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“Great hotel restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 3030 Ocean

3030 Ocean
Harbor Beach Resort Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Central Beach)
+1 954-765-3030
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Ranked #51 of 1,111 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great hotel restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Showed up without reservations and had a great dinner right at the bar while watching football. Expensive but much nicer than one would expect to find in a hotel.

Visited January 2013
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Friendswood, Tx
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Save your money this would not be worth a visit at half the price!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I had high hopes for this place but it was a real disappointment. A very loud bar scene in the dining area makes for a noisy dining experience where you can only hear the person right next to you. It was my Mother in Law's 90th B-day which I made them aware of at time of rez & on arrival.
Kind of a big one & all 6 of us were quite surprised that she didn't get a card or cupcake or something. I had the veal chop which was good sized & looked lovely but was tasteless & overcooked. My wife had the seafood pasta which she said was too salty which surprised me as she loves salt. Her Mom (The B-day girl) & sister both said their dishes were also way too salty.
My niece had the Bronzini special which she deemed excellent.
My nephew had a steak which he enjoyed. He made a change to that after what he initially ordered (no fault of the Restaurant) They said it would take 10 minutes but it was 30 min.
Service was VERY, VERY slow & inattentive.
My wife & I sat through most of the meal needing water.
After the meal I ordered a glass of cheap Dow port to kill some time while my nephew finished his steak. It took forever to get it but the worst thing was it came in a super tiny 1 oz. glass.
Smallest Port glass I've ever seen at a Restaurant.
With so many good Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale I would not go back to this one

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Dinner at 3030”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We at dinner here twice during our stay. The service was quite good. The menu was good, but focused pretty heavily on fish. They change the menu every day so that they can offer fresh fish. The food was quite good - I had a fish dish both evenings that was really good. My wife had the filet mignon one night which was really big and really good. She had a chicken dish the second night which she liked very much. The prices are a little on the high end but not out of the range for a nice restaurant. The setting and ambience are ok but nothing great.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Happy New Year!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We spent New Year's Eve at 3030 and it was wonderful. We were prepared for the typical NYE fare which can be very different than the usual. To our delight, the food was excellent, the service fantasitc and it was fun and festive.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful romantic spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My fiancee and I have had several birthday and anniversary dinners here, and it never fails to amaze!

Visited August 2012
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