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
4.6
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4.4
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4.6
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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
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!

BS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and good food at very reasonable price.

OT
New York Area
64 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
27 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
64 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
63 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
64 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
64 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.

LD
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Modern energetic restaurant with large bar and friendly staff and owners.
Free enclosed parking right above. Plan to go back and try different
items off the menu.

SW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Good Spirits, food is always amazing and a great value!

d
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were fine. The noise level was VERY high
and the room was quite cold in temperature.
Delicious hamburgers!

RF
Miami
190 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned again for onion soup as it’s really wonderful.
The rest of our dishes were also good and service was top-notch. A special neighborhood restaurant!

CA
Miami
141 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made our reservations on open table for a party of 4. We asked for standard table seating. Although we were granted a standard table, it would have been nice to know ahead of time the table was going to be outside. It was a little chilly outside for Florida in January. We would suggest the restaurant clarify indoor or outdoor as well as standard and bar top table settings. The service was great. Happy we could bring a bottle of wine from our collection. We were pleased to find a lot of specials. The dishes our party of 4 ordered were tasty, however the halibut was a wee bit overcooked. Overall, a pleasant visit.

OT
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business dinner with out of town clients. Everyone raved about their entrees! Delicious food! Great service! Excellent spot!

JR
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice discovery, we had an overall good experience. It was a busy night so overlooking a few small service issues and requests it would have been 5 star.

Pet Peeve: While I can understand some benefits to table side card processing, I would prefer to be presented with a check for review and not to have a busy server present me a device with a preselected tip amount, hovering over the signing process.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO good. That’s really all there is to know.

F
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always. Well managed, excellent food!

SF
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Interesting menu, from burgers to Poke. The specials included venison and lamb. One of us had the tuna poke bowl and that was good. The other had Mahi Mahi, with passion fruit sauce. The mahi has very good, but not a huge portion. The passion fruit sauce was too sweet, and there was a bit too much of it. The mahi came with "celery root potato mash," which didn't sound good, so I swapped it for the "smokey mash potatoes." Not a good choice since the smokey mash potatoes included both regular and sweet potatoes (which are not listed on the menu), making the combination of the sweet potato mash and passion fruit sauce inedible. Not sure if I'll try the restaurant again . . . On the other hand, our waitress did tell us that Wednesdays they have half-priced bottles of wine, so maybe we'll go back and just drink.

HF
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with the family. Atmosphere was perfect and server did a great job in guiding us through the menu and specials! The food was amazing! We had the fresh shrimp cocktail and stone crabs to start, followed by the filet, grouper and salmon entrees. Dessert was the very delicious beignets that the chef prepares fresh every day! Can’t say enough great things about this place. Really a hidden gem.

OT
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! All you need to know!

TF
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good Spirits is in a great location - near Las Olas, Broward Center, etc. They have a varied menu - from toasted cheese sandwich to rack of lamb & everything in between! We were there on a Saturday night and it was not busy. It can get a little loud - but when we asked our server if they could turn down the music, they did & it was better. Our server was a little slow - he was working multiple tables & it took him a while to get back around to us when we wanted drinks or were ready to order. All in all, though, a good experience & we’ll go back.

L
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All was great-we were having dinner before a show8 people- and we arranged an early dinner to do so. Service was very good- food was delish- fresh, large portions and a wide variety of foods to meet everyone’s dietary restrictions and preferences. Servers were knowledgeable and helpful. Food was brought to the table as the dishes came out of the kitchen-Only complaint was that the meals were staggered by as much as 5-7 minutes. Would recommend!

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

Great dinner! My husband and I just love this place! It’s casual but classy, festive but not too loud. The biggest plus - the food is amazing!!

EM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food very good- nice additions to standard dishes like salmon and burgers. Salads very good and had fried burrata and tomatoes. Carrot cake fresh and delicious. I like outside seating particularly the softer padded green chairs. Numerous dogs made for a little yipping noise but mostly I suggest a softer sound track of music. I’ve been several times before and eaten indoors which is loud as table seating is near kitchen. Booths are few but preferred seating.

CG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I rate a 4 out of 5, 7out of 10 stars because the waiter was not very knowledgeable about the menu. He did not know nor wasn’t sure of the way the meal is prepared. My husband and I have allergies and always ask questions about the meals being prepared. I was expecting the waiter to offer alternatives or other meals to compliment our cravings. He acted as if we were burdening him with questions. The manager came to greet us and made sure our meal was ok. The champagne toast at midnight and DJ was good enough to complete the night.