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Rivertail, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Rivertail

3.8
3.8
1684 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 19 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

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 12, 2024 only
    Looking for the perfect way to spoil mom this Mother's Day? Sunday, May 12th, starting at 11 am join us at Rivertail for a special Brunch and enjoy bottomless bubbles starting at $30. With an extensive menu featuring classics like Chicken and Waffles, as well as unique dishes like Prawns and Grits or Caribbean Shrimp Benedict. Let us help you make this Mother's Day unforgettable at Rivertail!
    Mother's Day  Brunch Photo
  • 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.
  • Mother's Day Dinner

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mother's Day in style with a delicious dinner at Rivertail in Fort Lauderdale. This Sunday, May 12th, we invite you to treat your mom to a special dinner celebration featuring a special prix-fixe dinner starting at $75 per person and limited menu. Our picturesque waterfront location provides the perfect backdrop for a special dinner with your nearest and dearest. Come indulge in our exquisite seafood dishes, carefully crafted cocktails, and stunning waterfront views.

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 1,684 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Great for scenic views

1,684 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    No bottled water. All there seafood not wild cut, farmed! Using old oil for frying. Trout had no seasoning. Poor quality for the price. We will not returning !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sever Liz was awesome. The food was absolutely terrible. Not for the prices they unacceptable. I could not finish the 1 meal and Liz saw I was not enjoying it and swap out the meal. That meal was ok but the food was just not it. We only ate it because we were hungry and wasn’t expecting the outcome seeing the raring at 4 stars and the reviews I’ve read. Which is why I choose to come here.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit with out of town friends. Really enjoyed the food, service was outstanding and the ambiance was great sitting outside. Noted the bathrooms were very clean.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch menu was a bit sparse for a holiday, the food was good, service was very good and the location was great

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful outdoor location on water. Great service. Drinks were good ! Food was ok! Octopus was good yellow tail taco good but steak & eggs had rubbery eggs overcooked steak when we asked for medium. Fun place but not for foodies

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to flag the server down a few times to get service. Ordered a Rosé bottle of wine it was brought out  in a non-chilled ice bucket with no ice no water inside to keep it cold. Had to flag the server down again to ask for a chilled ice bucket. The main entrée was really good the trout, highly recommend however, the sides were extremely bland. That atmosphere is beautiful and will most likely try it again however, we’ll try not to get the same server and just be cautious as to what we order.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant, good food right on the water. Perfectly located in same space with the wharf

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really friendly service, and great environment to go along with the food and drinks.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Soup was too salty to eat. The appetizers did not have any flavor. So bad that we did not order any thing for the main course. Very unfortunate. The reviews seemed positive but the experience was very different.

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  10. DisCERNingDiner

    St. Louis

    91 reviews

    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We’ve eaten here several times. Tonight wasn’t the best. Be aware that they have deep bass music playing in the restaurant. They can’t (won’t) turn it down. So don’t plan to have a conversation while you eat. The food was good though.

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FAQs

Rivertail is rated 3.8 stars by 1684 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 19 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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