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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., Pem­broke 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.

Latin

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.

Amer­i­can

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, onions and mus­tard. In­ex­pen­sive­mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed12-17-14. The Grove — 187 NE Sec­ond Ave., Delray Beach, 561-266-3750. At this in­ti­mate, 22-seater in the Pineap­ple Grove neigh­bor­hood, fresh in­gre­di­ents are exquisitely pre­pared by chef Michael Hay­cock. Ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 8-14-15. The Habit Burger Grill — 1801 N. Fed­eral High­way, Delray Beach, 561-265-0934. What be­gan in Cal­i­for­nia in 1969 has grown to five other states, in­clud­ing this first Florida lo­ca­tion. Char­grilled burg­ers and tem­pura green beans are ex­cep­tional, along with sev­eral grilled sand- wiches. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 9-30-15. Jimmy’s Fries to Caviar — 6299 N. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton, 561-617-5965. Chef Jimmy Mills’ eclec­tic menu in­deed of­fers fries and caviar, but also cheese­burg­ers and duck. Its some­thing-for-ev­ery­one ap­proach is a suc­cess. Closed Mon­days. Ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 4-29-16. Max’s So­cial House — 116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach, 561-501-4332. Long­time South Florida res­tau­ra­teur Dennis Max has cre­ated a re­fined gas­tropub in a cot­tage built in 1925. The menu runs from ra­men to mush­room flan and an in­cred­i­ble rib-eye burger. Cock­tails and craft beer are served inside or on one of three pa­tios. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 2-27-15. M.E.A.T. Eatery and Tap­room — 980 N. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton, 561-419-2600. For­get its of­fice-build­ing lo­ca­tion. This 26-seat charmer smokes its own ba­con and makes its own chorizo. Burg­ers are out­stand­ing, es­pe­cially topped with house­made ketchup and mus­tard. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-19-14. Smoke BBQ — 8 E. At­lantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-330-4236. Pit­mas­ter Bryan Tyrell brings his Kansas City bar­be­cue pedi­gree to Delray, where the ribs and chicken are in­cred­i­ble. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-10-14. True — 147 SE First Ave., Boca Ra­ton, 561-417-5100. If you’re from Bal­ti­more and home­sick for real crab cakes, this is the place to be. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 6-19-14.

In­dian

Sap­phire In­dian Cui­sine — 500 Via de Pal­mas, Royal Palm Place, Boca Ra­ton, 561-632-2299. Boca now has an up­scale In­dian restau­rant com­plete with white table­cloths, top shelf spir­its, a de­cent wine a list and a menu that takes din­ers a tour of In­dia. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed1-16-15.

French

Chez Jean-Pierre — 132 N. County Road, Palm Beach, 561-833-1171. Since 1991, JeanPierre and Ni­cole Lev­er­rier and now their sons have been feed­ing Palm Beach from their clas­sic French menu. The jack­eted pa­trons and the kooky sur­re­al­style din­ing room add up to a unique South Florida din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 9-4-15. La Nou­velle Mai­son — 455 E. Pal­metto Park Road, 5 Boca Ra­ton, 561-338-3003. Mod­ern French food and in­cred­i­ble ser­vice in a gor­geous set­ting. Lo­cals fi­nally have a suc­ces­sor to La Vielle Mai­son, which closed in 2006 af­ter a 30-year run. Very ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 8-22-14.

Ital­ian

Casa D’An­gelo — 171E. Pal­metto Park Road, Boca Ra­ton, 561-996-1234. Chef An­gelo Elia’s name­sake ris­torante delivers top-notch Old World-style Ital­ian in a mod­ern set­ting. Meat and fish are ex­cel­lent here. Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 4-25-15. DaVinci’s of Boca — 6000 Glades Road, Boca Ra­ton, 561-362-8466. Af­ter 18 years in Marco Is­land, the Carvelli fam­ily has brought Cal­abrian-style hos­pi­tal­ity and mod­ern Ital­ian to South Florida. Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner Re­viewed11-21-14. Mastino Wood Fired Kitchen Craft Bar — 25 NE Sec­ond Ave., Delray Beach, 561-921-8687. Neapoli­tan-style pizza from a wood-burn­ing oven is the star here. But don’t for­get

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