If there was one place that was off-limits to me in South Florida, I was sure it was DCOTA. The Design Center of Americas in Dania Beach is a beautiful, multi-building interior design mecca open only to licensed interior designers (or those individuals who are brought as guests of their interior designers, probably on a serious shopping trip). But last fall, the center opened a new restaurant, Cay. The best part? Cay is an open-to-the-public restaurant. Even better? The food is good.
The thing that saddens me a little is that since I visited in November, I’ve heard barely any buzz about the restaurant. None of my friends or colleagues ever bring it up. Aside from its opening press, I haven’t seen anyone write about it. I can’t even find reviews on Yelp! What is happening? The restaurant’s phone line still seems to be connected, so I’m assuming it’s still open.
With that in mind, if you live in or are visiting the area, I highly recommend stopping by for lunch. Here are my personal menu picks. (Note: If you only go for one thing, go and get the warm, fresh chocolate chip cookies. To quote Shosh of HBO’s “Girls,” they’re “amaze.”)
Starters & Sandwiches: