Kaluz

3300 E. Commercial Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
954-772-2209
Critics' Pick

Details

  • $$$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Kaluz on Commercial Boulevard is Argentine businessman Carlos Demirjian's first attempt to set up a restaurant in the U.S. after operating his successful minichain of Kansas City Grills in Buenos Aires. The 200-seat waterfront eatery opened quietly in early 2013 and was immediately popular with Fort Lauderdale's mature and professional crowd. The menu, similar to that of American chain restaurants like Season's 52, offers fried appetizers, salads, burgers and flatbreads, plus more substantial entrees like seared diver scallops. The restaurant runs with stunning efficiency -- fast service by teams of servers; precise execution of dishes by cooks in matching orange coats -- thanks in large part to Demirjian's partner David Baldwin, who spent is early career working for Houston's/Hillstone, a company known for its rigorous training program. Kaluz is not the place to find soulful, personal food, but it is good for a solid meal and a stunning view of the Intracoastal Waterway at dusk. The partners said they intend to expand their brand with more waterfront eateries.

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