A CURATED LIST OF CENTRAL BEACH STANDOUTS
With sleek contemporary high rises bringing glamour to the waterfront skylineand major private investments transforming neighborhoods into unique new lifestyle destinations, Fort Lauderdale’s Central Beach is a pedestrian-friendly seaside idyll with an eclectic array of attractions. These are some of the best-of-the-best.
WINE GARDEN | Tucked behind Breakers Avenue in the heart of North Beach Village, Wine Garden serves boutique wines and authentic Italian cuisine in the romantic surroundings of their secluded garden courtyard, where soft white lights dangle from mature tropical trees and the aroma of Neapolitan-style pizza wafts through the air. wineandgarden.com
NANOU FRENCH BAKERY AND CAFÉ | Specializing in provincial breads, fresh meals, and viennoiserie, Nanou Bakery brings a touch of the traditionalFrench Village lifestyle to the eastern end of Las Olas Boulevard. Take a seat and savor their signature Cromelet, a made-to-order omelet served in a croissant, then pick up some homemade jam, jelly, and marmalade to enjoy at home. nanoufrenchbakery.com
BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDENS | Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House entices with elegant architecture, important works of art by European luminaries including Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso, as well as a colorful garden that is home to descendants of the monkeys and swans the original owners brought to the property. bonnethouse.org
STEAK 954 | For a next-level surf and turf dining experience, step into Steak 954 at the W. Breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views in the modern dining room pair perfectly with a menu featuring dry-aged prime and American Wagyu beef, locally caught fish, and a spectacular raw bar. In addition to an impressive wine list, you can choose from an imaginative list of specialty cocktails. steak954.com
THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA | Offering an extensive selection of services from traditional massage to locally inspired experiences that combine scrubs and wraps with massage, The Ritz-Carlton Spa is an escape within an escape. Beauty treatments for men and women range from an array of facials to manicures, pedicures, and hair styling.