Steelpan - Sonesta Fort Lauderdale
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
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!!
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
Very attentive. Made sure we enjoyed everything. Offered different options.
Best place we ate at in Fort Lauderdale. Chef’s presentation was as detailed as the food itself. Service was impeccable!
Outdoor music would be nice. Very quiet, would be a fun brunch spot if there was a better vibe.
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.
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 👎🏾
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!
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.
Jerk chicken sandwich was memorably delicious 😋
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.
Service and food were both good we would go back
Food was great! Waitresses and managers couldn’t treat you any better. The bottomless at brunch is well worth it.
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.
Great food and great service!
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.
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.
Great service! We were guest at the hotel, the food was delicious! And Amy the waitress was super friendly and professional.
Went here twice in a row! So good. The brunch is delicious!
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
Cute, lowkey spot on the beach. Great food, good service.
The food was amazing and fresh; we were able to sit outside right next to the water which was really nice!
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.
Went for brunch with a friend of mine. Food was fab but service was subpar.
Nice view, food is tasty, service is lacking. Servers are friendly and nice but lacking in knowledge of menu and drinks... Specially basic cocktails
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!
Andy the waiter is always outstanding!! Great ambiance and the prices are great
Beautiful setting, crossbreeze was wonderful, we all enjoyed the food!
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!
Great brunch and our service was amazing!!! Thank you
The restaurant was very nice and the food was affordable and delicious. We loved the live music.
Good food and ambiance. I would recommend the jerk wings.
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.
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!
Weather was too windy and we couldn’t seat outside, inside is too small, nothing beautiful :(
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.
If you're looking for Island Cuisine with an upscale flare, do yourself a favor & check out Steelpan!!!
Excellent food. Wonderful waitress. Covid rules strictly followed. I would recommend it!
Wonderful service excellent food and drinks and dessert.
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.