Coastal (pictured above), The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., 954.567.8020, eatcoastal.com
Nestled inside The Atlantic Hotel and Spa, Coastal serves Italian-inspired Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Crafted by Executive Chef Rocco Honig, notable menu items include lobster Milanese, swordfish meatballs and rigatoni Bolognese. The stylish venue also features a lively bar seating area and a semi-private dining room for up to 22 guests.
Taco ’Bout This
Tatts & Tacos Beer Garden, 3200 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park, 954.533.0907, tattsandtacos.com
Don’t be fooled by the name, Tatts and Tacos Beer Garden isn’t a tattoo shop where you can also get your Mexican food fix. The relaxed hot spot will serve you authentic south-of-the-border cuisine while you play with one of their enticing outdoor games (Jenga, anyone?). If you’re not looking to eat, their wide variety of 40 craft beers on tap and full liquor bar might be what attracts you to this cool garden.
Inkanto, 1672 E Oakland Park Blvd., 954.533.5147, inkantorestaurant.com
This new Peruvian eatery is the product of two brothers experienced in the local culinary scene. Inkanto serves classics such as lomo saltado and fusion dishes like Italian-Peruvian pappardelle. And if that’s not enough, the menu features about 16 different combinations of ceviche and seven options of tiraditos.