I am a sucker for restaurants with a view. Food just tastes better when you’re looking at waves crashing onto the beach, OK? But restaurants with a great view and food? Are just on a different level. (Do I need to explain again why Steak 954 is my favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale?)
I recently stopped by the Pelican Grand Beach Resort for dinner at its new restaurant, Ocean2000. The high-end restaurant located in the boutique hotel (maybe one of the prettiest Fort Lauderdale hotels I’ve stepped into) offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and the option to sit inside or outside. Outside seems like a no-brainer because you’re seated literally steps away from the ocean. With modern, white chandeliers, big comfy leather booths, romantic lighting, and a glimpse of the ocean from large windows, inside seating is enticing too .
I love trying new things and don’t often like eating at the same restaurant twice, but I can honestly say I will be back for another meal at Ocean2000. This is a great restaurant for a date or to take out-of-towners (I can totally see it eliciting that awed “this-is-where-you-live?” reaction.). Plus, their brunch menu sounds amazing – I think that’s next on my list.
Check out my original article on Ocean2000 in Gold Coast magazine’s May issue.