FORT LAUDERDALE – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announces the opening of its new, on-site restaurant—Marti’s New River Bistro—which boasts magnificent views of the New River and offers diners an artful twist on modern American cuisine. Located on the first level of the Huizenga Pavilion on the Broward Center campus just steps from the theaters, Marti’s offers waterside dining indoors or outdoors on the hillside Wendt Terraces. The restaurant opens to the public with brunch on Sunday, October 5 at 10 a.m. and dinner on Tuesday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m.
For theater patrons, Marti’s offers a prix fixe dinner menu starting 2½ hours before curtain for evening performances. Marti’s is also a great place to gather after a performance for drinks, desserts, coffee and conversation.
Guests who are not attending the theater can also enjoy the distinct Fort Lauderdale flavor of Marti’s on show nights for the prix fixe dinner menu or they can arrive after 8 p.m. and enjoy an à la carte dinner menu. When there is no show in the theater, the à la carte menu is available on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m.
Both the prix fixe and à la carte dinner menu feature tempting appetizers such as grilled vine-ripened tomato and fresh mozzarella with aged balsamic syrup, classic pesto and a romesco glaze; beef carpaccio, fresh arugula, shaved parmesan and a truffle-infused olive oil drizzle; and a hand-crafted soup of the day. Show-stopping entrees include fresh Florida fish with mango and papaya salsa, grilled crispy chicken with a classic French à l’orange sauce and Moroccan lamb tagine. Mouthwatering desserts include honey-lavender ice cream and a decadent fudge brownie with vanilla bean ice cream and a Godiva chocolate sauce shooter.
Marti’s serves a delightful brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with menu items featuring inspired new takes on traditional favorites such as red velvet pancakes with white chocolate chips and fresh strawberries, and a Bistro BLT with candied bacon. The inventive menu also includes butternut squash potato cakes topped with smoked salmon and lemon yogurt whip, jumbo lump crab cake eggs Benedict and southern fried chicken and maple waffles, as well as eggs and omelets made to order.
For information and reservations for Marti’s New River Bistro, call 954.522.5334. While reservations are encouraged, walk ups are welcome. Members of Entourage, the Center’s membership program, enjoy access to reservations for Marti’s in advance of the general public. Tax deductible membership levels begin at only $75.00. Information about membership is available at 954.468.2681.
Restaurant guests may valet park at the Broward Center or park at the Arts & Entertainment District parking garage at S.W. Fifth Avenue, directly across from the Broward Center.
The opening of Marti’s New River Bistro is part of the Broward Center’s capital expansion project to reimagine the Broward Center with new experiences for audiences. In addition to returning the theaters to state-of-the-art, the Broward Center has added several new spaces including: the Huizenga Pavilion, featuring Marti’s New River Bistro and the stunning Porter Riverview Ballroom; the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center with year-round educational programs; two premium hospitality experiences at the Club Level and the Intermezzo Lounge; and updated the Abdo New River Room to offer cabaret-style performances with a modern small plates menu.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.
About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of America’s premier performing arts venues. Presenting more than 700 performances each year to more than 600,000 patrons, the Broward Center showcases a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events, and offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org.
The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.