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I've got one dinner in Ft. Lauderdale - where should I go?

Benjamin68 Feb 10, 2007 06:10 AM

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.


  1. gblcsw Feb 23, 2007 07:18 PM

    For great pizza, try Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. It's in a small strip mall, on US1 (Federal Hwy) about a mile north of the airport.

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      amyvc Feb 22, 2007 06:32 PM

      I've never had a bad meal at Himmarshee. The filet *never* changes on the menu that changes but no matter....it's great. Himmarshee is a great choice. So are Casablanca or Canyon.

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        Benjamin68 Feb 22, 2007 03:06 PM

        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.

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          Sobe Feb 22, 2007 05:57 AM

          Check out Hi-Life cafe and report back if you go. I have not been since he was on Top Chef


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            Waquoit Feb 22, 2007 05:41 AM

            My ladyfriend and I had a great meal at Himmarshee Bar and Grill last week. They say they change the menu daily and the entrees were in the $25. range.

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              Benjamin68 Feb 21, 2007 06:30 PM

              We were going to try Sunfish Grill or Eduardo de San Angel, but they're both closed on Sunday. 3030 Ocean doesn't list their prices on their web site, which is always a bad sign to me. Are there any good places that don't charge $35 for an entree?

              1. gblcsw Feb 10, 2007 02:18 PM

                Sunfish Grill has a bad attitude. I would recommend all of the above and Blue Moon Fish Company. You can sit outdoors, right on the intra-coastal, and the food is very good.

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                  Sobe Feb 10, 2007 06:38 AM

                  I would recommend Sunfish Grill on Oakland Park

                  3030 Ocean

                  Johnny V's Las Olas (but may be too loud

                  Eduardo de San Angel

                  Casa D'Angelo for Italian


                  Cafe Maxx

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