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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.