The Ten Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
8. Hot and Soul
Great food does not have to be served in a formal environment. Yeah, there are times when you want to dress up to the nines, sit underneath a white tablecloth, and act all fancy and whatnot. This is South Florida, however, and most of us like to wear the most minimal amount of clothing possible. You shouldn't get stuck eating hot dogs and burgers just because you want to rock a T-shirt and a pair of shorts. Hot and Soul offers enticing homemade fare like Gnaughty Gnocchi with oxtail, San Marzano tomatoes, basil, and pecorino or Vegan Yum Bowl of coconut polenta mushroom gravy, crispy onions, and micro greens in a comfortable, friendly, and casual environment. It's international soul food at its finest.
7. Thasos Greek Taverna
It wasn't all that long ago that Greek food could be found only in diners and casual family eateries. Thasos has turned that notion on its head. The chic Greek restaurant offers the type of healthy and light fare that inspired the whole Mediterranean diet craze. Lavraki, Mediterranean sea bass, is grilled whole with just fresh herbs, lemon, and olive oil from the island of Thasos itself. Oak-grilled lamb chops are served with grilled vegetables, quinoa salad, and feta. This place offers the ideal alternative to the overcomplicated and fat-filled menus found at most American restaurants.
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235 E. Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL