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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.

Latin/Mex­i­can/ Span­ish

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

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