From PRIME, a special issue of City & Shore Magazine
By Rebecca Cahilly
Remember that quiet dinner you had planned with your significant other? You’d rehearsed so many things that needed to be said, sweetly and romantically, but had gone unheeded for too long. The setting was perfect as you sat down at the table – except it was so NOISY!!! You couldn’t hear yourself say, “I’ve been meaning to tell you …”
We’re here to give you a second chance at whispering all those sweet nothings at a restaurant that works diligently to deliver delicious cuisine at low decibels.
Abe & Louie’s
The impeccable service and the USDA Prime, Midwest corn-fed, wet-aged beef are but two reasons locals return daily to this fine-dining steakhouse.
2200 Glades Road, Boca Raton
Serving fine Italian food, Bistro Mezzaluna couples Old World charm with casual elegance in its main dining room. Stop by the piano bar for a drink and some entertainment before or after dinner.
1821 SE 10th Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Café Boulud Palm Beach
Perhaps it’s simply because the French know how to perfect the balance between atmosphere and food, but yet another authentic French restaurant – the namesake of the highly acclaimed Chef Daniel Boulud – makes our list for providing an overall superb
301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach
Grille 66 & Bar
Grille 66, on the waterfront at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66, has been consistently serving excellent food in an elegant atmosphere for the past decade. Dine inside, where floor-to-ceiling windows provide an expansive view of yachts lining the Intracoastal, or outside on the 100-seat climate-controlled terrace.
2301 SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale
Joseph’s Wine Bar & Café
The ultimate setting for a romantic dinner or a pre- or post-dinner verre, Joseph’s Wine Bar & Café offers not only a premium selection of fine wine accompanied by gourmet Mediterranean-inspired dishes, it does so in a charming, quiet ambience. Also serving breakfast
200 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach
Not only can you dine in peace and quiet at Market 17, you can also do so in near-complete darkness when you sign up for Dining in the Dark events in the special dining room.
1850 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale
La Nouvelle Maison
This recently opened French restaurant in Boca Raton is quickly gaining a great reputation for its authentic cuisine served amidst cheerful, contemporary décor. With music levels kept to a minimum, you can enjoy your Canard Rôti à L’Orange and Soufflé du Jour in peace.
455 E. Palmetto Park Road,
This fabulous French restaurant is located in the historic Biltmore Hotel. With a Michelin-starred and James Beard “Rising Star” nominee at the helm, guests are ensured a spectacular dining experience in a hushed, sophisticated setting.
1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables
The Secret Garden
As its name suggests, this members-only dinner spot nestled within the boutique Pillars Hotel on the Intracoastal is a sublime retreat for catching up with friends and family, enjoying a romantic dinner or simply delighting in a meal in a serene setting.
111 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale
For authentic Italian in a setting that could easily be mistaken for a charming coastal village in Italy, Serafina holds a longstanding reputation as one of the most romantic restaurants that keeps locals returning month after month.
926 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale