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“Very Dark Place Outdoor When Rains” 2 of 5 stars
Review of TAP 42

TAP 42
1411 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-463-4900
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Ranked #40 of 1,123 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great new resturant! Opened 3 months features beers, burbon and great food. The place is packed each night. Outside seating is awesome.
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Very Dark Place Outdoor When Rains”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We arrived around 5 pm on a Sunday afternoon, it was a very rainy day, most of the outdoor seating was not available unless you want to get wet. What was available with shelter was extremely dark. Could not read the menu, light above the table was off, only a single candle at the table for 6. The 3 menus provided where kind of confusing with smartphones at least you have a flash light to be able to read them.

There is no craft beer menu, if you need to find out what they have on tap, you need to go to the bar on look at the blackboard of what is currently available. Need to improve the communication with guest and wait staff. I ended getting the flight selection of 3 beers and told the waitress to give me the 1st, 2nd and 3rd item on the blackboard.

The food menu is large with dark brown paper and black printing, hard to read in the environment we had. I remember reading few recommendations from some TA reviews and decided for the Golden Quinoa Superfood Salad. Could not tell what was on the salad because it was dark but nothing special about it, Tasted more like a salad greens with some fruit on top very disappointing.

The rest of the party ordered some appetizers, one being Two Hot Dates, 3 very small crostini slices with goat cheese spread and raspberry jam, again disappointing. White-Boy Asian Fried Calamari with Asian Slaw / Sweet & Sour Sauce / Scallion / Sesame-Ginger Aioli, it comes in a mound of fried calamari sticks, it is a different presentation, it is not crispy, I was expecting something more like a tempura style, but it was fried and soft crust. Again disappointing.

The service was good, food poor, atmosphere outside when it rains it is poor, I would recommend seating inside, also recommend seating inside by the bar section to find out what is on tap.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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CT
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food and excellent beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I'm a burger and craft beer lover!!! This place is a must when in Fort Lauderdale. Their beer selection is one of the best I have seen and the food is amazing. I havent tried the brunch yet but that will be my next venture when I am in Fort Lauderdale. I visit here every time I go to Fort Lauderdale. The staff is amazing., They are knowledgable of the beers and can help you "build a flight" of beer that you will enjoy.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Aventura
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great super salad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I just loved my super duper quinoa salad. Pleasant service, fun active crowd. Noisy but good experience overall.

Visited November 2013
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Coral Springs
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the best bar restaurants in Fort Lauderdale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent atmosphere, great food and the staff is always smiling. Good mix of people that make having some drinks with friends an awesome experience.

Visited September 2013
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Gotta go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The burgers are awesome! The choice of salads are amazing. I have a client who works up the street and we go every chance I get.

Visited September 2013
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