Restaurant review

Grille 66’s service not the same, but restaurant still a stunner

Fort Lauderdale: The wood finishes and warm lighting at Grille 66 are reminiscent of a luxury yacht.
Fort Lauderdale: The wood finishes and warm lighting at Grille 66 are reminiscent of a luxury yacht.

If you go

Place: Grille 66, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale

Contact: 954-728-3500,

Rating: Very Good

Cost: Expensive-very expensive

Hours: Dinner nightly (closed Sundays until October)

FYI: Reservations required in season. Full bar. Quiet atmosphere. All major credit cards accepted.


So many restaurants. So little time. I rarely have the opportunity to get back to restaurants I’ve previously reviewed. But in the next few months, I’m making a point of returning to every restaurant I’ve awarded four stars.

There aren’t many. But Grille 66 and Bar at the landmark Hyatt Regency Pier 66 sprang immediately to mind when I set upon my four-star challenge. Two years after my previous visit, it’s still a stunner. Set at the base of the 17th Street Causeway Bridge, it offers views of the bridge, the Fort Lauderdale skyline and the passing parade of boats along the Intracoastal.

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