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.
Give a western twist to your night out with friends at Round Up Country Western Nightclub. If you are clueless about the style of dance, worry not, Round Up offers free dance lessons; take a lesson before the night begins and join the experts on the dance floor. Guests can participate in Cha Cha, Line Dance, East Coast Swing and Two Step. Some nights, country singers grace this place with their melodious voices. On Sunday nights, children are welcomed at Round Up to enjoy a family night filled with dancing, music and food.
This is celebrity chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian latest restaurant, and is located inside Hollywood’s Diplomat Beach Resort. Spread over a large area the restaurant gives off a tropical feel with its massive ceilings, banquettes, woven dining chairs and hand-painted table tops. While the outdoor seating is a mix of colorful chairs and benches. This indoor-outdoor coastal American restaurant has its own take on modern seafood’s (crispy oysters, braised mussels in a coconut-curry broth, shrimp and grits, whole snapper) and features a raw bar in addition to the full array of Zakarian’s favorite American cuisine. For non-seafood lovers there are dishes like the burger, pomegranate short ribs and lamb dishes on the menu. The food menu is complemented by a center bar, which focuses on fresh juice-based and frozen cocktails, as well as an extensive wine list to choose from. Point Royal is open daily, serves breakfast and dinner.
Take in the amazing view at GG’s Waterfront Bar and Grill which is, as the name suggests, on the waterfront. GG’s Waterfront Bar and Grill serves delicious American cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood. The restaurant is known for their Sunday brunch buffet where diners have fantastic dish options plus Mimosas. Make sure you request a table on the covered deck so you can enjoy the weather and have an unbeatable view of the Intra-coastal Waterway.
An upbeat and sophisticated American restaurant on the waterfront, Kaluz will wow you. From its stunning decor to its location and modern American cuisine, this place is among the best in town. Catch the chefs in action from their open kitchen grilling steaks and seafood on a wood-fired grill. They even have a separate menu for kids. Dine alfresco at their attractive patio or enjoy happy hours with a fine wine or cocktail. You can be sure of a memorable experience at Kaluz.
Established in 1988, La Bamba is a popular family-owned fast-food chain that serves traditional Mexican and Spanish delights, having locations all over Florida. This particular franchise location is in Fort Lauderdale and offers an extensive range of tacos, quesadillas, burgers, sandwiches and Mexican sides. Specialties include the Ropa Vieja, Lecho Asado, Baby Palomilla and the Grilled Steak Quesadilla. The drinks menu is equally impressive, featuring an eclectic selection of margaritas, cocktails, and wines.
Visit Oakland Park's Angelo Pizza Bar & Tapas for a true taste of Italy. A chic-restaurant with simple Italian offerings made only with finest ingredients available, Angelo's promises you only the best at a fraction of the price. Wood-fired pizzas, tapas, soups, entrees, calzonis, salads and paninis served here are simply delicious. The wine bar offers elegant pairings in tandem to the culinary presentations for a wholesome experience. Sleek interiors, energetic staff and affordable prices expose high-standard food to people of all budgets.
One of the finest rodizio restaurants in town, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse has been delighting meat lovers since 2004. The elegant and swank ambiance makes it a great choice for special occasions as well. Perfectly seasoned meats on skewers are cooked to your liking at you table-side by their gauchos. Eat to your heart's fill at this place. If you have room, then check out their salad bar as well. Round off your meal with decadent desserts. Their attractive courtyard with a huge banyan tree taking centerstage, is the domain of their bar. Enjoy happy hour specials under the stars and the sound of the adjacent water-bodies.
A spot to see and be seen, Yolo (You Live Only Once) is the perfect place to mingle with the trendy Fort Lauderdale set. With classic decor, contemporary fare cooked to perfection, innovative cocktails and unswerving hospitality, this restaurant lives up to its name. Also, the versatile private dining room, lounge and patio coupled with party menus and exciting happy hour deals create an ultimate destination for business lunches, social dinners and private celebrations.