Our Food

We focus on using the best ingredients we can source to prepare traditional home recipes found throughout South America. Our Food is a Fusion of Latin American recipes: We strive to bring you the best flavors of Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Spain and Guatemala with a high emphasis on quality ingredients.

Our Drinks

Enjoy a Glass of our popular House Sangrias – a long-standing family and customer favorite. We have a varied wine selection from Chile, Argentina, Spain & California. Or start off with a Cocktail from our full liquor bar section – including a Jalapeño Infused Margarita, Cuban Mojito or simply order a Grey Goose Vodka & Soda. We aim to please.

Welcome to The Chimney House


“We are a Latin American Fusion Restaurant in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, just west of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Nestled in the vibrant neighborhood of Sailboat Bend, our restaurant sits inside a remodeled, historic home, first built in 1924. Over a six-year period and despite many setbacks, we remodeled the original house into a neighborhood restaurant, updating everything except for the original chimney, which still sits in the middle of the restaurant. We invite you to come experience the charm of this old home and join us for lunch or dinner Monday through Sunday, or for a delicious and fun weekend brunch!

Our Menu

Our Menu

True Latin American Cuisine




Mahi Mahi


Skirt Steak





The Chimney House

We started with an idea to remodel a derelict 1924 historic house in the heart of Sailboat Bend for use as a ‘neighborhood’ restaurant showcasing South America’s varied gastronomy. We had a project completion time of 2 years but permitting issues, an escalating budget and a bad economy turned our restaurant project into a 6-year ordeal. We worked hard to bring back the original charm of the home while meeting all new building regulations. Our project’s inside layout was greatly dictated by the 1924 chimney that was the focal point of the original home. Hence the name “The Chimney House.”

Opened since 2012, we are proud to say that The Chimney House has become far more then we could have envisioned at the beginning. Locals and visitors alike have warmly embraced our approach to Food and Hospitality – many consider The Chimney House as a second home, a place where they’re comfortable to create new experiences with their families and friends. We strive to make you feel at home from the moment you come in, choose a spot in our patio or deck or near the chimney inside the restaurant. Our food is made to also give you a sense of warmth – traditional South American recipes made with the best ingredients by a staff that cares. Come over to The Chimney House for a meal and let us make you a regular!

Food & Team Philosophy

Our Food Philosophy is an equal mix of careful preparation, high ingredients and mother’s cooking recipes. The Chimney House aims to capture the many ways that food is enjoyed and appreciated throughout Latin America. We hope to transport you to this South American region for a genuine Latin Food experience. All with a thoughtful wine and cocktail list to complement your meal, seasonal food specials with local ingredients for inspiration, and a warm atmosphere with attentive, caring service.

Our team is passionate about Food and Hospitality and aim to treat our customers as guests in our House. We also strive to make friends and regulars from our diners each day. We ‘Genuinely love what we do’ and hope you come back to see us many times again.

In the heart of the Historic Sailboat Bend neighborhood, The Chimney House invites you to come in and stay awhile at a neighborhood favorite dining destination.

“Food from the Heart, Friends and Conversation Lift our Souls Higher”

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Fort Lauderdale Magazine

April 1, 2016

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NBC Miami

April 29, 2015

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First Review

October 3, 2012

The Chimney House in Sailboat Bend: A First Glance

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