10 Restaurants with Private Dining in Fort Lauderdale

South Florida is home to many fine restaurants that have the option of Private Dining rooms! Whether you are celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary, a birthday, or having a formal business meeting dinner, these Fort Lauderdale restaurants will give you beautiful views, excellent service, and decadent foods. 

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Many of these restaurants have the option of outdoor dining with oceanfront views, and many have upscale decor that gives you the perfect setting to enjoy amazing meals. Because a lot of the restaurants listed in this article are on the coast, there are a lot of fresh seafood fare options to choose from. Fort Lauderdale is known for its high-quality restaurants and dishes, so when you come for a private dining experience these restaurants will give you a top-quality experience you will not soon forget. 

Shooters Waterfront

3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: (954) 566-2855
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Shooters Waterfront is an all-American restaurant that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. It also has a special private dining area and is considered to be one of Fort Lauderdale’s premier restaurants. Since 1982, people have been enjoying Shooters’ excellent food and service along with their live music. At Shooters, you can enjoy decadent meals like Godzilla sushi rolls, Cubano Sandwiches, Flash Fried Mahi Taco’s, and Grilled Cobia! For dessert, if you have any more room, we highly recommend you try the Chocolate Fudge Cake! 

Morton’s The Steakhouse

500 E Broward Blvd Suite 127, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Phone: (954) 467-9720
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Morton’s The Steakhouse is an upscale chain for aged prime beef, seafood, and other such traditional steakhouse items. Morton’s has private and semi-private dining spaces for those that come here for special events! Originally opened in Chicago in 1978, Morton’s has become a renowned restaurant that everyone should try in Fort Lauderdale. At Morton’s The Steakhouse, you should have the Prime Cajun Ribeye, Cold-Water Lobster Tail, and the Filet Mignon Mixed Tail. You should wash it down with Morton’s Long Island Iced Tea. 


2000 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Phone: (954) 556-7667
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Ocean 2000 is a seafood restaurant that is located in Pelican Grand Beach Resort at Fort Lauderdale Beach. At Ocean 2000 you will be enjoying American dishes with Latin influence. Those that are staying in the beach resort can indulge in in-room dining! We suggest you have the Seafood Tower Royal, Ceder Plank Salmon, Wagyu Filet of Beef, and the Bone-In Strip Steak when you are at Ocean 2000. These types of decadent meals call for drinks like Espresso Martini, Summer Harvest, and Passion Fruit Margarita!

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1555 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 525-7400
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Boatyard is a laid-back seafood restaurant in South Florida where you can indulge in marina yacht watching and private dining. Whether you come to Boatyard to experience happy hour with friends on the deck, or you are holding an important business meeting, Boatyard is the perfect place to have an unforgettable meal. At Boatyard, you will want to try out their shareable dishes like the Tuna Tacos and the Charred Octopus. We recommend you have their house favorite, the Jumbo Shrimp Scampi! You will enjoy your meal here with one of their cocktails, like the  Sun Kissed and Mango Strut. 

The Capital Grille

2430 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: (954) 446-2000
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The Capital Grille is an upscale steakhouse chain with private dining rooms for those hosting special events. Here in Fort Lauderdale, you can enjoy your steakhouse fare in an upscale restaurant located in the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. At The Capital Grille, you can indulge in chef-suggested dishes like the Sliced Filet Mignon and excellent seafood entrees like the Pan Seared Sea Bass! Their dessert menu features decadent sweets like The Captial Grill Cheesecake and Coconut Cream Pie!

Bistro Mezzaluna

1821 SE 10th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 522-9191
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Bistro Mezzaluna is a high-quality Italian restaurant that has modern decor and a lounge here in South Florida! Bistro is also known well for its award-winning wine list! At Bistro Mezzaluna, you can look forward to delicious meals like Rigatoni Bolognese, Bistro Seafood Pasta, Sesame Crusted Tuna, Grilled Salmon, and Grilled Lamb Chops. For dessert, you can treat yourself to a Chocolate Souflee, Tiramisu, or Mengo Sorbet!

Steak 954

401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: (954) 414-8333
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Steak 954 is a contemporary steakhouse restaurant in W Fort Lauderdale Hotel. At Steak 954, you will be surrounded by beautiful, exotic decor with oceanfront views and private rooms for special occasions! When you are at Steak 954, you can have delicious entrees like Roasted Chicken, Prime Dry Aged NY Strip, and Ora King Salmon. Pair that up with some wine like Pinot Noir, Roger Goulart, and Syrah Blend, and you will experience flavors you won’t soon forget! For Dessert, I personally recommend the Rustic Apple Tart. 

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Burlock Coast

1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: (954) 302-6460
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Located in the Ritz-Carlton at Fort Lauderdale Beach, Burlock Coast is a rustic yet chic seafood restaurant. The restaurant itself draws inspiration from the prohibition era and many of the cocktails are made with rum! When you are dining at the Burlock Coast, whether in the open dining room or the private room, you should try house favorites like the Tempura Fish Sandwich, Beef Tenderloin, and, from the brunch menu, a Spicy Farmers Delight Omelet! Kids also have great choices here like the Grilled Hamburger and the Naan Bread Pizza. 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

2525 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Phone: (954) 565-2338
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Ruth’s Chris Steak House was founded in 1965 by Ruth Fertel. As a single mom, she redefined restaurant hospitality and created a steak recipe that has won the world over. With her 500 degrees heated steak, and a heap of butter, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is now in 21 countries. At Ruth’s we recommend you trying the Filet, Ribeye, New York Strip, and if you are looking for seafood, Lobster tail! For Dessert, you need to have Ruth’s Breaded Pudding! 

3030 Ocean Restaurant & Bar

3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 765-3030
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3030 Ocean Restaurant and Bar is an upscale seafood restaurant at the Harbor Beach Marriot. Enjoy Oceanfront views here with choices of indoor and outdoor dining that all give you that upscale, chic experience. Also, you can literally dine on the beach at 3030 Ocean. When you dine at 3030 Ocean Restaurant and Bar, you should have items like the Double Stack Burger and the Root Vegetable Risotto. From the bar, we recommend you trying the Shrimp Cocktail! Top it all off while you watch the beautiful ocean with a Key Lime Pie. 

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Written by Sariah Amin

Sariah is a content writer and graduate student at the University of South Florida. When she is not writing, Sariah enjoys going to the beach, going on walks and finding fun places to eat!