Lauderdale Lakes, officially the City of Lauderdale Lakes, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 32,593. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to 5,564,635 people.
Things to do in Lauderdale Lakes
4 based on 146 reviews
I have written more than a thousand restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor and have never given a lowly 1-star rating -- until now!
I came here specifically for the flounder. The online menu, which I perused before coming here, indicated that about six flounder dishes were available in a variety of preparation methods and with various side ingredients. When I arrived here and scanned the printed menu, it revealed the same information about their flounder dishes. But my middle aged waiter (manager?) told me that only two of the dishes were available. I could only get the flounder boiled or pan fried. He mumbled something about not having a broiler. So I chose the pan fried.The menu indicated it came with vegetables and rice.
When this meal was brought to me, I was appalled. It wasn't flounder filet. Rather, it was the entire fish, or at least the top half of this flat bottom-dwelling fish. The head was still on it as were the tail fin, pectoral fins, dorsal fin. The flat fish was maybe 3/4s of an inch thick and covered in a grayish coating from seared bread crumbs. Very garish. Very unappetizing. Zero eye appeal.
Fork in hand, I ventured forth anyway, picking away the skin to reveal a very thin layer of meat sitting on a bone bed. This fish as it was prepared was 90 percent inedible. And when I did taste the meager morsel of meat that I managed to scrape away from skin and bone, there was a taste that wasn't of fish and which l didn't like.
I hailed my waiter and expressed my displeasure at the fish. I also mentioned that I was also underwhelmed by the sides of plain white rice and what looked like plain shredded cabbage. My waiter was nonplussed. And certainly wasn't apologetic. I told him I couldn't eat any of that dish, and I had him bring me the check.
He had the audacity to charge me about $30 for this disgusting meal! At the least he should have brought me a different meal without an additional charge. Better yet, he should not have charged me at all for the flounder. The classiest approach would have been to scratch off the flounder and comp me another entrée.
5 based on 177 reviews
Don't judge a book by its cover...this absolutely amazing, authentic Italian restorante' is located in a strip shopping center (thus, surprised when we stepped inside and saw the elegant table settings!). The food is AWESOME and extremely reasonably priced. Superb wine list, also reasonably priced. All this and the service was exceptional (thanks, Damien!).
4.5 based on 254 reviews
Location has been the host of good eats for over 30 years. For those of us old enough, we fondly remember grapevine gourmet shop. Glad to know the legacy of the location keeps the quality and experience of dinning to a high standard.
5 based on 12 reviews
I went there with some friends, one of whom is Labanese to have some middle eastern food and what we found was not excatly a restaurant , but a wonderful shop with spices , sweets and an amazing array of middle eastern food and a bakery that also serves delicious food.They have a small seating area that was comfortable , but most of all they had a wonderful man Abdul, who guided us through the delicious hot table with many options for our dinner . I had the lamb with rice and some hummus and babbaganoush. Just as we were finished eating Abdul arrived with a little dessert treat . Well we stayed way beyond closing time and had a wonderful conversation and we were all impressed by Abdul's generosity and warmth.
I will surely return and recommend this place to all. I want to go back at lunch time when the pita bread comes hot out of the oven.
4.5 based on 25 reviews
Dunkin Donuts is pretty much a known quantity in south Florida. Nevertheless, the DDs on McNab just east of University in Tamarac has their Drive-through running right. Very fast service, everything is fresh and always prepared according to what is requested...and I always get a smile. Really good DD!
4 based on 86 reviews
This was a real gem! Had the smoked tuna app, 1.79 draft beers, wife had the tuna sandwich and I had a NY strip. Awesome server was Matt, always on spot checking on us. Food was fantastic, atmosphere was fun. Totally worth checking this spot out in Ft Lauderdale.
5 based on 96 reviews
French bistro serving authentic French recipes from 11:45am to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Closed for Vacation in September.
What a pleasant experience, worth a detour. Went as a guest. Had the Dover sole, wow, delicious special of the day. Fluffy, light, delicate flavor, perfect. Venue obviously populated with regular repeat guests. Owner/staff most welcoming. Service perfect. You won't be disappointed.Dear JBT2, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your dinner. Merci beaucoup ! Andrea & Didier
4.5 based on 275 reviews
We offer amazing Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine! Dishes are inspired by the fresh and local ingredients from farmer's markets mixed with our organic imported spices. The dining experience at La Vie is more than just ordering a meal and enjoying good company. It is a festival of rich appealing tastes, enticing colors, live music and warm Mediterranean hospitality. History Established in 2016. "La Vie Lebanese Cuisine" was born to express our desire to make you experience the true spirit of Lebanon, right here in south Florida. The interior design of La Vie is a celebration of the rich cultural interactions that have shaped the Levant, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean regions. Our executive chef's experience of food embraces many geographical and cultural boundaries. His dishes are inspired by the fresh and local ingredients he finds at farmer's markets to mix with our organic imported spices. Our menu is Irresistible, healthy and loved by every guest. Come visit us, and immerse yourself in not only good food and conversation, but in a vibe that truly captures the essence of Lebanon, right here in the heart of Fort Lauderdale.
Deliciously enjoyable experience. Starting with our waiter, Omar. He put our group in a festive mood. He even brought over the beautiful bartender to verify the makings of a special drink request .The food is superb as is the belly dancing show and live music.Dear louis Z, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Omar always does a great job exceeding our guests' expectations! We're glad you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you soon!
4.5 based on 134 reviews
Ethos serves modernized Greek cuisine with flavorful dishes in a unique, relaxed ambiance. At Ethos, every dish is created in house using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We serve only the choicest meats and seafood, extra virgin olive oil from the island of Crete, fresh, seasonal vegetables, and desserts that are created in house. Our authentic menu and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable dining experience.
Service was very good. The staff were friendly and efficient. It certainly was busy. We all had the chicken platter. The portions were sizeable. The tzatziki, pita, and Greek salad that came with the meal were really delicious, and authentically Greek. The chicken and Spanish rice were underwhelming, and lacked flavour. All four of us got undercooked potatoes.
4 based on 127 reviews
Authentic Chinese bbq and dim sum. A variety of dim sum. Also ordered chow siu (pork) cjow fun, excellent! Chrysanthama(sp) tea also served. Would have given 5 stars but the waitress was a little snotty when inquiring about a dish setved on the next table.
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