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Amer­i­can

Drift­wood – 2005 S. Fed­eral High­way, Boyn­ton Beach, 561-733-4782. Chef Jimmy Everett has taken his im­pres­sive re­sume (Valentino Cucina in Fort Laud­erdale, Culi­nary In­sti­tute of Amer­ica) and opened an am­bi­tious yet un­pre­ten­tious eatery in the for­mer Scully’s. The food and drinks are in­ven­tive. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-20-18. Hot­dog-Opo­lis – 6020 N. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton, 561-988-5959. All man­ner of cre­atively-topped tubu­lar meat treats, in­clud­ing Chicago Vi­enna Beef hot dogs and a dozen exotic game sausages, await at this unas­sum­ing strip mall eatery run by ex-New York­ers and ex-Chicagoans Har­vey and Judy Loewen­stein. French fries and knishes are good too. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, sup­per. Re­viewed 6-28-17. Lat­i­tudes — Del­ray Sands Re­sort, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., High­land Beach, 561-2782008. From dé­cor to menus, the ocean­front Lat­i­tudes is in­spired by the sea. Boast­ing a spec­tac­u­lar view of the At­lantic, the restau­rant of­fers an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of main cour­ses that speaks to every taste, and in­cludes six va­ri­eties of fish along with beef ten­der­loin, pap­pardelle Bolog­nese and seafood tacos. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch and din­ner daily; Sun­day brunch. Re­viewed 8-7-17. Square One – 2222 Glades Rd., Boca Ra­ton, 561-923-9176. Two alums of Rapoport Restau­rant Group have opened a so­phis­ti­cated and straight­for­ward eatery in the for­mer Brewzzi, with sat­is­fy­ing steaks, seafood, pas­tas, piz­zas and char­cu­terie. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 8-31-18.

Amer­i­can/Kosher

Dit­mas Kitchen Boca — 21077 Pow­er­line Road, un­in­cor­po­rated Boca Ra­ton, 561-8268875. To para­phrase an old rye bread com­mer­cial, you don’t have to be Jewish – or keep kosher – to en­joy this restau­rant that strictly ad­heres to Jewish di­etary law and is closed from sun­set Fri­day through sun­set Satur­day for the Sab­bath. Cre­ative spins on sushi, meat and veg­etable dishes are tasty and a fam­ily-style, bone-in rib steak was out­stand­ing. Ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 1-12-18.

Asian

Eathai — 1832 S. Fed­eral High­way, Del­ray Beach, 561-270-3156. Chef-owner Sopanut Sopochana, who owned restau­rants in New York be­fore open­ing this strip mall eatery in 2016, puts a mod­ern spin on tra­di­tional Thai cui­sine in a fun and fam­ily-friendly set­ting. Try chicken French toast, spicy ox­tail soup and grilled lamb with noo­dles, and fin­ish with fresh-rolled ice cream. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 6-8-18. M&MThai Café — 891E. Pal­metto Park Rd., Boca Ra­ton, 561-826-7749. Che­fowner May Nat­u­ral brings the bold fla­vors of her na­tive Thai­land to this cozy and some­times cramped spot near the beach, fea­tur­ing light and healthy dishes with herbs she grows in her home gar­den. Pa­paya salad, soups and spicy pork salad are win­ners. Lunch, din­ner. Mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 3-10-17. Ra­men Lab Eatery — 100 NE Sec­ond St., Boca Ra­ton, 561-750-4448. The fam­ily run fast-ca­sual gas­tropub near Mizner Park has a hip, com­fort­able vibe. House­made ra­men noo­dles swim in bowls of rich broths with a va­ri­ety of add-ons and spice lev­els. Or choose don­buri or poke bowls. True to its name, Ra­men Lab Eatery likes to ex­per­i­ment with Ja­panese fla­vors. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-10-17.

Greek

Ouzo Bay Greek Kouz­ina — 201Plaza Real, Boca Ra­ton, 561-757-0082. So­phis­ti­cated Greek restau­rant en­tices diners with its dis­play of in­ter­na­tional seafood, from Nor­we­gian lan­goustines to Chilean sea bass and Ja­panese Hokkaido scal­lops. Or make a meal of Greek ap­pe­tiz­ers like dol­mades, shrimp saganaki, tuna tartare and char-grilled oc­to­pus. Fin­ish with baklava made in-house. Ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-14-17.

Ital­ian

Le Sorelle Restau­rant — 6020 N. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton, 561-235-5301. Three sis­ters — and var­i­ous other fam­ily mem­bers — run this in­ti­mate Ital­ian restau­rant and wine bar. The menu fea­tures clas­sic “sea” and “land” dishes, as well as piz­zas, all in homey set­ting. Ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 2-27-17. Prezzo – 5560 N. Mil­i­tary Trail, Boca Ra­ton, 561-314-6840. This re­vival of a pop­u­lar 1990s Ital­ian restau­rant from vet­eran restau­ra­teur Burt Rapoport is spiffy, safe and com­fort­able, with crowd­pleas­ing pas­tas, piz­zas, seafood and meats along with throw­backs such as roasted gar­lic with fresh­baked fo­cac­cia bread­sticks and ap­ple tart from a wood-burn­ing oven. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 5-4-18. V&S Ital­ian Deli – 2621N. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton, 561-395-5206. Pre­pare to wait in line at this cramped sand­wich shop run by broth­ers Vinny and Sal Fal­cone, New York trans­plants who opened in 1985. The counter crew is friendly and the crafts­man­ship of the subs are im­pres­sive. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch. Re­viewed10-11-17.

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