YOT Bar & Kitchen

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$30 and under
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American
The next best thing to being on the water, is being at YOT. Fort Lauderdale’s celebrated new bar and kitchen, with 360° waterway views and a cool, blue vibe throughout. YOT offers its own brand of unforgettable hospitality with tempting fare and an inviting, casual atmosphere.

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first night out after 3 months at home. It was perfect and the food was amazing as always. So happy to be able to feel “normal” for a few hours again. Thank you YOT!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I’m a loyal fan, this was the first restaurant I have been to since the lock down. Have to say tables weren’t 6 feet apart and they were letting anyone walk into the restaurant through the front door or dock side without masks. Very sad that the level of quality for safety wasn’t 100%. Will be a very long time before I go back.

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CindyC
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting with the sunset and the amazing yachts docked around the water. Our family loved the whole experience and every single thing we ordered tasted amazing! We would go back a lot if we lived here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, the food, the location....the best!

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SusanG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A hidden gem with a wonderful outdoor ambience. The energy is relaxing and fun. Our server Brooke was pleasant, friendly and attentive.

Overall, a lovely evening. And, our birthday honoree so appreciated her gift card for a free appetizer. A nice touch!

I will be back again and again.

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vipFoodie4ever
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a place on the water to bring friend who were visiting. Although I’ve lived here for 24 years, this was an excellent find! The view was great and relaxing, food was delish and our server - Brooke was the best I’ve experienced in quite some time at a casual dining location. We look forward to going back.

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vipALFCARV
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Location is nice & secluded, but the problem is the quality of service. after being seated, waited 20 mins for a waiter to come and w/o a menu. promised to bring two glasses of water and never came. finally when we were able to order, it took 30 mins for the food to arrive and all (appetizers & entrees) came together so we have to eat our main entrees cold as we rush thru the appetizers.

then we needed some plates removed, but it was more important to the waiter to clean a table besides us, although the place was empty. never in our live we left $0 for a tip..

it is a pity, we came as it was recommended in. magazine, but if the owners do not take time to fix the service, it will fail miserably.

YOT Bar & Kitchen
Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you for visiting YOT Bar & Kitchen and taking the time to write a review. I apologize for how your experience went and am hoping you have time this week to communicate with me personally so we can make it up to you! At YOT, we strive for excellence in both service and food so your feedback is greatly appreciated! I'm sending you a direct message with my contact information. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Warmest, Kristen Pinard (KP), Restaurant Coordinator

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JamesM
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance (surrounded by outrageous yachts), good menu selection and great service! We will be back to revisit!

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Camp
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We have been to YOT to other times and we had a very lovely time. This night they were out of a lot of food and out of cranberry for our vodka drinks and some of the food came out wrong .it just was not a good night for them. Our server being his third day was very gracious and apologize for everything . We felt bad for him.

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LisaK
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The quality of food did not compare to our experience at the jetway café, which has the same owner. So our expectations were not met.

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vipSwim62
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant was suggested to me by a local. It drive in seems unusual because it is in a working boatyard and neighborhood. Do not be put off by this! Fantastic location next to beautiful yachts, nice ambiance and fantastic food for every taste. I cannot wait to go back. Newly j chalked bar floating on the dock is a plus. Great place for lunch which I had. Go for it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasurable dining experience. Food was excellent, waitress was professional and pleasant. Best part....we can walk to the restaurant! Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a regular here. Every time the experience tops the last!

TW
vipTheWarden
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food good atmosphere

CA
vipCALM
Miami
142 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fun place to meet friends for happy hour. Clean and casual atmosphere on the water. Nice view of the yachts. Glad they allow corkage for the oenophiles. Food was good on the menu. There were plenty of appetizers, salads and sandwiches to choose from. Just wish there were a few more "dinner" choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, service was good. We are hoping to have a better view of the docks/water but the screens were down since it was cold

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

JM
vipJerryM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice place and beautiful location, food & cocktails were very tasty. Went for brunch the 2nd week open and the service was slow, I’m sure it will improve over time.

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TraceyF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although the waiter got our order wrong. My order wasn’t placed. The servings were so large that I was able to share my husband’s order. He was very apologetic. The place is beautiful and service was great.

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AmyP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We booked an outdoor table through Open Table, however when we got there I was told I booked it “too late” to get outdoor seating (I booked it 3 days in advance). That was disappointing. It was also a cool night and I was told there was no heater on the patio, so I felt a little better, but later learned that was not true. The indoor area was pretty but extremely noisy. We had to shout to have a conversation. We were told that is the usual noise level. We were seated at a table near the bar, not sure if the back room would have been better. We had the calamari app, it was delicious, though the romanesco sauce was bland. My guests had the tacos, definitely recommend the Mahi over the shrimp, the former being very good. I had the grilled cheese and tomato bisque as it was a cool night and it was delicious. The service was good and the prices reasonable. The noise and not accommodating my outdoor requests were the only negatives. Will try again.

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vipPattiP
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This was our third visit there. I love the atmosphere and usually the food. This time I had the steak salad and it was just disappointing. The salad was already dressed, and the dressing had zero taste. The broccoli appeared to be frozen and thawed so no texture, just mush. The steak was nicely cooked and flavorful. The greens were just drab and tasteless. We will be back, love the atmosphere, I think I just ordered wrong.

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SharonF
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little difficult to find, but well worth the trek. Amazing food! Excellent service. Will definitely be back!!

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RobP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a reasonable price. Everyone enjoyed the meals. The homemade key lime pie was delicious. The setting is fantastic...on an intercoastal waterway amongst beautiful yots...(yacht's). They have only been open few months but I hope they will be in business when come back in 2 years. A must...

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not sure if I appreciate the “sports bar” ambiance with the high priced food. Also, we were not thrilled with the taste of the food. His was very salty and mine lacked flavor. The outdoor seating was not the best since it was rainy and windy.

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DavidL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice but we were there for scallops showcased in magazine article but were disappointed they were not menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and brunch.

L
vipLeftlisa
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentines Day
Hostess booth was really unorganized, but server was great! Food came out fast and was yummy. Big portions!

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vipMichael
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food. Wait staff excellent.

Hostesses need too be trained or replaced.

Manager was able to assist with a table location issue.

DW
DaironW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food with great drinks. Service polite and fast

PJ
vipProfJo
Miami
119 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, superb happy hour, nice setting, superb wait staff and a full bar. YOT is a new local eatery in the middle of the Yacht Marina off the Marina Mile (North side)(Rte 84) East of US95. Middle fork of the New River. Watch the boats go by.
Flat breads, soups, fish, burgers, shrimp tacos and other pickings! All good. Owners also cater FLL Executive Jet airports. Valet Parking. Last hundred yards Hard to find the 1st time but worth looking beyond the guarded gatehouse (despite Waze or Google Maps) . You'll be back often.

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RobertM
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a new establishment I am always cautious because you never know what to expect. The only thing I can say at the moment is wow. I was extremely impressed.

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vipfoodlover
Philadelphia
153 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good and food came out hot and tasty. Had a salad and husband had mani tacos and they were full of flavor. We also had two apps and the tuna tartare had a nice kick to it but I had a hard time with the quinoa under it as fell off fork and could not eat. Fish dip was really good and came with tons of chips.

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vipHildy
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time there. Loved the setting. Happy Hour was great! Fish dip was awesome. Seated us on the patio as requested and dinner was very good. Suggestion to serve the mussels in larger shallower bowl so you could enjoy the broth more. Fries were great. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Brooke she was awesome and super cute and helpful! Food was great !!! Drinks were on point. Loved the atmosphere. I will definitely be back !

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Weezie
Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food , great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the location. Menu is delicious. And our server Brooke was outstanding! Great craft cocktails. Salad choices rock.

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vipVT37
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Had a reservation. No acceptable table. Large outdoor party with guests standing, drinking and looming over all the tables. Was asked to wait for a table finishing up but the hostess was too preoccupied with her colleagues to seat us after they left. As we walked out were told “Hope you enjoyed it. Please come again”. 4th time here. Each experience worse than the last.

YOT Bar & Kitchen
Responded on 31 January 2020

Thank you for visiting YOT Bar & Kitchen and taking the time to write a review. I apologize for how your experience went and am hoping you have some time this week to communicate with me personally so we can learn more about your experience. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we would love to make it up to you! You can message me directly or email me at kristen@yotlmc.co m at anytime. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Warmest, Kristen Pinard (KP), Restaurant Coordinator

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

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OscarF
Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner with my wife. Cool FLORIDA evening. Great ambiance with the beautiful yachts, music & outdoor dining. Food was delicious.

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YOT Bar & Kitchen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 953-9000.

YOT Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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