Pillars Hotel | Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Luxury Boutique Beach Accommodation

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Enjoy the perfectly intimate and relaxing dining experience at The Secret Garden, The Pillars private dining venue. Opt to have your food served in our elegant dining room or at a table overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, where you can watch the luxury yachts cruise by. Let us spoil you with delightful food and attentive service. The Secret Garden is an exclusive experience since reservations can only be made by hotel guests or members of the hotel’s dining club.

Chef Hammi leads a team of experienced and enthusiastic culinary professionals. Believing that fine food preparation should take advantage of nature’s bounty, he combines fresh food with interesting cross-cultural ingredients and elegant presentations. His clean and bright flavors reflect the influences of a Moroccan heritage and techniques absorbed while working under top chefs in some of New York City's greatest kitchens. After graduating from the New York Restaurant School, he trained under famous New York chefs including Michel Bourgignon of L'Absinthe and Terence Brennan of Picholine and Artisanal.

Chef Hammi plans and creates a daily menu which incorporates both seasonal items and favorites which frequent diners look for. He knows and shops the best sources for the freshest fish, fruits, vegetables and meats. If your favorite vegetable is missing from your menu, the quality that day didn't measure up to his exacting standards. And there are always new items to explore. Click here to see a typical menu representative of the quality and variety of the food prepared by Chef Hammi and served by his team

Our wine list includes offerings from all around the world. Click here for a look at our current wine list and click here for comments on how the list was created.

Breakfast and lunch are served to hotel guests only.


Please contact The Pillars Hotel at (954) 467-9639 for information related to Secret Garden Club membership.

Chef Youssef Hammi

For members requiring assistance and for hotel guests interested in booking a Secret Garden Reservation, please call us at 954-467-9639 or email us at guestservices@pillarshotel.com