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“It's Voodka, NOT Vodka!”
Review of Voodka - CLOSED

Voodka
Cuisines: American, French, Russian
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Voodka is a Trancontinental Brasserie which concept has been created to make our patrons feel good and enjoy their time with us. Our menus are changing every four months to adapt to the seasons and keep on serving only fresh, non-frozen ingredients based dishes. The entire Decor at VOODKA reflects a true home feeling. The luxury armchair, modern Chesterfield sofas, classic furniture, vaulted ceilings and library were all put together as an invitation to seat back, relax and enjoy. No hurry here, if you wish to take your time after lunch or dinner, just grab a book and enjoy your last drink. Our menus are a mixture of three main influences, French, Russian and American. On week-ends, starting from 9:30 pm, our dj will rock the place for you to have an even better time after dessert.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“It's Voodka, NOT Vodka!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Voodka on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale is a new hot spot worth catching while doing the trendy boulevard stroll. Billed as "A Transcontinental Brasserie" it definitely has a different air than most area restaurants and bars--it is loaded with various type of furniture that are conducive to different types of dining--tables, high tops, the bar--and couches. Yes, guests are encouraged to relax and dine and drink afterwards--no one is pushing you to turn the tables! And with the array of food and desserts, it is easy to sit and eat and drink way into the night!

While Voodka might appear to be a Russian dining establishment, it is very multicultural in art, patrons and menu. While some balked at "American" hamburgers being on the menu, that is what people want and I heard they were wonderful. I opted for Carpaccio, mussels and pasta with shaved truffles. Save the burgers for another time, though I did try the fries. Nicely crispy and hand-cut, served in waxed faux newspaper in a deep wire basket, they were good, but couldn't hold a candle to the freshly cut raw beef and ample frisee and arugula salad, served with a light vinaigrette dressing. And Oh! The bread--delicious and crusty--as was the bread served with the mussels swimming in fragrant garlic and white wine and butter sauce!

But don't stop there--if you like fragrant, try the pasta with shaved truffles! Freshly dried truffles are reportedly flown in from France weekly for this and other dishes, but the combination with butter and whatever other spice of flavors they use--or maybe none--maybe just the truffles and butter was all that was needed, but I just about wanted to lick the plate! Instead, I took some in a "doggy" bag and opted to try dessert,

The carrot cake had a cream cheese icing that was not sugary, but just creamy and rich enough to complement the not-to-sweet cake. It went well with the Maple Crown Royal that the bartender suggested I try--as an alternative to my usual Crown on the rocks. The wine list was also quite nice and I found a reasonably priced sauvignon blanc to go with my meal.

Can't wait to go back and try a number of other things on the menu--including the burger with Fois Gras

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank dmartiniup
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  • English first
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English first
Jupiter, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Surprisingly wonderful!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Was there Jan 19 -- had the amazing Truffle pasta, the mussels, the fries and tasted several desserts. The Truffle pasta was like heaven on a fork! It's so hard to find that dish anywhere in Fort Lauderdale and it was delicious. The mussels were prepared well and good-and-garlicky... and I had the opportunity to try several desserts... I was told that they have their own on-site pastry chef -- loved them ALL... unfortunately I was too full to have a full-sized dessert but mmmm mmmm mmmmm!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank ElizabethR123
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“BTW the name is VOODKA, not Vodka...Finally something excellently different.”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Finally a new place worthy the name NEW.
Unlike other restaurants with different decors and always the same menu, here you will find interesting dishes as well as local favorites.
The restaurant just opened a month or so ago and I went there at least 7 or 8 times. Although it is not perfect it is improving each time.
The food is now more consistent on a very good side and the drinks are perfect. Service improved a lot and is now much more professional.
As we know it takes a few months for a new restaurant to "settle". I think we should give them credit. Risk takers deserve credit and i hope this restaurant is here to stay.
Congratulations on a very inviting new different place...(finally !!!)

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Alnimmob
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Heard of that place from friends of mine. The bar is beautiful...femine clients too :)
Service was real good and the surf & turf cooked to perfection. Kelvin, one of the manager was going from table to table greeting his patrons, just a pleasant attitude. He told me they will start a Vodka Bar concept this coming week end that will consist in Vodka testing from a selection of over 100 different Vodkas and 20 different countries. I'll be there to try it especially as they will also offer Caviar testing.

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2 Thank Lasiz
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a great place!!!!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I had dinner at Voodka tonight for the first time. Despite the negative comments I read on a stupid website called insidefortlauderdale.com I still wanted to give it a trial. It was just astonishing! Full of beautiful people, great service and excellent food. Not to be missed. Dan the manager is brilliant and Bogdan and Jessica are just woderful servers adding to the overall experience. My advise, try it!

  • Visited January 2013
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3 Thank Michel B
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