Ten Best Seafood Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
In this nondescript strip-mall spot on East Commercial Boulevard, chef/owner Tony Sindaco pumps out a menu that is opposite of ordinary. Extraordinary dishes, from tuna Bolognese to braised black grouper, served with ever-changing but perfectly cooked accoutrements, will satisfy any seafood lover's craving -- and might convert a few haters. The mind-blowing effect totally makes sense given Sindaco's résumé; the award-winning chef spent time working in kitchens across the U.S. and Europe, including stints at Michelin 5-Star Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland, and the Five Diamond Helmsley Palace in New York City under Andre Rene. At Sea, Sindaco brings his haute approach to his casual 22-seat eatery just blocks from the beach. That's exactly why we nominated the spot New Times winner for Best Seafood - 2012.
1. PB Catch
While we all love a divey raw bar, there are times when we want the best of the best. Situated on Palm Beach, this little gem of a spot got our pick for Best Seafood Restaurant 2013 for its wide selection of flavorful sustainable fish, huge assortment of oysters from around the world, and innovative "seacuterie" -- cured seafood items. Dishes like mussels in Thai basil broth with coconut and lotus root chips ($15), Parmesan-macadamia-zucchini-crusted mahi-mahi with arugula, avocado, orange, and toasted coconut ($29), and Chilean sea bass with caramelized soy-infused Brussels sprouts, enoki mushrooms, glazed baby carrots, and crispy leeks ($39) highlight the globally inspired, sustainable fare.
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235 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL
7940 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL
3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1536 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1317 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, FL
1305 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL
5 SE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL
2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL
4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL