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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

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Updated February 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Fort Lauderdale? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Eddie V's - Fort Lauderdale restaurant
4.9 (2369)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food and service. Crab cake and crab fried rice are always the best. It was our anniversary and they really made us feel special. A great place to celebrate that special day.
A photo of Cafe Martorano restaurant
4.7 (4501)
$50 and over
Galt Mile
About the restaurant
Cafe Martorano combines exceptional food, music and movie entertainment to create the most unique dining experience. Get a taste of our original Italian-American dishes such as made to order Warm Mozzarella or the Famous Homemade Meatball which Gourmet Magazine voted "Best in the World." We feature a full premium liquor bar and our own Fresh Hand Crafted Cocktails. Join us Sunday through Thursday for a comfortable relaxing restaurant atmosphere. Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm and have our live DJ take you on an audio and visual ride spinning everything from Hip-Hop to Disco accompanied by scenes from classic movies(not always suitable for children). Dancing is strongly encouraged. Check us out at CafeMartorano.com
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Another amazing experience at one of South Floridas best restaurants.
A photo of Vivace Italian Restaurant & Craft Cocktail Bar restaurant
4.7 (91)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Vivace - Italian Restaurant & Craft Cocktail Bar features carefully selected wines from around the globe, craft beers, and local produce, matched with the lost art and technique of "from scratch cooking", hand tossed pizzas, and true hospitable service combine to create a memorable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 21, 2024
Whenever we visit Plantation, we visit Vivace. The food is excellent and the servings are ample. We usually have a late lunch or early dinner and the restaurant is not crowded.
A photo of Moxies - Fort Lauderdale restaurant
4.7 (258)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Moxies is an upscale casual dining experience, offering a globally inspired menu and handcrafted cocktails, always prepared with fresh ingredients. Indulge in dishes like Chipotle Mango Chicken, Scottish Salmon, and Chicken Madeira Rigatoni. We have over 50 locations in Canada and 8 across the U.S.

Our Executive Chef, Brandon Thordarson, infuses the menu with passion and creativity, from ethnically inspired cuisine to classic comfort foods.

Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Las Olas Blvd., join us for the vibrant energy of Moxies during Happy Hour from 3-6, Monday to Friday. Our skilled bartenders mix favorites like the Pineapple Basil Margarita, Hugo Spritz, and Passionfruit Ranch Water. Whether you're here for a social gathering, a late-night drink, or to catch the game, our lounge offers hospitable service, and our kitchen is open late. Moxies is not just a place to dine; it's an invitation to enjoy handcrafted cocktails, globally inspired dishes, and a contemporary ambiance.

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
This was my first time at Moxie but it won't be my last! Absolutely stunning restaurant and beautiful experience in every way. I had a filet that was perfect. The twiced baked potato was to die for. Great wine by the glass selection. If the weather allows, sit outside in the beautiful covered area with it's own bar, high tops (my choice) and regular tables. It's now on my favorites list for the Lauderdale area
A photo of Eatapas restaurant
4.6 (1079)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Oakland Park
About the restaurant
Eatapas is a new Spanish Kitchen creation from some of the most experienced restaurateurs. We are located in heart of Fort Lauderdale with all the best dishes Spain has to offer. Trendy ambiance,Full lBar , Tapas to Paellas, Wine ,Live Music and Flamenco Shows. Come see for yourself!
Top review
Dined on Feb 23, 2024
Excellent variety of tapas and quality of food. Monica is a phenomenal waitress and elevates the dining experience. Will be back again for sure!
A photo of American Tapas Bar restaurant
4.5 (302)
$30 and under
Lauderdale by the Sea
About the restaurant
ATB brings you a whole new experience on american food.
Small sharable plates, craft cocktails, live music and a incredible atmosphere.

Top review
Dined on Feb 25, 2024
Great food and service ! The live music is a nice touch and can get a bit loud. But if you don’t want to be in the fun atmosphere you can sit outside but we love the music!!!
About the restaurant
Askaneli restaurant is your ultimate destination to taste the original Georgian wine and experience European taste of high quality food. Our restaurant is a perfect location to celebrate your meaningful life moments and create unforgettable memories. Our chefs will provide you with the most delicious dishes from both Georgian and global culinary worlds, with a touch of individuality in all of them. Another pleasant reason for visiting “Askaneli” is the diversity of live music evenings and professional master classes in wine-tasting.
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Dined on Feb 15, 2024
Great place. Live music, nice ambiance and good food
A photo of Mickey's Downtown Bistro restaurant
4.5 (183)
$30 and under
Lauderdale by the Sea
About the restaurant
We have combined the talents of 4 star awarded Chefs Michael Josephs and Moti Yosef. Both born and raised in Israel and bringing their amazing talent to Lauderdale by the Sea. Mickeys Downtown Bistro has incorporated amazing food with an energetic and interactive Dueling Piano Show. Make your reservations for the dining room or have a seat at the bar or lounge, and enjoy one of our amazing cocktails Browse our menu and let those tastebuds come alive. We have it all, from the Mezze Platter to the Chicken Parmigiana. Something delish for everyone. Perfect for Bachelorette Parties, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries or even Divorce Parties. We celebrate everything!! Make the night an experience. Create memories. Enjoy an amazing dinner. Leave tantalized. Eat Drink Play.....again and again. See you Downtown @ Mickeys Downtown Bistro.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Great dinner. We enjoyed the meal. Lots of people there for disco night so a little noisy for our taste but we still Loved it
A photo of Voodoo Bayou - Fort Lauderdale restaurant
4.5 (236)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Colee Hammock
About the restaurant
Coming Soon! A taste of New Orleans in Fort Lauderdale! Located on Las Olas Blvd, Voodoo Bayou features Unique Craft Cocktails, Cajun & Creole Cuisine and Decor that will transport you straight to The French Quarter.

Your taste buds are in for a treat from our award winning Fried Chicken to our Bourbon and Whiskey collection that includes over 150 brands perfect for the connoisseur.

We can't wait to meet you!

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
We got the following Cornbread: great BBQ shrimp: Very good! Fried chicken with biscuit: Good Fried chicken and Waffles: BEST ON MENU Ribeye Steak: very good! Mac and cheese: Good but over the top Scalloped Potatoes: very good Service was awesome!
A photo of Cafe Ibiza restaurant
4.4 (256)
$30 and under
Central Beach
About the restaurant
If you are attempting to book for NYE and would like to sit on the patio, please note that there is a $200 per person minimum and we will reach out to you to collect your credit card to hold. If you book and you are a no-show, we will charge the credit card $100 per person for not showing up for you designated reservation time.

Cafe Ibiza is the perfect balance of authentic flavors, warm hospitality and an engaging atmosphere. Featuring an all day menu of fresh seafood, homemade pastas, chilled salads and entree sandwiches, our warm and inviting oceanfront restaurant offers patio and indoor dining. Slip in for a cocktail at the bar or spend the night enjoying some of the best live music on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Top review
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
Great place very very noisy. Food, service were on par. Just incredibly noisy
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