Ten Best Restaurants in Hollywood
2. Le Tub
CandaceWest.com Le Tub owner and chef Steve Sidle.
Volumes have been written and hours have been spent researching what makes Le Tub's food, especially its nationally renowned burger, so unexpectedly good. Call it the terroir, as oenophiles like to explain what makes the best Burgundy or the finest Malbec. Maybe it's something about sitting on the creaky old patio hovering above the Intracoastal as the sun sets and casts brilliant streaks of orange and purple across the sky. Maybe it's the grill that looks like it's been on the almost-hidden property since before original owner Russell Kohuth bought the onetime Sunoco station in 1970. Whatever it is, make sure to bring a couple of friends and to make at least one of them order the chili and the Key lime pie.
1. Sardelli's Italian Steakhouse
CandaceWest.com Eggplant stack at Sardelli's.
Hollywood's reining restaurant family's million-dollar beachside restaurant isn't to be missed. Inside the four-story villa, Fulvio Sardelli Jr. turns out homemade pastas. A stainless-steel elevator in the foyer takes you up to an airy white room with mocha hardwood floors and an open kitchen. It's a room Fulvio Jr. is turning into a kind chef's tasting. You come, you sit, you eat, you drink. Sardelli plays host, and you don't have any options. If you're a control freak, head downstairs for a single seared scallop atop a garlicky parsnip puree dressed with almond-parsley pesto. It's a rich bite that's worth every penny of the $15 you'll pay.
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1848 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL