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.
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.
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.
Sushi Rock Cafe is a quaint yet popular local sushi bar. This place dishes out some excellent sushi, sashimi, rolls, wraps, tempura, and other Japanese delicacies that are combined with sauces that are to die for. This combination is sure to satisfy your sushi cravings. The Red Hot Chili Peppers rolls combined with Hot Sauce and the Sushi Rock rolls are recommended with a side of cucumber salad. The service is friendly and quick and the ambiance is welcoming without being pretentious. Reasonably priced food make this place a hit and a must visit when in the city.
Warsaw Coffee Company is a casual eatery perfect for your early morning caffeine dose. The cafe is quite spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows complementing your breakfast with ample of sunlight. Known for their handcrafted coffee, Warsaw Coffee Company is a delight for connoisseurs of the beverage. There's the Cafe au Lait for those who prefer their coffee a little light while the espressos are perfect for a strong caffeine intake. Avocado toast and the sausage burrito are perfect breakfast specials while the tuna salad is an ideal pick for lunch. Dessert lovers cannot leave Warsaw Coffee Company without indulging in a Blueberry muffin, butter croissant or the decadent ice cream sandwich.
Listed among the nation's top restaurants by some critics, this outstanding Italian restaurant features more than the usual pasta selections. Applying itself successfully to such options as veal roasted in a wood-burning oven, seafood treated to delicate Italian spices and, of course, exemplary pastas, Casa D'Angelo Ristorante also features a notable wine list. Drawing casual but discerning diners intent on eating well, Casa D'Angelo occupies quarters in an unprepossessing strip of shops along this busy highway. Inside, however, are cozy quarters offering a romantic intimacy.
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.
Next door to a now famous bakery of the same name, the same Quebec family opened a tiny cafe that offers a few tables for dining on such treats as a Bechamel croissant stuffed with ham or spinach and mushrooms with a Swiss cheese sauce and topped with grated cheese. Even a hot dog's different here. They're wrapped in flaky pastry dough and served with tangy French mustard. They'll make whatever you want from a deli that stocks pate, prosciutto, roast beef, tuna salad, ham, turkey and imported cheeses. Quiches are on the menu in various varieties, and a pizza on French bread dough with fresh tomatoes and mushrooms atop it tempts many.
Tucked away from the maddening rush of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Brew Urban Cafe Victoria Park is one place where you can relax and enjoy your daily dose of caffeine. Devoid of all the frills of the modern coffee house chain, this café comes with an easygoing ambiance which is enhanced by the youthful staff members who always fill your order with a friendly smile. Whether you’re coming in for a caramel frappé or lemonade, this cafe is a pleasant daytime hangout.
If you happen to visit this restaurant at two different points of time in the same year, it's very likely you'll be presented with a varying menu each time. The seasonal menu that uses the freshest available ingredients is the specialty of this upscale eatery. With a complete wine bar that boasts of over 140 wines, a dinner at Seasons 52 can turn into an unexpectedly romantic affair, with the live piano music adding all that charm! A meal of light American cuisine, tapas and seafood is like indulging in sheer culinary delight. All in all, a great place to be, if you're looking for an atmosphere of classy casualness combined with great food and wine!