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Hip & fun restaurants in Fort Lauderdale?

hwest Jun 5, 2009 05:41 PM

I am celebrating a 36th birthday with some girlfriends. We are looking for a fun place for dinner in the Fort Lauderdale area. Any suggestions?

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    Raboi Jun 6, 2009 12:53 PM

    how many people. what kind of food. what price range.

    1. n
      nmurawsk Jun 6, 2009 01:26 PM

      Look into China Grill or Cafe Martorano. I had my 30th at Martorano's.

      1. m
        mrmagee Jun 6, 2009 04:18 PM

        I think part of it depends on how many and what night of the week. I have never been to China Grill during the week and it be more than 1/4 full, and that was during peak season.

        I would strongly suggest either Yolo or Bova - virtually next to each other on Las Olas. Both have great food, and great bar scene, with Bova being a bit more upscale. You will have a blast at either.

        The other place to consider is Steak 954 which just opened in the W Hotel on the beach - personally haven't been there.

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          BlueHerons Jun 15, 2009 08:34 AM

          I second Cafe Martorano.

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            niceray19 Jun 15, 2009 08:51 PM

            I second Steak 954. Good prices and amazing atmosphere. Fort Laud is in a lull because its Summer but you wouldn't know it if you were at the W. There are also a couple of very nice lounges that just opened up there as well.

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