Sunfish Grill

Last Activity: Sep 30th, 2014

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Location

2775 E Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
(954) 561-2004
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Critic's Rating

Rating3.1
Food
Service
Ambiance
Value
Last Review: 12/13/11

Information

HoursTue-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm, Closed Sun and Mon
Dress CodeCasual ParkingPrivate Lot
CCYes AlcoholFull Bar
Entree Prices$14 - $32 OutdoorNo
ReservationsYes DeliveryNo
Happy Hour$5 Small Plate Specials, $4 Beer and $5 Wine Specials

Critic's Review

Sunfish gained wide acclaim when Tony Sindaco and his then fiance Erika Batista opened it in a small storefront on Atlantic avenue in 1998. In 2006 they moved to a larger location (where Michele's is located now), but the couple was divorced in 2008 and Sindaco left the business. Sunfish moved a few doors down to their present location in 2009.

It's a nice space, with a small bar area and a cozy dining room.

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Sunfish has been serving variations (if not carbon copies) of Sindaco's recipes since he left, at somewhat higher prices. They lost their Sindaco-trained chef in July 2011 when he left to work at Sindaco's new restaurant, Sea

The menu is eerily similar to Sindaco's; Sunfish has recently added sushi rolls to their menu.

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The spicy tuna were pretty good, but notably short on tuna. I'm not a big sushi guy and I didn't pay for them so I'm not sure if they were representative of the dinner offering.

For happy hour, they have a pretty lame wine offering of a decent Chardonnay, a Slovenian Pinot Grigio or a "red blend" (that sells for $6/bottle retail) for $5/glass. You also have a choice of Heineken, Amstel or Corona for $4. It's not a very robust choice.

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They also have $5 "bar bites", which to me are sort of a trick. Instead of giving you a discount on their regular offerings, they create a smaller plate and charge you less. Are 3 Conch Fritters worth $5? Bar bites are a concept that were created to fool people who can't figure out that half the amount of food for half the price isn't really a deal. You can also get 1 salmon slider for $5.

Sunfish is in that part of town where half of the parking spots are free and the other half are metered, so bring quarters.

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They've raised their prices again, further sticking it to their regulars while guaranteeing that they'll never get many new customers. If you pay $11 for soup made by the unknown chef, you're just an idiot.