However, the beachside setting of this area also provides you with plenty of fun beach-style food choices. The server was helpful, knowledgeable and was happy to discuss the area with us. Whether the spices of Asian cuisine tickle your tongue or you prefer the exotic flavors of South America, there is a restaurant for you. A farm to table establishment by popular chef Harold Balink, this intimate space only has room for about 30 diners at a time, many of whom are fans of Balink and know each other. The fish is brought in daily and he makes morning trips to the market to search out the freshest seasonal produce. This unique Sanibel restaurant is where foodies go while on the island. The produce and fish are mostly local, however Walleye is almost always on theme for Midwest transplants.
The back of house, the kitchen, knows what they are doing perfectly. Cape Cod Fish Company will take the taste-test against those New Englanders any day of the week. Be sure to try the award winning ravioli stuffed with butternut squash and mascarpone cheese, topped with a citrus tomato butter and truffled almonds. Use MetroGuide's DiningGuide service to find Fort Myers restaurants by location or cuisine. When available, a restaurant's overall score is shown with smiley faces on a scale from one to five.
The Roast Suckling Pig is quite a treat; serving eight or more, it must be ordered in advance. The foodie movement is alive and well in Fort Myers, and the number of high-quality restaurants in the area is a testament to that fact. Gloria is Cuban but has worldwide experience and training, explaining the many flavors and cuisines she is able to bring together. Serving modern American cuisine with a French twist you'll also find a selection of gluten free and vegetarian dishes. Florida is one of the biggest consumers and producers of high-quality ice cream in the world, making it a heavenly location for ice cream fans.
She is passionate about food, wine, music and life in general; this passion is evident in her establishment. Boca Grande littleneck clams or grilled conch pronounced konk are favorites. Order a dozen to take home including the almond glazed raspberry, almond coconut, maple bacon, cinnamon sugar, and Boston Crème, which will have you thinking you died and went to a sugar-coated heaven. Sitting on the Estero Bay, you still have a clear view of the Gulf of Mexico and it's one of the best spots to see the dolphin show, presented by Mother Nature. And tender pork ribs tossed in a Mojo Isleno sauce. The specials menu runs with a monthly theme. Those looking for a more American style meal won't be disappointed by the authentic New England-style seafood at , or the ultimate in Southern comfort food served up by the likes of and.
The Brussels sprouts are simple and delicious, grilled with speck. Don't expect chicken parm at this Italian restaurant; Chef Marco Corricelli doesn't serve the more common, or Americanized Italian dishes. My wife and I both had seared scallops on butternut squash purée and brocolini. Expect fresh fish to be a recurring theme at many of the local restaurants. Full of bold flavors, succulent meats, and house-made pastas, El Gaucho Inca deserves every award displayed on their walls. A favorite special occasion place, the Veranda is the perfect place for romance and quiet conversation.
I recommend this place and we will definitely return. Non-Member, Reader - Miserable service. The Veranda's lounge is a favorite with the downtown legal crowd. Expect Southern hospitality and charm at the well established in downtown Fort Myers. Her creations are innovative and consistently pleasing. Network also offers a guide to.
Keep in mind that hours often change during summer with many locally owned spots closing on Monday's for a much needed break after 'season. The personal yet professional service will enhance your dining experience whether you choose to eat indoors or out. We are a joyful celebration of food, family and friends—Italian style. Grouper, a Gulf coast specialty, comes fried, blackened, broiled or char grilled, often as sandwiches with fries or cole slaw. You can earn rewards points for writing reviews for restaurants by joining the MetroGuide. The food that is delivered to your table is outstanding.
For the more adventurous eaters, Fort Myers hosts a range of ethnic cuisines. Try the Lobster Eggs Benedict for breakfast and the Miso Seabass for dinner, it will melt in your mouth. The dining is alfresco and more upscale than one might imagine after taking a gander at restaurant on stilts. Start with a glass of bubbly or another selection from the high-end wine list and perhaps order the foie gras. The wine list mostly consists of Italian selections from smaller producers.