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Jan 21, 2008 02:09 PM

Riley Mcdermotts

Anybody been to this new restaurant on Las Olas in Ft. Lauderdale. The menu looks great but would like input from someone who's tried it. Thanks.

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  1. Are they open? If so I'll give it a try on Friday and post a review. Hopefully its better then Zucca, whom was previously there (and horrible).

    1. It is still not open, but the soft opening will be this Tuesday, open to the public on Thursday Jan 24, 2008.

        1. re: The Chowfather AKA sobe

          No Emeril doesn't own Riley McDermott's.

          Emeril Lagasse's nephew Jason Cotter is the general manager at Riley McDermott's

          The Chef de Cuisine at Riley McDermott's, Armando Galeas, previously was an executive Sous Chef at Emeril's orlando.

        2. They are up on now for reservations, still no lunch though

          1. Went by there yesterday. They are not opening to the public until tomorrow (Friday) night. The restaurant is beautiful. Nothing like it in Ft. Lauderdale. I can't wait to experience it. If the food is 1/2 as spectacular as the restaurant they are going to be a HIT!

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            1. re: mavis

              We were there a few nights ago and had a great time! We had some of the specialty drinks at the bar and they served these fantastic truffle potato chips. They are not cheap drinks but they were unique and very good and not cloyingly sweet. I hate sweet drinks!

              Then we sat outside and ordered the crab cake, spinach salad, the burratta mozzarella appetizer, and the wet-aged filet mignon - bone in.

              It was all delicious. I don't believe that the burratta mozz app was really burratta, though. I think it was regular fresh mozz, but it tasted good nonetheless.

              We ordered dessert (Fire & Ice Duo) to go because we were full and tired from all the partying. They kept our keys for us and we hailed a cab home. The ice cream on the dessert had melted, but that's what happens when you drink too much and order desserts (with ice cream) to go LOL. It was still wonderful the next day though!

              No biggie, we had a wonderful celebration and will definitely go back.