One shot Ft Lauderdale. Need 2 meals
Need a Saturday lunch near downtown ( and good shopping that is arts oriented for gifts, if possible!!) and a spot for Sunday dinner near NE 15th Ave. Visiting older friends-- nice restaurant, but not over the top--there will be an argument over who is treating!. Steaks, pasta, American cuisine, full bar. Any recommendations, gratefully accepted. We will have a car, so anything in the 2-4 or so mi area, good.
PS we'll be coming again, so if you miss this time frame, still appreciate your input!
Las Olas Blvd has a lot of restaurants and a number of shops that are arts oriented. Lots of places to choose from to eat - great sushi at Sushi Rock and Smith and Jones for American are 2 highlights that come to mind. There is also Mangoes and the Floridian which are very popular.
For dinner... Blue Moon Fish co..... Osteria Da Campo.....Coconuts is great - it's on the beach.