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“Wonderful Evening! ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Plaza Bistro

The Plaza Bistro
2900 Belmar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
+1 954-245-2574
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Ranked #41 of 1,124 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: American, Pizza & Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N Birch Rd
Description: Welcome to The Plaza Bistro, conveniently located on the corner of Breakers Avenue and Belmar Street. Set in the heart of North Beach Village, the Plaza Bistro offers a wide selection of American cuisine; including an international fusion from salads to pasta dishes, brick oven flatbreads and desserts. The Bistro has successfully paired imaginative food and wine with caring hospitality, comfortable surroundings and exceptional value.With outstanding dining under the stars, seasonal ingredients, an emerging beach side location and a mission to support the local community, The Plaza Bistro has changed the restaurant landscape in the North Beach Area. Dinner service hours: Sun-Thur from 5pm - 10pm, Fri & Sat from 5pm - 11pm.
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“Wonderful Evening! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The Plaza Bistro was one of the best restaurant experiences we have had while traveling. Staff are very friendly and obviously take a lot of pride in their work. The food was incredible (we had braised short ribs and grilled Mahi filet) with a bottle of wine and coffee. A very reasonable $100 with tip. Beautiful outdoor setting with subtle twinkling lights and amazing pianist was an added bonus. We will definitely go back anytime we are in the area!

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Minnesota
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“Terrific evening-- perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Why it was so fantastic?
-- wonderful food (caprese salad; filet mignon with jumbo shrimp; key lime pie, mango sherbet; lovely wine, and delicious coffee) - it was so, so good! All of this from a food truck????
-- service: Carlos was attentive, without being intrusive -- he was great! We will ask for him when we dine again at the Plaza Bistro. Juan is the asst General Mgr, and was a special part of the evening -- gave us a history of the area, told us about other good places, and was just so interesting. All the wait people were attentive and involved
-- location/ambiance: it may be a former tennis court, but it does not feel like it...sparkling lights, nice, warm heaters, no blaring music...just lovely setting a block off the busy main street (quiet and intimate)

I can not overstate what a marvelous evening we enjoyed at Plaza Bistro

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Incredibly relaxed environment and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Unique setting of a parking lot (nicely sealed :-)) with upscale bistro and outdoor furniture, decorations, plantings, etc. Food is prepared in a food truck on the lot. Wait staff is very professional and friendly and fun. Food is a bit limited (understandably) but very nicely prepared. This is very convenient to the Lauderdale Beach hotels, and gives a badly-needed alternative to the over-priced and predictably boring chain restaurants along the beach highway. Great choice when the evening weather allows.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wilton Manors, Florida
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“A great dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was a real treat. Dining outside by candlelight. The food was simply amazing and the piano player who entertained was very talented. Glad Edward at Grand Palm Plaza recommended this, and treated us to a complimentary appetizer! Orlando and his staff run a fantastic bistro!

Visited December 2013
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“Romantic setting and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Please ignore grumpy travelers and believe me and my fellow foodies who love this charming, rustic oasis among the slightly seedy motels just a few blocks from the ritzy beachfront. Truly, Juan and Olimar are fabulous guides to help you select among the possibilities from the kitchen. The salmon on smashed potatoes was perfectly cooked and kept moist by a delectable crunchy crust (which Juan shared the recipe for when we begged). Risotto with mushrooms and (lots of!) Marsala was also perfectly cooked- al dente- definitely toothsome.
If the Thai chopped salad intrigues you, order it for your entree or share with the table as it is easily an appetizer for two or more. The peanutty flavor was a nice taste treat.
Do not hesitate to spend your evening here where you will be treated like royal friends.

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