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Steelpan - Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Steelpan - Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

4.2
4.2
123 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 302-5252
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Kevin Baker
  • Neighborhood
    Central Beach
  • Cross street
    Sunrise Blvd and A-1-A inside Sonesta Ft Lauderdale Beach
  • Parking details
    Receive complimentary valet parking with $25 or more purchase of food and beverage in Steelpan. Offer not valid during special events.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 123 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

123 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Place was closed, they never updated it on their OpenTable

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  2. JessicaS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service. The waitress saved the day! Food delicious. Loved the steel drum player. .

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  3. RachelP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on New Year’s Eve. Even though the food was good but the service was terrible. We had a small child with us so we ordered his meal as soon as we sat down. They forgot his food and never came back to take our order. I had to chase down our server several time. By the time my kids food came they told us it was on the house. It was not on the house, we paid for his meal. I just want to leave I didn’t care. I know it was a holiday. We will never come back.

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  4. DavidR

    New York City

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was NYE and there was a party going on upstairs. But the restaurant was still open and it did fill up. The waitress was initially fine but when the restaurant filled up suddenly we didn’t see her for at least half an hour. Another server finally came by and brought us our check. Then she comes by as we are finalizing the payment like nothing was wrong. They also automatically added 18% on the check for service and I would not have left that much if it wasn’t on there…the service we received was not worth that. The food was very good that we received, but the prices were quite high for what we got, even for the beach.

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  5. Lars

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was exceptional. Our server was truly nice and knowledgeable.

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  6. susanw

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Outdoor seating, traffic is very loud. Bit slow to the table but great service once the server arrived. Then lost her at the end again, might have been the chef waiting on tables.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and the service was excellent. I wouldn't suggest it's a must go to place, but if you want the ambience of the beach view, then it will suffice

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  8. KylaB

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a hidden gem!! We went on a saturday night and we’re only one of a couple tables. There was live music, the service was amazing. the waitress had recommendations on everything from drinks, to entree, to appetizers and everything was 10/10. Even my picky toddler LOVED her pasta. We ordered a dessert at the end of the meal and the waitress even brought an extra scoop of ice cream with sprinkles for our daughter. The music was great, not like obnoxious try hard musicians but a perfect pitched pianist/singer. As soon as you’re finished with your plate someone is ready to clear your table but not in an annoying way. Everything was perfectly timed and delicious. We will be coming back and any time someone asks for recommendations in Fort Lauderdale, this is top of the list!

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  9. StevenF

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outside seating on the beach at Sunrise Blvd setting isFlorida all the way Happy hour five to seven has food and drinks

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  10. JulieM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. It was quiet and a nice restaurant.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Beware, we were visiting for Sunday brunch, their online menu has been replaced with a basic hotel buffet breakfast.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff good food clean place

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  13. KathyM

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Went the Saturday before Valentine’s Day. Maybe not enough staff but told they couldn’t seat us outside-too windy but saw other restaurants nearby with outdoor diners. Food average at best. Server very attentive. But few guests there. Very disappointed.

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  14. AvaH

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, ambiance great, service excellent and our server was especially attentive and pleasant.

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  15. JonO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu on the internet is apparently for 2023 NOT 2022 (we went to the restaurant on New Year's Eve) so many of the advertised dishes were not available.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Year’s Eve

    1 person found this helpful

  17. Daniel

    Minneapolis

    95 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The place was literally empty at 8PM. That was our first warning. The conch fritters ($16) were gummy and not good. The ahi poke ($21) was OK. The whole snapper ($45) was OK but overpriced for what it was.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment was nice great scenery. My waiter was good. However, the original waiter introduced, did not serve us. We were advised she had to leave for another job but we saw her about an hour later waiting on other tables. Other than that the service from the person who did wait on us was awesome he was extremely attentive and I appreciated that. The burgers were good.

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  19. Bets

    Atlantic City

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Flavors were excellent. I had a jerk chicken dish that was delicious but portion was a little small. The dinner salad had such refreshing flavor. My husband had a vegan pasta dish with which he was quite happy. Desserts were clearly not house made so don’t bother there. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was nice but vocalist was way too loud for the handful of people there, he didn’t need to be. Would definitely return to this restaurant.

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  20. JKarin

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Im not usually picky but...the only edible things were the yucca fries and asparagus.. although both were very underseasoned.. the salt and pepper shakers didnt work. My friend got a steak and tried to use 5 different sauces vefore she finally sent it back. I was only able to take one bite of my overcooked and burned shrimp tacos. Expired caesar dressing. Thankfully we only paid for drinks and sides. As a Jamaican woman, the callaloo artichoke dip was a disappointment.. this restaurant should not label itself as a caribbean restaurant. Please change the name and keep the menu as american lol. If you are caribbean please, just go to the dutch pot or Donnas.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. Taptaplover

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Raheem was absolutely fantastic… He made me feel I was in my own home having a meal… The food was great. I enjoyed everything. The rum punch Raheem made was out of this world… The best I’ve had in decades. And again, Raheem‘s excellent service frequently checking in on me and describing items in a menu in detail… was superbly helpful.

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  22. OPStevens

    Miami

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We visited Steelpan as part of the Dine Out Lauderdale promotion. The menu offered had some great choices, and was gladly preferred by our super friendly server. Within our group we had flatbreads, conch fritters, short rib, and key lime pie. The portions were very generous (no scrimping for the promotion) making it a great value at $45 for three courses. The only downside-the AC was broken and it was quite warm. The patio was not open, though it was pretty hot out there too. All in all a very good experience and well worth the trip to the beach!

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  23. ButterflyJ

    Miami

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sever was hospitable and mindful to our every need before we asked. Felt extremely relaxed and was left in awe of the details to service we received. She gave us beyond a patron service. Thank for serving. I will be back! I bit semi pricy but the service and delicious food options was worth it!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rent a private room for a graduation party with 30 guest and Our experience was overall excellent. Amy our host is incredibly awesome. She has excellent interpersonal skills and went above and beyond to make sure our day and celebration was extra special. Manager and staffs were great and very accommodating as well. As a result of such excellent service we dine for a second time the following with just our immediate family and the level of service was as great and excellent.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had some great margs and delicious appetizers during Happy Hour. The live music was a nice touch as well! The gentleman playing the guitar was very good. Service was great and the food was delicious!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The pina coladas banged

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was a bit disappointing. We come here all the time to brunch and this day was not it. The food taste terrible, the drinks did not taste good at all and the wait time on food was too long. It was not busy at all which makes it worse.

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  28. LisaS

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were amazing! Very accommodating, just wonderful and we only went for Brunch!

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  29. MMMNYC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely space & beautiful view. They had a table set up for our group & the staff took amazing care of us. They even sent out a dessert platter for my mother’s birthday. We were surprised there weren’t more people there! Perfect for our group as it was our first time seeing each other. I didn’t know they validated parking, but they do! So be sure to valet when you get there.

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  30. MightyMikeSki

    Miami

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mother’s Day 2022 - Food was tasty especially the shrimp. Service was good but I believe our waitress may have had too many tables. French fries and shrimp tacos were my favorite.

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  31. Karen

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food. Highly recommend trying these few options: the jerk chicken wings, the callaloo artichoke dip, the shrimp tacos, and the mahi-mah. Just to name a few.

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  32. Annoyed

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Maybe they’re great? We made a reservation for 3:15 PM and showed up to find they were closed and did not open until 5. Beyond annoying.

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  33. Junior23

    West Palm Beach

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and nice atmosphere

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  34. DanielleL

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was seriously best we had in Ft Lauderdale. Thank you Amy R. Our waitress ! Sat on the patio it was a lovely evening food was wonderful Jerk chicken and dumplings a must try!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a slow night so we had restaurant to ourselves but overall it was good

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  36. RTF19

    Toronto

    77 reviews

    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Potential but not a great atmosphere and they allowed a dog in the dining room which is offside if you ask me. Food was good.

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  37. MattG

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice variety of flavors. Wonderful service. Very fresh seafood.

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  38. ClaraM

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a lunch to celebrate new year’s with my coworkers. We had a great server and the food was delicious!

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  39. DavidR

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A last minute reservation for New Years Eve...couldn't have been better!! Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was phenomenal. Will definitely be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jackie and other staff were awesome, and the food was delicious!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 123 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Steelpan - Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3310

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sunrise Blvd and A-1-A inside Sonesta Ft Lauderdale Beach
  • Neighborhood
    Central Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Receive complimentary valet parking with $25 or more purchase of food and beverage in Steelpan. Offer not valid during special events.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kevin Baker
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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