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 girl's night out, Rivertail can accommodate the perfect dining experience with live music, fresh cuisine, and craft cocktails.
Free Taquito with Every Tito's Cocktail Purchase!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Very good! All in our party thoroughly enjoyed dinner. Beautiful restaurant. Great service.
The food is phenomenal. Expertly crafted and the presentation is beautiful. Highly recommend a visit.
This was not anything we expected. We were seated at a dark table on the riverwalk and the outside patio was not even busy. Stone Crab Claws fishy, not fresh nor did you get a fork or anything to eat them with. We had to get up and pull plates from another table to eat our other appetizers as they did not take the plates with shells away. Not sure if the donuts were so supposed to be hot or cold but whatever they missed the mark. The chowder was also not fresh tasting and very heavy on the cream. We couldn't get past the appetizers and did not order anything else. Too many good seafood places in the area I would skip this one. We should have turned around when we walked past the kitchen and saw all the kitchen staff all on their phones.
As always...great service, great food, great atmosphere
Thank you most kindly for the 5 star review as we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Rivertail! We do hope that you will visit us again very soon :)
Great location! Sit outside and watch the boats go by!
Dear Susan, Thank you for the glowing 5 star review as we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Rivertail! We hope to see you again very soon :)
When I looked at the menu, I thought this just can’t be good. It’s just so odd, the combination of ingredients. But WOW, everything We ordered was absolutely amazing.
The steak tartare with caviar was amazing. Kale Greek salad, the flavors how did they get kale to taste so good? The branzino was cooked to perfection. Finally key lime pie in a a jar... what? Divine.
Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Rivertail and hope to see you again very soon :)
Food was off the chain good! So happy to have tried this place had great ambiance and was lovely to sit outside and enjoy river walk. Juice was our server and he was awesome... will be going back for sure!
Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review as we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Rivertail! We hope to see you again soon :)
Always a great experience. The staff is friendly and attentive without being overbearing . It is always a good crowd of people, and the food is fantastic.
Dear John, Thank you for the wonderful review and positive comments. We are delighted that you always enjoy your time with us at Rivertail and hope to see you again very soon :)
Great restaurant in a beautiful setting. Very good food and good service.
I think Rivertail is just trying to be a few different things - not sure yet what it
will become when it grows up. It's on the New River, right on the Riverwalk, there are
boats, people walking by - it's not quiet. And the recorded music in the bar is way way
too loud. I thought this was supposed to be an upscale, fine seafood restaurant - ie
Trulucks. I probably got that wrong. We were told by our server that the Chef had
won 3 James Beard awards. But by then, we'd seen that the tables outside had no
tablecloths, were pretty plain - and it was dark out. We asked for some light and the
hostess seemed surprised but said they did have a candle. The need for light became
more apparent when the server pointed to the large QR code on our tabletop and said -"Because of covid, we have no menus". . .so scan that QR code for the menu. It was
dark - we eventually could see the menu - pretty small print on our cell phones. Way
too dark to be useful. So. . . .I said - what about paper menus???? He said they
sometimes had them???
So, we were served a caviar amuse bouche. . .here, the "fancy" touch. We ordered
drinks - again, so hard to see the menu. Martini was good; double vodka on the rocks
came in a tall glasss ie a rum punch glass . . .
My husband had lobster in a fra diavolo sauce over pasta; I had a cheeseburger.
The lobster was fine. My husband said ok - My burger was cooked correctly and the
beef had a nice flavor but it had nothing at all to make it stand out. No unusual
sauce - just lettuce, tomato, cheddar (which I couldn't taste) and bacon. A burger
may not be what they want to feature - but I didn't see any fish choices that
appealed. I asked for mustard - didn't get it. The server, who really was trying,
said, as we were all done - "Well I put the order in". . . .
We were comped a dessert as it was sort of obvious we weren't too happy.
For that meal, the prices were so so high. We won't return -many better choices.
Amazing birthday lunch.
Food is absolutely delicious, but don't expect large portions. Also, if seafood is not your thing, this might not be the place for you. Great service. Time it took for the food to come out after being ordered was very good. Chill atmosphere. Would suggest making reservations, especially for outdoor seating on the weekend. There's plenty of ceiling fans to keep everyone cool outside. Will definitely be back!
Chose here as we wanted to dine outdoors. Had just rained so the seating was limited as many tables got wet. They knew it was important to us to be outdoors so they moved things around to accommodate the group. (The doors were open to the indoors so we probably would have been fine there, but that was not our preference.)
On to the good stuff. Great river view. Very unique menu. Donut holes stuffed with crab, ahi tuna tacos that were to die for, amazing snapper fish. Service was outstanding too. Fun party vibe.
River Tail is a great new addition to the Ft Lauderdale Las Olas riverfront!
Thank you most kindly for the wonderful 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us...we do have a great view(best in Las Olas)! We hope to see you again very soon :)
Once again my server Ray did his thing. He goes above and beyond to ensure comfort and quality service is met.
The lobster rolls are a must and also the brussel sprouts. Great service as well.
Amazing food! Great decorations! Excellent service! Music was just a little lousy where we were sitting. Overall great experience!
This place has incredible potential, but the staff needs a lot of training. A lot.
The food and the drinks too to long to be served.
Food was tasty but small size servings. I had the cobia fish which probably was 5 oz for $24 without any sides, so adding a side order adds up from $8 to $12 also micro sizes.
Great experience. And the vibe is just right. Will definitely be going back
Thank you kindly for the glowing review as we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at Rivertail. We do hope to see you again very soon! Kristina General Manger
The food was amazing! Really awesome place and would recommend for anyone looking for a great place to eat! Service was really good too!
Thank you so very kindly for the wonderful review as we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Please visit us again soon :) Kristina General Manager
All food and service were on point! Sanitation procedures were visible, tables properly distanced, staff gloved and masked.
Views from the patio were excellent - watching the yachts cruise up and down the river make for a beautiful ambience during your meal.
We dined for brunch and our group especially loved the broiled oysters and crab chilaquiles! Another hit was the lobster frites with yuzu hollandaise. The French fries were bangin!!
The manager Kristina stopped by to make sure we enjoyed everything and we really did We’ll be back soon!!
My dad was in town!
Nice location. Server was attentive. There were many employees everywhere. Our complaint was the food. We always order Cesar salad so we were anxious to try this one made from baby gem lettuce. The lettuce was grilled which would have been ok but it was over dressed! Soggy and too much dressing! Would not recommend. The flank steak was delicious but they serve it with a bone which seems like it should have marrow but then nothing is there. The crab donuts didn’t work for us. The sweetness and runny filling was off putting. It was a disappointment on our last day visiting Ft. Lauderdale.
absolutely loved it beautiful service and wonderful food
I love the location, the service, and of course the food. I am coming back soon with froends!
Ray our server was awesome, attentive and provided exceptional service.
Wonderful outdoor dining with friends. Our waiter was friendly & knowledgeable, our drinks well made & dinner delicious. Would return to Rivertail when in Lauderdale.
Hello Tracy...thank you for the glowing 5 star review and the lovely compliments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and do hope to see you again in the very near future! Kristina Lathan General Manager
Fabulous!! Restaurant lived up to the fantastic reviews! Perfect location on the waterway, creative craft cocktails & amazing appetizers & entrees! Highly recommend!!!
Thank you kindly for the wonderful review as we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed Rivertail! We do have a perfect location with the best view in Las Olas. We hope to see you again very soon! Best, Kristina Lathan General Manager
This is the best place in Fort Lauderdale by far! Service was outstanding as well as food.
We thank you for the glowing review and are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Rivertail! We do have lots of greatness at Rivertail and are honored you chose us with so many options in the area. We do hope to see you again very soon :) KL General Manager
We've been there before but even as "young" 50'somethings the music (even during happy hour) is club like (loud and obnoxious). Our waiter was CLEARLY new and since he knew we were there for only happy hour and apps we were sorely neglected. Food has always been amazingly delicious although a bit pricey for what you get.
I wasn't to pleased with the food. I want to try brunch but the scallops dish had NO FLAVOR... THE SCALLOPS WERE BLAND. Sorry. Drinks were Great!
The food and atmosphere was amazing! Great ambience inside and outdoors. The crab stuffed lobster was soooo good!
Hi Shantelle! We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Rivertail and thank you for the wonderful 5 star review! We do hope you return to see us in the near future! Kristina Lathan General Manager
This is a must visit restaurant in South Florida. A top 10 establishment in South Florida. A 5 star experience.
Overall, it was a good experience. The concept of bringing the food out as ready is ok, but it caused the busser to just hover over us, grabbing at dishes to remove while food was still on the plate and cocktails were still nearly full. It was actually really bizarre. For $350 for 3 people, I'd really like to relax and enjoy my dinner and we all felt like we couldn't with people hovering over us and basically rushing us to eat. The flip side, of course, is sitting there desperately trying to get the waiter's attention while empty plates sit on the table for 20 mins... But there has to be happy medium. Even though the restaurant is lovely and the food was decently good, I can't say I'll go back. In my opinion, Blue Moon Fish Company is better if you're looking for a fine dining experience at a seafood restaurant.
Outstanding! The staff is great and very attentive. The food is a unique presentation of an array of flavors and tastes
Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review as we are delighted to hear your wonderful feedback in regards to service and food. We do hope to see you again in the near future! Kristina Lathan General Manager
Service was impeccable
Food is very good,
Hello Konstantin- Thank you for the wonderful review and thank you for your return visit. I do hope to see you very soon, my friend! Kristina
The service and food were amazing! Will be back for sure
Thank you for your kind words as we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Rivertail! We hope to see you again very soon :)
Excellent dining experience all around!!!
Wonderful service and delicious seafood
Rivertail is rated 4.2 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.
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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.