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Welcome to SFGN’s Best Of 2022. The finalists have been chosen and voting is underway.

Check out this year’s nominees for Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Congrats to the finalists! Make sure you cast your vote.

J Mark’s Restaurant 

1245 N. Federal 


J. Mark’s comfortable and relaxing atmosphere has been popular with locals since 2007. It has a warm, clubby dining room, large bar area and an expansive, covered patio. The menu ranges from sandwiches and salads to steaks and fresh seafood. It offers a wide variety of bottled and draft beers, an extensive and reasonably priced wine list, and, of course, cocktails.

Kaluz Restaurant 

3300 E. Commercial 


Upscale, New American cuisine overlooking the intracoastal with views from the elegant dining room and the casual patio and bar. The display kitchen features a wood-burning grill. The menu includes a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and wood-fired grilled steaks and seafood. The wine list has more than 130 selections with 30 wines by the glass and the service is polished and efficient.

J. Alexander’s | Redlands Grill

2415 N. Federal 


A national chain of contemporary American restaurants, known for its wood-fired cuisine. The menu features classic entrees including prime rib of beef, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches, and salads. The menu in each restaurant includes a varied and rotating selection of local specialties. A full-service bar offers an outstanding selection of wines both by the glass and bottle. 

IL Mulino  

1800 E. Sunrise 


With recipes made in-house that date back three generations, Il Mulino has become Fort Lauderdale’s go-to classic Italian restaurant. If you’re looking for a glass of fine wine, a light meal, or a classic Italian dish, this comfortable yet intimate restaurant fits the bill. 

Louie Bossi’s Italian Ristorante 

1032 E. Las Olas 


The retro-Italian spot fills a 10,000 sq. ft. restaurant with both indoor and sidewalk seating, but the real gem is the garden-like piazza out back. The menu is inspired by Italian American neighborhood restaurants in New York and Chicago, albeit on steroids. This is not a quiet relaxing spot, it’s always a bit crowded and frenetic and service can be harried. However, the food is to die for!