Foodie hotspots Naples and Bonita
Any places worth going
Not much in Bonita except Roy's. Angelina's is way over-rated. In Naples selections are much better. Going in order from North Naples to South - Bay House, Cote D'Azur, USS Nemo, Grill Room at Ritz Carlton, Bleu Provence, Maraday's, and my personal (hands down favorite) Osteria Tulia. Campiello's, Sea Salt & Barbatella are way over-rated for the quality of food and service you get. Enjoy!
I disagree with SBHjunkie. My mom spends her winters in Ft. Myers from St. Louis and I visit from Los Angeles. I enjoy eating in the area.
My favorite by far for a nice dinner is Wyld's Cafe, on the south side of Bonita Springs Road, west of 41. You park and enter from the rear. Fairly dark and elegant inside. A wonderful starter of a shredded duck and mushroom napolean with a tasty cream sauce. Entrees range from low $20s to just past $30 but are substantial and have nice sides. If it is on the menu, I like the meatloaf. Good fish. An interesting shortrib with I think cranberry in the braise/sauce. Excellent service.
A driveway further west is A Table Apart. A bit brighter, a bit louder, one dining room rather than divisions. Very good food, but equivalent or even higher prices. A bit louder and more casual than Wyld's. A great rack of lamb with about 8 bones -- some double and some single-sliced. A great grilled pork chop, thick and delicious. Another fave.
There is a hole-in-the-wall place for fried grouper and other fried or simple fish, Grouper'n'Chips. There is a location in Naples, I'm almost sure on the east side of 41, but I think there may or used to be one in Bonita Springs? Get the namesake.