restaurants in fort lauderdale, florida

boatyard restaurant

a taste of elegant florida

Fort Lauderdale is one of the nation's largest hot spots for Yachts and the coastal scene. It provides a high-class atmosphere with gorgeous views of Florida waters. In the center of this area is the Boatyard Restaurant and it fits in perfectly with their "Eat Local, Be Coastal" attitude. They take fresh catches from local fisherman and other locally sourced ingredients to turn them into an eclectic menu of amazing dishes. The restaurant itself rests on the marina surrounded by Yachts and the lively marina atmosphere. The Boatyard Restaurant even has a dockside patio that seats about 80. The dockside patio therefore becomes the perfect area for those wanting to view the Yachts passing by as well as those wanting to drink to the lively atmosphere. For those wanting a more private experience there is indoor seating as well with gorgeous rustic but modern decor to bring even more elegance to the place. The indoor seating of up to 200 has even become a popular events. 

As far as the menu goes it is heavily seafood focused with it's main attraction being its Raw Bar or Shellfish Cart where selections change daily. Other popular seafood dishes include their Spice Crusted Salmon, Pan Roasted Sea Scallops, Florida Paella, Grouper Piccata, Yellowfin Tuna, Grilled Bronzino and Gulf Shrimp. For those wanting appetizers or shareable dishes Boatyard serves Bimini Bread, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Tuna Tacos, Brussels Sprouts, Calamari, and Charred Octopus. Lighter dishes, like salads or soups, include Roasted Beets, Baby Iceberg Salad, Tomato & Mozzarella, Grilled Scottish Salmon, Tuscan Kale, Caesar, and of course the soup of the day.

For anyone wanting a true taste of the more elegant side of Fort Lauderdale eating at Boatyard is a must. Their gorgeous surroundings, lively atmosphere, and beyond gourmet food is sure to be the pinnacle of any vacation.
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