Palm Beach’s Delicious Dining Scene

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“Can you recommend a good restaurant in Palm Beach County?”  Of course.  Residents and visitors of Palm Beach County do not need to drive 65 miles south down the Atlantic Coast to Miami just to find a first-class restaurant.

FOOD CULTURE

From the heart of Palm Beach nightlife, including Clematis Street and CityPlace in West Palm Beach to Delray Beach’s trendy Atlantic Avenue and chic Mizner Park in Boca Raton, the county’s eclectic dining scene has something for everyone’s taste.  A number of restaurants are elegant oceanfront dining, yet remain comfortable for all.  Men, women and children enjoy inventive cuisine, including freshly caught seafood platters, from Florida lobster to snapper at Jetty’s in Jupiter.  Others feast on Southern barbeque ribs at Racks Downtown Eatery and Tavern in Boca Raton and cuisine from all over the globe, like Victoria’s Peruvian dining.

DINING IN ALL KINDS OF STYLE

Some restaurants are laid-back sidewalk cafes and downright fun bars along the sand, such as Benny’s on the Beach in Lake Worth, allowing folks to fill up without breaking the bank.  Draped in posh suits and high heels, as well as thin bikinis and flip-flops, local yuppies mingle with stylish Europeans tourists at a multitude of restaurants, ranging from the luxurious Village Tavern in Boynton Beach to the laid-back Palm Beach Grill.  People are simultaneously entertained by glamorous artwork at Dada in Delray Beach, along with live reggae and blues at the Dubliner in Boca Raton. Dubliner in Boca Raton.

Hungry?  Dive into our listings and get a taste of a few of the many notable dining options in Palm Beach County’s diverse food scene.


3800 Ocean

3800 North Ocean Drive
Singer Island, 33404
www.3800oceanrestaurant.com

Located at the gorgeous Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, 3800 Ocean provides a feast for the eyes, as well as the appetite.  Visitors can sit indoors or outside under a patio near the breaking waves.  Menu choices range from New England, Long Island, Mexico and the Caribbean with plenty of seafood and fresh produce.  The service at 3800 Ocean is fabulous, as are the scallops and charred Mahi.


The Alchemist Gastropub & Bar

223 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, 33401
www.thealchemistgastropub.com

The Alchemist Gastropub & Bar may be West Palm’s trendiest bar with a relaxing atmosphere.  The service and entertainment are top-notch, while the original food is outstanding.  For instance, visitors enjoy bacon in the bar, rather than peanuts.  Perfectly seasoned appetizers include the juicy Sausage Platter and the tender Korean BBQ pork belly tacos.  Popular dishes consist of the perfectly cooked Alchemist Burger and a side of truffle fries.


Barolo Ristorante

1201 US Highway One
North Palm Beach, 33408
www.barolopalmbeach.com

Barolo Ristorante in North Palm Beach is home to authentic Italian cuisine and a delightful ambiance.  The professional staff is prompt and curious, serving premium wines and signature cocktails.  Garlic bread with Parmesan cheese and delightful appetizers tease stomachs before the fresh menu items, including produce, fish and seafood is served.  Everything from the veal franciase and the antipasto Barolo to the vitello sorrentina and homemade meatballs is fantastic.


Benny’s on the Beach

10 South Ocean Blvd.
Lake Worth, 33460
www.bennysonthebeach.com

Since 1986, Benny’s on the Beach has been a landmark on Ocean Avenue at the pier in Lake Worth.  The setting is casual and rustic with outdoor seating on the pier, along with upstairs open-air seating for breakfast and lunch.  Offering generous portions of delicious selections, ranging from corn beef hash and eggs to enormous sandwiches and fresh seafood, Benny’s unique surfside dining experience is a favorite with both locals and tourists alike.


Benvenuto Restaurant & Banquet Facility

1730 N Federal Hwy.
Boynton Beach, 33435
www.corporatepartyandevents.com

Since 21973, Benvenuto Restaurant & Banquet Facility has been known for its stunning gardens and Tuscan influence architecture. The bar and lounge has become a favorite among locals to host cocktail hour before dinner, and seven separate dining rooms offer worldly influenced American cuisine. Whether feasting at a corporate event, a wedding party or simply a family dinner, Benvenuto Restaurant & Banquet Facility is an ideal destination.


The Blind Monk

410 Evernia Street #107
West Palm Beach, 33401
www.theblindmonk.com

Want a chic establishment with a chill décor?  Check out the Blind Monk in Downtown West Palm Beach.  Rather than a full meal, patrons often visit for a nice glass of wine in a quiet atmosphere.  Top notch breakfasts includes blueberry bread and charcuterie, along with avocado toast topped with pea puree, charred jalapeno, greens and pistachio.  The beer and wine menu is extensive too.  The Blind Monk truly is a rarity in Palm Beach County.


Buccan

350 South County Rd.
Palm Beach, 33480
www.buccanpalmbeach.com

Located in the heart of Palm Beach, Buccan is a high-end bistro, featuring progressive American cuisine in a casually sophisticated setting.  The main characteristic of Buccan’s menu is a changing collection of small plates that highlight marvelous ingredients and preparation.  Favorites include duck confit, squid ink pasta and short rib tacos.  Topped with first-rate service, dining at Buccan is sure to be a marvelous experience.


The Cheesecake Factory

701 S Rosemary Ave., Ste 179
West Palm Beach, 33401
www.thecheesecakefactory.com

No matter what it is, it’s probably on the extensive menu at the Cheesecake Factory in Downtown West Palm Beach.  Visitors can sit in the lively indoor section of the restaurant or on an outer deck facing the CityPlace hustle and bustle.  The large portions of fresh food are well cooked and handsomely presented, while the location is clean and the professional staff at the Cheesecake Factory is courteous.  Guests get to walk off their meals in West Palm Beach’s lively Downtown.


The Circle at the Breakers

One South County Rd.
Palm Beach, 33480
www.thebreakers.com

Want a marvelous brunch in Palm Beach?  There is no beating the Breakers.  For more than 25 years, the luxurious resort has been hosting an elaborate brunch every Sunday at the Circle.  Guests enjoy a marvelous buffet with selections of everything from freshly baked breakfast pastries to a made-to-order omelet station.  The architecture is extraordinary, featuring 30-foot frescoed ceilings that were hand painted to depict Renaissance landscapes, along with splendid ocean views.


 

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City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill

700 S. Rosemary Ave.
West Palm Beach, 33401
www.citycellarwpb.com

Overlooking the gorgeous fountains of CityPlace, City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill’s sizable dining room features an award winning wine collection in a floor to ceiling glass cellar, as well as cocktails and craft beers.  The diverse menu entails dry aged steaks, fresh pasta, baked pizza and delightful seafood, like Gulf Shrimp-Sea Scallop Risotto. A small plates menu is offered featuring a variety of hard to find artisanal cheeses and dreamy dessert selections.


Dada

52 N Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach, 33444
www.dadadelray.com

Dada, the hidden treasure in Downtown Delray Beach, is a landmark two-story house that was turned into an upscale restaurant that draws a diverse crowd seven nights a week.  The spot is full of artistic sculptures, paintings and plush sofas, with giant trees in its picturesque courtyard.  While some go to Dada for the chic ambiance and live entertainment, others are food connoisseurs.  Visitors can feast on treats ranging from mahi-mahi and steak to chocolate fondue and an Irish Car Bomb.


The Dubliner

Mizner Park, 435 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, 33432
www.dublinerboca.com

Located just outside of Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater, the Dubliner is much more than an Irish pub.  The ahi tuna salad is delightful, as are the fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie.  All of the serving sizes are generous.  Wash it all down with a Guinness Stout, if not a homemade mango mojito.  The Dubliner is a fun and intimate establishment, ideal for a pre-concert meal or after party. Dubliner is much more than an Irish pub.  The ahi tuna salad is delightful, as are the fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie.  All of the serving sizes are generous.  Wash it all down with a Guinness Stout, if not a homemade mango mojito.  The Dubliner is a fun and intimate establishment, ideal for a pre-concert meal or after party.


Jetty’s

1075 N Highway A1A
Jupiter, 33477
www.jettysjupiter.com

For more than two decades, Jetty’s waterfront restaurant has been one of South Florida’s most popular restaurants.  Inexpensive signature menu items include fresh fish and shellfish, along with Certified Angus steaks and ribs, all with substantial portion sizes.  Diners at Jetty’s also get to enjoy unsurpassed views of the Intracoastal Waterway and view of historic Jupiter lighthouse.


Jordan’s Steak Bistro

10140 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite 170
Wellington, 33414
www.jordanssteakbistro.com

Jordan’s Steak Bistro is outstanding, and the atmosphere is inviting and elegant, but low key.  Visitors can take their pick from prime Jackman Wagyu Ranch steaks, chicken, vegetarian, vegan options and superb seafood, such as Maryland style crab cakes that are almost entirely made of jumbo lump crab, and served with lobster cream sauce.  The wine list offers fifty national and international choices and martinis are creative, large and passionately constructed.  Diners can even experience a four course epicurean event.


Max & Erma’s

11111 Southern Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, 33411
www.maxandermas.com

For years, Max & Erma’s has been one of Royal Palm Beach’s most unique and entertaining restaurants for casual dining.  Besides Midwest dishes like gourmet burgers, tortilla soup and cheese skewers, the fresh baked cookies for dessert are adored.  They also have an array of salads, sandwiches, steaks, ribs, pasta and seafood.  To top it all off, the walls at Max & Erma’s are decorated with quirky artifacts and local paraphernalia.


Max’s Grille

404 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, 33432
www.maxsgrille.com

Whether in the mood for brunch, lunch or dinner, Max’s Grille has the answer.  Since opening its doors in Mizner Park in 1991, Max’s Grille centers around a Spanish-styled courtyard and emphasizes clean flavors, inventive combinations and the use of local products.  The menu entails a variety of tasty concoctions, including French toast, blackened salmon quesadilla and maple-bourbon glazed baby back ribs.  Max’s Grille is among the most successful restaurants in the United States.


Palm Beach Grill

340 Royal Poinciana Way, #336
Palm Beach, 33480
www.palmbeachgrill.com

When it comes time to combine fine arts, design, and architecture with upscale dining, Palm Beach Grill has it all.  Since 1999, the establishment has been supplying South Florida with delicious plates, including, a selection of USDA Prime steaks, kosher hot dogs and freshly squeezed orange juice, on top of a curated art collection.  Palm Beach Grill is known as where the “rich and famous” come to dine on “basic food done very well.”


Racks Downtown Eatery and Tavern

402 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, 33432
www.racksboca.com

Located in Mizner Park, Racks Downtown Eatery and Tavern is known for its exceptional service, appealing menu and fun atmosphere.  Since opening in 2010, visitors relax for lunch and dinner in a chic indoor/outdoor bar and lounge area with eye-catching décor.  Start with artichoke or warm goat cheese arugula for lunch, and dine on Racks’ sizable ribs, meatloaf, white pizza and delicious seafood, such as crab crusted sea bass and pistachio crust salmon.


Josiah Lau PhotographyRocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

250 Town Center Cir.
Boca Raton, 33486
www.roccostacos.com

If looking for authentic and fresh Mexican food with a little spice, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar is the answer.  The corn tortillas are made by hand and the Baja Combination includes shrimp taco, fish taco, and goat cheese quesadilla.  Choose from the largest selection of tequila in all of Florida, along with $15 margarita pitchers every Tuesday.  Whether seated indoor or out, the atmosphere is always exciting at Rocco’s Tacos.  Check their website for other locations as well.


Titled Kilt Pub and Eatery

3320 Airport Rd.
Boca Raton, 33431
www.tiltedkilt.com/boca-raton

With chains around North America, Boca Raton’s Celtic themed Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery combines food and drink with sports bar entertainment.  The staff wears kilts and ladies expose plenty of skin.  Menu choices include burgers, wings, sandwiches and pizza, but the Pub Pretzels get the most attention.  Just last year, Tilted Kilt was named one of America’s Top 10 Fastest Growing Restaurants on CNBC.


Too Bizaare

287 E Indiantown Rd # 2B
Jupiter, 33477
www.toobizaare.com

Too Bizaare is a fun restaurant in Jupiter serving an assortment of fresh fish and other Asian dishes.  The solid wine list stands out, as does its enormous two vines role, grilled local swordfish and renowned sushi.  With a waterfront view, the eclectic walls are decorated with pictures and fixtures of beauty for sale.  Most of the seating is in sofas and visitors eat off of coffee tables.  Too Bizaare reminds guests of a restaurant in New York’s Greenwich Village.


Tryst

4 E. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, 33444
www.trystdelray.com

Want quality lunch, dinner or a late night bite with both an indoor and outdoor setting?  Look no further than Tryst in Delray Beach.  The menu is inspired by the rich bar culture of Europe, with an emphasis on seasonal, farm fresh ingredients, including brussels sprouts, green beans and smashed red potatoes. Meanwhile, the friendly staff is well-versed in the micro-brewed beer list from around the world and Tryst’s house-made ice cream using the Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout beer is sensational.


Two Georges Waterfront Grille

728 Casa Loma Blvd.
Boynton Beach, 33435
www.twogeorgesrestaurant.com

Since 1957, South Floridians have been spending their time at Two Georges Waterfront Grille’s picturesque restaurant, bar and deck.  While known for its seafood, such as fried calamari, smoked salmon and sea scallops, patrons also enjoy the New York strips and pork ribs.  The wine list is top-notch as well.  Guests can watch football on twenty flat screen TVs and enjoy live music on the weekends.


Victoria’s

111 S 3rd St.
Lantana, 33462
www.victoriasperuviancuisine.com

Perhaps the best Peruvian dining in Palm Beach can be found at Victoria’s.  The seafood is cooked just right and presented beautifully.  Besides the fresh ceviche, the shrimp is delicious with just enough crunch.  The portion sizes are extremely generous, making them ideal for sharing.  Nestled in a little shopping plaza just west of Federal Highway, connoisseurs of Peruvian dishes cannot go wrong with Victoria’s.


Village Tavern

1880 Congress Ave. #170
Boynton Beach, 33426
www.villagetavern.com

If searching for a romantic ambiance in Boynton Beach, look no further than Village Tavern.  The restaurant with soft lighting and a dark wood décor is known for its filet mignon, as well as its large portions of fish and delicious sweet potato fries.  There is even has a gluten free menu with ample choices.  Guests can dine inside or out, where pets are welcome, and it’s tough to beat Village Tavern’s half-price wine on Wednesdays.

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