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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.

Asian

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.

Greek

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.

Ital­ian

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 Him- marshee 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.

Latin/Mex­i­can/Span­ish

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.

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 busi­ness since 1974, this ocean­front restau­rant boasts a post­card-per­fect view, fresh food and de­pend­able ser­vice. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 5-27-16. Find a restau­rant by city, price or cui­sine at SouthFlorida.com/din­ing. 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, sim­mer­ing sauce and crank­ing out cheese steaks from a cash-only spot that is hap­pily stuck in time. The chicken parme­san and burger subs are ex­cel­lent. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 3-8-17.

Asian

Bran­don Asian Cui­sine — 6417 Stir­ling Road, Davie, 954-908-5153. Pho is the main rea­son to visit this Davie restau­rant, but gen­er­ous por­tions of spring rolls, crepes and fried rice are also draws. In­ex­pen­sive­mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed1-29-16. Ed­die’s Thai – 2571N. Hia­tus Rd., Cooper City, 954-7049006. Tasty Thai cui­sine served by the af­fa­ble Ed­die Watana, who ran Sukhothai in Fort Laud­erdale with his mother for 25 years. Ed­die and Roberta Watana have found a home in a bed­room community strip mall, and the noodle dishes are par­tic­u­larly good. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-7-17. Mikan Ja­panese Restau­rant —12502 Pines Blvd., Pem­broke Pines, 954-432-7775. In 2104, this fam­ily-run restau­rant left its 18-year-old Mi­ami lo­ca­tion to set up shop in Pem­broke Pines.

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