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.
This extremely popular Las Olas bar and restaurant offers traditional favorites: tamales, chimichangas, enchiladas and of course tacos. Guacamole is prepared table side, and 225 varieties of tequila are waiting to be tasted.
A local institution offering breakfast, lunch and dinner all day and night. Try the egg specials or hot cakes for breakfast, catfish fingers for a mid-day snack, and then a burger for dinner. No credit cards accepted, but there is an ATM on-site.
Former Miami Dolphin Kim Bokamper and partners have opened their latest venture featuring New Orleans-inspired cuisine and vibes. The two-story restaurant with rooftop seating and balcony space is led by executive chef Simon Porter, whose menu blends French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, German, Italian, Irish and Vietnamese tastes to create the New Orleans-inspired flavor. Menu items include alligator and shrimp jambalaya, fried green tomatoes and Southern confit duck Cobb. Weekly specials include all-you-can eat Saturday crawfish boils and a Sunday jazz brunch.
Small, but popular Japanese place.
Sushi Shack offers much more than just sushi. The Japanese contemporary bar and grill is known for its calamari steaks from the waters of Ecuador. Other must-tries include Taka’s Tapas dishes like the Mini Tonkatsu (panko-breaded pork tenderloin served with daikon sprouts, red onion and scallions with ponzu garlic sauce topped with garlic chips).
Long a favorite in Hawaii, this cuisine – pronounced po-KAY – is making waves on Las Olas. Customers can create their own poke bowl or burrito. Try their most highly requested signature dish, the Kona bowl. This fast, healthy, casual food may come from the Pacific, but sounds like it should fit in fine near our beach.
The falafel here is no joke. They’re fried to order which means you know it’s fresh. Once prepared, you can go through the various salads and select how you’d like your pita sandwich prepared. I like to stuff mine to the brim, and all of these salads did not disappoint, even down to the authentic Israeli pickles!
Having already made a good name for themselves in Coconut Grove, the founders of Bombay Darbar decided to take their talents to Las Olas Boulevard. This Indian restaurant offers authentic cuisine featuring classic staples like lamb, tandoori dishes and naan. And if you want to wash it down with something different, here’s the place if you’ve never tried Indian beer.
You might guess Thursday’s, a popular new Las Olas spot, is French-Canadian from the French-Canadian classic, poutine, on the menu as a starter. For your main dish, perhaps a bouillabaisse of monkfish, shrimp, scallops, clams, and juicy lobster. Or discover a duck confit salad moistened with a Champagne vinaigrette. Dine under the light of two beautiful crystal chandeliers, which once hung in Montreal’s regal and sadly now demolished Hotel de la Montagne.
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This new Pan-Asian/Latin restaurant features waterfront dining and private dinner gondola cruising. Other notable features include a zen garden, fire globes and a full “freestyle sushi bar.” The restaurant takes the place of Bao Bar + Asian Kitchen but pays homage by keeping some menu favorites. Specialty dishes include lobster guacamole, Chinese sticky ribs and Asian-inspired popcorn given to all guests who want it as a small appetizer.
Traditional Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere. For lunch, enjoy a selection of pastas, panini and salads. For dinner, Chilean sea bass, rack of lamb or Bistecca Alla Fiorentina (a 32 oz. USDA prime T-bone steak).
It’s named for the doomed flight that took off from Fort Lauderdale and gave the Bermuda Triangle its reputation – but there’s no mystery in this ethos of fresh food, delicious cocktails and proudly local ambiance. They serve local coffee by Switchbox and bakery goods by Gran Forno. Entrees include margarita half chicken (oven-roasted lime and tequila-marinated chicken with crispy salt skin served with blistered green beans) and Mr. G’s Pork Tenderloin (grilled Dijon beer-marinated tenderloin served with sweet potato carrot mash).
Cozy taverna on the busy main street.
A sleek sushi, Thai, and Japanese restaurant with alfresco dining on the Tarpon River, Asia Bay maximizes its naturally romantic aspects with clean and sophisticated decor. Eight different soups, an array of cold and hot appetizers, noodle dishes, and curry plates are just the beginning here, as there are also ample options when it comes to rolls. Lunch specials allow you to combine sushi and teriyaki (among other things) and to score pad Thai and fried rice at a discount from dinner prices. For an interesting take on maki, try the deep-fried JB tempura roll with salmon, cream cheese, scallions, and eel sauce. Or indulge in the crunchy toro roll with scallions, cilantro, tempura flakes, spicy tobiko, masago, and spicy mayo for a taste of the ocean’s treasure.
Serving more than 15 gourmet burgers along with vegetarian options, the new burger house has a 15-step cooking process along with its proprietary blend of all natural, no-antibiotic and no-hormone beef. Add in a good selection of craft beers, specialty cocktails and an extended selection of wines by the glass, and this looks like an interesting new addition to the Las Olas restaurant and bar scene.
Handmade crafted cocktails, sharing pitchers, microbrew, and classic food dishes with creative spin are the heart of Sweet Nectar. Sweet Nectar’s custom designed charcoal grill heats using lump wood charcoal and traditional Japanese cooking methods. A truly mouth watering and memorable experience. The raw bar serves oysters, clams, mussels, scallops, carpaccio, and other seasonal delights.