Pubbelly empire mastermind Jose Mendin has officially crossed the Miami/Fort Lauderdale county line with his latest restaurant, Rivertail.

Marking his first seafood-focused restaurant, Rivertail offers up an array of inventive dishes. Starters include options like yellowtail ceviche tacos, broiled oysters topped with kimchi and Cheez-its, plantain mofongo, lobster rolls, chowder, and scallop escargot. For larger dishes, guests can expect crab boils, Brazilian stew, curry striped bass, along with plenty of fish and steak options prepared to the guest’s liking.

Rivertail’s beverage program by Diego Filet features a mix of classic and updated cocktails. Newcomers include the Sea Smoke made with dark rum, cinnamon, and pineapple; and the Green Machine made with gin, basil, and cucumber. Updated classics like the vegan Pisco sour made with foam bitters in lieu of the traditional egg whites, and the Monkey Penicillin created with Scotch, lemon, and honey ginger agave.

Located on Fort Lauderdale’s riverfront, the space was designed by Big Time Design Studio, and features several vignettes including indoor and outdoor bars, lounge areas, communal seating surrounded by living walls, and a raw bar.

Reviews from Yelp: 

Date: 28/12/2019

Amanda R.
Miami, United States-
” The Wagyu Beef Tartar was out of this world! Was able to try a lot of different dishes due to the tapas style plates. Recommend the mango margarita and the cherry pie/cobbler desert. Can’t wait to go back.”

Reviews from Google

Date: 02/01/2020
Phillip Svehla- “Excellent food. It’s tapas style, so expect to order numerous dishes…which can add up $, but it’s a new and nice place on the water and the quality is high.”

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