the more refined offerings, from fresh spring rolls to several dishes featuring fresh watercress. Moderate-expensive. Dinner, lunch. Reviewed10-3-15.
Nisi – 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-200-6006. Take a trip to the Mediterranean, with fish and rare sea treats flown in daily from Europe and priced by the pound, and enjoy modern twists on Greek classics at this comfortable, upscale eatery that brings a splash of Santorini to Galt Ocean Mile. Dinner. Expensive to very expensive. Reviewed1-13-17.
Caffe Europa — 910 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-763-6600. You may be tempted to begin your meal with dessert at this 26-year-old former pastry shop. Now an Italian restaurant and wine bar, Caffe Europa specializes in fresh ingredients, attentive service and locally made but still out-of-thisworld desserts. Moderate-expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 2-12-16. NewRiver Pizza and Grill — 701S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-618-7000. Once just a takeout pizzeria, this casual neighborhood spot now offers pasta and other Italian entrees. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Pizzacraft — 330 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-616-8028. Casual but classy, this downtown restaurant specializes in wood-fired pizzas and gravity-strong cocktails poured in the adjoining Apothecary 330, a speakeasy-style bar. Moderateexpensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed1-1-16.
Buenos Aires Café — 2364 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-900-3361. The owner of Aventura’s popular La Estancia Argentina has a partner in this meatcentric Argentine café, where very good salads, sandwiches and desserts join skirt steak, chorizo and other grilled meats. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Moderate-expensive. Reviewed 9-23-5. Cabo Blanco Restaurant — 1672 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. This unfussy 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. Oak- land 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.
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. 754-200-4555. 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 business since 1974, this oceanfront restaurant boasts a postcard-perfect view, fresh food and dependable service. Moderate- expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 5-27-16.
The Foundry – 2781E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, 754-205-6977. 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. charcoal 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. Moderateexpensive. 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.
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. 954-533-1047. 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.
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.
Kababi Café by Kuluck – 3828 N. University Dr., Sunrise, 954-909-4133. Tasty bites, wonderful aromas, warm hospitality and a shaker of sumac on every table await at this Persian gem tucked in a corner of a worn strip mall. Buffet lunches offer good value, and stews, kebabs and aromatic rice dishes spiked with sweet and sour fruits shine at dinner. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 8-4-17.