NORTH BROWARD

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Peru­vian restau­rant serves food that sticks in the mind and belly. Don’t be sur­prised to find a soc­cer game on the TVs here and no one rush­ing you out the door. Lunch, din­ner, brunch Sun­days. Re­viewed 2-5-16. Café Seville — 2768 E. Oak­land Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-1148. While it some­times seems more Mi­lan than Madrid, this hap­pily stuck-in­time Span­ish restau­rant is de­li­cious all the same. Span­ish, Euro­pean/Ital­ian. Lunch, din­ner. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 8-10-2016.

Seafood

Bur­lock Coast — 1N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-302-6460. Lo­cated at the Ritz-Carl­ton, this is a beach­side eatery of­fers a vibe that is more un­pre­ten­tious party than ex­clu­sive club. Try the smoked fish dip. Ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 4-1-16. Poke House – 666 N. Fed­eral Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. 754200-4555. High-qual­ity bowls of raw mar­i­nated fish will lure sushi and seafood lovers to this ca­sual Hawai­ian surf-themed spot. Tuna, salmon and Ha­machi are served over rice, kale or quinoa. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 3-29-17. Sea Watch on the Ocean — 6002 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-781-2200. In

Amer­i­can

The Foundry – 2781E. At­lantic Blvd., Pom­pano Beach, 754205-6977. A trendy in­dus­trial space that opened in De­cem­ber 2015, it fea­tures a lively bar scene and serves good burg­ers, short-rib tacos, piz­zas and en­trees. Raw bar items are pricey. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-25-16. Mary­land Fried Chicken — 1821E. Sam­ple Road, Pom­pano Beach, 954-943-1800. Since 1968, this no-fuss, no-frills store­front has been broast­ing chicken. Broast­ing is a com­bi­na­tion of deep fry­ing and pres­sure cook­ing that re­sults in a uni­formly crispy crust and grease­less meat. Fried shrimp, giz­zards and liver are also a spe­cialty. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-28-15. grilling and other siz­zling Korean fare, in­clud­ing spicy soups, noo­dle dishes and stone-pot rice dishes, still draws big crowds to this 15-year-old fam­ily-run restau­rant. Lunch, din­ner. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed11-4-16. Noo­dle House — 4461N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, 954-485-6079. Com­fort­ing Viet­namese phos, ver­mi­celli plates and rice bowls served in a no-frills set­ting along Broward’s eth­nic cheap eats cor­ri­dor. Very good sum­mer rolls and roasted quail ap­pe­tizer. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 2-15-17. Pine Court Chi­nese Bistro — 10101Sun­set Strip, Sun­rise, 954-748-5958. This is dim sum as it ought to be, a tra­di­tional Hong Kong din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that’s hard to find in South Florida. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-29-16.

Ital­ian

Ciao Cucina & Bar —4443 Lyons Road, Unit D104, Co­conut Creek, 954-601-1234. Lo­cated in the Prom­e­nade at Co­conut Creek, this self-de­scribed mod­ern Ital­ian gas­tropub serves in­ven­tive items for ad­ven­tur­ous din­ers. Lunch, din­ner. Mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 8-31-16. Si­cil­ian Oven – 801S. Univer­sity Dr., Plan­ta­tion. 954533-1047. A grow­ing re­gional chain that does pizza and other Ital­ian spe­cial­ties right, in­clud­ing oven-roasted chicken wings, Si­cil­ian rice balls and meat­balls. A good place for fam­i­lies and large groups. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 4-7-17. Zona Blu, 189 We­ston Road, We­ston, 954-617-7999. Gor­geous an­tipasto plat­ters, seafood, pasta and other treats from the Ital­ian is­land of Sar­dinia await at this com­fort­able, fam­ily-friendly restau­rant run by two sis­ters and headed by Sar­dinian-born chef An­drea Fadda. Try the pecorino souf­flé ap­pe­tizer and the baked cheese with honey (seadas) dessert. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 9-23-16.

Latin/Mex­i­can/ Span­ish

La Union Mex­i­can Bak­ery — 7796 Wiles Road, Co­ral Springs; 954-757-0702. Ali­cia Ni­eto makes more than 40 kinds of Mex­i­can-style bread and pas­try, but she also serves a con­cise and in­ex­pen­sive menu of tacos, bur­ri­tos, tamales and en­chi­ladas. The set­ting is no-frills. The ser­vice is more than friendly. In­ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-2-15.

Amer­i­can

Chill­bar— 1940 N. 30th Road, Hol­ly­wood, 954-647-8505. Ad­join­ing a farm­ers’ mar­ket, this artsy, week­end-only brunch spot serves South­ern dishes and cre­ative drinks. In­ex­pen­sive­mod­er­ate. Brunch, lunch. Re­viewed 7-18-16. Ends Meat — 1910 Hol­ly­wood Blvd., Hol­ly­wood, 954-3917400. A hole-in-the-wall restau­rant cre­at­ing fla­vors that will make food­ies swoon. The in­ven­tive fare in­cludes Reuben egg rolls, oc­to­pus-and-shrimp ce­viche and a pork-and-beans en­trée. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 4-22-16. J72 Chef’s Cafe — 3712 Davie Road, Davie, 954-908-5608. Chefs Joel Ramos and Sa­muel In­fan­tas have in­deed cre­ated a chef’s cafe. They are servers, chefs and masters of ce­viche, guava chicken wings and an amaz­ing burger made with Kobe beef and lamb with arepas in place of buns. The place is small, with just 20 tight seats, In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-7-15. Ju­niper on the Wa­ter — 1975 S. Ocean Drive, Hal­lan­dale Beach, 954-544-3370. This restau­rant’s In­tra­coastal view and the stylish in­te­rior make you for­get you’re in­side a condo build­ing. The menu is heavy on such clas­sics as seafood paella, lamb shank, steaks and fresh fish of day pre­pared a la plan­cha. The early Sun­set Menu is well worth a look. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Din­ner, brunch. Re­viewed10-2-15. JWB Prime Steak and Seafood – 1111N. Ocean Drive, Hol­ly­wood, 954-874-4462. The fine din­ing restau­rant at the Mar­gar­i­taville Hol­ly­wood Beach Re­sort bears the ini­tials of James Wil­liam (Jimmy) Buf­fett and fea­tures solid food and pol­ished ser­vice in a re­laxed re­sort-ca­sual set­ting. The chops and seafood out­shine the steaks, and don’t miss the spear-caught lo­cal fish of the day. Very ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed12-23-16. Kristof’s Kafe, 8912 W. State Road 84, Davie, 954-475-8977. Cozy break­fast-lunch spot in the Pine Is­land Ridge Plaza serv­ing com­fort clas­sics such as bis­cuits and gravy and corned beef hash, and crunchy de­lights such as straw­berry stuffed French toast, waf­fles and que­sadil­las. Be pre­pared to wait on week­ends. In­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 9-21-16. Sonny’s Fa­mous Steak Ho­gies — 1857 N. 66th Ave., Hol­ly­wood, 954-989-0561. Since 1958, the Ni­gro fam­ily has been bak­ing fresh bread, sim­mer-

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