Photo Courtesy of The HideawayWhile there is certainly no shortage of places to grab a cocktail in Fort Lauderdale, The Hideaway offers a complete historic experience. Located in the classic Bryan building at the easternmost tip of Las Olas Boulevard, The Hideaway offers a rare glimpse into Fort Lauderdale's past. In fact, this building was one of the first commercial buildings built after a fire destroyed much of the city in 1912. So this building was born just before the Prohibition Era, making The Hideaway one of the most true-to-history environments for sipping on handcrafted cocktails in the city — even though the bar itself opened in late 2017. The space has an industrial chic feel, complete with original Dade County pine, refurbished and reclaimed decor, stamped tin ceilings, and custom period furniture. Award-winning mixologist Carla Rivera oversees the drink menu, which offers a range of artisanal cocktails and craft beers. Complement your drink with a bite to eat from the eclectic rotating counter-style menu.
Photo Courtesy of Unit BYou may have visited the Brass Tap without even realizing this hidden gem was just around the corner. Inside the gastropub, there's a plain wooden door that appears to lead into a storage closet — but it reveals so much more. To enter, you'll need a personalized code, which you must access in advance by filling out a form on Unit B's website. This code will only work that same day and you must access a new code for a repeat visit. Once inside, savor the swanky, lounge interior and the wide selection of Prohibition-era cocktails. A favorite is the Havana, a straightforward combination of rum, Cuban colada syrup, and black walnut bitters. Another classic is the 21st Amendment, made with scotch, fresh lemon juice, and orange blossom honey and ginger syrups. Everything here is handled with precision, from the creation of cocktails to the first-class service. Unit B is open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Photo Courtesy of Apothecary 330Behold — another secret bar hidden in an unassuming establishment. Step inside Pizza Craft near Esplanade Park and look for the black curtain, which shields this upscale speakeasy from plain sight. Apothecary 330 features more than 300 whiskeys, over 20 beers on tap, and an absinthe drip. You will be served by "bar chefs" rather than bartenders, who can walk you through the sophisticated cocktail list. Take a look at the house rules before making your debut at Apothecary 330, as they have a strict semi-formal dress code among other rules. The vibe here is sophisticated and vintage, providing the perfect atmosphere for sipping on a Prohibition-era cocktail.
Photo Courtesy of Munoz Photography via Stache Drinking Den + Coffee BarIf you've been a part of the social scene in Fort Lauderdale, you are likely well aware of Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar, the city's premier cocktail lounge, coffee bar, nightclub, and concert hall with a focus on mixology. Voted one of the coolest speakeasies in America, Stache has an authentic 1920s feel, complete with velvet chairs and couches, elegant chandeliers, vintage books and photographs, and other nostalgic elements. Stache offers a variety of perfectly poured cocktails, plus a selection of quality craft beer, wine, and champagne. There's always something exciting happening at Stache, whether it's a DJ or live band, or some other form of entertainment.
Photo Courtesy of Malcolm Mayo via SpazioThis casual-chic Italian eatery is situated in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. Dine al fresco on the oceanfront patio, host a family celebration in the semi-private wine lounge or gather with friends for a drink at the bar. Wherever you are, take in the breathtaking ocean views. The views are most visible on the patio, enhanced by live top 40 and flamenco music every night from 7–11 p.m. 2400 East Las Olas Boulevard Situated on Las Olas Boulevard just minutes from the beach, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. Enjoy their steak-centric menu in the chic dining room with an outdoor bar and courtyard. Their daily happy hour is from 5–8 p.m. and includes half-off select drinks, a bite-size special, and live music Wednesday through Saturday! 450 East Las Olas Boulevard This refined Italian eatery serves steaks, chops, seafood and freshly made pasta accompanied by a wide selection of wines and hand-shaken cocktails. Plus, Timpano offers live music, libations and late-night bites in the lounge each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. The full dinner and cocktail menu is also available all evening long. 2376 North Federal Highway Qbar is a New Orleans-inspired burger bar and restaurant tucked inside the River Market. This lively spot offers a happy hour on weekdays (from 11 a.m.–7 p.m.) and free daily live music from the very best local and national jazz and blues bands. 2584A East Sunrise Boulevard
Photo Courtesy of Truluck'sWith several locations across the country, Truluck's is a getaway for the senses. They serve fresh-catch seafood and prime tender steaks prepared to perfection, complemented by delicious wines by the glass and bottle. Plus, Truluck's offers live entertainment on a nightly basis! 3033 Northeast 32nd Avenue Nestled along the Intracoastal, Shooters Waterfront has been a community staple since 1982. It offers dockside views, fresh seafood, refreshing cocktails and lively events — including live music on a regular basis. 213 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Situated just steps from the ocean, Cafe Ibiza features an all-day menu of fresh seafood, homemade pastas, chilled salads and entree sandwiches — all offered on their outdoor patio or indoor tables. Stop by for a cocktail and enjoy some of the area's best live music. Take a look at the calendar to see who is playing at Cafe Ibiza in the near future!
Photo Courtesy of Blue MartiniLocated at The Galleria on Sunrise Boulevard, Blue Martini is the place to be every night of the week. They have a daily happy hour, offering discounts on drinks and menu items, plus an unbeatable nightlife experience. Take a look at the live bands and entertainment happening at Blue Martini in the near future. 3320 Northeast 33rd Street Blue Jean Blues is an inviting bar with exposed brick walls, moody lighting, and cozy seating. Enjoy an appetizer, cocktail, beer or glass of wine while you hear live jazz or blues music seven afternoons a week! Blue Jean Blues has a $5 band cover charge for the Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. shows. 280 Southwest 6th Street Located in the heart of downtown, Tarpon River Brewing is a unique gastropub offering a full line-up of craft beer brewed on site, accompanied by a beer-inspired food menu. Enjoy live music at Tarpon River every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. Follow along on Facebook to see the upcoming band schedule! 107 Southwest 6th Street The NYSW Jazz Lounge is a fun atmosphere for enjoying live jazz music — both indoors and outdoors. This relatively new addition to downtown offers jazz every day they are open, playing live jazz Wednesdays through Sundays. Plus, the jazz lounge has a happy hour buffet on Fridays from 5–7 and happy hour from 4–8 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Gary Rack's Farmhouse KitchenGary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen was cultivated to represent a powerful mission of honoring the environment and supporting local purveyors, upholding the irresistible farm-fresh lifestyle we all crave. The menu was thoughtfully developed to include "just good food" that is made with seasonal, sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients. Choose from an array of delicious appetizers, refreshing salads, hearty handheld options like burgers, sandwiches and wraps, tacos, and entrees from both the land and sea. 540 West Atlantic Avenue This casual beachy spot is serving up a selection of fresh whole food smoothies, handcrafted açaí bowls, poke and savory bowls, and fresh salads. Bear's Food Shack is passionate about serving food that makes their guests (who they consider "ohana" — or family!) happy, both inside and out. In addition to the carefully crafted menu, the vibrant interior of Bear's Food Shack was a labor of love — from the rafters holding a surfboard from Hawaii to the colorful tables made from an old Tahitian fishing boat.
This health food takeout store aims to make it convenient and affordable to eat healthy, delicious meals. That's why they have carefully designed their meals to be packed full of flavor and void of fats, carbohydrates or calories. The Fit Food Express kitchen prepares fresh meals cooked daily and packaged into microwavable containers for you to take home. They also have an organic smoothie and juice bar on site too! Choose from their selection of smoothies, juices, açaí bowls, and healthy shots.1841 South Federal Highway Suite 400 The folks at localgreens believe that eating healthy should be easy. They also know how difficult it is to get your recommended amount of vegetables. Therefore, they decided to be a one-stop shop for all things green, incorporating locally sourced, organic ingredients in everything they make. Options at localgreens include rice bowls, power bowls, hot bowls, handcrafted popsicles, salads, smoothies and more! 335 East Linton Boulevard Suite B12 A relatively new addition to Delray Beach, Veg Eats is a plant-based vegan-friendly eatery. This family-owned and -operated company is passionate about sharing fresh, delicious, wholesome, plant-based vegan food that fuels and energizes — all without compromising flavor, taste or satisfaction. Using pea protein as their main protein source in their dishes, Veg Eats offers a diverse menu with a variety of soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, sides and more!
Photo Courtesy of Carl Dawson via JuiceBuzz MRKT + JUICERYLocated just off the lively Atlantic Avenue, JuiceBuzz is Delray Beach's first dedicated juice and smoothie bar. Operating under the mantra that "food is medicine," JuiceBuzz serves a variety of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, healthy shots and açaí bowls for on-the-go nutrition. The juice bar is accompanied by a market, featuring a wide range of health and wellness products. 95 Southeast 4th Avenue Juice Papi was born out of its founder's passion for exercise and health, which eventually led to a love for juicing. After two years of cold-pressed juice recipe creation and product refinement, Juice Papi took shape. The menu at Juice Papi, including the juices, smoothies, açaí bowls and shots, is constantly being refined further to ensure each element is of the utmost quality and taste. 302 Northeast 4th Street
Photo Courtesy of Fit Food ExpressFit Food Express serves an array of made-to-order juices, organic smoothies, açaí bowls and shots, all made with organic ingredients. One of their most popular items is the Pretzel Twist bowl, made with almond milk, açaí, kale, cacao powder and banana topped with homemade granola, pretzel, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, peanut butter, and fresh banana slices.
Photo Courtesy of Waterstone Resort & MarinaBoca Landing is a picturesque waterfront eatery located in the Waterstone Resort & Marina. Whether you're a guest of the resort or a local resident, enjoy exceptional Intracoastal views while you dine al fresco on one of the best outdoor patios in Boca Raton. At Boca Landing, Chef Matthew Mixon creates imaginative cuisine debuting the region's freshest seasonal flavors, which perfectly complement the selection of handcrafted cocktails and fine wines. From a bountiful European breakfast to a grilled steak or local seafood dish, Boca Landing has it all. BRIO Tuscan Grille | Italian | Location — Warm, relaxed Italian restaurant in Boca Center offering Tuscan-inspired dishes, a great wine selection, and craft cocktails. Burtons Grill & Bar | American | Menu | Location — Well-known chain bar and grill with high-quality American dishes served in a comfortable dining space. Café 5150 | American | Location — American eatery situated in the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, featuring an elegant dining room, an outdoor patio, and great views of the new amphitheater. Flashback Diner | American | Location — High-quality diner open 24 hours a day serving hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties at three locations in the region. Henry's | American | Menu | Location — Inviting restaurant serving elevated classic American dishes in a bright and sophisticated dining room.
Photo Courtesy of Ke'e GrillThis vibrant seafood restaurant is a hidden gem in Boca. With both a tropical and sophisticated feel, Ke'e Grill provides an ideal setting for a special occasion — or lack thereof. The menu is packed with creative dishes, with a special emphasis on all things seafood. For Boca Restaurant Month, select one item from each course, including an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. And all year long, Ke'e Grill remains of the best fine dining destinations in the city. Louie Bossi's Boca Raton | Italian | Menu | Location — Rustic elegant eatery serving an array of Italian specialties, including pizza, pasta, paninis, soup, salads, and more. Mariposa at Neiman Marcus | New American | Menu | Location — Upscale eatery serving globally inspired fare within a stunning, chic space in the Neiman Marcus store at the Town Center at Boca Raton. Matteo's of Boca Raton | Italian | Menu | Location — Casual chain eatery with traditional decor serving family-style Italian dishes and wines by the glass.
Photo Courtesy of Max's GrilleIf you prefer dining al fresco, Max's Grille is an excellent option, as it has one of the best outdoor patios in Boca Raton. Plus, this eatery in the heart of Mizner Park is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of shopping. The bar at Max's Grille seamlessly extends from the inside to the beautiful patio, where you'll find more seating under the shade or in the sun. The elevated New American dishes and robust drink menu at Max's Grille are made all the better by airy surrounds and an overall classy atmosphere. Melting Pot Boca Raton | Fondue | Location — Romantic fondue restaurant chain with a plethora of heated pots of cheese, chocolate, and broth for do-it-yourself cooking and dipping. Morton's The Steakhouse | Steakhouse | Location — Steakhouse chain with a swanky interior serving aged prime beef, seafood, and other traditional steakhouse dishes. Nick's New Haven Style Pizzeria | Italian | Location — Sophisticated bar and grill specializing in thin-crust pizza, with an extensive menu of Italian and American dishes.
Photo Courtesy of Ouzo BayIt's all about freshness at this stunning modern eatery. Ouzo Bay serves an array of Greek dishes, including wild catches from around the world, grass-fed lamb, and prime dry aged meats. Eating here is like reserving a table on the Mediterranean, as each bite offers authentic flavors beautifully combined with age-old recipes. The world-class bar and lounge at Ouzo Bay serves handcrafted cocktails, small-batch whiskeys, and one of the most extensive Ouzo selections on the East Coast. Prezzo | Italian | Menu | Location — Casual Italian chain with a daily happy hour serving stone-baked pizzas, classic pasta, and more traditional dishes.
Photo Courtesy of Ramen Lab EateryRamen Lab Eatery is the first authentic ramen restaurant in Boca Raton. The fast-casual, counter-serve eatery is a perfect place for a quick lunch — especially during Boca Restaurant Month! Ramen Lab specializes in ramen, staying true to the bowl concept, which includes donburi and poke bowls. They emphasize sustainable food made fresh and make their own ramen noodles in-house, complemented by the thick, rich broth found in each ramen bowl. Discover an array of authentic toppings, from tender pork chashu to a perfectly cooked and seasoned poached egg. Rocco's Tacos | Mexican | Location — Popular Mexican restaurant with an outdoor patio serving classic dishes and snacks in addition to over 400 types of tequila. Ruth's Chris Steak House | Steakhouse | Menu | Location — Renowned steakhouse chain with an elegant setting and diverse selection of steaks, seafood, and other specialties.
Photo Courtesy of SaiKo-iThe chic and modern interior of SaiKo-i creates the perfect setting for enjoying the authentic and innovative dishes of this renowned Japanese restaurant. SaiKo-i is a sushi lounge and hibachi grill with a range of choices to suit every palate. Each dish is prepared with the finest of ingredients and an authentic recipe, complete with a striking presentation. Stop by SaiKo-i for lunch ($22) or dinner ($38) during Boca Restaurant Month to sample the best of their sushi menu and other Japanese dishes. Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante | Italian | Location — Excellent Italian eatery with a gorgeous interior, array of authentic dishes, and an impressive wine selection. Seasons 52 | New American | Menu | Location — Chain eatery with a focus on featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients on their menu, in addition to offering a great selection of international wines.
Photo Courtesy of Tanzy RestaurantNestled inside iPic Theaters, Tanzy Restaurant is an excellent option for date night in Boca Raton. This artisanal Italian eatery and lounge serves a selection of pasta, flatbreads, and wines in a cozy, intimate space. The carefully curated menu at Tanzy draws inspiration from Italy's Amalfi region, featuring exceptional coastal touches and classic flavors and ingredients. Traditional methods are combined with the adventurous to create a bold and inspiring meal — no matter what you choose from the three-course prix fixe menu during Boca Restaurant Month. Tap 42 | Gastropub | Location — Vibrant gastropub serving hearty brunch, lunch and dinner menus in a colorful space at the Town Center at Boca Raton. Temper Grille | American | Location — Tapas-style eatery focused on fresh ingredients with a great selection of beer and wine from all over the world.
Photo Courtesy of The LocaleExperience rich, bold flavors found throughout the continent without traveling far at all. The Locale is a New American eatery with a special Latin flair, utilizing quality ingredients, which are well-prepared and deliciously composed into unique offerings. The beautiful and elegant space of The Locale sets the tone for an enjoyable dining experience, whether you're indulging with a full meal or simply stopping by during happy hour. After all, The Locale is one of our favorite fine dining restaurants in the city! Trattoria Siciliani | Italian | Menu | Location — Authentic Italian restaurant serving a robust menu consisting of pastas, seafood, meat, chicken, and pastries.
Photo Courtesy of Jeffrey Tholl via True Food KitchenTrue Food Kitchen believes that "eating well is always in season" — and we certainly agree! This health-focused eatery in the Town Center of Boca Raton offers a wide array of healthy dishes, with plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The vibrant and plant-filled interior perfectly complements the fresh and flavor-filled dishes you'll find at True Food. Stop by this modern eatery for lunch ($25) or dinner ($36) during Boca Restaurant Month to sample some of the best plates! Yakitori | Japanese | Menu | Location — Sushi bar with modern interior serving an extensive menu of specialty rolls and Pan-Asian dishes. Zinburger | American | Location — Burger chain serving shakes, local beers, cocktails, and an array of wines in a vibrant space.
Lemongrass Asian Bistro takes a unique approach to the style, flavors and ingredients they use, creating new and innovative recipes. They aim to introduce guests to the flavors that grew through the emergence of Asian cuisine throughout South Asia. The space at Lemongrass is modern and inspiring, providing a refreshing setting for enjoying their creative rolls and other authentic dishes. The menu is packed with a wide selection of options, including sushi rolls, small plates, dumplings, soups, salads, street wok, curry, and a number of specials. 14812 South Military Trail This unassuming strip mall bistro in the heart of Delray Beach packs a powerful punch. Thai food lovers rejoice because Chaiyo serves a full Thai menu in addition to a robust sushi menu. Choose from rolls à la carte, Temaki hand-rolled sushi, a sushi boat to share, plus a variety of katsu, teriyaki, and tempura dishes. Whether you're craving Pad Thai or a light and refreshing California roll, Chaiyo Thai Bistro is an excellent choice! 5 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Photo Courtesy of RACKSRACKS is an upscale seafood restaurant known for their exceptional raw oyster bar. So it's likely you may have missed the wonderful sushi menu at RACKS, featuring Grade A sushi from unique concoctions to your classic everyday rolls. Options include the Tuna Lover, the Garlic Crab California Roll, the Atlantic Pearl Roll, the Viper Roll, and more. The nouveau-nautical décor perfectly complements the responsibly sourced ocean-to-table menu at RACKS, creating a refreshing and inspiring dining experience. Head to the bar towards the back of the restaurant, where you can watch as expert chefs roll sushi by hand and shuck oysters in front of your eyes! 4801 Linton Boulevard Suite 5B-8B You may be wondering what a Greek restaurant might possibly offer in the realm of sushi. But make no mistake — Taverna Trela is intended to be on this list. In addition to the usual suspects you can anticipate from a Greek restaurant, like pita wraps, gyro platters, hummus, and other specialties, Taverna serves a full sushi menu. Keep things fresh with the Nature Roll, made with cucumber, asparagus, cream cheese, avocado, lettuce, carrot, and scallion. Or indulge with any of the many tempura options served with their signature "bomb sauce". 401 West Atlantic Avenue
Photo Courtesy of Ziree Thai & Sushi on YelpNestled on a corner in the Atlantic Grove Complex along the vibrant Atlantic Avenue, Ziree Thai & Sushi is an excellent destination for a fresh lunch or post-shopping dinner. The elegant Zen-like décor perfectly complements the authentic Thai dishes and fresh sushi at Ziree. Many of the sushi recipes have been handed down through generations at this family-owned restaurant. Whether you're stopping by for lunch or dinner, you will feel welcomed and treated just like family at Ziree Thai & Sushi!
Photo Courtesy of City Fish MarketConsidered one of the best fine dining destinations in Boca, City Fish Market provides an idyllic setting for dinner — both inside and out. This airy seafood restaurant is situated along a sparkling lake and has an inviting blue and white interior, which ensures beautiful views no matter where you're seated. They offer an array of menus, including lunch, dinner, retail and catering, happy hour, private dining, and of course, a cocktail and wine list. Whether you are ordering a large selection of food for a private party or you're celebrating an anniversary with your significant other, City Fish Market will make your experience extravagant in every way. 5999 North Federal Highway
Photo Courtesy of Novello Restaurant and BarThis cozy Italian eatery near Highland Beach serves an incredible selection of authentic dishes, including soups and salads, pasta, risotto, seafood, and of course, an incredible wine list. The rustic, traditional interior provides a comfortable and romantic setting for dinner. But, you can opt for the shaded patio to enjoy the warm summer breeze while you sip on your wine of choice. No matter where you dine, you won't be disappointed with the selection and quality of service at Novello Restaurant and Bar. 999 East Camino Real Take in exceptional views of Lake Boca at either of the two Waterstone Resort & Marina restaurants, including the Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill. This easygoing waterfront bar and grill serve local cuisine and high-end rums in a light and airy atmosphere. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy their menu, whether you're stopping by for lunch, dinner or the weekday happy hour from 4–6:30 p.m. This is an ideal destination for after-work drinks with friends as you lounge by the pool. 6311, 999 East Camino Real Boca Landing is another wonderful option for outdoor dining at the Waterstone Resort & Marina, whether you're a guest of the resort or a local resident. The modern dining space of Boca Landing flows effortlessly from the interior to the exterior. Chef Matthew Mixon creates imaginative cuisine debuting the region's freshest seasonal flavors, which perfectly complement the selection of handcrafted cocktails and fine wines. From a bountiful European breakfast to a grilled steak or local seafood dish, Boca Landing has it all. Take in stunning Intracoastal views on their outdoor patio or escape the heat in their gorgeous interior. 5250 Town Center Circle
Photo Courtesy of Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar on YelpOne of the best settings for enjoying tacos and tequila is outside. This refreshing combination perfectly complements the warmth of summer. Thankfully, Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar provides the ideal setting for this glorious combination to take place. Order guacamole prepared table-side, sample from 425 varieties of tequila, grab a couple of tacos, or order a margarita with a sour mix made on site — all in the comfortable interior or out on the covered outdoor patio. This casual, tropical restaurant in the heart of Boca should not be missed! 402 Plaza Real
Photo Courtesy of RACKSEnjoy hearty and approachable American food in an exciting and contemporary setting at RACKS. The indoor space of RACKS seamlessly flows to the outdoor patio, as the bar has windows that open to the outdoor bar with comfortable lounge seating nearby, all protected from the sun's rays with umbrellas. Escape the heat and grab a drink at the vibrant bar or sit down for a meal and some drinks — inside or out. Whatever you do, don't miss the daily happy hour at RACKS from 4–7 p.m., which is available at all bars and outdoor high tops. 404 Plaza Real
Photo Courtesy of Max's GrilleAfter a busy day of shopping at Mizner Park, stop by Max's Grille for a bite to eat or a drink. Their bar seamlessly extends from the inside of the restaurant to the beautiful patio, where you'll find more seating either under the shade or in the sun. The elevated New American dishes and robust drink menu at Max's Grille are made all the better by airy surrounds and an overall classy atmosphere. 101 Plaza Real South
Photo (and Header Photo) Courtesy of Lemongrass Asian BistroWith four locations in South Florida, Lemongrass Asian Bistro is a well-loved eatery throughout the region. The Boca Raton outpost has a chic and modern interior, plus an inviting outdoor space so guests can enjoy their fresh seafood with a side of fresh air. The stylish design of Lemongrass is enhanced by an exceptional menu, featuring sushi, noodle dishes, curry and other specialties. 1901 North Military Trail
Photo Courtesy of Farmer's TableFreshness is the name of the game at Farmer's Table, an eatery focused on locally sourced ingredients and whole foods. So, it's only right that this vibrant eatery provides a space to dine immersed in nature. The tropical patio at Farmer's Table has plenty of seating for the ultimate al fresco dining experience, whether you want to stay cool in the shade or enjoy the sunshine. The patio overlooks the sparkling pool at the Wyndham Boca Raton, providing a serene summertime backdrop as you enjoy your meal. The elegant interior does not disappoint either, so you can't go wrong no matter where you're seated at Farmer's Table!
Photo Courtesy of Terra MareNestled in the Conrad Hotel along the ocean, Terra Mare is an upscale eatery serving an array of globally inspired dishes in bright and airy surrounds. Take in ocean views from nearly every vantage point in the modern interior or out on the outdoor patio graced with a cool ocean breeze and plenty of shade. Terra Mare goes beyond your typical tapas by encouraging full plate sharing rather than individual bites, highlighting the unique communal dining experience. 620 East Las Olas Boulevard Opened: March 2018 Whether or not you're staying at the Riverside, the hotel's new waterfront dining destination is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. Take a seat and enjoy breathtaking vistas of the New River while going on a culinary journey with celebrity Chef Toby Joseph. Boaters and diners unite at this exciting eatery serving a sophisticated menu with a variety of tapas, seafood, pizzas, sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Keep in mind that there is no reservation system in place for the Boathouse at the Riverside, which operates on a first-come, first-served basis. 3038, 900 Northeast 20th Avenue Opened: December 2017
Photo Courtesy of The Hummus HouseThis casual and vibrant eatery in Victoria Park is "meatless and proud," serving only vegetarian and vegan dishes inspired by authentic Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine. As can be implied from the restaurant's name, hummus is the signature ingredient at this counter-serve eatery. This is an excellent source for quick, on-the-go dishes, like falafel, hummus bowls or meatless shawarma pita pockets. Pair your meal at The Hummus House with a refreshing drink, like a frozen limonana or a fruit-infused water. 817 East Las Olas Boulevard Opened: March 2018 This popular Delray Beach eatery has expanded with a new location in Fort Lauderdale. El Camino is perhaps best known for their unique "Mexican soul food," including a variety of appetizers, salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, fajitas and more. The vast drink selection at El Camino is equally as impressive, whether you're looking for margaritas and cocktails, beer, wine, tequila or non-alcoholic options. This vibrant eatery is an exciting space to enjoy authentic Mexican fare and drinks, especially during their daily happy hour from 4–7 p.m.! 4204, 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Opened: January 2018
Photo Courtesy of Lona Cocina y TequileríaEarlier this year, celebrity chef Pablo Salas brought this casual waterfront cantina to the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. Lona serves a diverse menu, including ceviches, crab-infused guacamole, tostadas, tacos, meat dishes, and other sides. The outdoor patio and bar offers gorgeous views of the Atlantic. Their special bar menu features an array of small plates in addition to agave-centric cocktails, freshly made margaritas, house-made sangrias, Micheladas, and agave flights. This is the ideal setting for taking in beautiful beach views with a refreshing cocktail and tantalizing bites in hand. 280 Southwest 6th Street Opened: February 2018
Photo Courtesy of Nikki Braverman via Tarpon River BrewingThere's a brand new brewery in town! Tarpon River Brewing is housed in a spacious restored warehouse in the heart of the city. The venture is a collaboration between Julian and Lisa Siegal of the Riverside Market, Adam Fine of Native Brewing, and TRP CEO Tim Petrillo. In addition to the 16 rotating taps, which is a given for a brewery, you will find a delicious food menu filled with tasty options to complement your beer. Pick from small bites like a giant pretzel or nachos, order a juicy burger or a hearty sandwich, or opt for a fresh salad instead. Whatever you order, you'll love the atmosphere at Tarpon River Brewing, complete with a patio lined with turf for various yard games. 625 East Las Olas Boulevard Opened: May 2018 Red Door Asian Bistro is one of the many restaurants contributing to the "restaurant renaissance" taking place along Las Olas Boulevard. This sushi and hibachi restaurant has an elegant and moody interior, perfectly complemented by a delectable menu. Watch as chefs prepare your meal on the hibachi grill right in front of your eyes with a spectacular and entertaining show. The showmanship, presentation and final product at Red Door are all worth experiencing first-hand! 545 Northwest 1st Avenue Opened: February 2018
Photo Courtesy of Frederic Blake via Henry's Sandwich StationHead to the FATVillage Arts District to discover this creative sandwich shop with an unparalleled outdoor patio space, a rustic industrial interior, and one of the best sandwich selections around. Henry's Sandwich Station focuses on small-batch, artisanal purveyors, and house-smoked and cured meats. Plus, all bread served on site is prepared by local bakeries. Signature sandwiches range from Montreal-style smoked meat on Zak The Baker Jewish Rye to slow-roasted prime rib, served with a housemade horseradish cream. Their mouth-watering concoctions are the perfect option for a laid-back lunch in this renowned arts district. 1309 East Las Olas Boulevard Opened: May 2018 Visiting The Balcony is an exciting experience. This upscale two-story restaurant has a unique open-air rooftop and balcony overlooking Fort Lauderdale's trendy Las Olas Boulevard. The vibrant atmosphere, chic design, and delicious menu set this hotspot apart. They serve New Orleans-style cuisine, including tapas-style small plates, in addition to craft cocktails. You will often hear live music playing at The Balcony, enhancing your experience all the more. 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Opened: May 2018
Photo Courtesy of El Vez Fort LauderdaleThis brand new addition to Fort Lauderdale's culinary scene should not be missed. El Vez is the most recent venture by renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr, who also operates Steak 954, which is also located in the W Fort Lauderdale. El Vez showcases classic Mexican fare with an emphasis on baja-style cooking that celebrates the fresh seafood of the South Florida region. The menu includes an array of guacamoles, ceviches and classics such as mahi mahi tacos, grilled prawns and duck mole poblano. Sip on a margarita or play a game on the deck, or retreat to the vibrant interior for a fun and casual meal just steps from the beach.
Photos Courtesy of Baci TrattoriaThis eclectic eatery in the heart of Vero Beach offers delicious breakfast and lunch menus. The funky decor in this laid-back Italian-American cafe provides a fun setting to enjoy your meal, whether you're craving an Eggs Benedict or a gorgonzola bacon angus burger. Don't miss the variety of Italian plates available on Baci Trattoria's lunch menu, including a number of delicious pastas, seafood dishes, chicken dishes and more. The Patio is a long-time favorite lunch spot in Vero. This rustic, wood-paneled restaurant serves fresh seafood, award-winning burgers and exceptional steaks aged in-house. Located in one of the most historic buildings in Florida with airy patio seating available, The Patio Seafood Tavern provides an idyllic atmosphere for dining in Vero Beach. Pair your selection on the lunch menu with one of their hand-crafted cocktails, specialty beers or a glass of wine. The Patio always has some sort of deal going on each day of the week, plus a daily happy hour from 3:30–6:30 p.m.!
Photo Courtesy of CobaltNestled in the elegant and refined Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, Cobalt offers endless views of the Atlantic plus a daring menu focused on seafood. Start with a salad, soup or flatbread, then choose from Cobalt's selection of sandwiches and other mains, including a lobster roll, local shrimp and grits, and more. Take in the breathtaking ocean views while you dine in this elegant, upscale eatery just steps from the warm sugar sands. Osceola Bistro's menu represents an array of flavors and influences from around the world, inspired by the culinary travels of Chef Christopher Bireley. He is passionate about incorporating as many fresh ingredients from local farmers and fishermen as possible in an effort to support the local economy and promote sustainable sourcing. The patio at Osceola is particularly dreamy, and even has a dog-friendly section!
Photo Courtesy of Simone Bueno via Cajun CoveSituated on Royal Palm Pointe overlooking an Intracoastal canal, Cajun Cove is a Cajun-style restaurant serving authentic New Orleans-style cuisine. You will discover many of the unique specialties popular in New Orleans' French Quarter eateries, including Etouffee, Jambalaya, Gumbo and Crawfish. For fine dining, try one of the weekly chef's special entrees, prepared to accommodate the palate with a mild and spicy option. Dine along the water's edge and enjoy the tantalizing flavors and exciting atmosphere of Cajun Cove. Whether or not you're staying in the fabulous Costa d'Este Beach Resort, The Wave Kitchen and Bar makes for an excellent lunch spot. This bright and modern eatery serves New American cuisine with a Cuban twist. You will discover a variety of mains, shareable plates, fresh seafood, and a wide selection of sandwiches on their lunch menu. Plus, The Wave also serves a selection of Cuban specialties developed by Costa's owners, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, derived from their Estefan Kitchen Cookbook. Relax and unwind in the sophisticated atmosphere of this upscale eatery in the Costa d'Esta Beach Resort for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks or even brunch on Sundays!
Photo Courtesy of ChiveIf you're looking for a quick and casual lunch spot, Chive is the answer! This vibrant counter-serve eatery offers what they like to call "Quick Creative Cuisine." Chive provides an opportunity to create a vibrant meal you crave to keep up with the busyness of your day. Choose a salad, wrap or burrito, tacos, a po boy, or a beans and rice bowl. Then choose your source of protein, including everything from slow-roasted pork to Maine lobster. Finally, add extras and personalize your dish with any of their signature toppings and sides.
This seafood eatery is truly a hidden gem in Boca Raton. Ke'e Grill is both tropical and fancy simultaneously, providing an ideal setting for any special occasion — or lack thereof. Their menu is packed with flavorful, creative dishes, with an emphasis on seafood. However, they have an array of non-seafood options, including salads, steaks and other dishes. Enjoy your selection in the inviting and comfortable atmosphere at Ke'e Grill!101 Plaza Real South Make a Reservation Chops Lobster Bar is a sophisticated and elegant restaurant nestled in Royal Palm Place. The eatery serves Boca Raton's best quality USDA Prime meats and a wide selection of pristine seafood. It has two separate levels: Chops, a luxurious steakhouse, and Lobster Bar, a chic seafood bar with an extensive raw bar. Executive Chef Sean Thompson has more than 13 years of hospitality experience and more than eight years working at different restaurants within the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. Let Chef Sean and his team take you on a culinary journey you won't soon forget! 2200 Glades Road Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Abe & Louie'sNestled in the heart of the city, Abe & Louie's provides a quiet escape from the activity in Boca Raton. This classic American steakhouse offers unparalleled flavor combinations and undeniably superior service. Abe & Louie's was first established in Boston in 1965 and has consistently exceeded expectations at both its Boston and Boca Raton locations. Peruse their menus for brunch, lunch or dinner, and pair your selection with one of their 600 wines available. Abe & Louie's cellar is stocked with wines sourced from respected vineyards across the world, ranging from modern blends to aged vintages. 171 East Palmetto Park Road Make a Reservation Casa D'Angelo is full of family traditions. Chef Angelo Elia created the authentic Italian eatery using recipes handed down from generations of passionate Italian cooks. He has added personal touches and brand new recipes to his repertoire of traditional dishes, creating an authentic yet modern taste of Italy. The design of Casa D'Angelo's interior reflects this unique blend of vintage and modern. Whether you are dining at their Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton location, you are sure to be satisfied and mesmerized by the robust menu, sophisticated wine list, and inviting environment of Casa D'Angelo. 7940 Glades Road Make a Reservation City Fish Market is an airy seafood eatery situated alongside a beautiful, sparkling lake. Boasting gracious service, lake views and a wide selection of fresh seafood, City Fish Market provides a superb fine dining experience. They offer an array of menus, including lunch, dinner, retail and catering, happy hour, private dining, and of course, a cocktail and wine list. Whether you are ordering a large selection of food for a private party or you're celebrating an anniversary with your significant other, City Fish Market will make your experience extravagant in every way. 112 Northeast 2nd Street Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of Six TablesA visit to Six Tables is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. As the name implies, Six Tables hosts just six tables situated in an intimate and comfortable environment. There is only one seating each evening, which begins at 7 p.m. Guests are guided through an elaborate five-course prix fixe menu, which includes champagne upon arrival, an appetizer, salad, soup, a dinner entree, and dessert. This dining experience lasts about three hours and is ideal for a larger group dinner! 5751 North Federal Highway Make a Reservation This family-owned and -operated eatery has been a staple in the community for more than 20 years. Josephine's has an elegant, airy interior reminiscent of an Italian garden courtyard. They serve authentic Italian cuisine with signature dishes such as Dover Sole, Osso Bucco and an arrangement of traditional Italian favorites. Josephine's extensive wine collection beautifully complements their menu and their fully stocked bar features a range of popular liquors. Escape to the peaceful and enchanting atmosphere of Josephine's for your next date night or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other significant event! 9101 Lakeridge Boulevard Make a Reservation La Ferme is an undeniably unique dining option in Boca Raton. This eatery has an elegant interior with extravagant chandeliers and plush white cushions, complemented by funky accents and art pieces. Their modern French Mediterranean fare also sets them apart from the pack. Visit their wine bar, where you'll find a vast selection of drinks, from champagne and bubbly to a diverse array of reds and whites from all over the globe. Explore their diverse dinner menu with options ranging from escargots to filet mignon. Top of the night with a selection from their delectable dessert menu! 141 Via Naranjas #45 Make a Reservation Considered the best restaurant in Boca by many — or at least Robert McBride with Boca News! — twentytwenty Grille offers some of the most creative and flavorful dishes in the city. The world-famous, internationally acclaimed Chef Ron Weisheit wows guests with his innovative dishes and personable service. The trifecta of food, atmosphere and service is achieved at this exceptional eatery tucked away amongst other shops and eateries in Boca Raton. 499 East Palmetto Park Road Make a Reservation Trattoria Romana is a wildly authentic Italian eatery situated near the renowned Boca Raton Resort & Club just steps from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. The restaurant originated in 1993 and has since established itself as the best in Italian dining this side of the Adriatic. Experience the romantic Romanesque atmosphere of this cozy restaurant and savor their signature dishes, including homemade gnocchi, tender veal chops, and fresh yellowtail snapper. Visit the adjacent Bar Sorana, named after the owner's hometown, that resembles an authentic Roman-style taverna. The taverna hosts a full bar serving specialty cocktails such as the "Via Veneto" and the "Gianduia Chocolate Martini," plus an international wine list. 39 Southeast 1st Avenue Make a Reservation Travel back to the simpler days of the 1950s at Frank and Dino's in Boca Raton. This newly established location so eloquently captures a vintage Italian-American culture. The swanky and sophisticated interior provides a superb atmosphere for enjoying their offerings, whether you're visiting for lunch, dinner or a drink. Every day from 4:30–6:30 p.m., you can get two-for-one drinks at their bar for happy hour. And from Tuesday to Sunday starting at 6:30 p.m., Frank and Dino's has live music playing in the bar and dining area. 455 East Palmetto Park Road Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of La Nouvelle MaisonThis enchanting French eatery has both a stunning, elegant interior and superb, modern cuisine. At La Nouvelle Maison, each dish is meticulously presented in an artful manner, made with local and organic ingredients. La Nouvelle Maison, or "the new house," puts a fresh twist on a traditional French restaurant, providing an unforgettable experience for guests. Dress up and retreat to this remarkable eatery with refined French entrees, delicate desserts and an extensive wine list. 5030 Champion Boulevard Make a Reservation This family-owned and -operated bistro-style restaurant is truly a treat to encounter. Whether you are dining inside the cozy interior or out on the airy patio next to the beautiful fountain, you are treated like family at Chez Marie. Enjoy French classics like escargots, beef bourguignon, duck à l'orange, crème brûlée or crêpe suzette, and pair your selection with a glass of wine from their wide selection! 499 South Federal Highway Make a Reservation The Locale is a new restaurant concept providing a culinary experience unlike anything else in South Florida. Classified as "New Latin American Fusion," this vibrant and refreshing restaurant creates rich, bold dishes made with the best quality ingredients available. Start with a small bite and a handcrafted cocktail and make your selection from the variety of entrees available on their dinner menu. 2350 Northwest Executive Center Drive Make a Reservation
Photo Courtesy of New York PrimeThis high-end steakhouse focuses on USDA Prime beef, colossal seafood platters and classic sides. While it may appear to be your typical steakhouse, New York Prime has some extra special surprises in store. You may just encounter a visit from Big Red (the largest lobster in the tank) while he gets wheeled around in a Radio Flyer wagon for guests to see up close! For more than 20 years, New York Prime has been a desirable hotspot for a night out, thanks to the lively bar, excellent menu and award-winning wine list. 6000 Glades Road Suite 1229 Make a Reservation Skip the airplane ride and travel straight to Italy with a visit to DaVinci's of Boca. The Carvelli family operates this authentic Italian eatery, bringing the recipes and spirit of their hometown of Mesoraca, Italy to South Florida. Every recipe, from their classic dishes to their more innovative offerings, is crafted from scratch using homemade fresh pasta and other high-quality ingredients. In fact, even the olives at the bar are stuffed by hand! Experience the warm, inviting atmosphere and friendly service at this mainstay in Boca Raton.