From Romantic to Cheap Fling: Our Top Restaurants for a Date
Let's go old school here and assume that it's the gents who have to select which restaurant is best for wining and dining the ladies. (Or, for our gay readership, maybe you can just flip a coin or have a sexy baby-oil wrestling match to determine the chief decisionmakers in your midst.) It's a tough choice and not one that should be taken lightly. We recommend you first decide what category your date falls into, then use this handy guide to match where he or she would like to be taken.
Photo courtesy Trina
Hands down, the best place to get a date drunk is at Trina. No, getting him or her smashed won't come cheap, especially if you're throwing a Mediterranean-themed dinner in the deal, but each bite will seem well worth the investment.
Count on Canyon on for its ever-changing, ever-original menu and beautifully
presented plates. The prickly-pear margaritas are pretty damned great too.
E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 2300 N.W. Executive Center Dr., Boca
Raton; and 11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Visit
Vegetarians swear by Sublime, but
Seasons 52 may be the better choice -- its menu offers a wide range of
choices for meat eaters and herbivores.
your date enjoy some eats with beats, check out Jazziz at the Seminole
Paradise Hard Rock, where the vibe is mellow and the Asian-themed
entrées are delish.
some inspiration for intellectual conversation? Dada restaurant/pub
always buzzes with an eclectic crowd of creative types. Be sure to get
the cheese and chocolate fondues and your meal will undoubtedly take a
Plaza Real, Boca Raton, and 2584A E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
Call 561-391-0755 or 954-396-5656, or visit trulucks.com.
because you can't drop $50 on a steak doesn't mean you can't make your
honey happy. Visit Truluck's on a Wednesday night and split a towering
hunk of carrot or chocolate malt cake and wash it down with any bottle
of wine for half price.
Glades Road, Boca Raton; 2415 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 8550
W. Broward Blvd., Plantation; and 4625 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens.
J. Alexander's seems to have hit
a chord with the gay community, seemingly for no particular reason
aside from the fact that they feel welcomed there. These restaurants
offer a value-conscious wine list and a choice of menu selections that
even a picky eater will find pleasing.
moms deserve a night out on the town too. Runyon's, a chichi place with
a silly name, has been spoiling them since 1984 with cocktails at its
piano bar and a great menu with offerings like escargots, veal Oscar,
Maryland soft-shell crabs, and filet mignon.
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