gimmicky cheesesteak has dropped (from $100 to $65), but nearly everything else remains the same at Stephen Starr’s dependable meat-driven, jellyfish tank adorned showplace overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach. Desserts are stellar. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Very expensive. Reviewed 1-27-17. That’s-a-Wrap Sandwich Co. and Juice Bar — 11SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-7656036. This daytime sandwich and salad spot prides itself on not cutting corners. Turkey, chicken and soup are all made in-house. Bread comes from nearby Gran Forno bakery. Inexpensive. Lunch. Reviewed 9-2-15. YOLO — 333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-5231000. Its something-for-everyone menu, outstanding service and sharply decorated dining room keep the tables full for business lunches and casual dinners. Moderate-expensive. Dinner, lunch, brunch. Reviewed 9-24-14.
SuViche — 401E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954656-3663. (also at 49 SW11th St., Miami, 305-960-7097; 2751 N. Miami Ave, Miami, 305-5015010; 111916th St., Miami Beach, 305-777-3555). This Peruvian-Japanese hybrid allows diners to taste the Japanese influence in Peruvian food. There are also lots of familiar sushi rolls, all served in a bright convivial setting perfect for groups. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 10-9-15. What the Pho? — 2033 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, 754779-7769. Huey Nguyen comes from a Miami restaurant family who opened their first Vietnamese restaurant, Miss Saigon, more than 20 years ago. In Wilton Manors, Nguyen puts more emphasis on delicious meal-inone bowls of pho. Don’t overlook the more refined offerings, from fresh spring rolls to several dishes featuring fresh watercress. Moderate-expensive. Dinner, lunch. Reviewed10-3-15.
Jerk Machine — 317 SWSixth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-4404556. Reopened in a new location after closing in 2012 to make room for All Aboard Florida’s new station, this no-frills spot serves stick-to-your-ribs jerk, curry and other Jamaican favorites. Inexpensive. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Reviewed 6-24-15.
Nisi – 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954200-6006. 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, 954763-6600. 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-this-world desserts. Moderate-expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 2-12-16. Louie Bossi’s — 1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-356-6699. This may be the only Italian restaurant in South Florida where the list of housemade staples includes pasta, bread, pizza dough and charcuterie. It’s smashing décor includes a piazza complete with bocce court and fire pit. Moderateexpensive. Lunch, dinner, brunch. Reviewed 7-31-15. 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. 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.
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 business since 1974, this oceanfront restaurant boasts a postcard-perfect view, fresh food and dependable service. Moderateexpensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 5-27-16.
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