Atlantic Surf Club Hopes to Draw Locals to Beach Place

Clockwise from top: Tartufo pizza with roasted porcini mushrooms, pecorino, and garlic salsa blanca; lobster mac & cheese with Maine lobster, orzo, and bread crumbs; and tuna tartare, with spicy avocado, a sweet soy glaze, and cucumber ginger.
The clean and modern décor of the Atlantic Surf Club is a stark contrast to the dark sports-bar-type aesthetics of the majority of Beach Place.

With varying shades of soft blues, pops of orange, warm woods, stainless-steel accents, and sea-glass-inspired light fixtures, the ambiance incorporates contemporary dining concepts for an atmosphere that is trendy without the pretense; beachy and inviting.

But it's the view that brings it all together; the space is encased by vistas of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Transformed from Sonic Beach last June (a small takeout window for Sonic is still sectioned off to the side), the restaurant offers Beach Place visitors an upscale casual vibe with a prime view of sand and sea.

On a recent Friday evening, the restaurant was buzzing with Midwestern tourists in baseball caps and khakis, a few stylish professionals enjoying an after-work drink, and a table of 20-somethings barely covered in bikinis and board shorts having a bite to eat after a day at the beach.

"We're kind of something different in Beach Place," says general manager Christopher Torrillo. "We offer good food, a good dining experience, and a clean restaurant."

The menu features an array of fare at differing price points, with options ranging from burgers and hot dogs to thin-crust pizza and paninis to high-end seafood like grilled Branzino.

Location Info

Atlantic Surf Club

7 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Rj Petrucci
Rj Petrucci

It is very nice --- the décor, the food, and the staff - and the best views of the Atlantic. They did a great job with the space. The owners just like the owners of Lulu's and Big Kahuna can not be blamed for the state of Beach Place - just go look at the shared bathroom to see how much the out of state group "Thor" (the owning group) cares about maintaining the place. Marriott and the City should sue them. That said ASC is a great addition to Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Jay Starr
Jay Starr

Seriously ?! Any serious restaurant owner wouldn't have a fast food restaurant attached - the owner of that restaurant started out as the owner of sonic and that's why they share entrance. -

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