Our 2 month stay this season has enabled us to try and enjoy a few good restaraunts in south FL. Perhaps not the hidden gems I see on many postings but for the travelers info here are a few we found worth the time and money - Mario's of Boca (choose carefully and enjoy), La Traviata on SW 18th in Boca (very pretty place and a great kitchen), Cafe Bellino on Federal Hwy in Boca (super food, great service and a good wine selection). If Key West is in your plans, try Pepe's. The location suggests fish but we had steak and it was super as was the chowder (is it cheating to mention generous drinks at modest prices?). Sorry if it all sounds too positive but that is as critical as I can be about these places.