Marti’s New River Bistro At The Broward Center Reopens With The Start Of The New Arts Season

Marti’s New River Bistro, the waterfront restaurant at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, has officially reopened its doors at the start of the new arts season. Guests will enjoy prix fixe dinner and brunch menus that are the perfect overture for evening performances and weekend matinees in the Au-Rene Theater and select events in the Amaturo Theater.

With a bright and modern waterfront dining room featuring breathtaking views of the New River, Riverwalk and downtown Fort Lauderdale’s skyline, the restaurant is named after renowned Florida native and local Broward arts advocate Marti Huizenga. Perfectly situated for theatergoers who wish to relax and enjoy a delicious meal before the show starts, Marti’s also welcomes those without tickets who seek a memorable waterfront dining experience along the Intracoastal or a delightful outing with friends and family.

Opening two and one-half hours prior to select evening performances, Marti’s New River Bistro’s three-course prix fixe dinner menu is priced at $59.50 per person. Among the featured dinner menu items to choose from for the first course are tempting kani maki and smoked salmon Naruto; delectable grilled margarita shrimp; a refreshing Marti’s Bistro salad; and a tantalizing celery root bisque with spiced apple. Second course entrée items have something for every taste with sesame seared ahi tuna; Tuscan chicken agrodolce; Italian cheese fiocchi; maple seared salmon; teriyaki Chateaubriand; and a very vegan tower of portobella, tomato, brussels, quinoa, chickpea, root vegetable and carrot puree. For dessert, there is the tempting choice of banana bread pudding or Meyer lemon tartlet.

Marti’s New River Bistro also offers a 2-course prix fixe brunch for $39.50 on select weekends before performances. The brunch menu’s opening act includes a choice of a bistro “charFRUITerie” board with seasonal fruit, banana dressing and artisan cheeses; oatmeal brûlée with apple, candied pecan and seasonal berries; kani maki and smoked salmon Naruto; and grilled margarita shrimp.  Headliner specialties include new takes on traditional favorites such as lox ‘n sesame bagel, Marti’s matinee scrambler of cheesy eggs and candied bacon, and sweet potato pancakes as well as a delicious bistro steak burger, seared tuna Niçoise and the very vegan tower. The dessert menu of banana bread pudding or Meyer lemon tartlet returns to make the perfect curtain call for brunch, available for an additional charge.

An extensive wine list and a selection of contemporary cocktails are also offered to perfectly pair with brunch or dinner. There is also seating available at the bar.

To check availability and make a reservation online, visit To reserve a table, call Marti’s directly at 954-660-6333. While reservations are encouraged, walkups are welcome.

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The Broward Center 2022/2023 season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 130,000 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 at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit