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“Amazing Food, Odd Location”
Review of Market 17

Market 17
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Ranked #23 of 1,335 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Eisenhower Blvd & 17th St
Transit: Water Taxi & Bus
Description: Market 17 is proud to be serving delicious, creative dishes that are literally from the farm right to the tables of our diners. We call this "wine country cuisine" because the emphasis is on fresh, clean food from top purveyors along with an abundant wine list. For the more adventurous diner, Market 17 offers 'dining in the dark'. It is our chefs table in a private room that allows a new way to experience food. Once your sight is turned off, all the other senses are heightened. It's a fun and unique experience to enjoy our food. (Due to limited seating, reservations for dining in the dark can be requested via open table notes but are not guaranteed. Please call 954.835.5507 to confirm dining in the dark reservation requests.) Our menu will change daily and we'll always offer amazing tasting menus for you to sample what the chef has created. Come and experience for yourself what all the buzz is about!
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing Food, Odd Location”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

we went here for dinner mid-week around 9ish. the surroundings are a little spooky (as in a deserted shopping plaza reserved for yacht sales), but the restaurant itself is beautiful....everything (once you find it) from the area reserved for patio dining to the bar and restaurant itself.

they have an extensive wine list and offer mini portions of wine (i believe these were 3 ounces), which i found to be a bit odd. but part of their concept included a tasting menu, so i guess the wine is available for sampling as well.

their ceviche was fresh but a bit dry and bland for my taste, but most places dumb the flavor of their food down for american (and tourist) tastebuds. we had the petite entrees (grouper and snapper), which were both delicious. the forbidden rice was heaven on a plate. i was tempted to order a side of this alone after i tasted it...as well as another petite entree of the duck after i spied it on the table next to us.

we shared a dessert (brownies and ice cream) that was very good as well (but the ice cream seemed overly sweet). all in all, i would highly recommend market 17. the crowd was of varying ages - some people look like they had been there since happy hour, a few families, a few couples, etc.

  • Visited August 2012
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Weston, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cool place/Great food”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Ate at M17 earlier this summer. Chic place--great vibe and really good fod and service. Tapas style menu so experiment! Not cheap but everything was super fresh and tasty. Nice plate presentation too. Wine list is not too snooty--so there is a good bottle for every budget. Bar is hopping on Friday nights, too. Will be back for sure...

  • Visited June 2012
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Plantation, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A fabulous birthday”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Three previous experiences at Market 17 were the prelude of this night. Two of the three were dinning in the dark.
This time, my wife and I were celebrating my 56th birthday and were looking forward to a nice dinner.
Market 17 fulfilled all our expectations, but our waiter, Michael, brought it up a notch... or two.
We were debating between the chef's choice vs. regular menu. Michael suggested a hybrid, where we pick up 5 - 6 "petite plates" (smaller version of regular size menu items) and he would arrange the order and pair the wine.
We had a great time. Well chosen wines and wonderful quality dinner.
Thank you Michael

  • Visited August 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Over done...over much...over it!”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

I was so excited to try this restaurant. I am an organic nut and a gourmet cook myself. For me this was just not a good experience. While the ingredients were quality...you are hard pressed to locate any one of them in a dish served here. There is simply too much in each each dish. There are too many ingredients, and too much preparation. I find that the better the ingredients, the less that needs to be done to them. A great piece of fish, for instance needs very little prep...it's the fish that is the star. And they make a point to carry all organic veggies, yet I found it difficult to taste even one. Here, every dish had multiple ingredients - prepped in multiple ways. The atmosphere is lovely and the service is great. But this pricey restaurant was a big disappointment for us.

  • Visited August 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

On the south side 17th Street but easy to miss, Market 17 was a wonderful surprise a friend took me to. We went for dinner and it was delicious.The service was wonderful and the decor is somewhat of a comtempory Asian. They had a great bar inside where we had a drink and then choose to eat outside which was private and yet we could see 17th Street. We had appetizers and both ordered the chefs recommended fish specials of the day. It all made for a great evening and I will definitely return.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Leslie W
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