Akaushi Bavette Steak with Yucca and Mango Chimichurri at S3 Restaurant

 

By Kayla Louttit

 

Try out the best of Fort Lauderdale’s gourmet scene with Dine Out Lauderdale deals, the Broward County equivalent of Miami Spice. During the promotion, some of the area’s top restaurants offer specially created, three course prix fixe dinner menus for $35. Here are my five picks for this year’s most compelling menus, available now through October 12. And speaking of Fort Lauderdale, in case you missed it, here are our picks for happy hour as well.

 

  1. Steak 954 at the W Fort Lauderdale

401 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304; 954-414-8333

 

A luxury boutique steakhouse, Steak 954 is located at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale and offers exotic décor, sweeping ocean views and world-class culinary creations.

 

Menu

Valid Sunday-Thursday

 

Appetizers

(Choice of one)

 

Big Eye Tuna Tacos


chipotle aioli, avocado salad, house pickled jalapenos

 

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho


herbed croutons, celery leaves

 

Aged Provolone “Provoleta”


roasted tomato, broccoli rabe, chimichurri

 

Hamachi Crudo


sliced yellowtail, avocado, wasabi ponzu, corn nuts

 

Entrees

(Choice of one)

 

Roasted Chicken


farro and herb jus

 

6 oz Petite Filet Mignon


sugar snaps, horseradish, maitre’d butter

 

Florida Rock Shrimp Amatriciana


calamarata pasta, guanciale, pecorino

 

Desserts

(Choice of one)

 

S’mores Pot De Crème


toasted marshmallow, smoked caramel, graham

 

Gluten Free Vanilla Bean Cheesecake


seasonal fruit, almond oat crust

 

Chef’s Selection of Sorbets

 

  1. Beauty and The Feast at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa

601 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304; 954-567-8070

 

For intimate and sophisticated dining, Beauty & the Feast offers an eclectic menu with creative cuisine and an enchanting ambiance located on the lobby level of The Atlantic Hotel & Spa on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

 

Menu

Valid Sunday-Thursday

 

First Course

(Choice of One)

 

Edamame


Soy / Ginger / Garlic

 

Smoked Fish Dip


Fresh Catch / Cherry Peppers

 

Beet & Arugula Salad (GF)


Roasted Beet / Arugula / Orange / Fennel / Goat Cheese / Walnut / Mint

 

Caesar Wedge


Romaine / Tomato / Crispy Pancetta / Croutons / Creamy Parmesan Dressing

 

Harvest Salad (GF)


Apricot / Toasted Pistachio / Raisin / Mixed Greens / Cherry Tomato / Vinaigrette

 

Second Course

(Choice of One)

 

“Old School” Meatball


Tomato Sauce / Ricotta / Toast

 

Crispy Chicken Sliders


Spicy Honey / Mango Slaw

 

Short Rib Quesadilla

Braised Short Rib / Crème Fresh

 

Chicken Wings (GF)


Honey Sriracha / Ranch

 

Eggplant Stack


Crispy Eggplant / Fresh Mozzarella / Tomato / Arugula / Aged Balsamic

 

Bison Sliders


Smoked Cheddar / Bacon Onion Jam

 

Third Course

(Choice of One)

 

Crab Cake


Jumbo Lump / Lemon Aioli Drizzle / Slaw

 

Seafood Paella (GF)


Shrimp / Clams / Mussels / Green Peas / Saffron Rice

 

Skirt Steak (GF)


Rainbow Chard / Mushrooms

Tropical Chimi Churri

 

Spicy Mussels


Mussels / Spicy Marinara / Garlic

 

White Mussels


Mussels / White Wine / Garlic / Pancetta / Herbs

 

Side Dish

(Choice of One)

 

Cream of Corn


Creamed Corn / Jalapeño

 

Crispy Brussel Sprouts (GF)


Lemon Zest / Bacon / Red Pepper Flakes

 

Quinoa


Sweet Pepper / Mushroom / Garlic / Onion / Olive Oil

 

Mac & Cheese


Smoked Cheddar / Mini Penne

 

Dessert

(Choice of One)

 

Chef’s Bread Pudding


With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

 

Mississippi Mud Pie


Rich Dark Chocolate Pudding, Oreo Chunks, Mocha Mousse Cream

 

Chef’s Homemade Ice Cream


2 Scoops You Choose the Flavor!

 

  1. S3 -Sun, Surf & Sand

505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304; 954-523-7873

 

Providing the ultimate in oceanfront dining, S3 – short for Sun, Surf & Sand – is an island-chic retreat complete with fresh coastal cuisine, an indoor/outdoor bar, terraced dining and a lush outdoor patio with fire pits and custom lounge seating.

 

Menu

Available Sunday-Thursday

 

First Course

(Choice of One)

 

Thai Tuna

Avocado ~ Coconut ~ Macadamia ~ Jalapeño ~ Soy Paper

 

Goat Cheese Croquettes

Almond Crusted ~ Red Chili Guava

 

Grilled Caesar

Pecorino ~ Prosciutto ~ Lemon ~ White Bean

 

Brussels Sprouts

Smoked Pork ~ Rye Gremolata ~ Cornichons ~ Mustard Aioli

 

Second Course

(Choice of One)

 

Akaushi Bavette Steak

Coffee Rubbed ~ Yucca ~ Mango Chimichurri

 

Rotisserie B&E Chicken

Marinated Tomato Salad ~ Arugula ~ Polenta Croutons

 

Today’s Fish

Preparations Change Daily

 

Vegetarian Plate

Preparations Change Daily

 

Third Course

(Choice of One)

 

Triple Chocolate Bar

Hazelnut Praline ~ Milk Chocolate Mousse ~ Dark Ganache

 

Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta

Vanilla Custard ~ Macerated Strawberries ~ Almond Cookie Crisp

 

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Crème Anglaise ~ Fresh Berry Preserves

 

  1. Le Bistro

4626 N. Federal Highway Lighthouse Point, FL 33064; 954-946-9240

 

Le Bistro is a highly rated casual yet elegant bistro offering exquisite, artfully presented French fare. In addition, their menu is mostly gluten and dairy free.

 

Menu

Valid Tuesday-Sunday

Daily specials added, up charges apply on select items.

 

Appetizer

(Choice of One)

 

cauliflower creme brûlée


roasted cauliflower, garlic, onion, raisins, cream, aged cheddar

 

duck confit buritto

shredded duck, corn, rice, sambal, hoisin

 

cabernet gazpacho tomatillo

florida orange, melon, heirloom tomato, grapes, toasted pecans

 

bison & filet mignon tartare

caper berries, dijon sauce, organic egg yolk, truffle salted chips

*Plus $5 extra

 

bistro salad

heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, marinated olives, radish, sweet peppers,

micro sprouts, truffle salt, superior olive oil

 

bee pollen crusted goat cheese belgium endive

date honey, sunflower seeds, pomegranite, blueberry balsamic

 

escargot 


garlic butter / pesto

 

Middle

(Choice of One)

 

sorbet of the day

 

salade vertes


Entree

(Choice of One)

 

roasted grass fed lamb chops

roasted garlic potato hash, djon mustard, red zin jus

 

roasted pork belly


redds apple braised cabbage, toasted garlic fingerlings, spicy peanuts

 

filet of beef wellington

mushrooms, puff pastry, red zin jus

(minimum 2, allow 30-40 mins)

*Plus $15 per person extra

 

veal scallopini diane

sherry mushroom cream sauce, fingerlings, asparagus

 

cajun jumbo shrimp


baby vegetable medley, rice, root ginger,

coconut milk & kaffir lime leaf broth

 

braised oxtail

burgundy black truffle buttered potato mash, caramelized onion

& sherry braisage, brussel sprouts

 

fish of the day

 

mushroom risotto

porcini & mixed mushrooms, shaved parmesan, pesto

 

steak frites

10 oz NY strip & handcut fries, peppercorn cream sauce

 

Dessert

(Choice of One)

 

couverture chocolate parfait

mini marshmallows, seasonal fruit, caramel sauce

 

apple tart

vanilla ice cream, cinnamon dust

 

classic creme brûlée

 

market fresh fruits

 

gelato of the day

french import

 

eton mess strawberries


meringue, chantilly whipped cream, english lavender,

red berry coulis, toasted coconut

 

  1. Adena Grill

900 Silks Run Hallandale Beach, FL 33309; 954-765-1329

 

Located in the Village of Gulfstream Park, Adena Grill is a glitzy, farm-to-table steakhouse and wine bar highlighted by its all-natural, grass-fed meat sourced from its own farm.

 

Menu

Valid Sunday-Saturday

 

First Course

(Choice of one)

 

ADENA DICED BEEF

Toasted Garlic, Frisee Lettuce, Zinfandel Reduction

 

SPICED TUNA TAQUITOS

Crispy Wonton, Seaweed, Avocado, Wasabi Roe

 

CAESAR SALAD

Parmesan, Croutons, Boquerones

 

Second Course

(Choice of one)

 

ADENA SHORT RIB

Creamy Polenta, Sautéed Spinach, Gremolata, Wine Reduction

 

BAKED MAHI-MAHI

Smoked Gouda, Jasmine Rice, Brussels Sprouts, Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Annatto Remoulade

 

PETIT FILET

6 Oz. of Grilled Adena Filet, Sunchoke Puree, Asparagus, Demi-Glace

 

Third Course

(Choice of one)

 

GUAVA & CREAM CHEESE

Guava Ice Cream, Cream Cheese Ice Cream, Mint Oil Pineapple & Guava Jelly

 

ALMOND CAKE

Blueberries, Raspberries, Lemon, Mint

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