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