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The Wilder, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The Wilder

4.6
4.6
212 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
This is the watering hole for bon vivants with a vision.
The venue offers a cool, relaxing, intoxicating space where you can escape with friends and get lost in a moment. It is comprised of three rooms with distinct personality - A cocktail bar, turning out masterfully executed libations, a terrace, for sun-drenched revelry, and a scintillating great room, hosting near-nightly parties for a sophisticated collection of clientele.

The atmosphere at the WILDER is playful, but elevated, intoxicating, but familiar, tropical, enticing, and a place to, well, get WILD, that feels more like a secluded, storybook escape than a bar or lounge. Guests are at ease, and the staff is polished, friendly, and faultless.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 918-7212

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Johnny DeMartini

  • Neighborhood

    Victoria Park

  • Parking details

    Free parking behind the building for patrons!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    The best Valentine's Day gift won't be found in a box this year, join The Wilder for Valentine's Dinner! 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner - $50 person (tax & gratuity not included) Featuring a custom written Poetry Pop-Up by Carly Adesso and Valentine's Day inspired cocktails.

Offers

  • The Proper Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Thu - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    5PM-7PM • $7 Small Plates, Cocktails, Well Spirits & Wine By The Glass!

What 212 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Great for brunch

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Best Ambiance

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Great for brunch

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Good for groups

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Neighborhood gem

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Great for fine wines

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  1. s

    simonee

    Fort Lauderdale

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the tasty small plates. The guava glazed ribs are a must try!
  2. D

    Dyanara

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to celebrate New Years day by attending their burlesque brunch. The vibe was great, drinks and food were good and the performers were great. We had a great time, definitely recommend to go with a group of friends.
  3. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    For the amount of money we spent and alcohol we drank. The kitchen should stay open til at least midnight. There isn't another restaurant in the area.
  4. JS

    JeffS

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first time there. Had a reservation for 7pm. We were directed into the Great Room. It was a really cool vibe, but a little noisy for us, so we dined outside. I would describe as kind of a "Tapas" place. We shared three dishes and then had a repeat on the Empanada! Lots of sofa seating with low tables, but we preferred a normal sit down bistro table. Will return!
  5. EM

    ElodieM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The burlesque show was absolutely perfect but seating was a bit crowded you are too close to other groups their was a language barrier with the server the food was over price and the quality was very bad the drinks are cute and good this is a spot for drinks only and performance I would not go there for brunch limited items and they don’t taste good for the price
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    Food was just fine. We had a hard time getting our server to come to the table in a timely manor for drinks and food order.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Shanon went beyond expectations. Wonderful atmosphere.
  8. AV

    AliV

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way to celebrate a birthday!
  9. A

    Amazing

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    What a hidden gem! I loved every second!!! I will definitely be back...my new go to spot!
  10. TC

    TimothyC

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the show. The girls were well dressed and their routines were cute. The venue looked gorgeous, understated yet stylish. And the food and drinks were delicious.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We went for my boyfriend’s Birthday The food was delicious
  12. B

    natalieB

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were amazing! The live music was awful, though. We would have stayed if there was different music.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place is perfect for a birthday! I booked it for my 25th and had nothing but the absolute best time. It was everything that I wanted. The place itself is adorable and the show was amazing!!!!!!!!!! Definitely a must go!!! All of the staff were attentive and polite, always asking if we needed anything. The only one thing that I have negative to say is about the bill. They only do one bill or two bills per party which I understand, However, it’s annoying for guests to track down friends after an event and have them pay you. If separate checks were allowed, I think this place would have a ton more business because it makes it easier for the guests. Everyone can order whatever they want and not have to worry about being stuck with someone else’s bill. Other than that, the wilder was 11+ stars in my book, I will definitely go here again!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The show was amazing and the food was good although not that many options
  15. TS

    TeneciaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to The Wilder and it was an amazing experience. Great food, great staff, great music and even greater ambience. Awesome place for a date night or a night out with friends. This place is a must go! Will be back!
  16. F

    Foodlover

    Fort Lauderdale

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved sitting on their atmospheric patio for a delicious happy hour. Our server was very kind and helped make it a great experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and exciting experiencing Sunday Brunch.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and joyful! Will come again soon
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, as was the ambience. However, the burlesque was just okay. You could definitely get better entertainment.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Awesome food people and space
  21. TA

    TAYLAR

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    super great vibe at burlesque brunch has a great time with my girlfriends!!
  22. JG

    JasonG

    Fort Lauderdale

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Nice place. Very well designed. Bar is the best part. Drinks were really good. Food was OK. We would go back with a larger group.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Wilder for a fun birthday!!! :)) great time
  24. EW

    EricW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great event. Burlesque was fun, food was great, drinks were creative, service was solid.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to support our friend who is a burlesque dancer and the whole experience was just absolutely wonderful! The food was great, a nice intimate setting and fun atmosphere. Our server was lovely and really took care of us.
  26. NC

    NataliaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was good food & drinks. Music was good just thought there would of been more entertainment (there wasn’t any dressed up burlesque style waitress or dancers) during dinner & cocktails. It was good for a try.
  27. AN

    AlanN

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a wonderful brunch with a great burlesque show Luna was amazing !!!
  28. D

    Debra

    Fort Lauderdale

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Superb service, great food and venue. Only feedback we have is that there are very few tables and they are tiny & low tot he ground. Almost everybody had their plates on their laps and were not happy about that. Our server was above and beyond!!!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch Date with a old HS friend. With a fun burlesque brunch for entertainment and great patio views.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The music was way too loud but what made the experience poor was that the food was inedible. I don't even know how they had the nerve to put charred bacon and burnt eggs in front of me.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my best friends birthday and she was entertained, laughed a lot. We all just loved the experience.
  32. l

    labarbie

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I love this place, I love the vibe and ambiance! This is my go-to place!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very interesting but after the 3rd show it was all the same, nothing different. Same show with the glove and spinning tassels. Nothing else. But still a good time
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very different from a regular restaurant, low tables and unfortunately I made a reservation and planned with others from an old menu and got there and had a totally different menu that some didn't like so we had to leave. I should have done better research, but a good place to relax and drink
  35. TE

    TiffanyE

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly the burlesque brunch is sooooo much fun. The ambiance the restaurant has already gives speakeasy vibes. The food is delish and the drinks are amazing. Had the best time and definitely coming back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great evening with great service and environment.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    The decor was amazing. The overall dancers were great. The food was tasty. However, the service sucked. The music was so loud that the server completely missed my fiancés order so he had to sit there & watch me eat then when we did get to out the order on for pancakes it took them 40 minutes to make it on top of him already sitting there for 20 minutes while watching me eat. Then he missed our drink orders so we drank water the entire time. I wish I got the servers name but they give you a phone to pay the bill instead of a receipt & he hovered over us the entire time so we couldn’t find his name. The music was so loud we couldn’t even communicate between one another. I under the atmosphere BUT it should be loud enough to have a good time but still to communicate with others. I’d recommend coming for the show n drinks only as the food is great but the tables & seating aren’t meant for eating they’re meant for a club. You’re literally sitting as if you’re in VIP but surrounded by everyone watching you eat.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Honestly a very cute experience. The food was top notch. The one small complaint is if you are going for brunch and trying to eat the tables are far too low to have a meal at. Pretty uncomfortable actually. If they could just get taller tables I feel like the place would be perfect. Our waiter and The entertainers were all so good it made up for the inconvenient eating experience.
  39. KC

    KarinaC

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers are very attentive. The DJ was playing the best set all night. We were sat at our reserved seating right away and had a drink on our hand about 10 minutes in. Highly recommend!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my bday, we came early and got the nice boot area for drinks and delicious ginger foods, then DJ started at 10 and music was absolutely perfect. Danced the night away!!! See you soon again for sure;)

FAQs

The Wilder offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 918-7212.

The Wilder is rated 4.6 stars by 212 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 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Wilder

701 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Victoria Park

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking behind the building for patrons!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Johnny DeMartini

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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