A part of Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort and Spa, the 3030 Ocean restaurant is a winner when it comes to serving exotic seafood in a chic set-up. This ocean-front eatery also serves delectable meat dishes that are uniquely creative. The candlelit ambiance and the backdrop of live jazz and flamenco performances gives it an understated elegance. While the bar is open till 1a, the restaurant is ideal for special occasions and romantic dinners.
The Saquella Café isn't just a regular café; it is a tapas bar, a bakery, an Italian bistro and a coffee shop all wrapped into one. Run by the Saquella family, the café is bright and airy, with simplistic décor. Offering a wholesome breakfast on-the-go, sumptuous lunch and dinner, this restaurant has come to be a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Saquella Café's young clientele have a special kids menu to choose from, so everybody's happy.
1450 North Federal Highway Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33432
One meal at this award-winning restaurant will tantalize your tastebuds with the finer side of Italian cuisine. You'll come for the sumptuous food, but stay for the amazing service and the vibrant ambiance of this South Beach-style eatery. This eatery offers a take out service for those who wish to take the Italian goodness home with them.
Chops Lobster Bar is a classy dining establishment that caters to a wide range of clientele, from the most discerning diners to amateur gourmands. Its meat and seafood selections are far too tempting to resist. Be it the assorted Seafood Platter or the Plancha Sauteed Maine Scallops, everything is fresh and elaborately presented. It also has a special menu for the young ones which includes tasty desserts like Fresh Berries with Raspberry Sorbet. With its great service, good food and classy ambiance, Chops Lobster Bar caters to the entire family.
5050 Town Center Circle Shops at Boca Center Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33486
Howard Tai is renowned for his Hunan cuisine, and his expertise is reflected in the eclectic menu of Uncle Tai's. Howard believes in perfection, and he personally looks after the daily operations of his restaurant. Here, you can savor authentic Chinese food cooked in the traditional style with imported herbs and spices. Choose from the seafood delights like Shrimp with Garlic Sauce or go for the fiery noodles. Finish off this pleasant meal with a sumptuous dessert like Sesame Fried Bananas.
Vienna Café and Wine Bar offers guests dishes from all over Europe in an eclectic and inviting atmosphere. There are house specials for each meal of the day, and with such a far-reaching menu, your only worry might just be whether or not you can decide on a single entree. Favorites include bratwurst, the Sonoma Salad, grilled mahi-mahi, Escargots Bourguignon, Pasta a la Paige and Danish meatballs. This is the destination for a true epicurean.
Nestled cozily behind a lush facade of trees on the North Ocean Drive, The Le Tub Saloon occupies the site of a former gas station. A secret among locals in the know, the establishment shot to fame when its burger was voted among the best in the nation by a leading magazine. The crowds have since increased at Le Tub, but the quality of the food and the unpretentious vibe remain. The menu offers a hearty choice of American specialties from barbecue pork and ribs to strip steak and sirloin burger. The seafood gumbo is also a favorite. Don't miss the delectable key lime pie, the only dessert offering on the menu. The wood-dominated interiors are a relaxed affair. The outdoor section, with rich foliage and quirky bric-a-brac strewn around is a favorite among patrons.
171 East Palmetto Park Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33432
Casa D'Angelo is Chef Angelo Elia's dream come true. Beautiful interiors, a carefully crafted menu and the well-mannered wait staff all contribute to an unparalleled dining experience. The chef loves to keep his menu fresh and innovative by using only seasonal ingredients. The Salmon Carpaccio is a delight, garnished with shaved fennel, lemon, and a capers citronette. The Fettuccini comes recommended as well; in particular try the one with porcini mushrooms, fresh tomato, garlic, olive oil.
So what if you can't go all the way to Spain and enjoy their fiesta, we have a authentic Spanish tapas restaurant, namely La Barraca right here in downtown Hollywood. Chef Jorge Fernandez brings forth the best of Spanish dishes ; do try the Paella (rice dish) that is a specialty of this restaurant. This theme is not restricted to the food and decor of La Barraca, flamenco dancers entertain the patrons with traditional dances. It also hosts flamenco dancing workshops, classes and wine tasting on a regular basis. For more details, check website.
Big Easy Bar and Grille serves a delicious American menu complete with burgers and sandwiches. Sitting in the cozy dining room, you can feast on the tasty food, or, sit outside and watch the busy downtown life. The highlight of Big Easy is the jazz concerts and other entertaining events regularly held here. Every event is well-attended and loved by both locals and tourists. For more details, call ahead or check the website.
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