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En­joy the nau­ti­cal-chic vibe in­side, out­side, or dock­side with an eclec­tic menu blend­ing the fresh­est daily catch and pre­mium cuts of meat pre­pared with lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents. 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Laud­erdale, 954525-7400; boat­yard.res­tau­rant


Stop at the Bal Har­bour Shops’ up­scale Italian eatery for a quick al­fresco bite (and pos­si­ble star sight­ing) be­tween shop­ping. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Har­bour, 305-867-7777; carpac­cioat­bal­har­


Take a break from the slot ma­chines and hit the Semi­nole Hard Rock’s up­scale steak and seafood res­tau­rant, where you can en­joy prime beef and fresh fish while sip­ping vino from the ex­ten­sive and award-win­ning wine list. 1 Semi­nole Way, Fort Laud­erdale, 954-327-750; semi­nole­hardrock­hol­ly­


Chef and culi­nary ge­nius Danny El­maleh does it again with con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can plates, guar­an­teed to be­come fa­vorites with Hal­lan­dale Beach and Fort Laud­erdale food­ies. 111 S. Surf Road, Hal­lan­dale Beach, 954699-0901;


In­side the Semi­nole Hard Rock Hol­ly­wood, Kuro of­fers 9,500 square feet of respite from the slots and card ta­bles in the form of sushi and sashimi straight from Ja­pan, as well as a slew of cold, hot, and ro­bata dishes. Not to men­tion 30 sakes, Ja­panese craft brews, and whiskey. Talk about win­ning. 1 Semi­nole Way, Hol­ly­wood, 954-327-7625; semi­nole­hardrock­hol­ly­


For­get you’re at Bal Har­bour and feel in­stantly trans­ported to a side­walk café in Paris, thanks to this Stephen Starr brasserie that com­bines the spirit of France with the glitz and glam­our of Mi­ami. The re­sult: deca­dent fruits de mer tow­ers and hors d’oeu­vres. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Har­bour, 305-602-9663;


Be­cause one Stephen Starr res­tau­rant in­side Bal Har­bour Shops sim­ply isn’t enough, this one, helmed by chef Makoto Okuwa, dishes out pris­tine iza­kaya fare and hap­pens to be one of the coun­try’s high­est­gross­ing eater­ies. And don’t for­get to try Makoto’s epony­mous sake. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Har­bour, 305-864-8600; mako­torestau­


Named one of Mi­ami’s best restau­rants by Za­gat, this Old New York-style steak­house is beloved for its prime rib, as well as hid­den gems like the chicken parm and lin­guine with clam sauce. 9650 E. Bay Har­bor Dr., Bay Har­bor Is­lands, 305-8687256; thep­


With “cheflebrit­y” and restau­ra­teur Ge­of­frey Zakar­ian at the helm, ex­pect ex­cep­tional (and ex­cep­tion­ally de­li­cious) coastal Amer­i­can-in­spired dishes at the Diplo­mat Beach Re­sort Hol­ly­wood’s lat­est eatery. 3555 S. Ocean Dr., Hol­ly­wood, 954-6028750;


This Vil­lage of Gulf­stream Park gas­tropub takes burg­ers to the next level with cer­ti­fied An­gus beef cov­ered in creamy Brie, maple bour­bon ba­con jam, and gar­lic aioli on a brioche bun, plus hand-cut fries smoth­ered in gravy and topped with a fried egg. 600 Silks Run, Ste. 1210, Hal­lan­dale Beach, 954-3673970;


Can’t de­cide if you’re in the mood for steak, seafood, or sushi? Get any of them (or all three) at this chic Fort Laud­erdale hot spot fea­tur­ing a lush out­door pa­tio with fire pits and ocean views. Good things do come in threes. 505 N. Fort Laud­erdale Beach Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-5237873; s3restau­


Where can you sip some of the world’s finest Cham­pagnes, eat sushi on top of sushi, and en­joy an af­ter­noon tea ser­vice all at the same place? At the St. Regis’s bar and sushi lounge, where your ev­ery culi­nary and cock­tail wish is their com­mand. 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Har­bour, 305-9933300; streg­is­bal­har­


Ev­ery day can be Taco Tues­day thanks to this Hol­ly­wood Beach Ho­tel joint, which serves up un­usual twists on the Mex­i­can sta­ple, like tacos stuffed with Korean short rib or cilantro-in­fused butter lob­ster tail. Wash it all down with a Mex­i­can beer or a sweet san­gria. 334 Ari­zona St., Hol­ly­wood Beach, 954-920-6523; tacobeachs­

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