When discussing the inspiration behind his love of cooking and hospitality with reporters from the Sun Sentinel, Michael Tatton credited his father, saying, “I was fascinated by all the people my father knew and the different foods he introduced us to.” Following in his dad’s footsteps, Michael opened Thai Spice more than two decades ago at the young age of 19. Today, Michael continues to captain the restaurant, which The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences honored with the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award for excellence in cuisine and impeccable service.
Deep in the kitchen, Michael and his chefs place innovative spins on traditional Thai dishes using flavorful spices and premium seafood, meats, and vegetables delivered fresh daily. Pots of curries and tom yum soup simmer on the stoves, as lobster, duck, and Chilean sea bass sizzle in pans.
Meanwhile, grills crackle with fine cuts of steak, and plump chickens roast over open fires.
Out in the dining room, tropical fish glide through the salt waters of towering tanks among swaying plants and colorful rocks. Blue lanterns dangle from the ceiling, casting a warm glow over white-clothed tables and intimate booths. The walls feature exotic artwork depicting traditional Thailand scenes, from elephants raising their trunks to a businessman who went on a soul-searching trip to find his inner sassiness.
Don't be fooled by Sea's strip-mall location—this award-winning restaurant boasts both elegantly-plated cuisine and a charming dining room. Here, cobalt linens pop against white table settings, as do the colorful sea creatures hand-painted on the walls and inlaid ceiling. Perhaps not surprisingly, the menu focuses on seafood, such as Florida snapper baked in dijon mustard and seared jumbo scallops finished in a tomato beurre-blanc sauce. Guests will also notice evidence of new owner Edith Barthelemy's French heritage—escargot provencal are among the appetizers, and croque monsieur's are on the menu at lunch.
When you stay at Sea Club Resort in Fort Lauderdale, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. This beach hotel is within close proximity of The Gallery at Beach Place and Galleria.
Make yourself at home in one of the 99 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional amenities include babysitting/childcare and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Guests may use a cruise ship terminal shuttle for a surcharge, and free parking is available onsite.
Fresh fare can be found at Southport Raw Bar, where visitors seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Tired of the same healthy meals? Come to Southport Raw Bar for healthy, innovative eats.
Southport Raw Bar also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Southport Raw Bar.
Private rooms make any group feel like VIP guests at Southport Raw Bar.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Southport Raw Bar's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Southport Raw Bar.
Who doesn't want to go out for a nice meal with buddies and your canine companion? Head over to Southport Raw Bar for a good time!
Weekend visitors to the bar are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Southport Raw Bar is come-as-you-are.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Southport Raw Bar will ensure that it is delicious.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Diners at Southport Raw Bar will be happy to know that free parking is always available.
Your tab at Southport Raw Bar will generally run you about $30 per person.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Southport Raw Bar.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Southport Raw Bar's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Read by the fire or explore the countryside this vacation when you choose to stay at Rustic Inn Crabhouse in Fort Lauderdale.
Rustic Inn Crabhouse's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at Rustic Inn Crabhouse, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
It's party time! Head to Rustic Inn Crabhouse to share great food with a large group of friends.
Rustic Inn Crabhouse's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
When you take advantage of the nearby parking, you can maintain easy access to your car throughout your whole stay.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Rustic Inn Crabhouse.
Choosing the right hotel can be a challenge, but Rustic Inn Crabhouse in Fort Lauderdale makes it easy for guests. Call the hotel today and select your perfect room option.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Fort Lauderdale's Quarterdeck Seafood Bar — this Fort Lauderdale seafood spot has quite the selection.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at Quarterdeck Seafood Bar and sit out on their gorgeous patio.
Quarterdeck Seafood Bar caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Buffalo Shrimp, Artichoke Spinach Crab Dip, Smoked Fish Dip, Conch Fritters, and Sweet Potato Fries.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Quarterdeck Seafood Bar's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Quarterdeck Seafood Bar to create the perfect night.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
Quarterdeck Seafood Bar's diners can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Quarterdeck Seafood Bar is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Menu items at Quarterdeck Seafood Bar tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Quarterdeck Seafood Bar has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Seafood is Quarterdeck Seafood Bar's specialty, so you don't want to miss out on a meal here.