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Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood...anyone been to the restaurants?

Sarah Jan 31, 2005 10:54 PM

Going to Hard Rock this Friday...anyone been to any of the restaurants? Specifically Tatu or Bluepoint?

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    madtheswine Feb 27, 2008 08:22 AM

    I saw this old post while looking for some info on bluepoint. I saw a line out the door on an idle wednesday and was thinking there might be some good buzz on this place. Has anyone been?

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    1. re: madtheswine
      kmills9408 Feb 27, 2008 09:00 AM

      Tatu is pretty good. The tuna tataki was absolutely delicious last time we went. The atmosphere is great too, with indoor and outdoor seating options. The service was very good, even for outside on a Friday night at prime time.

      I can't vouch for the food elsewhere on property.

      Oh, and I think Tatu is the place that serves a small cotton candy stick with the check.

      1. re: madtheswine
        pilches Feb 27, 2008 10:42 AM

        Went to Bluepoint once and was not impressed. Food was okay and the prices were very high. Definitely not worth it!

        1. re: madtheswine
          Yougottaeat Mar 1, 2008 10:25 AM

          I agree with pilches...so-so food with a nose bleed price. I have eaten at Bluepoint, Tatu, Renegade & Tequila Ranch and I have to say that all of the food is mediocre for the $$ spent. Tatu's food is good, but for the $$ I would rather eat at Little Japan in Davie (Justin, the owner, has the most succulent fish there). All of these places benefit from location, location, location. Tequila Ranch is alot of fun once the little kids clear out after 11 p.m. or so...oh yeah-their shrimp ceviche is worth a try...

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          sharoni345 Feb 27, 2008 10:12 AM

          Tatu is pretty good...cool ambiance...trendy for hardrock...For appetizers we got the wild mushroom pot stickers with orange citrus sauce were amazing..everyone loved them....fircracker spring rolls were for sure firecracking with the spicy hot mustard dipping sauce...sauce was sweet and delicious when it hits your tongue then it gets spicy and gives a little zing when it hits back of your tongue...good tho and very addicting...the charred red tuna was good with a spicy rub on the outside....perfectly seared..rub was maybe a little to spicy for my taste tho...sauce was just ok.....Barbecued Salmon on stir fry green with Chinese mustard sauce was just ok...the deserts were to die for...we got a chocolate a fondue with asian dippers like asian rise krispies and other fun traditional things like fruit and dried apricot and pound cake oh and this really good peanut butter brownie... was very good..and then we also got banana spring rolls which definitely had some cream cheese mixed in with banana and fried..and it came with macadmia brittle and it was sweet and salty combination was great and so good...in the end they always give a complimentary green apple cotton candy that I was to full to appreciate..but people at my table liked it...apple suggary goodness is the way they described it..hope this helps : ) this place gets an A- in my book

          1. karmalaw Feb 27, 2008 10:26 AM

            I will say I LOATHE their music venue. They get some great acts -- but the experience of being there is miserable. The venue itself has no more charm (or layout) than a high school basketball court ("premium" floor seating consists of a folding chairs crammed so close together that invariably you end up with someone's elbow in your side or their thigh across your chair). You WILL be thrown out if you so much as dare to stand up and dance (even right at your own seat). The acoustics are NOT great. And, if your experience is anything like the last time I was there: I spent $200 to see Bob Dylan and ended up behind their "high roller" section which consisted primarily of drunk to the point of falling down bingo lesbians making out.

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              Boca_Raton Apr 23, 2008 10:06 PM

              Ate at Tatu on Monday evening. It was not good. No diet coke (they had technical problems) and only offer green iced tea. Why the heck they didn't send a busboy to the supermarket for Diet Coke is crazy. Dinner for four was $240 (a mixed drink each three appetizers, three entrees, an extra fried rice and two coffees). Most I've ever spent for Chinese food. And not that tasty. The mushroom appetizers were very bland. The orange beef boring. Duck so-so.

              The waiter belonged in NY - what a sour expression.

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                Mat Josher Apr 24, 2008 02:29 PM

                I went to a birthday party at Bluepoint. Just another expensive, mediocre tourist trap. The waiter insisted the glass of red wine I received was riesling.

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