Good Spirits Restaurant

4.6
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337 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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H
Miami
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Service was awful!
Sat waiting for ten minutes. Sat with dirty plates from our appetizers for ten or fifteen minutes. Waitress said she was very busy in the restaurant, we sat on the patio. Kept apologizing. Management never came to the table. One was serving food all night?
Not good!!!

EJ
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place
Great to eat at the bar

CM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try Taco Tuesday’s at Good Spirits. The beet taco’s were out of this world and a bargain at that. Also had the best jalapeño margarita I’ve had in a long time. Definitely going back for more...

GT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live nearby but this was our first time and wow, did we enjoy it. They make a big deal about their creative cocktails and there were many delicious options. There was an octopus appetizer salad that was truly exceptional and it was served on a piece of slate. The presentation the way it was arranged on the slate was a work of art. Many interesting flavors and it was very tender. I almost always order an octopus appetizer when I see it on the menu and I've rarely had it this tender. For my entree, I ordered the double-cut pork chop, another dish I frequently order, and it was fantastic as well. My wife ordered the flank steak, which was very good. There were many good dessert options and I chose the carrot cake, which was moist and delicious. Noise level was high, but that's just how restaurants are these days. Service was very attentive and professional. We'd definitely recommend Good Spirits to friends and it's made our rotation of places we will regularly frequent.

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Our favorite spot in Ft Lauderdale! Beautifully decorated for the holidays!!

SB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I ate at Good Spirits twice in one week because there are so many excellent options to choose from and we loved the ambience. The service was top notch; friendly, knowledgeable wait staff.
We’ll be back to try more delectable meals

HF
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually, better and better every time. Always something new. Rack of Lamb to die for. Lobster pot pie ......

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here on a business trip and was told I had to try Good Spirits WOW all the way around: food, wine list and service!! We will be back!

JH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, fun place, nice people

PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent pre-theatre dinner. The place is a sleeper. Nicely appointed. Beautiful bar. Not very crowded for a Saturday night. NIce menu. Reasonably priced. We sat outdoors. Would definitely return

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 8 for my nieces birthday. Cannon was our fabulous waiter and all the staff sang happy birthday as they brought the dessert with a big sparkler candle. Food was so delicious too! Best place to have a birthday!!

PJ
Miami
114 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good Spirits in building staff mode.
Food good, staff in training, tables inside poorly organized. Good food and wine. Parking nearby so it should make it!

SW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing burger special on Monday night. I’ll definitely be back!

WM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gastropub type food was beautifully presented and looked as good as it tasted. Service was on the mark. Laid back vibe on a Sunday afternoon, but due to downtown location, I'm sure the place rocks during the week. Daily weeknight specials offer great value. This one's a keeper.

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant experience , the food and service was above our expectations

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious dishes and impeccable service! Good Spirits has it all! I highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for one of my friends. Everyone at Good Spirits treated her and all of us very special. The food and wine was delicious! I highly recommend this place for special occasions!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connor is a great server very professional and made sure we were taken care of to the next level. The food was amazing and well flavored. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Five XXXXX all the way

2
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An absolutely beautiful place! Both the food and service were outstanding! Definitely a keeper! We will be back!

BB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannon our server was terrific. The food was excellent and overall great service.

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Always my go to restaurant when I am down visiting for work. Tried one of the burritos ( beef) and I’m still thinking about it and wanting another! So good!

KJ
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and the food is delicious. Always enjoy this place and will be back again soon.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for all occasions. Date night, business meeting, and get togethers.

ML
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Anthony was our server. Excellent. Oysters Rockefeller. Amazing. Salmon? To die for. Steak Churrasco? The best!

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Notre Dame game on tonight in the bar area! Fun times at Good Spirits!!

RF
Miami
184 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Good Spirits. My Benedict was perfect and my guest enjoyed a nice salad. Service could have been better especially since the restaurant was not busy. Once our meals were served, no one returned to check so I never had an opportunity to ask for ketchup for my potatoes and my tea glass remained empty for an extended time. I love that the acoustics are good so guests can easily converse. The food is always delicious. This is a nice neighborhood gem!

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Had a wonderful dinner that started with a short rib appetizer and then a chicken dish that was simply delicious. Great wine list too!!!

HF
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun place with Michelle and Kim in charge!!!
Was in for Working Women Wine Wednesday and got half priced wine.
Hard to beat that..............

TM
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great happy hour!! The owner made a point at stopping by our table and engaging in conversation to ask us how our meal was... very personable and unexpected.

TN
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with awesome food and exceptional service. Brunch was amazing.

RT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appetizers of octopus was tough and churrasco steak was luke warm with very little moho

RS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED IT!!!!! Had THE best salad and tomato soup and grilled cheese! Super expresso marini! My friend had a wonderful Tito's with hint of lemon peel. ALL three of us were very please with Jose's service and the great atmosphere. A TRULY HIDDEN GEM! We'll be back!

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here for our biweekly business lunch! Such a perfect atmosphere and the food is outstanding every time!! Be back very soon!

b
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Slow service.

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm surprised this place wasn't busier, but we were there early. Great food selections and the service was top notch. Will definitely be back for dinner soon!

t
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was surprised by the quality of food . Outstanding and the service was good too . I be back for sure specially after finding out the owners are two ladies .

VB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Ambience, and Service!
Indoor, Outdoor, and Bar seating.
I highly recommend!

HF
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere so much better without the Star Wars character chef standing in kitchen window. Two young chef’s killing it. Lobster Pot Pie from a Maine Lobster to die for. Thanks guys....

RF
Miami
184 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our lunch from onion soup and calamari fries to the veggie and regular burgers! Service was top-notch too.

JM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to this restaurant on 4-5 occasions and each time I’ve been very impressed by the diversity and presentation of everything on the menu. They take both their cocktails and their dishes very seriously here and the service is attentive and friendly but never intrusive. This last time owner Paul Flanigan even paid our table a visit. We’ll be back