Unique family dining in Broward or Palm Beach
My wife's Birthday is coming up. I am looking for something out of the ordinary, yet family friendly. We have already been to Chima and Bucca. Anything else out there? Any price range will work. I just want something different.
The place gets mixed reviews, some dishes are stellar while others fall short, but my daughters always loved taking the boat ride to Caps Island. http://www.capsplace.com/
Although it borders on touristy...from a unique standpoint it's hard to beat Maikai. http://www.maikai.com/
Casa Bella is out of the ordinary in that it's like dining in someone's home and afterwards, Jaxon's Ice Cream Parlor is right down the street. http://casabellaofdania.com/default.aspx http://www.jaxsonsicecream.com/
Speaking of dining in someone's home, the Sundy House in Delray is a step above Casa Bella and even offers outside private dining. While the above suggestions aren't exactly "foodie" in quality, this is the classiest of the bunch and definitely serves the best food. http://www.sundyhouse.com/
Hope this helps!
Our go-to birthday place for the kids (11 and 14) for the last several years has been Izumo in Coral Springs, for excellent Hibachi. Maybe not "different" but definitely a bit special for a birthday, the chefs are very good (better than Benihana) and the food is excellent and you get a LOT of it.
If you want really special birthday treatment and don't mind spending a lot, you can't go wrong with Capital Grille (Boca Town Centre). We went there for my birthday a few months ago and they said Happy Birthday at the door, had a card and rose petals at the table, gave me a dessert, and a rose before I left...and excellent food and service.
If any of you are Food Network fans, Chef Morimoto has a restaurant in the Boca Raton Resort. He's not always there, but sometimes he is.
If you want something funkier, with great food, check out Dada on Swinton AVe in Delray Beach...after dinner walk along Atlantic Ave and get ice cream sundaes at Kilwins.
A GREAT restaurant in northwest Coral Springs is Falafel Bistro and Wine Bar. On the weekends they also have live music. Wonderful, fresh, delicious food, the owners are great and it has a great atmosphere.
5677 Coral Ridge dr., Coral Springs, FL 33076
Capital Grille - Boca Raton
6000 West Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Depending on the weather, eating outside at DaDa's in Delray is family friendly. Good food and the servers are certainly "something different."
Mai Kai is about as UNIQUE as you can get and is located in Broward county and really fun for the whole family; it's almost as if you are transported to a tropical island escape! You'll forget all your worries and just take all the tiki fun in. You can't help but just sit back, smile and enjoy the decor and the fire dancing island show etc. Check out their website, I think it will be a hit with all of you. http://www.maikai.com/specials/dinner...
Rustic Inn, Shula's, Marinos Italian (441),& Blue Moon Fish Co. Casa Blanca Cafe (Ft. Laud.)
5191 S State Road 7, Davie, FL 33314
Blue Moon Fish Co
10317 Royal Palm Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33065
I noticed one very annoying problem with food truck roundups... and that is... where do you eat?
If you get something with a plate (2 hands) and then also want a drink (1 hand) the math does not work out so good, when there are no table nor chairs. I think SOME may be near facilities
but many may NOT.
If you don't mind a family-style picnic eating on the ground, that seems to be the other option.