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The House on the River, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The House on the River

4.3
4.3
489 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
THE HOUSE is a historic oasis where people can eat, drink and celebrate day or night in true Florida Riviera style. Located directly on the New River referred to as the Venice of America, in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. This iconic structure is complemented by a charming eclectic use of vintage furniture with a whimsical twist, outfitted with mixed china, vibrant flowers and lush trees. The restaurant also features extensive outdoor patio seating set amongst umbrellas, making THE HOUSE the perfect waterfront destination in Fort Lauderdale. The outdoor seating is transformed into an intimate setting for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
With one step in, guests are immediately transported to a sunny place, no matter the season.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 825-2929
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Catering for groups of all sizes with a wide array of small plate, large plate and family style platters
  • Private party facilities
    The House has a unique selection of event areas for groups from 6 to 200. Chef has created a variety of menu offerings from traditional sit down to fun cocktail party style service.
  • Neighborhood
    Sailboat Bend
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • High Tea Experience

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The “High Tea” experience, an age-old tradition of gathering in the afternoon to share proper tea service along with a delicate tower of finger sandwiches, fresh baked pastries and fruits. Enjoy the afternoon in one of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest homes. High Tea is a sumptuous meal enjoyed in the early afternoon between traditional meals offering beautiful spreads of bite size items designed to be shared paired with a choice of tea. We host HIGHT TEA on the 2nd floor porch overlooking the new river, the perfect ambiance to add a little luxury to any casual afternoon. Experience includes: Tea Service, Tower of Finger Sandwiches, Fresh Baked Pastries and Fruit. (Bubbles, wines & spirit beverage options are available for purchase)

What 489 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Great for scenic views

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Great for brunch

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Great for scenic views

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    American

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Most Booked

489 Reviews
  1. food4dan

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We came for outdoor dining in the evening and got swamped by flies. We had our main entrees packed to go and brought them back home to eat. The food was great, service was solid, and location is beautiful….but the flies were unbearable!

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    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice place but Terrible service and food. They don’t have flexibility or options. For example I ordered a chicken crepe that came with mozzarella and asked not to have mozzarella and were not able to do it , most likely because it is already prepared maybe frozen. Crepe is not a real crepe , it is as thick as a Pancake 🙈 We were a party of 11 and none of them was really happy with the food. I don’t recommend this place.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambiance was great. Very scenic; however, the food lacked seasoning. Food wasn't as flavorful as expected and described.

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  4. Kcwillis

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a perfect girls Saturday. We did the High Tea and simply enjoyed the experience. I do intend to share it with others. This would be a beautiful place for a bridal shower. Highly recommend.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful spot. We had a brunch boards. The food was great- just needed to be a little warmer. The service was great as was ambience. All items from the bakery we tried were delicious.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot. Exactly as expected after seeing reviews.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating Mothers Day with my 2 kids. While the ambiance was beautiful, the experience was not... I arrived very early for my reservation and was told politely to wait by the inside bar, which I expected and was happy to do. Once we got our table, it took 15 min to get bottled water and 45 min to get our first course. This is obviously my experience as 2 tables that arrived after me received their first course before us. Mother's Day 2 small and very hungry children. I was told 6 times the food was coming, and after 15 min of no water, I met with, "There's a lot of people." Well, it's water, not food , which my children and I waited most patiently for . The food was not bad but not enough to overshadow the experience. My suggestion is if sitting outside ask for the front patio by the music, they got the most attention.

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  8. JohnP

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated in a very warm area without any circulation. The receptionist was quite rude. We did enjoy the food... so much, we couldn't eat it all.

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  9. shirts

    Miami

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun time. Good food. We have been here 3 other times and it seems like the same problem persists. It takes an extra long time for your order to make it to the table. I am going to assume it is because it is a large house and it all has to come from a single kitchen. The server tends to disappear for extended times for what I am assuming is trying to navigate the large house to get orders filled. Again these are my assumptions only. If my assumptions are correct, then I think that maybe the menu should explain the process and why it is a little extended. just so there maybe some empathy given to the situation.

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  10. DebraM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very Nice. Food very good and the table by the river was beautiful

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FAQs

The House on the River is rated 4.3 stars by 489 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 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The House on the River

301 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1725

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sailboat Bend
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (954) 825-2929
  • Catering
    Catering for groups of all sizes with a wide array of small plate, large plate and family style platters
  • Private party facilities
    The House has a unique selection of event areas for groups from 6 to 200. Chef has created a variety of menu offerings from traditional sit down to fun cocktail party style service.
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