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The Den Kitchen & Bar

3.9
3.9
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
The Den Fort Lauderdale Kitchen & Bar will offer a welcoming ambiance highlighted by mixology at the contemporary center bar, luxury inspired design in main dining areas, along with audio & visual cues that draw in each guest, enabling them to enjoy everything that The Den has to offer. Transform from daytime, to evening service, & of course our exclusive after-dinner VIP experience. Located on 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Den Kitchen & Bar welcomes you. Reservations are recommended, but not required & exclusive local delivery is available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Phone number

    (754) 216-2736

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Neighborhood gem

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. C

    Christo

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Slow, indifferent service and bad food.

    The Den Kitchen & BarResponded on January 1, 2023Good morning Christo, First I want to apologize that we missed the opportunity to wow you with our 5-star service here at The Den. I will be messaging you to discuss this experience further and to see how we can improve to make your next visit with us a 5-star experience!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had just come off a river cruise and we were looking for a place to eat that didn’t need reservations. Food was good

    The Den Kitchen & BarResponded on January 1, 2023Good morning, Thank you for the review. The Den is a great spot to visit before or after a cruise along the New River! We hope you will visit us again soon.

  3. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We created a reservation the day prior for the restaurant and showed up at the set time only to see a sign on the door stating the restaurant was closed for a private event for 4 hours…. We asked the person at the door who simply told us there was nothing he could do but to contact the manager extremely frustrating that this information was not given for reservations.

    The Den Kitchen & BarResponded on January 1, 2023Good morning Lauren, We do sincerely apologize for this. This is not standard that we hold here at The Den and I will be reaching out to you in a private message to discuss this matter further.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We got there about 5:30, for a 6:00 reservation. The hostess was very sweet and offered to sit us while we waited for the other couple. The music was blasting in the empty place.. The waitress did ask the DJ to lower the volume..and he did, somewhat. Two of us ordered the avocado salad with shrimp. My shrimp were scorched.. Half of our salads were red onions…disappointing. The men’s’ meals were just ok.. The best part was that it was a close walk to the Broward Center.
  5. SR

    ShadeeR

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall we had a good time. This is definitely a sports bar and we went the day of a big UCF game so about halfway through our meal it got packed. Our waiter Maria was great, very friendly and had good recommendations. The booth tables are a bit uncomfortable and we were sat near the front door which made all the hot air from outside hit us first. The food came out pretty fast for being so busy. I got the buffalo cauliflower wings which were very spicy and huge. A big plus is they give a 15% discount if you are going to a show at the broward theater. Would probably eat there again if going to a show.

    The Den Kitchen & BarResponded on January 1, 2023Hi there Shadee, Thank you for the review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Den. We do love the Knights here and support them every game they play! We are conveniently located a couple of blocks down for the Broward Center for Performing Arts so please stop by again for dinner before attending the next show there!

  6. BC

    BeckyC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 8:00 show tickets for the Broward Center. We parked in the garage and walked to the restaurant. The food was very good ( burger, Philly cheesesteak and Mahi sandwich) the Calamari was excellent. Drinks were great... cold cold beer, and the service was friendly. Overall a nice experience.

    The Den Kitchen & BarResponded on November 26, 2022Hi there Becky, Thank you for the 5-star review. We hope you will visit us again soon!

  7. T

    Traveler25

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice time. The food was very good. And very nice for the environment
  8. DA

    DAPPY

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good food. Noisy. Much more of a sports bar than what we expected based on their website. Very convenient for a pre show meal at Broward Center.
  9. AM

    AmandaM

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great spot for the UCF football games
  10. b

    brucew

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Told them we were seeing a show. Received appetizer and drinks in a timely manner, At 7:35 we didn't have our entrees. When it was delivered, we had to leave and my entree order was wrong. we were comped but overall it was a disappointing experience.

    The Den Kitchen & BarResponded on November 26, 2022Hi Bruce, Here at The Den we always strive to give our guests a 5-star experience all around. It does seem that we missed that mark on your last dining experience with us and for that, I sincerely apologize. I will be reaching out with a private message to further discuss this matter with you.

  11. AR

    AmyR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    overall enjoyed. close to theatre which is what we were looking for. has mai sandwiche it was good
  12. J

    Jerry

    Columbus

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good place pre-show. Outstanding Bleu Burger.
  13. AR

    AmberR

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good prices, great menu, service was also great. Drinks are a little pricy.
  14. C

    Christina

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sunday brunch was nice. Food was delicious, service was friendly (even the kitchen came out to see we looked our food), music wasn’t too loud.
  15. SD

    SueD

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Music too loud. Booths were uncomfortable. Food and service was good
  16. JK

    JamesK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were outstanding. The owner went above and beyond to cater to our needs. He was very friendly and made sure we were happy throughout the night. There is a discount if you see a show at the Broward Center.

    The Den Kitchen & BarResponded on November 26, 2022Hi James! Thank you for the 5-star review. We hope to see you next time you are on the way to a show at the Broward Center!

  17. e

    eveb

    West Palm Beach

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    There were homeless people everywhere outside and it is an open area. Open table should not let this place be on the roster. It was actually frightening. The food was good but once the game was on the noise level made it difficult to talk. You should not send tourists to this neighborhood. I felt terrible as I was entertaining an out of town relative and I trusted open table to have reputable listings.
  18. l

    lovesteak

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!
  19. l

    localdiner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service. Wet friendly and helpful. Place looks more like a bar so surprised at how good the food was. Fresh and flavorful.
  20. H

    Happy2dine

    Baltimore

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great burgers. Wonderful service. Great place to go before the theater.
  21. CL

    CarriL

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The food was surprisingly good for a bar. The waitress was sweet and unfortunately the kitchen was far away . So when we requested things it came after we finished. We table was very uncomfortable. We would get a booth next time. We would go back .
  22. TC

    TimothyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and staff! Very comfortable atmosphere. A great overall experience!
  23. EG

    EllieG

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Outside seating - a must - was not available due to construction. Owner manager was most helpful. And we sat in a secluded corner. Food was good, service excellent!
  24. S

    Shag

    West Palm Beach

    196 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went before theater at the Broward Performing Center which is down the street. A casual, mainly bar restaurant. Nice but small menu with mostly bar food. Lots of tv's over the huge bar. A little on the loud side with the canned music. I tried the Black & Bleu Burger,8oz patty grilled , topped with melted Bleu Cheese, Thick-Cut Bacon, & Caramelized Onions. Very good with great French fries with the skin on. My wife ordered the Quinoa Salad, Quinoa, Whipped Goat Cheese, Red & Golden Beets, and Arugula with A Balsamic Reduction Drizzle. Really nice dish.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    First of all the food was amazing!!!! from the calamari to the black and blue burger and their kickin chicken wrap. Prices are fair for the portions and the food came out hot and fresh. The ambience was nice and our server was great. They might have been a bit unstaffed and waited a bit for our check but over all we had a great time!
  26. w

    wendys

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lots of menu choices without being overwhelming. Great happy hour deals. Food and service were outstanding. Perfect pre-theater dinner spot.
  27. BD

    BDay

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Date night and then off to theater. Good walking distance to the theater so nice and convenient. The host is the same person that brings your food. Definitely were understaffed. With is the new norm, so I didn’t mind being patience. Our server was very nice, but didn’t even know what was on the menu. Overall food was okay, I had the avocado salad and my husband had the burger. Nothing over the top. Typical bar food. Honestly first impression wasn’t amazing. But I see pictures and videos from maybe it’s more of a late night vibe. We went around 7pm, won’t go back for dinner. But maybe if I’m on the area and walking around stop by for drink.
  28. CD

    CarynD

    Fort Lauderdale

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This was our second time eating here before going to a show. The food is delicious. Service very good and plenty of time to eat and walk to Broward Center. We'll come again
  29. MG

    MarthaG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Maria, was beyond excellent. She was attentive, efficient and super pleasant. I have not received this level of quality service in many years. Kudos Maria!!!!
  30. K

    Kell

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place so much we’ve been back twice! Such great vibes, food and drinks.
  31. SD

    SimpleDiner123

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Server was nice. Tables giant square boxes so no room for legs under. Extremely uncomfortable- especially for tall people. As for the food- had Caesar salad with chicken. Chicken was uncooked, salad very salty. Got extremely sick afterwards. Won’t ever go back.
  32. CD

    CarynD

    Fort Lauderdale

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food, a bit noisy because everyone was enthusiastic regarding the football game. Will definitely go back.
  33. TB

    TruthBeTold

    Philadelphia

    398 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    398 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and drinks🍸are to be found at this nice Sports Pub and Dining Emporium in beautiful downtown Fort Lauderdale. Decent menu and comfortable, cozy👌seating💺in large booths available as well .
  34. JB

    JennaB

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had fantastic service at this new fun spot downtown. The food and drinks were very tasty and reasonably priced as well. We went for a late dinner and the music was loud however that was fine for the vibes we were going for. This place turns more into a bar scene at night so it’s very doable to have dinner and drinks and then stick around for dancing and fun after.
  35. JJ

    JJ644

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We chose The Den because of the menu and the proximity to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. We had a 6:30 reservation and the restaurant was not crowded (I think it has a later crowd). We ordered and were quite pleased with the food preparation, taste and presentation. We will definitely go back pre-theater.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Before a Broadway show
  37. A

    Acat

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Service was not great and there were not a lot of people there. The beers we ordered were not what we got. The food had no flavor at all. The hummus and chickpea appetizer tasted like nothing. We got our check pretty quickly and left. Would not recommend it
  38. SF

    ScottFLL

    Miami

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It's great to see an open restaurant in this area. We were on our way to the Broward Center and decided to try The Den. Friendly staff, good burgers and salads at a reasonable price. Lots of TVs if you want to catch up with your favorite sports teams. We need to support these new restaurants! Great find.
  39. FS

    FrankS

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The location is great if you are going to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The restaurant is very clean and the wait staff very friendly. Overall the food was very good, two of us had the Black and Blu Burger and it was done as requested. If I go back and order it again I will ask for extra Blu Cheese as it was not a large amount. If you're going to eat and not just sit and drink I would recommend you take a high top, the booths are roomy but the "tables" are small and low, so not really made for dining. Finally, if you don't drink then your choices are limited. No ice tea, the diet soda was flat (guess they don't sell many) but not anything to ruin an overall good experience. Our waitress was very nice and apologized for not being more attentive to us.
  40. j

    johnd

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Ridiculously loud

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Den Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (754) 216-2736.

The Den Kitchen & Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 40 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


Google Map for The Den Kitchen & Bar

201 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1913

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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