On a recent business trip to Florida my friend and business colleague Carolyn selected Steak 954 for dinner. I was a bit hesitant of the venue because I don’t eat red meat and I am not a big fan of restaurants in a large hotel.

I was pleasantly surprised because Steak 954 has a large selection of fresh seafood and the food was fantastic! Overlooking the beach in Ft. Lauderdale Steak 954 has a great relaxed ambience with attentive service and fresh well-prepared food. It turned out to be exactly opposite of what I had thought it was going to be.

After an early morning flight into Florida and a full day of meetings it was just perfect to relax with a gentle breeze from the beach streaming over my face, having a libation and just decompressing a bit!

I ordered the miso broiled sea bass and Caroline had the branzino. Both were prepared perfectly moist and tasty. We shared the chopped salad which was filled with fresh vegetables and lettuce. For dessert we ordered the chocolate souffle which was one of the best I have had, rich and decadent but not overly dense.

The service was spot on with our server being very attentive and guiding us through the menu to select items that we would enjoy. It just shows me to not judge a restaurant before actually trying it!