Teal Bistro Americana (Fort Lauderdale)
***** Teal Bistro Americana, 1103 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 (954) 712-8933.
Let me start by saying…shorts/tee shirts ain’t gonna work at this semi-upscale-white tablecloth “American-Style” joint. At this juncture, check Teal’s website www.tealbistro.com for menu/prices/photos.
Teal’s is a great looking joint. Save me the trouble of trying to describe the decor and just look at the photos on the website. To my taste, the menu is kind-of limited, but there are enough appetizers, salads and entrees…so no one is gonna starve…At first blush, the prices look a-bit high, but based on how delicious the food is…and how professional the service is…you get your money’s worth. Don’t worry, you won’t need a second job, to pay the bill.
Teal only does-dinner…7 days a week starting at 5pm.
I recently “sampled” the house-chopped salad, aruguela salad, crab cake appetizer, grilled salmon, grilled lamb chops and bone-in rib-eye steak. Every item was delicious. In particular, that 14oz cowboy rib eye, was as good as I have eaten down here in S. Florida… and I thought that the cheddar smashed potatoes that came with it, hit the spot…the $36 price-tag was a bit up there.
This joint has a full-bar…and like I said, a great looking semi-upscale decor. Vibrant crowd…and a terrific hustle-bustle to it, that just adds something to the whole dining experience…
If you can get past the “no shorts” bit…I did…then you definitely want to give Teal Bistro Americana a shot.