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Canyon Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Canyon Restaurant

4.6
4.6
146 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest
SFL has done it again, bringing you South Florida's top dining destinations known for Service, Food, and Location! Canyon is one of Fort Lauderdale's favorite restaurants for over 25 years, serving unique American artisanal cuisine with Asian, South and Central American undertones in an intimate space with a full bar featuring the notorious Prickly Pear Margarita!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southwest

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (754) 779-7199

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 146 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Fit for Foodies

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    It was such a disappointment. The prices were outrageous and the ambiance was chaotic. We have been waiting to try it for so long and were intrigued by the reviews. Unfortunately we were unimpressed
  2. KC

    KaraC

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went here for my anniversary and my husband and I said it’s a great spot. The food was really good, especially the pork risotto, we just disappointed by the dessert.
  3. BB

    BadaBing

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome evening and dinner. Great food. Parking was great.
  4. N

    Noah

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service. Bolognese was delicious. Owner stopped by our table to check on our meal - can’t remember the last time that happened in a restaurant.
  5. SF

    StevenF

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canyons has been a great restaurant for many years The new location is larger and can accommodate more customers The food has always been top notch with a Southwestern flavor Always looking forward to another meal there The menu has a nice selection to choose from from appetizers to dessert and plenty of drink options
  6. MV

    MVC1955

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu. Well prepared food. Excellent drink options. This place never disappoints.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! Especially the dj! The music was amazing! Food was great and service too!:) Will definitely be back!
  8. s

    springroll

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Dinner was excellent. I’m a huge fan of the prickly pear margaritas - not too sweet , not too tart. Short rib rigatoni is so delicious
  9. j

    jessicaa

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, delicious food and the service was wonderful
  10. DH

    DanaH

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as always. Great food.
  11. JZ

    JudithZ

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food excellent service . There are two sides- the dj and big bar side is fun but louder I prefer the other side for dining but our waiter was great!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had not been in awhile and Loved it! The valet was amazing and the bar staff was stellar!
  13. SL

    SamanthaL

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was skeptical about the menu at first, but the food was amazing! Had scallops, tuna and sea bass. Mashed potatoes were unique and delicious. The bread pudding was also unique and delicious. Service was very good.
  14. d

    danak

    Fort Lauderdale

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time to new location. Great service, and food!! Cant wait to go back
  15. HG

    HolliG

    Miami

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails and super delicious food. One of our favorite FLL restaurants!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff. Hostess Manager Bartender and best of all Server. They were all wonderful welcoming and on point
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food
  18. SM

    SuzanneM

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always wonderful Southwest cuisine, with excellent service. Unique creations of appetizers every night. The atmosphere is friendly, with an active bar . Love to stop by for a cozy appetizer even late night.
  19. J

    Janet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Couple appetizers were outstanding: Scallops & poblano stuffed pepper. The service was impeccable as well. However, we ordered the Beef Tenderloin Burrito and though the favors were amazing (though sauce served with it could have more heat/spice. My husband and I shared the burrito. I had one small piece of beef in my half. The dish was $32.00 I believe. Otherwise, impeccable service. Our waiter was Dominic. Awesome favors & spices. Overall, kudos the management (Kimberly) & staff
  20. GB

    GeneB

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a dual team of servers starting with Dominic. They were both excellently attentive without being annoying! Food was delicious and prompt! And of course, the prickly pear margaritas were a must!
  21. R

    Ronaldo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had several dishes between the four of us. The pork risotto was pretty good. Everything else was average. White chocolate bread pudding was dry. I was looking forward to this dinner, but kind of disappointing.
  22. MW

    MikeW

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Ann assisted us in changing table away from a noisy table. The food was great with numerous different large-size appetizers to choose from.
  23. DC

    DennyC

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food & service inside! Would give 5 stars but valet was very arrogant!!!
  24. N

    Nbod702

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was attentive although there was quite a wait between appetizers and main course. Crispy pork tacos were the hit of the night. The low point was the chicken Milanese that still had skin on chicken under panko crust. Drinks were good. Would come back but be more selective on food choices.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love the new Canyon location. There was a great DJ playing and the food was excellent and so was the people watching. The acoustics is really bad though and I could barely hear my date and it was so dark at the table I kept turning on my cell light to see to eat. I think they need small table lights. I would go back but request the main dining room next time and bring a light.
  27. S

    Sschwachter

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dimply the best restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Amazing staff, food is excellent!
  28. IO

    IOpsycho

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Used to love going to Canyon when it was at its former location. It was small, charming, and the food was excellent. This Canyon has loud techno music and tries to be super hip. It is not. We were celebrating a birthday and they put us, a party of five, right in front of the kitchen. In addition to the loud music, there was tons of noise coming from people cleaning and storing the utensils. Our party five was consider a large party and the tape was automatically included. Very odd that they would do that. The food, on the other hand, was outstanding. Perhaps it was just the location of the table that soured the experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the Old Canyon, but the new space is on point. Food and service is excellent!♥️
  30. FR

    FRANKG

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been a couple of years since I have been to Canyon. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better than what it was at their Sunrise location, I was completely wrong. Take their amazing food, add a bigger space, better ambiance and you have an even better version. The place was outstanding! Definitely one of my top 5 favorite places in South Florida. Every dish was fantastic. I highly recommend the Rigatoni, Burrito, and of course the bread pudding. I promise it will be the best bread pudding you will have in your life.
  31. ED

    ErikD

    Miami

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its always a good time at Canyon,the energy and food are always right on,plus service is impecable.
  32. SH

    SandraH

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated friends Birthday here. We shared mostly all of the appetizers on the menu between us so we got to taste a little of everything. Our server, Rick was very attentive. The famous Prickly Pear Margarita was so good! Ambiance is also very nice. Will go back!
  33. PF

    PeteFromMiami

    Naples

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, good friends, good drinks, great service, lots of potential, I’ll go back again.
  34. PB

    PatrickB

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the new location. The bar is spacious which was the challenge with the old location. Great vibe in the restaurant and exceptional, friendly service. Food was fantastic as always!
  35. W

    Wjboca

    Miami

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service with a very vibrant atmosphere, live DJ played some great deep house chill. The chicken Milanese was excellent, the two pasta dishes were average, tasty but average. The seared tuna had almost no sear marks on it almost like the grill was not hot enough, Leaving the tuna a little dry, the wasabi mashed potatoes were excellent! Overall I will go back.
  36. GA

    GregoryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    1 to 5 Appetizers: Tuna 5 stars, Lobster chips 3.5 stars Drinks: Prickly Pear Margaritas 5 stars, Beer 3 stars, Meritage Red Wine by the glass 4 stars Meals: Burrito 5 stars, Steak 5 stars, Chicken Milanese 2 stars Service 5 stars, music volume level perfect when arriving @ 630 PM and getting too loud by the time we leave at 8 PM. Overall 4 stars!
  37. PA

    PegA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Menu was pretty boring. Food wasn’t hot and the waiter was awol
  38. F

    Funwifee954

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good. Seems like portions got smaller and prices went up as we’ve been going here for 15+ years (old location). Seems to be the overall trend. But we’ll continue to go because it’s one of our favorite restaurants. Maybe just not as often…
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was excellent
  40. m

    michaels

    Atlantic City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Canyon for birthdays and had an excellent meal and service. Dessert was presented with a sparkler.the restaurant had been recently purchased by new owners,we had not dined there I several years. The new owner came to our table and inquired about a our experience. An unexpected touch. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Canyon Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 146 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 14 times today
Google Map for Canyon Restaurant

620 S Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Federal & SW 20th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

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