Creative vegan. This is comfort food for everyone; the dishes will impress carnivores, too. Smell the fresh coconut vegetable curry soup, which tastes as good as it sounds. Try the grilled brawt sausage, the Ranch chixn, the Banh Mi and a Ruben – all from plant-based ingredients and they...
Italian. This long-lived venue on crowded Atlantic Avenue is a reason to sit down and take a breath. Then take up a fork and try the linguine with white clam sauce or the ravioli Sazio or grilled skirt steak or pretty much anything on the menu. Prices are reasonable;...
Mizner Park, 346 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Seafood. Sister restaurant to Ouzo Bay, also in Mizner Park, the menu includes fried oysters, moules frites, Maryland crab cakes. The bar offers literally hundreds of whiskeys, a noisy happy hour crowd and live music most nights.
150 Worth Ave., The Esplanade, Suite 234, Palm Beach
American-Chinese. Classic dishes with a twist on the menu include addictive crispy wonton noodles. Cold sesame noodles stood out, General Tso’s chicken was good. Expect a Florida version, not a NYC Chinese place.
4595 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Classic French. It’s France in a tiny venue, with big-taste dishes that include all the faves: beef bourguignon, rack of lamb, duck crispy orange, frog legs Provencale, veal kidneys, tender branzino and simple desserts to end the meal. Serves lunch and dinner; reservations are mandatory for dinner.
2409 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
Modern American. A cornerstone in the Northwood neighborhood, this venue draws because of a complete package: food, drinks and great nightlife music. Take some char-grilled oysters, add shrimp pesto capellini or a marinated pork chop with polenta, plus local singing fave Tessie Porter and you have a fun and delicious...
Modern European/American. A comfortable supper club vibe with better-than-normal food. Live entertainment supplements large portions with dishes such as braised wild boar pappardelle, grilled salmon, arancini. Happy Hour portions are large, too; desserts are decadent. Worth a trip to West Boynton Beach.
Indian. Six different kinds of naan bread let you know this isn’t your usual Indian menu, and the naan itself is a light bite of heaven. House-roasted and ground spices help make the seafood, chicken, lamb and vegetarian dishes memorable. Try the Angarey tandoori chicken and the side dish...
American bistro. Check out the high-top seating or bar stools during an excellent happy hour menu that includes deviled eggs, pork sliders, chicken wings and a happy crowd. Entrees are generous and well executed. Try the fish and chips, one of six burgers, fish tacos and more.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way
Japanese. Lots of small plates for sharing means you’re bound to win at the table during dinner. Try the tuna crispy rice and the shrimp tempura. The chicken amadare entrée will pay you back with big flavor. Then end with Japanese doughnuts and three dipping sauces, because what’s not...