Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014 - S3
505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
When it comes to beachfront dining, a few aspects are key: a stunning view, great food, and refreshingly potent drinks. This place takes care of all three. Owned by the Restaurant People, the group responsible for YOLO, Tarpon Bend, and Vibe, this Atlantic-side spot is its most food-driven concept to date. Executive chef Chris Miracolo has compiled a menu of global eclectic fare ranging from smoked Gouda and prosciutto mac 'n' cheese ($10) to chard-wrapped Scottish salmon ($26) to goat cheese croquettes ($7) to sushi to everything in between. While the ambiance is somewhat reminiscent of its predecessor YOLO, it offers more of a Southeast Asian resort-like theme — the perfect backdrop for watching the bold and the beautiful do their thing. Much of the crowd is into the whole see-and-be-seen scene, with many of them proudly displaying expensive-car keys tableside while fishing for hot dates. Whether you're looking to eat well, enjoy the ocean breeze, or pick up an eligible (i.e., loaded or supersexy) date, this is the prime option on Fort Lauderdale Beach.