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Oct 10, 2006 08:46 AM

The "BEST" restaurant for one night in Fort Lauderdale area

Want to take a couple out for one night in the Fort Lauderdale area and want no expense spared - need to treat them to the best we can get. Not really worried about the type of food as long as its top class. Having looked at past threads, my current list is as follows:

1. Marks on Las Olas
2. Johnny V's
3. Casa D'Angelo
4. Trina
5. Cafe Mortorano


Graziano's or Jacksons for Steak

Staying there for a week so all tips appreciated but really want the best for one night??

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  1. Mark's is one of my favorites - my only caution is to NOT get the "special" mojito (it was made with creme de menthe or some other noxious mint-flavored liquor and was like a Trident martini).

    Have not been to the Johnny V's in FTL but have been in mourning for years since he moved out of Miami Beach - aside from his place at the Astor, he used to have a great little diner-style place on Alton Rd.

    I have friends who swear by Mortorano but haven't been myself.

    Probably can't go wrong with any of your choices.

    1. I would recommend Casa D'Angelo for an excellent Italian. It has extensive wine list. I have never been to Cafe Mortorano, but it always looks like a seen & be seem place than a nice meal.

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          1. There is no place on earth like Martorano.