Top Round is bringing its famous chef-made roast beef sandwiches, burgers, chicken sandwiches and curly fries to Fort Lauderdale. Specializing in American classics with a modern twist, the popular fast-casual, family-friendly restaurant concept from Los Angeles offers an eclectic mix of classic favorites, locally-inspired recipes, vegetarian options and ice-cream custard.
The Fort Lauderdale franchise is owned and managed by David and Stacey Chesal, Fort Lauderdale locals and veterans of the restaurant and nightlife business. Having grown up in the restaurant business during the deli golden age, roast beef sandwiches were a staple during David’s childhood. He identified a need for this concept in the South Florida market and decided to bring the brand home.
Roast Beef sandwiches include the Beef & Cheese ($8.29) with House Cheese “wizz” and round sauce; Bar-B-Cue ($7.99) with provel cheese, bar-b-cue sauce and fried pickles; Horse & Hole ($8.99) with roasted mushrooms, horseradish cream, provel cheese on a sesame bun, Beef on Weck ($7.99) with atomic horseradish, caraway & sea salt bun; and the OG Roast Beef ($7.59) topped with seasoning shake & au jus.
Top Round also offers more than just roast beef with items such as hand-breaded chicken sandwiches like the OG Chicken ($7.99) topped with pickles and mayo; and Chicken Cali ($8.99) made with ranch, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado on a sesame bun. Indulge in burger options such as the Pastrami Burger ($8.99) with grilled pastrami, provel cheese, arugula, chef sauce and onions; Top Round “Melt” ($8.49) with provel and cheddar cheese, chef sauce, caramelized onions. The sides are not to be missed such as Cheese Tots ($3.99), Cauliflower Wings ($4.99) and the famous Curly Fries ($2.99).
The Fort Lauderdale menu features exclusive menu items such as the Rockin’ Shrimp ($9.99) with horseradish secret sauce; Almost Midnight ($8.99) the restaurant’s twist on a Medianoche with mojo marinated pork, sliced ham, swiss, mayo, mustard and pickles; and Key Lime Pie Custard with graham cracker, coconut and whipped cream.
The restaurant’s interiors are inspired by Southern California’s googie architecture, a type of futurist architecture influenced by car culture, jets, the Space Age, and the Atomic Age. Featuring bright orange, red and sky blue decor, the retro design teleports guests back to a nostalgic 1960s’ vision of the future. The restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. @Eattoproun