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By: 4billlewis
Hardy Park Bistro
Having recently purchased a condominium on the New River and Las Olas in downtown Fort Lauderdale, I have taken a tour of the neighborhood and its surrounding restaurants. Being familiar with Hardy Park, I was not aware of the Hardy Park Bistro until I had passed the place several times. From the street, it appeared to be quite plain. On a rainy night recently, my daughter Kate and I were driving through the neighborhood when she suggested stopping for something to eat. I tried explaining that the menu served at Hardy Park Bistro would probably not be to her liking. Kate retorted that she had Yelp'd the place and that it had good reviews.Upon crossing the street from a parking meter, we were immediately met by our server. Sarah questioned whether we wanted to be seated inside or out. Although it was still raining a bit, Kate and I opted to sit outside and watch the weightlifters at the gym next door. Kate commented that some of the women lifted as much as the men.Sarah took our order - the $13.50 Octopus Salad for me and the $5.00 French Fries for Kate. While waiting for dinner, my eight-year old questioned the menu. Kate wanted to know why there were so few "kid friendly" items. Sarah explained that the menu changed weekly and that you could always find something on it to eat. Kate responded with a "yes" - French Fries.A few moments later, a gentleman came out and served Kate and I with Arancini, which is - essentially - stuffed rice balls that are coated with breadcrumbs and fried. We shared them while awaiting our dinner. Later that evening, I Googled the name to learn exactly what was in them.About ten minutes later, Kate and I were served dinner. French Fries are not really hard to describe, so I won't bore you with the details. As for the Octopus Salad, it contained grilled octopus with arugula, roasted tomatoes, garlic and eggplant. I don't remember the type of dressing but I had no complaint.Delicious food in an unobtrusive urban bistro is a rare find in a city like Fort Lauderdale. Not kid friendly from the menu perspective but definitely worth a shot if you are dining with your spouse or on a date. No bar - beer and wine only. Our server Sarah did a great job and provided excellent service. I will definitely dine at the Hardy Park Bistro again. The next time I will try the Braised Short Ribs with Carrot Puree, Black Beans and Broccolini.../s/ William E. Lewis Jr., Davie, Fort Lauderdale and Vero Beach, Florida
By: pinoapproved
ROK BRGR burger bar + gastropub
Price is towards the high side, but the quality of ingredents, quantity of food along with a great selection of signature burgers you get more than what you pay for! They also have something that I've never seen or had anywhere else, Lobster Corndogs! These are a must have if its your first time or 100th time visiting. Not into sea food, then your in luck because their wings are also amongst the best out there, I recommend spicy/bbq mix. As for their bar, you will be impressed with their beer selection. From local IPA's to a seasonal import on tap, all the best liquiors, and a quality wine list you will definitely find something to wet your whistle and compliment your meal.Honestly, if you are looking for a place to bring friends/family from out of town, a place to hang with your friends, or great date night Rok Brgr is your spot! With a great staff, great atsmosphere, and EXCEPTIONAL food all mixed into the heart of downtown Ft. Lauderdale you can't go wrong!
By: julieg1704
Galt Villas Motel
In the past two years I have stayed at thiz hotel 18 times,, it is a great place to stay..the room are always clean. The offer regualr rooms with mini fridges and microwaves and then studios which have everything you could think of including all the dishes...and to top it off the price are very reasonable specially when the beach is across the street. U also have a winn dixie a dunkin mcdonalds and a cvs right across the street....I would recommend this hotel to anyone is looking to stay in the ft. LAUDERDALE area,, and the staff really does treat you like family..there is no pool on there premise however they have usage of the pool at the hotel next door which is less then a minute walk....definatly a great place, and extremely reasonably priced.
By: Tracy B.
The Seville Hotel & Apartments
This location is a hidden gem, they have many newly renovated rooms at this time and are working on bring the rest up to the quality of the one we stayed in. Our room wasn't large but had well appointed spaces and a new very comfortable king sized bed with a tiny kitchenette that had two tall seats a little breakfast table, bar sized sink a little fridge, pod coffee maker and a small couch. The bathroom was extremely well lit with a large shower and plenty of hot water. We love to spend our time at the beach or exploring so don't need much. The staff was extremely helpful and easy to talk with making sure our stay was everything we expected. We already have reservations for this room for next year!
By: wtinter1
Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill
Shame on Bokampers they advertise a full rack of baby back ribs for a certain price which is fair and the food is good. But there are 16 ribs to a full rack and when three of us ordered, there were less and when I asked the manager about it, he said they do it by the weight. HOW much does a full rack of baby back ribs weigh, thats not what they have on the menu, they only say a full rack. The manager did nothing for the table but he did agree with me. So should you pay for a full rack and get less, should you pay less than your bill because of that ? The food is good but they will never see me again. Shame on you.
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By: Michal J.
Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn
Very welcoming staff!!Every staff member I encountered during my stay at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn Hotel greeted me and left me with a feeling that they truly wanted me to enjoy my stay at their hotel. The hotel was clean, staff was friendly and the breakfast was excellent. We will be staying here again. The location is great for many near-by stores. We did not hear any noise from outside or inside. The breakfast was the best 'breakfast included' we've ever had. The breakfast area was constantly being looked-after and was exceptionally clean. All in all a great experience and we would stay there again!
By: Two T.
Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill
Love this place! Classy & fun with really great food and drinks, I feel like I'm on vacation and I'm a local! I thought I found a new spot but I've actually run into many of my friends here over and over again. Whether you know someone or not you'll fit right in. Everyone is nice and helpful you can sit by the water or at one of the bars, there is no bad spot here. Eat, drink, people watch, look at beautiful boats, I'm trying to find a reason not go back but I can't.
By: jrd9436
Alcazar Resort
First time staying here and we love it. The grounds are well manicured and they keep the place clean. 3 different pools to enjoy. They had a Saturday afternoon 'tea dance' with free booze, snacks and music supplied by a local DJ. The continental breakfast is a nice touch. Staff is approachable and friendly. Our room was a king junior suite. Had a cooktop, microwave and fridge. We enjoyed the pool areas. Cool shade when you need it and plenty of sun at the pools.
By: livingthebeachlife
Oceans Grille Joe
Ocean's Grille is awesome! Best seafood and steaks around. Just found out the chef is from one of the fanciest country clubs in the area. No wonder the food is so good. Love the swordfish dinner! The menu is huge and they offer great daily specials. Great patty melt and rueben. Oh and the nachos, delish! Full bar too. A nice chocolate martini for dessert. Unbelievable how this little place puts on such a great spread. Love it!
By: dominoart
Hyatt Regency Pier 66
What a Venue!! What a view!!! We photographed Antoine & Rachelle's Wedding this past weekend there and we can't say enough good things about Pier Top Ballroom. Let's start with the view, a gorgeous 360° view of Fort Lauderdale's skyline, it just doesn't get better than that. The staff was very professional and accommodating. If you are looking for a venue for your upcoming wedding or special event, Pier Top Ballroom is a MUST!

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