Friday, February 22, 2019

Restaurants

290 Sunset Ave.
Palm Beach
561/833-3883
Maitre d‘ Carla Minervini is your entrée to a warm experience, complemented by a stately but comfortable room and excellent food. We love the crispy fillet of herb-crusted sole in a rich, buttery sauce and the veal scallopini in a lemon caper Chardonnay sauce.
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.
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
9858 Clint Moore Road
West Boca
561/470-0112
You can be forgiven for imagining yourself in some rustic Italian hill town as the smells of garlic and tomato sauce waft through the air. Start by sopping up the house olive oil with slices of crusty bread, then move on to a stellar version of
344 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
561/447-2257
The classic Italian comfort food at this Mizner Park establishment, which opened in 2009, is served with flair and great attention to detail. The reasonably priced menu—with generous portions—includes all your favorites (veal Parmesan,
114 N.E. Second St., Boca Raton
561/869-0030
An impressive wine list of some 250 bottles (all available by the glass) offers a multitude of choices, especially among Italian and California reds. The menu of “Italian tapas” includes tasty breaded and fried artichoke hearts, and ravishing
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