HB’s on the Gulf at Naples Beach Hotel is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner. Watch beach walkers and wannabe surfers through wide windows. Cool off for lunch with a Jamaican Pineapple Boat— a curried chicken salad with pineapple, coconut, grapes and cashews. Or spice it up with seafood gumbo done Naples-style with scallops and crab added to the mix. Gorgeous sunset views make for a show-stopping backdrop for dinner. Savor Mediterranean stuffed swordfish, macadamia-crusted grouper, or sautéed Florida-snapper and crab-meat Napoleon. 851 Gulfshore Blvd., Naples, 435-4347, www.naplesbeachhotel.com.
Noodles Italian Cafe and Sushi Bar has a new summer menu. Lunch highlights are the playful lobster martini and a healthful turkey Provençal wrap. Enjoy live dinner music with a seared sesame-crusted tuna salad or blue corn tuna tartare. Interesting entrées include the New Orleans-inspired pasta bayou, and sautéed chicken and artichoke hearts. Wednesdays through Fridays feature live jazz piano, Latin music and Motown selections. 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, 592-0050, www.noodlescafe.com.
Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits has gone to the dogs. Meet and greet savvy canines and their owners while sampling Fred’s soups, sandwiches and, especially, the tapas menu. Flash-fried oysters with caper rémoulade, Southern-style pork osso bucco and blackened voodoo tuna with pickled ginger and wasabi are your best bets. Other winning samples include a mini rack of lamb with white bean ragout, truffle mac and cheese, cabernet-poached pear with Montrachet cheese and shrimp with a sweet chili glaze. The tapas are $7 each. 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples, 431-7928, www.fredsnaples.com.