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“Great Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Plaza Bistro

The Plaza Bistro
Ranked #177 of 1,320 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

My wife and I found this place through Tripadvisor on our recent visit to Fort Lauderdale. Our concierge had never heard of it. Atmosphere was great. All the tables are outside with cover. The night was chilly so the staff lighted heaters and offered comforters. I had the Mahi, with rice and a tomato asparagus salad and my wife had salmon with herbed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Both were fresh and well-prepared, but I would chose my wife's dish next time. It had more intense flavor. At seven a pianist began playing who was very talented. We enjoyed just sitting awhile with our coffee and listening. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great food, good coffee and reasonable prices. Even though we had to wait 40 minutes for a cab because they didn't know where it was either, nothing could spoil the night.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great Food and Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Plaza Bistro presents an intimate atmosphere at night surrounded by twinkling lights. The staff are warm and inviting. Truly treat you like a guest and do their best to take care of you. The service rivals what you receive when you walk into any top rated restaurant. The food is well seasoned and fresh. They have some of the best lasagna I have ever tasted. The steaks were cooked to temp perfectly. They have a really nice jumbo shrimp appetizer and those shrimp are humongous. Overall, it is a great restaurant where you would never guess served out of a food truck. My fiancée and I loved the food so much, we are having the Plaza Bistro cater our wedding rehearsal dinner since we know the food and service will amaze our wedding party.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tori H
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“Wonderful Evening! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Leslie T
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Minnesota
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“Terrific evening-- perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

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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Seattle, WA
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“Incredibly relaxed environment and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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