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Best new restaurant in South Florida 2017: Monkitail



3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood (in Diplomat Beach Resort); 954-602-8755;

Perhaps the most beautiful restaurant in Broward County, Monkitail opened in April 2017 as part of the Diplomat Beach Resort’s $100 million reboot. Philadelphia chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson has delivered a stylish feast for the senses, with a sophisticated, dark-wood dining room featuring Japanese small plates, slow-grilled skewers and sushi. It also boasts a hidden karaoke bar for after-dinner fun. The edamame dumplings are a must.

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