Ten Best New Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in 2013

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10. Southern Swank Kitchen

It's no secret: Southern food is hot right now -- and it has been for a while. But like much else in the food world, it took a while to find a place in Broward and Palm Beach. With a group of classically trained chefs from Miami behind the menu, here you'll find modern takes on traditional dishes from the South in country-Western Davie. From chicken and waffles ($16) with homemade marshmallow sage sauce to 18-hour pulled pork sliders ($10) to low-country shrimp and grits ($14), everything served is lowbrow but with a haute twist -- and that's just the way we like it.

See also: Restaurant Openings in Broward and Palm Beach Counties 2013: The Year in Review

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9. Del Frisco's Grille

"The island" is known for being a stuffy playground for wealthy socialites -- generally, not our cup of tea. However, at this newly opened location of the boutique chain, stale is the last thing you'll find. A social bar offers a wide selection of wines as well as cocktails shaken by hand and on draft. Pompous? No way. The new American menu features a large array of comfort foods prepared with a South Florida twist, such as pulled pork empanadas, kale and Brussels sprouts salad, plantain-crusted grouper, and a Southern fried chicken sandwich. Obviously, being that it's a grill, you can still find yourself a steak, but the fare and the vibe is anything but staid.

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Location Info

Hullabaloo Italian Gastropub

517 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, FL

Category: General

13 American Table

451 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Swank Southern Kitchen

4196 S. University Drive, Davie, FL

Category: Restaurant

Hot and Soul

3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant


319 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Green Bar & Kitchen

1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Lobster Bar Sea Grille

450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Del Frisco's Grille

340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Rodney, has been one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in South Florida for the past 25 years. Especially, since he began everything with an extreme DYI, learning by doing, mentally. He should be acknowledged at even much higher level in comparison than any other restaurateur in area. No one other person has such an extreme hands on understanding of these industries more than this guy. 

Stephanie Lynn
Stephanie Lynn

finally a article i agree with those are two of my favorite places!

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