Silks Run, Hallandale Beach, 954-464-2333. Proprietor Frank Stronach, who also owns the Village of Gulfstream Park, serves grass-fed Angus beef and pastureraised chicken grown on his Ocala farm. The burger is outstanding at this upscale sports bar. Moderateexpensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 2-18-15. Historic Dockers — 318 N. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, 954-925-5962. This restaurant’s new owners not only transformed the dining room with its view of the Cozy Cove Marina, but also updated the menu with shrimp tacos, lobster Cobb salad and standbys such as fish and chips and blackened mahi. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 3-18-15. Juniper on the Water — 1975 S. Ocean Drive, Hallandale Beach, 954-544-3370. This restaurant’s Intracoastal view and the stylish interior make you forget you’re inside a condo building. The menu is heavy on such classics as seafood paella, lamb shank, steaks and fresh fish of day prepared a la plancha. The early Sunset Menu is well worth a look. Moderate-expensive. Dinner, brunch. Reviewed10-2-15. ROK:BRGR — 600 Silks Run, the Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, 954-367-3970; 208 SWSecond St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-7656; 5800 SW73rd St., South Miami, 305-663-6099. What started in 2010 with one location has grown to three. Outstanding burgers and comfort-food classics such as macaroni and cheese and meatloaf round out the menu. Moderate. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Reviewed 7-1-15.
GoBistro — 2035 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 754-263-2826. Some of the best Japanese ramen soup and Korean-style chicken wings in South Florida are served at this 50-seater. Sushi is also well prepared. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed10-3-14. Kuro — 1Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-327-7625. Chef Alex Becker takes diners on a tour of Japanese cooking styles with a small-plates menu that includes tempura, maki and newly created dishes showcasing Japanese dishes. It’s served in a showstopping dining room done in shades of gold. Very expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 6-19-15. Mikan Japanese Restaurant —12502 Pines Blvd., Pem- broke Pines, 954-432-7775. In 2104, this family-run restaurant left its 18-year-old Miami location to set up shop in Pembroke Pines. Authentic, less-is-more Japanese cuisine remains on the menu. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 5-6-16.
J28 Sandwich Bar — 1854 N. Young Circle, Hollywood, 754-208-2902. Named after the date of Peruvian Independence Day, July 28, brothers Javier and Marco Rondon serve Peruvianinspired sandwiches on housemade bread using beef and chicken raised without hormones or antibiotics. Inexpensive. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Reviewed 8-26-15.
Abe and Louie’s — 2200 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-447-0024. A decade after opening, this Boston import has become a favorite for prime steaks and Maine lobster served in a woody, saloon-like setting. Expensive-very expensive. Dinner, lunch, brunch. Reviewed 4-15-15. Armadillo Café — 8221Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-405-6152. Chef Kevin McCarthy’s Southwestern gem first opened in Davie in 1988. This is its fourth iteration, where timetested dishes such as tequilagrilled shrimp, black and white soup and Texas tenderloin tacos are still being served. Expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 5-29-15. Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen — 399 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-826-2625. “Just good food” is the motto, and everything on the menu is marked vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free. Moderateexpensive. Lunch, dinner, brunch. Reviewed12-19-14. Gluttonous Goat — 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-923-9457. Inventive gastropub fare gets an elegant Caribbean-accented makeover from chef and co-owner Brian Marcotte. Goat and gator have never tasted so good. Moderate-expensive. Dinner, brunch. Reviewed 10-31-14. Grand Tavern — 710 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach, 561-279-2779. While primarily a sports bar, Grand Tavern serves the Detroit specialty known as the Coney Island: a hot dog on a steamed bun with beanless chili,