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Olive and Sea, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Olive and Sea

4.3
4.3
188 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Olive & Sea is a rooftop waterfront restaurant on the famed Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal, serving colorful and bold Mediterranean-style dishes, livened by fresh flavors, locally sourced daily seafood specials, and ethically sourced seasons and rubs. Complementing the extensive menu is a creatively crafted cocktail program that infuses traditional Eastern Mediterranean spices, and locally inspired ingredients like citrus and herbs, to deliver a taste sensation as bold in flavor as they are in color. Whether hopping off the Water Taxi for a quick coastal cocktail, convening with friends for a happy hour, weekend brunching, celebrating a special occasion, or simply looking to enjoy an exquisite dining experience and sweeping Intracoastal views, Olive and Sea is a must-sea-and-taste destination.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Harbordale
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Brunch

    $69.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Celebrate Easter with a special Easter Sunday Brunch. Enjoy a brunch that features a delicious raw bar, omelet, laffa pizza, charcuterie and carving stations, bottomless mimosas and specialty Easter cocktails. End your experience with a collection of desserts and delicious pastries! $69 per adult | $34.50 per child (ages 5-12)

What 188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Healthy

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Great for scenic views

188 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation so did not take advantage of the great happy hour. Food is excellent - not many selections but all were delicious. Our second visit.

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  2. BarbaraD

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprising excellence in cuisine - surprise as it’s a hotel restaurant and they are often blah. Wonderful decor, service, delicious food.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good BUT the service was a big disappointment. To this day I still don’t know who our waiter/waitress was.

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  4. matts

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    great view, limited menu and expensive for what we got

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  5. Bea1

    Miami

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I thought it was kind of loud - there's nothing in the decor to absorb the noise. but from the valet to the food server = impeccable !!

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  6. PaulaZ

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal…ambience and service were excellent!

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  7. Tygrysek

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just love the place. Great service and delicious food.

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  8. AmieB

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! The service was outstanding! We had Maria and Ronald serve our table. Both were engaging and knowledgeable about the menu. Very happy with our evening!!

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  9. Slowhand

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place and people very nice, Mediterranean feel and menu Octopus was tender and sweet, the swordfish was outstanding, that's hard to find. If weather permits, recommend sitting outside Also had a very nice bar

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  10. AllisonB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Our server, Leah was so kind and the whole experience was great!

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  11. Fred

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service we received by May was excellent & Caring.

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  12. ClaudiaW

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and atmosphere great Server and bartender skills not 5 star

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  13. Falconer

    Fort Lauderdale

    116 reviews

    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was very good. We booked for our anniversary and were a bit surprised about the lack of acknowledgement by the restaurant.

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  14. Robert

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    In February 2024 Our party of 4 ordered the same pre fix menu last night as I did with a party of 2 in October of 2023. In October the food was better prepared and you were given a large variety of home made bread. Last night we only had 3 pieces of bread and we had to buy another basket. So…. We paid double for a party of 4 as we did for a party of food and were given the same amount of food both times only we had to pay for an extra basket of bread. I felt embarrassed that I took my friends here. I will not go back.

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  15. RobbieB

    Atlanta Metro

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointing! Apps were good. Snapper meal was good but branzino sucked - way too greasy. Tourist atmosphere. No service outside which could be their best asset. Service was uninterested. Poorly staffed. Bar servers have to do take out orders and outdoor service. What a shame!

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  16. DisCERNingDiner

    St. Louis

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Olive and Sea. We were seated promptly upon our arrival. We were offered to sit outside which we did because it was lovely out. Our server was Maria. If I could go be her more than 5 stars, I would. She took a genuine interest in us and steered us to some great choices. She was very attentive and knowledgeable about everything on the menu. The mezze platter was delicious with the choices we made. We then shared a crispy pita salad and some skewers. The lamb was good but not the best I’ve ever tasted. We were given plenty of sharing plates to nosh on our friends choices. All in all it was a great experience. Ask for Maria!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a few times for drinks finally came for dinner I can say atleast we crossed it off our list overall not bad seemed under staffed and un organized - apps came before my drinks way before overall not bad juts would not go eat again there.

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  18. FredP

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outdoor tables and lamb skewer excellent Order the tabouli appetizer with pita bread

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fab. Will def be back. God was top quality and the setting was terrific.

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  20. Lauren

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit and boy was I glad I found this gem. What a treat! The service was excellent, the drinks were great and the food was outstanding! Can't wait to go back.

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  21. raffaela

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue Delicious food Service was imposing and did not follow instructions to bring out our dinner AS courses ..I did not want 5 dishes brought out at once..Also being asked 15 times about drinks and did I want to order my entree yet?? Is annoying

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  22. NeilZ

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, but they were busy and we got forgotten. Waited 25 minutes for a servers to come over. Manager finally pulled a server from another table. The food was fantastic.

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  23. 6545jan

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grilled octopus app was amazing!! I would kiss the chef if I could!!! Leah was an absolute joy as a server, friendly and went above expectations!
    Olive and SeaResponded on February 7, 2024
    So glad you were able to enjoy one of our favorite dishes!! Leah does an amazing job for us and we will be sure to pass along your great feedback!!

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  24. Kathywj

    Montana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kevin provided great service! He was friendly and gave great suggestions.

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  25. SarahO

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue and location, absolutely refreshing and delicious food.

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  26. CindyA

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious options! There is something for everyone on the diverse menu. We were a party of 5 and we all loved the food atmosphere and service.
    Olive and SeaResponded on February 7, 2024
    So glad you were able to enjoy your experience with us. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to the staff. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The place was nice but the noise level took away from the experience.

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  28. JonnathanP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was phenomenal, very good Mediterranean food all was great !!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is definitely Mediterranean- while not my fave cuisine, it was well prepared. I had an excellent and huge salad - my husband’s burger was flavored with Mediterranean spices. They do have outdoor dining but we chose indoor which was a bit noisy with a large bar. Service was excellent and helpful in choosing our meals. Overall a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Olive and SeaResponded on February 7, 2024
    So glad you were able to enjoy your experience with us. Hope we can inch up Mediterranean on your list of favorites!!

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  30. Rnsailor

    Tampa

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a very good dinner. Nice location. Need more signage for Uber drop off/ pick up

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The talk about it is bigger than what it actually is! Service was slow and drinks were not good for how much a drink costs! Food was good but not spectacular afain for the value! Ambience is the best part and manager was nice. A bit disappointed

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Mezze and spreads Great bread Lamb was very good and cooked perfectly Good waitress Price as expected

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  33. discerningdiner

    Fort Lauderdale

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was VERY expensive for what it is. Appetizers are small and pricy, even things like hummus. The pita and breads it comes with are quite skimpy and the "bread basket" quite expensive. The only real gripe I have is the expense. We wouldn't rush back because of that. The food was good but not better than other Mediterranean restaurants around. Don't know how they justify charging what they do. The dinner for 5 people with tip was 500 dollars and believe me, we weren't eating Wagu beef or Lobster!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere but the kebabs were expensive. One kebab with four small piece of meat was $30.00 or more.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish was very fishy. Overall poor taste of all food.

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  36. PeterA

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 couples ate dinner on a busy Saturday night in "season." The restaurant itself may be hard to find - tucked away at the back of the Hilton hotel, its own elevator to get there. Had the weather been better we'd have chosen to eat on the outdoor patio, a beautiful setting with spectacular views of the intracoastal and ocean. We shared all the plates. Chopped Greek salad fed 3 of us. Fresh ingredients and tasty dressing. The falafel appetizer had enough to go around. It was the only dish not up to 5 stars; the felafel crust was too soft and thin. But the spicing and taste were great. The lamb skewer was cooked perfectly; sauce was very tasty and complemented the lamb perfectly. We added a side of sweet potato fries with sumac. The fries may have been the highlight of the meal; it's difficult to make a fat sweet potato fries very crispy, but these were just great. The whole grilled branzino was perfectly cooked; with its sides of onions and couscous also enough for 4. We did not order wine or cocktails. The beer menu was limited but good enough for our needs. Dessert choice was also very limited and we passed on them. Bill came to $75/couple before tip, good value. Staff was attentive to special requests, and did not rush us.
    Olive and SeaResponded on February 7, 2024
    We are excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. It is a great place to share dishes and enjoy each other's company. We encourage you to come back and enjoy some cocktails next time you visit and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  37. JohnnyC123

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely awesome. View is incredible of course. Great all the way around.

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  38. KharoumiW

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and amazing place. I would absolutely go there again and will definitely recommend to everyone that I know.

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  39. PickyEater

    Fort Lauderdale

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My entire party was extremely happy with the food and the service. The Village Table option was perfect for our large party - perfect portions and a great value.
    Olive and SeaResponded on January 13, 2024
    So glad you were able to enjoy your experience with us. The Village Table allows you to taste a variety of our amazing dishes

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  40. ChristineC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I usually don’t do reviews, but I just had to review this wonderful restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and so flavorful. We ordered the bread and three sauces for an appetizer, which was amazing! For dinner we had the chicken skewers and a pizza. The pizza was so delicious. I think it’s the best pizza I’ve ever had and the chicken skewers were amazingly flavorful. Everything was so fresh and the portion size was good. I don’t know how they made the bread so delicious - it may be because they have a wood fired oven. The staff were so welcoming and genuinely nice. This is a 10 out of 10!!
    Olive and SeaResponded on January 13, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience and happy we were able to provide amazing hospitality and great food. Afterall this is what its all about for our guests!!

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FAQs

Olive and Sea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 527-6716.

Olive and Sea is rated 4.3 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Olive and Sea

1881 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Harbordale
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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