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RESTAURANT NEWS! 2022           



NEWER!  2022

Lasso Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse-Enjoy the “parade” of 18 USDA Prime cuts of Beef, Lamb, Chicken and Pork carved tableside by Gauchos & a Gourmet Salad Bar with a beautiful spread of 40 items. Happy Hour: Sunday – Friday 4PM – 7PM  (Mention to owner, Antonio, that this was recommended by STEPPING OUT FLORIDA!) 2457 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33304 Phone: 754-223-4663 www.LassoGaucho.com 

Skillets(formerly Khaki’s)-7036 W. Palmetto Park Rd., in the Garden Shops in Boca-Classic breakfasts and sandwiches-561-931-2883  www.SkilletsRestaurants.com

Bar 25-(formerly The Mello Mushroom)-Homemade flatbreads, wagyu sliders and buffalo cauliflower tacos; Just off Atlantic Ave. at 25 S.E. 6th Ave., Delray Beach; 561-359-2643; bar25.com

Lynora’s BocaAuthentic Italian dishes with a modern outlook located in the new Uptown Plaza just east of State Rd. 7. at 9560 Glades Rd. Suite 190, Boca Raton, FL 33428  Lynoras.com 561-235-5096

The Blue Dog Cookhouse and Bar, Boca Raton (opened on 4/7) in the former Zinburger location in the Town Center Mall. The restaurant will feature  braised short rib and grilled octopus entrees, 11 types of hamburgers, brunch and craft cocktails. 6000 Glades Road, Suite 108, Boca Raton; BlueDogBoca.com

Mercato Italiano, Boca RatonGourmet market. Just opened in Royal Palm Place. From the same family who owns Cosa Duci Homemade Italian Bakery in Boca Raton at The Shops at University Park. The retail market has pastas, olive oils, deli meats, sandwiches (panino), cheeses, ready-to-go dishes and, of course, breads and pastries. They offer unique Italian imported items.  Patio seating for coffee, wine and soft drinks imported from Italy. 501 SE Mizner Blvd. #80, 561-306-8807, MercatoItalianoBocaRaton.com.

Calaveras Cantina, Open – This Mexican restaurant is located in the spot where Junior’s Restaurant was in Mizner Park, Boca.  (The other location is in Jupiter.)

Strike 10 Bowling, open now in Mizner Park, Boca (in the former Uncle Julio’s spot on the corner near the amphitheater)– It’s not an eatery, but it has beautiful center bar. The Strike 10 Bowling location at Gulfstream Park offers a hookah lounge, billiards, a sports bar and more.

American Social, opening soon – With restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa and Orlando, this casual sports bar is planning to open in Boca Raton soon.

Lynora’sOpen 3pm to 9pm daily- 9560 Glades Road, Suite 180, Boca Raton

Corvina Seafood GrilleNew, upscale, serving locally sourced fish and more-official address: 99 SE Mizner Blvd at the back of the building; but located on Plaza Real South – 1 block from Chops Lobster Bar), Boca Raton 33432 Phone: 561-206-0066


NEW: 2022

American Tapas Bar, Fort Lauderdale-2724 E. Commercial Blvd.; 954-765-6352, AmericanTapasBar.com

Bravo Peruvian Kitchen, Coral Springs-(2nd location, 1st is in Wilton Manors)- 9711 W. Sample Road; 954-688-9265, BravoPeruvianKitchen.com

Corvina Seafood Grill, Boca Raton- featuring acclaimed Washington, D.C. chef Jeff Tunks-  110 Plaza Real South; CorvinaBocaRaton.com

Dune by Laurent Tourondel, Fort Lauderdale-Elegant, beachfront restaurant inside the Auberge Beach Residences and Spa will open in the fall with new owner Laurent Tourondel, a Michelin-star chef. 2200 N. Ocean Blvd.; dunebylt.com

Holly Blue, Fort Lauderdale-Chef Giovanni Rocchio (of Valentino Restaurant)- elevated dining-due to open in early November as part of he multimillion-dollar remodel of the historic First Evangelical Lutheran Church which will include a two-story nightclub called The Angeles. 441 NE Third Ave.; HollyBlueFTL.com.

Lynora’s, Boca Raton-The Abbenante family’s fifth Palm Beach County restaurant will start serving dinner on Nov. 4.-Traditional Italian food-Uptown Boca plaza, 9560 Glades Road., Suite 180; Lynoras.com

Picanha Brazil Steakhouse and Bar, Margate-2nd location;  celebrates picanha, a top sirloin dish Brazilians love.
The food is served buffet styl. . 5650 W. Sample Road; 561-488-5737, picahnabrazil.net

Pots and Pans Café, Oakland Park-soulful seafood with a touch of the Bahamas-952 NE 62nd St., 954-771-0700

Shipyard, Hollywood-An outdoor entertainment ‘village’ with 5 types of eateries- 1924 Tyler St.; 954-666-0791, ShipyardHollywood.com

Wave Lounge, Hollywood-owned by a couple who were Ukranian figure skating champions-now they own this trendy French/Italian restaurant-115 S. 20th Ave.; 954-367-5644



Batch, the Cookie Company, PlantationThis Flagler Village-spawned gourmet cookie shop and milk bar will now cater to late-night cookie cravings in Plantation, where its second location opened in mid June. The confection shop, which comes from Fort Lauderdale pastry chef Max Santiago and business partners Adam August and Nick Hicks, dishes cookie flavors such as iced oatmeal, molten chocolate lava, peanut-butter chocolate chunk and the all-vegan, gluten-free blueberry-lemon swirl. 801 S. University Drive, Suite G-101, Plantation; 954-533-8200, BatchCookieCo.com

Cafe Mon Ami, Boca Raton-This kosher French eatery is health-focused, sourcing menu ingredients from local farms and purveyors. The menu includes classic French dishes to fresh pastries. Chef-owner Michel Abitbol also cooks up Friday Sabbath dinners. 265 NE Spanish River Blvd, 561-757-3906

Cafe Vico, Fort LauderdaleAfter a quick coat of paint and switching of a few photos, the high-end Italian restaurant’s second location is now open in the former home of Nick’s Italian Restaurant on the Galt Ocean Mile. The original Vico on North Federal Highway remains open. 3496 N. Ocean Blvd., cafevicorestaurant.com

Calaveras Cantina, a Mexican eatery with a Jupiter location, now open in Mizner Park, Boca

Carrot Express, Boca RatonThis Miami-based health-food chain opened its eighth location April 12 at this 1,700-square-foot storefront, featuring juices, plant-based burgers, acai bowls and avocado toasts. 10 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton; 561-717-4175, EatCarrotExpress.com

Chez Andrea brings Provence to Boynton The first of two locations, Chez Andrea Gourmet Provence opened recently in Boynton Beach. This Canadian celeb chef (exec chef/restaurateur, author of 100-plus cookbooks, TV food series host) revamped an historic house and is now serving dinner. Brunch will start soon. Her menu contains traditional French dishes as well as those showcasing her individual style. A Lake Worth venue is planned for this summer. Chez Andrea Gourmet Provence; 480 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach; 561-248-0612; http://chezandreagourmet.com/boynton/

Civil Society Brewing Company, West Palm Beach425 Kanuga Dr., West Palm Beach (also a Jupiter location); 561-444-3538; https://civilsocietybrewing.com

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, In Dania-The 11th Florida location of national chain with Napa-style tasting room, artisan market and dining rooms serving global-influenced contemporary American cuisine for lunch and dinner daily in Dania Pointe, 1822 Pointe Blvd., Dania Beach, 754-220-0888, ChWinery.co 

Crab Du Jour, Pompano Beach-This Cajun seafood restaurant and bar in Pompano Beach’s Palm Aire Plaza replaces a location of Ruby Tuesday that closed early in the pandemic, and features seafood boils and po’ boys. 299 SW 26th Ave., Pompano Beach; 954-953-8999, CrabDuJour.com

Crafty Crab, In Sunrise-national chain, offering home-style seafood with Southern charm and Cajun touches amid nautical décor, 2019 N. University Drive, Sunrise, hours vary by location, CraftyCrabRestaurant.com

Eat District, Boca Raton-Build your own bowl with a mix of flavors across Asia. Bases include yellow turmeric rice and pad Thai noodles, topped with a choice of seasonal roasted vegetables. Protein options include Thai coconut chicken satay, Korean steak bulgogi, Vietnamese pork chop and sesame organic tofu. Asian teas are also available. 1914 NE Fifth Ave. at the Fifth Avenue Shops. eatdistricts.com

Fat Tap Beer Bar, Oakland Park-In a new, expanded home in warehouses on North Dixie Highway. One building houses a craft-beer taproom and kitchen, and a 2,000-square-foot beer garden behind the warehouses connects to Fat Tap’s brewhouse, a nanobrewery whose one-barrel system can pump out 31 gallons of suds per batch. 3553-3555 N. Dixie Highway, FatTapBeerBar.com

Fish ‘N Bubbles Seafood & Grill, Fort Lauderdale-This seafood-and-wine-focused restaurant, which replaces the short-lived Da Livio Ristorante Italiano, comes from Filomeno and Kremena Giannino, who also own EaTapas and Dal Contadino Trattoria in Fort Lauderdale. 2822 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-999-0612, Fish-N-Bubbles.Business.Site

Fort Liquordale, Fort Lauderdale-This liquor store from the owners of Chops + Hops Axe Throwing Bar aims to become a 3,000-square-foot entertainment village this summer when it opens a kitchen and hidden speakeasy bar. 702 NE First Ave.., Fort Lauderdale; LiquordaleSpirits.com

Foxy Brown, Fort Lauderdale-The intimate and unassuming downtown Fort Lauderdale favorite has moved to a new location, the former Good Spirits space. It has more parking, a bigger bar and larger outdoor patio. The popular weekend brunch continues. 476 N. Federal Highway; 754-200-4236, MyFoxyBrown.com

Friendship Café,-in Fort Lauderdale-Israeli fare with falafel, pita, hummus and salads amid white-washed Mediterranean decor; Open Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday, employs people with developmental disabilities as extension of nonprofit The Friendship Circle of Fort Lauderdale, 1306 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 754-800-1770, FriendshipCafeFl.org

Goji Juicery and Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale-This Broward mini-chain of salad-bowl eateries (once called Toss Up Salads) has rebranded in name only to Goji Juicery and Kitchen, but its menu of salads, sandwiches and smoothies stayed the same. 706 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-626-0968, GojiJuiceryandKitchen.com

Grato To Go and a Beer/Pizza Pop-Up; West Palm Beach– at 1901 S. Dixie Highway, 561-404-1334; https://www.gratowpb.com/dinner The downtown West Palm Beach Italian restaurant Grato – part of Chef/Owner Clay Conley’s group – has been retrofitted as a preparation/distribution area to provide meals for those affected by the virus shutdown. No inside seating but curbside and delivery orders available from a revamped menu.  

Guacamole Station, Dania BeachTacos and guacamole are replacing the ice cream, hot dogs and poutine once served at the former Dairy Belle location on Federal Highway. Barbacoa, carne asada and pastor de pollo (chicken) are some of the taco selections at the location that makes their tortillas in house. Mexican bottled soda is available. 118 N Federal Highway, Dania Beach; 954-544-2259

Hamburger Mary’s, Wilton Manors-This drag-themed restaurant known for over-the-top hamburgers, hand-cut fries and queens who perform and mingle with the crowd, replaces the space formerly occupied by Rumors Bar & Grill. 2426 Wilton Drive; HamburgerMarys.com

High Dive, In West Palm-high-quality seafood from Oceano Kitchen owners in Lantana, in former club space at Rosemary Square with ample alfresco seating, nightly dinner and eventual lunch, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Unit 236, West Palm Beach, HighDiveWestPalm.com

InRamen Asian Street Eatery,in Dania- The second location originating from South Miami featuring Asian tapas and traditional handcrafted noodles for lunch and dinner daily in Dania Pointe amid communal tables and exposed bricks with Chinese graffiti art by local muralist, 19 S. Pointe Drive, Dania Beach, InRamen.com

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Boca Raton-The Orlando-based frozen treats shop has opened another location in South Florida. Each location offers over 40 flavors of Italian ice that can be combined to find your favorite. Their Jeremiah’s Gelati features layers of Italian Ice swirled with thick, homemade Soft Ice Cream. 8170 Glades Road, Suite K2, Boca Raton; jeremiahsfranchise.com

Joyfull, Delray Beach-Located behind the Anuttara Yoga Shala, the cafe offers vegan soft serve and organic smoothies and lattes. It’s like a “yoga country club,” says operator Leah Landon, who envisions the space hosting movie nights, live music, fire ceremonies, workshops and pop-up dining with local restaurants. 2219 Seacrest Blvd. 310-774-7165, ChooseJoyfull.com

Just Salad- in Boca Raton-A New York City-based fast-casual chain serving salads, wraps and bowls for lunch and dinner daily, 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, 866-673-3757 and other South Florida locations starting at 221 North Hiatus Road, Pembroke Pines, 866-673-3757 and 1050 NW 14th St., Miami

Kraft Bistro Deli, Fort LauderdaleThis bistro and deli has opened in the former location of Brown Dog Eatery with a menu of deli sandwiches and smoked meats, as well as bistro fare like seafood pasta, steak Diane and shrimp and grits. 2701 E. Oakland Park Blvd.; 954-669-1000, kraftbistrodeli.com

Kurafuto, West Palm BeachClematis Street’s new addition brings Asian-inspired small plates and craft cocktails with a sultry, modern vibe.340 Clematis St., @kurafutorestaurant

La Boulangerie Boul’Mich, in Boca Raton-artisan French bakery in Boca with Latin twist for three meals daily, part of Miami-based mini chain with bistro seating near Williams-Sonoma in Town Center at Boca Raton mall, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, LaBoulangerieUsa.com

Los Pancho’s Tacos & Tequila Bar,  in Lake Worth at 717 Lake Ave., The Mexican venue Los Pancho’s is serves homemade tortillas and margaritas, plus tequilas galore. All with Mexican comfort street food and some seriously great murals.

Marco’s Top Burgers, Pompano Beach-COMING SOON-Marco and Ana Paula’s sandwich food truck has graduated into its first storefront in Pompano Beach’s Whispering Lakes office park, taking over the space once occupied by Cuban restaurant It’s a Cubano B. The restaurant specializes in Brazilian-style Angus burgers topped with old standards (bacon, sunny-side up eggs) but also catupiry (Brazilian soft cheese) and prato (a gouda-style cow’s milk cheese). 3350 NW 22nd Terrace, #400b, Pompano Beach; 561-562-3925, MarcosTopBurgers.com

Mystic Lobster Rolls, Boca RatonA beachside eatery boasting whole Maine lobster rolls with no fillers. The restaurant, founded in New Jersey, brings its well-known lobster bisque and lobster mac-n-cheese down to South Florida. 771 E Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton; mysticlobsterrolls.com

New York Diner of Fort Lauderdale-The old Andrews Diner has new owners, a new name and a new location on Cypress Creek Road in the former home of Duffy’s Diner. 925 NE 62nd St.

Nomad@Sean Rush, West Palm BeachPalm Beach interior designer Sean Rush has transformed his Dixie Highway art studio into a global wine bar-slash-art gallery, which features boutique vintages from family-owned wineries by the bottle and glass, wine-and-chocolate flights, aged cheeses, bespoke charcuterie boards and a small-bites menu of ricotta crostinis, burrata salads and lamb fritters. 3700 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-621-3700, Nomad.SeanRush.com.

Okeechobee Prime Seafood, West Palm BeachFrom owners of the longtime running Okeechobee Steakhouse, this new concept shifts to the surf promising fresh, local and regional seafood. Dishes include stuffed flounder and cold water scallops. Prime steaks are also available. The restaurant sits about 138 people and is the fourth venture for the Lewis family. 2888 Shawnee Ave., West Palm Beach; okeeprimeseafood.com

Planta, West Palm Beach-This upscale mini-chain from acclaimed chef David Lee and restaurateur Steven Salm opened its seventh location inside Rosemary Square in downtown West Palm Beach. The 200-seat restaurant will showcase (naturally) plant-based dishes such as coconut ceviche, Kelp Caesar, eggplant lasagna and pizza. 700 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 142, West Palm Beach; PlantaRestaurants.com

Press and Grind Café, in Fort Lauderdale, thesecond local location of juicery, coffee bar and sandwich shop in laid-back setting with communal tables, lounge areas, artisan light fixtures, lush foliage and free Wi-Fi, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, 1300 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, PressandGrindCafe.com

Proper Ice CreamBoca RatonMade from scratch ice cream, plant-based options, pastries,5560 North Military Trail, Unit 312, propericecream.com

Prosperity Brewery,  Boca Raton- insideTown Center Mall, will feature eight craft beers, domestic and imported wines, cider and non-alcoholic kombucha at its 35-seat bar.

R Bistro, Hallandale Beach-This Mediterranean grill and tapas bar near the Intracoastal features belly dancing, flamenco and caviar nights, flaming kebabs and paella- 2500 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach; 954-399-9241, RBistroFL.com

Red Crab Juicy Seafood and Bar, Delray Beach-At this Cajun-spiced casual crab shack from owner Zhuang Hua Lin; make-your-own seafood combos (with sides: corn-on-the-cob and potatoes) that include blue crab, shrimp, black mussels and king crab legs, along with steamed-oyster appetizers, lobster rolls and chicken po boys. 4979 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-774-2997, RedCrabDelray.com

RGS Brazilian Steakhouse, Pompano BeachThis all-you-can-eat Brazilian eatery replaces the former Burgers & Suds location on McNab Road. Gauchos (carvers) will serve cuts of beef, pork, chicken, lamb and Brazilian sausage straight from the grill. There is also a buffet of salads and hot items. 360 E. McNab Road; 954-889-4669, rgssteakhouse.com

Rice and Roll, Pembroke Pines-This casual restaurant pairs sushi, Thai cuisine and ramen. Almost every drink on the menu, including sodas and ice cream floats, can add boba, chewy balls of tapioca from Taiwan. 1491 N. Palm Ave., Pembroke Pines; 954-374-8887, riceandrollfl.com

Rivertail, in Fort Lauderdale, upscale waterfront oyster bar and fish house by acclaimed chef Jose Mendin in former Briny Irish Pub on Riverwalk beside The Wharf Fort Lauderdale, 305 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-306-2665, RiverTailFtl.com

Rocco’s Tacos, Palm Beach GardensBrisket nachos and birria tacos are just part of what’s new at the Mexican eatery recently reopened and renovated during the pandemic. New cocktails with vegan options will also bring some changes to the beverage menu at the 4500 square foot location that has Happy Hour, Late Night Happy Hour, Mezcal Mondays, Taco & Tequila Tuesdays and Saturday and Sunday bottomless brunch. 5090 PGA Boulevard; roccostacos.com

Sabor Latino, Boynton Beach-COMING SOON-A celebration of Latin American dishes from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Peru and Argentina, the restaurant is opening its third location in Palm Beach County. The 6,300 square foot space will be a new addition to Compson Place at Renaissance Commons. 1880 N. Congress Avenue, saborlatinorestaurants.com.

SeaSpray Inlet Grill, Boca RatonThe SeaSpray Inlet Grill at Waterstone Resort & Marina is the only dock-and-dine waterfront restaurant in Boca Raton that isn’t a private club. The menu offers fresh seafood and Florida fare. 999 E. Camino Real, 561-368-9500, SeaSprayBoca.com or WaterstoneBoca.com.

Sistrunk Marketplace and Brewery, in Fort Lauderdale- food hall across from FAT Village boasting 14 culinary stalls with anchor Khoffner Brewery’s German-style lagers and ales, plus a retail co-op with 10 arts-and-craft vendors, live-music stage and karaoke rooms, 115 NW Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-329-2551, SistrunkMarketplace.com

Sloan’s, Boca Raton-The pink-covered candy emporium opened its sixth South Florida outpost in the Uptown Boca shopping village and will feature specialty sundaes – including an 18-scoop “kitchen sink” – along with cookies, shakes and chocolate treats. 9690 Glades Road, Suite 350, Boca Raton; 561-617-1116, SloansIceCream.com

The Agency Kitchen & Bar at Delray Marketplace -It’s a  next to Penny Lanes (8 of the 16 lanes are open with social distancing) and Paragon Theaters. Stop by for tacos, sliders, pizzas, burgers and more. 14775 Lyons Road, Delray Beach; For more info:   561-954-0091 or https://www.agencyrestaurants.com

The Blue Fish In Boca Raton-At 402 Plaza Real in Mizner Park (formerly Racks)

The Den Kitchen + Bar, Fort LauderdaleNightlife veteran Yaser Dashoush’s sporty, 4,600-square-foot eatery serves hamburgers, chicken wings, avocado salads, turkey wraps and other American pub grub, and shows NFL and University of Central Florida football games on the bar’s 10-foot-tall projection screen. 201 SW Second St.; 754-216-2736

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, West Palm BeachA fast-casual Mediterranean food concept with the traditional Greek fare including gyros, lamb, steak, and chicken souvlaki platters made in-house and can be served with feta fries. Four signature house-made dips include: hummus, tzatziki, melitzanosalata and tirokafteri (spicy roasted red pepper). 7038 Okeechobee Blvd., TheGreatGreekGrillFranchise.com

Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar, in Fort Lauderdale-hybrid fast-casual, tropical-themed eatery paired with resort-wear shop, 740 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, and 150 N. Pointe Drive, Dania Beach, TommyBahama.com

The Krazy Vegan, Hallandale Beach-Try plant-based hamburgers, French fries and smoothies at this vegan comfort-food eatery, which opened in late May by partners Alex Chisholm and Darryl Harris Jr. Have the Krazy’s “Loko Tacos” trio, “Main Chick” vegan chicken sandwich, Philly “cheezesteak” or barbecue “wangs.” 645 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Suite 111, Hallandale Beach; 305-475-7299, TheKrazyVegan.com

UB-Thai, Boca Raton-Chef-owner Lindee Usamanont (owner of Chopsticks House in Cutler Bay for 29 years) dishes classic Thai noodle dishes, Thai curry (from mild to “Thai hot”), tom kha gai soup, sushi, sashimi and bubble tea- 6063 SW 18th St., Suite 108, Boca Raton; 561-757-6934, UB-Thai.com

Vinos Wine BarIn Fort Lauderdale-901 E. Las Olas Blvd.-954-765-6730 or https://www.vinoswinebars.com/

Vish, Hollywood-A vegetarian “urban hummus bar” and kosher restaurant from first-time owners Lior and Tovi Spector, Vish grinds fresh chickpeas for customers in its open kitchen and turns them into hot hummus dishes such as vegan shawarma, Maghrebi shakshuka (eggs poached in a sauce of Moroccan sweet pepper and spicy tomatoes) and falafel pita pockets. Hummus is served with Yemen pita bread, garlic lemon sauce and schug (a spicy Yemenite condiment). The restaurant also serves plant-based “premium Ethiopian tahini” milkshakes. 2893 Stirling Road, Hollywood; 954-404-8855, Vish.rest

Walt’s American Grille and Bar, Boca Raton- Farm-to-table options include classic American fare like a New York strip or honey glazed salmon. The new eatery is also kicking things up with a happy hour menu that includes habanero chicken wings, tuna nachos, shrimp ceviche and half off all drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. 6030 SW 18th St., Boca Raton; waltsamerican.com

Warren, Delray Beach-The CEO of Damn Good Hospitality, Jeff John, has opened an “American bistro with a world flair,” under the direction of Chef Jen Knox.  Whiskey may be the star, with more than 1,000 bottles of hard-to-find scotch and bourbon. 15084 Lyons Road, Delray Beach; WarrenDelray.com


To Mizner Park in Boca Raton this spring:  Lost Weekend, the Boca Raton relative of a West Palm Beach bar filled with billiards, games, art and craft brews; Subculture Coffee, a café from the same owners behind Lost Weekend; Strike 10, a bowling alley; and Cielito Artisan Pops, offering high-end frozen desserts.

Batch New Southern Kitchen and Tap, Fort Lauderdale

Flagler Village will be home to a second location, after West Palm Beach, of the restaurant serving Southern favorites, craft cocktails and an “epic brunch party.” The 5,500 square-foot restaurant with an outdoor patio will open in the former location of Mellow Mushroom. The locally sourced farm-to-table, comfort food menu includes slow-smoked burnt ends, shrimp n’ grits and a BBQ jackfruit “pulled pork” sandwich. An extensive whiskey menu and garden-to-glass cocktails are also planned for the restaurant expected to open in fall 2021. 525 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, batchsouthernkitchen.com

Carrot Express, Coconut Creek-A 2,350-square-foot outpost of this Miami-based health-focused chain will debut this August inside the Promenade at Coconut Creek, and feature salads, wraps, power bowls, vegetarian burgers, soups, stuffed sweet potatoes and spinach pie melts. 4443 Lyons Road, Suite F-106, Coconut Creek; EatCarrotExpress.com

P.F. Chang’s To Go, Boynton Beach

The chain’s only “to go” location in Palm Beach County will offer Asian style cuisine including wok-fired meals and dim-sum available for delivery, takeout or curbside pickup at their Compson Place at Renaissance Commons location. 1880 N. Congress Avenue, pfchangs.com.

Sabor Latino, Boynton Beach

A celebration of Latin American dishes from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Peru and Argentina, the restaurant is opening its third location in Palm Beach County. The 6,300 square foot space will be a new addition to Compson Place at Renaissance Commons. 1880 N. Congress Avenue, saborlatinorestaurants.com.

Subculture Coffee Roasters, Boca Raton-Hipster-friendly coffeehouse Subculture will open its fourth location at a 1,150-square-foot storefront inside Mizner Park later this winter, and include acai bowls and smoothies. 437 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; SubcultureCoffee.com

Marco’s Top Burgers, Pompano Beach

Marco and Ana Paula’s sandwich food truck has graduated into its first storefront in Pompano Beach’s Whispering Lakes office park, taking over the space once occupied by Cuban restaurant It’s a Cubano B. The restaurant, opening in early fall, specializes in Brazilian-style Angus burgers topped with old standards (bacon, sunny-side up eggs) but also catupiry (Brazilian soft cheese) and prato (a gouda-style cow’s milk cheese). 3350 NW 22nd Terrace, #400b, Pompano Beach; 561-562-3925, MarcosTopBurgers.com

Circle House Coffee, Oakland Park

The Flagler Village drive-thru coffeehouse owned by former NFL linebacker Stephen Tulloch will open a sister café on Oakland Park Boulevard this July. Along with Mojo Donut flavors, Circle House does CBD-infused coffee, breakfast sandwiches, empanadas, slushies, vegan cookies and guava cheesecake pie shakes. 119 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park; 954-870-6456, CircleHouseCoffee.com

Buoy Bites, Fort Lauderdale

The first sister location of this Oakland Park roadside seafood shack will open sometime in August, taking over the space formerly occupied by Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen. Buoy Bites features oysters on the half-shell, buckets of mussels and clams, crab cakes, fish-fry baskets, lobster clambakes and New England clam chowder. 4391 N. Federal Highway; 954-306-2775, BuoyBites.com.


Pompano Beach-Legends Tavern & Grille, Broward County gastropub chain offering traditional bar bites and New American fare for lunch and dinner daily and weekend brunch, 10 SW Sixth St., Pompano Beach, LegendsTavernAndGrille.com

Coconut Creek-Naked Taco, celebrity chef Ralph Pagano’s Mexican eatery serving lunch and dinner daily and weekend brunch in Day of the Dead setting, Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4443 Lyons Road, Suite D103, Coconut Creek, LoveNakedTaco.com

Palm Beach Gardens-FireFin Grill,  At 2401 PGA Blvd.,  In the former Carmine’s Ocean Grill location, this restaurant will offer seafood, steaks, tacos, burgers, sushi and more, including a lion fish fillet. Open for dinner, with outdoor seating, live music and close proximity to the adjacent Carmine’s market.

Palm Beach Gardens-Scusi Trattoria, At 4520 PGA Blvd.- This coastal Italian restaurant opened with Owner/Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel in the PGA Commons location. Open for lunch and dinner. Menu will include wood-baked branzino, skirt steak, wood-fired pizzas, veal and pork ricotta meatballs, salumis, Bigeye tuna crudo antipasti, gelato, sorbet and more. Offering beer, wine, cocktails (this is in the former Vic & Angelo’s spot). Known for his BLT brand (BLT Prime, BLT Burger, BLT Steak), in 2018, Tourondel opened restaurants in London and Sag Harbor. He is chef/partner at Brasserie Ruhlmann in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.

West Palm Beach-Sassafras, At 105 S. Narcissus Ave., Part of the Sub-Culture restaurant group, this venue will have a number of former Delray Beach’s 32 East employees in the kitchen. The focus is on local, fresh food with components from Swank Farm and Kai-Kai Farms.

Delray-Elisabetta’s Ristorante, Bar and Pizzeria,  (formerly  32 East) -serving lunch and dinner daily, plus weekend brunch, with gelato bar and expanded menu of sibling Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar and Pizzeria with Italian vegetable-forward approach in the former space of legendary 32 East Restaurant;   32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Elisabettas.com

Delray-Rose’s Daughter, (formerly Max’s Harvest)-  a sibling to Brulé Bistro (also owned by Chef Suzanne Perrotto) both in Pineapple Grove neighborhood, this American-Italian trattoria with New York ambiance features continental grab-and go-breakfast on front patio and nightly dinner. Back patio will be Bastardo’s, a weekend late-night scene with DJ and cocktails, 169 Second Ave., Delray Beach, 561-271-9423

Boca Raton-Benihana on State Road 7/441, True Food Kitchen (formerly Stir Crazy) at Town Center Mall, Loch Bar in Mizner Park, Luff’s Fish House and Union 27 on Palmetto Park Road, Vespri Siciliani (Italian, formerly Estia-Greek) and Wish in Royal Palm Place; Square One (formerly Brewzzi’s) on Glades Road, Movie Bistro (formerly Bogart’s) in Cinemark Theater; I Love Mac& Cheese and Cinnaholic on NW 20th Street; Willie’s Sushi Bar in the Polo Shoppes and Hanna’s Kitchen on NE 2nd Avenue

Boca Raton- on SW 18th Street: Saiko-i Hibachi & Sushi (formerly Gatsby’s)  and Me-San thai-Sushi (formerly Rise Asian)  which moved to the new “Boardwalk” along with Burger-Fi, Juice 2 U, Pizza District, Dunkin Donuts, L’Chloe Cafe & Rolled Ice Cream 

Delray: Tin Roof (formerly Smoke) and Dr. Doodle’s Donuts, both on Atlantic Avenue, and on Linton Blvd: Taverna Treia, La Padella Italian, VegEats and Proper Ice Cream ( 1445 N. Congress)

Fort Lauderdale-Cao Bakery & Café, a rebranding of Vicky Bakery with menu revamp by Miami-based TV personality-chef Jeremiah Bullfrog, Cuban-American sandwiches, snacks and pastries served from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily amid red-accented light and sleek atmosphere, 1535 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-530-2158, CaoBakeryCafe.com

Fort Lauderdale-Talento, a contemporary Southern Italian including vegan dishes for lunch and dinner daily amid white-washed chic atmosphere, with weekend brunch to come, 1307 E. Las Olas Blvd., 754-206-4180, TalentoRestaurant.com

In Dania-TooJay’s Deli-a New York-style chain based in West Palm Beach serving three meals a day, 131 S. Compass Way, Dania Beach, 786-654-4100, Toojays.com

Fort Lauderdale-Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery, featuring oceanfront dining amid industrial contemporary ambiance with eclectic cuisine for three meals a day, plus Sunday brunch buffet, in the former Coastal at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-567-8070, WildThymeOceanside.com

Miami-Happy Place Donuts, the second patisserie with frozen yogurt and soft-serve ice cream from parent Sugar Factory, serving breakfast and lunch in white-and-red sleek setting with patio, 1144 Ocean Drive, Suite 106A, Miami Beach, 305-397-8244, HappyPlaceDonuts.com

Miami-OLA, a relocation of this acclaimed Latin-American restaurant to Gates Hotel South Beach, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily amid mid-century modern ambiance, 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-9125, OlaMiami.com

Miami-Room 25, a speakeasy lounge requiring a secret password, open Thursday through Saturday nights on second floor of Seek + Find. It specializes in Old Fashioned cocktails with light bites, DJs and live music Thursday through Saturday amid plush seating, moody lighting and murals, 2530 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, 305-902-6220, Room25Miami.com

Miami-Via Emilia Garden, Via Emilia 9’s sister restaurant in Midtown serving similar menu of traditional Northern Italian cuisine in indoor garden setting for lunch and dinner daily, 3500 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-216-7150, ViaEmilia9.com

Miami-Vinaigrette Sub Shop, serving classic and Italian specialty sandwiches with meatless options from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily amid an Art Deco-style setting downtown with counter seating and covered patio, 159 E. Flagler St., Miami, 786-558-5989, VinaigretteSubs.com

Delray-The Wine Room Kitchen & Bar, an upscale contemporary bistro and wine bar with more than 200 wines by the glass dispensed from machines. The eatery will serve French and American classic cuisine, more than 80 cheeses, two full bars, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, 411 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, TheWineRoomOnline.com

Hollywood-Nick’s Bar and Grill, reopening after renovation of landmark 40-year-old eatery that serves New England-style seafood in laid-back beach atmosphere, 1214 N. Boardwalk, Hollywood Beach, see info on Facebook

Miami-Dalia, a Mediterranean-style eatery with mid-century modern vibe flowing into lobby and courtyard of the new Celino South Beach, serving three meals a day, 640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305-685-2000, TheCelinoHotel.com

Esotico Miami, serving eclectic dinner nightly amid tropical, tiki-inspired vibe in chic setting with rum-centric cocktails and nightly entertainment, 1600 NE First Ave., Miami, 305-800-8454, EsoticoMiami.com

Miami-Orilla, featuring South American Patagonian cuisine with three meals a day and weekend brunch, the second location of the original in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Urbanica The Euclid Hotel, 426 Euclid Ave., Miami Beach, UrbanicaTheHotels.com

Miami-Osaka, a Nikkei chain from South America merging Japanese techniques with Peruvian flavors for lunch and dinner daily, debuting a North American location at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, Osaka.com.pe

Miami-Pubblica Italiana, featuring contemporary Italian cuisine served for lunch and dinner daily in a bright, modern setting with Old World aesthetic in the new Celino South Beach, 640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305-685-2000, TheCelinoHotel.com

Miami-Riverside, a Brickell riverfront project with six restaurants, tap room and café, art installations, beer garden and live entertainment amid boatyard-garden atmosphere, lunch and dinner daily, 431 S. Miami Ave, Miami, Riverside.


CLOSED: 2021


Che, Delray Beach
After five years, the Argentine steakhouse announced it had closed on June 27 for “personal health reasons.” Founded in Argentina, the family-operated restaurant expanded to Spain before opening its U.S. flagship in Delray Beach.