Monday, June 25, 2012

Coconuts breaks away from tourist fare in Fort Lauderdale


Coconuts
429 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Open daily at 11:30 a.m.
Catering available
Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
954-525-2421

By Jane Feehan

Set a block or so off Fort Lauderdale’s beach and adjacent to Bahia Mar Marina, Coconuts entices patrons with its view and consistently good food. 

Owners Elliot Wolf and Merv Jonota know what it takes to cultivate both Fort Lauderdale and tourist
clientele. I’ll return for the fresh crab cake served as a sandwich or atop a salad, hefty beefsteak tomato drizzled in balsamic vinaigrette or the Lobster Benedict (an item at Sunday brunch). Daily fresh fish, lollipop pork chops, strip steak, lobster roll or pan seared chicken with a side of sage and sausage stuffing provide a tempting lineup. It’s a cut above many eateries along the strip and its environs that pack customers in during winter season in spite of insipid food and sit empty during summer. Coconuts fills tables year round.

Wolf and Jonota bought Coconuts from restaurateur and musician John Day (of Mango’s on Las Olas) about five years ago. They recently opened G&B Oyster (next to Coconuts) and The Foxy Brown on Broward Boulevard; I look forward to visiting both.

Coconuts welcomes friendly pets, provides excellent service and complimentary valet.  Steel drum player on weekends. Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved. Jane Feehan.

                                                




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