1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Barton G., an event impresario with a flair for serious theatrics, has fashioned his unique restaurant with fun and interesting fare. Choices include popcorn shrimp—served with real popcorn in a movie-theater container. Desserts look
14813 Lyons Road, Delray Beach
Gastropub. Definitely try the homemade batches of cocktails on tap, which give this west Delray gastropub its name. The artisanal mixes boast ingredients such as H.M. Tonic No. 22—the crisp, tangy part of a very good gin and tonic. The heirloom tomato and feta salad is a highlight with...
19 SE Fifth Ave., Delray Beach
Japanese small plates. The large sake, whisky and beer menu here pairs beautifully with the small plates full of everything except sushi. No sushi. And that’s fine. Try the takoyaki (octopus balls), the crispy salmon tacos, and anything with the addictive kimchi, such as the kimchi fried rice. There...
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale, 1617 S.E. 17th St.
This small, sophisticated restaurant continues to impress with competently presented food. The menu is surprisingly diverse, with everything from seafood chowder, burgers and pizza to cherry-glazed breast of duck.
4405 W. Tradewinds Ave.
This is one of the best spots around for waterside dining; the two-for-one lunch special makes it one of the most affordable. Choose from a raw bar, fish nearly every which way, as well as daily, seasonal fish specials.