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Chicago hound wants fine dining for two nights separated by a cruise. Cost no object. Don't want to hear about Cheesecake Factory or any other chains including Shula's. Dinner in a Mall...fuhgedit! Looking for Contemp. American or French. Excellent service, excellent wine list required. For those of you familiar with North Pond Cafe/Alinea here in Chitown, a place comparable to them would be perfect. Thanks so much!

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  1. Marks on Las Olas or Johnny V's. Blue Moon on A1A.

    1. Yes to Marks on Las Olas and definitely agree with Johnny V's...one of the best here in Fort Lauderdale. I would have to differ with Blue Moon, which used to be one of my favorites, but has sadly gone somewhat downhill.

      1. Try Cero at the new St. Regis on Fort Lauderdale beach. It is superb and beautiful. Service is excellent...I don't know about Chicago, but very much up to fine NY restaurant standards.

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        1. re: gblcsw

          Give FISH a try, its on the 17th street Causeway and very very good. Its owned by the same group that owns Jacksons on Las Olas and the quality and freshness of the fish is superb. We have enjoyed the meals we have had there.

          1. re: dlgc

            Interesting call on Fish. I've avoided that place because of poor reviews and word of mouth. (poor is being kind)

            I would also recommend Cero. Had an excellent meal there recently and going back again soon.
            I agree with Johnny V's. One of my favorites in Ft. Lauderdale.
            I would also recommend 3030 Ocean if you are looking for seafood.

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            Cero
            1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

            Johnny V
            625 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

            3030 Ocean
            3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL

            1. re: Sobe

              Here's another vote for Johnny V's. Had a great birthday dinner there a while ago and the wine list is first rate especially where you say cost is no object.