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About Sea Watch Restaurant
Sea Watch On The Ocean located on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in Fort Lauderdale is perfect for any occasion. Whether it's business, pleasure, or any other special event we offer private dining rooms, an enclosed patio or our main dining room, all with beautiful water views to maximize your dining experience. Operating for over 40 years our menu selections range from a wide variety of the finest seafood and steaks.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Seafood, Steak, International
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner Daily 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Cocktail Hour: Mon thru Fri, 4:30pm-7pm (Upstairs bar & lounge only) (Excluding holidays)
Wine Down Wednesday: Every Wednesday, enjoy any bottle of wine on our wine list for HALF PRICE ALL DAY, EVERY WEDNESDAY!
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complimentary valet parking as well as self parking in our on site lot.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Down Wednesdays - 50% Off Every Bottle of Wine - ALL DAY!
Cocktail Hour 4:30 - 7pm Monday thru Friday in the upstairs bar & lounge.
Select liquor, beer, wine, cocktails, & appetizers available.
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Sea Watch On The Ocean delivers award winning cuisine while offering fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you are planning a small office party or a grand wedding celebration, you are assured that your event will be an unforgettable affair.
Sea Watch Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Usually this place is a 5 star. Our server Natalie needs some honing... She was insinuating that I knew what flavors of vodka they had when she returned to our table after placing an order and they did not have what I requested. Once she brought out cocktails she quickly turned to leave, however we were ready to order...maybe it was her first night and she was nervous. The seafood tower is normally served on a raised rack to accommodate dry ice, looks really cool and for $38 the dry ice is the icing on the cake. No dry ice tonight. When asked where the dry ice was, the response was “they ran out.” Then why serve it on an awkward raised rack that made it difficult? The calamari, delish and crispy, the best salad, something was missing and not up to par. When asked about desserts her less than mediocre response about all the desserts made us decide to go down the street and get ice cream at Kilwins...needed to end this now. No happy birthday wish. Can’t blame her maybe the reservation hostess failed to read the reservation or pass the info on...also, she was half way thru serving the table next to us when she was introducing another waiter taking over for her...when the guests asked how do we handle the tip, her response was, “don’t worry, we’re friends.” I felt like I was in a bad dream...strange, and this place was not at all busy.
This continues to be a favorite but this time we dined later than usual (8:30pm) and it was excessively noisy since the restaurant was quite busy. I pointed out that I had requested a table in a quiet area on my Open Table reservation but was told there was none available. This was disappointing since the 6 of us wanted to have conversation without screaming at each other in order to be heard. A few minutes later the hostess returned and changed our table to a much quieter area. We were quite pleased and had an enjoyable evening.
Thank you SeaWatch.
The Mahi was a little overdone and the new sauce on the side was a Spanish style hot relish that was overly mushy and peppery and not appropriate for a blackened grilled recipe. Too many cooks are forcing Spanish style preparations on classic non-hispanic recipes and spoiling the entire dish. Wrong combination. Owners need to get back to better supervision of the chef/ cook staff.
Seafood medley was exceedingly skimpy, but tasty.
Rigatoni Sorrentina was too watery; should have drained off excess fluid prior to serving. The sauce is an Al fresco type tomato base, so it needs to sit a few minutes to drain, get siphoned off and then served. Also, sauce needed more fresh basil, and fennel, either dried powered fennel, or fresh cut stalk cooked with tomatoes in sauce.
Seawatch is good quality, but the chef staff is getting too independent with it's recipes, and too many ethnic touches that are ruining selections.
We had a table for 4 and spent $$$==did not order from the early bird menu. The service was wonderful. Since it was a business dinner we didn't want to complain about two of the meals. We ordered drinks before dinner, salads, soups, entrees , desserts and special coffees.
We had an awesome waiter, Matthew, who immediately established an excellent rapport with us. He introduced us to his helper, Louie, who also was very nice. We had the sunset 3 course dinner with additional calamari appetizer. We took Matthew's recommendation for our red bottle of Cabernet wine which was superb. In addition, a very nice perk on Wednesday's ..... Bottles of wine are half price. Our waiter checked during each course that all was fine. The New England clam chowder was delicious, very thick and the broiled sea medley was cooked to perfection. We chose the key lime pie for dessert which Matthew presented with a glowing candle. This restaurant thrives on pleasing their customers and you enjoy in a very relaxing atmosphere.........no rushing. Thank you for the memorial birthday dinner experience.
It was fine. Not our first visit.
Welcome by older gentleman felt cold - he seemed slightly arrogant & not particularly warm.
Restaurant not busy (numerous empty tables) but as a host he seemed more concerned as to if or not we had a reservation (we did) than truly inviting us in.
It’s a lovely place with an amazing view of the ocean. There is a bar upstairs and the patio was covered with large open windows. The inside was cozy and so romantic. The only issue we had was with the older gentleman who was seating people. He took a long time to figure out where to put people even though the place was very empty. It was very odd. More people were waiting to be seated then there were already seated!
I would go again just for the view and food was very good. It is pricey so keep that in mind. You are paying for that view because portions are not large.
We are new to Lauderdale by the Sea - the daily 5-6 pm Special Seating turned out to be a gem.
On Open Table we requested a table with a view, if possible. They gave us a lovely ocean view.
We enjoyed wonderful prime rib and stuffed sole dinners. Being from Boston, the New England Clam Chowder passed our approvals. Key Lime pie for dessert was excellent.
Our waiter was excellent but a nearby table had 14 adults which really required most of his attention - he always checked with us, but really on the fly.
We would definitely return and tell friends & neighbors about our great dinner.
Found the Seafood Special - lobster tail, scallops and shrimp over cooked and
deeply blackened from the grill. A lighter touch would have been appreciated.
Your receptionist [she was the boss] was outstanding. My partner was Director
of Catering for Omni Hotels in another lifetime, and she was top of the heap.
Enjoyed the setting and the evening!
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