Thursday, December 13, 2018

Restaurants

1500 Gateway Blvd
Boynton Beach
561/853-0090
Attempting to split the difference between happening bar and American café, Bar Louie mostly succeeds, offering burgers, pizzas, fish tacos and a variety of salads, all at moderate prices and in truly daunting portions.
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami
305/357-7900
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
561/877-0000
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
561/563-8849
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...
313 Worth Ave., Palm Beach
561/831-1500
Bice continues to hold the title of favorite spot on the island for the see-and-be-seen crowd. The venerable restaurant offers a marvelous array of risottos and fresh pastas and classic dishes like veal chop Milanese, sautéed chicken
309 Via De Palmas
Boca Raton
561/395-7462
Part vaguely German beer garden, part all-American sports bar, this rustic eatery offers menus that channel both, as well as an excellent selection of two-dozen beers on tap and the same number by the bottle. The food is basic
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale, 1617 S.E. 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale
954/626-1701
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.
741 S.E. 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale
954/522-9191
The bistro is all Euro-chic decor—blond wood, mod lighting, abstract paintings. It also has good food, from pastas to steaks and chops and a wide range of fresh seasonal fish and seafood. Don’t forget the phenomenal wine list.
3300 S.W. 27th Ave.
Coconut Grove
305/644-4670
The versatile menu features “simply grilled” items. The boldly flavored menu also offers “house specialties,” contemporary takes on bistro fare.
4405 W. Tradewinds Ave.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
954/267-9888
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.
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