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3030 Ocean

Harbor Beach Resort Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Central Beach)
+1 954-765-3030
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Ranked #36 of 1,101 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $28 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central Beach
Cross street: A1A and Holiday Drive
Description: For more than a decade, 3030 Ocean has been a high watermark in the South Florida fine dining scene. Renowned for sophisticated seafood and rustic American cookery, 3030 Ocean features a creative contemporary selection of fresh seafood, prime meats and locally-sourced ingredients, passionately conceived and elegantly executied. We invite you to dive deep into the menu and explore the flavors, textures and techniques that have made 3030 Ocean a favorite among diners from near and far.One of the region’s most beloved culinary talents, 3030 Ocean Executive Chef Paula DaSilva is known for her farm-to-fork philosophy and ceaseless commitment to sourcing the finest local ingredients available. A native of Brazil, DaSilva’s passion for cooking was ignited as a child when she learned all aspects of the kitchen at her parents’ Brazilian restaurants. A graduate with a culinary arts degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, DaSilva first began her career here at 3030 Ocean where she honed her skills and secured a reputation as one of the region’s rising culinary stars. A star turn on Gordan Ramsay’s reality cooking show Hell’s Kitchen garnered the savvy young chef national attention for her talent, dedication and coolness under fire. Now, Chef DaSilva returns to where it all began at the helm of 3030 Ocean, bringing with her a diverse, acclaimed culinary vitae and her signature soulful cooking style.
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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

What a difference a year and a new chef make. A year ago this made my top 3 list of meals for my global travels. It was a very memorable meal , as I like to say a meal I’d go back for. Well I came back for another visit and it wasn’t worth the trip. I’m not saying the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

A really great meal is what was expected and the staff truly delivered. Sincerely, this was one of the best meals we have ever had. The wait staff and kitchen over achieved. Appetizers of fresh oysters with a freshly made horseradish and cocktail sauce, Bronzino, oven roasted in parchment paper, with some of the finest vegetables this side of the... More

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Miramar, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Look I'm Jamaican so I like food to be well seasoned! I took my wife here for our anniversary dinner after looking at the ratings as well as the accommodation's that them make for anniversaries and special events! And I got to tell you that both she and I where so impressed with the flavoring of everything... I mean everything... More

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Burlington, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have been to this restaurant three times and each time was much different than the previous visit. Consistently it was expensive. My wife and I like quiet relaxed dinning --food and service was fine, but if you are not early ie 6:00--it might be like the convention expense- account crowd and hurried.

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Patrick M, Manager at 3030 Ocean, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies and thank you for your feedback with regards to your experience while a guest at 3030 Restaurant. I have shared your feedback with our team. It is our commitment that all of our guests experience exceptional food and service that exceeds their expectations. We hope that you will visit us again when you are next in... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This restaurant is located in the Marriott hotel and since I was vacationing there I had the occasion to dine at 3030 twice this week. It is pricey but the food is excellent. Seafood is clearly the focus here. The desserts were excellent and I especially enjoyed the warm Nutella bread pudding with homemade ice cream!

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Chef is excellent--have followed her culinary career & the dinner with her creations made for a most memorable meal. The staff & servers were excellent all was great both food & wine. Whether one is staying at the Resort or not you should dine at this restaurant. Thank You!!

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Manalapan, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

excellent restaurant. Chef came over to see how everything was. Very impressed all around. Would definetely return.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I hate giving mediocre reviews but the truth must be told! I love that they went out of their way to print out happy anniversary on our menus. Love that they sat us by a window. Although window or not there was no view. I love the waiter,bartender (although the drinks were expensive and ok), and everyone else that contributed... More

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Keith S, Manager at 3030 Ocean, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback from your 3030 Ocean dining experience. It is with your critiques that we can improve or services and quality of food that comes out of our kitchen. I can assure you that I will review our portion sizes and flavor profiles with our Chef to better suit you and our guests that join us for... More

Haverford, Pennsylvania
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347 reviews 347 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

3030 Ocean says "FLORIDA" to me. The modern, hip restaurant is located off the lobby of the Marriott Hotel by the beach in Ft Lauderdale. It has sexy blue lights and a very modern, urban feel to it. The staff was outstanding and our waiter was helpful with the fish selection and offering us suggestions. I started with a south... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Bartender during day was good, fast and polite. Night bartender just average and didn't seem to have much of a repertoire of drinks. Why would anyone have to explain how to make an Old Fashioned?

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3030OCEAN, Manager at 3030 Ocean, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. This constructive criticism you provided us is extremely beneficial to our continued efforts in surpassing guest expectations. Being that you are well traveled, we know you have seen the best of the best! While we do require a high level of experience for all positions, we are always looking to improve what we already have.... More

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