I've got one dinner in Ft. Lauderdale - where should I go?
I will be in Ft. Lauderdale later this month and would appreciate some dinner suggestions, preferably, not more than $50 a person (excluding, wine, tax or tip) for a three-course meal.
While I'd like the place to be comfortable and not too loud (I'll be with my parents), I'm most interested in trying a great chef's food.
I might do Himarshee Grill because it's slightly less expensive than some of the other top places mentioned. The sad thing is, I've looked at a lot of menus for Ft. Lauderdale and Miami restaurants, and the top places all seem absurdly overpriced and underwhelming (at least the circa-1995 dish descriptions do). I live in NYC and you can get a three-course lunch at first-rate places such as Jean-Georges, Aquavit, Tocqueville and Devi for a fraction (say $24-$28) of all the $40 entrees I'm seeing on the menus at these Florida spots. I don't know what the boards collective impression of NYC restaurants is, but, trust me, we don't have many places here that feature $40 entrees. Question: Are there any great inexpensive ethnic restaurants in Fort Lauderdale? How about a transcendent pizza? I'll take one of those, too, over a $40 entree.
I would recommend Sunfish Grill on Oakland Park
Johnny V's Las Olas (but may be too loud
Eduardo de San Angel
Casa D'Angelo for Italian