Vegan Village at The Old River House

4.4
49 reviews
$31 to $50
Vegan
We are delighted to offer our guests a unique dining experience in an elegant setting steeped in rich history. Our chef boasts a culinary background in both in the resort and cruising industries executing creative, global cuisine. With a dedicated team of service professionals maintaining a classic, elegant approach, we have reimagined the way fine dining should be. We have developed a repertoire of elegant food and wine pairings that will satisfy the most discerning palate, using only the finest local, fresh ingredients available. Our menus reflect how America has grown. So join us at the Old River House… Where History Meets Garden to Table Elegance

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

What 49 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mdufra
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Finally a more upscale vegan restaurant in the Fort Lauderdale area. Everything was very nice especially the service. The bartender / waiter was very professional and knowledgeable about everything. I will definitely come back for lunch or diner soon. I highly recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Unprofessional. I had a 7:00PM reservation. The Hostess sat us and no one came over to acknowledge us. My partner and I sat for 20 minutes and watched Servers come out and service other tables, but not one Server came over to our table to offer assistance. It wasn’t overly busy, so the lack of acknowledgement was even more bewildering. The Hostess even came out and set up another table.

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LorenV
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent everything
Do you have anything going on for New Years?

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vipKeithS
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The food was extremely overpriced and even when paying these prices the sandwiches came without any sides. The actual menu was severely limited especially when compared to the menu on the restaurant’s website. The setting by the river was nice but everything else was underwhelming.

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vipDavidF
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

Was looking forward to a fine Dining vegan experience in Fort Lauderdale. This was Not it. The waiter was unfamiliar with the menu and they didn’t have half the items listed on the menu, nor did they have the majority of the wine on the menu. Overall a very disappointing experience. The owner asked us how we were doing but failed to follow up on any of our concerns? Maybe it’s ok for lunch...

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JuaniC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

I really wanted to love this place, but it was a complete disappointment.
As soon as I arrived the sound of a pop radio station with static made me realize that was going to be the soundtrack for dinner. We ordered the fried pickles for appetizer and it was Ok. Then the smash burger, fried chicken sandwich and loaded fries came and I still can’t believe we paid almost $100 for that. The fries were completely refried and soggy, we didn’t touch them. My burger was extremely greasy and the veggies that came with it were not fresh at all. They also looked like whoever chopped them was not experienced. The bun was soggy. The chicken sandwich was cold and the veggies it came with were also lifeless.
The service was also terrible. Our waiter barely checked with us about the food. He even saw that the fries were untouched when picking up the dishes, and never said a word.
For a wonderful double patty vegan burger and fresh delicious fries plus amazing service, please go to The Lunchroom if you’re feeling casual or Planta if you want to be fancy.

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vipPhilly26
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was good. The view was great. The prices are way too expensive. I was really shocked about how pricey the dished are. I've eaten vegan around the country and would expect those prices at upper scaled vegan spots. But I hope they last.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Yuck yuck yuck. Service horrible bad

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My First “vegan” experience (for what it’s worth) and they did not disappoint. Very family-like, homely feel to the surroundings. Quiet night (COVID, I’m sure) but the location is ideal for anything from a quiet, first date to a fun, group gathering.

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ErinFTG
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Vegan and Vegetarian communities have been anxiously awaiting a fine dining establishment that provides not only an incredible ambiance, but a selection of menu options that are versatile, innovative and remarkably tasty.

Chef Jonny No Bones shows remarkable creativity in his cooking styles, fluidly moving through new takes on Asian and American comfort food to island and Asian fusions and more.

The vegan wine list is perfectly acceptable, though could see improvements. I do understand how difficult this is because vintners at large are still reluctant to showcase the fact that their wines are in fact, vegan. Though... the times are changing and moving forward.

Ft. Lauderdale boasts so much waterfront property underutilized for water-front dining. Chef Jonny No Bones grasped hold of a unique opportunity in this city, offering not only rare water-front dining, but in one of Ft. Lauderdale's almost unheard of walking areas for daytime activities and a soon-to-be thriving nightlife.

Add those little pearls of perfection to the historic building that is the restaurant's location and the fact that its mouth-watering vegan fare is something to revisit time and again and this chef has got himself a trifecta of sophistication, location perfection and a must-see for every local and tourist moving through Broward county and it's neighboring regions.

My proverbial hat is off to you, Chef. Well done.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday dinner there. Angela our waitress was very nice.

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JacquelineG
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can't beat the water view, ambience, historic house, food and the service you get at Jonny Nobones. Our waiter Steve was fabulous, attentive and friendly. We are definitely coming back!

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SueP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I do think the price for the evenings' event was too high. It probably should have included a 2nd or 3rd drink and a little more food for the meal. Appetizers and dessert were fantastic. Actually, the food was all very good just could have been a little cheaper or more food. I know this was their first year with events etc. So, I give them that. I am sure next year they will have fine-tuned the process and organization. On a regular dining experience, I find the place as a whole to be wonderful. Can't wait to go back.

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CarmenG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maybe the best location in a ll of Ft Lauderdale to sit outside and enjoy the tropical urban oasis. It just also happens to be one of the best places for delicious vegan comfort foods of all types. They keep expanding the menu, and now offer vegan sushi! The inside also looks grand and its a gorgeous space, but we prefer sitting under the evening skies outside, often with live light jazz and boss nova. We have been there many times, and the chef comes out to greet the guests every time we've been there. Overall one of my favorite dining experiences in Fort Lauderdale.

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MelanieO
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful vegan restaurant. So unique and full of good vibes. They have such unique and beautiful dishes that play on common meat dishes, but are deliciously animal-friendly. The vegan dragon roll was absolutely delicious and honestly was just like a real one (I am not vegan/vegetarian but my my gf is and so I am still very familiar with the true taste of meat and fish but lean towards a more vegetarian/vegan friendly diet). Not only is every dish packed with flavor and conflictingly meat-like, they are all beautiful! For our meal we had the Mac Daddy and Berry Chipotle Wings. One of the better vegan Mac and cheeses on the market to date. And the wings looked exactly like the real deal. The drinks are also fabulous! We had the Johnny No Bones drink and the Vegan Mai Tai- both were perfect concoctions! The ambience was magical and one of my favorite things is that Johnny himself comes around several times to see how everything is going. Johnny is doing it right and more businesses should follow suit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here. Always a great experience here in every way! Food and service were excellent! A great place to bring a non vegan person to try it out - they won’t know the difference ;). It was great to eat outside, my only thing was the live music was right next to our table (which we didn’t know when we sat down because they weren’t playing yet), so it was a little too loud for us but nothing crazy.

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vipWonderful
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best Vegan offerings in South Florida

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SueP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the most amazing places I've been to. You can usually find a few things in one restaurant that are amazing but usually, it leaves out the most important thing to me. That is an all-vegan menu! I can have the best atmosphere, fabulous drinks, attentive servers, and I can literally choose anything on the menu and know that I am not contributing to the torture and death of any animal. The food is absolutely amazing in its presentation, quality of the ingredients, and combination of those ingredients making the most delicious meals imaginable. It is inspiring to see a place like this and know that there will be more to come. The menu is always changing and new ways to enjoy amazing food!

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BarbW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is Absolutely THE BEST vegan food I’ve Ever had!!! The chef even came to our table to check on us. Cool Guy!!! Do yourself a solid and Go TODAY!!!

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DG20
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

From a vegan of 4 years: I felt the food was overpriced for the quality/flavor. The ambience was very nice and understandably wrapped into your prices. Overall a good experience, just a bit pricey. Friendly staff!

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Nicco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

What a lovely experience! Angela was amazing - such a sport! Everyone was pleasant, the food was great! GREAT CHEF!!!

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Armand
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New place with all vegan food. The food taste, live music, nice ambiance.

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Deb25
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here! The food was delicious. I ordered the Reuben and my friend ordered the smash burger and fries. We will definitely go back!

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BervellyK
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

First time eating there ,food was delicious. Ambiance was great,great outdoor seating facing the river. Would definitely coming back.

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ChelseaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was honestly the most amazing vegan restaurant I have ever been too. I wish it was closer to where I live in Palm Beach County. I would eat here every weekend. Food was outstanding and so impressive. The cocktails and drinks were phenomenal. And the service was exceptional. Not a single complaint. Great job guys!

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PietroS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Great drinks ,beautiful antique look, friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time at the old river house and it did not disappoint! Outside seating area very nice. Hostess and waiter were very friendly. Loved the ambiance! Great view with great music! Food was absolutely delicious! Amazing presentation! Food tasted as awesome as it looked. Mai tai cocktails were strong and yummy! Thank you. Can’t wait to go back!

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Nicco
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Such charming restaurant on Riverwalk in one of the oldest buildings in Fort Lauderdale. Warm and friendly staff. Outdoor and indoor seating in a variety of rooms. Tea room is absolutely fabulous! Food is AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place. Great atmosphere! And the food is unbelievable! I truly believe Jonny is a wizard! He made a plant based burger that one easily one of the best burgers I have ever eaten! We will definitely be back.

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RichardM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Johnny Nobones and Chef Heather came to our table to prepare a special dish for my wife who is gluten free. The attention given was outstanding. Our waiter, Steven was amazing. The food was delicious. What a great night out. Can’t wait to go back!!

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Second time. Food is amazing. Service always a little to be desired.
Made reservations for two outside which we assumed was on the patio by the river.
A rude hostess tried to seat us on the deck right next to the main door. When we asked about the patio and saw four open tables, she rudely replied those were reserved for other guests. When we asked what was so special about those guest s and how come we could not sit there. Jonny Nobones himself stepped in and said it was okay for us to be seated there. We were happy but the interaction made us feel uncomfortable. Only seem to see the waitstaff at the beginning and end of dinner. No check ins while dining to see if we needed anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food as expected!! Love the new menu items and ordered the calamari appetizer and the cauliflower soup!! Both were beyond spectacular. Chef Jonny let me know about the new sushi items that will be offered so stoped back in after 6 and was able to order the new Vegan Dragon roll!!!

They are now offering brunch on the weekends so looking forward to this weekend to see what spectacular food extravaganza Chef Jonny offers for brunch!!

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GianF
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great we got some hiccups with the order but the server make it right

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RobertJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was great. Food was great and we loved the setting. Will be back very soon

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Peggy
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was very relaxing and the food was delicious! Can’t believe it’s all vegan! We sat outdoors on the patio and enjoyed the waterfront views and cool breeze. The staff were friendly and the chefs were amazing and sociable. The owner was warm and friendly and his positive energy permeated throughout the property. We had a great experience and look forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Completely off the chain food here!!! My new favorite vegan spot. Staff and service were great.
Ordered the corned beef Reuben and it was mouthwatering!!
The location on the water combined with the inspiring culinary creations of Chef Jonny make it the perfect restaurant!!

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KennethW
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the view by the river is great. Will be back for sure.

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went at 10am Sunday was great presentation tastety and staff everyone wonderful including Chef Nobones. Staff following social distancing guidelines etc

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing vegan food!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

It’s important to note that this restaurant is still new and working out some kinks. The food itself is delicious and the chef followed up with us to confirm we enjoyed ourselves. The service was fairly slow and the staff wasn’t very warm or enthusiastic, but you can also tell they’re still learning the product and getting a feel for things. The location is fantastic! Once the area picks back up again and they can handle a higher capacity post-COVID, it’ll definitely be a fun vibe right on the water in Las Olas. One thing that isn’t usually a complaint: I feel like I almost got too much food. As in I’d almost prefer a slightly smaller sandwich (I went with the burger) for $1-2 less than the larger portion that ended up being too much food for more money. Also, I think an option of fries as a side instead of grapes may be a bit more in line with my thoughts to accompany the burger. But I’ll definitely come back here once things pick up and this location finds its footing.

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You can order delivery directly from Vegan Village at The Old River House using the Order Online button. Vegan Village at The Old River House also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 233-0735.

Vegan Village at The Old River House is rated 4.4 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.