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Gatsby's Joint

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$15 - $50
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Russian
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Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed June 21, 2020 via mobile

Went recently on a family dinner. The vibe was laid back, with a 1920's "speakeasy" theme to the decor, and drinks on the menu were prohibition favorites (see menu image). The restaurant had both indoor and outdoor seating (set up in a portion of the...parking lot, to allow for extra patrons as per phase 2 restrictions) The food was tasty and portions were generous. They happily accommodated a member of our party with dietary restrictions. Pricing was fair. The evening we went there, they had live music outside, which was fantastic. After we had finished, we hung around for a while longer just to enjoy the show; it was that good. To my understanding, they have live music most nights. Highly recommended restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

Oh what a fun night! Tried with with friends while visiting the area! So glad we did! Rick and Victor were the entertainment for the evening and boy did they entertain! Requests from the patrons, with the exception of a few! Sang for 2.5 hours...no break! Laughed, sang along and throughly enjoyed ourselves. Oh yes the food was good too! At the end of the night,Steven, the owner passed out free after dinner shots!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

This was our first time we dined at Gatsy's Joint. Fun menu to share variety of snacks, salads, vegetable appetizers, and small, medium and large plates. We totally enjoyed the Giant Meatball, Brussel Sprouts in Kimchi Sauce, Caviar Tasting, Roasted Head of Cauliflower, and Korean...BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Look forward to trying other items on the menu. The entertainment was so much fun, Piano Bar Saturday's with Rick & Mailyn. Very accomplished musician and singer, with comedic twists. They took requests all night and had everyone singing and and laughing throughout the show. Hardly took a break. Definitely an evening to remember and want to recreate with other friends.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

Gatsby’s Joint is a small place with big impact. DJ Cat Shell was spinning her sexy beats on my first trip, and on another visit I attended a Burlesque Show right out of an old speakeasy. Master Mixologist Ali and a great staff explain the...drinks and dishes as the warmth of Owner’s Rimma & Steve chat with you table side as though you’re old friends catching up. Truly a gem in Ft. Lauderdale! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

Outstanding entrees and tapas. Sunday night entertainment the best! My friend took me to Gatsby’s Joint for my birthday and boy did we have a great time. The small plated items were perfect, perogies, caprese burrata salad, lamb dumplings and Korean BBQ Baby Back ribs...were awesome. Our server made some recommendations for drinks and we delighted with her choices. It was our first time to Gatsby’s joint and had no idea that they offered entertainment. Rick Leonard and Victor Valdez were terrific singers with a comedic twist that made us thoroughly entertained. We will be back for more Sunday night fun. Food was superb too. Overall wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

We went in to Hear Victor Sing. We stayed for dinner. Service was wonderful and so was the meal. They are very accommodating. They combined two sides into a meal for me, it was delicious! I did not have to ask for this the waitress...suggested it, she was so helpful. The Other tow dishes were perfect as well. Great Joint to Hang out in and chill while listening to music. Perfect spot to take a group of friends for the evening. Highly recommend for a fun night out.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019

Hello I read a review thought it was a good review but the person referred to it as a dive oh, it is definitely not a dive I have been here many times it's a quaint sexy dark little joint not sure I even want...to call it a joint it's a great little place I've been here with the previous owner where there was some problems however there is a new owner Steve who's fabulous and it's in a great location the food is terrific now the prices are fine and the entertainment is fantastic we especially love Motown Mondays certainly you can come casual but it's not a dive it's maybe a little Hideaway it's very cool and we wish the new owner Steve all the best and we highly recommend it I'll be back on Monday with some friends!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Gatsby's J, Owner at Gatsby's Joint, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback! We completely agree with you. Our little joint gives off a great atmosphere with our entertainment. We're glad you love the food and find everything to be reasonable. We're constantly working to make this place better every day. We...More

Reviewed October 18, 2019

My friends and I were directed to Gatsby's to listen to Anastasia, a singer who performs every Thursday evening through December 2019. She is excellent, personable, extremely talented, and worth every minute of the 50 minute drive from Miami. We will come back for more...of her. A totally unexpected surprise was the food. We later found that Steve and his sister, Rima, the owners, were also in charge of the kitchen. Stacy was our server supreme and filled us in on specials and menu selections. Our shared appetizer was grilled octopus in a potato puree. Who would have thought that the lowly potato would make such a perfect puree. The dish was perfectly cooked and properly spiced and was a joy to the three of us. Following that was the Crispy Brussels Sprout side dish: simply delicious. Our table followed with Salmon entrees and THE PORK CHOP. I'm capitalizing this simply because it was cooked a perfect medium as requested and was melt in your mouth moist. Yes, a pork chop! The menu is surprisingly extensive as is the alcohol list. The venue has a perfect speakeasy vibe and the entertainment calendar has a wide variety of acts from singers to burlesque performers to drag stars. Something appears to always be happening at Gatsby's and it will certainly bring us back. We are spreading the word. Thank you all for making the evening top drawer terrific.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Gatsby's J, Owner at Gatsby's Joint, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2019

Lino, if you're going to drive 50 minutes from Miami, we're going to make it worth it. The performance is always better when there's great food and great service to accompany it. It was such a pleasure talking with your group. We're glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

I love coming to Gatsbys joint for the shows and live entertainment there shows are stellar. I’ve seen burlesque the piano piano player I’ve been here for jazz the comedy show as well as karaoke. The owners are exceptional and They have a very delicious...menu and they even have options for my vegan friends. Specialty drinks are one of a kind the mix all a just are very very knowledgeable and friendly. They have a bourbon excursion there is always something going on every night at Gatsby’s Joint Come out and enjoy the funMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Gatsby's J, Owner at Gatsby's Joint, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

The live music and shows definitely make your nights a lot more fun. Especially when you watch them with some delicious food and crisp drinks. We're glad you loved it! If you're looking for more shows, we have a lot more listed on our website....More

Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

They hold fun special nights, but every night is good here. Well made cocktails and fantastic food in an eclectic setting. Try the lamb pierogis were absolutely delicious! Be sure to Reeves a table on comedy nights. The entertainment was very good and it made...for a very enjoyable night!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Gatsby's J, Owner at Gatsby's Joint, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

Every night is a good night when you have some great entertainment on stage, a nice drink in hand, and a delicious dish in front of you. We've got a lot more coming up. Come visit us again soon. Best, Rimma and Steve, Owners

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