The Foxy Brown
The Foxy Brown: 723 East Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
The Foxy Brown is a small restaurant located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The current location is not easy to spot and is off of Broward Blvd., but there is a rumor that they will be relocating to a new location. We’ll update you if that happens. I have wanted to try this place for some time now as I drive by on a regular basis but just did not want to go alone. So when two of my friends invited me out, I jumped on the opportunity.
The Foxy Brown has a small outdoor patio that allows about 20 people to sit comfortably with great social distancing. The inside area is a mix of tables that are four tops with half booth style seating and 2 chairs. The thing I like about the way they set this up is that you can easily adjust the seating based on the size of your group. A small bar area is against one wall which features a few chairs as well. The feel is very comfortable and simple.
The atmosphere is very relaxed, and with friends, you will have a great time.
Each of us decided to have a cocktail. While I chose to go with a screwdriver, while the others went with local IPAs. The white bread that was provided, is baked fresh and our small group devoured it in no time. The table decided to go with one of their specialties of fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, and tomatoes. There was a nice drizzle of balsamic on top which fused perfectly with the freshness of the dish. The Foxy Brown’s selection of starters is nothing really fancy but the Philly pretzel bread and the French onion soup are two of the more popular ones.
For my meal, I decided to go with the lump crab cakes. Two decent-sized cakes are served with their five-grain mustard sauce. I chose to get the french fries as my side. I know what a shock there. The fries were cooked perfectly and I love the crinkle cut style. The crab cakes themselves were made with a nice amount of crab, and not too much filler. The mustard sauce added a nice hint of flavor, although I wish there was a little more of it. I would say this dish did not disappoint for me.
Two of my friends had the pot roast dinner which is served with butter poached potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and two dinner rolls. The fun part about this meal to me was the way it is served. You get a nice tray with compartments for each part of the meal, reminiscent of the old tv dinners. Robert said he was a little disappointed in the dish this time and felt his meal was not as good as a previous time they had been there. It looked good to me, but visuals are not everything. You get a decent helping of pot roast served in a heap of gravy. The meat seemed to be a bit fattier than usual which took away from the fun of eating this modern tv dinner style meal. For the vegetable, The Foxy Brown was serving asparagus this night.
My last friend at dinner chose a simpler dish of the Branzino. He said that while he enjoyed his meal, he also felt it was not as good as the last time he went. The fish seemed to be cooked perfectly, creating a nice flake when using your fork. It was topped with a Mediterranean-style mix of chopped onions, tomatoes, parsley, capers, and artichoke. His dish came with a side of greens. There was enough food to fill him up and he did not leave anything on the plate.
Pricing $$-$$$: If you are looking for somewhere off the beaten path to eat, check this place out. If home-style cooking is what you are looking for, then this is somewhere you should check out.