Hollywood beach restaurants
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!
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!
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.
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!