6. Market 17
-- There are many ways one can go at Market 17. The restaurant -- named by New Times
as the Best Broward County Restaurant in 2012 -- offers space for traditional face-to-face dinner dates at its indoor and outdoor tables. Or you can try something a bit off-the-wall with its "dine in the dark" feature. It's a concept that many have heard about but far fewer have actually tried. Who knows? Maybe it'll spice things up a bit for date night. Since wine is often a key component to setting the mood, it's worth noting that the farm-to-table restaurant offers a fairly extensive wine list and frequently hosts wine dinners and other tasting events.
5. Casa D' Angelo
-- There's a reason New Times
named Casa d'Angelo in Fort Lauderdale as the Best Restaurant to Close the Deal in 2009. Among them is the restaurant's massive wine list, which has consistently been recognized by Wine Spectator
as one of the best in the country. (Hint: The list is online, so study it before your big date and impress your companion with your "highly developed" palate.) Of course, it also doesn't hurt that chef/owner Angelo Elia's flagship dining room prepares consistently good food in a warm, inviting atmosphere.