If you are looking for a place where you can bring a date then Vinos on Las Olas is one spot that won't disappoint. Gently illuminated in yellow lights, the bar has an inviting interior that exudes romance from every corner. The seating spaces can accommodate groups, but they also have tables that can be reserved for couples away from the crowds. The place has an old-world vibe, the walls are accentuate with exposed bricks and cabinets narrating the tales of their outstanding collection of wines. From French whites, chardonnay to rose, sparkling wines, Pinot Noirs, Merlots, Spanish reds and more, this place is a paradise for those who live for wines.
Thai cuisine is very popular in South Florida and good cooking has garnered this 10-year-old restaurant, a top ranking amidst the city's numerous Thai kitchens. You'll find a variety of red, green and other curries, plus pad Thai and Penang curry options, as well as seafood selections with appropriately Thai touches. Check the menu for daily specials to savor some of the best preparations. A pleasantly cozy dining room offers a romantic setting to feast on exotic flavors.
El Tamarindo Cafe in Fort Lauderdale is the place to be if you wish to take your friends out for a wholesome Contemporary Latin-style meal. The interiors are tastefully done, featuring an array of antique furnishings and comfortable seating options. The menu is primarily meat-centric but does offer some decent vegetarian choices with the Whole Red Snapper, Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Mariscada Soup being some of their specialties. Alcoholic beverages are served here.
Hidden inside the Pizza Craft restaurant, Apothecary 330 can be a bit tricky to locate but the place is worth your time. An impressive cocktail bar, Apothecary 330 has a divey vibe infused in an upscale ambiance. Decked with vintage center pieces and furnished with leather chesterfields, the place's old-world charm is extricable from its character. Exposed-brick walls and a polished wooden bar, complete the bar's interior. The cabinets boast of eclectic spirits that are sure to spoil cocktail and liquor connoisseurs. The menu is exhaustive, it includes an array of cocktails infused with bourbon, rye and American whiskeys. Classic cocktails in addition to a few special drinks define the place's menu.
Home of legendary clams and cheese-steaks, the Southport Raw Bar has carved a niche for itself. Serving fresh food throughout the year, this waterside delight has been attracting crowds since it opened in 1973. Daily specials, gratifying platters and toothsome desserts make this place a must-visit.
A Fort Lauderdale landmark, the Mai-Kai restaurant offers great food and authentic Polynesian entertainment. Its thatched roof and carved totems are set against a backdrop of fiery torches and waterfalls. Inside, décor includes giant palm-frond fans, massive carvings and high-backed wicker chairs. It has won many awards for excellent cuisine, decor and entertainment. Traditional Chinese ovens create some of the best roast pork in the state and the Crab Rangoon is delicious. Their service is excellent, and the cocktails offered are from original Donn Beach recipes and served in coconuts and pineapples.
Prime Cigar and Wine Bar is one of the best places in Boca Raton for a glass of wine or a cocktail and a fine cigar. This bar has an upscale ambiance, but it is very welcoming. The well-informed staff will guide you through the amazing stock of wines, whiskeys and cognacs. The humidor is the prime attraction of this plush spot, with its astounding collection of fine cigars. Special events and private parties are hosted regularly.
Stone walls and wooden touches give Houston's a warm and appealing look. Their reimagined menu of American classics is delightful. Everything is made from scratch daily and only seasonal ingredients from local purveyors are used. Delight yourself with their specialty dishes, burgers, entrees and sandwiches. You can be sure that no matter what you choose, it will be delicious. Complement your meal with wine from their wine list.
Rocco's is a name synonymous with Mexican food, tequilas, margaritas and good times. Rocco's has become a go-to place for the natives of Florida for its lively atmosphere and the happening crowd. The eclectic menu features Mexican favorites like their signature Tacos, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Tamales and their own quirky version of Fajitas which they call Molcajetes. Generous portions, friendly service and decent prices have the patrons coming back again. A must visit for anyone who wants an authentic taste of Mexico in South Florida.
Brickyard Microbrewery opened its doors at the end of 2011 and instantly became a hit with the hip crowd. This bar has all the characteristics of the classic brew pub, though the decor is much more stylish and chic. Needless to say, the main draw for the crowd is the variety of beers on tap and the numerous TVs showing the latest baseball and football games. The outdoor patio setup is also a favorite spot for private parties and other events. This plush sports bar also offers burgers, pizzas, salads and sandwiches in case you get a bit peckish. All in all, Brickyard Microbrewery creates an ambiance that is perfect for a fun night out.