Date Night at Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach – The SoFla Sage

There’s just something romantic about the beach. So my husband and I went to Oceans 234 for date night and here’s what we ate + drank. I’ve featured this spot a couple times before, actually. Back in 2015 when Oceans 234 did their major renovation and again in 2017 when a new chef came on board. That chef has come and gone and the current executive chef is William Middleton.

We really enjoyed our cocktails. I got the Tropical Mule with Vodka instead of rum. Such a fun presentation! It was yummy and I liked the candied ginger garnish.


My husband enjoyed his cucumber cocktail, he said it was just the right amount of cucumber without being overpowering.


Crab Meat Cocktail – colossal crab meat, mustard sauce, cocktail sauce

Oceans 234 has a nice selection of fish such as poke, sushi, and a raw bar to choose from. Try a seafood cocktail or tower from the “shell it out” section of the menu. We liked the crab meat, it was fresh and came with a nice assortment of fixings.

Lobster Mac & Cheese – 1/2 lobster tail, rigatoni, cheese sauce

There’s certainly no shortage of lobster in this dish! Pro-tip: order a side of cheese sauce because there might not be enough on it – we felt this way about our dish and then overheard the table next to us ordering more cheese sauce for theirs.

The 234 Mixed Grill – 2 colossal shrimp, 3 seared scallops, 4 ounces of our grilled fresh catch, cauliflower rice, grilled asparagus, tropical fruit relish, citrus beurre blanc

If you like a little bit of everything – the 234 Mixed Grill is for you. It’s a seafoodies dream! I wasn’t a fan of the cauliflower rice that came with it, maybe it needed different seasoning. I did like the tropical fruit relish on top of the seafood!

Dessert Trio – your choice of 3 dessert selections

Key Lime Pie – crisp macadamia crust, meringue brulee, blueberry lime compote

Bread Pudding – chef’s freshly-baked warm bread pudding, creme anglaise, vanilla ice cream

Chocolate Trilogy – double stuffed oreos baked between chocolate chip cookie dough and fudge brownie

Can’t decide on a dessert? Try 3 of ’em! Our favorite of the three was the Key Lime Pie.

On the water eateries are not inexpensive, Oceans 234 included. It’s a high price point for dinner, but the food is pretty good and you can’t beat the view – literally right on the water! For the best of both worlds, try going for lunch – it’s a little easier on the wallet and certainly easy on the eyes.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary tasting at Oceans 234. All opinions are my own.

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