Toast : 3020 N Federal Hwy Suite 1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Toast is a diner style restaurant with a bit of a Greek flare to it. Most people do not know that this place even exists. We did not even know it was around either, and only found it because they recently added a new red awning onto the building. The new awning drew Jerry’s attention as we were driving by on our way to another restaurant, so I looked it up when we got to where we were going and we decided that we would check it out for dinner the next time we went out.
Toast is located in a strip mall at the corner of Federal Highway and Oakland Park Blvd. They are located in the corner spot right on Federal Highway and have been open for about 5 months as of the time of writing this. The owner has a history in the business with a few other restaurants previously, and wanted to do something a little different from his past ventures.
Inside you will find a traditional style diner look, with booths and tables. There is also a counter that you can sit at and watch them making your meal or one of the two televisions. The staff is very friendly and one of our old waitresses from both Peter Pan Diner and The Over Easy Cafe works here now. Not alot of people know about this place yet, so you most likely won’t run into any long lines except for maybe on Sunday morning.
Jerry and I tried both dinner and breakfast at Toast to really experience what the food is like. For breakfast we both had scrambled eggs. Jerry opted for tomatoes and english muffins on the grill. I personally decided to go with crisp bacon, potatoes and a biscuit. I forgot to add cheese and onions to my eggs, but we both agreed that our meals were very good. The biscuit was not the best and it is not light and fluffy like some other restaurants serve, but a more dense and harder version. Some may like that style, but it’s not for me. The bacon was nice and crisp and very good thick cut, which we love. Each of us had a glass of orange juice as well to complete the meal.
Dinner was actually our first stop to Toast, and then we tried breakfast the next day. I went with a traditional turkey dinner. The white breast meat topped with turkey gravy (there was almost too much gravy though) on top of an herb stuffing. You would normally get mashed potatoes with it, but I changed that to be fresh cut french fries. The turkey was very moist and I enjoyed the flavor that the gravy brought to it. You also get a small side of cranberry sauce.
Jerry went a little more expensive since he read the menu incorrectly. The lamb chops were calling his name so he decided to try them. They are marinated with lemon, oregano, and olive oil, then grilled to perfection. Two sides accompany the dish, roasted potatoes and vegetable medley. Jerry said that the lamb chops were delicious and finished them off in not time. He was not as thrilled with the vegetables that accompanied them because they came out cold. Sad part was that we were the only ones in the restaurant, so not reason for them to be cold. I took a taste and they had good flavor, but agree they were definitely cold. He did not try the roasted potatoes, but they were big slices and cooked with olive oil.
Toast serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week and has extensive menus for each of them. It’s definitely worth checking this place out, and I just hope they survive with the new TooJays Gourmet Deli opening up next door to them.
Pricing: $-$$ depending on what you order.