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March
10

St Patrick's Day Southeast Florida

There's a certain day in March when everyone in the Southeast Florida area feels a little Irish and dreams of the Emerald Isle — St. Patrick's Day! Our estate agents love embracing this Irish holiday, and we invite you to join in on the festivities around town. Say top of the morning to spring and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with style at these great Southeast Florida parties.

  1. Black Rose Irish Pub — 234 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | March 17th
    Spend St. Patrick's Day surrounded by a Boston-sized celebration without ever leaving Florida. Black Rose Irish Pub has won many awards, including Best St. Patrick's Day Party, Best Irish Pub, and Best Bars in Palm Beach. Their St. Patrick's Day Party gets bigger and bigger each year, serving up authentic Irish food like Shepard's pie, corned beef and cabbage, Irish-style BBQ, and endless pints of Guinness. Enjoy live music and dancing on their outdoor patio all night long and see for yourself why this is an award-winning pub for St Patrick's Day!  

  2. The Dubliner — 435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | March 17th 
    Voted one of the Top Ten Irish Pubs to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a night out at The Dubliner will leave you feeling lucky all year long. Their Irish-inspired menu pairs perfectly with their offering of whiskeys, scotches, and delicious pints of Guinness beer. Located in Mizner Park, a convenient walking distance from Boca Raton luxury homes for sale, St. Patrick's Day at The Dubliner sees all guests enter as strangers and leave as friends. While this bar is great to check out anytime you want to celebrate St Patrick's Day, we recommend stopping by on St Patrick's Day to participate in their 13th annual block party.  

  3. McSorley's Beach Pub + Rooftop — 837 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | March 17th
    Home of Fort Lauderdale's best happy hour, McSorley's Beach Pub and Rooftop is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Florida-style. Their famous beach pub downstairs and one-of-a-kind rooftop lounge mix together to create a crazy celebration with a Sunshine State spin. Sip on an ice-cold drink overlooking the ocean and party late into the night. If you happen to see a rainbow in the distance, we suggest you follow it. It'll lead to a prize better than a pot of gold — the best Fort Lauderdale luxury homes for sale.

  4. Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Run — The Salt Suite, 3100 S. Federal Highway #3, Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 7:30 AM - 11 AM March 14th
    Before watching the world-famous Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade, spread a little luck to the community by joining the Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Run. Benefiting the Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, this charity event features a 5k and a 10k that can be run or walked. Who knows? The running path may take you passed several Delray Beach luxury homes for sale. All racers can enjoy a St. Patrick's Day bling necklace, vitamin B12 shot, race bib, t-shirt, giveaways, massages, mud facials, beer, green donuts, and mimosas. Following the race, a DJ will play Irish gigs for a fun after-party. 

  5. Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival — Atlantic Avenue - Downtown Delray Beach Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 11 AM - 8 PM March 14th
    Stick around after your race time to see what makes the Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival so famous! The parade route will lead the celebration down Atlantic Avenue from the Intracoastal bridge all the way to 5th Avenue. The Delray Beach parade is a tradition dating all the back to 1968. Catch this year's parade by lining up along the parade route before the parade is set to start at 2 pm. Visitors will have plenty to do at the free festival besides watching the parade. Be sure to check out the vendors, food trucks, and the Pipes and Drums performance! 

There are always fun events to look forward to when living in Southeast Florida! For help buying and selling luxury homes in the Boca Raton area contact us today! 

February
19

Boasting oceanfront views, airy outdoor patios, swanky lounges, fresh seafood and refined steakhouses, wining and dining in Fort Lauderdale is second to none. What would make the experience even better? Live music. Thankfully, we have that too! Take a look at the many restaurants and bars in Fort Lauderdale with live music on a regular — sometimes daily — basis.  

RESTAURANTS WITH LIVE MUSIC:

The Balcony

1309 East Las Olas Boulevard The Balcony is an upscale two-story restaurant with an open-air rooftop and balcony overlooking the lively Las Olas Boulevard. Enjoy New Orleans-inspired cuisine, craft cocktails and live music at this exciting eatery on a regular basis.  

Fishtales Restaurant & Nightclub

3355 Northeast 33rd Street This lively hotspot is a restaurant, bar and nightclub all rolled into one! Located between the ocean and the Intracoastal off A1A, Fishtales serves a complete menu of seafood specialties and other grilled dishes, plus a full bar. There's always something exciting happening at Fishtales — including live music seven days a week!    

Spazio

239 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Spazio Fort Lauderdale

Photo Courtesy of Malcolm Mayo via Spazio

This 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.  

Chima Steakhouse

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!  

Timpano Italian Chophouse

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.  

QBar Burgers & Blues

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.  

Truluck's

2584A East Sunrise Boulevard Truluck's Fort Lauderdale

Photo Courtesy of Truluck's

With 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!  

Shooters Waterfront

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.  

Cafe Ibiza

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!  

BARS WITH LIVE MUSIC:

33rd Street Wine Bar

3337 Northeast 33rd Street Stop by 33rd Street Wine Bar for some of the best wines in town and a wide range of small bites on their tapas menu. And on the weekends, this cozy wine bar hosts some of the area's most talented jazz musicians.  

Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar

109 Southwest 2nd Avenue Stache is considered Fort Lauderdale's premier cocktail lounge, coffee bar, nightclub and concert hall — all rolled into one! While their cocktails landed them on USA Today's list of the top whiskey bars in America, Stache is also known for their live music. They seamlessly blend classic rock, funk, soul, and R&B with indie and electronic/house music. Check out the calendar to see what's next at this popular cocktail lounge.    

Blue Martini

2432 East Sunrise Boulevard Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale

Photo Courtesy of Blue Martini

Located 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.  

Blue Jean Blues

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.  

Tarpon River Brewing

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!  

NYSW Jazz Lounge

107 Southwest 6th Street NYSW Jazz Lounge Fort Lauderdale 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.  

It's Dinner and a Show!

Let us know which Fort Lauderdale live music happenings are your favorite. Comment below with suggestions!
January
22

The start of a new year is a natural time to create a list of goals aimed at implementing better habits down the road. This may include a new fitness routine, a stricter budget or a healthy eating plan. To help with the healthy eating portion, we compiled a list of some of our favorite healthy eateries and juice bars in Delray Beach, serving cold-pressed juices and açaí bowls packed with nutrition, vegan-friendly salads and sandwiches, and other health-focused offerings.  

HEALTHY RESTAURANTS:

The New Vegan

528 Northeast 2nd Street The New Vegan is passionate about spreading the reality that you don't need to be vegan to eat vegan! Their all-vegan eatery is open to both die-hard vegans and those looking for a healthy meal. The restaurant is not only focused on making great and diverse vegan cuisine, but also educating the community on the benefits of the vegan lifestyle. The gluten- and soy-free menu is packed with a variety of 100 percent plant-based meals with a combination of raw, cooked, baked, and grilled food. They serve a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and a number of beverages, sides and other offerings.  

PurGreens

45 Northeast 2nd Avenue PurGreens is committed to all things fast, fit and fresh. They do organic with a commitment to flavor and great service, making healthy eating a simple, fast and delicious experience. Whether you're looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, their menu is designed to keep your healthy eating habits on track. Create your own healthy bowl, wrap or salad, choosing the starch and/or protein base and adding your choice of 100+ fresh ingredients.    

Surf Shack Subs Smoothies & Bowls

916 Southeast 5th Avenue Perfectly blending into the laid-back, tropical vibe of Delray Beach, Surf Shack Subs Smoothies & Bowls is a casual walk-up window, food and beverage shop with a surf/tiki style. Enjoy your sandwich, smoothie or açaí bowl at one of their adorable surfboard or palapa tables surrounded by tropical foliage. You can also play a game of corn hole while you wait for your food to be ready!  

Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen

204 East Atlantic Avenue Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen Delray Beach

Photo Courtesy of Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen

Gary 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.  

Bear's Food Shack

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.  

Fit Food Express

302 Northeast 4th Street

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.

 

localgreens

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!  

Veg Eats

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!  

JUICE BARS:

JuiceBuzz MRKT + JUICERY

6 Northeast 5th Avenue JuiceBuzz MRKT + JUICERY Delray Beach

Photo Courtesy of Carl Dawson via JuiceBuzz MRKT + JUICERY

Located 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.  

Juice Papi

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.  

Fit Food Express

302 Northeast 4th Street PurEnergy Juice Bar Delray Beach

Photo Courtesy of Fit Food Express

Fit 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.  

What healthy spots do you love?

Let us know your favorite healthy eateries and juice bars in Delray Beach!
November
6

Whether you consider yourself a wine rookie or a certified connoisseur, you can agree that a wine bar is an excellent place to sample new wines, learn from sommeliers, and enjoy rich conversation and company. Delray Beach has an outstanding roster of wine bars, ranging from rustic and elegant to bright and modern. Each offers a welcoming environment, a variety of food options, and of course — an impressive wine selection. Visit these wine bars in Delray Beach for happy hour, for a delicious food/wine pairing, or in celebration of Wine Wednesday!  

N2 Wine Bar

104 Northeast 2nd Avenue
N2 Wine Bar offers a unique wine tasting system that is well worth experiencing! Simply fill a card to swipe at any of the 56+ wine dispensers lining the walls to receive either 1, 3 or 5 ounce pours of wine. Enjoy this self-guided wine tasting adventure and recline in the lounge area equipped with a bar, couches and high-top tables. N2 Wine Bar offers a daily happy hour from 5–7 p.m. and they celebrate Wine Wednesday every week with 25 percent off for all ladies!  

Joseph's Wine Bar and Cafe

200 Northeast 2nd Avenue #107
This elegant and romantic bistro is situated in the heart of Pineapple Grove. It's likely you'll be greeted by the friendly and hospitable owner, Joseph, upon your arrival to ensure you feel right at home. Order small bites or an entire meal from their authentic Mediterranean-inspired menu for lunch, dinner or dessert. And pair your selection with something from Joseph's impressive collection of 2,000+ bottles or the extensive selection available by the glass. With walls lined with wine bottles and a knowledgeable staff, Joseph's Wine Bar and Cafe is the ultimate place to taste and savor delicious wines.    

Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar and Tapas

16950 Jog Road
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar and Tapas Delray Beach, FL

Photo Courtesy of Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar and Tapas

Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar and Tapas is perhaps best known for their delicious pizzas — and rightfully so! This authentic Italian eatery serves an impressive selection of pizzas, tapas, pasta dishes, and other Italian specialties. Plus, the restaurant has a gorgeous wine bar serving a wide range of wines sourced from the finest wine regions, from Tuscany to Napa, and everywhere in between. This chic, modern and casual eatery is the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine at the bar or indulge in a hearty Italian meal paired with a red or white wine. Peruse the impressive selection of wines available at Angelo Elia, including bottles to share or individual glasses.  

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar

1841 South Federal Highway #402
With a number of locations (most of which are in Pennsylvania!) and one in Delray Beach, this health-focused eatery is dedicated to all things local and sustainable. Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar was born out of a desire to create a dining experience focused on sustainable, health-conscious and locally sourced cuisine. That's why they work closely with 75 local farmers to source only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. The wine bar at this cozy, sophisticated eatery is just as focused on sustainability as the kitchen is. The progressive wine list features over 50 wines available by the glass, many of which are certified sustainable. Cozy up to the bar with a glass of wine or pair your wine selection with something on the fresh, seasonal menu at Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar.  

Vino Van Gogh Paint Wine Bar

401 Northeast 2nd Street
Keep things casual and unleash your creative side with a visit to Vino Van Gogh Paint Wine Bar, a paint and sip studio in Delray Beach. Follow the instruction of an art teacher as you complete your very own masterpiece while sipping on your drink of choice. You can bring your favorite bottle and food or order from the on-site bar serving beer, wine, and soft drinks. Plus, you can ask Vino Van Gogh to provide a delicious spread of food for your event, as they have partnered with several local restaurants and caterers. Vino Van Gogh Paint Wine Bar makes for an excellent date night, girls' night, birthday party or corporate event activity!  

La Poulette

215 Northeast 6th Avenue
La Poulette Delray Beach, FL

Photos Courtesy of La Poulette

This quaint, laid-back French eatery is known for their incredible chicken. Everything here is farm-to-table and packed with unbeatable flavor. But you may not realize that La Poulette is also equipped with a full wine bar, serving a variety of wines from around the world. They even offer monthly wine tastings! Whatever you do, top off your experience at La Poulette with a decadent French dessert — like their popular handmade crème brûlée.  

Cheers!

What wine bars in Delray Beach get your stamp of approval? Let us know in the comments below.
August
29

Foodies rejoice! Boca Restaurant Month is returning to Boca Raton for its second consecutive year. This month-long celebration of local cuisine is the perfect opportunity to sample innovative creations from the city's best chefs. Lasting throughout the month of September, Boca Restaurant Month aims to promote Boca Raton's incredible array of culinary experiences, featuring a mixture of new and repeat restaurants from last year's inaugural restaurant month. Thirty-two participating restaurants will feature a three-course prix fixe dinner menu priced between $36 and $40, not including tax or gratuity. Plus, three-course prix fixe lunch menus are priced between $21 and $25, not including tax or gratuity. This is the perfect opportunity to sample some of Boca's finest dining establishments presenting their finest dishes at a reasonable price. Explore the diverse array of restaurants participating in Boca Restaurant Month this year. You'll find everything from Italian to New American, seafood eateries to steakhouses, and everything in between. Peruse each menu specially created for this event to know exactly what to expect during your visit! Take a look at some of our top nine *favorite* restaurants participating in Boca Restaurant Month, designated by an asterisk and special banner!  

Participating Restaurants:

  Apeiro Kitchen & Bar | Mediterranean | Menu | Location — Progressive Mediterranean restaurant and bar serving a contemporary menu in a gorgeous modern space.   Bazille in Nordstrom | American | Menu | Location — Chic and inviting American eatery tucked in the Nordstrom at the Town Center at Boca Raton, serving appetizers, salads, brick-oven pizzas, homemade desserts, and more.  

*Boca Landing | Seafood | Menu | Location

Boca Landing Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Waterstone Resort & Marina

Boca 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.  

*Ke'e Grill | Seafood | Menu | Location

Ke'e Grill Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Ke'e Grill

This 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.  

*Max's Grille | New American | Location

Max's Grille Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Max's Grille

If 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.  

*Ouzo Bay | Greek | Menu | Location

Ouzo Bay Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Ouzo Bay

It'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.  

*Ramen Lab Eatery | Ramen | Location

Ramen Lab Eatery Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Ramen Lab Eatery

Ramen 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 | LocationPopular 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.  

*SaiKo-i | Japanese | Menu | Location

SaiKo-i Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of SaiKo-i

The 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.  

*Tanzy Restaurant | Italian | Menu | Location

Tanzy Restaurant Boca Raton, FL

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Nestled 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.  

*The Locale | New American | Menu | Location

The Locale Boca Raton, FL

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Experience 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.  

*True Food Kitchen | New American | Menu | Location

True Food Kitchen Boca Raton, FL

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True 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.  

Bon Appétit!

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August
22

Labor Day is just around the corner! There are plenty of exciting events happening in Boca Raton over Labor Day weekend, from bourbon tastings to stand-up comedy, and prix fixe dinners to live jazz performances. While Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, we live in an area with a summertime vibe all year long! But these events will ensure you spend your extended weekend doing something fun and exciting. Mark your calendar with one or two of these Labor Day weekend events in Boca Raton.

Boca Raton Resort & Club Events

Boca Raton Resort & Club is the place to be this Labor Day weekend. They have a lengthy list of events planned all weekend long — each with a special Nashville twist! The resort has partnered with DMI to offer exclusive and intimate access to Grammy-winning singers and songwriters, a tasty Smokes, Brews & BBQ event, exclusive trunk shows, children's activities, and more.

Bourbon Social

Friday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. What to do in Boca Raton on Labor Day This bourbon-centric social is part of the resort's exclusive dinner pairing series. Sample award-winning bourbon curated by the talented beverage director and hear renditions of your favorite country hits performed by the person who wrote them. That's right — get a chance to mingle with legendary Nashville songwriters, including Lee Thomas Miller, Wendell Mobley, and Trea Landon.

How I Wrote That Song

Friday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. This is another must-do for country music fans! How I Wrote That Song offers a behind-the-scenes look with chart-topping singer-songwriters as they perform and share the fascinating stories behind their biggest hits. Hear from veterans like Liz Rose, Bob DiPiero, William Michael Morgan, Phil Barton, Aaron Ratiere and Tim Nichols.

Songs at Sea

Saturday, September 1 at 3:30 p.m Hop on board an end-of-summer sunset cruise at the Boca Raton Resort Marina. From a beautiful catamaran, attendees will experience an intimate performance from some of Nashville's premiere songwriters, including Emily Weisband and Parker McCollum. This sunset cruise offers an idyllic setting for enjoying live music!

Smokes, Brews & BBQ

Saturday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m. This laid-back event will feature tantalizing barbecue food, hand-rolled cigars, local beer tasting flights and more. Kick back with a cold brew and experience the ultimate taste of summer alongside Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member, Bob DiPiero ("Southern Voice" by Tim McGraw and "Blue Clear Sky" by George Strait), Corey Crowder and Randy Montana.

End of Summer Celebration & LobsterBash

Sunday, September 2 | Dinner at 6:30 p.m. + Show at 8 p.m. What to do in Boca Raton on Labor Day Wrap up this exciting lineup of events at Boca Raton Resort & Club with the End of Summer Celebration and LobsterBash! The all-you-can-eat lobster dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a concert celebrating the end of summer with country music stars Rodney Atkins and RaeLynn. Combining the fresh seafood of South Florida with the renowned country music of Nashville, this unique event should not be missed.

D.J. Demers at Mizner Park Comedy Club

Saturday, September 1 at 8 p.m. | Doors Open at 7 p.m. Head to Mizner Park Comedy Club for an entertaining performance from D.J. Demers, a talented stand-up comedian who has appeared on America's Got Talent, Conan (twice!), and was the winner of the 2014 Homegrown Comics Competition at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. His debut stand-up album, [Indistinct Chatter], was released in 2017 to great acclaim. Laugh alongside this hilarious comedian on Saturday, September 1 at this renowned comedy club. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $30 for premium and $160 for a VIP table. Beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and candy will be available for purchase, but it is advised that you enjoy a full dinner at any of the many Mizner Park restaurants before the show.

Weekend Shows at the Funky Biscuit

The Funky Biscuit is a lively music venue hosting an array of both local and national talent, playing everything from rock to reggae. There are three exciting shows happening on Labor Day weekend at the Funky Biscuit! Take a look at the lineup. Funky Biscuit Boca Raton, FL

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An Evening With Anders Osborne and Mike Zito

Friday, August 31 at 9 p.m. | Doors Open at 5 p.m. Witness two incredible musicians come together in an intimate setting at An Evening With Anders Osborne and Mike Zito. The emotional, soulful vocals and piercing, expert guitar work makes New Orleans' Anders Osborne a true musical treasure. With a number of accolades in the music world, including Entertainer of the Year by Gambit Weekly and Crescent City's Best Guitarist for three consecutive years by OffBeat, Osborne puts on a performance that should not be missed. He will be accompanied by Mike Zito, a South St. Louis native with a lengthy list of accomplishments, including 12 albums, founding supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood and The Wheel, producing albums for talented artists, and much more.

Elan Trotman

Saturday, September 1 at 8 p.m. | Doors Open at 5 p.m. Get groovy on Saturday with an incredible performance from saxophonist Elan Trotman, a jazz artist who has quickly emerged as one of the genre's most thrilling and emotive performers. He continues to evolve and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. Trotman's playing is inspired by legends like Grover Washington, Jr., Kirk Whalum, and Najee, but he certainly displays his own style and unique tone.

Biscuit Jam With Mark Telesca, Richie Schmidt & The Funky Biscuit All-Stars Featuring Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings

Monday, September 3 at 8 p.m. | Doors Open at 5 p.m. Experience a repertoire of musical wonder at Biscuit Jam with Mark Telesca, Richie Schmidt & the Funky Biscuit All-Stars, featuring Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings. This collection of talented musicians will bring an array of musical genres, with an emphasis on blues music. The main headliner of this music-filled evening is Mark Telesca, a talented songwriter, singer, guitarist, and bassist who studied music at Florida Atlantic University and currently lives in West Palm Beach.

2018 Boca Restaurant Month

September 1–30 Boca Raton Restaurant Week

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Starting on Saturday, kick-off Boca Restaurant Month, an exciting foodie event lasting throughout the month of September! The month-long event aims to promote Boca Raton's incredible array of culinary experiences, featuring a mixture of new and repeat restaurants from last year's inaugural restaurant month. Participating restaurants will feature a three-course prix fixe dinner menu priced between $36 and $40, not including tax or gratuity. This is the perfect opportunity to sample some of Boca's finest dining establishments presenting their finest dishes at a reasonable price. Check out nine of our favorite must-visit restaurants participating in Boca Restaurant Month!

Happy Labor Day!

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August
8

You may have mastered the ABCs a long time ago, but let's revisit this elementary basic by exploring the alphabet of Boca Raton. Take a look at the many unique characteristics, landmarks, and hotspots that make this city so special — including parks, restaurants, resorts, museums and more! Learn about Addison Mizner, the history of IBM's personal computer, and renowned resort communities like The Sanctuary as we learn the ABCs with a Boca Raton twist.  

A: Addison Mizner

 
Addison Mizner is the renowned architect responsible for designing the city of Boca Raton. His legendary Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style buildings continue to inspire today's architecture. Mizner's exclusive hotel, once called the Cloister Inn when it was completed in 1926, still stands as a city landmark and is now called the Boca Raton Resort & Club. This renowned resort, in addition to a number of buildings throughout South Florida, stands as a reminder of this beloved architect and his distinctive style.  

B: Boca Raton Museum of Art

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is one of South Florida's premier cultural institutions. Established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton, the museum now encompasses an art school, a guild, a store and a marvelous museum with both permanent and rotating exhibits on display. Admire the diverse collections of contemporary art, photography, non-western art, glass, and sculpture, plus a number of special exhibitions.

C: Condominiums

Boca Raton Luxury Condos In addition to its opulent waterfront estates and impressive compounds, there is an abundance of luxury condominiums for sale in Boca Raton. These estates in the sky offer unbeatable community amenities, modern details, and some of the most jaw-dropping views of the ocean, the Intracoastal and the city skyline. Some South Florida residents utilize their condominium in Boca Raton as a secondary residence, where they can retreat for convenient beach access in this beautiful resort community.

D: DaVinci's

The Carvelli family brings the recipes and spirit of their hometown of Mesoraca, Italy to South Florida at DaVinci's. 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 DaVinci's, one of our favorite fine dining destinations in Boca Raton!

E: Evert Tennis Academy

Tennis in Boca Raton, FL The Evert Tennis Academy is a prestigious facility in the Mission Bay area of Boca Raton. Chris Evert, tennis legend and winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, and John Evert, world-renowned developmental coach and Evert Tennis Academy Director, believe in the balance of technical, tactical, mental and physical training through personalized programs. The academy boasts pristine grounds, state-of-the-art equipment, a caring staff and a family-friendly atmosphere.  

F: Festival of the Arts

Every spring, the city hosts the Festival of the Arts, a multi-day cultural arts event featuring inspiring musical performances, award-winning authors and speakers, and more art exhibitions. This 10-day festival attracts over 15,000 attendees every year, creating an economic impact on South Florida totaling over $1.3 million. This exciting community tradition is a tangible way the city of Boca Raton is focused on preserving and supporting the arts.  

G: Gyms

Trainerspace Boca Raton, FL

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Fitness is important for Boca Raton residents. Many take advantage of the many boutique gyms in the city, like Trainerspace, boasting a stunning interior with top-of-the-line equipment and professional trainers. Or they may choose to take the gym outside with an outdoor fitness class or activity in Boca Raton, such as Yoga on the Beach or stand-up paddleboarding with Boca Surf & Sail.

H: Highland Beach

Considered an unofficial extension of Boca Raton, Highland Beach is a seaside community encompassing a barrier island just northeast of Boca. The waterfront real estate that makes up this community provides natural splendor, privacy and luxury living. Highland Beach is a dream for yachters, who may easily access the Intracoastal and cruise to a nearby inlet to reach the sparkling Atlantic.

I: Intracoastal Waterway

Intracoastal Waterway Boca Raton, FL

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The Intracoastal Waterway plays a major role in the landscape of South Florida, including Boca Raton, one of the most central cities in the region. This 3,000-mile waterway allows convenient water access for yachts, creates a beautiful backdrop for estates in its path, and offers calmer waters for smaller boats to maneuver. The Intracoastal in Boca has several smaller canals, providing more waterfront properties and plenty of dockage for yachts and boats of all sizes.  

J: Josephine's

Josephine's is a family-owned and -operated eatery that has remained 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. The extensive wine collection beautifully complements Josephine's menu and their fully stocked bar features a range of popular liquors. Escape to the peaceful and enchanting atmosphere of Josephine's for a fine dining experience unlike any other!

K: Kids' Museum

Boca Raton Children's Museum

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Boca Raton has attractions for all ages, including the little ones. The Boca Raton Children's Museum is an interactive museum focused on broadening children's awareness of the world around them and the importance of problem-solving through creative and scientific exploration. The museum is housed in the historic Singing Pines building, which was built in 1913 and moved to its current location in Memorial Park in 1976. It is the oldest children's museum in the state of Florida!

L: La Ferme

La Ferme is an undeniably unique fine 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 wonderful array of reds and whites from all over the globe. Explore their diverse dinner menu with options ranging from escargots to filet mignon. Top off the night with a selection from their delectable dessert menu!  

M: Mizner Park

Mizner Park Boca Raton, FL

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Mizner Park is considered one of the most popular landmarks in the city. This luxury lifestyle center hosts exceptional eateries, upscale shops, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a movie theater, a cultural center, an amphitheater and more. This is a one-stop-shop for dining, shopping, and entertainment for residents and visitors alike!  

N: No Billboards

You may have noticed the unbeatable and uninterrupted views in Boca Raton. That is in part because of one important law: there are no billboards permitted in the city. There is, however, one billboard that was grandfathered in during the annexation. The absence of large advertisements preserves the city's natural beauty!  

O: Outdoor Patios

Outdoor Patios in Boca Raton, FL

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With such gorgeous landscape (free of billboards!) it's only right to enjoy it as much as possible — even while you wine and dine. Thankfully, there are a number of restaurants in Boca with incredible outdoor patios, offering views of the vast ocean, the sparkling waterway, and the city skyline.  

P: Personal Computer

Did you know that IBM's first personal computer was developed in Boca Raton? IBM opened a manufacturing plant in Boca in 1967, and their first personal computer was developed here in 1981. Today, one of the buildings that once housed IBM was donated to the Palm Beach County School District and was converted into Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, named after Don Estridge, whose team was responsible for developing the IBM PC. The old IBM complex still hosts the office and conference table where Bill Gates signed the historic deal that supplied IBM with the Microsoft MS-DOS operating system for its personal computer line!  

Q: Quiet

Boca Raton Beaches One of Boca's most attractive qualities is its peaceful and laid-back vibe. You can easily retreat to a quiet private beach for an afternoon of relaxation while you sip on a glass of wine and read a book. This resort town creates an idyllic environment for slowing down and enjoying the many luxuries of living just steps from the ocean.  

R: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club

Considered one of Boca's most prestigious and high-end communities, Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club was established over half a century ago, reigning as Boca's prestigious signature address. Throughout history, its residents have led lifestyles synonymous with the vision of Addison Mizner in the 1920s. Enter through the guard-gated entrance of this renowned community to experience first-class living to the fullest, complete with a full-service marina, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis and croquet courts, and a world-famous golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.  

S: Sugar Sand Park

The expansive 132-acre Sugar Sand Park provides a beautiful place for the community to gather. The park features a community center, which houses the Children's Science Explorium, the Willow Theatre, and the field house with an indoor gymnasium. Surrounding amenities include walking trails, ball fields, a carousel, a playground and more.  

T: The Sanctuary

Distinguished as one of the most prestigious gated communities in Boca — and the entire nation, The Sanctuary offers the utmost in quiet seclusion in Boca Raton's internationally acclaimed yachting enclave. Featuring some of Boca Raton's finest residences, estates in The Sanctuary are nestled on winding tree-lined streets and finger isles capturing protected views over the tranquil waterway to a lush nature preserve. Deepwater dockage for substantial yachts is a prized asset of this community. Some residences are located on expansive double lots with multi-yacht dockage, while other coveted estates are located on a point, opening up panoramic views over the water and preserve. In The Sanctuary's sublime seclusion and idyllic natural beauty, many residences feature magnificent outdoor entertainment spaces with amenities that rival those of an exclusive private resort.  

U: University

Boca is home to a number of excellent universities, including Florida Atlantic University, a public research university with more than 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered to its 30,000+ students. Boca residents enjoy the vibrant spirit FAU adds to the community, and many will attend university sporting events at the FAU stadium.  

V: Vacation

Boca Raton is a popular travel destination, attracting visitors from all over the world. It's easy to see why! We have pristine beaches, luxurious resorts, upscale shopping, renowned culinary options and gorgeous sunny weather. While visitors come and go, residents get to enjoy the resort-style appeal of Boca and surrounding South Florida cities all year long!  

W: Wick Theatre

The Wick Theatre is a beloved community theatre showcasing classic musicals and other performances in an intimate space. The 333-seat auditorium is accompanied by a costume museum, which hosts the finest costumes ever brought to the Broadway stage by some of the most honored and respected designers in the history of the American musical theatre. Take a look at upcoming productions for the current season and other events happening at the Wick throughout the year!  

X: TEDxBocaRaton

It's likely you've heard an inspiring TED Talk, either in person or online, consisting of "ideas worth spreading" on the subjects of technology, design, science, culture, and academia. We have our very own TEDxBocaRaton event, coming to the Florida Atlantic University campus on October 12, 2018. The theme for this TEDx event is "Innovation: Reinventing Yourself" with a focus on the way people and businesses reinvent themselves again and again through innovation.  

Y: Yachting

Yachting in Boca Raton, FL Yachting is a popular sport amongst Boca Raton residents. Just take one look at the landscape, where you'll discover a large population of shiny boats and yachts lining waterways and filling docks. The city's affluence and geography create the ideal combination for yachting, sailing and other water activities. Our pristine location means South Florida residents can even sail to the Bahamas for the weekend!

Z: Zoo

Boca residents may easily travel to the Palm Beach Zoo, just up I-95 in West Palm Beach. But if you want to experience wildlife right in our backyard, make a trip to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, a 20-acre nature center attracting more than 200,000 visitors every year. The center serves as a beacon for environmental education, research, and conservation, through its many programs, nature trails, and exhibits.  

...And now you know your ABCs!

What legendary landmarks, hotspots or features would you include in your Boca Raton alphabet? Let us know in the comments below!
June
27

Among its many alluring qualities, Fort Lauderdale has an impressive dining scene, including a vast selection of seafood and steakhouse options, both casual and upscale restaurants, restaurants with views, vegan and vegetarian spots, and much more. The culinary world of Fort Lauderdale is consistently evolving, with a number of exciting eateries opening their doors each year. Take a look at the most recent Fort Lauderdale restaurant additions, from waterfront bistros to rooftop bars and everything in between.  

Terra Mare

551 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Opened: September 2017 Terra Mare Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Nestled 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.  

Boathouse at the Riverside

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.  

The Hummus House

3038, 900 Northeast 20th Avenue Opened: December 2017 The Hummus House Fort Lauderdale, FL

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This 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.  

El Camino

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.!  

Lona Cocina y Tequilería

4204, 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Opened: January 2018 Lona Cocina y Tequilería Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Earlier 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.  

Tarpon River Brewing

280 Southwest 6th Street Opened: February 2018 Tarpon River Brewing Fort Lauderdale, FL

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There'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.  

Red Door Asian Bistro

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!  

Henry's Sandwich Station

545 Northwest 1st Avenue Opened: February 2018 Henry's Sandwich Station Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Head 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.  

The Balcony

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.  

El Vez

401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Opened: May 2018 El Vez Fort Lauderdale, FL

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This 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.  

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May
2

Whether you prefer savory or sweet, you can certainly agree that brunch is an essential part of any weekend routine. It offers an excuse to enjoy breakfast foods well past noon, sip on a refreshing mimosa, and dine al fresco at some of the city's finest eateries. Delray Beach is packed with a number of popular brunch destinations, renowned for their robust menus, sophisticated surroundings and spectacular drink options. Head to one of these Delray hotspots for an exciting weekend adventure in Benedicts and Bloody Marys.  

Brulé Bistro

Saturday + Sunday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | 200 Northeast 2nd Avenue Brunch Menu Brulé Bistro Delray Beach, FL

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Brulé Bistro believes in locally sourced ingredients, seasonally inspired menus, local craft breweries, eclectic wines, and craft cocktails. It's also clear they believe in serving an exceptional brunch. This New American gem serves a simple brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday consisting of a BLTE sandwich, an omelette, a breakfast club, and more. Pair your selection with a housemade Bloody Mary, a mimosa or a bourbon-based blackberry bullet cocktail.  

Sundy House

Saturday + Sunday 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. | 106 South Swinton Avenue Saturday Brunch Menu + Sunday Brunch Menu   Sundy House serves a diverse collection of classic American dishes, highlighted by fresh ingredients, that are expertly prepared and presented. Don't miss their new Saturday a La Carte Brunch, best enjoyed in their lush tropical botanical gardens, complemented by live music. The most popular dining experience at Sundy House is their Sunday Brunch, costing $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The Sunday Brunch includes a delectable buffet menu featuring the freshest ingredients and specialty creations, plus mimosas and Bloody Marys. Reservations are recommended for Sunday brunch at Sundy House.  

50 Ocean

Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. | 50 South Ocean Boulevard Brunch Menu 50 Ocean Delray Beach, FL

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Brunch at 50 Ocean is made all the more enjoyable due to its location directly along the Atlantic. Take in endless views of ocean vistas as you explore their exceptional brunch menu, available both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each brunch features a "build-your-own" Grey Goose Bloody Mary Bar with over 30 ingredients, including pickles, olives, sweet chili asparagus, pepperoni, cheeses, hot sauces and more. Or opt for Endless Mimosas during your brunch feast! Their contemporary menu is packed with excitement and robust flavor, from the lobster avocado toast to the blueberry quinoa pancakes.  

City Oyster

Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. + Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. | 213 East Atlantic Avenue Brunch Menu   Located in the heart of all the activity in Delray Beach, City Oyster serves some of the freshest seafood in the area, with a full sushi bar and a rotating selection of fresh oysters from the East and West Coast. Their brunch menu covers a wide range of subjects, whether you're craving a salad, a sandwich, a simple pastry, waffles or pancakes, or their famous seafood dishes. Pair your selection with unlimited mimosas or endless Bloody Marys, each available for $13.  

Caffe Luna Rosa

Every Day 7 a.m.–3 p.m. | 34 South Ocean Boulevard Brunch Menu Caffe Luna Rosa Delray Beach, FL

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Caffe Luna Rosa is a longtime favorite eatery for Delray residents and visitors alike thanks to their delicious offerings, idyllic location, and of course, their daily brunch. That's right — you can order brunch at Caffe Luna Rosa any day of the week between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. You can't go wrong with anything on the extensive menu, featuring an array of benedict specials, omelettes and wraps, pancakes, waffles, French toast, seafood, sandwiches, salads, and other entrees.  

Max's Harvest

Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. | 169 Northeast 2nd Avenue Brunch Menu Max's Harvest Delray Beach, FL

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The iconic brunch at Max's Harvest should not be missed. Kick things off with their unlimited interactive Bloody Mary and champagne cocktail bar for $15. Then delve into their simple yet well-rounded brunch menu, serving everything from fresh greens to a hearty chicken and waffles dish. This stylish and laid-back eatery offers both indoor and outdoor seating, providing the perfect environment for savoring your weekend brunch.  

Park Tavern

Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. + Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. | 32 Southeast 2nd Avenue Brunch Menu   Park Tavern is an excellent destination for flavorful and innovative fare any day of the week — especially on Saturdays and Sundays during brunch. This comfortable and laid-back eatery has a refreshing industrial feel, and is situated right in the heart of all the activity along Atlantic Avenue. While their brunch menu features a wide array of unique twists on brunch must-haves, from sweet potato pancakes to deviled eggs with blue cheese and bacon bits, it's their drink options that has us doing a double-take. You can get bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys at Park Tavern for just $9 while brunch is served, or $12 for an unlimited combination of the two!  

Deck 84

Saturday + Sunday 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. | 840 East Atlantic Avenue Brunch Menu Deck 84 Delray Beach, FL

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There is nothing quite as quintessential to Delray Beach as dining along the water's edge. Voted one of the Top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in American by OpenTable for a number of  years, Deck 84 brings casual waterfront dining to the heart of downtown Delray Beach. Savor their brunch menu filled with all the classics, such as Eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros, while boats pass by along the sparkling Intracoastal. You can even arrive at Deck 84 by boat and take advantage of 150 feet of easy-access dock space. If you bring your catch, they'll cook it for you!  

Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen

Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | 204 East Atlantic Avenue Brunch Menu Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen Delray Beach, FL

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Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen is serving up some of the freshest and healthiest food in the region — at both its Boca Raton and Delray Beach locations. Specially designed for clean eating, their farm-fresh menu features seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients that form crave-worth dishes. The freshness continues with their brunch menu served on the weekends, featuring everything from a simple yogurt parfait to steak and eggs, and everything in between — including a number of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. Order bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys for $14 per guest during their brunch hours!  

What would you add?

What Delray Beach eateries serve your favorite brunch? Let us know in the comments below!
April
18

Renowned as a veritable jewel of Florida's Treasure Coast, Vero Beach embodies all the best qualities the region has to offer for both residents and visitors. From a thriving cultural and arts scene to breathtaking natural beauty, plus endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and cuisine to match any palate, Vero Beach delivers with effortless grace and sophistication. Vero Beach is home to a plethora of eateries serving fresh seafood, authentic Cajun fare, and Italian classics. There is no shortage of lunch spots in Vero Beach, whether you're searching for a quick on-the-go option or a fine dining experience. Boasting fresh ingredients, ocean vistas and chic surrounds, these Vero Beach restaurants will not disappoint.  

Baci Trattoria Inc.

1918 14th Avenue
Baci Trattoria Inc. Vero Beach, FL

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This 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 Seafood Tavern

1103 21st Street
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.!  

Cobalt

3500 Ocean Drive
Cobalt Vero Beach, FL

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Nestled 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

2045 13th Avenue
This chic venue serves New American plates comprised of local ingredients. Their formal yet inviting interior perfectly complements the lush patio filled with tropical greenery and a fountain. 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!  

Cajun Cove

89 Royal Palm Pointe
Cajun Cove Vero Beach, FL

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Situated 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.  

The Wave Kitchen and Bar

3244 Ocean Drive
  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!  

Chive

8 Royal Palm Pointe
Chive Vero Beach, FL

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If 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.  

What lunch hotspot in Vero is your favorite?

There are so many amazing Vero Beach eateries to choose from! Let us know your favorites in the comments below.
February
21

When it comes to fine dining, you want to get it right. If you're spending ample time (and money!) at a restaurant, you want to ensure the highest quality food, expert service and an inviting atmosphere. Consider one of these upscale eateries in Boca Raton for your next special occasion, romantic date night or corporate dinner. With extensive wine lists, classy interiors and flavorful dishes, these fine dining destinations in Boca Raton are sure to impress.  

Ke'e Grill

Seafood | 17940 North Military Trail #700 Make a Reservation

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!

 

Chops Lobster Bar

Steakhouse + Seafood | 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!  

Abe & Louie's

Steakhouse | 2200 Glades Road Make a Reservation Abe & Louie's Boca Raton, FL

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Nestled 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.  

Casa D'Angelo

Italian | 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.  

City Fish Market

Seafood | 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.  

Six Tables

European | 112 Northeast 2nd Street Make a Reservation Six Tables Boca Raton, FL

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A 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!  

Josephine's Italian Restaurant

Italian | 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!  

La Ferme

French Mediterranean | 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!  

twentytwenty Grille

New American | 141 Via Naranjas #45 Make a Reservation twentytwenty Grille Boca Raton, FL

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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.  

Trattoria Romana

Italian | 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.  

Frank and Dino's

Italian-American | 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.  

La Nouvelle Maison

French | 455 East Palmetto Park Road Make a Reservation La Nouvelle Maison Boca Raton, FL

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This 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.  

Chez Marie French Bistro

French | 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!  

The Locale

New Latin American Fusion | 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.  

New York Prime

Steakhouse | 2350 Northwest Executive Center Drive Make a Reservation New York Prime Boca Raton, FL

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This 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.  

DaVinci's of Boca

Italian | 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.  

What upscale dining destination do you love?

Let us know in the comments below! We can never have too many options for date night.
January
24

An active, healthful lifestyle is critical for an overall sense of well-being. Thankfully, Fort Lauderdale and the entire Southeast Florida region celebrates and promotes wholesome living, with a variety of beach workouts to work into your routine, personal chefs to cook up healthy meals at home, and a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities to help you stay fit. Fort Lauderdale has a variety of health-focused restaurants, specifically designed for vegans, vegetarians, and those who simply prefer to eat clean. In addition to the restaurants focused on meat- and dairy-free fare, there are plenty of juice bars with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Take your healthy eating lifestyle to the next level with these delectable and nutritious options in Fort Lauderdale.  

VEGAN + VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS

Green Bar & Kitchen

1075 Southeast 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Green Bar

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Green Bar & Kitchen lives out the famous quote from Greek physician Hippocrates — "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." This vegan eatery embodies the concept of vibrant, plant-based, wholesome eating. Their strictly vegan menu features items such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, soups, fruits, cold-pressed juices, superfood salads, smoothies, and bakery items. There are also a number of gluten-free options available as well. This vibrant and airy restaurant is located just steps from the beach, providing the perfect pre- or post-beach lunch stop.  

Sublime Restaurant & Bar

1431 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 This upscale restaurant serves vegan and vegetarian dishes on their diverse menu, in addition to organic drinks and wines. The setting is almost as enchanting as their menu options; the interior features cascading window waterfalls, skylights, Italian glass tiles, an open-hearth oven, and exotic trees. This award-winning eatery has served a number of celebrities over the years, including Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, Alicia Silverstone, Bob Barker and more.  

Clovermint Cafe & Market

3433 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Clovermint Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Clovermint is a hip, elegant eatery in Fort Lauderdale serving wholesome food that is vegan, gluten-free, free of refined sugar, and absolutely delicious. The moving life story of owner and chef Ann Nacknouck has dictated the direction of the restaurant, and Ann and her staff are dedicated to preparing only foods they are comfortable eating themselves. Explore Clovermint's menu, featuring lunch options from salads to sandwiches, a variety of brunch options, and plenty of drink choices (including vegan craft beer!). Experience the beautiful marriage of wholesome food and delicious flavor at Clovermint.  

Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen

1040 Bayview Drive #100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen

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Myapapaya is an excellent juicery and restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Their juices are extracted on a custom-made 3-ton hydraulic press, which minimizes the changes that fruits and vegetables endure during a typical juicing process. This releases essential vitamins and minerals into each 17-ounce bottle with a 3-4 day shelf life. In addition to their juices, Myapapaya serves a variety of healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner! This full-service restaurant will open a second location in East Fort Lauderdale in March 2018 — which means double the opportunities to enjoy their tasty offerings.  

JUICE BARS

SpaJuiceBar

1217 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 SpaJuiceBar Fort Lauderdale, FL

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SpaJuiceBar is located along the lively Las Olas Boulevard, providing a spot for rejuvenation in the middle of your day, much like a relaxing spa. Their robust juice menu includes a variety of cold-pressed juices, including Calming Juice, Internal Cleanse Juice, Morning Boost Juice and more.  

Purely Pressed

6314 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Purely Pressed Juice Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Purely Pressed is a juice manufacturer, juice bar, and healthy restaurant serving wholesome food with vegan/vegetarian options, cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, real-fruit smoothies, and fine locally roasted coffee and tea. This charming shop is a go-to spot for on-the-go nutrition!  

Gourmet Garden Cafe & Juices

6139 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 In addition to fresh juices straight from the garden, Gourmet Garden Cafe & Juices serves a variety of healthy food options, including wraps, açaí bowls, sides, soups, salads, platters, quesadillas, grain bowls, garden burgers and sandwiches. Check out their menu to see the overwhelming options available to suit every craving and preference.  

Fresh First

1637 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Fresh First Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Subtly implied in the restaurant's title, Fresh First is South Florida's first 100% gluten-free eatery and juicery. They serve internationally inspired healthy fare in addition to a number of cold, colorful and energizing juices and smoothies. Their menu is packed with fresh ingredients and superfoods, combined in a delicious and health-forward way.  

Bon Appétit!

Happy healthy eating to herbivores and carnivores alike.
January
17

In a setting as enchanting as Delray Beach, it's no surprise to find a myriad of romantic eateries in the city. You may have a tried-and-true date night tradition at the same handful of restaurants, but you might consider branching out to experience something new! The following restaurants in Delray Beach provide an intimate and romantic environment, sophisticated menus, expert service, and carefully curated wine lists and handcrafted cocktails. They each offer the perfect setting and pristine menus to make for an unforgettable evening with the one you love.  

32 East

New American | 32 East Atlantic Avenue Make a Reservation 32 East Delray Beach, FL

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For over 20 years, 32 East has been a popular date night destination along the vibrant Atlantic Avenue. Chef John Thomas creates an innovative menu that changes daily, featuring only the freshest seasonal ingredients from around the country. A full-service bar, award-winning wine list and the overall enchanting atmosphere of 32 East completes the dining experience.  

Olio

Italian | 42 Southeast 2nd Avenue Make a Reservation Just take one look at the gorgeous interior of Olio and you'll feel both inspired and welcomed. This combination restaurant, wine cellar and boutique serves an elevated, eclectic menu and an array of drink offerings, including fine wines, spirits and specialty cocktails. Their menus focus on Italian cuisine, but there is something to please every palate at Olio.  

Dada Restaurant

American | 52 North Swinton Avenue Make a Reservation Feel at home at Dada, located in an offbeat house built in the 1920s. The eclectic interior and revolving artwork complement the creative cuisine, which is always sustainably sourced. Their menu is as unique and exciting as the beautiful atmosphere the restaurant has worked hard to create since they opened their doors in 2000.  

50 Ocean

American | 50 South Ocean Boulevard Make a Reservation 50 Ocean Delray Beach, FL

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Enjoy a romantic lunch overlooking the ocean or a cozy night in the inviting space of 50 Ocean, located along the beach in Delray. The restaurant's panoramic second-level floor-to-ceiling windows provide an unmatched dining experience for guests. In addition to the remarkable views, 50 Ocean has an exceptional contemporary menu featuring fresh local seafood, tropical salads, and uniquely crafted desserts presented by a knowledgeable four-star staff.  

Fifth Avenue Grill

American Steakhouse | 821 Southeast 5th Avenue Make a Reservation Fifth Avenue Grill provides a classic, American steakhouse experience in a romantic and inviting atmosphere. This polished eatery offers select seafood and steak dishes in addition to a wonderful curated wine list with wines from all over the world, from Napa Valley to Spain. The interior of Fifth Avenue Grill is warm and inviting, creating the perfect setting to enjoy the company of your loved one.  

Tramonti

Italian | 119 East Atlantic Avenue Make a Reservation Tramonti provides the finest in luxury and sophistication, exceeding even the highest of expectations. The fine dining experts and professionals at Tramonti achieve this through carefully selecting sources and ingredients, creating culinary masterpieces, providing unparalleled service, and maintaining a gorgeous atmosphere in which to enjoy it all. Explore their Italian-focused menu to see what's in store at this renowned Delray eatery.  

Caffe Martier

Mediterranean | 411 East Atlantic Avenue Make a Reservation Caffe Martier Delray Beach, FL

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Caffe Martier is where classic meets eclectic. With European flair, Caffe Martier combines blends of traditional Mediterranean styles with New Age tastes. Their new dinner menu by award-winning chef Jovito Robledo was crafted to complement their award-winning cocktails. And of course, top the evening with coffee and desserts — something Caffe Martier is known for. Try their Tiramisu with a white mocha at the end of your romantic evening.  

Sundy House

American | 106 South Swinton Avenue Make a Reservation Step back in time with a visit to Sundy House, a historic Queen Anne-style home built in 1902 with a bed and breakfast, renowned restaurant, and lush gardens. The restaurant serves an amazing menu featuring a diverse yet simple collection of classic American dishes. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails in the Atrium Bar, dine in the unique Fresco or Mediterranean rooms, and have dessert under a canopy of twinkling lights in the Taru Garden. Plus, you can make it a staycation by staying at the Sundy House bed and breakfast!  

Prime

American Steakhouse | 29 Southeast 2nd Avenue Make a Reservation Prime provides the ultimate environment for a swanky and romantic evening. The elegant interior features chandeliers, marble flooring, dazzling hand-painted murals, and upscale decor. This steakhouse prepares the best of land and sea, serving certified USDA prime beef, sushi and seafood of the highest quality. Relax in the luxe bar, dining room, an intimate indoor or outdoor private dining area, the tropical garden, or the lounge area with nightly live entertainment.  

Cut432

American Steakhouse | 432 East Atlantic Avenue Make a Reservation Cut432 Delray Beach, FL

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For over five years in downtown Delray, Cut432 has put a modern twist on the beloved American steakhouse. In a contemporary and lively setting, cut into the perfect steak sourced from the country's top ranchers and artisanal producers. While Cut432 is known for their exceptional steaks, they also offer a raw bar, seafood specialties, and American classics, including chicken, pork chops, ribs and lamb. Whatever dish you choose, complement it with one of their small-production craft spirits, a glass of wine, or a craft beer.  

The Grove

American | 187 Northeast 2nd Avenue Make a Reservation The Grove is an intimate eatery combining a refined yet soulful menu with a modern atmosphere and approach. You will discover a selection of creative and innovative dishes on their menus, which change almost entirely every two weeks, as evolution keeps them inspired and keeps locals excited to try new offerings. The wines represented are meant to complement the food at The Grove, which selects mostly small producers from around the world.  

Joseph's Wine Bar and Cafe

Mediterranean | 200 Northeast 2nd Avenue #107 Make a Reservation Wine aficionados will love going to Joseph's Wine Bar and Cafe, an elegant bistro in Pineapple Grove with a focus on wine. Their love for wine is especially obvious when you see the stunning walls lined with bottles sourced from all around the globe. Their collection features over 2,000 bottles you can choose from, in addition to an extensive wine selection by the glass. Complement your wine choice (or vice versa) with a bite to eat. Joseph's serves delicious Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, from shareable bites like hummus to marinated chicken kebabs to enjoy as a full meal.  

Max's Harvest

New American | 169 Northeast 2nd Avenue Make a Reservation Max's Harvest Delray Beach, FL

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Nestled in the artistic Pineapple Grove district, Max's Harvest employs a creative approach to dining, seen plainly in their thoughtfully crafted drinks, globally inspired cuisine, and beautiful atmosphere. Max's Harvest uses seasonal, locally grown ingredients from trusted farmers, ranchers, producers and purveyors. Their local focus, relaxing atmosphere and attention to detail makes them a wonderful date night spot.  

Scuola Vecchia Pizza

Italian | 522 East Atlantic Avenue Make a Reservation This bright and trendy pizzeria is a perfect option for a laid-back yet sophisticated date night experience. Scuola Vecchia, which means "old school" in Italian, is living up to its name by upholding timeless, age-old traditions. It is the only restaurant in South Florida certified by the Associazone Pizzaiuoli Napoletani, which oversees and maintains the highest standards in the art of making authentic Neapolitan pizza. Their delicious pizzas are cooked directly in a wood-burning oven on volcanic stone, giving them a distinct taste.  

Bon Appétit!

Select one of these enchanting eateries for your next date night experience. Your significant other will be delighted!
August
29

In Vero Beach, we are lucky to be surrounded by a number of top-notch restaurants and bars for every occasion. But when the time comes for a romantic night out with your sweetheart, you want to pick the very best. Whether you are in the mood for a fun seafood dinner or an elegant wining and dining experience, we gathered our favorite restaurants in the area for date night. Bon Apétit!  

The Best Date Night Restaurants in Vero Beach Include:

Cobalt | The Tides | Maison Martinique Restaurant | Ocean Grill | Osceola Bistro | Vinz Wining and Dining | Citrus Grillhouse | The Wave Kitchen & Bar | Kata Japanese & Thai | Di Mare Vero Beach

 

Cobalt

3500 Ocean Drive Cobalt Vero Beach

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The name "Cobalt" is not just a coincidence — rather, the restaurant is named for the picturesque views of the deep blue water that can be enjoyed from every table. Just steps from the sand, Cobalt serves up inventive meals created with fresh, local ingredients alongside craft cocktails and an extensive wine list. Enjoy your meal al fresco by the light of a flickering fire pit for a truly romantic evening.  

The Tides

3103 Cardinal Drive The Tides has graced the Vero Beach coastline since 2000, and still manages to thrill diners with its fresh seafood and multicultural influences. The menu is filled with elegant choices, including a catch of the day prepped to perfection, veal scallopini, cedar planked salmon and more. Accompany the entrée of your choice with a selection from the wine list, which has received the Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator for 17 consecutive years.  

Maison Martinique Restaurant

1603 South Ocean Drive Maison Martinique

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The elegant dining room at Maison Martinique Restaurant is enough to make us swoon with its hanging lights, colorful walls and romantic ambience. Settle down at a table by the window (or opt to dine on the patio), and enjoy a three-course meal created with fresh seafood and local ingredients. Afterward, head upstairs to the Havana Nights piano bar for an after-dinner cocktail and live music.  

Ocean Grill

1050 Sexton Plaza The Ocean Grill is best known for its coveted spot on the beach and the accompanying 360-degree views. The view alone makes Ocean Grill a favorite for locals and tourists alike, but the food takes the experience to a whole new level. Expect to find your favorite seafood entrées and appetizers fried, grilled or steamed to perfection.  

Osceola Bistro

2045 13th Avenue This culinary gem opened in October 2011 under ownership of Chef Bireley, a Vero Beach native and an expert in the kitchen. The menu represents a variety of flavors from around the world — all influenced by Bireley's travels — but the food is created with ingredients sourced locally to support nearby farms and fishermen. If the quality of the cuisine is not enough to draw you in, perhaps the ambience, complete with lush outdoor gardens and an airy dining room, will do the trick.  

Vinz Wining & Dining

4885 Highway A1A Wine enthusiasts will find solace at Vinz Wining & Dining, where the carefully curated wine list is the main event. Enjoy your selection by the glass or the bottle as you take in the romantic atmosphere with your sweetheart. Be sure to order a few small plates from the food menu to share. Bonus: Stop in on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for live music in the courtyard!  

The Citrus Grillhouse

1050 Easter Lily Lane Citrus Grillhouse

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The ambience at the Citrus Grillhouse is friendly and casual, and the food is some of the best in the area. Expect inventive dishes such as spicy grilled lamb with feta, scallops on polenta cake with chili-roasted corn, and five varieties of risotto, all crafted with the freshest local ingredients available.  

The Wave Kitchen & Bar

3244 Ocean Drive Every detail in the Wave Kitchen & Bar was designed to make its guests feel as if they were attending an intimate dinner party — an ultra chic and elegant party, that is! Located in the Costa d'Este Beach Resort and Spa, the modern kitchen serves up Cuban classics with an elevated twist alongside New American favorites.  

Kata Japanese & Thai

1306 20th Street Kata Vero Beach

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Of course this list would not be complete without a top-notch sushi spot, and Kata Japanese & Thai is our pick in this category. Kata features the very best of Japanese and Thai cuisine, including soul-warming pho, fresh sashimi, tempura, teriyaki, crispy duck and more. Make sure to save room for the tempura ice cream and Thai donuts for dessert!  

Di Mare Vero Beach

1517 Ocean Drive If you are having trouble deciding between French or Italian for your romantic night out, Di Mare is the place to be. The restaurant features two separate menus to satisfy either craving — although you are more than welcome to order from both. Start your meal with a burrata platter or escargot before moving onto the main event, and make sure to accompany your choice with a bottle from the wine list.  

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June
21

Fort Lauderdale is renowned all across the globe as the "Venice of America," boasting a lively culinary scene, posh boutiques, impressive mansions, and of course, pristine water views from nearly every vantage point. Marvel in the city's prime coastal location by dining at an amazing waterfront restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Some are nestled along busy Intracoastal Waterway canals teeming with yachts and sailboats, while others look out over the expansive Atlantic Ocean. Take in the refreshing ocean breeze and breathtaking vistas at one of these upscale eateries in the city.  

Kaluz Restaurant

3300 East Commercial Boulevard Make a Reservation Kaluz Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Kaluz is the perfect place to grab a drink or a bite to eat while taking in beautiful Intracoastal views. This New American restaurant has a lively bar, outdoor dining areas with comfortable seating, and an overall upbeat atmosphere. An overhead awning protects diners from sun rays and raindrops alike!  

Grille 66 & Bar

2301 SE 17th Street Make a Reservation Grille 66 Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Overlook the Intracoastal Waterway at Grille 66 & Bar, located inside the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel, another one of our go-to Fort Lauderdale spa resorts. Expert chef Michael Siegel creates a delectable menu comprised of fine fresh seafood, excellent meat dishes, and a variety of complementary appetizers and creative small plates. Retreat to the warm, cozy interior or enjoy a refreshing view out on the shaded patio at Grille 66 & Bar.  

Boatyard

1555 SE 17th Street Make a Reservation Boatyard Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Boatyard is a brand new waterfront dining destination in Fort Lauderdale. The upscale, nautical-chic decor of this trendy restaurant is almost as enticing as the food they serve. The seafood-centric menu of Boatyard includes the freshest daily catches from local fishermen, in addition to a high-quality raw bar and shellfish selections. The 80-seat dockside patio lounge offers a pristine view of the scenic Intracoastal waters just steps away.  

3030 Ocean

3030 Holiday Drive Make a Reservation 3030 Ocean Fort Lauderdale, FL

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3030 Ocean is a casual chic dinner bistro serving American cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood and speciality meat dishes. This oceanfront restaurant is situated in the Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the modern interior of 3030 Ocean, providing the perfect backdrop for your delicious meal.  

Steak 954

401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Make a Reservation Steak 954 Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Access amazing fare and take in exceptional views inside the W Fort Lauderdale, one of our favorite spa resorts in the city. This contemporary steakhouse has modern, refreshing decor, creative dishes, and some of the best ocean views in the area! Escape to the patio, where you'll find plenty of shaded seats to avoid intense sun rays during your meal.  

S3 Restaurant

505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Make a Reservation S3 Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Local expert restaurateurs and culinary masterminds combined efforts to create S3 — where sun, surf and sand fuse with steak, seafood and sushi. The fresh coastal cuisine of S3 simply tastes better when combined with the gorgeous background of the calming ocean waves lapping along the shore nearby. Wine and dine on the lush outdoor patio with custom lounge seating and endless views of the Atlantic.  

Pelican Landing Restaurant

2301 SE 17th Street Make a Reservation Pelican Landing Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Take in the longer summer days on the outdoor patio at Pelican Landing Restaurant in the Hyatt Regency. This casual yet elegant waterfront bar and restaurant offers unforgettable views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Watch boats sail past while you savor the flavorful drinks and fresh Florida cuisine of Pelican Landing.  

OCEAN2000

2000 North Ocean Boulevard Make a Reservation

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OCEAN2000 is a splendid waterfront paradise, with a New American menu that makes this one of the best eateries in the area. Take in beautiful views from the restaurant's interior, or out at The Lounge, featuring an oceanfront patio where you can enjoy small plates and inventive cocktails. Wherever you are situated, you will enjoy unrivaled regional cooking, excellent service, and unbeatable views.  

Shooters Waterfront

3033 NE 32nd Avenue Make a Reservation Shooters Restaurant Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Step inside the new and improved Shooters Waterfront, one of the most popular waterfront dining destinations in Fort Lauderdale. With 340 feet of dockage and valet parking, you are welcome to arrive by car or by boat! Visit three large artfully designed bars located inside and out, and dine at the chic waterside lounge or inside the contemporary dining space. While Shooters offers delicious menus any time of the day, their brunch is especially noteworthy.  

Sea Level Restaurant

3030 Holiday Drive Make a Reservation Sea Level Restaurant Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Sea Level is perched on the edge of the Atlantic within the Marriott in Fort Lauderdale. Discover South Florida dining at its finest, including the region's freshest seafood, choice cuts of meat and high-quality produce. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to take in unrivaled ocean views while enjoying the offerings and laid-back atmosphere of Sea Level.  

Casablanca Cafe

3049 Alhambra Street Casablanca Cafe Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Casablanca Cafe is conveniently located on Fort Lauderdale Beach, positioned between the popular Las Olas Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard. This charming eatery located within a beautifully restored historic home blends old and new to enhance the beauty of this area. Enjoy their world-class cuisine, derived from the land and sea, in their romantic Mediterranean interior or out on the patio with scenic ocean views.  

Serafina Italian Restaurant & Waterfront Bistro

926 NE 20th Avenue Make a Reservation Serafina Italian Restaurant Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Travel to Italy without leaving home with a visit to Serafina, which translates to "angel of the sea" and "fine evening" in Italian. These translations perfectly describe the experience at this waterfront eatery! Much like Italians take pride in their expertly crafted food and wine, Serafina is devoted to their craft. Take in a gorgeous view of the Middle River at this romantic, candlelit trattoria in Victoria Park.  

Atlantic Surf Club

17 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Make a Reservation Atlantic Surf Club Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Atlantic Surf Club is a laid-back yet refined restaurant overlooking the sparkling waters of the Atlantic. This is a more casual option for a quick bite to eat or drink for lunch or dinner, and everything in between. There are a variety of options on their menu, from their fresh Ahi Tuna Steak to their tantalizing burgers. The second-story vantage point of their outdoor space provides unobstructed views of the water.  

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May
24

Boca Raton provides an enchanting and luxurious atmosphere for both residents and visitors alike, with miles of sugar sand beaches, lavish estates, and a tropical atmosphere. This sophisticated beach town is a popular vacation destination for these desirable features and many more, including the city's outstanding cuisine. You will find a myriad of dining options in Boca Raton, from fresh seafood to mouthwatering steaks, and everything in between. Embark on a culinary tour as we explore some of Boca's healthiest eateries in addition to a few juice bars for a dose of on-the-go nutrition.  

Farmer's Table

1901 North Military Trail Make a Reservation Farmer's Table Boca Raton, FL

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Adjacent to the Wyndham Hotel, you will discover Farmer's Table, a healthy and ethically conscious eatery. Absolutely every plate on their breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus has been sourced ethically and cleanly, and you will find an abundance of fresh whole foods without excess salt, fats, antibiotics and hormones. In fact, the long list of ways Farmer's Table is committed to all things organic, fresh, sustainable and local is quite overwhelming — in the best way possible. Retreat to the warm, inviting and rustic interior of Farmer's Table, or bask in the sunshine on their tropical outdoor patio.  

Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen

399 Southeast Mizner Boulevard Make a Reservation The Farmhouse Kitchen Boca Raton, FL

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The Farmhouse Kitchen has crafted a menu designed for clean eating, serving seasonal, sustainable, locally sourced ingredients within creative dishes that exude ingenuity with every bite. The Farmhouse Kitchen promotes a farm-fresh lifestyle in many ways, including their Vero water program, a water purification program providing eco-friendly still and sparkling water to guests in reusable one-liter glass bottles. Their menus are filled with a myriad of tasty options, including fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers and other delicious entrees.  

Seasons 52

2300 Northwest Executive Center Drive Make a Reservation Seasons 52 is a renowned restaurant with several locations throughout the nation, each of which maintains a seasonal focus — and their location in Boca Raton is no exception. Their seasonally inspired menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, and their rustic cooking techniques bring out tantalizing, natural flavors. Sit back and relax in the casual yet sophisticated setting of Seasons 52 in Boca Raton with a glass of wine selected from their diverse global wines menu. In addition to their regular menus, Seasons 52 offers options for those who are lactose and dairy-sensitive, gluten sensitive, vegetarian or vegan.  

First Watch

21170 Saint Andrews Boulevard #5 First Watch Boca Raton, FL

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Grab a quick and healthy breakfast, brunch or lunch at First Watch, where everything is made to order and freshness is never compromised. While they serve an abundance of hearty options, like pancakes and waffles, First Watch puts an emphasis on their healthy options, such as avocado toast, their superfoods bowl, light wraps and more. Pair your meal with one of their powerful juices, including the Kale Tonic, Turmeric Lemon Aid and Morning Meditation. This laid-back and fresh eatery is the perfect place to kickstart an adventurous day in Boca Raton.    

La Nouvelle Maison

455 East Palmetto Park Road Make a Reservation La Nouvelle Maison Boca Raton, FL

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This 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 for a date night or to celebrate a special occasion.  

Bazille at Nordstrom

5820 Glades Road Make a Reservation Pause your shopping trip at the Town Center at Boca Raton for a healthy and delicious bite to eat at Bazille, located within Nordstrom. Much like their quality of clothing, shoes, makeup and accessories, Nordstrom has a lineup of wonderful restaurants incorporating local, organic and healthy ingredients into their dishes. They do not use hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats or oils, serve fairtrade and organic coffee, and use environmentally friendly products and packaging. This is the perfect pit stop for a healthy meal while you decide which shoes you want to buy!  

Kapow! Noodle Bar

431 Plaza Real Kapow Noodle Bar Boca Raton, FL

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Stop by Kapow! Noodle Bar in Mizner Park for a refreshing break from white-table establishments. This trendy noodle bar serves some of the freshest dishes around, including Japanese ramen, Vietnamese wings, Chinese dim sum and more. Kapow! is the latest endeavor from South Florida restaurateurs Scott Frielich, Vaughan Dugan and Rodney Mayo. Their restaurant incorporates a unique blend of Asian cuisine with a fun French Vietnamese flair, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Dining at this laid-back eatery is an exciting gastronomic experience, and it makes for an excellent pit-stop while shopping at Mizner Park!  

DaVinci's of Boca

6000 Glades Road Make a Reservation DaVinci's of Boca Boca Raton, FL

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It's no secret that when it comes to cuisine, the Italians are doing it right. DaVinci's of Boca is owned and operated by the Carvelli family originally from Mesoraca, Italy. Much like their hometown located between two rivers in Southern Italy, the menu at DaVinci's is divided into two categories — "Classico", featuring authentic family recipes, and "Moderno", showcasing inventive recipes from their chefs, Francesco Carvelli and Chris De Genova. Much like any authentic Italian restaurant, DaVinci's uses only the freshest ingredients and whole foods to create a conscientious and delectable menu. Dine in their comfortable and luxurious interior or out on the airy outdoor patio, while you're swept away to Southern Italy with every bite.  

La Ferme

9101 Lakeridge Boulevard Make a Reservation   This modern French restaurant serves fresh, locally sourced food with an emphasis on Mediterranean flavors. Their bright and comfortable atmosphere provides the perfect setting to enjoy their updated twist on French classics, including Foie Gras Terrine, Moules Frites and Escargots. The local theme continues with their drink options focusing on boutique vineyards, beers from local microbreweries, and hand-crafted cocktails. This fun and refreshing French restaurant is the perfect destination for seasonally and internationally inspired dishes.  
 

JUICE BARS

Pause your Boca shopping or beach trip to fuel up with a refreshing and nutrition-packed juice from a local juicery. If you're looking for something a little more filling, each of these juice bars serves food as well! This is the perfect solution for a quick, on-the-go snack.

Raw Juce Boca Raton, FL

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Raw Juce

197 North Federal Highway All the delicious offerings at Raw Juce are created with 100% organic ingredients sourced from local purveyors. Each juice is cold-pressed, ensuring that the vital enzymes, nutrients and minerals stay intact. In addition to their popular juices, Raw Juce serves a myriad of options, including acai bowls, oatmeals, salads and other treats.  

J&J Fresh Kitchen

2202 North Federal Highway If you've visited Juice & Java Cafe and Fresh Kitchen, you will be pleased to discover that the two have now joined forces as J&J Fresh Kitchen. From natural, wholesome juices to delicious made-from-scratch food, J&J Fresh Kitchen provides an array of healthy options. Their commitment to health extends beyond the stomach, as they utilize sustainable practices in their low-impact kitchen.  

3 Natives

1200 Yamato Road #C5

Grab the perfect snack for your beach trip at 3 Natives, which is located just minutes from the water. Sip on a cold-pressed juice or smoothie, dig into an acai bowl made with organic acai, granola and locally sourced fruit, or choose a flavor-packed wrap or salad. Not only do they offer undeniable nutritional options, 3 Natives believes in protecting the environment and supporting the local economy.

 

Apura Juicery & Coffeehouse

22191 Powerline Road #20B Whether you're searching for a caffeinated pick-me-up, a nutrient-packed juice, or a healthy meal, Apura Juicery & Coffeehouse has you covered. They serve fresh cold-brewed coffee, 15+ cold-pressed juices made in-house featuring exotic flavor combinations, and plant-based cuisine that is minimally processed. Their fresh and creative dishes are so delicious that you won't notice they're raw, vegan and gluten-free!  

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