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.
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.
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.
One of Fort Lauderdale's most fun places to dine-in, Rhythm & Vine is a restaurant and bar that serves a wide range of classic American food and brews in a lush lawn setting. Frequented by youngsters, this a great location for a scrumptious meal with a group of friends. Their grilled dishes, sandwiches and burgers go amazingly well with the red wine that's offered here, generating a myriad of flavors on your palate. Parties are also hosted here.