From Our Editors
A name like The Spotted Stag brings to mind a traditional English pub, with an eternally smoky atmosphere, dark wood paneling, and hunting trophies. The actual restaurant, however, is nothing like that—unless you count its faux stag's-head sculpture and preoccupation with good beer. At home in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Deerfield Beach, The Spotted Stag is actually a modern gastropub decorated with sleek, contemporary finishes.
It's an ideal place for a nightcap, a lengthy dinner paired with wine, or a business lunch over drafts from local craft breweries. The menu, meanwhile, is filled with such handcrafted gems as andouille corndogs with stout-mustard sauce, an aged-steak flatbread with wild mushrooms and runny egg, or a fried-chicken sandwich with smoked gouda. Heftier entrees include short rib with au gratin potatoes, Atlantic salmon over quinoa, and flat-iron steak.