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#1 Post by Neal.Mollen » November 11th, 2015, 4:41 pm

You're in town overnight for business. Dining alone; where do you eat? Is there a first rate Cuban restaurant in town? Staying at the Westin on the beach, and cabbing it, so close to the shore is best. Any ideas?
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#2 Post by Albert R » November 11th, 2015, 6:17 pm

What type of food do you prefer?
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#3 Post by Barry L i p t o n » November 12th, 2015, 12:07 am

Market 17 is my regular and favorite spot by far. Great good, good wine list, BYO friendly

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#4 Post by Ken V » November 12th, 2015, 6:44 am

Albert R wrote:What type of food do you prefer?
He mentioned Cuban in his post.
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#5 Post by Jay $$ Winton » November 12th, 2015, 7:23 am

Billys for stone crabs!
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#6 Post by Neal.Mollen » November 12th, 2015, 9:11 am

Thanks. I do love Cuban but I love anything good. It's just that we have no Cuban food worth eating in dc.
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#7 Post by David K o l i n » November 12th, 2015, 9:22 am

http://www.havanaair.com/flights

But you have to drive to Miami

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#8 Post by EricG » November 12th, 2015, 3:05 pm

I'm addicted to Greek Isles. Not at all a wine place but food keeps me coming back.

http://www.greekislandstaverna.com/
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#9 Post by EricG » November 12th, 2015, 3:07 pm

One more I know others like, but have not been personally (yet):

http://www.catalinarestaurant.net/
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#10 Post by brigcampbell » November 12th, 2015, 3:15 pm

I'm there this Friday and Saturday night for work, Saturday is open if you're in town.

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#11 Post by EricG » November 12th, 2015, 5:13 pm

Two other options not too far from you (then I'll stop!)

Canyon:
http://www.canyonfl.com/

Casa D'Angelo
http://www.casa-d-angelo.com/FtLauderdale.aspx
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#12 Post by Albert R » November 13th, 2015, 6:38 pm

Sorry, the really good Cuban stuff is in Miami. My only rec would be Padrino's in Plantation which is about 15-20 mins west of Ft. Laud.
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#13 Post by J B a s k a m » November 15th, 2015, 4:16 pm

http://s3restaurant.com/

Easy walk, if your Westin is the one south of Sunrise.
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#14 Post by Ken V » November 16th, 2015, 5:44 am

This is more Miami focused, but I found it interesting and useful.

http://www.icuban.com/
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#15 Post by Gil Bauer » November 16th, 2015, 12:58 pm

The Westin is 4 miles from:

http://tomjenkinsbbq.net/

It's been a while since I've been, but it was always excellent. Typical, casual, no-frills barbecue -- so maybe not what you're looking for. But proper low and slow pit barbecue.
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#16 Post by johngonzales » November 18th, 2015, 2:12 pm

I only go every few years and haven't been in a few. The best meals I've had were at Canyon followed by Valentino's.

My favorite stop is Primanti's but that's for a sandwich that's a taste of Pittsburgh, my hometown.

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#17 Post by scott c » February 5th, 2018, 2:26 pm

Bump. Anything new/good opened in the last 2-3 years?
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#18 Post by Mattstolz » February 6th, 2018, 5:49 am

EricG wrote:One more I know others like, but have not been personally (yet):

http://www.catalinarestaurant.net/
second vote for Catalina. hospitality is fantastic and the food is really good. off the main drag a little bit which is a plus for some and a negative for others. never had a bad experience there though.

last time I was there the owner got my Grandpa incredibly drunk because he kept giving him free sangria. one of the funnier things ive seen in a long time.

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#19 Post by Robert R » February 6th, 2018, 5:54 am

1st Choice..........Uber to Joe's...no corkage fee.
2nd.....Italian with a "connected" feel....Anthony's Runway 84...very close to Ft Lauderdale Intl airport
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#20 Post by Bdklein » February 6th, 2018, 8:54 am

I think the Rustic Inn is a must visit for dinner at least once in a lifetime .
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#21 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » February 6th, 2018, 4:08 pm

scott c wrote:Bump. Anything new/good opened in the last 2-3 years?
Not that new, but not mentioned above - Kaluz (on the intercoastal) is great.

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#22 Post by David K o l i n » February 6th, 2018, 5:52 pm

Bdklein wrote:I think the Rustic Inn is a must visit for dinner at least once in a lifetime .
Hard to believe that place is still open (it was my roommate’s favorite place when we lived down there 40 years ago). And you can watch the jets on very final approach to FLL directly overhead after dinner

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#23 Post by Victor Hong » February 7th, 2018, 1:07 pm

David K o l i n wrote:
Bdklein wrote:I think the Rustic Inn is a must visit for dinner at least once in a lifetime .
Hard to believe that place is still open (it was my roommate’s favorite place when we lived down there 40 years ago). And you can watch the jets on very final approach to FLL directly overhead after dinner
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#24 Post by Mark R » April 1st, 2019, 1:10 pm

This is a list posted by a wine-loving local blogger I can vouch for:
https://thewhetpalette.com/2015/10/13/b ... favorites/

Even that list is a little old though, and I would add ETARU (which opened right in downtown FLL last year, in addition to the branch described in the link).
Also BOURBON STEAK is in Aventura just south of the county border, but a good option from FLL if you want to avoid Miami traffic.
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