3030 Ocean Restaurant

3030 Holiday Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-765-3030
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  • Daily 6pm-10pm
  • $$$, $$$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Business Dining, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Parking Validation, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
There's a pork chop on the menu at the new 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale that will have you dreaming of dinner for days. It's everything a pork chop should be, fat and juicy and rubbed down in a blend of hickory-smoked spices that manages to elevate the flavor of the heritage-bred meat without masking its robust, intense character. The best part is the thick ribbon of fat along the edge that, thanks to a delicate cooking technique, is left fully intact — neither charred from a hot grill nor melted away from a broiling oven. It's just one dish, but it is one of many executed with an eye for detail and flavor combinations for which 3030 Ocean's executive chef, Adrienne Grenier, is now well-known. Over the years this hotel restaurant, which opened inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in 1999 under the watchful eye of Dean James Max, has stood the South Florida restaurant test of time. After working with Gordon Ramsay in Los Angeles and later Paula DaSilva at 1500° at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach — plus a stint on the Food Network's Chopped — Grenier has brought a fresh perspective to the well-known and beloved concept with a seafood-heavy menu. It begins with several crudo options like the wahoo sashimi, given an unexpected crunch of crispy fried shallots and an umami rush from a touch of dashi. It's followed by starters like a traditional tuna poke with a soy-sambal chili sauce that lends a garlicky, gingery-sweet heat to the delicate tuna, and ends with larger plates and entrées highlight the best of both land and sea.

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