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.
Everything served at The Capital Grille is fresh, delicious and prepared to perfection. The impressive wine list has more than 5000 wines to choose from. If you are very particular about what you drink, select a wine from the "Captain's List", which consists of only the best wines. This place has received an 'Award for Excellence' for its quality food and warm service. The private dining room is perfect for an intimate gathering and can accommodate upto 36 people.
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.
Pachamanka Authentic Peruvian Cuisine is, as its name suggests, a Peruvian restaurant that serves brunch, lunch, and dinner in an artsy environment. The decor is quirky, featuring a lot of wooden furnishings and wall art, adding a rustic yet stylish vibe to the place. The restaurant is known for their seafood preparations that are cooked using traditional Peruvian methods and fresh locally-sourced ingredients. Try the Pulpo A La Parilla, Solterito and Pargo Entero Sudado Con Mariscos which are some of the house specialties.
Elegantly situated in the Diplomat Resort & Spa, Diplomat Prime is one of the city's premier steakhouses that serves an eclectic selection of slow-cooked meats that are sure to satisfy the most discerning of palates. The ambiance is upscale and features an array of stylish furnishings and well-spaced dining areas, making this a great option for special occasion dining. The Porterhouse Prime Steak, Wagyu Filet Mignon, and North Atlantic Black Bass are some of the restaurant's signature dishes. The wine served at the bar go amazingly well with the sides from the menu.
If you are peckish for pizzas and no matter whatever your dietary inclination maybe, Vannucchi Brothers has something for everyone. Opened in 2014, it is one of the best pizzerias in town. Using only natural ingredients, they prepare everything fresh as per order. The result is delicious. Dig into their calzones, strombolis and sandwiches as well. You can even create your own New York style pizza. Delight in their gourmet pies by the slice or devour the whole pizza. Delivery is also provided.
Experience some of the best Italian food in an intimate and charming atmosphere at Cafe Vico Restaurant located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The warm and casual interiors of the restaurant are reminiscent of Italy with Tuscan yellows, dark furnishing, and black-and-white photographs. Meats and seafood are predominant on the menu which boasts of home-made Italian specialties like Gnocchi, Chicken Marsala, Veal Picatta, Risotto and Shrimp Scampi. And while you enjoy the food, you can also sample some great wines from their handpicked collection. Private dining is also offered to suit small occasions like parties and formal gatherings.
A cheerful ambience created by stained glass lamps, wood tables and servers who seem happy to be there contributes a certain savoir faire to the whole arrangement. Add low prices and it's no surprise Louie's has prospered. Pasta and pizza are featured, both in copious quantities and in the favored styles from meat sauce to pepperoni, with salads and soups adding to the allure.
Founded in 1996, Zona Fresca is a Mexican restaurant in Fort Lauderdale that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner in a casual and friendly environment. The restaurant specializes in Baja preparations, which is a wonderful combination of traditional Mexican flavors and Mediterranean ingredients. The Carne Asada Burrito, Three Street Taco Plate, and the Baja Ranchero are some of Zona Fresca's specialties. They also provide a separate menu for kids under 12 years of age.
Taste fresh sushi and seafood in a contemporary setting at Asia Bay. Must-try options include the toro jalapeño roll, tuna salad, pad Thai, and chicken katsu. The outdoor dining area is perfect for sunny days. If you're not a fan of seafood, the restaurant also offers delicious Thai cuisine.
Sweet Nectar Charcoal Grill & Spirits offers delectable food that has been grilled over charcoal. Taste the steak, prawns and the scallops or order some tapas-style small plates. Order the ultra-popular lobster mac n cheese and try not to drool over the Sweet Nectar Pie. Be sure to indulge in a sweet nectar pitcher - made with moonshine, agave and fruit juices - during your meal.