July 22, 2014

Florida Restaurants

Tolf's Picks - Jan. 2008

Robert W. Tolf | 1/1/2008

Panacea

Angelo & Son’s Seafood Restaurant
5 Mashes Sands Road
(850) 984-5168

Gone with the wind of Hurricane Dennis in 2005 but born again with the Petrandis family still in charge, serving in unique setting superlative fresh-caught seafood.

Dunedin

Casa Tina
369 Main St.
(727) 734-9226

Casatinas.com
Happy home of heart-smart low-cal, low-fat fare not usually found in South of the Border cantinas, plus top-quality Mexican marvels — start with some ceviche before settling into the best tamales in town and perfect poblanos.

Orlando

Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse & Grille
8701 World Center Drive
(407) 238-8829

World’s largest Marriott resort boasts several dining options, including this world-class experience dining on great steaks, fresh seafood and a long list of wines.

Vero Beach

Sonya’s
9250 Island Grove Drive
(772) 234-2180

Benefiting from all the Disney magic and taking full advantage of oceanfront setting, the staff here is Disney pleasant, the kitchen skilled in producing good seafood, excellent steaks and chops.

Boca Raton

Gary Woo Asian Bistro
3400 N. Federal Highway
(561) 368-8803

Garywooasianbistro.com
Import from New York’s Chinatown with great kitchen expertise and owner Gary Galimidi replicating Chinese comfort food New York-style. Dumplings are a delight, and the duck is just that — ducky.

Miami

La Paloma
10999 Biscayne Blvd.
(305) 891-0505

Swiss-run overdecorated Beach Baroque echos with full-scale Old Country meals, caring service and sure-handed supervision.

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