If you are looking for a place where you can bring a date then Vinos on Las Olas is one spot that won't disappoint. Gently illuminated in yellow lights, the bar has an inviting interior that exudes romance from every corner. The seating spaces can accommodate groups, but they also have tables that can be reserved for couples away from the crowds. The place has an old-world vibe, the walls are accentuate with exposed bricks and cabinets narrating the tales of their outstanding collection of wines. From French whites, chardonnay to rose, sparkling wines, Pinot Noirs, Merlots, Spanish reds and more, this place is a paradise for those who live for wines.
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.
Hidden inside the Pizza Craft restaurant, Apothecary 330 can be a bit tricky to locate but the place is worth your time. An impressive cocktail bar, Apothecary 330 has a divey vibe infused in an upscale ambiance. Decked with vintage center pieces and furnished with leather chesterfields, the place's old-world charm is extricable from its character. Exposed-brick walls and a polished wooden bar, complete the bar's interior. The cabinets boast of eclectic spirits that are sure to spoil cocktail and liquor connoisseurs. The menu is exhaustive, it includes an array of cocktails infused with bourbon, rye and American whiskeys. Classic cocktails in addition to a few special drinks define the place's menu.
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.
Lovers of metal and hard rock rush to this club and bar near the Coral Shores. Revelers come in large groups to enjoy world class performances. The dark background, colorful lights and good stereo system create an electrifying atmosphere. There's paid parking near the venue. Get your dose of culture at this versatile venue.
For a variety of exotic Martinis, Blue Martini, as the name suggests, is the place to visit in Fort Lauderdale. Their signature drinks, 'Purple Passion', 'Mango Madness', 'Masterpiece Bleu' are as interesting as the names. White wines, Red wines, Champagnes of course are available. They offer signature dishes too. Tuna, Lamb chops, Lobster, chicken, not to forget the Steak Sandwich Martini cooked tender to perfection!
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.
Enjoy the best of Mexican food and over 200 varieties of tequila in an upbeat and happening environment. Your taste buds are in for a joyride and all your Mexican-fare favorites are served here, including saucy tortillas, enchiladas, quesadillas, and a spin on fajitas called "molcajetes." The fresh guacamole is made table-side and masterfully enhances the flavors of the dishes that it accompanies. The fun doesn't end until late, so sample tequila shots or chug on Mexican beer. Overall, Rocco's is a fun-filled destination for friendly nights out or family dinners.
Located on Las Olas Boulevard, Louie Bossi's serves fresh Italian delights in an expansive, family-friendly place. The restaurant's chef and namesake, Louie Bossi himself, takes his business seriously, and this is reflected in their hand-made bread and pizza dough. To top it off, Bossi's will present you with an option of 14 different types of pasta, cannoli shells and house-made sauces. Try the roasted porcetta-laden sandwich called The Boss, and the fragrant pizzas that come highly recommended. Choose from a menu of wine, beer and cocktails to go with the Italian fare.