Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description
Sunfish Grill was a luminary when it debuted nearly two decades ago in a former luncheonette in Fort Lauderdale. From the charming-though-dated dining room, you'd never know it. At its peak, the restaurant garnered New Times awards including Best Place for an Intimate Conversation and Best Contemporary Restaurant. That was under chef Tony Sindaco and his former wife, pastry chef Erika di Battista. After a move to bigger digs in 2008, the couple split. Despite the changes, Sunfish Grill offers intimate surroundings and beautiful food. A pear salad is adorned with spicy pecans, apples, and grapes on arugula and endive. A tuna bolognese seems an usual dish, yet it's divine: the sheen of tomatoes coats house-made noodles. Fresh tuna melds with tomatoes laced with garlic. And desserts show off di Battista's strengths. The tart Key-lime pie is a good bet. There are deals to be had here, particularly during happy hours, with $5 appetizers and glasses of wine. Couples, a heads-up: Wine, house-made focaccia, and a selection of pasta entrées are half-price for two.
Tips from foursquare
Stop by during happy hour and opt for the “Lite Bite” menu with $5 dishes, $5 wines and $4 beers daily.
Amazing food! Had the crab, the mahi mahi and the chocolate dessert. Oh my. Big recommend!
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Reviews and News
Past 8 p.m. on a weekday, the staff at Sunfish Grill polishes glasses and runs credit cards as customers trickle in. "You just coming off... More on Sunfish Grill »
You never really know a man until you divorce him," Zsa Zsa Gabor once said. She should have added: "You never really know yourself either."... More on Sunfish Grill »
It's 10 o'clock on opening night at the Sunfish Grill, and the bar is hip-deep in ladies of a certain age. They're gussied up in turquoise... More on Sunfish Grill »
Best Of Awards
For an abridged history of Tony and Erica Sindaco's culinary progress in Broward County, look to... More on Best Seafood Restaurant »
It's probably no secret that we've been fans of chef-co-proprietor Tony Sindaco since he opened... More on Best Contemporary Restaurant »
This tiny 40-seater, a renovated luncheonette, can be a little cramped if large... More on Best Restaurant For Intimate Conversation »
It's hard to recommend a restaurant when you never know exactly what's going to be on the menu.... More on Best Seafood Restaurant »