2 blocks west of the old location, with trepidation, we went to the 'new' Quarterdeck. Though it was missing the old Key West feel of the Cordova location it was bigger, brighter and very inviting. From the greeting at the door by the hostess to the bright "Thanks for coming" as we left by our server this Quarterdeck was as friendly as the one I had been going to for over 25 years.
I had one major concern, and a couple of minor ones, but the first was answered positively when I asked if the same cooks were in the kitchen and so I ordered the Jambalaya and am happy to report it is still the best in Fort Lauderdale!!
I didn't see any of the old staff but all the new people were a positive happy group. I couldn't have asked for better service than what I got from Luis.
Though the old place had a lot of TVs the new ones here are overwhelming and I missed the aquarium but the 'school' of dolphins over the bar are certainly impressive.
The outside area is a lot bigger with many more tables for service and my main concern is what is going to happen in the rainy season now as I didn't see any possible overhead covering.
I'm glad to the prices prices haven't gone up too much and that one of my 10 top restaurants in Fort Lauderdale is still in the top 10!
By the way I wasn't expecting it but I received a 2-4-1 email so our meal only came to $22.45 plus a 20% tip.