West Boca fans of delicate French pastries, lacy crepes, sophisticated sandwiches and other fine bistro fare now no longer have to cross I-95 to get their fix with the debut of a second Bakery of France (6030 SW 18th St.) in the Shoppes at Village Pointe. I’m a huge fan of their croissants, so light and flaky they practically levitate, as well as their lunch-sized composed salads and crepes that come with everything from smoked salmon and brie to Nutella. Both the newbie and the original Federal Highway locations are open for breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch.
The long-vacant Gary Woo location in Boca now has a new tenant. It’s Santo’s Modern American Buffet & Sushi (3400 N. Federal Hwy., 561/923-9378), sibling to its popular Coconut Creek parent. The lengthy menu features an extensive selection of salads, soups and entrees ranging from stir-fries to grilled steak to tuna tacos, along with potstickers, fried rice, lobster bisque and more. There’s also a wide selection of sushi and a raw bar dispensing oysters, mussels, crab legs and other seafood delicacies. It’s open for lunch and dinner daily, plus weekend brunch.