Steak and Eggs
Au poivre, spinach-goat cheese fritatta
Shrimp and Grits
Stone-ground manchego grits, roasted tomato mole, adobo-cured bacon
Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
Heirloom tomato, local mozzarella, roasted peppers and almonds, with aged balsamic
Love the Bimini bread. Great place of lunch or dinner.
Belated birthday. The Boatyard is our go-to when visiting FLL. Never disappoints!
Our girls night out was amazing. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Huge shareable portions of food and the seafood cart with the freak oysters, jumbo shrimp and crab legs was so fresh and amazing. Highly recommend. Cannot wait to get back to South Florida to try again.
The GOOD: Moms Birthday brunch. I enjoy the ambiance every time I visit. Lots of space and seating both inside and out. Hostess, valet, and wait staff are always pleasant.
THE NOT SO GOOD: The food, however, could be a lot better. The entrees often come out lukewarm & are just okay. I have had the Paella, and the Shrimp with Orzo dish. The latter had better taste but both were salty.
Looks amazing, food was under seasoned, service was horrible.
The Seafood is high grade quality and so delicious. The seafood stand on wheels came by to showcase all their options and serve you on the spot. We had paella and sea bass as an entree and both were fantastic. The service was great. Our waitress, Ariel, was very attentive and friendly. We celebrated our anniversary and received a free creme brûlée, which was to die for. We will be coming back!
Over all very good. My main course JD to be replayed due to it (salmon) being served in a pan (with handle) that had the coating peeling off. Salmon was a bit dry but the sauce helped. Server was excellent. Restaurant provided a free dessert that my husband said was good.
Good food...customer service could use an overhaul
We’ve gone to this restaurant since the 90’s and this was my daughter’s favorite spot for her Birthday. We’ve gone for the pass 7 years on 7/29.
This was the first time we’ve had BAD service from one of the hostesses. We were a party of 5 with one being pregnant (6), we were sat a table for 4 and refused to move us to a larger table. She said they were reserved for party of 6.
After being treated horrible, I walked around and noticed we were the only Black family of 5 (+) seated in the restaurant. And there were several larger tables open and even saw a couple of larger tables with only 4 guess.
I felt like we were only treated this way because we were BLACK.
As much as we love this place, we will never go back there again.
On top of all that, there was not one birthday wish for my daughter and my son’s girlfriend. Our server felt bad, so she comp’ed our apps.
Why don’t they put a sign outside saying “black Families Not Welcome”
Shame on you boatyard!!!!!
Great food and fun environment! Our waiter, Chris was attentive and overall service was wonderful!
What a fabulous restaurant! The ambiance, food, cocktails are incredible! One of our absolute favorite restaurants.
Food was mediocre at best. The shrimp scampi was pasta with butter sauce and boiled shrimp on top. Service was great though.
Good, nice view and food
We were in town visiting family and had dinner with another couple. The service was phenomenal. Our server, Bri, was absolutely lovely and super helpful. The food was delicious. We had ceviche and calamari for starters. The ceviche was to die for!The calamari was fresh and perfectly fried. Two of us had the paella and it’s seriously the best I’ve had. My husband had the grouper and very much enjoyed it. Another person had the shrimp scampi and also raved about how good it was. Overall, a delicious meal, wonderful service and a great ambiance.
I was quite skeptical as I had noticed the restaurant seemed understaffed - even if it was, I noticed the staff was experiencing a dinner rush and was impressed with how well composed everybody worked. It was, as if, everyone was working in unison. As someone who has much experience within the food industry, it is always amazing to see such great and consistent service even during a rush.
The food was just right. It was great to see the open kitchen, the line cooks, and chefs working well together; along with seeing the expeditors controlling the momentum extraordinarily. Thank you for such an amazing service.
Took an hour and 15 minutes to get our meal.
Great service but limited food selection.
Being from Texas, this was by far the best restaurant we ate at during our visit to Florida. It was a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing cocktails, food and service. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and made great recommendations.
I was there celebrating my Birthday and the food was delicious, my server was polite and help me choose the perfect meal , but the restaurant it self was very noisy, and very busy servers were running back and forth. People at the bar was louder than the music playing. All and all I enjoyed my meal very much.
Always great and flavorful food. Service was particularly good and they handled food allergies flawlessly.
Food as always good and we had a nice bottle of chardonnay. Our waitress however was disappointing which is first time in coming here
We were seated by the window facing the water. Forgot our banana bread appetizers. Came by very infrequently. Decided to try the banana bread as dessert. Said would bring us plates which never happened.
Really great experience with great food! We all enjoyed our meals and the view for brunch! Our waiters were outstanding!!
Protein in Paella a bit dry; green beans so blistered they were black, covered with a cloyingly sweet sauce; waitress took green beans off the bill as she agreed they were not up to par; cocktails good and would return for happy hour and bar atmosphere but food just ok.
Great night and wonderful dinner. Our Filty Cosmos were great and oysters and calamari was delicious. I ordered paella, my daughter the shrimp scampi with orzo and the men skirt steaks. All the dinners were flavorful and amazing. Great table with the view of the water and a wonderful waitress that was attentive all night. I also appreciated the dessert that was offered for my birthday. Nice evening.
Make a reservation well in advance you will not be disappointed.
We made a reservation for Wednesday lunch and got our request to sit by the water fulfilled. Service was quick and friendly. We had octopus for appetizer and I had Grilled Mahi and main course with citrus butter (extra). All very yummy and served in reasonably good portions and time. A pleasant experience all around.
My favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, the best paella, excellent service and ambiance!
Boatyard is an excellent dining experience with attentive service and well prepared food by quality chef.
Went on a Sunday evening (6:30pm) with my boyfriend and they told us they don’t have anymore crab legs and lobster…. I don’t understand how you run out if your a seafood restaurant? I was very disappointed. I got the steak instead it was okay, my boyfriend got the yellowtail tuna and he said they was very bland. They didn’t season it. Definitely wouldn’t go back.
OUr server was exceptional. I don't remember his name
Very good food and service.
We ordered the octopus, the paella and the creme brûlée. Everything was delicious!! The beer is served ice cold, they bring you a fresh cold glass every time you order one. Prices are reasonable and the service is excellent.
The noise level was disturbing inside so we asked to go outside the speakers were outside too and we asked where we could avoid the painful music the hostess arranged to turn off the speakers in our area and thus we had a beautiful dinner with lovely breeze off the water and enjoyed our conversation along with the good food
Delicious food, amazing ambiance and great service.
Food was great, service great...bathrooms dirty and bug, small flies and mites around table...needs a good spray down....
Food is delicious!
We have been here many time and we like it very much
This time the food was not as good as usual
The burger was too greasy!
My lunch at Boatyard was the best part of my recent trip to Ft. Lauderdale. My server Carlos was amazing, the food was lovely, and the music was excellent. All in all, this was a great dining experience and I will absolutely return the next time I am in the area.
FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.
LOVED THE ROUND TABLE IN THE BACK ROOM. THE BACK ROOM IS MUCH QUIETER THAT THE REST OF THE RESTAURANT.
My burger came out uncooked 2 x. The service was not great. The atmosphere was nice.
Boatyard offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 525-7400.
Boatyard is rated 4.5 stars by 3527 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.