Cubans get the short end of the stick here. The Sandwich de Pernil ($8) came pressed with Swiss cheese and caramelized onions, but the sandwich was mostly dry. Flan ($3.50) looked enough like the classic Cuban dessert but had a bitter aftertaste that made it inedible.

Though there are some inconsistencies in the menu, the Rodriguezes have accomplished what they set out to do.

"We're focused on being the neighborhood restaurant for the west side of town," Frank says. "Our food, our pricing is based on it being casual and nice. We want people to come in once or twice a week."

The lengthwise cuts of tentacles of octopus "al olivo" ($12) were as tender as any fish.
The lengthwise cuts of tentacles of octopus "al olivo" ($12) were as tender as any fish.

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The Chimney House

701 W. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Category: Restaurant > Brunch

Region: Fort Lauderdale

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The Chimney House

954-900-5352
thechimneyhouse.net

Open Tuesday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tortilla española $4
Mussels $12
Octopus "al olivo" $12
Lomo saltado $12
"Chimney House Meatloaf" $10

All of that served in a cozy setting makes the Chimney House the perfect place for a quiet date, or a family dinner.

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