From happy hour on a lively deck to oceanfront interactive dinners, Fort Lauderdale nightlife just keeps getting better. 7s Belkys Nerey shows us where you can indulge in some beauty and a feast in tonight’s Style File.
WSVN — It’s a gorgeous evening in Fort Lauderdale and we know where you should be, chillin’ on the new patio deck at Grille 401on Las Olas Boulevard.
Andy Fox, Director of Operations-Grille 40: “We have the closest seat to Las Olas and because you’re raised up you’re almost sitting on stage right on Las Olas.”
Sarah Portuondo: “I turned the corner to come here and I said, ‘Oh my gosh, there are so many people here, this is nuts.'”
The new wrap around patio has an outdoor and indoor bar great for people watching and sipping cocktails.
Andrew Fox, Director of Operations-Grille 401: “We run a great Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Buy one, get one on all drinks, half price on all of our appetizers.”
Add in some live music on the patio until 8 on Friday evenings and happy hour is extra happy.
Sarah Portuondo-Enjoying happy hour: “I love the live music, there’s a good breeze. There’s enough space so not everyone is on top of each other.”
Jason Finder-Regular customer: “Great place to network, meet different people.”
Stick around for dinner. Grille 401 serves up some delicious dishes.
Andrew Fox, Director of Operations-Grille 401: “The cedar planked salmon, NOLAS BBQ shrimp. We also do the short rib sushi roll. Actually our best selling sushi item.”
What’s in a name? Apparently a lot when it comes to the new Beauty & The Feast Restaurant, which has a front row seat on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Steven Dapuzzo, Beauty & The Feast: “We have the beauty of the atmosphere, and most importantly, the beauty of the ocean.”
And you’ll feast like it’s Thanksgiving every day.
Steven Dapuzzo, Beauty & The Feast: “A great array of small plates globally inspired. Served up on small plates, large plates and what we call Feast Plates. Feast plates are oversized portions, that are great for sharing.”
If you really want to go big, call ahead to pig out on their pig roast.
Steven Dapuzzo, Beauty & The Feast: “We locally source a pig which is roasted seven or eight hours prior to you coming in, and we serve the pig whole. We carve it tableside for everyone to enjoy.”
Keep the interactive tableside experience rolling with the sangria cart.
Steven Dapuzzo, Beauty & The Feast: “We freshly muddle some fruits and create a sangria right on the side of the table.”
And on some nights they’ll whisk you up to the 5th floor of the Atlantic Hotel, where you can feast under the stars.
Steven Dapuzzo, Beauty & The Feast: “Dinner Under The Stars will be Friday and Saturday evening, again reservations only, and each will have a theme. Our first one is in June. It’s in conjunction with Funky Buddha Brewery doing a great pairing with their brews and our food.”
Belkys Nerey: “Beauty and the Feast also offers a pig roast every Thursday night for the entire restaurant.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Beauty & the Feast
601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
401 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301