CEN­TRAL PALM

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For all listings printed: phone in ad­vance. Changes of­ten oc­cur in menu and other fa­cil­i­ties and busi­nesses of­ten close with­out no­tice. 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.

Amer­i­can

Oceano Kitchen — 201E. Ocean Ave., Lan­tana, 561-562-5055. Ev­ery bite is de­li­cious and ev­ery plate is a pol­ished gem at this cozy pa­tio restau­rant with a menu that changes daily from the hus­ban­dand-wife team of Jeremy and Cindy Bear­man. He earned a Miche­lin star in New York and she makes ex­quis­ite desserts. This dream come true is one of South Florida’s best restau­rants. Cash only and no reser­va­tions for par­ties fewer than six. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 12-8-17.

North Broward Amer­i­can

The Foundry – 2781E. At­lantic Blvd., Pom­pano Beach, 754-205-6977. A trendy in­dus­trial space that opened in De­cem­ber 2015, it fea­tures a lively bar scene and serves good burgers, short-rib ta­cos, piz­zas and en­trees. Raw bar items are pricey. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-25-16.

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