J. Mark’s Fort Lauderdale
With a hand-crafted cocktail paired with a 28-day aged Certified Angus Beef steak, the only time you’ll be disappointed during your J. Mark’s experience is when you don’t save room for dessert.
Whether you sit in the dining room, grab a seat in the lounge, or opt for a patio spot, J. Mark’s in Fort Lauderdale looks and feels comfortable and welcoming. Start off your meal with one of the restaurant’s signature drinks like the J. Mark’s Mojito — Malibu and Bacardi rums, fresh muddled lime, mint, simple syrup and house-made limeade in a sugar-rimmed glass.
Be sure to begin your meal with one of J. Mark’s signature appetizers, including guest favorites like the Jamaican grilled wings — six jumbo chicken wings tossed in a mix of Jamaican spices and grilled, not fried, to a crispy golden perfection. You can also enjoy the calamari — lightly battered and fried, and served with not one but three house-made sauces: Marinara, basil pesto and garlic aioli.
While J. Mark’s has many greats, it’s hard to top the succulent steaks. Certified Angus Beef ensures the highest quality of meat, with everything from aged prime rib to the classic New York strip. But don’t ignore the Hawaiian rib-eye — marinated in a soy pineapple marinade for 48 hours.
Fish lovers can rejoice as well! With a fresh catch featured every day, look out for a miso-glazed Chilean sea bass on the weekends or opt for the lemon-herb swordfish — lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection.
Don’t forget to make time for the happy hour, 2-6 p.m. daily, featuring half-off specialty cocktails like the J. Mark’s Mojito. During weekend brunch, sip on $3 Bloody Marys and Mimosas.
While you’re sure to fill up from appetizers and entrees, be sure to save room for dessert. J. Mark’s serves up the best key lime pie you’ll ever taste, made in-house with their own graham cracker-pecan crust.
For the indulger, try the red velvet cake, made by local Fort Lauderdale bakery Sweeter Days Bake Shop: Four layers of cake in between thick spreads of cream cheese frosting. The 7-layer homemade carrot cake is also a big guest favorite.
For private parties and intimate events, inquire about the large outdoor patio — great for everything from business meetings to birthdays. With J. Mark’s extensive cocktail menu, signature steaks, and delicious desserts, there’s nothing stopping you from your new favorite dining experience.