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“Best seafood restaurant in southeast Florida” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 3030 Ocean

3030 Ocean
3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Central Beach)
+1 954-765-3030
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Ranked #35 of 1,064 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Parker, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best seafood restaurant in southeast Florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The Executive Chef is from Brazil and her background adds some spice to some traditional dishes, as well as being innovative on others. The menu is a little different each day due to using whatever is the the freshest and best seafood available. The white water clams were fantastic and we needed an extra bowl of bread to sop up the tasty 'blue moon beer' broth with orange. That alone is worth ordering the dish!

Then I had the seafood paella, which was prepared differently than I've ever had. Huge prawns, chunks of fish and excellent chorizo, all sitting in a Spanish-Mexican style rice instead of yellow rice. I loved it as did everyone else at the table.

Service was great, the wines by the glass menu was extensive and the cocktails were also very good. Give this place a try - it will be a memorable meal.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Staff was very good but it took over 45 minutes to get our food. Once it came the food I got was VERY salty. They took it back and I got scallops which were good but again it had almost been an hour at that point in getting my food all the while my wife got her food and was finished already.

Visited November 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food & service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Food is delicious, but definitely on the pricey side. Atmosphere is nice, laid back and fresh. They make a new menu everyday which makes everything a " special.". Service was great.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newburgh, New York
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217 reviews 217 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant in Marriott hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Very enjoyable meal. Food was all well prepared and service was fine. The scallops are a standout and I highly recommend the Nutella Bread Pudding with Cayenne Ice Cream for dessert.
Wonderful flavor combinations. It's a bit loud due an open room that abuts the bar with only a half wall divider, but could still enjoy a conversation without shouting.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Avalon, New Jersey, USA
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Food is excellent! The scallops were to die for. Everything else was good. Restaurant is noisey. Service is not quick.

Visited October 2013
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