Fort Lauderdale’s culinary offerings range from casual diners and burger joints to upscale omakase experiences and stunning waterfront locations. With many to choose from, you can spend an entire afternoon sampling everything these delicious eateries are known for.
Fogo De Chão $$$
New to Fort Lauderdale and situated right on the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and SE 3rd Avenue, Fogo De Chao is steeped in tradition and Brazilian heritage. The unique design aesthetic features floor-to-ceiling windows that allow an impressive influx of natural light to illuminate the modern chandeliers and rich-colored furnishings. The impressive wine room hosts many South American fine wines for you to try with your hand-carved, fire-roasted meats. The churrasco cooking technique, tableside carving and Market Table and Feijoada Bar ensure your dining experience is second-to-none.
Located just steps away from the sands of Fort Lauderdale beach at the Conrad hotel is Takato, a Japanese/Korean fusion restaurant that blends traditional sushi and Umami ingredients with modern dishes to create a memorable dining experience. The stunning 26-foot sushi bar is impressive, as is the expansive outdoor patio. Chef Taek Lee spearheaded the exceptionally curated menu with offerings from Duck Bao Buns, Wagyu Galbi Sliders and Shrimp Fried Rice to a long list of Nigiri, Sashimi and Sushi.
Chef Pablo Salas’ creations will take you on a flavorful culinary journey you will never forget. At Lona, the contemporary take on traditional Mexican fare is seen in each dish that has been designed to tantalize your tastebuds. Lona’s expansive menu of appetizers, entrees and tequilas feature items such as Ahi Tuna Tostada and their newer creation, the Lobster Quesadilla. Not to mention, the restaurant is steps away from the beach situated at the Westin hotel.
A favorite loved by both locals and visitors alike, Coconuts is a laidback, no-frill eatery located on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal waterway. This premier waterfront locale serves up delicious seafood as you sit back and admire the passing boats and awe-inspiring sunsets. The fun atmosphere and “come as you are” vibe is the perfect addition to your Fort Lauderdale food tour. Their famous Scoobies, Coconut shrimp and savory oysters will have you making a second stop before heading back home.
Sushi by Bou $$$
Located inside Salt 7 on the New River, Sushi by Bou is a notable addition to Fort Lauderdale’s sushi scene. Their signature 17-course omakase is ideal for sushi enthusiasts to get a one-of-a-kind experience wrapped in an atmosphere of lights, colors and disco music. The hour-long chef’s choice experience ensures you are getting the highest quality cuts in a private, intimate atmosphere. You can sip on its selection of craft cocktails and imported sake as you taste-test the melt-in-your-mouth delicacies.