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The Den Kitchen & Bar, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Den Kitchen & Bar

4.0
4
51 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


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

51 Reviews
  1. Shasha

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We didn’t eat there. When we got there for our reservation We were told they were closed for a private party. They apologized and told me I’d receive my deposit back in the next few days. They also gave me 2 $50 gift cards, however I doubt I’ll ever use them since I don’t live in the area.

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  2. BarryR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Good quality was poor. Order came out wrong or missing items and at separate times.

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  3. FromOrlando59

    Orlando

    133 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The Den is not really a restaurant. The food selection made McDonalds look fancy. We ordered mozzarella sticks as a quick appetizer and they were short and a little burnt (I won't comment on the flavor... which was basically "fried cheese" flavor...). It went downhill from there. They were out of many types of wine and some types of beer. I ordered one IPA and the waitperson advised me to try another because the one I ordered was almost out... so the taste would not be good. The many screens playing around the bar were mostly just loud.

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  4. RandyG

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went during Halloween. Great service and costumes. Had a blast

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cassie was amazing as always! Food quality was outstanding, great atmosphere

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  6. DRCE

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife & I made reservations as were going to be in the area for a show at Broward Theater. Thought this was a perfect location to grab something to eat pre-theater. Our visit was around opening on Sunday morning. The hostess was very pleasant and greeted us at the front door. Angelina, our waitress had a great smile on her face and was extremely accommodating. Since it was the morning she made sure our iced tea was freshly brewed. In addition, Angelina was proactive in bringing extra ice to the table to make sure the iced tea was cold. Unfortunately, the place was pretty empty around noon. The Den Kitchen & Bar was clean & the atmosphere was great, I could imagine that it's an upbeat place to be later in the day Sunday for sports watching. I'm a young thinking senior and it appears to have a great vibe for nightlife. The bar appeared to be well outfitted for a disc jockey and/or live music. We had the grilled mahi tacos and they were spot on. Slightly more salt than our liking so next visit we will just ask to leave out the salt. (Definitely, Not a deal breaker!) The Aioli had a great flavor and added a nice spice kick. Hopefully, my review encourages The Den Kitchen & Bar to maintain its early Sunday hours as we plan to make this our regular spot pre-theater.

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  7. Katie

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time @ Dirty Bingo. Good food and vibe!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will definitely come back again !! We had a great time . The birthday boy was pleased

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  9. Katie

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Dirty Bingo w/ Brian!!! If you have never attended their monthly Dirty Bingo you are missing out. Good food, decent services (gets pretty busy), and full of fun!! Definitely not appreciate for under 18.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner before the theater

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such an amazing experience at The Den with our event! The service was top-notch, warm and hospitable, catering to everyone’s requests and the food came out perfect!
    The Den Kitchen & BarResponded on February 3, 2023
    Thank you Derrick for hosting your event with us! We appreciate you taking the time to write us a 5-star review. Next time you're around let us buy you a round! -Yaser Dashoush (Owner)

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  12. Christo

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Slow, indifferent service and bad food.
    The Den Kitchen & BarResponded on January 1, 2023
    Good 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!

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  13. MattD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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, 2023
    Good 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.

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  14. Lauren

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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, 2023
    Good 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.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  16. ShadeeR

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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, 2023
    Hi 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!

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  17. BeckyC

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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, 2022
    Hi there Becky, Thank you for the 5-star review. We hope you will visit us again soon!

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  18. Traveler25

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice time. The food was very good. And very nice for the environment

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  19. DAPPY

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  20. AmandaM

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great spot for the UCF football games

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  21. brucew

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    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, 2022
    Hi 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.

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  22. AmyR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    overall enjoyed. close to theatre which is what we were looking for. has mai sandwiche it was good

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  23. Jerry

    Columbus

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good place pre-show. Outstanding Bleu Burger.

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  24. AmberR

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good prices, great menu, service was also great. Drinks are a little pricy.

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  25. Christina

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  26. SueD

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Music too loud. Booths were uncomfortable. Food and service was good

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  27. JamesK

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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, 2022
    Hi 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!

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  28. eveb

    West Palm Beach

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

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  29. lovesteak

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!

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  30. localdiner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service. Wet friendly and helpful. Place looks more like a bar so surprised at how good the food was. Fresh and flavorful.

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  31. Happy2dine

    Baltimore

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great burgers. Wonderful service. Great place to go before the theater.

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  32. CarriL

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    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 .

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  33. TimothyC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and staff! Very comfortable atmosphere. A great overall experience!

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  34. EllieG

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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!

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  35. Shag

    West Palm Beach

    203 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  37. wendys

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lots of menu choices without being overwhelming. Great happy hour deals. Food and service were outstanding. Perfect pre-theater dinner spot.

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  38. BDay

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  39. CarynD

    Fort Lauderdale

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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

    1 person found this helpful

  40. MarthaG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!!!!

    1 person found this helpful

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 4 stars by 51 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


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Den Kitchen & Bar

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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