Easily one of South Florida’s most acclaimed restaurants, Johnny V Las Olas is home to renowned Chef Johnny Vinczencz.
A culinary talent known for his sophisticated barbecue and island-influenced contemporary American cuisine, Vinczencz has been dazzling diners in Fort Lauderdale for five years, racking up awards and national acclaim for his bold, inventive fare. Succulent starters range from the signature wild mushroom pancake short stack to breast of duck meatballs. Essential main plates include skillet seared rare yellowfin tuna and mustard and herb crusted rack of lamb. To die for desserts are dished up by Pastry Chef Malka Espinel, known for her reinvented American classics, such as frozen Key lime soufflé pie. For those who can’t get enough of Vinczencz, the chef also operates the Smith & Jones Bar and Grill—a cool, casual, rockin’ roadhouse of a restaurant, located just blocks from Johnny V Las Olas. Serving creative American comfort food, Smith & Jones is the ultimate neighborhood restaurant, offering live music and delicious, affordable American fare in a comfortable, come-one-come-all environment.
—Sun-Sentinel, “Showtime,” 2005 and 2006 and Miami Herald, 2005 and 2006 -****
Johnny V Live from New York -Today Show with Al Roker, 2005 and 2006
Award of Excellence -Wine Spectator 2005-2007
Best New Restaurants in the World -Condé Nast Traveler magazine 2005