Thursday, August 22, 2019

Restaurants

364 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
561/392-9446
Down home café. Bring cash to this delightful, tiny, lunch restaurant, because they don’t take credit cards. You won’t care about that after you sip the popular minted lemonade, or dig into a delectable ham salad or shrimp salad on fresh French bread. The salads are large, fresh and...
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
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.
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