Friday, February 28, 2020

Restaurants

626 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach
954/480-6464
French. This is a petite place with a large following, for good reason. Meals start with an amuse-bouche and a menu that spans the length of France. Order a creamy Caesar salad with a light anchovy-based dressing. Try the coq au vin (sauce cooked for two days), and if you...
119 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
561/272-1944
With its roots in New York’s Angelo’s of Mulberry Street, this venue is always packed. Homemade stuffed manicotti is aromatic and glorious. Tramonti’s platter for two, containing fillet marsala, veal cutlet with prosciutto, fried zuc
499 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
561/393-6715
This local mainstay does Italian classics and its own lengthy list of ambitious specials with unusual skill and aplomb. The cozy dining room is a welcome respite from the outside world, and service is at a level not always seen in local
147 S.E. First Ave. Boca Raton
561/417-5100
American. True is the only place in South Florida to eat authentic Baltimore crab cakes. This small, unpretentious venue reminds us of a Key West food shack. The food is fabulous. Try anything with crab (crab dip, crab soup, crab sliders), but don’t miss the bacon-wrapped dates, beef brisket...
6000 Glades Road, Boca Town Center Mall
561/419-8105
Eco-chic health food. This chain was co-founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the health food guru, so dishes here reflect the “anti-inflammatory” diet he prescribes. You’ll find some delicious here. The menu is seasonal and changes regularly, so if the terrific edamame dumplings, grab them. Same for the burger, herb hummus...
Twenty Twenty Grille
141 Via Naranjas, Boca Raton
561/990-7969
You've probably licked postage stamps that are larger than this tiny jewel box of a restaurant, but what it lacks in space it more than makes up for in charm, sophistication and imaginative, expertly crafted food. Virtually everything is made in-house, from the trio of breads that first grace...
8287 S. Dixie Highway
Miami
305/663-2100
Owner/chef Jan Jorgensen is Florida’s answer to Wolfgang Puck, putting out exquisite California-style cuisine. The menu changes seasonally. Don’t miss the chocolate and Grand Marnier soufflé.
334 E. Linton Blvd., Delray Beach
561/562-6673
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...
3501 SW Eighth St.
Miami
305/441-2500
Versailles has been one of Calle Ocho’s most popular restaurants since 1971. This is good-to-the-last-black-bean Cuban with a menu the size of the Old Testament. It’s also one of the better people-watching spots in town.
290 E. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
561/278-9570
God is in the details at this upscale trattoria, and He doesn’t miss much, including stellar service and an outstanding wine menu. Ingredients like Buffalo mozzarella, house-made pastas and San Marzano tomatoes are first-rate, and
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