About Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille is a coastal chic seafood destination located on Las Olas Boulevard and influenced by James Beard acknowledged Chef Toby Joseph. The cuisine ranges from a seasonally fresh raw bar to one-of-a-kind, sustainable entrees. Enjoy dinner with either one of our highly acclaimed hand-crafted cocktails or explore our extensive wine list inclusive of more than 200 offerings.
The restaurant offers guests the unexpected by doubling in the evenings as a luxurious lounge, complete with any of our luscious libations, late-night bites and music.
Wild Sea also offers private dining space to suit any size or style.
To learn more, visit www.WildSeaLasOlas.com or call 954-467-2555
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Hours of Operation:
Open for Dinner 7-days a week!
Sunday- Thursday from 5pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday from 5pm - 11pm
Bar & Lounge Hours:
Tuesdays - Thursdays from 5pm - 1am
Friday & Saturday from 5pm - 2am
Everyday from 5pm - 7pm
50% off drinks and 50% off selected oysters (All Night on Thursdays!)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wednesday nights we have a musical entertainer between 7pm-10pm.
We offer complimentary valet with dinner.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wednesday night is ladies night. $5 martinis for ladies and live music from 7pm-10pm.
For intimate affairs or large gatherings, treat your guests to the best dining experience on Las Olas Boulevard. Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille is a coastal chic restaurant featuring the innovative cuisine of James Beard acknowledged Chef Toby Joseph.
Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille Ratings and Reviews
Food was mediocre at best. We had mussels, broiled grouper and the duck ramen. The grouper was tasteless, the ramen was loaded with salt. Dinner for 2 came to $120 with 2 glasses of wine.
You are paying for “perceived” ambiance, nothing more. Would not return.
My wife and I were on a special weekend away in Fort Lauderdale to see Miami City Ballet. We made reservations for an early dinner based on Trip Advisor reviews and rating. We had never been to Wild Sea and we were first party to be seated at a table. Only when we were eating our appetizer did we see people being seated in another room. This happened repeatedly during our meal and we finally took a look and realized everyone else was in the linen draped quiet dining room and we had been seated in the noisy bar! Soon the musician began setting up right beside us resulting in even more noise and louder conversations at the bar. Far from a romantic dinner out.
When we left we asked the hostess why she seated us in bar but everyone else in the dining room. She had several lame reasons such as “other servers were busy” and we refuted each assertion. For a slow evening (tropical storm Phillips) the management showed no effort to provide us with their best.
The food and Adestin our server were both great (thank you Adestin) but we will never return.
I like the food at Wild Sea, but I feel the restaurant lacks an identity and the service has never been good. I have dined there both pre and post the outdoor renovations.
1. Outdoor seating is too bright now.
2. Greasy fingerprints all over the glass doors. That should be clean all the time (or cut your prices down to TGI Friday's level).
3. Winds that night were like 15-20 mph and yet the ceiling fans were on HIGH.
4. Music is too aggressive - Top 40 should be for lounge and night club, NOT dinner. Dinner vibe should be NO VOCALS and more chill, electronic dance, "Delirium" style.
5. Service has always been shotty... not attentive enough and long wait times between courses and the server checking on us. Funny thing is the LAST 2 times we have dined there, the manager has come over to apologize for us waiting so long to be greeted. Things like that should be corrected after the FIRST time.
6. Need better dessert options.
Total bill NO ALCOHOL, NO DESSERT was $140 before tip. I can certainly get better food and way better service for that same money, if not for less.
Hopefully this constructive criticism will be helpful IF I attempt to dine there again in the future.
We went for my boyfriends 35th birthday with a party of 13. WE HAD A BLAST! The food was great and the ambiance was equally as great. I highly recommend this restaurant for a date night or special occasion. Thank you to everyone at Wild Sea for being so accommodating and welcoming to our large party!
We had a 6:30 reservation and were seated promptly. However, we weren't served our dinner until after 8:00. Not that big of a deal but the place wasn't that busy to have that long of a wait. That coupled with the fact that we were sitting at a high-top in the bar but we weren't able to receive happy hour cocktails because we weren't actually sitting at the bar itself. Seems like a strange rule.
We tried this as we are local and hadn't been and wanted to experiment with the crave menu available through the month of September this restaurant was exceptional service and food for both beyond expectation I can very rarely say that he will definitely be back
If their service and food were as well done as the venue itself, WSOB would be great. In short, it seems that whomever is in charge of the servers needs to review the basics of serving. There were several glitches to the meal, including slow service, delivery of the meal, and a general indifference to providing a good dining experience.
We went to Wild Sea based on the great reviews on Trip Advisor. It was our anniversary, and they gave us a nice table and a delicious complimentary dessert. The food was fresh and delicious. Wait staff very knowledgeable and attentive (and friendly!).
We will definitely be back!
My wife and I were in town and on a mini-vacation for our five year anniversary. Kristen was our server and did an amazing job taking care of us and helping make recommendations. Overall, this was one of the best meals we have ever had. Thanks for making our anniversary dinner a memorable one!
Our personal favorite restaurant...We have been twice in the last year with party of 6 or more and tried almost all of the entrees and appetizers on the menu..every dish is prepared with great talent ....delicious...presentation excellent....service fantastic...We have had Kristen serve us both times and every aspect of her service and personality are excellent....great job Wild Sea staff!
The oysters here never disappoint. The service is always on-point as well. What we find to be average is their meals. We have been here quite a few times (mostly for the oysters), but we always eat and the food has been hit or miss. Sometimes the fish is dry and overcooked, sometimes the food is salty. Their red velvet beignets are to die for.
Great entrees, pricey, and excellent service. Large party in "private room" very loud; sliding door broken which made it worse. Would not move us. If a Special Ocassion, best call also and ask good questions. Told me to certainly bring a cake; failed to mention the $3 per person, cutting charge. Rather insulting based on the bill.
Not sure I will go back with a party of 8.
General Notes - This restaurant is part of the Riverside Hotel and at the time of my visit (early August 2017) did not have any street-facing signage to identify its location within the hotel. I was disappointed that the patio was under construction which was one of my main reasons for going. Renovations were completing soon so I recommend calling to check if your intentions are to sit outside.
Food: The saving grace of the dining experience was that the food was really quite good for myself and my guests. I had a Wild Sea Nachos as a main course. They were delicious and more than I could eat alone.
Ambiance: Because of the lack of patio seating we were relegated to the relatively stark and uninviting dining area which remained mostly empty throughout our evening. There is a pretty nice looking inside bar area with a few booths and high tops.
Service: Our waitress was not at the top of her game, pleasant but not as professional, knowledgeable and attentive as she could have been.
Parting thoughts: I am looking forward to seeing the renovations and am hopeful ownership can figure out a way to make it all work together because I want to come back for the nachos and enjoy them in a more vibrant atmosphere.
Although the food was excellent, the restaurant was very empty and didn't create the best energy. We had the mussels and octopus appetizers and it was honestly the best mussels I have ever had! However, in their defense, the hotel is undergoing renovations and it was also a Sunday so that might have had a lot to do with the lack of other patrons on the night that we visited.
Our waitress was excellent. The secondary level of service was fair. It would be handy to provide bar napkins so that the condensation from the drink glasses doesn't soak the table. The staff definitely should be trained on a daily basis by better management. Very hard restaurant to find. It was kind of empty as well, which was a concern.
This was the latest of many visits over the last five years. We were a group of ten plus our grand twins. The food was excellent. The wine list had a good range of varietals and price points. The service was better than ever. Wild Sea made for a lovely evening. Will be back soon.
Came to celebrate a friend's birthday, and it was just what I hoped for. A little hard to find, as the normal entrance is closed it seemed, and we walked back and forth until we realized we had to go through the back lobby entrance. However, the restaurant experience itself was fantastic. I made a note in the reservation that it was for a birthday, and the hostess mentioned it at once. We ordered oysters, nachos as an appetizer, each an entree, a side of cauliflower mac n cheese, and they brought out red velvet beignets with a happy birthday sign and candle as a treat! All of the food was truly impeccable.
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