Golden Spoon Awards

By Visit Tallahassee

Tallahassee Restaurants Are Among Florida’s Best

Florida Trend magazine confirms what Tallahassee diners already know: Tallahassee has some of the best restaurants in Florida.

Several Tallahassee restaurants are among those recognized this year with Florida Trend Golden Spoon Awards. The magazine annually issues Golden Spoons to restaurants it considers the best in the state.

Sage

Sage newly inducted into the Hall of Fame serves smart cooking with wit and local ingredients and worthy of leaving the inner rings of the capital. Chef Terry White’s imagination shows from the very start of the menu: Tempura frying, kimchi and sriracha give Gulf oysters Asian kick while he stuffs squid with chorizo and black rice. Entrees are both Southern comfy and worldly, from summer veggie stew of baby zucchini and pattypan squash with goat cheese croquettes to lamb tagliatelle or filet mignon with field pea succotash.


Masa

Masa is a modern venture in Asian fusion skillfully executed by Tallahassee’s Lucy Ho, who arrived in the capital almost 50 years ago as a professor’s wife and was the city’s first Chinese cooking teacher. Masa offerings include lettuce rolls, sashimi, tempura, pad Thai, curried duck breast, lamb chops, seafood and beef tenderloin tips.


Lucilla

Lucilla’s contemporary southern cuisine will leave guests wanting more of its pimento cheese fritters, Bradley’s sausage or vinegar chicken after leaving.


Table 23

Table 23 serves classic southern food under a canopy of moss-covered oak trees. Through high-quality ingredients, local availabilities and traditional preparations, the food allows the natural flavors of the region to greet the guests with a familiarity that mirrors the atmosphere


Golden Spoon Hall of Fame Restaurants

 

Cypress

Cypress is a sophisticated Southern regional-style restaurant located in a casual, metropolitan setting, offering a creative menu of fresh in-house preparations featuring chef-cut aged meats, local produce and fresh seafood. Locally owned and operated by a formally trained chef and his wife, together they seek to offer you the most exceptional dining experience available.


 

Food Glorious Food

For over 30 years, friends and families have enjoyed a unique combination of friendly service, eclectic ambiance and award-winning cuisine at Food Glorious Food. Our shaded outdoor patio, upper and lower indoor dining, and private events room provide the perfect setting for a special dining experience.

FGF’s seasonal culinary creations represent a variety of world cuisines, including petite filet mignon, marinated lamb, spiced duck breast, caramelized salmon, seared tuna, FGF salad maison, sushi three ways, spicy oyster shooters, cooked-to-perfection hamburgers, and many more fine appetizers, salads, sandwiches, hot entrees and delicate desserts.

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