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.
Prickly pears from cacti turn margaritas a pale pink at this Southwestern restaurant. Decked out in the soft pastel colors of the nation's desert states, this restaurant is located near a movie theater on busy Sunrise Boulevard. Canyon packs in diners in search of contemporary cuisine, which is this restaurant's specialty. Red snapper served with purple Peruvian potatoes is one of many creative options that lure the trendy crowd. Dessert options include a sorbet tangy with the snap of chili peppers. Go around the back to find free parking.
JWB Prime Steak & Seafood is a fine dine restaurant that serves delectable American meals while focusing more on steaks and seafood. The restaurant has intricately designed and decorated interiors. The full fledged bar has high bar stools placed at the counters, the dining area consists of exquisite furniture, crockery and cutlery. They have a sushi bar that serves signature sushi specialties. Their spear fishing program helps in saving the natural habitat and eco-system. They have a wide selection of prime ribs, and a set of delicious world class wines and signature cocktails to go with it. The service here is impeccable with friendly and professional staff.
Take in the amazing view at GG’s Waterfront Bar and Grill which is, as the name suggests, on the waterfront. GG’s Waterfront Bar and Grill serves delicious American cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood. The restaurant is known for their Sunday brunch buffet where diners have fantastic dish options plus Mimosas. Make sure you request a table on the covered deck so you can enjoy the weather and have an unbeatable view of the Intra-coastal Waterway.
Nestled cozily behind a lush facade of trees on the North Ocean Drive, The Le Tub Saloon occupies the site of a former gas station. A secret among locals in the know, the establishment shot to fame when its burger was voted among the best in the nation by a leading magazine. The crowds have since increased at Le Tub, but the quality of the food and the unpretentious vibe remain. The menu offers a hearty choice of American specialties from barbecue pork and ribs to strip steak and sirloin burger. The seafood gumbo is also a favorite. Don't miss the delectable key lime pie, the only dessert offering on the menu. The wood-dominated interiors are a relaxed affair. The outdoor section, with rich foliage and quirky bric-a-brac strewn around is a favorite among patrons.
Wine connoisseurs touring the city simply cannot miss Modern Sixties Wine Lounge. An intimate bar taking pride in their impressive selection of wines, Modern Sixties Wine Lounge attracts locals and travelers alike. Dimly lit with quirky light installations, the bar has a spacious interior with seating spaces providing a beautiful views of the city outside. The setting is perfect for enjoying a glass or two of your favorite or novel vintage wines. Patrons can rely on the servers for suggestions and opt for a Charcuterie plate, pork sliders or a cheese platter to complement their wine bliss.
A lovely old house was preserved and reworked to become this cozy restaurant so prettily lighted that it's often featured in the region's promotional pieces. The culinary fare offered here is a contemporary take on American cuisine. It's not so much what you eat, however, as the ambiance in which you eat it. Here that means candlelight, views of the ocean lapping on the beach across the street, a kind of Morocco-meets-Mediterranean-meets-tropical atmosphere that somehow works.
A true blue Floridian masterpiece, Coconuts at Fort Lauderdale has some of the best seafood in the city. Serving fun food with a touch of class, the coconut shrimp, lobster roll and jambalaya are excellent. Celebrate your engagement with a sip of wine on the romantic patio, or have a beer with your buddies for a fun-filled evening.
Tucked away on a back street that's a bit tricky to find, 15th Street Fisheries has a big, cheerful bar that's popular at happy hour when the professional set flocks here in search of a date. Many stay to dine on a wide range of seafood selections with a few options for die-hard landlubbers. One thing is for sure: the fish is fresh, the dishes are creative and the setting is romantic.