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About Sweet Nectar

Sweet Nectar is an American style restaurant located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that specializes in serving small plates of American fare. The restaurant features a casual dining environment with a large patio area perfect for people watching.

Sweet Nectar serves lunch and dinner daily as well as weekend brunch service. Brunch at the restaurant offers such fare as buttermilk pancakes, French toast, egg Benedicts, frittata and more. Lunch and dinner fare at Sweet Nectar offers an assortment of snacks, raw bar selections and oysters, sandwiches and burgers, shared plates, charcoal grilled entrées, desserts, beer, wine and assorted spirits. Entrées served at the restaurant include Angus skirt steak and BBQ pork ribs.

1017 East Las Olas Bvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Sunday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
SE 10 Ter

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 761-2122

Website:
http://sweetnectarbuzz.com/

Parking Details:
Valet available

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Sweet Nectar Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.1

service

3.7

ambience

4.0

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (87)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Good for Groups (46)
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Neighborhood Gem (37)
Hot Spot (27)
Great for Brunch (26)
Great for Lunch (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Late-night Find (16)
Romantic (13)
Scenic View (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Kid-friendly (10)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Their espresso machine wasn't working then they didn't have the pork belly I wanted. But no drama it is still one of my favorite spots. The server was ok just seemed like they were a bit overwhelmed had to ask 4 times for my Bloody Mary.

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food3
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2016

We ate there last Saturday night with another couple. We ordered a bunch of plates but they forgot 3 of them and by the time the waiter came around we were "over it".

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food2
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Love this place. It has a tapas menu and a regular menu. The corn on the cob is to die for.

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 (Key West)·Dined on February 9, 2016

While the food has always been well prepared and loaded with charcoal grilled flavor,the service still leaves much to be desired, even after 2+ years in business. I get the feeling that the restaurant is not run well, maybe a lack of management and training. A fire has "closed" the dining room, what little there was, so only patio dining. Fortunately heaters work well enough to be comfortable through a meal but 40 to 50 degree temps are cold to us Floridians. Cocktails are inventive but skimpy. Menu standouts abound though. Whole grilled yellowtail snapper delish, no accompanied sides, for $30. Small plates better with yummy grilled eggplant w/miso, grilled whole fresh artichoke, shrimp and calamari dish and pricey fresh and grilled oysters. Curiously six oysters @2.50 apiece for the grilled but half dozen raw is $21. inexplicably .

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2016

My favorite

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Right on Las Olas with outdoor tables. It has an upscale Key West feel with a great tapas type menus. Try the corn.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2015

When we arrived, they told us that they didn't have a reservation in our name. I showed them my email from Opentable, but they mumbled something about their systems being down, and not being able to notify Opentable because it was New Years Eve. We didn't get a table, and had to instead sit at a high-top. Food and service were otherwise good, but unremarkable

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2015

The food and atmosphere were great. Service was good, could have been better. They were busy, but they didn't looked short staffed. The rain was an issue that day however. Beautiful restaurant overall, and the mimosas were endless.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2015

Food and drinks were superb. Given that I had a reservation, I would've hoped for better seating than an "afterthought" table on the edge of the property and wedged between dog owners.

Aside from that, noms central and the best Bloody Mary I've ever drank.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Amazing food! Everything is prepared to perfection. Great outdoor seating area. Perfect for a large group or for a date.

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food5
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 6, 2015

Service started out ok, and then half way through the the meal we didn't see our waiter for 25 minutes. Sit at the bar for drinks

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2015

Great service! Live the happy hour.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2015

Great staff. Very friendly and made great suggestions on food. Awesome happy hour.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2015

When I'm in Fort Lauderdale, love to hang out at Sweet Nectar to people watch. Happy hour specials are a good deal and the food has an interesting twist. Staff is very young, and not always attentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 6, 2015

The style of the food and the positive attitude of all the employees was awesome.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 9, 2015

Sweet Nectar offers unique small dishes instead of regular meals. We tried several of them, including a wedge salad with chipolte dressing and red peppers, scallops in a red sauce served with crunchy garlic bread, grilled asparagus, and lollipop lamb chops. All were prepared and served perfectly and tasted delicious. There is a large wine and beer list and we got the two for one Happy Hour deal. The wine serving was small and was served in a tumbler rather than a wine glass,, The outside atmosphere was pleasant, and overall we enjoyed our visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 7, 2015

We've eaten here several times and it's been consistently great. This is a tapas restaurant, so you'll need to order maybe 3 or 4 items per person (unless you get the dinosaur short rib which is huge.) The service has always been friendly and efficient, too. If you want to eat at an indoor, quiet and/or inexpensive restaurant, this is not the place to go. It's largely a young crowd. Most of the seating is outdoors and the music can be sort of loud - which we like. Recommended dishes are the beef sliders; hash browns with horseradish cream; shisito peppers; watercress salad; sweet corn; and, smores. Stay away from the whole artichoke which was the only dish we ever didn't like here (2 out of 3 times; it was undercooked and was clearly boiled before being grilled.)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 1, 2015

We sat outside; other than the Mosquitos it was a really nice environment. It's right on the main area of Las Olas Blvd, so the activity makes for great people watching. The food was just OK. We ordered the street corn, potato pancake, scallops, and crab cake sliders. The potato pancake was, by far, the best. Really nice flavor- not too oily. The scallops were so so- pretty bland and just sat in a pan of oil. Crab cakes were good, as well as the avocado spread, but the potato bread buns were super sense and unpleasant to eat. The corn was slathered in seasoning and cheese, but not as flavorful as expected.
Service was good, atmosphere was great, but food was underwhelming.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2015

Honestly very average. Driven by this place 1000 times and we wanted to love it. Found it to be just ok.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 22, 2015

What a delightful surprise. Excellent grilled food, so very fresh salads, drinks etc., the potato pancake was divine. Worth the wait.
Hope you get Adrian to help you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 21, 2015

This was in a great location. The menu was not to my liking. I am a picky eater and there were not many options for me.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 17, 2015

This is a Good place for apps and drinks with friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 5, 2015

Easter Brunch/Lunch - food took some time but it was worth it! Great dishes and atmosphere. Bobby was great (bob? Robert?) - I believe he was a bartender but he took good care of us at a table probably due to how busy it was. Made great suggestions and kept our glasses full. Overall great spot that I will visit again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 29, 2015

I made an open table reservation and they give us a table under the sun, I asked to be changed to any of the other available tables and the hosted didn't want to change us because they were reserved, I asked what is the difference between my reservation and the others and she said that ours was an open table reservation

Other than that the food and the service was very good

Open table should do something about this... They are encouraging not to use their app

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 14, 2015

Two years, two anniversaries, two great meals at SN!
This year, we allowed our server to choose two proteins for us to share. 2-R HR!
Skirt Steak and Short Rib. Perfect.
Roasted veggies and Brussels Sprouts were savory and presented very well.
I want to admit that if it wasn't for my ultimate picture of daily perfection (my wife), the food at Sweet Nectar would have been the best thing I had experienced in the past 4 years since my marriage!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Simple food made the right way, made from scratch. The charcoal made everything taste better. Great options for vegetarians.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2015

Great gathering place anytime but Sunday's draw a good crowd for brunch cocktail specials. Food is a change from typical and street scene in Las Olas is a plus.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 20, 2014

This was our second time at this restaurant...portions are small for sharing, but quality of food is good. Great outdoor ambience. Service was OK- not as attentive as I would have liked.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 13, 2014

We had a great time here. The beer section was great. We ordered the grilled veggies, Calimari fries, and the wedge salad. All 3 were great. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2014

A failed attempt at a tapas style restaurant - want to be bar hag out joint.

Has a difficult time with whether to decide whether their service model should be restaurant versus bar. Shared service personnel between bar and restaurant permits confused and aimless waiter/bar tenders resulting in poor service and no organized means of providing effective service. Service took much too long - food delivery and table maintenance was spotty at best.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2014

Food was great. We had a bunch of snacks and grilled items We hoped they would be tapas, but they seem smaller. So we kept ordering. Everything was great. Delicious. Calamari fries went in a second. The sliders were so good we order a second portion. Mostly because there were 4 of us and only 2 came to a serving. Even the grilled playes seem small. But the food certainly out shined the size. We will go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2014

Love the setting. Food is really good. Service has improved dramatically. I think the restaurant has hit the mark. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2014

Didn't have my reservation, food was mediocre for brunch

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2014

I couldn't believe how many people were smoking in the restaurant... I know its open and they have fans but it was hard to eat with six people next to you chain smoking, so if you are a smoker this restaurany is perfect for you. Otherwise sit inside

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2014

Pretty amazing find... The food was great and I prefer the outdoor seating... Sharing plates and small bites... Pumpkin beer was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 11, 2014

Sweet Nectar is the perfect place for a "celebrating something-wanna hang out with my peeps-want a little variety-feel like relaxing and have a little fun" night. I got to people watch, have delicious bevss & eat a fantastic array of tapas-style treats that you're not finding at your run-of- the-mill restaurants. Not loud but just busy enough to where you know everyone else is having a good time. We had a 7 PM reservation, got there on time, and were seated immediately. Matt was our primary server and he was funny, non-intrusive and attentive. The food was delicious and timely and the ambience was fabulous. Our party left full, satisfied and already talking about our next visit. 5 stars and a big Thank a You from all of us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 11, 2014

Very good outside bar area surrounded by cafe tables. Nice Happy Hour 7 days a week. Half priced draft beer including craft. We ate inside which was very quiet. Fun to watch what was going on in the open kitchen. The chef was particular to make sure every dish went out looking perfect. Lots of creative small plates. Angus Sliders, Mexican Corn on cobbettes, Sweet and Sour chicken skewers, and Romaine Lettuce Hearts salad were our choices and they were all fantastic. Four plates for the 2 of us was a satisfying dinner. We did ordered the Root-beer Float for dessert but sent it back because the cinnamon ice cream was a bit on the iced side and wasn't impressive at all. Inside furnishings were comfortable and fun for groups of friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 26, 2014

My group of 3 ordered the corn, lamb lollipops, short rib, wedge salad, chorizo stuffed figs, lobster mac AND the nutella fondue which was so good! Our server Naomi was great and the drinks were our absolute favorite.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 6, 2014

Great little place for cocktails and tapas. Had a good time with some girlfriends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 17, 2014

I ask that they have the fans on for brunch, it was hotter than hell outside last Sunday.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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