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.
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.
Sky Thai Sushi in Fort Lauderdale is one of the classiest Asian restaurants in the city, offering a wide range of contemporary Thai and Japanese dishes in an upscale setting. The interiors are tastefully done, featuring a host of sleek furnishings and intimate dining spaces, making it a great choice for romantic dinners. Known for their rolls, you should try the Daimyomaki, American Beauty, and Candy Cane Roll which are some of the house specialties.
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.
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.
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.