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.
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, 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.
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. 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.
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.