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Delray Beach

This upscale venue follows the established rules of hip dining: great ambience, stylish surroundings and a terrific menu. It's all a success, and patrons frequent the place regularly for scene and cuisine. Infused with Mediterranean and Asian accents, the menu features ocean-fresh seafood in many incarnations. Crab ravioli, lobster risotto, sesame-ginger salmon, yellowtail snapper, Thai seafood bowl and osso bucco crafted of monkfish are representative of the offerings. Cold shellfish platters, oysters on the half shell and caviar are also available, along with steak, chicken and pork. Salads, soups and sandwiches take care of lunchtime appetites and those who want something light.

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A long-time resident of Boca's top echelon of restaurants, Kathy's consistently delivers wonderful ambience and spectacular food. In season, it can also be a difficult restaurant to get into, since many people are now privy to its excellence. Fresh seafood is a specialty, and Dover sole meunière has practically become a legend with regulars. Duck and shellfish are also exceptional, keeping company with such standards as calf's liver and veal with morels. You'll also find steak if you're a devoted red-meat fan. Luscious desserts and a well-chosen wine list are additional perks at a restaurant that can be pricey but is definitely worth the expense.

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A lovely, monochromatic space, enlivened by texture and contemporary details, greets diners at this well-received restaurant. Another jewel in the crown of Mark Militello, the Mizner Park location attracts a well-heeled clientele, along with a good contingent of tourists browsing the area. The menu looks to the Mediterranean world for inspiration and finds it in pastas, pizzas, crisp salads, and rustic ingredients. Main courses include rotisserie chicken with mascarpone polenta, beef tenderloin with balsamic onion confit, pinenut-crusted lamb, and oak-charred salmon. You'll also find duck, veal, fresh fish, and lobster. A great wine list and terrific service add to the restaurant's appeal.

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Max's Grille

A perennial favorite, Max's has honed its cuisine, service, and ambience to a fare-thee-well. Regulars rave over inventive entrees; even so, the tried-and-true meatloaf maintains a special place in diners' hearts. Pastas studded with pungent cheeses and fresh vegetables are also great, as are lobster, garlic chicken, fresh fish, crisp salads, and practically anything you order. One of the area's best wine lists ensures an appropriate vintage for any dish, and the outdoor terrace lets you survey the scene in style. The one drawback is that waits are not uncommon since reservations aren't generally accepted.

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Boca Raton

One of several Toojay's in the area, this great deli plies diners with savory foods like mom served. Freshly made sandwiches are filled with good things and make for quick eats or perfect take-out. Try one stuffed with pastrami or corned beef, or consider chopped liver for something a bit different. If you're in the mood for hearty eating, keep an eye out for chicken pot pie, meatloaf, brisket, or any of the other substantial offerings. You'll also find blintzes, bagels and lox, and an array of dessert options. Terrific casual dining that's also kid-friendly.

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Boca Raton

Arguably Boca's trendiest steakhouse, this stylish establishment draws kudos for its upscale ambience and attractive – if not noisy – dining room. Eager patrons clamor for the excellent USDA Prime steaks and to test the kitchen's skill with fresh fish, lamb, veal, chicken, and lobster. Steaks come in a number of sizes and cuts, inviting folks to try a porterhouse, New York strip, or rib steak. Stone crabs are available mid-October to mid-May, and the largest lobsters tip the scales at 13 pounds. Vegetable side dishes include asparagus, spinach, onion rings, and potatoes in a variety of recipes and formulations. A full range of alcohol, premium cigars, and live entertainment is also available.

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Delray Beach

If you're in the vicinity of trendy East Atlantic Avenue, consider Yama for lunch or dinner. This Japanese establishment accommodates both sushi fanatics and those who trust only cooked entrees. An array of sashimi and sushi is certain to please any aficionado, and combination dinners are an ideal way to sample some of each. Aside from the beautiful rolls, diners will also discover tempura dishes, teriyaki options, noodle entrees, and tender pork cutlets. Crisp-tender vegetables are generally incorporated into these latter dishes for a balanced meal. Japanese beer, sake, and a small selection of wines are also available.

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This much-loved chain boasts an extensive menu with dishes from all four corners of the globe, making it a terrific destination when you're with a group. Pizzas, burgers, salads, pastas, and sandwiches come in a range of formulations, sporting ingredients that give a southwestern, Italian, Thai, cajun, or Californian flair. You'll also find lemon-herb roasted chicken, Jamaican black pepper shrimp, miso salmon, pad thai noodles, meatloaf, honey-maple pork tenderloin, and shepherd's pie. Steaks are also available, and Sunday brunch ups the ante with everything from omelets and French toast to eggs benedict and breakfast burritos. Plus, the cheesecake menu alone offers three dozen options, and that doesn't even include such devilish delights as black-out cake, tiramisu, and warm apple dumplings. Dig in!

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Lucille's interior, a study in backwoods chic, takes a good-natured jab at barbecue's down-home beginnings. But although the decor's tongue-in-cheek, the food is seriously good. Appetizers include chicken livers, chili, and nachos, while main courses feature rotisserie chicken, beef brisket, pulled pork, baby back ribs, and even chicken pie. You'll also find fried catfish and – a stroke of brilliance! – boneless chicken wings. Several sauces stay close at hand on tables, and an awesome display of hot sauces is free to those who'll assault their palate. Authentic vegetable side dishes and comfort-food desserts ensure that no one goes home hungry or underweight.

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Applauded for its terrific sushi bar, Ray's also boasts a hibachi room that turns out a variety of delicious cooked dishes. Attentive service, beautiful presentation, and a desire to please distinguishes the restaurant in addition. Sushi rolls are available a la carte and the hibachi menu offers shrimp, scallops, steak, chicken, lobster, fish, and vegetables, according to your taste. You'll also find noodle dishes, along with teriyaki, tempura, katsu, and stir-fried options. Take-out can be arranged, and a children's menu is available as well.

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