The Braford presents The Fort
LIKE NOWHERE ELSE ON THE TREASURE COAST, WE ARE THE FIRST MODERN STEAKHOUSE LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE. WITH THE SUCCESS OF THE BRAFORD AND BY POPULAR DEMAND, WE HAVE DECIDED TO EXPAND TO SEVERAL LOCAL RANCHES AND WE INCLUDE ONLY THE FINEST DOMESTIC BEEF ON OUR MENU. HERE TASTEMAKERS & INFLUENCERS, FAMILIES & FRIENDS, COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE AND SHARE OUR TRADEMARK COMBINATION OF CLASSIC COCKTAILS, A WAIT STAFF THAT NEVER FORGETS A NAME, AND THE FINEST NATURAL PRIME MEAT FOCUSED ON OPEN PASTURES WITH NO ADDED HORMONES OR ANTIBIOTIC.
We enjoyed our meal on the patio which was quiet and relaxing. The wait staff was very attentive, but not obtrusive. The meal was delicious from salad to dessert.
Since the portions are so large, we were glad that our server suggested sharing an entree and then adding an additional salad. We were happy with the size of the split portion.
We celebrated our anniversary and the table was nicely decorated with red rose pedals and stemware. Our server was very friendly and attentive. And our salad and steak was excellent.
Our concerns began with the bartenders not wearing face masks and another change in the management. We have been going to the Brayford since it opened and we've seen both positive and negative changes. One other concern, if you have an Entertainment Book, was the Brayford no longer honors their coupon.
Unfortunately, last night there were two or three people at the bar and we were the only other couple in the restaurant.
I loved this restaurant, because they treated me as a individual, the service and food was excellent.
Excellent Filet Mignon was had by all. AuGratin potatoes and Brussel Sprouts a standouts well. Best Steak in the area!
The chef is amazing, the restaurant was so fragrant and the drinks well made!
No longer honoring Discount Coupons even though the coupon is still valid and the expiration date is months away.
They say this is due to a change in "management policy". A reputable business would not make such changes unannounced and while there are still valid discount offerings that were "purchased", which is different from "Free" discounts.
Prices are much higher than similar competition. When you are paying $48.00+ for an entree and the side dishes (potato, vegetable, sauces, are an additional $8.00 to $10.00, the $25.00 discount made the dining experienced more "enjoyable" as it was a little more affordable. A dinner for 2 with entree, salad, side and two drinks is upwards of $190.00 $200.00 with tip (may be more depending on drink choices). The Food and dining experience are not worth the high cost. There are other high end restaurants in the area that are just as good, with water front and open settings, (as opposed to a street and sidewalk view of people passing by only "inches" from the other side of our table side window) at much more reasonable prices.
Had the chateaubriand which was exceptional. Also had the crab cake and shrimp cocktail appetizers and they too were exceptional. The crab cake was quite large and mostly crab. The shrimp cocktail had 5 jumbo shrimp served with remoulade sauce. Perfection.
The restaurant was clean and the waitstaff friendly however unused wine glasses remained on a relatively small table far too long as did food plates that were empty. The acoustics of this restaurant are a bit of a problem. We arrive early and the restaurant was fairly empty and quiet but as time went on and the restaurant filled up the table conversations reverberated.
One at our table was celebrating his birthday. The restaurant provided a very nice and very large desert plate with happy birthday wishes however the very small piece of chocolate cake with a dollop of whipped cream and a couple of pieces of strawberries seemed disproportionately small (i.e., maybe two mouthfuls).
Great food and service. Highly recommend and will be going back.
The menu Available thru this app has the wrong prices, and had to get our bill fixed twice before we could pay.... but everything else was fabulous!!!!
One of the best steaks I have had. Also, the cream spinach was amazing. Great food and great service
The food, service and ambiance at The Braford is excellent!
My wife and I both ordered the Prime Rib. When it arrived it was so tough that we had trouble cutting it. My wife couldn't chew it. She had to spit it into her napkin. The center of mine was raw. For the first time in my life I couldn't eat prime rib. We both returned our entrees to the kitchen and didn't ask for them to be replaced or comped. This is the 2nd time in a row that I couldn't eat my meal.
The drinks were great, as were the sides. But overall, this was a very disappointing birthday celebration.
Food was delicious. Service was amazing.
When we arrived the hostess went to seat us and I saw that she was taking us to a hightop (I said that when I made the reservations I requested not a hightop), but she said that she did not see that so she sat us. The manager came over and said he apologize for the confusion and was cleaning a booth for us.
The staff was very nice and friendly the food was amazing! Thank you for making our 12 year anniversary special.
First time there. Very awesome food, service and ambiance.
Perfect date night atmosphere for my wife and I.
Thanks to the bartender who actually had our table. Great social distancing discipline. If you don't like the prices go somewhere else. The steak is very high quality.
Thanks to the Team that took care of us.
The Rack of Lamb w/ mint pesto was delicious. The 4oz. Beef filet with Scollops were also tender and flavorful. Really nice ambiance. Appreciate attention to detail example salad w/ homemade "Green Godess" dessing w/ chilled salad. Delectable dinner rolls. Cocktails Martini and Manhattan skillfully prepared and presented. Justin Cab Sav. and Joel Got Merlot paired wonderfully w/ our repast. Bring your Wallet. Would Highly recommend this establishment Gem in downtown Fort Pierce.
Our steaks were excellent melt in your mouth. The drinks are reasonable. The staff was friendly. Throughly enjoyed our meal. Will definitely go back
We enjoyed our Anniversary night with a delicious dinner, the roasted bone marrow was exquisite!!!
First time diners! Very quiet relaxed atmosphere. Service was perfect and food was delicious. Had the lamb chops , grilled asparagus and potatoes. Wine selections were good. Server Robert was awesome!
As always, the greeting from staff was very warm and welcoming. The wait staff were on top of their game with the attention they paid. The food was fabulous as it always is. All six of us had Prime Rib and it was perfectly prepared, wonderfully presented and and absolutely delicious. 10 star rating for The Fort
The Food & Service was Excellent. Tammy our server made a very special evening for us to celebrate our anniversary. This is a fine dinning experience for Ft. Pierce. Much better than the last time we were at Mortons in Palm Beach. Will be back!!
I must say that this restaurant has become our favorite. This is probably the 6th time I have eaten there and have never had poor meal. The selection of steaks is excellent. If you are looking for other options they have them. I must commend the the Maitre d. Bill can not do enough for you. We are greeted by Liz and always helpful with a lovely smile.
our favorite server is Gene, but they are all good.
fast becoming the place to go in St Lucie county
Very pleased overall with our dinner for my husbands Birthday.. Roll were hot and soft filet was perfect.. very nice dinner
We had been wanting to visit since it’s opening because we thought the restaurant featured Adams Ranch beef, a popular local Florida rancher. We also had an Entertainment coupon. The manager would not accept the coupon, as he stated the name was no longer The Braford Steakhouse, but now is The Braford Presents The Fort. So, it wasn’t the Adams Ranch beef we wanted to experience. Main reason for going. The ambiance was very nice, quiet for a Friday night. A small seating area, with outside seating as well. Maybe 10 seats at the bar. Tammy, the bartender was fabulous, as was Gene, our server for the evening. Very knowledgeable and super friendly. Pricey and everything Ala Carte. A nice place for a special occasion, but not your weekly hangout.
First visit and we loved it. Our meal was amazing.
Great Manager and server! They bent over backwards to make sure we were happy!
10 points to Bill and Gene!
Great experience. First time there, will be back!!
Outstanding food, great service, highly recommended!
Food was perfect, delicious. Staff was good but my husband and I both sensed an air of haughtiness from the staff. This is our fourth time there and never noticed that attitude before.
Food & service was excellent. A little pricey but perfect for any special occasion.
The food did not meet my standards and in my opinion you don’t serve a fish without some sort of sauce. The “special” was a filet mignon with your choice of fish or shrimp. Our potatoes were still hard even after sending them back. The new batch was just as bad. Our waitress “Monishka” sorry if I got her name wrong was the very best part of our experience. We will return to give the restaurant another chance. We hope our waitress will still be there when we are out of this crisis.
Great food, wonderful service, and a terrific atmosphere to meet with friends, discuss business, or both.
Bone in filet mignon and porter house both over $70.00 each. Expensive but wonderful... We had several Wait persons, all good, but Silvia was exceptional. Two bottles of Champagne several glasses of Prisoners Blend, and lava cake, devoured with 4 spoons. I’ll be back..!!!!
Great steak. great side dishes -- good wine selection -- one of our regular stops
To small and cramped. Way to noisy making conversation very difficult.
Way overpriced for what you get. Had high hopes after reading reviews but was very disappointed. Had a reservation for two at 5pm, arrived 10 minutes early & they wouldn't even let us sit & order a drink at the bar!? The kicker was when we got overcharged for the bottle of wine we ordered (server did correct after I brought it to his attention). Either way, we will likely not be back, will choose a better place or way to spend $230!
Had a wonderful waiter Gary,, had several tables but he hustled. Steaks are outstanding, sides where also very good. We relaxed and chatted during dinner not rushed in any way. Thank You for a wonderful dining experience.
We were a group of 6 friends celebrating a Birthday! We have been supportive of this restaurant and its sister restaurant since they opened.
Our experience at the bar was horrible. The bartender didn't even acknowledge me and my my girlfriends sitting at the bar or our husband's who had to stand the whole time waiting for our reservation. The new manager was not accommodating and actually tried to move us away from the bar into the "Rooster"...only then did they seat us in a small and cramped table with a very uncomfortable tight seating/couch.
The brightest light was our server. She went over and above.
Sadly they remain closed because of the Pandemic.
Food was delicious; a little pricey for the size. Seating for 6 was cramped....better options for more than 4 people. Waitress was awesome.
The Braford presents The Fort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (772) 882-9131.
The Braford presents The Fort is rated 4.5 stars by 64 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.