Dining On The Shore — 05 October 2018
Ten waterfront restaurants to tie up to for the boat show, or any time

By Mike Mayor and Rebecca Cahilly-Taranto

City & Shore Magazine

Beach House Pompano 270 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, 954-607-6530, BeachHousePompano.com. It has the makings of a South Florida treasure, a place with a casual vibe, smart decor and simple yet tasty food where locals and visitors should surely flock for years to come. American with an emphasis on fresh seafood. – MM

Boathouse at the Riverside 620 SE Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale

954-377-5494, boathouseriverside.com. Now occupying a once seldom-used space on the New River, the Boathouse at the Riverside Hotel invites guests to come — by boat, if they like — and dine al fresco with a view of the water. Executive Chef Toby Joseph from the Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille on the Las Olas side of the hotel, oversees the menu here, featuring Mediterranean-inspired tapas-style dishes. – RCT.

 

Boatyard — 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-7400, Boatyard.Restaurant.com. This waterfront restaurant found its sea legs after an extensive revamp in 2015, with dockage, a large patio with fire pits, lively bar and good food. - MM

Burlock Coast — 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-302-6460, BurlockCoast.com. Despite its Ritz-Carlton location, the vibe at this beachfront restaurant is playful and informal. Chef Paula DaSilva, a local favorite, recently came aboard as chef de cuisine. – MM

Coastal (at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa)  601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-567-8070, eatcoastal.com. Executive Chef David “Rocco” Honig has created an Italian-inspired menu here, which includes homemade tiramisu for dessert, of course. There’s also a fixed price family-style menu for parties of six or more that includes home-style meatballs, platters of Italian meats and cheeses, Caesar salad, chicken Milanese, rigatoni Bolognese, sautéed yellow tail snapper followed by cannolis, miniature tiramisu and assorted Italian cookies. – RCT

Etaru 111 S. Surf Road (behind Hyde Resort & Residences), Hallandale Beach, 954-271-3222, EtaruRestaurant.us. The food was very good, the service was fine and you can’t beat the location, a second-floor dining room and terrace that overlooks the Atlantic. Japanese with grilled robatayaki items, small plates and sashimi. – MM

Lona Cocina y Tequileria Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 943-245-3069, lonarestaurant.com. Celebrated Chef Pablo Salas’ soulful, somewhat eclectic Mexican restaurant has more than filled the chic space formerly occupied by Shula’s at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. There’s much to try here, from Mexican dishes to tried-and-true favorites. Don’t miss the spicy crab-infused guacamole paired with one of Lona’s agave-centric craft cocktails while you enjoy the ocean view.  – RCT

Mastro’s Ocean Club Fort Lauderdale 300 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-561-4800, mastrosrestaurants.com. Finally, a fine dining restaurant has taken its rightful place on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. Touting “unsurpassed service” and “paramount dining experience,” Mastro’s Ocean Club, which opened in July on the site of the former Chart House, delivers each night with live entertainment and exceptional steak and seafood dishes. - RCT

Monkitail — 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954-602-8755, Monkitail.com. An April 2017 arrival from Philadelphia restaurateur Michael Schulson in the Diplomat Beach Resort, Monkitail is one of Broward County’s best and most beautiful restaurants, featuring refined Japanese small plates, grilled items and sushi. – MM

Terra Mare551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-5160, TerraMare.com. Chef Michael Chavez (whose resume already included the Regional Kitchen & Public House, Grato, būccan) is the new executive chef at this pricey, oceanfront restaurant at the stunning new Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach resort. Chavez, who worked at Terra Mare under former Chef Johan Svensson, takes on a menu featuring flavors and techniques from nearly every continent. - MM

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