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Black Orchid Café

CLOSED: In an atmosphere where beautiful orchids and live music enhance the ambiance, famed chef and owner George Telles has created a menu to delight the taste buds of those looking for something unique, complete with a fine wine list and a full bar. Entrees include: Filet of Beef Wellington, U.S.D.A. Prime New York Steak Au Poivre, Rack of Lamb, Grilled Ostrich, Loin of Canadian Elk, Tenderloin of Fresh Western Buffalo and Wild African Game Pheasant. Enjoy Creme Brulee and Double Chocolate Mousse for dessert or try a flambé Cherries Jubilee or Bananas Foster. One of Zagat's top restaurants for 2006.

Interior of the Black Orchid Cafe on Fort Lauderdale Beach

Cafe Maxx
954-782-0606      Map     Menu      top

Cafe Maxx has been named a Four-Star restaurant by the Mobil Travel Guide, the only restaurant with the four-star designation in Broward County. Darrel & Oliver’s Café Maxx still the undisputed culinary champion.

The very fact that this one-of-a-kind restaurant has not only survived, but stayed at the top of its game for so long, speaks volumes by itself.

Try our Honey & Lavender Glazed Twin Breast of Duck, our Pernod Shrimp and our famous Three Peppercorn Filet Mignon.

Zagat Guide 2008 has named Cafe Maxx the best restaurant in Broward County. Enjoy their four-star cuisine in an intimate and inviting setting..

Interior of Cafe Maxx on Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach

Cafe Maxx is one of three Broward County
restaurants to be awarded Zagat's
"Top Food Ranking".

Café Seville
954-565-1148      Map     Menu      top

Spanish food from Spain and other Mediterranean dishes. Tapas Appetizers, Veal, Pork, Roasted Leg of Lamb, Chicken, Rabbit, Duck represent the meat and poultry dishes.

Our Specialty - Paella - "The National Dish of Spain" - A combination of red snapper, shrimp, scallops, calamares, mussels, clams boneless chunks of chicken, pork, and Spanish saffron rice. Seafood Paella also available.

A Zagat rated 3-star restaurant on East Oakland Park Blvd.

Paella - The National Dish of Spain at Cafe Seville at Cafe Seville

The Capital Grille
954-446-2000      Map     Menu     Menu 2      top

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Located at Galleria main entrance. We strive to make every occasion special here. Start with mouthwatering appetizers like perfectly chilled caviar and steak tartare. Next, Zagat Survey describes our steaks as “rich, juicy...cooked to perfection.”

Our beef is dry aged on premises, for a superb 24-ounce Porterhouse steak or tender filets, also consider our hand-carved chops, fresh seafood, an award-winning wine list and irresistible desserts.

We match our food with out-of-this-world service and a comfortable, relaxed ambiance.

Dry Aged Sirloin at the Capital Grill in the Galleria - E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale

Charley’s Crab
954-561-4800      Map     Menu      top

Charley's Crab is an elegant and intimate nautical-style restaurant located on Fort Lauderdale's picturesque Intracoastal Waterway.

Charley's Crab offers the highest quality fresh fish and seafood, aged cuts of beef, homemade pasta dishes, homemade desserts all served by an impeccable service staff amidst a spectacular waterfront view, claiming the largest waterfront patio in Fort Lauderdale, sit inside or out.

Waterfront View of Charley's Crab Restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway

Brunch on Sunday a la carte and is served until 4 p.m.

Cheesecake Factory, The
954-463-1999      Map     Menu      top

Famous for their desserts, don't overlook their excellent meals while on Las Olas Blvd. We have great burgers like our Kobe, made with American Kobe Beef with Sautéed Mushrooms.

Other specialties include our, humble Shepherd's Pie, Hungarian Goulash, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, Chicken Madeira & Steak Diane Combo. Eat, enjoy but don't forget the cheesecake.

Zagat's "Most Popular" eateries are both on Las Olas, Mark's and the Cheesecake Factory.

Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory on Las Olas Boulevard

Grandma’s French Café
954-564-3671     Map     Menu      top

Half is an old fashion ice cream parlor and half is a French restaurant, it's tasty either way. No beer or wine but you are welcome to bring your own.

It's no suprise that they serve Quiche Lorraine, French Onion Soup, Pate and Escargots, the surprise is that you are dining on the beach and paying inland prices.

They specialize in Crepes stuffed with many delicious combinations. Rated Excellent by Zagats since 2003!

Grandma’s French Café & Ice Cream Parlor

Hi-Life Cafe
954-563-1395      Map     Menu      top

A Zagat rated Top 40 Florida Restaurants and America's Best Meals, Hi-Life Café's worldly menu presents a culinary delight for your dining pleasure. With their award-winning contemporary American cuisine.

Chef Carlos Fernandez and Host Chuck Smith have created an ambiance that feels as if you are a guest at a private party in their own dining room. Upon entering this upscale bistro, you are greeted with a fresh flower arrangement on their granite topped wine and champagne bar.

Each candlelit dining table is adorned with a fresh rose in the romantic, softly lit dining room. Hi-Life Café is a unique, intimate restaurant featuring fine food and great ambiance.

Interior of Romantic Hi-Life Cafe
Zagat excellent rating 2010!

Joe's Riverside Grille
954-941-2499     MapMenu      top

Specializing in Superb, Fresh Seafood. For over 10 years, Joe's Riverside Grille has been pleasing customers from around the world with their award-winning seafood dishes exquisitely prepared by owner/chef, Joe Cascio. 

With mouthwatering New Orleans inspired specialties like Snapper Pontchartrain; a fresh fillet sautéed with shrimp, scallops, toasted almonds and hollandaise, or perhaps Oysters Rockefeller. How about a French inspired Bouillabaisse.

For those in your dining party who like something from the land, try our Prime Aged Black Angus Steak Au Poivre or a Fillet Steak with sauce Bearnaise. For vegetarians, Joe's offers Fresh Steamed Seasonal Vegetables as an entree.

Joe's Riverside Grille - Patio Dining on Fresh Seafood
Zagat Survey, 2002 Best In City.

La Spada's Original Hoagies
954-776-7893     Map     Menu      top

ZAGAT AWARD 2002-2004 - "Mouthwatering" Italian submarine sandwiches surface at these counter-serve shops, causing incredible lines out the door at lunch hours or before games; hero-worshipers hail the Philly-type sandwiches dressed with "sweet and spicy peppers" as "the best damn hoagies in town" no matter what you call them, they torpedo the competition.

Zagat Survey - Been there since 1973 in Lauderdale By The Sea, if you want a real submarine, this is it, rated by Zagat's as one of the "Best Bang for the Buck."

Hogie Sandwich at La Spada's in  Lauderdale By The Sea

Le Bistro - Lighthouse Point
954-946-9240      Map     Menu      top

In this casual and elegant French bistro, dine by candlelight, experience exquisite cuisine, artfully presented. Cooking classes available for those who wish to enjoy fine dining in their home.

Zagat - "One of America's Top Restaurants". Sun Sentinel "Top 100 Restaurant in South Florida". A satisfied customer comments, "This is one of South Florida's best kept secrets. The food and service are always first rate. 

Chef Andy you are a culinary artist, each dinner experience has been an entire concert, not just a single song. Thank you for all the wonderful dining".

Le Bistro French Restaurant in Lighthouse Point

Mark's Las Olas

CLOSED:The restaurant is a showcase for Militello’s culinary wizardry: combining classical cooking techniques with the freshest local ingredients. The restaurant’s menu features a wide array of signature dishes including grilled Caribbean spiny lobster; crab-crusted black grouper; and white duck with mango honey glaze. Gourmet wood-oven pizzas round out the menu. With its bustling open kitchen, cozy booths and rich mahogany tables, Mark’s Las Olas commands center stage. Zagat's "Most Popular" eateries are both on Las Olas, Mark's and the Cheesecake Factory.

Mark's Rack of Lamb and Sushi Platter

Pizza Rustica
954-567-2991      Map     Menu      top

Pizza by the Slice or Whole Pizza. We prepare all our pizzas by hand in an open kitchen so our customers can see our vegetables roasting, our meat marinating and our pizzas decorated with care.

We use only the finest meats, lean beef sausage, boneless breast of chicken and imported Italian pepperoni. Our innovative toppings are made with the freshest produce delivered daily to our restaurants. We top our pizza with the tastiest cheese, such our low fat mozzarella, creamy bleu and goat cheese and zesty parmesan and asiago.

When considering "Best Bang for the Buck," Zagat's voters choose Pizza Rustica as one of their selections.

Pizza Rustica Gourmet Pizza By The Slice

Rino's Tuscan Grill
954-766-8700      Map      Directions      top

The flavors of Northern Italy are married with the ambiance of Las Olas at Rino's Tuscan Grill. But food that tastes good should also be properly presented to the table and Rino's excels at food presentation and service. 

Rino serves innovative Tuscan cuisine made with fresh mozzarella and other fresh organic ingredients. The dining atmosphere is intimate inside or cozy on the patio overlooking the water.

In the "Best Newcomer" category, Zagat recognized Broward County's top new restaurants Seasons 52 and Rino's Tuscan Grill.

Seasons 52
954-537-1052     Map     Menu      top

Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally changing menu. Our passion is to serve highly flavored meals that are better for you and focus on the best of each season.

We use natural cooking techniques such as grilling over open fires to give our food exceptional taste with fewer calories than similar restaurant meals. To complement the flavor and aroma of your meal, we offer an adventurous international wine list of more than 140 outstanding wines, 70 available by the glass.

In the "Best Newcomer" category, Zagat recognized Broward County's top new restaurants Seasons 52 and Rino's Tuscan Grill.

Seasons 52 Galleria E. Sunrise Blvd.

954-615-1431     Map     Menu      top

Sublime is much more then just a restaurant! Sublime is an innovative concept in vegetarian dining. Sublime is a world-class restaurant that's completely cholesterol-free but satisfies even the most devout carnivore.

Guests dine in an atmosphere of waterwalls, Italian glass tile, custom open-hearth oven, skylights, player piano and full service bar. Since Sublime's original opening, Sublime has received numerous accolades.

USA Today named Sublime one of the top 10 in the nation for serving cuisine with a clear conscience, in 2005 at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival Sublime was named best restaurant in Broward County, and Zagat rated top restaurant decor in the county.

Sublime Vegetarian Restaurant US1
Try our wonderful nondairy desserts.

Sunfish Grill
954-564-6464      Map     Menu      top

Relocated from Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach to East Oakland Park Blvd. brings a bit of heaven a little bit closer to the Peaceful Dove Inn. Sunfish is now located right across the street from Cafe Seville.

If you enjoy your fish not overcooked, may we suggest, Seared "Rare" Tuna Bourguignonne; Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, Roasted Potatoes, Crispy Sand Dollar Chips in a Black Pepper Sauce. Excellent list of reasonable priced fine wines to complement your gourmet dinner.

The Sunfish Grill is one of three Broward County restaurants to be awarded Zagat's "Top Food Ranking", so enjoy.

Sunfish Grill's New Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Location

Thai Spice
954-771-4535      Map     Menu      top

If you are in the mood for exotic Thai or seafood, Thai Spice is the place to go, rated "One of the Best Restaurants in Broward" by Zagat Survey, Four Stars from Robert Tolf and in the Sun-Sentinel's Top 100 Restaurants in South Florida.

Dine in one of three intimate dining rooms while being surrounded by tropical aquariums. The menu includes traditional Thai and many original gourmet dishes. Specials include Blackened Fresh Sea Bass with Ginger, Stuffed Live Maine Lobster, and Crispy Siam Duck. A local favorite for Thai cooking.

Thai Spice Best Asian Restaurant




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