Lauderdale because the food is outstanding - it’s really that good!!

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DT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was every nice and our server Mitch was exceptional.

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J
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to try something new and decided at the last moment to make our first visit to Good Spirits. We are very glad that we did, as we had a fantastic experience. The food was good, the place was fun, and our server (Victoria) was genuinely warm and friendly. Would definitely go back!

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C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and great sushi. Would stick to beer or wine. Mixed drinks were not high quality.

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M
London
49 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for NYE last minute. What a find! Fabulous stylish restaurant and bar, noise level was perfect not intrusive to conversation and the cocktails were the best we’ve had all holiday. Canon our server made the night even more special, helpful and amusing nothing too much trouble. Finally , the food was delicious. Well done Good Spirits restaurant 10/10 If you’re in Fort Lauderdale this place is a must.

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VS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was outstanding! Wonderful experience on NYE with a group of 8. Exceeded expectations.

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A
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Nice neighborhood restaurant with outstanding food! Waiter was a bit overwhelmed, anyway, atmosphere was good and we had a nice time!

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F
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 2ambience 3

Mother daughter dinner

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B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when I come here. Prefer coming in the winter so that they can open up all the doors to let fresh air in. Very cool open feeling. Great drinks.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I don’t have a bad thing to say. We enjoyed our dinner and the Service was good as well!

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a group of friends and a great time was had by all! Food was fantastic! Great wine list too!

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R
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good but we started out by being told that our table was not available and that the only inside table available was a high top. I had specifically requested a regular table as I find high tops uncomfortable. It turned out that it was a cool night so we were able to get a regular table outside. We were the only patrons outside. I started out very upset that our reservation was not honored as requested. That said, the meal was good. We might try it again on a non-holiday night to see if it improves.

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally a burger on the dinner menu and not just any burger- it was delicious!! Great vibe too!

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Naples
28 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here with some friends for a girls night. Atmosphere was fun but it was definitely way too loud. We couldn’t hear each other talk at all. The menu was extensive with lots of interesting choices. I got the filet mignon. It was good but wasn’t overly impressed with the flavor - was pretty bland. My friends really liked their meals except my friend’s halibut was $43 which she didn’t think was worth it. She said it was good but wouldn’t have ordered had she know how much it was going to be.

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M
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place with great vibe.
Sat in new dining room.
Had Chicken Cordon Blue - like no other I ever had - and 2 Old Fashions.
My wife loved the Pasta Bolognese.
Recommend to all

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just moved to Ft Lauderdale and this is our new go to restaurant!! Can’t get enough of the great food!

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A
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been at Good Spirits 3 times already and never been disappointed with their menu and service.
The best feature is their menu for sure. One of the few restaurants in Fort Lauderdale where the chefs know their job and offer unique and delicious options.

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DC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for lunch! Great food and service and very good downtown spot with adequate parking

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f
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT RESTAURANT WITH CREATIVE CUISINE...SUPER FRESH FISH SPECIALS.. GREAT SIDES..A LITTLE PRICEY

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D
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tomato bisque soup was a bit salty but grilled cheese portion was really great. Lobster cavatappi pasta was outstanding. Fresh and delicious. My friend had the seven. Great meal, expensive though. Outstanding service. Attentive not intrusive.

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is great! Highly recommend!!!

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V
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch was fantastic..! Food presentation, taste, and quality was outstanding..!

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DT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good job. Will return. Thank you.

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R
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful presentation of expertly prepared food!

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E
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always being a little apprehensive when inviting guests to a new restaurant, "Good Spirits" did not disappoint. The stuffed calamari app was a great starter. Three different selections were made for dinner and all were uniquely different and amazing to the palate. Presentation beautiful. Beer and adult beverage selection, spot on. Only wish the donuts were served hot (or warm at best)

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TT
Miami
116 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First visit to Good Spirit. We really enjoyed our casual dinner outside in a lovely street setting under a lighted umbrella. The service was attentive and very friendly from the moment we arrived. Truly, a "Good Spirit" feeling. We had a few appetizers so we could try some variety. All were good, but our favorite was the beet goat cheese salad. Served with a large chunk of goat cheese garnished with nuts surrounded with yellow and red beets. YUMMY!

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CD
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Happy hour and lunch!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food, and great service! Overall an amazing dining experience. Cocktails were exceptional as well! 10/10 would recommend.

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CM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, presentation and service are top notch. Just right but on the smaller side portions when compared to prices. Highly recommend!!

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CH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything at this restaurant is unique and delicious! They are a little pricey for the area since they are not even on Las Olas... Its well worth it though, the food is fabulous and the Happy Hour is great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best waiter ever (He was so much fun and I wish I remembered his name!!) and the food/atmosphere was perfect!

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s
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous birthday dinner with friends. Only hiccup, the chef dislikes modifications to menu items. As ours was for an allergy our waitress quickly corrected the order & took care of business. We’d go back again based on the service. Food was yummy too!

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EM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

good food- ingredients and preparation. our table had halibut fish special, chopped meat and hanger steak. all with excellent preparation, fresh ingredients and delicious sides and sauces. very experienced server. lively noise level as was friday night and several larger groups as well as open to bar. there is outdoor seating on patio facing side street facing patio and chairs looked comfortable there. would suggest to management that they exploit this patio space as the food and bar scene will surely draw appreciative patrons.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday

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DM
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was amazing! Prepared perfect and my sister has the scallops which she also loved. Will be back for sure to try the French onion soup...table next to us had it and it looked amazing

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OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

While my overall experience was decent, I was extremely disappointed with the Chef's inability to be flexible. I ordered halibut. It came with a mango sauce. I love halibut, but not a big fan of mango sauces, as such as I asked for the sauce to placed on the side just in case I didn't like it. THE CHEF REFUSED. We then asked for the manager who was also unable to get the Chef to honor my request. Upset and irritated, I canceled the order for halibut only to have it brought to the table anyway. The manager wanted us to at least try the dish, but unfortunately, the fish was too dry to enjoy. The Chef's inflexible attitude made it very difficult to have a good experience. I will most likely never return to this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Good Spirits! Our server Mitch was fantastic. The food and drinks were right on point. My dish, the special lobster enchilada was sooo good. We also had fresh pink donuts for dessert ( October special). If you haven’t tried it yet, you need to go!

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