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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Get 3 Oysters with Every Martini Purchased
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Thu 7:00 PM - 9:15 PMEvery Thursday starting at 7pm at Rivertail, join us for our Thursday night, "Shaken, Not Stirred" & order Martinis your way where you choose your spirit, style & garnish. Receive 3 oysters for every Martini purchased!
Free Taquito with Every Tito's Cocktail!
Multiple dates available
Tue 5:00 PM - 9:15 PMEvery Tuesday, join us for Tito's & Taquitos, where you can enjoy a FREE taquito, with every Tito's cocktail purchase!
Collect 1,000 bonus pointsTue - Thu 9:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
brioche, spicy honey, sea salt
watermelon, guajillo peppers, and amazu
Bay Scallops a la Escargot
shiso-garlic butter, sea salt
Overall disappointing- maybe because it was a Sunday night but service to food was a let down.
Went for Sunday brunch on a brisk day -- but we wanted to sit outside. After hostess seated us, waiter came over and recommended one of his empty tables in a less-breezy area, which was very appreciated! Had some raw oysters and the broiled ones with kimchi. Both were outstanding. Waiter recommended the East Coast oysters because they were bigger -- but they were still really small. Can't imagine what the West Coast oysters looked like. They were delicious, anyway, and the fresh horseradish on the side was painfully wonderful. I ordered a lychee and champagne drink that came pink, which was curious. It was yummy, though, and when I ordered a second one later, it was white with a lychee on top. I must have gotten the strawberry drink the first time, but it was nice to try both. My companion was pretty sure she did not get the right flavor of bloody mary (they offer several variations), but again -- it was so good, she didn't care. We split lobster benedict and the shrimp louie salad. We nearly licked the plates. There was a DJ, which can sometimes be stupid loud at some places, but it wasn't too bad. We could talk and it was still a good vibe. Can't wait to go back.
We went for Sunday brunch. Limited menu but still enough options for most people. Food quality and taste were very good. I think the price for the grilled octopus is quite high for the portion size. Good bloody Mary and Aperol Spritzer. We would go back and intend to take out of town guests there. Location, ambience and music are very good@
We had a reservation and after we were seated the little girl at reception came back TWICE to ask our name and reservation time
Our appetizers arrived before the bottle of wine we ordered.
Our main dish arrived only half way through our appetizer...we sent it back and are sure they kept it under a heat lamp (curled edges on fish).
Surely this was related to whatever was going on in the kitchen, as even our waiter was surprised.
And the noise level precludes conversation.
So, no, even with better than OK prep of the fish, would not come back or recommend this restaurant.
Me and my wife had the greatest experience there the waiter was top notch and the service was spot on
Wow, thank you so much for your kind words, Markuz. Your review is the kind of review that makes us love what we do even more :). We hope you can join us again soon!
The ambiance was great, we sat on the outside patio. There was a lot of energy And good vibes. The check in process was smooth. The appetizers were amazing but the entrees left a lot to be desired. I’d definitely go back for drinks and appetizers.
Hi Janelle, Thank you so much for the great feedback. We're so happy you enjoyed the drinks and appetizers :). We can't wait to host you again soon!
Great pisco sour and food very good
Thank you so much for the amazing feedback! We couldn't agree more, the pisco sour is a always a crowd favorite :). We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!
Service and food was great! We really enjoyed our dining experience!
Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback, Aldo! We're so happy you enjoyed dining with us :). We hope you can join us again soon!
Thank you so much for the great feedback! We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!
The food was good. The atmosphere is nice, and the service was good as well. I was pleased with choosing this restaurant even though I was skeptical based on reviews. All was good, I would return there.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Gaynor! We're so happy you enjoyed dining with us :). We can't wait to see you again soon!
Pre theater is very good.
Thanks for the great feedback! We'd love to host you again soon!
Can not beat food here!
Did not realize the outside area was like a seaside chowder shack - not bad, just wasn't expecting the deeply casual vibe for more than a moderately priced restaurant.
Kids appear to manage the arrival and service experience which also ties into the comment about price point.
All in, good spot with some quite interesting and very tasteful food, some minor tweaks to the other related items would help.
Oh, also some pretty decent cocktails!
Hi Mickey! Thank you so much for your honest feedback, we're thrilled you enjoyed the food and cocktails! We really hope you will come back and give us another try.
The food and drinks were good I would consider going back if I return.
Thank you so much for the amazing feedback, Mitchell! We're so happy you enjoyed the food and drinks:)
Dinner: Not at all what I expected. Overall, the food was just okay. The chips used for the fish dip was stale. The Honey Kimchi Wings, Dynamite Scallops were good and the Parmesan Crusted Trout had no flavor, and to crispy. Maybe your experience will be different.
Excellent food and ambiance. Service was very good
Thank you so much for the great feedback, Eli! We're thrilled you enjoyed :).
We enjoyed the location and our server. Overall the food was not good. We ordered the Catch of the day, which was a tiny, oily piece of fish with a side of fries, which also weren’t great. Also ordered a fish sandwich, which was strangely mushy, I couldn’t even eat the whole thing, which no one noticed to ask if something was wrong. On top of the food being mediocre our bill was $90 and we didn’t even have any drinks.
Great food in a lovely ambience.
Wow, thank you so much for your kind words, Susan! We're so happy you enjoyed dining with us :). We hope you can join us again soon!
Award winning chef lived up to his pedigree! Food was outstanding from the scallop appetizer to the yummy Brazilian Fish Stew. Even the chocolate cake wasn't too sweet. Pleasant atmosphere, not too crowded, outdoor dining 100%.
Wow, thank you so much for the kind words, Robin! Nothing makes us happier than reading about an experience like yours :). We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!
Save your money,. Happy Hour is very confusing.
Decent date spot!
Thank you! We're so happy you enjoyed :).
Great food and service! The crab cake donuts and corn bread are a must!
Thank yo so much for the fantastic feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed :).
The food was OK. My Bronzino was really good but my girlfriends trout was a little dry. I was disappointed in the ambience. Granted it was raining however they need to update their furniture given their location. The metal chairs with different colors reminded me of a daycare center. The overhead lighting inside was super bright.
HI Daniels, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.
Ordered two drinks and they were out of ingredients. Waitress forgot to bring drinks to us after we ordered. We had to ask
Thank you so much for your honest review. We take great pride in having a well-trained staff and we apologize that our service fell short during your recent dine. We have shared your feedback with the management team to ensure quality service to all of our guests. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.
The food was very bland with no flavor and doesn't appear to be fresh. I ordered the whole snapper and it was meh tasted like the fish was caught weeks ago.My wife had the 8oz steak and she also said it was not fresh and tough to eat. The side dish if broccoli tasted like something from a can and not edible because of how chewy it was.
Love it food was amazing. Waiter was awesome
Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic feedback with us! We hope you can join us again soon!
I love river tail, typically go for brunch. This weekend I brought a couple of my friends for dinner, our server was very short and rude and we ordered espresso martinis and they basically just gave us all the vodka they had with a splash of chocolate milk. Food was overall pretty good, but next time I’ll go somewhere else for the price.
Hi Alex, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and really hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.
Went to Rivertail our first night in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoyed it so much we went back last night. Excellent food and service
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The portions sizes are very small resulting in what I felt was a very overpriced dining experience. 1 dozen oysters were $42- ridiculous and they were small. Definitely won’t be back!
Excellent food and service along the River.
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The food was good and the service was fast.
After we ordered we were later told that food was not available. We also overheard that being told to a nearby customer.
Waiters should be wearing masks.
Hi Barry! Thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback, we really appreciate it. We hope you can join us again soon :).
Two of the orders I placed they didn’t have food was okay
Hi Richard, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and really hope you will come back give us another opportunity to impress you.
First time here. Good food, service and atmosphere as we chose outdoor dining watching a few boats go by. We're going back for "Round 2" soon!
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Amazing atmosphere...great chef specials!
Hi! Nothing makes us happier than reading about an experience like yours :). We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!
Maybe because it was New Year’s Day, but everything was awful. The waitress condescending attitude, the worse drinks we had in a long time and terrible food. The manager was nice and tried to help, but it was too late. I’ve been to the other restaurants owned by the chef and never had such a bad experience.
Our brunch party of 8 enjoyed the appetizers (even though we were brought another table’s food and the server insisted it was ours)… but 2 out of the 8 meals were not good (crunchy, greasy and too spicy shrimp and grits) and the power bowl quinoa was not prepared well (under cooked or not husked). The other 6 meals were great! And all of the cocktails were fabulous! Great spot to people watch and our server was very nice.
I have had a good NYE dinner with my wife. Food was good but with small quantity. Table outside was a great option with view on the river. We will come back.
First time trying since the open after hearing different locals reviews. Worst New Years dinner you could get. Portions were tiny and tan like a catering hall. Over priced for the food quality and quantity. An infant gets fed a larger portion!
We bought the new year’s celebration experience for 9 people. The ambience was great, this was the only positive. The quality and the amount of food did not meet nor did it warrant the price paid, especially after paying for a pre-fixe menu. The service was rushed.
The pre fix price of $75 without drinks included per person for the food amount served was overpriced. The server, Victoria, was excellent! The location was great.
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The food was excellent. Being a NYE party the process was quick and easy. Our server Brian was ok. The restaurant is in a nice location and somehow expected a bit more elegance (the food certainly was).
Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed spending New Year's Eve with us :). We hope you can join us again soon!
Rivertail is rated 4 stars by 828 OpenTable diners.
Rivertail does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/rivertail-restaurant/giftcards.
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.