Good Spirits Restaurant

4.6
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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
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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, the food, the service and the environment.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. First day in Fort Lauderdale. Couldn’t have chosen a better meal to start it off. Highly recommend

DS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was our second time at Good Spirits. The ambiance is lovely, casual and come as you are but also great for a date night or boozy brunch. The food is delish, great variety on the menu for all. Only complaint is service was lacking both times I went. Had to hunt down my servers for water, and no one followed up until 20 minutes after we received our food. I will gladly go back, I think this will get better with time and experience.

DC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I would recommend with some reservation...little confused at the hostess table coming in, a little bit of wait and not much of a greeting. Nice table though. Drink from cocktail menu disappointing, not well made, but bartender nice enough. Menu good, food better than expected. Service was a bit of a problem. Waiter slopped food out of the dishes, held the plate over my head while talked to someone else and had difficulty opening and pouring wine. The wine ended up on the table instead of in the glass. Then he disappeared. Before we were even done with our food, we saw him out of his vest and sitting at the bar. Poor form for a $250 check. Our fave placed closed down awhile back and we've been unable to find somewhere we like even half as much for a nice, upscale date night. We liked Good Spirits enough to try a second time hoping for a different server and a better greeting.

OP
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a good experience at Good Spirits. The menu is varied, so there is always something for everyone. And we have liked all the dishes we have had. The Asian grouper is a standout, as are the pork chops. The latter are served sliced, so no need to worry about carving them off the bone in front of your date. Overall, one of our go to places downtown!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The total experience was great! We had an amazing waitress, the ambiance was nice, the food was truly amazing, it’s not cheap tho, hence why I chose “special occasions” above!

JK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for date night for our first time trying Good Spirits. Expected it to be nice but it turned out to be way better than expected. Food was excellent - great cocktail selction - and our waitress (Rand) was excellent!!!
Definitely recommend!!

FF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible, the food was delicious, the service was perfect, the staff was fabulous. It was such a great experience that we were just talking about the fact that we need to go back there soon. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

m
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was located in the Fort Lauderdale, Los Olas area. It has a modern energetic vibe with clean inviting decor. Our server was attentive and provided welcomed suggestions. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal especially the lobster mac and cheese. The drinks were great! We definitely would return to Good Spirits.

HF
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always amazing. Tried the Black Grouper —— what was I waiting for? Beautiful presentation with the grouper cooked perfectly. Moist almost juicy steak cut filet.

SW
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all ordered the fish, dinner was amazing and delicious!

RF
Miami
190 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Spirits has become habit forming. From the onion soup to the burgers to the pot pies and more. Everything is delicious and service is primo. The easy parking seals the deal on my ranking it as a neighborhood favorite.

SF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and excellent service.

OT
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and wine before the show! So many great items on the menu- and the food was fantastic!! Our server Jessie was great! We all agreed, Good Spirits has the best food in Ft Lauderdale!!

M
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had friends in town and such a great place to get a group together on the patio. Food always great....service sometimes not.

CS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed food and good service. 😊
A little noisy 😞

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table of 7 last night and everything we had was delicious. All the food came out at the same time. We are going in again tonight with some more people. It is our new go to spot!

RK
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Most of the restaurant was booked for a large group of we were not a part. Our seating option was limited to high stools adjacent to the rather noisy bar. Food was good but total experience was not.

BS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious meal and they make the best French Onion soup. I never go there without ordering their onion soup. Fantastic broth.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was spectacular! It was Taco Tuesday’ and my friend had the overstuffed gourmet burrito... amazing! I had my favorite rack of lamb. Never disappoints!

OT
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and good food at very reasonable price.

OT
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was hopping! Food was so delicious and our server Rand was very attentive and suggested some great entrees. I’m a huge lover of pasta Bolognese and this was one of the best!! My husband had the Salisbury steak. We highly recommend this place!

f
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant with delicious unique food choices. I went with a veggie curry and it was fantastic!! Never disappointed..yummy

JS
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We thought the service was great. The space is lovely & it looks like the bar is the place to be.
The food however was just not that great even though I really wanted it to be....I think we’d definitely go back for the bar scene but doubt we will be back for dinner.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am yet to have a bad meal at Good Spirits! The food is by far the best in town! My favorite is the rack of lamb! It has great energy!!!

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We wanted to like this place, but the food wasn't as good as anticipated. The restaurant has a cool vibe, but that's not enough for us to go back.

OT
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was top notch!! Great vibe to this restaurant! Owners were on site greeting patrons. Very nice!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - they sat us right away. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly

M
London
64 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We shared a crab salad and entrees were seafood curry and sea bass. The food was excellent and good service and a nice ambience. A bit overpriced for what it was but otherwise well recommended

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent

DJ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food is amazing, great friendly service and wonderful ambiance.

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and we will return soon. We loved all the menu options, cocktails and atmosphere were perfect. All four of us ordered fish entrees. Sea Bass and Halibut were exceptional. Service was super. Can’t wait to come back to try more!

S
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant. Service was A+, food was excellent (menu was a little limited). Sat on the patio - nice n quaint.

OT
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Down in Florida for a guys weekend. Plenty of fishing and golfing. Have to mention Good Spirits because we found and booked through Open Table and the food and atmosphere did not disappoint! What a great place!! Great specialty drinks, especially the Old Fashioned (best I’ve had). Still craving the delicious food!

MR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious!! Great service.

JS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our first time. The food was very good and the server was excellent. I was expecting a warm bar but it felt like a sterile chain.

MP
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great bistro atmosphere and excellent food.
Server was a little blasé.

OT
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers in Ft Lauderdale! I had the GS burger, my friend the veggie burger.! So good! Specialty drinks and wine list Is superiir!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was not the best

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Handmade cocktails. Sit at the bar for great access.