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Rivertail, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Rivertail

3.9
3.9
1695 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Situated in the bustling neighborhood of Las Olas, on the banks of the New River, Rivertail is the first Fort Lauderdale outpost of James Beard-nominated chef, José Mendín.

Our indoor/outdoor establishment features a seafood-driven menu in a fun and upbeat atmosphere.

Whether it is a family night, a business dinner with associates, or a girls night out, Rivertail can accommodate the perfect dining experience with live music, fresh cuisine, and craft cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 306-2665
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    José Mendín
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Events Specialist: (954) 306-2665
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    South Andrews Bridge and Las Olas Blvd.
  • Parking details
    There are several parking garages close and one even adjacent to Rivertail. Auto Nation Parking Garage, Government Parking Garage and 4 West Las Olas Parking Garage. Prices vary by the hour. Metered street parking is also available within a short walking distance.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Bottomless Bubbles on the Riverwalk

    $30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for an outdoor, on the river, a la carte brunch experience featuring bottomless bubbles for $30/guest.

Offers

  • Free Taquito with Every Tito's Cocktail!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Every Tuesday, join us for Tito's & Taquitos, where you can enjoy a FREE taquito, with every Tito's cocktail purchase!

What 1,695 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

1,695 Reviews
  1. JuanitaR

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food , ambience and service was great! The grilled octopus was great!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. I wish we could have ordered off of the main menu, but sadly it was a limited selection for Mother’s Day. I will definitely return in the future.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Inside the restaurant is incredibly loud. The music is played at a level that makes it difficult to converse. We waited for over ten minutes for a server to approach our table and once they did, they poured us water but informed us that we were not in their section. After about another ten minutes, the same sweet girl came back and asked if anyone had been by. They hadn’t. So she said she’d get us started. We ordered drinks and an large appetizer. (Seafood nachos - which would take some time to eat) The nachos came out & she we put in our food order. Disappointingly, the entrees hit the table less than 5minutes later. It was very rushed and the small table was not large enough to hold all of the plates. The salad was overdressed and quickly became soggy. Would not recommend.

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  4. RichardB

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was great. It is on the river with nice views.

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  5. FrankL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food quality was good, but on the bland side. Service was just ok.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good overall. The best was the service, very quick and on top of everything. Food was nice although had a bit more expectations due to James Beard nomination posts. It is a nice place with good setting and music. We went for dinner and do recommend to seat outside

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chips were stale’ food was not good ! Mussels were ok

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    the food & cocktails just weren’t good. everything was made poorly, server took forever.. overall, nice atmosphere but bad experience

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overrated. Food was mediocre. Wine list sub par. Not sure how it got such good ratings on open table but not in the same league as other highly rated restaurants.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to go before the theater! The service and food are great!

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FAQs

Rivertail is rated 3.9 stars by 1695 OpenTable diners.

Rivertail does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Rivertail

4 West Las Olas Blvd, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    South Andrews Bridge and Las Olas Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    There are several parking garages close and one even adjacent to Rivertail. Auto Nation Parking Garage, Government Parking Garage and 4 West Las Olas Parking Garage. Prices vary by the hour. Metered street parking is also available within a short walking distance.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    José Mendín
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (954) 306-2665
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Events Specialist: (954) 306-2665
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