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Category Archives: Fine dining

Gallic comfort food and a comfortable vibe make the meal at Escargot Bistro

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French husband and wife hosts, traditional bistro cuisine with a focus on snails, and a cozy dining room make this intimate Oakland Park restaurant a destination We missed the turn into Escargot Bistro’s parking lot on the way to celebrate our anniversary dinner. After turning around after having traveled a half mile beyond our destination, […]

A picky diner finds contentment at a fine-dining chain restaurant in Boynton Beach

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The Village Tavern, one of about a dozen eateries in a national chain, provides a fine-dining experience in Boynton Beach “This is a restaurant I would come back to,” my wife, one of the world’s pickiest eaters, purred contentedly as she devoured a bright pink, thick slice of prime rib ‘with a baked potato.  “This […]

A bit of the French countryside transported to a side street in Boca Raton

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Le Rivage resembles an auberge, a French country inn, and serves old-school French dishes, some of them rarely seen on many modern menus. While dining in the quiet, pretty country-style dining room of Le Rivage in Boca Raton, the opening lyrics to “Dancing Check to Cheek,” an old Irving Berlin song made popular by Fred […]

La Nouvelle Maison in Boca Raton, where elegance is found on and off the menu

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Fine French cuisine in an opulent setting make la différence   La Nouvelle Maison is the quintessential Boca Raton restaurant. Swanky, opulently decorated with well-spaced tables, staffed by attentive professionals, a list of top wines — even by the glass, well-made French cuisine, and yes, expensive. It’s the kind of place to dine elegantly if […]

Is Dada the best restaurant in Delray Beach?

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Many in the hive suggest it’s among the best, if not THE best.  It’s definitely an entertaining experience with its quirky atmosphere and some inspired dishes and cocktails Among the most frequently asked dining questions I’ve seen on social media is “What’s the best restaurant in Delray Beach?” And, invariably, among the hive’s top answer […]

Old standbys and Chef Mark Militello’s creations stand out at Josie’s Ristorante in Boynton Beach

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Choosing an entree can be difficult with parms, meatballs and pizza as well as fois gras, rabbit, mahi mahi and porchetta-marinated pork chop on Josie’s menu Josie’s Ristorante in Boynton Beach is not your grandmother’s Italian restaurant. This pleasant, simply designed eatery, deep in the now-under-reconstruction Riverwalk Plaza strip center off Federal Highway at Woolbright Road, shares a driveway […]

Square One in Boca Raton proves to be a puzzle

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Up-selling, out-of-date menus, a missing knife, a salty pork chop, and desserts that lacked sweetness suggest that the early  positive reviews, perhaps, were wrong Square-1, also known as Back to Square One and Cube 21, is a puzzle similar to the Rubik’s Cube. The Boca Raton restaurant Square One also is a puzzle. Open less […]

Ke’e Grill in Boca Raton endures with familiar fare and professional service

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Professional service, teak decor and food that won’t wow anyone under a certain age Dining trends may come and go, but never at the Ke’e Grill in Boca Raton, where the fare is familiar, the setting attractive, the service professional and the early dining specials a good value. Even on an offseason weekend evening, Ke’e […]

Boca Raton’s Abe & Louie’s where the steak’s prime, but a rare prime rib is rare

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A swanky steakhouse with the right stuff, and no stuffiness, offering terrific steaks and then some. Looking for a swanky, sophisticated steakhouse? Look no further than Abe & Louie’s, the Boca Raton outpost of a well-known Boston Back Bay eatery. Located in a Spanish-style building in a Glades Road shopping Center, you pull right up […]