This is the perfect antidote to the chain restaurants back home. The beachfront location on the Hollywood Boardwalk is stellar; we prefer the outside deck if the weather’s amenable, sitting under an umbrella while the beach-goers amble by. Sugar Reef is owned by a French chef and his American designer wife. Together they’ve created a little St. Tropez in the tropics, mixing Caribbean favorites like Jamaican pork loin with Vietnamese pho and fresh local fish, all cooked with Provençal panache. Not everyone likes duck, but we happen to love it and here it’s served roasted with mango salsa. Sit out front and enjoy your repast with the ocean breeze wafting by and the sound of the waves rolling in, or indoors amid the lovely mosaics and tropical touches; either way, the experience is delicious.
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