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Semi­nole Casino Co­conut Creek fea­tur­ing dry-aged steaks and a com­fort­able lounge. Ex­pen­sivev­ery ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 5-19-12. Santo’s Mod­ern Amer­i­can Buf­fet and Sushi — 4690 N. State Road 7, Suite106, Co­conut Creek, 954-971-6882. Brings much-needed class to the buf­fet genre, with elec­tic of­fer­ings, slick am­bi­ence and snappy ser­vice. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed1-25-13.

Asian

Kenny Tang’s — 10615 W. At­lantic Blvd., Co­ral Springs, 954-227-2201. Chi­nese restau­rant where dim sum is the spe­cialty and the chef-owner has catered events for two U.S. pres­i­dents. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 8-2-13. Myung Ga Tofu and BBQ — 1944 We­ston Road, We­ston, 954-349-7337. Re­mark­able store­front, 50-seat Korean bar­be­cue where the short ribs are as good as the bool­gogi. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 6-8-12.

Greek

Ethos Greek Bistro – 4437 Lyons Road, Unit E104, Co­conut Creek, 754-999-0050. Owned by a na­tive of Crete, Ethos blends con­tem­po­rary style with Old World fla­vor. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 8-3-12.

In­dian

Wood­lands — 4816 N. Univer­sity Drive, Lauder­hill, 954-7493221. The spe­cialty at this South­ern In­dian veg­e­tar­ian restau­rant is the lentil and rice crepes known as do­sai, but ev­ery­thing at this no-fuss venue is ex­cel­lent. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 2-24-13.

Ital­ian

Bellini Ital­ian Bistro — 2780 We­ston Road, We­ston, 954306-0781. Of­fer­ing a larger menu than the orig­i­nal Mi­ami Beach lo­ca­tion, the We­ston Bellini serves af­ford­able sand­wiches and piz­zas along with pricey steaks and seafood. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed11-08-13. Mario Ris­torante Ital­iano & Wine Bar — 6370 N. State Road 7, Co­conut Creek, 954420-3100. Up­scale yet re­laxed Ital­ian made for wine drinkers with out­stand­ing veal chops and suc­cu­lent choco­late desserts. Ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 8-24-12. Spaghetto — 1910 S. Univer­sity Drive, Davie, 954-5147233; 540 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-763-8106; 100 S. Mi­ami Ave., Mi­ami, 305-373-7731. In­ex­pen­sive fast-ca­sual pasta, sand­wiches and sal­ads taste sur­pris­ingly au­then­tic. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed12-05-13.

Latin/Mex­i­can/ Span­ish

B.C. Cafe — 4801S. Univer­sity Drive, Davie, 954-801-4123. What started as the B.C. Tacos food truck is now a brick-and­mor­tar restau­rant with an ex­panded, in­no­va­tive menu of tacos, burg­ers, sal­ads and wraps. In­ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-21-13. En­tre­ta­pas — 74 In­dian Trace, We­ston, 954-385-3262. Ex­cel­lent food, high value and mod­ern yet au­then­tic trap­pings. The menu is driven by a large as­sort­ment of tapas. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 5-03-13. Medellin Restau­rant — 4631 N. State Road 7, Suite 26, Co­ral Springs, 954-755-0941. gem of a Colom­bian restau­rant that of­fers a more-up­scale ex­pe­ri­ence than most of the small, lunch-counter-style rin­conci­tos in South Florida. In­ex­pen­sive­mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-23-12.

Seafood

Vin­nie’s Lob­ster Bar — 5810 S. Univer­sity Drive, No. 118, Davie, 954-680-3323. Qual­ity seafood in a con­vivial at­mos-

AAmer­i­can

Cay — 1855 Grif­fin Road, B Build­ing, Da­nia Beach, 954362-5512. This charm­ing, 87-seat eatery in­side one of the DCOTA’s mas­sive atri­ums serves top-notch lunches to the de­sign crowd. Mod­er­ate. Lunch. Re­viewed 1-20-13. The French Quar­ter — Mardi Gras Casino, 831N. Fed­erale High­way, Hal­lan­dale Beach, 954-924-3200. The only thing French Quar­ter about the French Quar­ter is its name. But good value and even bet­ter ser­vice are avail­able here, as are steaks, burg­ers and spe­cial buf­fets. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 6-01-12. GG’s Wa­ter­front Bar and Grill — 606 N. Ocean Drive, Hol­ly­wood, 954-929-7030. Steak and ex­cep­tional seafood in a hand­some din­ing room, with plenty of seat­ing on the In­tra­coastal. Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner, brunch. Re­viewed 4-20-12. Il Mer­cato Café and Wine Shop — 1454 E. Hal­lan­dale Beach Blvd., Hal­lan­dale Beach, 954-457-3700. Unas­sum­ing lo­ca­tion with in­ter­na­tion­ally in­spired, af­ford­able dishes such as short-rib tacos and se­same-crusted sal­mon. Mod­er­ate. Din­ner. Re­viewed 9-8-13. Su­gar Reef Trop­i­cal Grill — 600 N. Surf Road, Hol­ly­wood, 954-922-1119. So­phis­ti­cated fare on the Hol­ly­wood Broad­walk with con­sis­tently good ser­vice. Ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed1-24-13. The Tipsy Boar — 1906 Har­ri­son St., Holl­wyood, 954-9202627. Aptly named gas­tropub owned by the fam­ily be­hind the ad­ja­cent Vino and Ful­vio’s 1900. Burg­ers and pizza are solid, and the lob­ster mac and cheese is a must-have. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 6-07-13. Yard House — 601Silks Run, Hal­lan­dale Beach, 954-4549950. A se­ri­ous des­ti­na­tion for beer afi­ciona­dos, Yard House is run by the com­pany that owns Olive Gar­den and Red Lob­ster. This lo­ca­tion is lo­cated in the heart of the Vil­lage at Gulf­stream Park. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed1-04-13.

Asian

The Bol — 1Semi­nole Way, Semi­nole Hard Rock Ho­tel and Casino, 954-585-5104. High-qual­ity, Pan-Asian food in a venue that re­sem­bles a trendy Hong Kong eatery more than it does a casino restau­rant. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 6-28-13. Noor Bak­ery and Deli — 4691 Ravenswood Road, Da­nia Beach, 954-986-1944. Bet­ter for take­out than for eat­ing in, this hole-in-the-wall Mid­dle East­ern bak­ery makes man­ak­ish, fresh hot piz­za­like pies with top­pings such as spinach, feta and shawarma chicken. In­ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch. Re­viewed11-28-13. Soo WooJa­panese and Korean Steak­house — 5301Sheri­dan St., Hol­ly­wood, 954-9896909. Part of a small lo­cal chain, this west Hol­ly­wood restau­rant spe­cial­izes in grill-it-yourself Korean bar­be­cue and Beni­hanalike tep­penyaki ta­bles. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed12-21-12.

Bri­tish

Bad Boys of Eng­land — 500 E. Da­nia Beach Blvd., Da­nia Beach, 954-922-5722. The for­mer King’s Head Pub isn’t much to look at it, but the English pub fare is a big step above sim­i­lar restaurants. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­view11-2413.

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