Johnny V's, Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Tel: 954 761 7920
Concierge.com's insider take:
Johnny Vinczencz is one of the boldest boldfaced names from South Beach to make the move north. After reigning over the menu at the Hotel Astor for several years, he decamped to Fort Lauderdale to open a namesake eatery downtown. Vinczencz was an early champion of so-called Floribbean cuisine (think bikini-friendly combos of meat or fish plus fruit), and the menu here features favorites like cinnamon-crusted pork tenderloin as well as his signature dish, a short stack of meaty Portobello mushroom "pancakes." Both service and furnishings are understated and flawless; the latter features dark walnut, backlit mirrors, and plush red upholstery.
Open daily 11:30 am to 2 pm and 5 to 11 pm.