Steelpan - Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

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Caribbean-American fusion kitchen and bar, serving a menu influenced by the multicultural island flavors of South Florida.
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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Steelpan is in a lovely hotel right across from the beach so outside dining is a treat. I was there during Restaurant week so we were able to enjoy a three course prix fixe meal. The appetizer (caribbean jerk wings), main course (snapper) and dessert (chocolate cake with coconut ice cream) were all delicious. The Chef was very personable and went around greeting guest which was a nice touch.

I highly recommend this restaurant and the hotel.

EE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious.. main dishes were both too salty.

D
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food choices all very good & generous portions

f
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place right on the water. Happy hour apps and drinks are exceptional value. Live entertainment

F
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistent and good. Great place for a couple or a group of friends.

LO
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic creative Caribbean food, great frozen Rose, fun vibe, amazing view of the ocean!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and it was great.
It lives up to all the positive reviews.
We will definitely be back.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 4

Truly awful. Won’t be back. Ever.

D
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Wait staff was prompt but it took very long for our food to arrive and the restaurant wasn’t busy. Food was very good

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. One of my new favorite restaurants in the FTL area. Fun, casual and great food. Chef is wonderful.

MG
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My partner ordered the jerk wings. They were extremely bland with very little flavor. I ordered the crevice. The portion was very small and again not well seasoned. My entree was the mahi fish sandwich with mixed greens but it came with French fries and had to be sent back. My partner ordered a burger with sweet potato fries but it came with regular fries.
There was live music but the musician was horrible. Almost sounded tone deaf. We were relieved when he took a break and the piped music started.
Awful overall. We will not be going back.

GH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious cocktails, outstanding favor in the meal I ordered. Don’t leave without Desert I highly recommend that wonderful chocolate lava cake with homemade coconut ice cream presentation was fantastic I will return

CF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Entree of only five items. Not enough to choose from. When I saw ad for restaurant made plans to go with my husband on Sunday and Had plans to take my friend there this week but won’t be going again.

CM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my husband there for Fathers day from a radio ad. We made reservations but it wasn't needed as there were plenty of tables available. The waitress was high spirited and very attentive. I was disappointed in the serving sizes but the excellent flavors made up for lack in volume. My husband ordered the short ribs and I ordered the whole snapper. Ribs were tender and the purple mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious. I was very impressed with the snapper and my frozen mango drink (virgin) was a cool addition to our evening. Overall, we were very pleased and look forward to coming back to visit a second time.

FL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New place w/ live steel drum music/ singer a few nights a week which was super fun. Took awhile at happy hour time to get our waitress, but then all went aok. Enjoyed the food & can see the beach across the street.

m
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best, air condition vents dripping water continuously if you’re sitting inside, Caribbean food with no flavor extremely bland. I asked for hot sauce and they brought Tabasco... in a Caribbean themed restaurant... not a steel pan in site they should have one at least for pics if not to play or have someone playing one at least on the weekends. Food is way overpriced and isn’t consistent for where the steelpan was invented TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Restrooms were also senseless as you’re using the pool restrooms which are soaked floors across the pool area from the restaurant... last but not least drinks were bad and even worse a tiny paper straw to drink a frozen drink doesn’t work ...

d
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service was great

WH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The shrimp appetizer with fried avocado was very good. For dinner the dolphin sandwich was also very good. The key lime pie was okay...........I always find it strange that restaurants advertise "key lime pie" and then put a slice of Persian lime as a garnish.

RM
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Please do not waste your time at this restaurant.
We walked in to be seated for a 8pm reservation. No hostess was to be found (Sign #1) even though there were only 20 people tops in the restaurant (Sign #2). An employee from the hotel had to locate someone for us. We asked to sit outside and while it was great weather there were no lights at all. Meaning good luck reading the menu or seeing your food. The server Amy (Best thing about the evening) recommended the Burrata app ($12 on the menu). The pineapple bread that came with it tasted like it’s been sitting there since breakfast two weeks prior. Overall there was no taste at all to the app. We had to add multiple condiments. Yes i know this isn’t an Italian restaurant but still. We shared the Jerk Chicken & Dumplings ($19) and the Yuca Fries ($5). The Jerk was unique but not seasoned enough for us. I’ve had Jerk in Jamaica multiples times while on business trips and this tasted kind of like Pollo Tropical. The yuca was very good as well as the dipping sauce. Next the bill came and it had $16 for the app and $6 for the yuca. Yes it’s only $5 but it’s the principle. Amy said no one has ever brought this up to them in the month they’ve been open. Sounds strange to me. Overall and unfortunately this restaurant will be lucky to make 6 months. Too many corrections to make here. There are many great restaurants on the busier part of A1A including S3 and Coastal.