Point Royal

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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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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday gift

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We were very disappointed at the fixed menu for New Years Eve. Not everyone eats seafood or veal. There should have been at least a beef choice. My husband ordered the branzino and there were bones in it. The price was outrageous for the quality and amount of food we got. We left there hungry. I ordered the oyster/caviar appetizer and there were only 3. We will probably never return to Point Royal if this experience is any reflection of how it is on a regular basis.

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SB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Horrible service on NYE. Very slow. My wife’s salmon was dry.

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NG
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was New Years early on but when we switched out reservation we were not told about the pri fixe and we ordered a la carte. It felt rushed like the restaurant was eager to turn the table even though we came at 7 pm.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Happy New Year dinner was great

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends of ours wanted to meet up for dinner, They invited us to point royal , at the diplomat hotel.
The restaurant is huge, seats indoor and outdoor.
We decided to sit inside. Our first time here, it is mostly a seafood place.
The ambiance is casual yet sophisticated and service is very good. You are greeted with a basket of bread and seasoned butter which is nice while you await the appetizers to come in.
Our server loren was kind enough to answer all of our questions,and believe me we had a lot of questions.
She did mention that they recently added a few new items to the menu ,and pointed her favorite things on it.
The food was good, but the service was the highlight of the night.
Great experience from the moment we walked in to the moment stepped out.
They validate the parking as well, which is a great plus.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

So I’ve been several times for the Sunday brunch and it’s always been great. This time was somewhat disappointing. We waited over 15 minutes with a reservation. We showed up on time and the restaurant was not full. They were just disorganized. Although our server was wonderful, the food was just ok. There was only one person making waffles and eggs. How do you only have one person making so many things for a Sunday brunch? The line was ridiculous and took 45 minutes to get to the front. So none of our party ate together.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Sadly short staffed in kitchen, bread ran out at 7:30 Friday night in season, service exceptionally slow. Chef G.Zakarian should have better management and training. Food when finally arrived was cold or room temperature for all 6 of us. Shame because beautiful location and decor.

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TW
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food but quite crowded

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MG
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing experience. Food so very average overall. Menu, kitchen, service needs a reboot. Pasta with clams had six small clams and was over cooked.
Wine priced at 3-4x cost. If you are charging resort prices, you should be so much better.
I am a local and would love to have a great restaurant in this space.

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MB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Dry steak. Mediocre food. Over priced. Slow service.

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s
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

So disapointed. Had a chef friend from out of town and decided to come here for Christmas Brunch due to the amazing menu that they had posted. Unfortunatley they did not have a great number of the items that were listed on the menu.
RAW BAR--2 of 3 listed available
No oysters neither east or west caost
CARVED MEATS & FISH--1 0f 4 listed available
NO Roasted Suckling Pig w/ Sour Orange mojo
NO Sausage stuffed Boneless Whole Turkey
NO Sugar cured ham with pineapple glaze
HOT ITEMS & SIDES
NO glazed carrots, whipped potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, Point Royal mac n cheese or creamed arrowhead spinach.
EGGS
NO Tortilla Espanola
CHEF'S TABLE
NO Lamb sausage or Point Royal Clambake
Not even going to worry about the lack of desserts as advertised.
We drove from Miami to Hollywood due the the menu.

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E
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend. Went with a large group and everyone was thrilled with their dishes, the vegetable sides, and the dessert!

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KB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Point Royal on 12/11/18 for dinner and had an absolutely amazing time. Our server was Paul, and he was possibly the best and most entertaining waiter I've ever had. There was a grilled hamachi special that was delectable and I would eat the dark cherry meringue dessert every night if I could. The only point that was a LITTLE less than optimal was the texture of the lobster in the lobster roll. It was still delicious though. Thanks Point Royal for an excellent evening.

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S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was staying at the diplomat and wanted to find some place to eat. I was so pleased with our experience at point royal.

From the moment we walked in everyone was warm and I was impressed by how quickly the food came out and how wonderful it tasted.

Our server lauren recommended to do it family style and share everything to get a better view of what the restaurant has to offer.

Her recommendation were spot on, my wife ordered the grouper and I got the shrimp and grits and it was the most unique grits I've ever had. it had a slight bite to the grits and the prawns were huge. The grouper was seasoned and cooked to perfection.

We also got the ricotta dumplings and the artichoke salad and they were also great.

The sides are HUGE! You must try the caramelized carrots and the Brussels sprouts.

I would definitely recommend this place.

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DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal the staff was great and very helpful, especially Gary our primary server

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AL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy ourselves here and always request Paul as our server. He is fabulous and makes it an unforgettable experience

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LA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Although we received service with a smile, the food was not to my liking. Overall the food was way too oily and salty. The black grouper was saturated with oil and the seasoning salty. The oil made for very heavy side dishes as the brussel sprouts were dripping in grease. On the plus side the beet salad appetizer was refreshing and tasty. This restaurant probably (hopefully) does a better job with the raw bar items as it looks like their specialty. I think the creativity was there just not the execution of the dishes.

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L
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the decor of the place. It was very quiet on Sunday evening when we went for dinner. Service was great and waiters were attentive and anticipated our needs. The food was phenomenal. The crispy octopus was absolutely delicious and a healthy portion for an appetizer or small plate. The ceviche was fresh and inventive with the hint of passion fruit. The diver scallops were perfectly seared and 1 portion was enough to feed two. They say portions for large plates are family size and enough for 3-4 but I would hesitate and say they're better for two and you'd want to order a side dish to go with a main plate. All in all a wonderful dining experience.

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DL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for the Thanksgiving brunch; for the price of 75.00 pp it was worth it. The selection was vast, and had a variety of options to choose from. The turkey was slightly dry, and they ran out of stuffing. What stuffing I did have was delicious. The duck hash was scrumptious. The oysters were not briny, and well cleaned. The rib-eye was cold and not seasoned very well. The dessert room was a fantasy for the sweet tooth oriented. The service was on point, and attentive. If you have a chance to go, you will not be disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but over priced!

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RP
Tampa
57 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving Day buffet featured a cornucopia of excellent food, supported by attentive service. On other days, service was spotty.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gary, our waiter, was wonderful and the food quality was just as good!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food!

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LP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were staying at the Diplomat Hotel for an anniversary weekend and were looking forward to a meal at Geoffrey Zakarian’s Point Royal restaurant. The food was very good, but the service was slow. We were offered the dessert menu, but passed. We were surprised that an anniversary dessert came while we were waiting for the check. The decor is very pretty and beachy-modern.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I would not recommend this restaurant. The waiter was verbally abusive to my guest, my entree was forgotten, the deserts seemed to have been prepared days ago

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AD
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lobster and whole yellowtail were amazing. Brussel sprouts, too. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and upbeat. Fantastic dinner all around.

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AL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul is the best server hands down!

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k
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was awesome, Josh was great, the food was great, our server was the best. . .

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JO
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is great, BUT extremely misleading on price. For example, we ordered poached shrimp on happy hour (priced at $3). While we expected a few shrimp with it being happy hour, we were surprised to pay $3 per shrimp. They were good, but not that good. Seems a little misleading to not price it per "shell" on the menu when our small happy hour order ends up being $15 for 5 shrimp.

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DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was nice. The service was incredible.

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LP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular and the service was perfect! Paul was a wonderful waiter, friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and the restaurant! Thank you GZ for this great restaurant in South Florida!😉😎👍🏻

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great overall

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Extremely disappointed in the snapper entree. Flavor was fabulous however it was not well boned and inedible with a bone in every bite. The restaurant was very attentive and concerned with our displeasure. Meal was comped otherwise great meal!

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is outstanding. The service, the food, and décor are all top notch. We found this restaurant last year at our yearly stay at the Diplomat Resort. This restaurant was part of the multi-million dollar renovation. It is a real keeper! Raw bar is great, local caught, wild caught seafood. Happy hour is a great deal for well cocktails and the amazing burger! I've had the Raw Bar, Shrimp and Grits, Lobster Roll, and Burger...all are amazing. The craft cocktails are stunning including housemade gin, grenadine, and the pina coladas which are made with fresh coconut and fresh cream, no fake stuff. If a place takes the time to make a frozen drink at such a high quality, and takes the time to do something as simple as freeze ice cubes of iced tea to put into your glass, so not to dilute the iced tea you know you are in for a real treat! Please go here!!

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is outstanding. The service, the food, and décor are all top notch. We found this restaurant last year at our yearly stay at the Diplomat Resort. This restaurant was part of the multi-million dollar renovation. It is a real keeper! Raw bar is great, local caught, wild caught seafood. Happy hour is a great deal for well cocktails and the amazing burger! I've had the Raw Bar, Shrimp and Grits, Lobster Roll, and Burger...all are amazing. The craft cocktails are stunning including housemade gin, grenadine, and the pina coladas which are made with fresh coconut and fresh cream, no fake stuff. If a place takes the time to make a frozen drink at such a high quality, and takes the time to do something as simple as freeze ice cubes of iced tea to put into your glass, so not to dilute the iced tea you know you are in for a real treat! Please go here!!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The price was a bit high at $35/person for a buffet. The food was good but not great. More of an eclectic offering versus a traditional style selection. Very little in the way of seafood which was surprising given the fact that this location is on the beach.

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DD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I love Geoffrey Zakarian and were excited to eat at his restaurant waiting for a special occasion to go. Our 34th wedding anniversary was coming up so we went on Friday. We arrived early so we went to their bar and had a drink and some appetizers. They had Oyster Hour so we ordered some Oysters that were good size and fresh. The Ceviche was very good also. Our waitress was very nice and when she found out that it was our anniversary she brought us complimentary glasses of champagne. For dinner we had the gumbo, the diver scallops, the lobster roll and the Crawfish Mac and Cheese which were all delicious. Having said that, when dessert time came we where stuffed, but ended up ordering the chocolate pudding...OMG it was awesome, so save room. Between the free champagne and the fact that they validated my $20 parking ticket the dinner was very reasonable for the quality of the food.
Definitely going back and highly recommend it to all seafood lovers.

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JS
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and fantastic service! We had a wonderful meal!

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e
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Paul was an excellent server. Hilarious, attentive and honest about the menu (knows it very well).

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