Del­ray Beach’s The Of­fice de­liv­ers clas­sic grub and cold brews

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Self-de­scribed as a mod­ern wa­ter­ing hole, The Of­fice in Del­ray Beach at­tracts pa­trons hun­gry for a fresh take on lunch breaks and din­ner plans. Ap­pe­tiz­ers, oth­er­wise known as “of­fice sup­plies,” in­clude mango BBQ chicken slid­ers and fancy fried green toma­toes. Burg­ers, called “cu­bi­cles,” come in all types from the Prime CEO burger to the house­made veg­gie burger. Nat­u­ral sal­ads, de­li­cious main plates and un­for­get­table desserts will cap or com­plete your meal. 201 E At­lantic Ave., Del­ray Beach, 888.507.7463

BELLA LUNA Ital­ian. For some of the most won­der­ful Ital­ian food, dine at Bella Luna, where you’ll feel as though you’ve been trans­ported to Tus­cany. En­joy de­li­cious pizza, pasta, veal chops, seafood and lob­ster in a fam­i­lyfriendly at­mos­phere. Try their pop­u­lar Bis­tecca Griglia— grilled sir­loin topped with Por­to­bello mush­rooms, ar­ti­choke, en­dive, gar­lic and oil; or per­haps their pollo Parmi­giana, with moz­zarella cheese and tomato sauce. Cock­tails served. Out­door seat­ing is also avail­able. Open daily for lunch and din­ner, 11:30 am-11 pm. 19575 Bis­cayne Blvd., No. 1097, Aven­tura, 305.792.9330. BOUR­BON STEAK Amer­i­can. A con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can steak­house, Bour­bon Steak gives din­ers the chance to sam­ple celebrity chef Michael Mina’s culi­nary style in a chic, 250-seat space de­signed by long­time col­lab­o­ra­tor, Tony Chi. High­lights in­clude pre­mier cuts of prime beef fin­ished over a wood-burn­ing grill, lob­ster pot pie, truf­fle mac & cheese, and beignets. Ex­ten­sive wine list. Open nightly for din­ner. “Raise Your Spir­its” So­cial Hour M-F, 5 to 8 pm. www.bour­bon­steak­mi­ The Turn­berry Isle Re­sort, 19999 W. Coun­try Club Dr., Aven­tura, 786.279.6600. CHEESECAKE FAC­TORY Amer­i­can. De­li­cious dining for the whole fam­ily. Many lo­ca­tions to serve you. www.

thecheese­cake­fac­ 19501 Bis­cayne Blvd., 305.792.9696; 3015 Grand Ave., 305.447.9898; 7497 Dade­land Mall, 305.665.5400; 2612 Saw­grass Mills Cir., 954.835.0966.

CARPACCIO— Ital­ian. Lo­cated on the first floor of the Bal Har­bour Shops. The peo­ple-watch­ing cap­i­tal of Bal Har­bour of­fers creative, fresh Ital­ian fare fea­tur­ing home­made pas­tas and de­li­cious sal­ads. House spe­cial­ties in­clude lin­guini with lob­ster in a spicy tomato sauce and snap­per pic­cata. Dine al fresco for the com­plete ex­pe­ri­ence. www.carpac­ciobal­har­ Bal Har­bour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Har­bour, 305.867.7777. LA GOULUE— French. Lo­cated on the first floor of the Bal Har­bour Shops and in­spired by the clas­sic style of a 1900’s Parisian bistro, La Goulue of­fers clas­sic cui­sine in a ca­sual at­mos­phere, fea­tur­ing tra­di­tional French fare such as Steak Tartare “La Goulue,” clas­sic Croque Mon­sieur and Smoked Chicken Tar­tine. www.lagoulue­bal­har­ Bal Har­bour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305.865.2181. SANTA FE NEWS & ESPRESSO— Amer­i­can. Lo­cated on the sec­ond floor of Bal Har­bour Shops, Santa Fe is a good spot to en­joy a rich espresso with your fa­vorite in­ter­na­tional news­pa­per. On the ter­race, en­joy a unique in­ter­na­tional menu fea­tur­ing tapas and small plates in­clud­ing seared scal­lops, crab cakes, shrimp ce­viche and Hearts of Palm Salad. www.santafebal­har­ 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Har­bour, 305.861.0938.

FRANCESCO RES­TAU­RANT— Seafood. Francesco pri­mar­ily fo­cuses on seafood and clas­sic Peru­vian cui­sine. Their fresh ce­viche fea­tures fresh fish with a citrus tang and the crunch of ripe vegeta­bles. Their sliced tira­di­tos, as well as the Ama­zone Paiche fish from Peru, are worth try­ing. There also are lo­ca­tions in Buenos Aires, Lima and Mex­ico City. www.francescorestau­rant­mi­ 325 Al­cazar Ave., Co­ral Gables, 305.446.1600.; 1111 Cran­don Blvd., Key Bis­cayne, 305.361.8883. PASCAL’S ON PONCE— French. Pascal’s on Ponce is an in­ti­mate and up­scale, yet un­pre­ten­tious, French res­tau­rant in

the heart of Co­ral Gables. Chef/Owner Pascal Oudin cre­ates con­tem­po­rary French cui­sine us­ing clas­sic tech­niques learned from years un­der Europe’s mas­ter chefs. The full-ser­vice bar de­liv­ers high-qual­ity spir­its, unique cock­tails, aper­i­tifs and an im­pres­sive wine list. www.pas­calmi­ 2611 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Co­ral Gables, 305.444.2024.

BILLY’S STONE CRABS Seafood. A world-fa­mous res­tau­rant with a view, this South Florida in­sti­tu­tion is now in its fourth decade. Spe­cial­ties in­clude stone-crab claws, Key West wild pink shrimp, jumbo Alaskan King crab legs, fresh Florida fish and lob­ster, USDA Prime steaks and free-range chicken. En­joy the view of the In­tra­coastal Wa­ter­way from the sec­ond-floor dining room or at the wa­ter­side dock ta­bles. L and D; seafood mar­ket and na­tion­wide ship­ping avail­able. It’s lo­cated one mile north of the Westin Diplo­mat Re­sort on A1A. 400 N. Ocean Dr., Hol­ly­wood, 954.923.2300.

DUNE OCEANFRONT BURGER LOUNGE French. Mi­ami’s only oceanfront St. Tropez-style res­tau­rant and lounge, lo­cated in the Ritz-Carl­ton Key Bis­cayne, fea­tures gourmet burg­ers, cham­pagne, rosé wine and in­ter­na­tional beers. Spe­cial lounge par­ties Su with DJ spin­ning Euro­pean lounge mu­sic. www.ritz­carl­ The Ritz-Carl­ton Key Bis­cayne, 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Bis­cayne, 305.365.4500.

CVI.CHE 105 Peru­vian. Hid­den gem in the heart of down­town Mi­ami, show­cas­ing the most ex­quis­ite ce­viches, tira­di­tos, tra­di­tional Peru­vian cui­sine and the only Pisco 100 bar in town. Chef/owner Juan Chipoco will de­light you with his cre­ations, de­liv­er­ing a unique dining ex­pe­ri­ence. L, D daily. www.ce­ 105 NE 3rd Ave., Mi­ami, 305.577.3454. DB BISTRO MODERNE French. Chef Daniel Boulud’s res­tau­rant, lo­cated in the new JW Mar­riott Mar­quis in down­town Mi­ami, shares the en­ergy and style of its famed Man­hat­tan coun­ter­part. The menu is a mix of tra­di­tional French bistro cook­ing with sea­son­ally in­spired, con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can fla­vors. Din­ner of­fer­ings in­clude Ri­cotta Ca­vatelli, But­ter-Poached Hal­ibut and Crispy Duck Con­fit. Also: Lunch L’Ex­press, or quick sand­wiches served at the bar with home­made soup du jour. The stylish bar and lounge, as well as the ter­race, over­look the Mi­ami River. www.daniel­ 255 Bis­cayne Blvd. Way, Mi­ami, 305.421.8800. LOU’S BEER GAR­DEN Amer­i­can. A trop­i­cal beer gar­den and gas­tropub, Lou’s of­fers a se­lec­tion of brews per­fect to be en­joyed in an out­door dining area. Stop by for com­fort bites such as pizza and burg­ers and en­joy the game pool-side on the big pro­jec­tion screen. lous­beer­gar­ 7337 Hard­ing Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305.704.7879. POLLOS Y JARRAS Peru­vian. Lo­cated in the heart of Down­town Mi­ami, Pollos Y Jarras of­fers you a twist on fa­mil­iar Peru­vian fla­vor. With an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of BBQ, tapas, and an ar­ray of sig­na­ture cock­tails, you’ll be sure to en­joy a culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence like never be­fore. pol­losy­jar­ 115 NE 3rd Ave., Mi­ami, 786.567.4940. ROSA MEX­I­CANO  Mex­i­can. This up­scale Mex­i­can res­tau­rant, lo­cated in the heart of Mary Brick­ell Vil­lage and on Lin­coln Road, has more to of­fer than just your av­er­age Mex­i­can cui­sine. Unique to Rosa is their pop­u­lar Gua­camole en Mol­ca­jete, pre­pared ta­ble-side. The Be­bidas menu con­sists of more than 60 hand-se­lected, madeto-order, 100% agave tequi­las. www.rosamex­i­ Mary Brick­ell Vil­lage, 900 S. Mi­ami Ave, Mi­ami, 786.425.1001.; 1111 Lin­coln Road, Mi­ami Beach, 33139, 305.695.1005.

BURGER & BEER JOINT Amer­i­can. This joint fea­tures an en­er­getic, fun, at­mos­phere with a full bar in­clud­ing over 75 beers. Known for its rock ‘n’ roll vibe, the spot is a lo­cals and tourist fa­vorite boast­ing a happy hour, ladies night its fa­mous “Beer Flight Fri­days.” Menu of­fer­ings in­clude sig­na­ture burg­ers such as the Mus­tang Sally and Hey Jude. Try the 10-pound Mother Burger, a fried twinkie with ice cream for dessert, or stop by for light fare such as seafoods, sal­ads and chicekn dishes. 1766 Bay Road, South Beach, 305.672.3287; 900 South Mi­ami Ave., Suite 130, Mi­ami, 305.523.2244. FOGO DE CHAO  Latin Amer­i­can. Fogo de Chão® was founded in 1979 in Porto Ale­gre, Brazil and ex­panded into the U.S. in 1997. There are cur­rently 21 lo­ca­tions through­out the U.S. and eight lo­ca­tions in Brazil. Fur­ther ex­pan­sion is planned for 2013 in­clud­ing New York City and Sao Paulo, Brazil; San Jose to fol­low in 2014. Fogo’s 16 sig­na­ture cuts of grilled meats are sliced from roast­ing skew­ers and carved ta­ble­side by Brazil­ian-trained gaucho chefs. Spe­cially cut to each guest’s pref­er­ence, din­ers may choose from grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and sausage. Along with a 30+ item gourmet salad bar and south­ern Brazil­ian side dishes are served fam­ily 836 1st St., Mi­ami Beach, 305.672.0011. MANGO’S TROP­I­CAL CAFE Amer­i­can. This Ocean Dr. cafe is pop­u­lar with the tourists and fea­tures dancers shak­ing it up to Latin mu­sic, trop­i­cal cock­tails and an ex­ten­sive menu.­gostrop­i­cal­ 900 Ocean Dr., Mi­ami beach, 305.673.4422. MAXINE’S BISTRO AND BAR Amer­i­can. Lo­cated in the chic Catalina Ho­tel & Beach Club, Maxine’s fea­tures homey Amer­i­can cook­ing that’s avail­able 24 hours. Sta­ples in­clude a de­li­cious French Toast and break­fast served all day. At night, Maxine’s trans­forms it­self into the per­fect bar to peo­ple­watch on Collins Ave. while dining and en­joy­ing a cock­tail. Happy hour from 7 to 8 pm daily, fea­tur­ing food and drink spe­cials. www.catali­na­ho­tel. com. 1756 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305.674.3527. MI­AMI BREW BUS Var­i­ous. This tour is the best way to check out Mi­ami’s craft beer scene in one day with a tour of three brew­eries, trans­porta­tion and beer sam­ples. www.mi­ami­brew­, 786.558.3860

ANDIAMO BRICK OVEN PIZZA Pizza. Andiamo is the brain­child of res­tau­rant guru Mark Soyka. Set in a retro 1960s car wash, it fea­tures a causal am­biance in a funky set­ting. In­gre­di­ents on their se­lect brick oven piz­zas range from sim­ple moz­zarella cheese, basil, and tomato sauce, to fancier ones like por­to­bello mush­rooms, goat cheese, and truf­fle oil.­di­amopiz­za­mi­ 5600 Bis­cayne Blvd., 305.762.5751.

MICHAEL’S GEN­UINE FOOD & DRINK— AMER­I­CAN. One of south Florida’s fa­vorite chefs, Michael Schwartz, show­cases his trade­mark New Amer­i­can cui­sine at this res­tau­rant fea­tur­ing lo­cal or­ganic prod­ucts. Michael’s is known for its small plates at af­ford­able prices as well as in­ven­tive hand-crafted cock­tails. The res­tau­rant also fea­tures an im­pres­sive wine and beer list. www. michaels­gen­ 130 NE 40th St., 305.573.5550. SOYKA—AMER­I­CAN. Soyka is a pop­u­lar Amer­i­can bistro, per­fect for a busi­ness meal or a date. If clas­sic-meets-up­scale is for you, then Soyka is a must visit for when in Mi­ami’s De­sign District, fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of com­fort bites and de­li­cious dishes. Menu of­fers op­tions range from wood-fired piz­zas and burg­ers, to grilled pork chops and co­rian­der-crusted mahi. Brunch served on Sat. and Sun, fea­tur­ing mi­mosas and bloody mary drinks. www.soykarestau­ 5556 NE 4 Ct., 305.759.3117.

CINE BISTRO @ DOLPHIN MALL— Latin Amer­i­can. This classy movie the­ater fea­tures a dining ex­pe­ri­ence mixed in, where you can explore dif­fer­ent tastes. En­joy watch­ing a movie in your own spe­cially re­served leather seat which is a high-back rock­ing chair, and catch all the lat­est movie re­leases in style. Bites are gourmet and beer, cock­tails and wine are also avail­able. www.cob­ Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 St., Do­ral, 305.455.7373. MO­JI­TOS— Cuban. Spe­cial­iz­ing in drinks of the res­tau­rant’s name­sake, Mo­ji­tos serves a great deal of one of Ernest Hem­ing­way’s fa­vorites. Dine on au­then­tic Cuban eats, such as palomilla steak. Fin­ish off the meal with de­lec­ta­ble Ar­roz con Leche (rice pud­ding) or Flan de Queso (cheese cus­tard). www. mo­ji­ Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 St., Do­ral, 305.406.1002.

AREA CODE 55— Latin Amer­i­can. At Area Code 55 servers dressed as gau­chos, a tra­di­tional Brazil­ian cow­boy, will come to your ta­ble and of­fer up to 16 dif­fer­ent cuts of meats all roasted over nat­u­ral char­coal. The all-you­can eat res­tau­rant will surely leave you full and sat­is­fied. Make sure to en­joy a glass of wine with your meal, or a cock­tail. www.area­ 16375 Bis­cayne Blvd., N. Mi­ami Beach, 305.947.6202. HOUSTONS— Amer­i­can. Hous­ton’s of­fers beef, pork, chicken and seafood, with a va­ri­ety of un­usual sal­ads. Stop by for a glass of wine from their var­ied wine list, or en­joy a craft beer at its lively bar, which of­fers an af­ter­noon es­cape in an up­scale set­ting. www. 17355 Bis­cayne Blvd., N. Mi­ami Beach, 305.947.2000. SUSHI HOUSE— Ja­panese. Sushi House spe­cial­izes in mod­ern sushi, com­bin­ing fla­vors and tex­tures from stan­dard to down­right ad­ven­tur­ous. Stop by for their happy hour spe­cials dur­ing week­days, fea­tur­ing some of their se­lect sushi rolls, cock­tails and hand­picked wines and beers at a spe­cial price. The spot also of­fers an Asian fu­sion menu, sure to please unique food lovers look­ing for a pleas­ant meal in a classy spot. 15911 Bis­cayne Blvd.., N. Mi­ami Beach, 305.947.6002.

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