Point Royal

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Positioned in Hollywood, FL at The Diplomat Beach Resort, Point Royal by Chef and Restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian is an indoor-outdoor coastal American restaurant. With an accessible, modern take on seaside fare, the venue prominently features a raw bar in addition to the full array of Zakarian’s beloved American cuisine. Complemented by a center bar focused on fresh juice-based and frozen cocktails, as well as an extensive wine list, Point Royal will be open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very limited menu. This was a temporary situation but it would have been nice to know this before being seated.

AK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overpriced like everything at Diplomat Beach Resort

AF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was but not exceptional. The stone fruit wedge was very good. We had the grouper, the snapper and the dark cherry meringue. They were tasty. Our server tried hard but the set was not good. They were out of the wine I ordered so I ordered the wine the server suggested to replace it. They had to send out for a bottle of it. They never brought the sides we ordered. Our server checked on the sides and they were sitting in the window not picked up with our mains. She had them remade but they did not arrive before we finished our main dishes so we canceled them. After all that you would have thought dessert was in the house but it wasn’t. Everyone/establishment has a bad day. We won’t be eating here again.

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the salmon. It was cooked perfectly. Nicky, my server was attentive and professional.

H
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The Ceasar salad was mediocre, not enough salad dressing, no pepper, had to request more. The pasta was good with green pea stuffing but the poached lobster accompanying it was non existent. Not a good experience overall!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business breakfast - solid buffet and omelet station

R
Tampa
48 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

We eat here fairly regularly but I can tell you I’m not going back for a while. Super disappointed in the menu they took off the two items that kept me coming back. I ordered the snapper, it was dry and was plated with some salad. The description was poor so it wasn’t at all what I expected. My husband ordered the salmon, also not very good, seasoning was on the skin that you don’t eat so bland. Our server forgot about us, drinks were not refilled until we were done not to mention he forgot to bring drinks at the beginning. There is a lot of competition in the area, not to mention way better options in the diplomat, we will stick to monki tail and prime for the foreseeable future.

MM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is Expensive but the it was amazing. Doubt that I will pay that much again but overall experience was great

F
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overpriced and out of control. Good is decent but team was completely overwhelmed and the prices are ridiculous. Bottom line, not worth it.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Food was spectacular. Can’t wait to go again.

RR
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service and plan to visit GZ's other restaurants.

r
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Our first visit to Point Royal. We were seated on time for our reservation.
Paul our server was pleasant and engaging
We ordered Shrimp cocktail and our entrees.
The cocktails were crafted well that we had. Paul in conjunction with the bartender made a watermelon drink form wife
The hummus pre-meal was well prepared. Prior to receiving our appetizers or meals one of the staff asked if we'd like more hummus with the flat bread? Yes, thank you. We never received the hummus or flatbread
Entrees came out , were tasty and plated well, appropriate temperature. Asked Paul to please remove the shrimp cocktail from our bill, since it did not come out at all.
The key lime pie was the highlight of the night.
Lastly , when making the reservation, selected that it was our anniversary. No one acknowledged the event.
So, I'd give them a second chance in the future

s
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been dining at the Diplomat for over 12 years and specifically at Point Royal since it opened a couple of years ago. It was a great alternative for casual dining and happy hour menu. Now the management has decided to stop offering Happy hour bites and the one item they became famous for, their wonderful burger, has been changed by reducing the size dramatically and charging more! A combo that is not winning and lost our business and many other locals we have spoken with recently.

J
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Was looking forward to the Sunday brunch before we were heading home from vacation and when we were checking in( I had made a reservation through Open Table) we were told the brunch wasn’t offered anymore. When I had checked the website it showed this was offered. Apparently it wasn’t deleted from their website. Very disappointed...

AL
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly the food is fantastic but our experience has always been great when Paul is our server. So much so that we will only make reservations if he is working!

Z
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a nice way to relax and have an afternoon lunch. Fish and chips was surprisingly very good.

BK
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

We paid over 80.00 for 3 sandwiches which anywhere else would have cost 32.00. Service was decent but not what u would expect. Tip was forced upon us not optional. Wouldn’t go back

M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service! Drinks a little pricey as filled with ice. Taste was good.

NG
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and everyone was so nice. Our server Lauren was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Just all around excellent. Brandon was also superb. The overall experience was excellent. We will definitely be back.

TT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food and cocktails were very good. Didn't like restaurants ambiance and decor. Taking into account the quality of the dishes and the price, I would have like to have seen a little more upscale setting.

D
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We got almost no attention from the server. Food was ok.
The valet parking was ridiculously expensive, with tip almost $35.

MD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A little pricey for brunch. Brunch was good but not really outstanding

S
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Sunday brunch, great food and service, nice helpful staff. Would recommend reservations, long line ahead of us when we arrived but prior reservations had us seated within 3 minutes. High quality food, lots of choices for all tastes from personally prepared omelettes to hot well stocked choices, would recommend to anyone!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The server was very friendly.

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is my third time staying at the diplomat resort and visiting at point royal restaurant.
At first I had mixed feelings about the menu changes, I was upset they took the Brussels sprouts off the menu, what a shame, one of the best things that were on the menu. Please bring them back!
I normally order the grouper and the side of Brussels,the grouper used to be served a la carte but now they serve it with couscous.
I'm not a big couscous fan but i really wanted the grouper again.
thank god my server lorin suggested to order the grouper with the tricolor cauliflower which normally comes on the salmon plate . best decision ever!! The combination was so good that I almost forgot about the Brussels sprouts haha.
Ask for lorin if you need any recommendations,she knows food very well!!!
Thank you again for an amazing experience,can't wait to be back.

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For what it was trying to achieve and for what it it's supposed to be, this restaurant was really satisfying. I will note that I have had more complete and notable meals from chefs of the same caliber. I can't in good conscience rate this restaurant low just based off the fact that we've tried many other restaurants in America that were better.

Point Royal was not the best meal I have ever had, but they accomplished everything that most people would be 100% satisfied with.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Food was meh.

J
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

SB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately the food was not very good. The oysters were just plain bad. For dinner I had the cavatelli and the shrimp were undercooked and seemed like frozen shrimp you’d find in the grocery store freezer. The whole dish actually seemed like a frozen dinner that was heated up and poured into a bowl. My wife’s branzino wasn’t very good either. The flavor was very blah and the fish quality seemed not very fresh. Very disappointed.

C
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the dining room is decorated beautifully we chose to sit outside and enjoyed a lovely sea breeze. Our drinks were brought to us quickly as were the delicious and fresh oysters and shrimp. Unfortunately they were out of clams. Our table ordered the Tuna a la Plancha, the Branzino, and a hamburger and all were super delicious. The server suggested the sweet potato fries as a side and they did not disappoint. As for dessert, the table went with the server’s suggestion of Key Lime Pie and not a crumb was left on the plate. It was a lovely evening, a fantastic dinner and a great way to begin the summer season. We will definitely return!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

terrible service. brought apps with our dinner. waiter spilled full water glasses all over table and we cleaned up. acted like we were a bother not a customer. food was just ok.

RS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was excellent. We enjoyed everything about our experience.

D
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Great burger, but that's it. Service was amazingly bad, so bad. Epic bad. We were a table of 3, on a Sunday night, restaurant was moderately busy (not sleepy, no wait for a table, many open tables, plenty of staff visible). You're busy? That's cool, keep the cocktails coming and I'm fine. Unfortunately, this was not to be. In an instance of what turned out to be chock full of foreshadowing, we joked that we should order 2 rounds when we first ordered drinks. Alas, that first round turned out to be our only round... The staff, including the manager, seemed to go out of their way to not make eye contact with guests.
When our food did finally did arrive, the burger was out of sight, just great. Based on the service, we decided actually eating the muscles we ordered was probably too much of a risk (if we could see how poorly trained they were in front of customers, God only knows what the kitchen looked like).

AL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

VERY DISAPPOINTED.
I watch a Rachal Ray show and the owner of Pointe Royal appeared. Seemed like a beautiful experience....how bad could it be...hes on Rachel Ray....So I was thinking on mothers day🌹would be a great day to check out. I immediately made my reservation.
As I entered the restaurant with my 2 boys and parents to be seated, the place was a mess. Tables a mess, food scraps allover the floor. Waiter/waitress seemed scrambling.
We got to our table and it wasnt wiped down. So hostess asked us to stand there til it was wiled down. And it looked like they threw 4 random tables together with no table cloth so it looked very unbecoming.
We sat and I am already very dissatisfied with what I already have seen. Now it's time to eat. My reservation was at 2pm. They ran out of food by our reservation time. I dont eat red meat. There was no option for chicken, Turkey, tofu.
I cant believe that a restaurant would be operating like this especially on a Mothers day. My mothers day lunch was disgusting and disappointing to say the least. I hope you clean up your act. I will never eat there again.
5 people = $300 for a buffet style lunch that ran out of food....HORRIBLE!!!!

AG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Everything about this restaurant pointed to a great experience but fell short. I was most disappointed in the food. The food could have been great if it was hot and fresh. The set up of the breakfast buffet was subpar. The food was presented in a nice fashion but the heating lights did nothing to keep the food warmed. The sweet potato casserole was room temperature, the bacon cold, and the gravy for the biscuits was barely warm. The only thing hot was the fresh omelet. The charcuterie was not cold enough and the fruit was not ripe. For $35 and being a restaurant of such a high profile chef, I expected more.

CC
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lavender martini was on online menu but they didnt have what they needed to make it, so I had to get the Lychee drink but they were out of club soda also. Lobster roll-claw meat was tender but tail meat was overcooked and tough, even after taking meat out and cutting it up and putting back in roll I couldn't chew through it. Then server came back to table after ordering dessert and we were told all the ice cream/sorbet were unavailable due to a freezer issue and I couldnt get the dessert I wanted. Had reservations for a month and was hoping to get these items that were on the menu. Very disappointed

OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing place! Paul our server was awesome!!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I proposed to my wife of 26 years, Jerry the manager made it magically. I can’t thank him enough. And yeah, she said yes!

s
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was okay, but the service was amazing. We had Harry and he was very attentive and very informative. I love the brownie and the drinks were also very good.

R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The room was lovely. Our server and the other staff that cleared and brought food were all friendly and polite

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