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.
Welcome to Marumi Sushi Japanese Restaurant. Located in Plantation, Florida we garnish Japanese Cuisine for those food lovers seeking the authentic taste of Japan’s Izakaya style dishes. Our customers range from Japanese food lovers to other Japanese Restaurant Chefs who come to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and authentic Japanese Izakaya Style foods and drinks. Our philosophy is simple: provide fresh, authentic, traditional style Japanese food that is consistently high in quality and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
This locally owned restaurant offers a wide selection of classic American dishes. The lunch and dinner menu includes Jamaican grilled wings, crispy walnut shrimp, orange chicken and a deep-sea tuna burger. On Saturdays and Sundays, guests can choose from a selection of made-to-order brunch dishes, including six styles of eggs Benedict.
The owners of Sky Thai Sushi have opened another delectable Asian dining spot in Fort Lauderdale. 17th Street Thai Sushi stays true to the beautifully plated and carefully crafted cuisine that Sky Thai is known for. Their dishes include a variety of tapas, cucumber wrapped rolls, sushi boats and more. Menu favorites include the Pad Thai Lobster, pasta sautéed with lobster tails, egg, bean sprouts, scallions and peanuts; and the Five Spice Pork with the traditional Asian flavors of five-spice powder, mustard, ginger and hoisin sauce.
A trendy chain in the center of downtown, Cheesecake Factory is known for its massive menu with more than 200 selections and its decadent cheesecakes available in over 50 varieties. Inspiration comes from the world over. Unexpected offerings include the Moroccan chicken with spicy harissa sauce, miso-glazed salmon, and a macaroni and cheese burger with deep-fried macaroni and cheese balls and cheddar cheese sauce. Lunch specials cover all areas of the menu and are reasonably priced. For cheesecakes, go all-out with Dutch apple caramel streusel or wild blueberry white chocolate.
A family-owned restaurant serving upscale comfort food from chicken potpie to pigs in a blanket to Janice’s meatloaf and fried green tomatoes. And yes, drinks are served in Mason jars.
Gnocchi Day or Dia de Ñoquis is celebrated on the 29th of every month in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and now Fort Lauderdale thanks to pizzeria chain Piola. “Piola is more famous for the pizza than anything else, but our other items on the menu are really good like the pastas and capriccios,” restaurant manager Anna Antropova says. “The main thing you need to know about our restaurant is that we have a lot of great specials” — the words “a lot” being a vast understatement.
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.
Located in Coral Ridge, Brown Dog Eatery is a casual spot serving lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends with a full service bar, carefully curated collection of wines and an outdoor pet-friendly patio. The place is owned by the Be Nice Restaurant Group, and fans of sister restaurant the Foxy Brown might find something familiar about the menu’s fun twists on comfort foods. Menu items include a slow-roasted porchetta served over a creamy white polenta and a crepe filled with roasted oyster mushrooms and chicken.
Open seven days a week since it debuted in 1989, Zuckerello’s still has its original owner and chefs in place pumping out home-style Italian. Expect to find traditional dishes like zuppa di clams, fried calamari, and house-made meatballs, along with pasta such as penne alla vodka, crab ravioli, lasagna, and linguine with clam sauce. Large booths can accommodate family-size parties, and the casual-elegant vibe will keep you lounging long after you finish eating. Red and dark gray walls adorned with lively paintings are complemented by glossy wood tabletops and chairs in a contrasting shade of wood. House specialties like veal Marsala, chicken Milanese, and panko-breaded eggplant Parmesan are affordable and come in shareable portions. Fish lovers should try the herb-crusted salmon in orange beurre blanc sauce.
One half is the market, with products from around the world, the other half is the café, serving soups, salads, patés, and Italian specialties like lasagna and baked ziti. Sandwiches with names like Fat Freddies BBQ and The Big Easy (a muffuletta served on ciabatta bread) are hard to resist.
El Vez, from James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr, offers a menu by chef Steven Menter that features Mexican favorites such as classic guacamole, crispy Mahi Mahi, tacos al carbon and others. The 300-seat Mexican eatery is located on the first floor of the W Fort Lauderdale and includes indoor and outdoor bars and an expansive lounge area. The W’s signature artistic décor and style are present and include a unique beer can wall art installation. If art’s not your thing, there’s also cornhole and shuffleboard.
Well-regarded Chinese cuisine for lunch, dinner and take-out. Begin with the sesame scallops Grand Marnier or the Hunan popcorn squid before moving on to the salmon Gwin Jin, Hunan sesame chicken, or shrimp in Szechuan sauce. There is also an excellent selection of wine.
Mario’s Catalina Restaurant is named for its flamboyant chef/owner Mario Flores, who puts equally strong emphasis on creating an elegant ambiance and providing outstanding service and cuisine. White linen tablecloths contrast with an assortment of colorful paintings with ornate frames and Mario’s collection of tchotchkes. The food is a combination of Cuban and Spanish favorites, like roasted pork with caramelized plantains, white rice and black beans, vaca frita, and garlic shrimp.
If you’re hungry, eat at the right place. The Italian-American deli-restaurant combines modern and traditional cooking that delivers authentic, quality dishes with minimal fuss. This restaurant provides a chic modern atmosphere with artistic touches throughout; check out the Marilyn Monroe mural as you enter. The menu’s equally classic. EAT features classics like pastas, sandwiches and pizzas. Chef recommends the homemade lasagna, which is layered with sliced meatballs, sausages, ricotta, locatelli and mozzarella cheese with tomato sauce. But if you want burgers, they’ve got burgers. Indulge in the hickory barbecue burger made with EAT’s signature barbecue sauce topped with cheese and crispy fried onion strings. Go ahead – grab a menu and EAT.