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Danielle Jan 5, 2006 10:43 AM

Hi!
I'm going to Hollywood Beach, FL, for the weekend and was wondering if there are any restaurant suggestions. Looking for not too expensive, any kind of food, but good. Romantic restaurants would be great as this is for an anniversary. Also, if you did any fun activities when you were there and have suggestions about things to do when it's not too hot out, that would be great!

Thanks,
Danielle

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    Dev RE: Danielle Jan 5, 2006 11:00 AM

    For romantic, try Las Brisas. It's a little Argentinian restaurant along the Broadwalk. Think Italian food with an Argentinian flavor, like steak with chimichurri sauce and gnocchi. Very small, nice service and not too pricey.

    There are also lots of little walk-up places along that stretch. For something fun to do there, rent a bicycle for two and work off some calories in preparation for your anniversary meal. Happy Anniversary!

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      adele RE: Danielle Jan 5, 2006 01:43 PM

      Actually on Hollywood Beach besides Las Brisas, you have the Sugar Reef which has good food but is a little pricey for what you get. The atmosphere is quite nice, though. There are lots of other kind of funky places on the broadwalk, most of which I have never tried. If you want to leave the beach, there are quite a few restaurants in the area that are close by. Across the street from the beach on A1A is Le Tub, which is hardly romantic, but lots of fun, right on the Intracoastal, and probably has the best hamburgers in town. Taverna Opa, right down the street, is Greek with decent food and a wild atmosphere, party-like scene with dancing on the tables if you go later in the evening. Not too far to the south in Hallandale, you have the restaurant across from the Diplomat which is very pretty and if you don't go too late, it's romantic and quiet enough to have a conversation. Later in the evening it gets very active. The food there is very good. The name escapes me, but I think it's Nikki something. In Downtown Hollywood there are quite a few places I would recommend, but I don't know if you want to venture that far (it must be at least 5 to 10 minutes away). Anyway, have a good time and happy anniversary!

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        Dev RE: adele Jan 5, 2006 09:41 PM

        The restaurant across from the Diplomat is Nikki Marina (same people as Nikki Beach Club). I think it's a nice, romantic place off season, but since we're in season right now it gets to be a scene, even on weeknights. But it is a good option.

        Have you been to Opa since it was sold about a year ago? I was there for a holiday party two weeks ago and thought the food was lousy -- nowhere near as good as it used to be. I'm wondering if they were having a bad night, or if that's how it is now.

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          sobe RE: adele Jan 7, 2006 08:14 AM

          Nikki Marina over at the Diplomat. (just following up last post) You should stop by Le Tub for a great burger and drink one day/night.
          Lattitudes has indoor/outdoor seating right off the Broadwalk at the Marriott. That could be the "romantic" night.

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            kissmekate20 RE: sobe Apr 18, 2007 07:07 PM

            I live in Hollywood Beach and love to go to Georgio's Bakery on A1A just north of the Hollywood Blvd. bridge. The coffee is wonderful and the desserts are fabulous. I also second the Le Tub recommendation.

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              JinRain RE: kissmekate20 Apr 18, 2007 09:53 PM

              I will definately check out Georgio's. I've been in Hollywood now for 2 years and have yet to find more than a couple of CONSISTANTLY good eateries.

              Oh, and stay far away from Mamacita's on the Broadwalk. It was horrible in every sense.

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