BEST WATERFRONT RESTAURANT
429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-2421; CoconutsFortLauderdale.com
Coconuts is where restaurateur Elliot Wolf established the template for such successes as the Foxy Brown, Top Hat Deli and Lunchroom. In ambience, in attitude (this is where all those “be nice” stickers come from) and in the attention paid to the fresh, honest items on the plate, an evening at Coconuts is South Florida at its best. There are boats and paddlers to watch bobbing by, tarpon for the kids to tease and sunsets to die for, all informing the “yes” when the waiter asks if you’re interested in one more glass of wine.