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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
True to its name, Posh is a spacious Mediterranean Bar. They serve a limited fare of meat and veggie preparations in an authentic Mediterranean style. Try the Mediterranean Sampler, it is an assortment of some of the dishes offered here. 'Flavored hookahs', is what this place is known for. If you're here you must try a puff of fruity flavored hookahs or lemon, coconut, or cappuccino.