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“Excellent even in unseasonal weather”
Review of The Plaza Bistro - CLOSED

The Plaza Bistro
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Kingsgate, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Excellent even in unseasonal weather”
Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Just been for dinner tonight based on the reviews here. Being a Friday they had live music which was excellent unsurprising it was rather quiet. They offered a blanket which was gratefully received.
Nice short wine list with a good choice and the waiter was very helpful with the menu. The food was excellent I had surf and turf steak was as requested and very tender. I shall return later this week when warmer :)

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1 Thank Adsandkev
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Adsandkev,

To know that we were your dinner destination on a Friday night means a lot to us. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your review truly is what is important to us. This allows for other people to choose where they'd like to have dinner and allows us to only make ourselves better.

We hope that you were able to return later during your stay! It is with such pleasure to be able to host multiple visits to our establishment and we hope that each time you leave with a memorable experience.

Please keep us in mind every time you are in the Fort Lauderdale area. We hope to see you soon.

Kind regards!
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Millbury, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best food and service around!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

For an outdoor dining experience with a tiny trailer for a kitchen, the Plaza Bistro is the best restaurant around Fort Lauderdale! The service is tremendous!! It was cold and windy the night we were there and before I knew it, we had blankets on and a heater next to us. Philip Lafond, the GM was spectacular in making sure everyone was happy, meals were hot and delicious. Plus we were lucky enough to be there when they had the 2nd place winner of Columbia's Got Talent, which was superb in itself. Just a truly nice time. What a great job they do!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank cgemme
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
cgemme,

What an honor to be called the best restaurant in Fort Lauderdale! THANK YOU! No matter the weather on your dining day, we try and accommodate all of our guests. With the weather being on our side most of the time, we certainly must be prepared for when Mother Nature takes a light turn on us.

Hopefully our blankets and heaters made your night a little warmer and cozier. Philip goes above and beyond to ensure guest satisfaction. We are so lucky to have him be a part of our team.

Your time and kind words are very much appreciated. We are pleased to hear that you had the opportunity to experience entertainment at its best. IVANN is great performer and we can't wait to have one of our very own in America's Got Talent (hoping he gets a call back from his audition).

Please know that you will always have a family at The Plaza Bistro. Can’t wait for your return.

Thank you!
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atlanta,ga
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“fun place”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Great outdoor dining in a parking lot with white table cloths. Fun couch and neon light cubes. Free street parking. Orlando our waiter was terrific and helpful.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank missmetroAtlanta_ga
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
missmetroAtlanta_ga,

We are delighted to hear that you had a great dining experience at our establishment. We try our hardest to make our ambience unique and memorable. Thank you for taking the time to write us this kind review.

We agree with you, Orlando is terrific. He truly enjoys what he does and takes pride in his work.

Warm wishes!
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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

A unique, totally open air restaurant. Food is delicious and nicely prepared and presented. Prices are moderate and the staff does an excellent job.

Visited February 2013
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Thank R6Man
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
R6Man,

Your kind words are greatly appreciated. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your dining options. We are constantly reviewing our business ethics and believe in excellence.

We hope we can be your dinner destination when you come back and visit Fort Lauderdale.

Thank you!
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Naples, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Dinner”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The place itself is very nice, this was the second time I have been here. The first time was good, not great this time a different story. I ordered the Caibbean shrimp and the Mahi Mahi. The taste of the Shrimp was good and the mahi mahi was a bot to salty and the portion to small. The big problem was with the rice. WHen the food was served the rice was just about warm. I returned the dish and it came back with? yes warm not hot rice. Heating up rice is easy if you have a micro wave but it should be kept in a hot bain marie at at least 140 degrees. It's ashame the place is great the waiter was very good but the food could be much better. Will I go back? I don't think so, it's only a five minute walk from my condo but No.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Hb51travel
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Hb51travel,

It is very unfortunate to hear that your experience on your second visit with us was not stellar. We strive for excellence and apologize greatly for your not to par experience.

Unfortunately, we do not use microwave ovens for heating our food; however, our food at all times should be HOT not warm. We have taken every measure to ensure that this does not happen again.

We hope that you re-consider giving us an opportunity to make it up to you and we truly hope you change your mind and visit us again.

Apologetic,
The Plaza Bistro
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