Monday night dinner in Fort Lauderdale
Coming back from Islamorada, we are spending one night in FLL in order to catch an early
flight Tuesday morning. Staying at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas. Would like a really good
but not fancy pretentious meal that Monday evening when some places are closed. So far
we've hard about Samba Room, Las Olas Grill, Big City Tavern (we've got taverns in New
York) and the Greek place (no name) where Mark's used to be. Also have been told about
Casablanca Cafe but the reviews don't look too swift. Ideas?
You could try YOLO, they are located about two blocks from the Riverside, its a nice atmosphere and has a good bar scene. -- http://www.yolorestaurant.com/home.html
There is an Italian place where Mark's used to be called Solita -- http://www.solitalasolas.com/
The Greek place is Trata which is right across the street.
Great food all in walking distance. You'll have to call to see if these places are open.
Noodles Panini is probably your best choice for laid back, non fancy or pretentious food. Sandwiches, Salads, Pasta, and some traditional and more contemporary Italian dishes. They have the HUGEST Bruschetta ever seen. I have only eaten there once, and took the kids. Food was very good. Across the street and just a bit down the street from your hotel. Outdoor and Indoor seeting.
Of places you mention, I have never been to Samba Room. Las Olas Grill. Are you referring to The Grill Room in your hotel? Went there once.... Overpriced...Big City Tavern is a nice bistro. Casablanca Cafe is a favorite of some but not for me. You will also need a cab to get there. Used to love Mark's... Haven't tried the new Greek Place.
Mango is bar food with a southflorida name....
Johnny V is pricey and may be more fancy then you are looking for. It is however one of the best on Las Olas.
Las Olas Cafe is one of my favorites on Las Olas. A bit pricey but I don't think its pretentious. http://www.lasolascafe.com/