Burlock Coast inside The Ritz Carlton,1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
I was totally blown away when I walked into Burlock Coast — talk about a major change! I read somewhere it was going to be a multi-million dollar renovation, but I had no idea. WOW.
The restaurant, which is just off the hotel’s main lobby, is extremely spacious but at the same time, generously intimate. If I lived closer, I’d definitely frequent the place, take my friends and show it off to someone I’m trying to impress. It’s sophisticated, classy and unpretentious. The place is gorgeous with dark textured wood, rustic decor and an open-air market (where you can have breakfast –even lunch — and then head to the beach.)
I started my evening at the outside bar with a direct view of the ocean. It was a chilly night, so I ordered a Dirty Martini to warm me. It wasn’t on the blog menu (which is what we agree on featuring before we get there), but I was running a little early and couldn’t wait to enjoy the atmosphere. BTW, it was by far one of the best Dirty Martini’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of wrapping my lips around.
From the outside bar, I moved to a table (still, with an amazing view) and tried three of their signature drinks: Aviation, Bill’s Spirit and Donna the Privateer (the place is known for its Rum). Each was sweet, yet spicy. I liked the Donna best because of its cinnamon undertones, hundred-proof spiced Rum, grapefruit and bitters.
For starters, I nibbled on the generously plated Charcuterie Board and quickly lapped up a half-dozen Oysters on the half shell. They were extremely fresh and came with a yummy Citrus Champagne Mignonette. The Tuna Niçoise salad was excellent, too. Fresh, clean and served with quail eggs.
Dinner started with a bowl of Lobster Pasta. It’s made with truffle oil, which I’m allergic to, so my producer (Jessie Rosario) tried it instead. She said it was: “Creamy, delicious with a generous portion of lobster.” I dined on the Fish & Chips, which were crunchy, flaky (in a good way) and served with a spritzer of vinegar. That bottle brought out the kid in me. 😁
Last but not least, the entire table enjoyed the “Key Lime Pie For Many.” It was so yummy, but the presentation was even more spectacular. As I’m writing this I’m already plotting my next visit to the restaurant-cafe-market-bar. It’s definitely one of my new favorite things.
Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits is inside the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, right smack dab in front of the ocean. The view is nothing short of spectacular. No matter where you decide to dine (inside or out,) the floor-to-ceiling windows, which are usually open, let in a beautiful, sultry breeze.
There’s also complimentary valet parking available for up to two hours with validation from the restaurant and if you decide to stay a little longer, it’s just $5 dollars to extend your valet.
Sunday-Wednesday Dinner 5pm-10pm (they also serve breakfast and lunch).
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Jewelry provided by www.kokopalenki.com
Photographer: James Woodley
Producer: Jessie Rosario
Stylist: Jackie Kay
Editor: Mathew Auerbach
Special thanks to Brustman Carrino Public Relations