Up Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point lies this quaint French bistro, known for prix fixe, multiple-course menus, seasonal specials, and an authentic Parisian ambiance. Locals love the beef Wellington and moules frites, and those with special dietary needs appreciate the gluten-free tapas like green bean ragout, patatas bravas, and pimientos de Padron. Lovers of blue cheese will fall hard for the St. Agur salad, and those craving authentic French eats will want to try the foie gras, rillette of duck, and escargot.
Dockside dining is just one attraction at this eatery perched on the Intracoastal just south of Oakland Park Boulevard near A1A. The vibe is Florida-casual, and you can expect to see men in Hawaiian shirts disembarking from boats and strutting inside. Traditional bar bites, Floribbean fare, and international offerings comprise the menu, including crabcakes, fried calamari, coconut shrimp, seared ahi, and conch fritters. You can also order half-pound beef burgers, overstuffed wraps, and out-of-the-ordinary takes on fish, like the blackened mahi Reuben sandwich. Cocktails run the gamut, including fruity martinis, thick frozen margarita-like concoctions, and enormous fish bowls filled with fizzy, vodka-based drinks.
Well-known local pizzeria Vito’s Gourmet Pizza, which has two Fort Lauderdale locations, recently opened a new place a bit further north. PizzaPiez features everything from pizza (obvs) to hot and cold subs, chicken wings and Italian dinners. “Signature piez” include Grilled Sriracha Chicken, Pepperoni Perfection and Applewood Smoked Bacon.
Bakery Fusion Café brings a blend of global flavors to its menu of fresh foods and homemade baked goods. The coffees are a good example; you can wake up with 100 percent Arabic gold roast coffee, traditional Brazilian café com leite or Italian caffe affogato. As for food, they’ve got Italian, French and Brazilian breads and pastries. The Pompano Citi Center spot also serves pies, sandwiches, salads and even ice cream.
Located inside the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa, AND Fish Kitchen and Bar offers a nautical-themed seafarer’s dream. Blue Point Oysters and Island Seafood Stew in Thai Curry Broth over Coconut Rice are a couple of the seafood specialties. Land-based options include the Chairman’s Dry-Aged Bone-in Rib Eye with Compressed Yukon, Rainbow Chard and Bone Marrow Butter with a Red Wine Reduction. They also offer an extensive wine list (with recommendations for the perfect wine-pairing) and cocktails.
Enjoy a cocktail overlooking the ocean while listening to live music. This beachside bar and bistro offers small bites at the bar, while the main dining room serves lunch, dinner, brunch and sushi with selections including honey soy glazed salmon, a dolphin sandwich, and lobster, shrimp and crab omelets.
The two-story restaurant sits on Pompano Beach Pier and offers oceanfront dining. Executive chef Brian Cantrell has crafted a menu of locally sourced seafood. In addition, the custom-built, 5,000-square-foot outdoor bar shows off the stunning Atlantic views as you sip on a cocktail.
A local place to gather at the table and enjoy modern American dining. The Rusty Hook tavern boasts local brew and craft cocktails with a causal atmosphere. See their website for great deals at 50% off specials during the week.
Chef Oliver Saucy and general manager Darrel Broek have earned this restaurant distinction as one of the nation’s best, with a menu updated daily featuring the best local ingredients. Dishes include: duck confit phyllo purses with raspberry-glazed beets, pearl onions and chives; and three-peppercorn filet mignon with three-cheese potato au gratin and shallot-thyme butter.
Temple Street Eatery is your local neighborhood dumpling and noodle bar. Since 1966, our family at Christina Wan’s Mandarin House brought to South Florida original Mandarin Cantonese Szechuan cuisine. Temple Street Eatery is our new concept aiming to bring new flavors to Fort Lauderdale’s palate. We have longed to bring comfort foods reminiscent of our family’s home cooking that meets the affordability of traditional Southeast Asian street food. Our menu introduces flavors with Chinese, Vietnamese and Latin influences.
Press Gourmet Sandwiches is more than just your average sandwich shop. Founders Christopher DelPrete and Rand Carswell, who first started out with Miami Press Food Truck in 2012, bring 15 years of culinary experience with them and a knack for chef-inspired gourmet fare. The name was born out of wordplay – all the sandwiches are pressed – but DelPrete and Carswell decided to give each sandwich a newspaper-themed name. And thus, a theme was born.
American cuisine inspired by Florida and Caribbean flavors.
The new Plunge Beach Hotel adds another eatery to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Backflip Beach Bar offers the right light bites and beverages any beach-goer would need to sit back and relax with. The cocktails stay true to the beach theme, being named after cult classics featuring the sea – try the “Bigger Boat Needed” or “There Was Room for Two.” As for those bites? They include street tacos, grilled steak sandwiches, fried fish catch of the day and, of course, juicy burgers. From local brews to rum cocktails to fresh juice blends to tasty treats, all you need by the sea is right here.
Las Orquideas (“The Orchids”) serves authentic Colombian and Latin American cuisine. Small and bright, the restaurant is often crowded with customers sitting over plates filled with steaks, beans, plantains, chorizo and rice. Some come in just for the baked goods, which include the gluten-free pandebono.