AEuropean/Italian. Lunch, dinner. Moderate-expensive. Reviewed 8-10-2016. Eduardo de San Angel — 2822 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-772-4731. Chef-owner Eduardo Pria was born in Mexico City and trained in Europe and he has run this cozy restaurant for 25 years. Little has changed here through the decades and his dependable “Mexican-infused” global food features quality ingredients, good sauces and classic technique. Moderateexpensive. Dinner. Reviewed 8-18-17. Lokos Takos Taqueria – 2826 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-776-8066. welcome splash of color and flavor can be found at this small taqueria that opened in July 2018. It features bright artwork on the walls and vibrant plates of elevated Mexican street food. Vegan options abound. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. 9-28-18. 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. late (until 1:30 a.m.) and is popular with chefs. Besides good raw fish, including specials flown in from Japan, the eatery offers items not often found on South Florida menus, such as natto (fermented soy beans), cold soba noodles and sea urchin with angel hair pasta. Moderate-expensive. Dinner. Reviewed1-19-18. Noodle House — 4461N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, 954-485-6079. Comforting Vietnamese phos, vermicelli plates and rice bowls served in a no-frills setting along Broward’s ethnic cheap eats corridor. Very good summer rolls and roasted quail appetizer. Lunch, dinner. Inexpensive. Reviewed 2-15-17.
Pasta And …-- 4990 W. Atlantic Blvd., Margate, 954-9773708. Take a trip to northern Italy at this cozy and delicious familyrun restaurant, where chef Luigi Marenco makes housemade pastas and showcases the flavors of Piedmont, including dishes made with boar, lamb and tripe. Moderate-expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 8-10-18. Sicilian Oven – 801S. University Dr., Plantation. 954533-1047. A growing regional chain that does pizza and other Italian specialties right, including oven-roasted chicken wings, Sicilian rice balls and meatballs. A good place for families and large groups. Lunch, dinner. Inexpensive-moderate. Reviewed 4-7-17.
Kababi Café by Kuluck – 3828 N. University Dr., Sunrise, 954-909-4133. Tasty bites, wonderful aromas, warm hospitality and a shaker of sumac on every table await at this Persian gem tucked in a corner of a worn strip mall. Buffet lunches offer good value, and stews, kebabs and aromatic rice dishes spiked with sweet and sour fruits shine at dinner. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 8-4-17. well prepared. Daily happy hour features affordable drinks and bar bites. Expensive-very expensive. Dinner. Reviewed12-22-17. 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. Portly Pig Gastropub — 320 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, 754-465-5998. An unassuming watering hole in a strip shopping center featuring surprisingly good bar bites and a rotating selection of craft beer on tap. Owners Stephanie Yap and Alex Duarte send out tasty plates from a small kitchen, including a one-pound meatball and roasted stuffed poblano pepper. Nothing is fried and vegetarian options abound. Inexpensive. Lunchdinner. Reviewed1-31-18. 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. Tropical Acres Steakhouse – 2500 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, 954-989-2500. This family-run South Florida institution isn’t hip or trendy, but it has offered good steaks, chops and seafood at a great value for generations. Founded in 1949, it has rebounded from two fires. Moderate-expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 9-1-17.
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. Etaru – 111S. Surf Road, Hallandale Beach, 954-271-3222. Hard to find behind a firehouse and the towering Hyde Resort but easy to like with a beachfront location and sleek dining room and terrace. Launched by the team behind global brands Zuma and Roka, Etaru specializes in small plates, sashimi and Japanese robatayaki charcoal grilling. Expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed11-24-17. Monkitail – 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954-6028755. Perhaps the most beautiful dining room in Broward, this recent arrival in the Diplomat Resort from Philadelphia restaurateur Michael Schulson features izakaya, shareable small Japanese dishes, and slow-grilled meats and seafood on skewers. A hidden karaoke bar offers after-dinner entertainment and drinks. Expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 8-25-17. Shimuja – 4921SW148th Ave., Davie, 754-200-8941. Wondrous ramen with magnificent broths from stockbroker-turned-soupmeister Keiichi Maemura are found at this small outpost of a chain that started in Kagoshima City, Japan. Buns, salads and good rice bowls are also offered. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. 6-22-18.
Viva Chile Lindo — 4950 S. State Road 7, Hollywood, 954-327-2888. Honest food in no frills and family friendly surroundings where Spanish is the predominant language. Satisfying and soul-nourishing Chilean dishes such as pastel de choclo (corn pie) and cazuela de vacuno (beef soup) stand out, along with meats and fish prepared “pobre” style with french fries, grilled onions and fried eggs. Inexpensivemoderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed11-10-17. The Fish Grill – 75 N. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, 954251-2361. The rebirth of this longtime Dania Beach staple after a17-year absence has been welcomed by locals. Proprietor Joe Maggi offers a satisfying formula of fresh, properly-prepared fish and seafood along with sandwiches, burgers and drinks at decent prices. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. 6-29-18.
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