Point Royal

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$31 to $50
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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 cocktails. Point Royal will be open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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P
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were so excited to book a reservation at a restaurant where it was advertised that Geoffery Zakarian was the chef because my son had actually competed as a contestant on one of the shows he judges.

It started by a superb greeting by the hostess, but from there it either disappointed or was just pedestrian at best. We definitely had better meals during our time in Fort Lauderdale at lower prices.

Once we were shown our table, they did not have enough menus available so we shared. My son's drink order was was wrong and it took 30 minutes from the time we sat down for them to deliver my drink from the bar.

The food menu was just OK, but as noted above, we expected more complex offerings from Geoffrey - not a heavy dose of pizza, burgers, and pasta that did not bring something new versus simpler and cheaper restaurants. The upside was we did find one gem - my son's risotto was very good. However, the chicken look like it had been warmed up and just place on top rather than integrated into the dish. The tuna tartare was just really just cubed tuna over avocado, and while the snapper was good, it was just a nicely cooked fish with chopped vegetables on the side tossed with what seemed to be a bottled vinaigrette.

We ordered the meatball as a starter, but it did not come out and was brought to the table after the fact. It did taste good, but again, wasn't anything different than we could get at any pizza place.

B
Miami
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Parking to get to the restaurant was a serous challenge. The waitstaff seemed distracted and the good was well prepared, but instantly forgettable.

That being said, the other diners seemed to be relaxed and having a good time.

I am not sure Point Royal is worth the trip to get there and pay high prices for pizza, but most patrons didn’t seem to care.

GD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Valet parking took 20 minutes. Drinks came out incorrectly. Food wasn’t appetizing. They ran out of All desserts! Cappuccino even came out ice cold! Would never go back extremely disappointed!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was Very Good! One of the best chicken breasts I’ve ever had. Service lacking attention to details. Had to ask for water, left sauces in the kitchen, no plates with appetizer, incorrect quantities of apps....Hotel was packed. Valet asked people to self park or wait up to 1 hour. Validate parking or $20 for 3 hours across busy street.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall it was nice. But the food and drinks were honestly NOT that great. I had a Lobster Roll that was not even close as good as others I've tried. Their asparagus were quite mediocre, and their salads were poor quality. The calamari appetizer was not up to par. However, the Branzino fish ABSOLUTELY WAS. It was the best fish I've had and that alone is what saved the ratings ive given them. That Branzino fish was unreal. But the drinks were mehhh, the service was not all that great and the other food was not all that great. All in all it was ok but it was too pricey for the quality experience. Except for the Branzino fish, I expected much better.

d
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience1

No adult pools understaffed at resultant and pools and very limited pool menu
Plus no place for just peace and quiet also did not enjoy seeing a woman breast feeding child during dinner outside

OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t usually enjoy going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day because it’s such a rip off, but we are on vacation and had no choice. Luckily, Point Royal was a great choice. They have a great menu and didn’t force you into a crazy expensive fixed price only option. The burrata appetizer was amazing as were our main courses: the steak frites, chicken paillard and burger. All were really delicious, good sized portions, and the meat perfectly cooked to our specifications. Dessert was great too-the Nutella brownie and key lime pie cake. Perfect ending. We also thought our waiter was great-he took good care of us without hovering. He was an older distinguished gentleman and I wish I would have gotten his name to call out his great service. I definitely would love to come back to Point Royal on a future trip!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Over Priced! Very Small Portions. NOT WORTH IT!

OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great waiter!

MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waiter PAUL was charming and represented the Chef and the establishment extraordinarily well! A delightful evening wit b delicious cuisine. Meatball, truffle pizza, steak frite w truffles , risotto...all delicious!

TL
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Honestly, the food was excellent, and the setting is very pretty, however, our experience with the waiter was odd. He removed my moms plate and she still had part of her meal on it. At the same time, he brought the bill and said he is going to be getting busy. Never asked us, would you like coffee, tea desert. We said something to him and he was not very nice.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paul was a fabulous server, made our experience so pleasant and fun. He was so interactive with our daughter, she even wrote him a thank you note! We will make it back before we leave the Diplomat! Mac and Cheese was the best we’ve ever had!

LK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh. Atmosphere was great. Great Service.

AS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and sevice

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nicky was our server and did a fabulous job

W
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is yummy, but service is a bit erratic. The service was very good at first, then the waiter disappeared. Our meal was late. We complained and the manager was a
apologetic and gave us free desserts and a discount on the bill.

R
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul our waiter really made the whole dinner. We were celebrating my daughter birthday and he was so personable and a joy. Food was amazing.

OT
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second meal AT Point Royal. Very nice environment, great food, terrific server and good wine list. How much more can you ask for. Too bad this is I. Florida and we are in NY.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service a little
Slow but excellently delivered

r
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

the menu was truncated because they were slammed on new years eve and day and not yet restocked. this was a disappointment after coming all the way. we had a delicious veal chop and an oversalted red snapper filet. service was slow. too bad it could have been nicer.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Told us no tables available all night. We reserved one on Opentable in minutes. Delays inside were incredible.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for kids!

M
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were on vacation staying at the Diplomat. The food here was spectacular and our waiter, Carl, was wonderful with our kids.

J
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Expected more from a celebrity chef restaurant . Nothing special about the menu at all .In fact I thought I’d was dull, uninspired and was limited in choices . Although service was good we felt like we were being rushed as the lunch time period was coining yo an end . I will put this restaurant in the one and done category.

DN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The restaurant boasts a celebrity chef, but they were unable to accommodate a vegan meal request.

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s a pleasant place the offerings were of high quality and well prepared. The set up of the buffet was questionable and confusing. Lots of doubles in containers where there nowhere to place the lids when opened, attached lids would be better . As for the cuisine there could have been more attention to the word “Brunch”, no omelets, crepe, pancake of waffle options , no fruit, sad salad selection, no vegan options really.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul was excellent as always. A true professional.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday. Our server, Paul, did an exceptional job.

p
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The setting was nice and the service was excellent.
The food was good but certainly not great.
I had the grouper which was meh at best.
Wife had Mac and cheese an d she enjoyed it.
Our meatball appetizers and calamari were both very good.
Daughter had hanger steak and it was quite good with the skinny fries and a nice dipping sauce.

In regard to recommending it. I would but letting them know its a bit pricey for the fare.

WT
Kansas City
99 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow but enjoyed the meal - truffle pizza is outstanding.

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overpriced - food was mediocre, service slow. Not what we were expecting given a much better dining experience at Monkitail a couple of evenings before.

RP
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I had a lot of high expectations but the Thanksgiving buffet was awful! Not high quality food at all!

J
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were there for Thanksgiving dinner. It was very nice food, not a tone of selections but good. There were four dessert choices and all were very dry.
The service was nice and the presentation was very pretty of the main courses. I did NOT like that I wasn’t informed this is more like a coffee shop with no tablecloths for a holiday. It was much more casual than I expected for a $45 dinner. I will go back, maybe not too often, with less expectations because the food was good. $5.00 was way too expensive for a mini bottle of Coke as well. C’mon. It didn’t even fill the glass.

JF
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a very nice well organized thanksgiving

G
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good, attentive service food was good.

JF
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Restaurant was very good, great menu selection and fresh fish.

The chicken was very poorly done, burnt on the outside and undercooked on the inside. Sent it back and they overcooked the same piece till it was inedible. Left it all but no one seemed to be worried.

When you have a full house the attention is not in detail

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul was amazing!!! The risotto is to die for :)

MB
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The Group was good but boring. The actual fish was good quality and prepared to the right temp. But it was bland. Needed a good sauce to go with it. Cheese pizza was great and Kids mac n' cheese was outstanding!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Paul he’s fun knowledgeable and always makes dinner at point royale a great experience. Earlier in 2019, I reproposed to my wife of 26 years. It was a fantastic! so we came back in November for weekend and sat at the same table in which I proposed and laughed throughout dinner. Point Royal has very special place in our memories and experiences together.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter, Gary, was great! Food was delicious! Prices a bit high tho.

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