dining room. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 8-1-14.
Cinque Terre — 7750 Nova Drive, Davie, 954-368-3633. Its plaza setting doesn’t hint at the treasure within. Chef and owner Aldo Marcon is Italian-born and –trained, and he makes most of the pasta. You won’t go wrong with ravioli or tortellini. Moderateexpensive. Dinner, lunch, brunch. Reviewed 7-10-15. Sorrisi — 5550 NW40th St, Coconut Creek, 954-977-6700. A new chef has breathed new life into this Italian restaurant inside Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Highlights include very good classic Bolognese and veal scaloppini with prosciutto, green peas, tomato, provolone and Madeira sauce. Expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 5-6-15.
Chimi and Kimchi Grill — 10334 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, 954-757-6100. Argentina meets Korea at this momand-pop operation, where you can have grilled skirt steak next to spicy bulgogi. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 6-26-14. Latin House Grill — 9976 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 954399-9687. Michell and Bella Sanchez and his mom, Teresa Perez, combine Cuban, Mexican and American flavors in some of the best gastropub fare in South Florida. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 9-5-14. 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. restaurant’s new owners not only transformed the dining room with its view of the Cozy Cove Marina, but also updated the menu with shrimp tacos, lobster Cobb salad and standbys such as fish and chips and blackened mahi. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 3-18-15. 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. Le Tub — 1100 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954-921-9425. This weathered wharf of a restaurant may be a dive, but it serves one of the best charcoal-grilled sirloin burgers in South Florida. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner, late night. Reviewed 5-8-14. ROK:BRGR — 600 Silks Run, the Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, 954-367-3970; 208 SWSecond St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-5257656; 5800 SW73rd St., South Miami, 305-663-6099. What started in 2010 with one location has grown to three. Outstanding burgers and comfort-food classics such as macaroni and cheese and meatloaf round out the menu. Moderate. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Reviewed 7-1-15.
Eddie Hills Sushi and Thai — 134 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-4540023. Moderate prices and a menu that has something for everyone keep this neighborhood restaurant packed. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Review 4-13-14. GoBistro — 2035 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 754-2632826. Some of the best Japanese ramen soup and Korean-style chicken wings in South Florida are served at this 50-seater. Sushi is also well prepared. Inexpensivemoderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed10-3-14. Kuro — 1Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-327-7625. Chef Alex Becker takes diners on a tour of Japanese cooking styles with a small-plates menu that includes tempura, maki and newly created dishes showcasing Japanese dishes. It’s served in a showstopping dining room done in shades of gold. Very expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 6-19-15.
J28 Sandwich Bar — 1854 N. Young Circle, Hollywood, 754-208-2902. Named after the date of Peruvian Independence Day, July 28, brothers Javier and Marco Rondon serve Peruvianinspired sandwiches on housemade bread using beef and chicken raised without hormones or antibiotics. Inexpensive. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Reviewed 8-2615.
Abe and Louie’s — 2200 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-447-0024. A decade after opening, this Boston import has become a favorite for prime steaks and Maine lobster served in a woody, saloon-like setting. Expensive-very expensive. Dinner, lunch, brunch. Reviewed 4-15-15. Armadillo Café — 8221Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-4056152. Chef Kevin McCarthy’s Southwestern gem first opened in Davie in 1988. This is its fourth iteration, where time-tested dishes such as tequila-grilled shrimp, black and white soup and Texas tenderloin tacos are still being served. Expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 5-29-15. Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen — 399 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-8262625. “Just good food” is the motto, and everything on the menu is marked vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free. Moderateexpensive. Lunch, dinner, brunch. Reviewed12-19-14. Gluttonous Goat — 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-923-9457. Inventive gastropub fare gets an elegant Caribbean-accented makeover from chef and co-owner Brian Marcotte. Goat and gator have never tasted so good. Moderate-expensive. Dinner, brunch. Reviewed10-3114. Grand Tavern — 710 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach, 561-2792779. While primarily a sports bar, Grand Tavern serves the Detroit specialty known as the Coney Island: a hot dog on a steamed bun with beanless chili, onions and mustard. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 12-17-14. The Grove — 187 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach, 561-2663750. At this intimate, 22-seater in the Pineapple Grove neighborhood, fresh ingredients are exquisitely prepared by chef Michael Haycock. Expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 8-14-15. The Habit Burger Grill — 1801 N. Federal Highway, Delray Beach, 561-265-0934. What began in California in 1969 has grown to five other states, including this first Florida location. Chargrilled burgers and tempura green beans are exceptional, along with several grilled sandwiches. Inexpensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 9-30-15. Max’s Social House — 116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach, 561-501-4332. Longtime South Florida restaurateur Dennis Max has created a refined gastropub in a cottage built in 1925. The menu runs from ramen to mushroom