JWB Prime Steak and Seafood

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Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort presents JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, a refreshing upscale restaurant concept. The perfect spot for both resort guests and locals seeking a laid-back luxe dining experience, JWB offers a contemporary menu of fresh seafood including spear-caught fish, a raw bar and prime 26-day wet-aged steaks paired with world-class wines and hand-crafted cocktails. Expect to be wowed by delectable seasonal favorites like the Florida stone crab, an assortment of sea-to-table delicacies and specialty sushi rolls. JWB, named after James (Jimmy) William Buffett himself, offers impeccable service and intimate spaces ideal for romantic dinners or small group gatherings.

Drop in to indulge in our newly launched Happy Hour, Mon-Thurs 5-7pm! Featuring half-off signature drinks / wines by the glass / bottled beers, and inescapably delectable chef-crafted bar bites - you won't find a Happy Hour quite like ours anywhere else.
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JA
Miami
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. The service is top-notch (ask for Clay, the best waiter in the place) and the food is always excellent. My wife had the snapper and she said it was the best she every had (kudos to Luckie, the chef, a magician in the kitchen). I had the surf and turf, a filet and grilled lobster tail. Both were perfectly prepared. We also love the Caesar salad, another highlight. We cannot recommend this restaurant any higher.

AA
Brazil
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, delicious food and service on point.

L
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was impeccable and the food was better than average but not note worthy.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinning experience - can’t wait to get back and go again.

DB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and food

PR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Patrick made the overall experience superb. The pumpkin soup was the best we have ever tasted. The prime steaks were so tender a steak knife was unnecessary. We would definitely return and try more of the amazing dishes. Good wine list from moderate prices to the very high-end Caymus Special Selection. Highly recommend.

HD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was horrible (had to return it) Menu was strick. Too expensive,

p
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is nice but no view. Food is ok not exceptional we got crab cake (basic), ceviche (small portion), potatoe gratin (basic) and a salad (basic)

LD
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

If you are looking for an elegant place to have a nice quiet dinner, then this is your venue. I was disappointed with my entree, the seafood paella. The fish was overcooked and the mussels that were used to garnish the plate were dried out and almost invisible in the shells. One of the mussel shells used was cracked and did not contain any mussel within it. Not what I expected for a $48 selection. The night we dined, the restaurant was quite empty but we were surprised when our entrees were brought out to the table before our appetizer was finished. When our server saw that I did not finish even half of my paella, she did offer to bring me something else, but I am not the kind of person that likes to make a fuss, I just expected to enjoy what I had ordered. Oh well!

D
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a good time and meal @ JWB. I like the Happy Hour at the bar before dinner,it averages out the slightly elevated prices.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

CB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dinner. Great service food and atmosphere. They let you sit and take your time. Never rushing. Food was amazing

MD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business dinner

JS
Poconos
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, took care of us on our anniversary very well

MR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I made reservations a month ago and made sure to let them know that we were celebrating my Nephew's birthday. Although I did originally make reservations for 4 people, however changed it to 5 on the day of. I called to make sure that was not going to be a problem and was promised that a table for 5 would be available. I also made double sure to let them know we wanted my nephew to have a slice of cake so that we could sing him Happy Birthday. When we arrived, the Host took us to a table right in front of the bar, where there was loud music and no where near the restaurant. When I complained he stated that there were no tables for 5 people in the restaurant? The restaurant seemed empty and he continued to rudely insist that this was the only table available. We had to scream at each other because we could not hear each other talk. I had to remind the waitress about my Nephew's birthday and she quickly brought a quick slice of cake, out of nowhere, and we quickly sang Happy Birthday. It happened so fast I couldnt even film it. The bill was almost $400.00 and the food was good, but we wish we could have sat in the actual restaurant and not next to the entrance/bar and loud music.

M
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service/ staff in the bar and in the restaurant were spectacular

AM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was oustanding - we all had steaks. They came out perfectly cooked and tons of flavor. Our waiter was attentive and even recognized my birthday without prompting. I would definitely recommend JWB in the future.

RN
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The food was okay, meaning we did not order main course just appetizers. The selection was okay as well as we observed the food coming out of the kitchen it was not visual appealing as the menu made it out to be. The person cooking the steaks must of been having a bad day as he was battling to keep the flames down from destroying the meat. We asked the waiter for the checking and a few moments later we walked by and basically tossed us the check with out say a word. We left and went to the Margaritaville Restaurant where we enjoyed much better food awesome waiters and a great time. We saw three couples eating or trying to get service at JWP Prime while we were there and when I approached them setting in the Margaritaville Restaurant they asked us how are food was as we all shared the same experience. By no means is this a high-end steak house, just look at some of the pictures online. I should have trusted my instincts. The rest of the resort was awesome.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent, perfectly prepared. Waiter however seemed to be in a hurry for us to leave. Constantly asking us to remove items from the table even though we had not finished. Then asked us about desert while we were still eating our main course. Really pushed the coconut creme pie which was so-so. The constant rush was noticed by my guests as well. I wouldn’t say it ruined the dinner but did make it a bit unenjoyable.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous !! Love this restaurant

CW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding!! I had a baby with me and they were more than accommodating and helpful.

K
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a mini vacation to Hollywood for the weekend and decided our date night would be at JWB steakhouse. The resort is eclectic. the restaurant was stylish and comfortable. the music was a terrific background to our conversation. Opening drinks were delicious. the seafood platter with our first-ever stone crabs was fresh and buttery. My husband had the fresh speared lionfish from Jupiter. it was mild as advertised and cooked to perfection. Make sure that you leave room for dessert as the key lime pie was phenomenal!
service was attentive and we never felt rushed.
Was it expensive, yes, but worth every penny for a perfect night to reconnect.

NL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We enjoyed everything about our experience.

DE
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fresh ingredience all the way. Delicious
Manny’s and all the service team did an exceptional job. Thank you all

t
Nuremberg
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eveything was excellene and james is a fantastic waiter!!!

M
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. The only drawback was how cold it was in the restaurant. Everyone in the party felt the same and we didn’t stick around for dessert or an extra drink because of it. The only other minor issue was when ordering a glass of Chardonnay they gave me the highest priced glass on the menu without checking for my preference. Not cool.

J
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night of a family trip . Waiter was awesome and service and food were too!

AW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered 2 steaks with a lobster tail, au gratin potatoes and asparagus. All cooked to perfection! We enjoyed our 26th anniversary dinner in style! One regret-We were not able to try every item on the menu. We will for sure be back.

RG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tomahawk steak was awesome. Would love to attend JWB again, if we visit Hollywood beach again

MB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate our anniversary there every year and we have the best service and the food is outstanding

SH
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Pretty small restaurant. Steak was cooked perfect. Service was outstanding.

DA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Staying at the resort and looked forward to a nice dinner. However, I ordered the fish special and it was very dry. The waiter told the chef and apparently he didn’t care as the waiter never returned. Costly dinner when you can only eat half because the rest was too dry.

KM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The lump crab in the crab cakes and the Oscar steak topping were so big! Our steaks were cooked perfectly, the mashed potatoes were the creamiest I think I’ve ever had. And our server Clay was awesome!

c
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as always
back to visit this restaurant/resort and never disappoints

DF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The steaks were high quality. But handled badly by the cooks.
The staff were great. The ambiance is too dark. The brussel sprouts were too vinegary. Steaks too salty. The web site offers happy hour pricing but the restaurant doesn't honor the 1/2 price drinks. It's a shame the simple things that can overshadow the whole event!

NM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

By far THE BEST filet I’ve ever had! The Fins on Fire sushi roll was excellent, the grouper was great, the Yukon mashed potatoes were yummy, everything was superb!!!

BL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Seated on time, attentive staff, the water glass was never empty. Thank you

r
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

i purchsed the 3 course CRAVE menu for restaurant month. this included the rhode island calamari, the steak au poivre, and the chocolate cake options. the menu online said the steak au poivre was using tenderloin medallions, but i was wowed by the large slab of prime filet they served me. it was very similar to what the pros do all day long at le relais de venise, calling it steak frites. a glass of italian arcanum wine paired excellently.
i most certainly am drooling over returning to eat here again. my only complaint was the valet was too slow. they do validate.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Price a little high, Thought there was a view of the icean

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loud and a little expensive, but great food