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“Unusual find in North Fort Lauderdale”
Review of The Plaza Bistro - CLOSED

The Plaza Bistro
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Unusual find in North Fort Lauderdale”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

My daughter and I are staying at the Hilton in the North Beach area of Fort Lauderdale. We don't have a car so it has been fun to find good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Checking Trip Advisor I noticed excellent reviews for Plaza Bistro, which is about 4 blocks (if that) from the Hilton.

The owner and the other service people are attentive and friendly, we especially enjoyed talking with the owner who gave us some information about the surrounding area (my curiousity about the closed hotels that surround the outdoor restaurant (the restaurant does not have an indoor seating area--the tables with large umbrellas are on an old tennis court.

Food was excellent. We ordered Pesto Flatbread and Thai Chicken and Cabbage Salad (which was to die for), highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ElizRes
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
ElizRes,

Excitement fills our hearts to know that guests find us through tripadvisor. To know that you and your daughter had a great time and dined with us means a lot to us. Thank you for making us your dinner destination.

Please know that you are invited to ask as many questions as you want every time you visit with us. Our staff is excited about all the interesting things that are happening in our area and will gladly share any information with you and all others. Our village is constantly evolving and our priority is guests just like yourself. We want everyone to feel the love and happiness that we try so very hard create.

Your review is class act and we can't wait to see you soon!
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New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
“Great evening steps from the beach”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

North Beach Village just gets better and better. Smartest friendliest service in South Florida. Easy, affordable and delicious menu.... and sunset...can we talk about how pleasant it is to sit outside, steps from the beach and quietly dine under the sunset. Kudos to Philip and the whole North Beach Village team. We're moving here.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank kirk h
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
kirk h,

WOW! Your kind words in this review are so much appreciated. Thank you! To know that you believe that we provide the "smartest and friendliest service in South Florida" is truly remarkable. Our staff is trained to make sure that we provide a fun and loving atmosphere to all. Welcome to our family!

Philip is like the foundation to an old building still operating and going strong. We can hardly wait to have you dine at our restaurant again. Now, that you'll soon be living in our city we invite to keep your eyes and ears open for all the changes occurring in our area.

See you soon!
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very impressed”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

My wife and I ate dinner here last week. I had the fettuccine alfredo w/ chicken and she had the penne with pesto. The alfredo sauce was light and creamy. The pesto sauce was bright and flavorful. Our pastas were cooked beautifully. The pasta dish prices are very reasonable (ours were less than $15 a plate, if I recall correctly) and they also had half-priced appetizers, pizzas, and bottles of wine during "happy hour".

The location is kind of strange. It's all outdoor seating beneath large umbrellas on a paved lot a block or two west of A1A. The food was good, though, reasonably priced, and the service was fine so I guess as long as the weather is decent you'll have a good time.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank William A
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
William A,

We hope that you and your wife come back and visit us soon. Your descriptive review is greatly appreciated. We take pride in our restaurant and we hope that it shows through our food and service.

Our culinary team works every day to improve the quality of our food and we as whole are constantly evolving. Every single staff member tries to make sure that each one of our guests are completely satisfied.

Our restaurant since on what was once knows as a tennis court. We have redesigned the look and we hope to soon have a dining area that will be covered so that our guests can enjoy their evening even if it's raining.

We hope to see you every time you are in our area.

THANK YOU!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“New menu... you must try it!”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Once again... the Plaza Bistro never disappoints... they have now this new menu that you have to try, the fried green tomatoes, short rib, and the chicken... are all a "Must try" when you visit the Plaza Bistro!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank CaticaA
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
CaticaA,

It's so good to know that we never disappoint. Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed many of our new menu items. We hope you can come back and try many others!

Please visit us soon and keep in touch. We have many new exciting plans for our area.

Thank you!
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Coral Springs, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Night to Remember...”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

I was at Plaza Bistro tonight with my brothers and sister..we has a blast!! The place is outdoors, at a great location in Fort Lauderdale beach. The food was excellent, we all had different items on the menu and everything was delicious. The service could not have been better, very attentive and the food didn't take long at all...and the musician was one of the best I have heard in a long time. We'll be back soon and I will recommend the place to my friends

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Mayda z
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PlazaBistroAdmin, General Manager at The Plaza Bistro, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Mayda z,

Your recommendation and review is greatly appreciated. We definitely could not be such a success without guests like you and your loved ones. We, like you, had a blast having your over for dinner.

All of our guests become family to us and we love to hear about everyone's experience. Guest reviews help us to be bigger and better at everything we do. We promise to make your experience memorable each time you visit us.

Hope to see you soon!
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