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jenniferbn Oct 11, 2012 02:19 PM

Can anyone recommend somewhere to have a nice dinner within walking distance of the Broward Center? We used to like Himmarshee and then Pl8 but I think they've closed. Is YOLO too far to walk?

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    travelinggirl Oct 11, 2012 06:40 PM

    ROK: BRGR is awesome, but it is casual and the restaurant has limited seating. Not too much within walking distance from the Broward Center. If you are going to go to Las Olas don't waste your time or money on YOLO. Check out Timpano or Solita both are excellent options.

    1. gblcsw Oct 12, 2012 08:07 AM

      I actually think Yolo is fine for an early dinner...Later at night, it becomes a "meet market." The food is decent, if not inspired. Atmosphere and service are good.

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        jenniferbn Oct 12, 2012 09:38 AM

        Thank you both so much for your suggestions!

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          southocean Oct 12, 2012 09:59 AM

          In response to your second question, YOLO is about 3/4 of a mile from the BCPA (2nd to Andrews, to Las Olas, to the restaurant.) Depending on time of year, and applicable footwear -- you make the call.

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        sfeatz Oct 12, 2012 09:52 AM

        I second Timpano. Try the mussels!

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          jenniferbn Oct 12, 2012 10:16 AM

          I just check out the menu for Timpano, looks fab!!!!

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            travelinggirl Oct 12, 2012 08:32 PM

            @sfeatz: when I recommened Timpano I was thinking about the Mussels; great call!!!!! @jenniferbn: Don't walk to Las Olas especially if you are wearing heels. If you don't have a car, spend the few dollars on a short cab ride; your feet will appreciate it in the a.m. Let us know what you decide :)

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              mrotmd Nov 1, 2012 06:45 AM

              I second the cab ride. Las Olas spans for about 1.5 miles, with another half or so from bcpa to the east corner of the commercial section. Btw, we are going to be running it next Sunday as part of the Fort Lauderdale half marathon. But again, I am going to be wearing running shoes, shorts and t-shirt. Hardly the outfit for bcpa night event

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          madtheswine Nov 1, 2012 10:22 AM

          Though I haven't been to Timpano in a while, I have never had a bad meal there, so I agree with all the others on that one.
          I've only been to Rok Brgr once and the burger was very good. If it was more evenly cooked, I may have ranked it at the top of my personal burger list. However, the service there was terrible.

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            jenniferbn Nov 1, 2012 10:30 AM

            Thanks again everyone...really appreciate the comments. Just an update, I actually booked Timpano and have been really looking forward to it, but they called me last night to say the restaurant was just entirely booked out! They were apologetic and sweet, but, bummer!

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              gblcsw Nov 1, 2012 10:49 AM

              Try Grill 401, almost directly across the street from Timpano in the old Rare space. We were there two weeks ago, shortly after they opened, and had a very nice meal.

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                travelinggirl Nov 1, 2012 11:19 AM

                Solita is east on Las Olas and the food and service are AMAZING! Ask to be sat w/ Steve he will take good care of you and the eggplant rollatini and/or the calamari - delish! I have never been to Grill 401 - Thanks for the rec gblcsw I will check out that place.

          2. CFByrne Jan 8, 2013 12:20 PM

            Any updates on this area?

            Anything new and exciting, or have any of the previous recos gone uphill (or downhill)?

            This would be for 3 ladies looking for pre-theatre dinner.

            Unusual is good.

            TIA...

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              CFByrne Jan 9, 2013 05:44 AM

              I am also willing to expand the area from "Walk to BCPA" to "Las Olas pretty much anywhere".

              It looks like they will be staying at the Riverside Hotel.

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                southocean Jan 9, 2013 06:51 AM

                O-B House (Old Florida Breakfast House) has been serving dinner for a while, and is next door to the MoDs and IMAX theatre, Certainly walking distance from the BCPA, even in heels. Closer to BCPA than ROK-BRGR, and a little more upscale. Share the Corn Oven Pancake appetizer.
                http://www.o-bhouse.com

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                  travelinggirl Jan 9, 2013 01:54 PM

                  Grill 401 is new and across the street from The Riverside Hotel. I have not been there yet. However, the menu looks good. If the food and service are anything like their sister property Brimstone than you are in good hands.

                  http://www.grille401.com/menu.html

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                LiveRock Jan 10, 2013 09:00 AM

                The Chimney House is a good casual option. Nothing fancy here but it's a nice place to chill on the patio with some interesting menu options.

                http://www.thechimneyhouse.net/

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