Reviews

Brunch Blowout

We’re hopelessly trapped between morning and afternoon—and loving it. Here are some local best bets for the popular repast.

Dynamic Dining

At Earls, Chef Simon Zanotto’s energy is reflected in the delicious diversity of the menu, from avocado toast to chicken and ribs.

’Cue Heaven

From burnt ends to gator ribs, barbecue wizard Kenny Gilbert cooks up perfection at his Fernandina Beach eatery.

Culinary Kingdom

Chef Daven Wardynski works wonders at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort as a keeper of fine cuisine, not to mention bees.

DoveCote Divine

From superb French cuisine to creative craft cocktails (and a heavenly happy hour), the restaurant earns its place as a downtown gem.

Bulla Karma

Built on the site of a legendary lounge, Bulla Gastrobar dazzles with a tasty lineup of Spanish tapas, entrees and libations.

Far Out!

The flatbreads shine at Lake Nona’s Canvas, which is worth the drive for its takes on Latin, Caribbean and Cuban creations.

Tapas Territory

The small plates at Tapa Toro are a delightful mix of Spanish and Mediterranean influences. And the paella pit cooks up tasty experiences aplenty.

Superb Seito

Owner Jason Chin and Chef Austin Boyd have elevated sushi and pan-Asian dining to a delicious new level.