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New to the Scene: Broward & Palm Beach

New to the Scene: Broward & Palm Beach

  • South Florida continues to build on its ever-enticing dining scene with more fabulous options at which to indulge.
Level 29’s Kiwi Tiradito
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Nikkei Now
Actor William Levy is bringing Nikkei cuisine to The Shops at Pembroke Gardens with Level 29 by William Levy. The fusion of Peruvian and Japanese ingredients and flavors leaps off the menu and into dishes that look just as delicious as they taste. Signature items include the mixed seafood ceviche Nikkei style, the hamachi tiradito in yellow pepper sauce and the 32-ounce tomahawk steak. If you’re looking for a quick meal, next door is Delicatus by Level 29, a bakery and market featuring decadent pastries and an assortment of international foods. 600 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines; 954.374.8204;

YOT Bar & Kitchen’s Crispy Brussels Sprouts
YOT Bar & Kitchen’s Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Yacht Life
YOT Bar & Kitchen, a chic new waterfront restaurant from the masterminds behind Jet Runway Café (at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport), is serving up superb megayacht views to go with its delightful seafood-centric menu. The nautical space, located inside the Lauderdale Marine Center, offers dishes such as mussels and frites, wasabi shrimp Caesar salad and crispy Brussels sprouts. The space features an expansive floating dock bar and seating area overlooking the New River. 2015 SW 20th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.953.9000;

The Baked Bear Ice Cream Sandwich
The Baked Bear Ice Cream Sandwich

Sweet Treats
The first Florida outpost of Insta-famous ice cream shop The Baked Bear has arrived at Sawgrass Mills, featuring all the homemade cookies and ice cream its fans crave. The California brand is known for its massive ice cream sandwiches and creative recipes like the potato-chip pretzel chocolate walnut cookie and blackberry crumble ice cream. 2604 Sawgrass Mills Circle, #1125, Sunrise; 954.686.2909; 

Echo’s sushi and cocktails
Echo’s sushi and cocktails. Photo by Libby Vision.

Welcome to The Breakers
The Breakers Palm Beach has added two off-site restaurants to its dining portfolio. The first is the beloved Asian eatery Echo, which has reopened after an extensive renovation. The new decor has a bold color palette of crimson, black and gold with natural wood paneling and metallic accents. Despite the face-lift, Echo still serves up the same exquisite sushi and entrées inspired by China, Japan, Thailand and Korea. Its Dragonfly Lounge is a perfect spot for happy hour, plus there’s plenty of alfresco tables in the lively front terrace or intimate back garden. 230A Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach; 877.724.3188;

Henry’s Smoked Salmon Pizza
Henry’s Smoked Salmon Pizza. Photo by Libby Vision.

Echo will be joined by Henry’s Palm Beach, the newest addition to The Breakers’ expansive dining portfolio—and the second off-site. Located at the new shopping and dining destination Via Flagler by The Breakers, the bistro-style eatery will feature sumptuous American comfort food in an elegant and lively setting conceived by celebrated hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany. Signature dishes include the and smoked salmon pizza and the “Pigs in a Pretzel Dough Blanket,” served with a warm pilsner cheese fondue. 229 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; 561.206.1896;

Swifty’s Vanilla Meringue Cake
Swifty’s Vanilla Meringue Cake. Photo by Brantley Photo.

New York Pop-Up
The iconic Upper East Side restaurant Swifty’s has arrived in Palm Beach, and it brings all the swanky allure it exuded for decades in New York. The Colony Hotel is hosting the pop-up, which is serving signature dishes like the twin burgers and designer meatloaf. Swifty’s club atmosphere meets Palm Beach’s tropical vibe with intimate banquettes and elegant wicker chairs. Stepping into this whimsical world, you never know whom you’ll sit next to, from local socialites to politicians. 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach; 561.801.7429 ext. 129;

Bistro P’s Raclette Burger
Bistro P’s Raclette Burger. Photo by South of Southern Photography.

French Bistro Traditions
Downtown West Palm Beach’s French darling Pistache has debuted a new venture: Bistro P. But you don’t have to wander too far from the eatery to enjoy it. It’s actually a restaurant-within-a-restaurant concept spotlighting bistronomie, the French culinary art of simple and traditional cooking. The menu centers on shared plates and ample vegan and vegetarian options. Don’t miss the Raclette burger and the cheese fondue (Gruyère, Swiss, Comté, white wine and Kirschwasser) served with toasted bread, charcuterie and arugula. 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561.833.5090;