Steelpan - Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

4.2
79 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
Caribbean-American fusion kitchen and bar, serving a menu influenced by the multicultural island flavors of South Florida.

Steelpan hosts a fresh and tropical menu featuring savory appetizers, small bites and entrées, including island bowls and inventive spins on familiar favorites.

For an exciting twist on classic and tropical cocktails, the Steelpan mixology team serves up handcrafted concoctions in a fun and unexpected presentation. Join us on island time and be met with offerings reflecting the regional treasures of salty fishermen and rum runners.

A proud winner of the Trip Advisor 2021 Travelers’ Choice award, join us for beachfront dining on our patio during breakfast, all-day dining, daily happy hour and our popular weekend brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 79 people are saying
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JuddyL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My reservation was for 2pm, and at 155pm I received a call letting me know that they close at 2pm. That I should try and go the next day, earlier. So, I did not dine there. The system allowed me to make reservations though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although we were able to make an online reservation, this restaurant is closed!! After walking for half an hour we were pretty upset and no one in the hotel (Sonesta) seemed to know what was going on. Get updated guys!!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Restaurant was very humid, from doors being partially open maybe?, could only sit close to hotel entrance. Air vent was leaking on table.

Ceviche was a bit scary, lacked taste, and the quality of seafood was very low, which is not ideal for ceviche.

Shrimp taco was over sauced and sloppy, shrimp was pre fabricated frozen shrimp.

Will not go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive. Made sure we enjoyed everything. Offered different options.

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tammyS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place we ate at in Fort Lauderdale. Chef’s presentation was as detailed as the food itself. Service was impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Outdoor music would be nice. Very quiet, would be a fun brunch spot if there was a better vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner. Had the artichoke and calaloo dip. For entree we chose blackened mania and jerk chicken with potato dumpling. Everything was fresh, well seasoned and beautiful presentation. The hostess was very friendly and made us feel welcomed. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be back.

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vipCryssi
Fort Lauderdale
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was under construction and we didn’t know. Sat by the pool, the music was great and the service was great. The food was soooooo good. Everyone enjoyed their dish and we will definitely be back when the construction is done. Only bad is the drinks are little 👎🏾

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and comfortable ambiance, service was great and polite.
Food was absolutely delish, I had blackened tuna and people with me had skirt steak- which they raved about.
Portions are upscale restaurant size however enough to satisfy dinner accommodations.
Kids loved this place as well.
It is part of the hotel so a bit hidden but great place and also for a party of 8!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner at Steelpan was delicious! Sally was the best server we have had while vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale. I highly recommend the jerk wings to start and the Mahi Mahi or the skirt steak as the main course. Both were cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jerk chicken sandwich was memorably delicious 😋

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sully
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding! Our family of four ate dinner here on vacation. All four of us (two picky teenagers included) loved our meals. Atmosphere was nice, quiet, and casual. We all agreed we would come back on our next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both good we would go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Waitresses and managers couldn’t treat you any better. The bottomless at brunch is well worth it.

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jeanc
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience. Chef came out and met us. Had a nice conversation and helped to celebrate our cousin's birthday with a beautiful platter of deserts. Will be going back for the fish soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

JS
vipJeffS
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Do not go to this restaurant on Friday or Saturday evening if you want to have a conversation with your friends. The live entertainment was so loud you would have had to yell at each other across the table to be heard. The inside dining room was just as loud as the outside area. So we decided to sit at a table just inside the entrance door as that was the furthest from the entertainment. The noise level was much better there, but the view was of the Sonesta valet parking area! We had a very nice waitress (Amy I think), but it appeared she was taking care of the whole restaurant and the service was rather slow. The food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was really excellent. The waitress was... manic!? One moment she’s bad-mouthing the restaurant then she’s forgetting the kids drinks. The menu is very small, but she didn’t seem to know how anything was prepared. Then one of the chefs came by to tell us about a special and she started arguing with the chef and questioning whether or not the special was really available. Very strange! It was so bizarre but actually sort of weirdly entertaining.

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Akaitay
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! We were guest at the hotel, the food was delicious! And Amy the waitress was super friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here twice in a row! So good. The brunch is delicious!

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KatyK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good beach food, plenty of options and good kids menu. Can’t beat the location, quieter than some of the busier spots which was nice and you can really enjoy the beautiful view. Service was a little slow though, only downside

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EllaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute, lowkey spot on the beach. Great food, good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and fresh; we were able to sit outside right next to the water which was really nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and great location. Went on a Sunday evening it was very relaxed got a table right away. Food was amazing!!! From apps to desert even to my drink I loved it! Had to pay for parking but no surprise there. I do highly recommend! Our server was good but could tell she was a little weeded later on with a lot of tables. Manager was helping and he was very inviting and friendly to us.

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vipkristinc
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for brunch with a friend of mine. Food was fab but service was subpar.

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Fresa
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Nice view, food is tasty, service is lacking. Servers are friendly and nice but lacking in knowledge of menu and drinks... Specially basic cocktails

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vipIndyanna
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just a wonderful lunch. I had the citrus salad with sugar cane shrimp added and it was wonderful. Hubs loved his jerk chicken sandwich. Would eat here all the time if I lived near!

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vipIteachall04
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy the waiter is always outstanding!! Great ambiance and the prices are great

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, crossbreeze was wonderful, we all enjoyed the food!

JJ
JaelJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Amy is literally the nicest lady ever her customer service skills are exceptional she’s the reason we’ve made steelpan our weekend spot for drinks and a bite to eat. Looking forward to many more and hopefully Amy is there whenever we go!

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vipIteachall04
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and our service was amazing!!! Thank you

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VanessaW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very nice and the food was affordable and delicious. We loved the live music.

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vipsimonee
Jacksonville
92 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food and ambiance. I would recommend the jerk wings.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet for brunch with my girlfriend and son, great little restaurant. We sat outside and it was a little windy that morning then normal. But the food was good and the staff was very friendly.

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy was amazing, we loved her energy and she was so sweet. The food was outstanding! I love the corn and crab soup and my husband and I couldn't get enough of the skirt steak. Im pregnant and had the berry Mocktail, it was delicious, husband had a coco loco and he loved it!

Thanks for the amazing dinner experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Weather was too windy and we couldn’t seat outside, inside is too small, nothing beautiful :(

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vipMonicaW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We had an awful experience on New Year’s Eve dinner. Completely dissatisfied and disappointed with the food quality. Extremely expensive for such low quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

If you're looking for Island Cuisine with an upscale flare, do yourself a favor & check out Steelpan!!!

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vipGrandmafifi
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Wonderful waitress. Covid rules strictly followed. I would recommend it!

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CatherineW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service excellent food and drinks and dessert.

FAQs

Steelpan - Sonesta Fort Lauderdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 302-5252.

Steelpan - Sonesta Fort Lauderdale is rated 4.2 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

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.