The Taste is in the Details. The décor takes you back to the 1920s, when Henry Ford walked these parts, and the menu includes burgers like the Model “A” and the Low Carb-uretor. Fresh Black Angus beef topped with everything from arugula to fried egg will make your mouth water, and the craft beer menu includes names like Kona Big Wave and Goose Island 312. LD 10801 Corkscrew Road No. 519, Estero, 239-495-3673, fordsgarageusa.com
“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.” —Anna Thomas
The Brazilian Steakhouse. Experience the flavors of Brazil, with your choice of more than a dozen rotisserie-grilled meats, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Rodizio gauchos! Try the feijoada, a traditional Brazilian black-bean stew, or abacaxi, fresh glazed-and-grilled pineapple. Don’t forget to save room for a decadent dessert. Lunch is offered Friday-Sunday. LD 8017 Plaza del Lago Drive, Suite 101, Estero, 239-498-0018, rodiziogrill.com
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
Always a Sizzling Success. Vaulted trey ceilings and meticulously set white-linen-covered tables set the mood. From petite filets to cowboy-sized rib eyes, the steaks are tender and juicy. Choose from traditional sides such as creamed spinach and sweet-potato casserole. D The Shops at Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Suite 101, Estero, 239-948-8888, ruthschris.com
TARPON BAY RESTAURANT
New-Fashioned Classic. The Hyatt Regency-Coconut Point designed its restaurant to pay homage to the Old Florida fishhouse. At the ceviche raw bar, you’ll find eight types of raw seafood “cooked” in various marinades. For entrées, try the Diver’s Spear, which includes whole red snapper, Asian slaw, ponzu and cilantro-ginger rice. D 5001 Coconut Road, Estero, 239- 444-1234, coconutpoint.hyatt.com TOTI Media, Inc. does its best to ensure that information in this guide is up to date. However, we still encourage our readers to call ahead for detailed information and/or reservations before visiting these local establishments.