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Boatyard Restaurant
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Ranked #55 of 1,414 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
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Description: With its prime location in the epicenter of the Yachting Capital of the world, Boatyard is Fort Lauderdale’s premier new waterfront dining destination. Conceptualized and brought to life by The Restaurant People (TRP) as part of a joint venture with Hudson Capital Group (HCG), the reinvented Boatyard offers an upscale, nautical-chic vibe in a sophisticated, laidback atmosphere that embraces the pulse of the city’s yachting culture and where marina views abound. With an ‘Eat Local, Be Coastal’ philosophy, Boatyard’s eclectic, seafood-centric menu blends the freshest daily catches from local fisherman with the highest-quality raw bar and shellfish selections and premium cuts of meat, all thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients for patrons to enjoy inside, outside or dockside. Boatyard’s 80-seat dockside patio lounge provides a prime view of the scenic Intracoastal and the perfect setting to grab a bite or drinks in the company of friends while enjoying an afternoon or evening watching the boats cruise by. Add to that an open kitchen, expansive raw bar cart, private event space for up to 200, and 120 feet of dockage for patrons who prefer to dock-and-dine, and the ultimate waterside dining experience is complete. Whether you’re joining us for cocktails or happy hour, a celebratory meal, business lunch or leisurely brunch, our team looks forward to welcoming you. Boatyard is open seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. DJ at 7 - 11pm Wed, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Sunday Dj with Live Musicians (Saxophone, Violin, Trumpet) 12pm-4pm
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Description: With its prime location in the epicenter of the Yachting Capital of the world, Boatyard is Fort Lauderdale’s premier new waterfront dining destination. Conceptualized and brought to life by The Restaurant People (TRP) as part of a joint venture with Hudson Capital Group (HCG), the reinvented Boatyard offers an upscale, nautical-chic vibe in a sophisticated, laidback atmosphere that embraces the pulse of the city’s yachting culture and where marina views abound. With an ‘Eat Local, Be Coastal’ philosophy, Boatyard’s eclectic, seafood-centric menu blends the freshest daily catches from local fisherman with the highest-quality raw bar and shellfish selections and premium cuts of meat, all thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients for patrons to enjoy inside, outside or dockside. Boatyard’s 80-seat dockside patio lounge provides a prime view of the scenic Intracoastal and the perfect setting to grab a bite or drinks in the company of friends while enjoying an afternoon or evening watching the boats cruise by. Add to that an open kitchen, expansive raw bar cart, private event space for up to 200, and 120 feet of dockage for patrons who prefer to dock-and-dine, and the ultimate waterside dining experience is complete. Whether you’re joining us for cocktails or happy hour, a celebratory meal, business lunch or leisurely brunch, our team looks forward to welcoming you. Boatyard is open seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. DJ at 7 - 11pm Wed, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Sunday Dj with Live Musicians (Saxophone, Violin, Trumpet) 12pm-4pm
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Walked here from our hotel. Very nice inside. First experience was exceptional for a late lunch. All three meals were outstanding and our waitress was phenomenal. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next night for dinner and all the meals were less satisfying (over cooked) and the service was only acceptable.

Thank Gregory B
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We ate here twice on a recent business trip. The first visit was amazing - our server absolutely knocked it out of the park in her service. My co-worker has a number of food allergies (legit ones) and she was kind and accommodating. Her salad looked absolutely amazing and didn't make her sick. The other dishes were equally wonderful (swordfish, salmon over couscous). We had such a great experience we went back the next day. Sadly, I cannot say our server cared two licks whether we were there. Never technically rude, but he never even asked if we wanted a second drink, and he/the kitchen would not accommodate the co-worker with the same salad. He pushed her to a steak and it was completely over done, as was everything else. My mahi mahi was overcooked and dry, as was the swordfish. A bad meal at those prices. When we were walking by the third day we were told they were closed for a private event and we were actually glad we had to find something else. They need to get it together, that was far too dramatic a difference between two days in a row.

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Thank SoloTraveler08
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Given my need for a low sodium diet, this destination works well. The kitchen and wait staff are open to special requests and they try to make the diner's need their concern. A group migrated during a convention to this spot several times as it is not far from the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Best to reserve ahead of time.

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Thank Lois C
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

A beautifully decorated place, with large amounts of seating but more importantly the food is excellent. From the Bimini bread (coated with honey and sugar) to great appetizers, the octopus and the Brussels sprouts ( which I very much dislike) but this will make you change your mind. The fish tacos are very good, the mozzarella and tomato salad served with shrimp was incredible. My girlfriends and I went there for lunch on a Saturday and spent like three to four hours there and we were never rushed, our server was on point, she was on top of her game and was so patient with us. Has seating outside by the water which I plan on going again and enjoying the scenery from there. Highly recommend this place for friends or family gatherings. The restaurant has three private rooms if you wish to book for special occasions. All in all this place is great.

Thank mrodriguez1473
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

My husband and I picked up friends from the cruise port and showed them around Ft. Lauderdale. We then ended up at the Boatyard for lunch. The place is is nicely done. We would have liked to sit outside but it was a 45 minute wait so we sat inside. Our waitress was very attentive and let us sit comfortably without rushing us. We had an appetizer of Calamari which was excellent then each couple shared the fish sandwich. We all chose french fries for our side dish. The sandwich was delicious. We would definitely go back when we are in the area again.

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Thank Linda M
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