Boathouse At The Riverside Offers Waterfront Dining And Mediterranean Recipes

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Boathouse At The Riverside Offers Waterfront Dining And Mediterranean Recipes

Boathouse At The Riverside Offers Waterfront Dining And Mediterranean Recipes

For a city built around waterways, dock-and-dine is a somewhat untapped market in Fort Lauderdale. But Boathouse—the Riverside Hotel restaurant that opened in spring—is changing that. The indoor/outdoor riverfront dining destination just a block south of Las Olas is the perfect place to cruise to for lunch or dinner. Chef de cuisine Alia Asher crafts culinary creations, and her sister, Annabel Asher-Solly, is the pastry chef. They present Mediterranean foods like the chickpea hummus, topped with sun-dried tomato pesto and house-made flatbread; and the herb crusted lamb chop, which is complemented with charred endive, heirloom tomato and mint. Our call? Order the pear pizza, which strikes a balance between sweet and savory with blue cheese, mizuna, pine nuts, caramelized onions and balsamic. Dishes pair well with specialty cocktails inspired by nautical knots, like the Figure Eight (rum-based with ginger syrup, lime and ginger beer). During happy hour, those who can sneak out of the office before 7 p.m. can snack on fried mozzarella and BLT sliders while sipping a wine, beer or mixed drink—almost all items less than $5. And, the restaurant recently launched its Sunday brunch, including unlimited mimosas and bloody marys to enjoy while watching boats go by.