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Sea Restaurant

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235 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308 (Sea Grape)
+1 954-533-2580
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: SEA is One of Broward Counties "Top 10"seafood restaurants featuring the...
SEA is One of Broward Counties "Top 10"seafood restaurants featuring the finest in locally caught seafood along with organically grown produce daily specials are based upon freshness and availability by acclaimed Chef Carlos Rodriguez and his talented staff. Along with New owners Olivia Poujadae and Edith Barthelemy have added there signature touches to the menu as well as the ambiance.
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Casual Elegant

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stellar Food

Everything was very fresh but expect to pay $50.00/person which is average for Fort Lauderdale. Location is in strip mall and waitress is the owner who made you feel very welcome. Excellent cream brûlée with lavender flavoring. The menu is fresh fish with French flair.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Gary M
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Everything was very fresh but expect to pay $50.00/person which is average for Fort Lauderdale. Location is in strip mall and waitress is the owner who made you feel very welcome. Excellent cream brûlée with lavender flavoring. The menu is fresh fish with French flair.

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went here based on TA reviews and wasn't disappointed. Food was superb. Very unique French touch to seafood dishes that was just outstanding. Service was impeccable as was the extremely friendly and charming owner. If you want a nice relaxed non-rushed evening with exquisite food this is your place. It's small and casual. I wouldn't say the ambience is bad... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

There are no words to describe both the quality and the service of Sea Olivier and Edith are what fine dining is all about The menu is so diverse, there are no wrong choices The appetizers are to die for. The three main course dinner was beyond fantastic. Every meal made from scratch leaves you breathless. The desserts are decadent... More 

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NY
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8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Now heres a restaurant with good food. The location is ridiculous but for me its about the food and you wont be disappointed. I havent been there for a year so it may have changed but when I was there.. food was spot on.

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Dallas, tx
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Among the beach bars and touristy junk shops is a shining star of a restaurant. What a fantastic meal we had last night! The three course meal selections, though somewhat pricey for a beach location, were well worth every dollar. The food is fresh as can be. We had the fish special, branzino, and the tuna bolognese which were wonderful.... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

All the food in this small, friendly restaurant was amazing. Hospitality with a French flair was extremely pleasant. This is not just a cute restaurant in a strip shopping center. It is a gourmet restaurant with excellent service and fantastic food! Try the Grouper!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had a great meal at Sea last week. Best escargot and duck breast I have ever had in North America. And the key lime tart was to die for!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went to Sea for the first time since it changed owners. We had to wait a couple of minutes for our table to be ready and one of the owners, Edith Barthelemy graciously offered us some complimentary champagne. The service was warm and very professional. The food was outstanding. The fish is fresh caught, delicious and beautifully presented. Everyone... More 

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went to the Wine tasting night..a regular Wednesday..all French wines only served in restaurants ...so you will know when you go what to choose. We had a selection of 4...accompanied by delightful nibbles. The wines were sold on the spot at special 'tasters'prices..I learned alot and the group we met was great fun...we stayed on for a delish Fr... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This restaurant used to be the best place for 50 miles. The chef left and some pseudo-French restauranteur has taken over. It's no longer groovy seafood and the prices are LUDICROUSLY expensive. She didn't even bother to change the decorations, still fish on the walls, just empty tables. Oh and we split an appetizer and she graciously didn't charge us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
    (Sea Grape)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 954-533-2580

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

SEA is One of Broward Counties "Top 10"seafood restaurants featuring the finest in locally caught seafood along with organically grown produce daily specials are based upon freshness and availability by acclaimed Chef Carlos Rodriguez and his talented staff. Along with New owners Olivia Poujadae and Edith Barthelemy have added there signature touches to the menu as well as the ambiance.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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