THE BEST OF SOUTH FLORIDA DINING
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The Ambassador Hotel
2730 S. Ocean Blvd. Palm Beach 561-
Sloan's Curve area. The chef's Vietnamese background and French training offers an amazing treat for your pallete. Try the roast duck with orange sauce or their great grilled lamb chops. Lunch items include shrimp dumplings and spring rolls. L,D (Tues.-Sun.), $$. Reservations.
Northern Italian cuisine and beautiful people gather nightly for a fun filled social scene. Bice is world renowned for their quality cuisine and personal service. Just off Worth Avenue in the Bice Via, Bice will be one of your favorite places to have dinner or just meet great friends for drinks. Bice has an A-List Palm Beach crowd on Friday Nights with DJ Jean-Marc. Enjoy either indoor or outdoor garden seating and don't be surprised if you see celebrities like Rod Stewart dining with his family.L,D,$$$. Reservations.
The renowned World-class resort has several restaurants.
L'Escalier at the Florentine: Modern French cuisine. Exhibition kitchen. D,$$$. Reservations.
The Flagler Steakhouse: USDA prime-grade oversized steaks and chops in a traditional steakhouse setting. D,$$$.
The Seafood Bar: Fresh seafood, raw bar in an atmosphere reminiscent of a Floridian plantation home. L,D,$$.
Continental cuisine and elegant environment. In the Palm Beach President condominium building Sloans Curve area. Our favorite was the Osso buco with orzo. D,$$.
French/American cuisine right in the center of Palm Beach on South County Road. A window-filled bistro with a flower-filled dining room experience. Our favorite, the grilled veal chop (meats by Chicago Stockyard Co.) Champagne and caviar bar. Piannist Nightly Fri. and Sat. eves. L (Tues.-Fri.), D (Tues.-Sun.), $$$. Reservations.
Classic Delicious Itallian fare in a gorgeous setting with a sampling of Japanese and Tapas. Francesco has been one of our favorite restauranteurs for many years and Cafe Sapori, his latest owned and operated West Palm Beach restaurant has quickly become the favorite of the Palm Beach set who rarely cross the bridges into West Palm Beach. If you wanted everything just right, this is the place. Food, service, ambiance and always great music to please your senses. Open Daily 11am - till 4 am. L&D,$$-$$$.
Oceanfront dining with oceanview bar. American cuisine highlighting wonderfully prepared seafood. Maryland-style crab cakes, Alaskan king crab, live Maine lobster. Live jazz during Sunday brunch. Special Twilight menu: $14.95 to $21 includes soup or salad and dessert. L (Mon.-Sat.), D,SB,$$. Reservations.
Truly a wondeful dining experience. Traditional and contemporary French cuisine served in three distinctive dining areas with of Mediterranean and funky decor. Our favorite, the Veal chop with fettuccine and morel sauce or the roasted Black Seabass. D (Mon.-Sat.), $$$. Reservations.
CoCo Palm Beach was designed to capture the elegance, charm and sophistication of the classic Chinese restaurants from the 1930's famous in major cities throughout the world. Whether you're looking for an upscale casual evening or ready for a black tie affair, you'll find it at CoCo Palm Beach. Jeff Peng prepares authentic Chinese and Japanese specialties with his original PalmAsian Palm Beach flair cuisine. D,$$$ Reservations.
A hotel just off of Worth Avenue with two restaurants and a cabaret that serves dinner.
Polo restaurant: British Colonial cuisine, including American and Carribbean with an Asian influence. Formal dining room and casual poolside seating and serving late-night dining until 1 a.m. Daily specials carved and served tableside. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Live entertainment: Jill and Rich, Thurs.-Sat. B,L,D, SB, $$.
Bimini Bar: Outdoor casual dining with poolside tables.Specialties include Bahamian conch chowder, lobster wrap, pasta salad and burgers. Junkanoo on Fridays begins with a happy hour from 5 to 7:30 p.m. followed by Sweet Justice to 10:30 p.m. B,L,$.
Regional Itlaian cuisine served in indoor and sidewalk-side seating. Special wine list offers bottles with the discounted price of $25. Main courses ordered by 6:30 p.m. include complimentary salad, dessert and coffee. Lunch items include salads, sandwiches, pastas, grilled fish, pizzettes and homemade soup. Cucina has become one of the hottest nightlife palces on Palm Beach Island. Contemporary music and late food service. One of the most popular places on the island to eat, drink, dance and have a great time. B,L,D, $$.
Dada Restuarant is one of our favorite restaurants in Florida. Now celebrating their 10 year anniversary. Not only is Executive Chef Bruce a secret cullinary weapon, but the atmosphere is eclectic, friendly and there is always something terrific happening. Music, Poetry, Fashion Events are regular features but we really want to tout their cuisine. You will always have a great time at Dada so make your reservations early. Dada is a very popular place for both dinner and to just hang out at their lounge & bar. Have a great steak, seafood, house special or a burger and salad. You'll be surprised at how long you actually want to hang out at Dada. Music most nights. Poetry Tuesdays feature the best of the LitTrip. If you feel like dancing afterwards, goto Delux L,D, $ and $$.
Dirty Martini Restaurant and Nightclub
Dirty Martini is the latest hot spot for dining and dancing in Palm Beach gardens. Located in Dowwntown at The gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, Dirty Martini is busy each day from happy hour at 5 pm on. They have one of the most interesting menues and an incredible staff. An outside bar with tvs for sports enthusiats and two inside bars, one with a stage for live music. There is music nightly till 3 am both djs and live groups and celebrity appearances with the likes of Taylor Hicks from American Idol fame. You will love this place and will also start to see more Dirty Martinis around the country in your favorite cities soon. Wednesday Night Ladies Night is jumping so plan to have a great time and Sundays are in the biz nights with great drink specials. L,D, $$.
All American Fare in a very hip restaurant nightclub. The Dubliner, now in Mizner Park Boca Raton is hot spot because the food is great, reasonably priced and there's a great mixed crowd 24 to 50. Beautiful yet casual open indoor and outdoor dining sections hightlights the Dubliner and specialties include fresh carved Prime Rib and steaks. You have to try their Lamb Burger if youre into burgers. Live and dj music and a great service staff makes for casual fun for a date or the entire family. Their desserts are amazing so leave room after dinner.The Dubliner is a comfortable place to sit down to a wonderful American meal without all the cullinary hype. The owners also know the music scene so expect to be entertained with the best performers in the region. Have a dance before dessert. L, D $$.
Asian cuisine influenced by China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. Dragonfly Lounge, theater-style sushi bar, dining room. Exotic meat and seafood fare served elegantly with a very artistic panash. Their presentation is inspiring. Shanghai barbecue duck, lo mein, pad Thai and wide assortment of appetizers will please your pallate D. (Tues.-Sun.), between $$ and $$$.
Gratify Gastro American Pub
Satisfy at Gratify. Simply the tastiest and most uniques small portion menu in town. Try the Crab Tower, the ribs, amazing hamburger, fish tacos and one of our favotires fresh rock shrimp and gritts Casual dining, sports bar with great music and easy going casual but fun social scene. grat any day if the week. Not too hungry, tryone of their famous flatbreads. Great prices ,L,D, $ and $$.
Just what Palm Beach County has been waiting for, an all night quality diner. Howley's is one of the oldest restaurants in the region. Opened in 1950 this favorite place has been recently transformed into a hip deco styled diner that although new, has the feeling of the good old days when burgers and malts were popular. But now, although you can have their breakfast specials anytime, you can always have fine cuisine the likes of any great steak house or trendy restaurant in the Palm Beaches. B,L,D, $ and $$.
Kapow is an exciting great new convept restaurant right next to The Dubliner in Mizner park in Boca Raton. Communal asian comfort food and handcrafted cocktails makes this a one of a kind destination in South Florida. Opens October 2011 L,D, $$
The most magical and wonderful new restaurant in the Palm Beaches. Your hosts at this authentic yet cosmopolitan Middle Eastern grille, Roy and Evelyn Assad will delite all your senses with their fine fare of Mediterranean Cuisine. The casual environment is as comfortable and beautiful as the food is delicious. Choose from a fine menu of various appetizers and main courses all prepared with you in mind. Our favorie is the Lamb Kebab w/ Cous-Cous, but why not start with their appetizer sampler. L,D, $$.
Long Boards Seafood Restaurant
Long Boards (named after those really scool surfer long boards) has quickly captured the attention of the West Palm Beach dining crowd. A beautiful yet casual atmosphere with one of the greatest chefs in the Palm Beaches. The seafood entrees and appetisers were all fresh and delicious, the ribs were incredible and the assortment of menu itens and bar offerings were quite impressive. Long Boards is a restaurant you will want to visit often so get to know their great staff. Introduce yourself and be treated to a great non- pretentious family styled dinner where everyone there is ready to please you. L,D, $$
Luna Lounge & Mediterranean Restaurant
Owners The newest lounge and restaurant to open on Celematis Street in Downtown West Palm BEach is the Luna Lounge just next to Pizza Luna. Same great owners and a beautiful new swanky lounge that satrts Happy hour 4-7pm, dinner till 11 and late night music, enetertainment, shows and danicing till 4 am on Weekends, 3 am during the week. Latin Mondays and Special Events, D, $$.
Owners Carlos and Lanie Farias have created the most elegant dining establishment in the Downtown West Palm Beach area. Just entering Maison Carlos you are at home in Italy. The finest food, wine, music and art surrounds you and their hands on service makes you feel not just like one of the family, but a special visitor. Executive Chef Robert Dedrick, formally of Aurole, Le Cirque and Palm Beach's Nando will delight you. L, D, $$.
Passionate and inventive, Karl Alterman has long been heralded by food critics and culinary aficionados for his innovative restaurant concepts - combining sumptuous dishes with great ambiance and energy. Alterman is well known in the restaurant circuit, topping the list for some of South Florida's most successful dining endeavors, Max's Grille, Red Bowl, Gigi's Tavern and Prezzo. Take pleasure in the bustling and inviting atmosphere of this new urban fiesta. On a road trip Alterman met Don Felipe Camerena and his son Don Carlos in the Tequila region of Mexico. Moquila was born. Great fresh food and over 200 smooth drinking Tequilas. Urban Sombrero. L, D, $$.
Nick and Johnnie's
American cuisine. Popular bar and open-air dining room where the roof slides open in good weather. Great Grilled fish entrees, ribs, burgers, salads and deserts. Music nightly for dancing. Special events, parties and catering services available. Open 11am till 2 am.most days. B,L,D,SB,$$. Reservations.
Off The Hookah
One of the greatest concept restaurants to enter South Florida, Off The Hookah is a beautifully designed dining establishment serving lunch and dinner while you are surrounded by Egyptian decor. From middle east delights to fresh sushi prepared with you in mind, everything at Off The Hookah is done with incredible entertainment flair. Evenings, Off The Hookah becomes a nightclub withthe best djs and performers keeping the party going until the late hours. Both West Palm Beach and Ft Lauderdale locations are an experience to enjoy. Coming soon Bayside in Miami and there is also an Off The Hookah now in Richmond, Virginia..L, D. $$.
Reef Rd Rum Bar
Very reasonably priced seafood dishes, appetizers and entrees with a great bar crowd. One of the most comfortable and beautifully designed restaurants in Dowtown West Palm Beach's Clematis Street District. Drink specials and clean cuisine in a great atmosphere. Rock Shrimp and Lousiana Blackened Salmon are a must try if you're downtown West Palm Beach. Private parties and catering services available Monday Nights Reggae with Spred the Dub.L, D. $$.
RENATOS is one of the most romantic dining destinations in all of South Florida. Located in Via Mizner off Worth Avenue RENATOS is one of the truly wonderful restaurants of the region. RENATOS is a "class-act" all the way with not only delicous lunch or dinner, but the most elegant wait-staff we've encountered. They know their food and wines so don't be shy if you have any questions, they love to please their guests.Offerings include: homemade pate of duck, pork, veal, truffles, macadamia nuts and spices baked in thin pastry dough, with sweet gherkins on the side. Seared jumbo sea scallops in a unique grainy mustard sauce, served with mashed red potatoes. Their Ossobuco, is a classic preparation of braised veal shank cooked in tomatoes, carrots, onions, parsley, lemon and garlic, served with saffron risotto. D. (Tues.-Sun.) $$-$$$.
Robinson's Prime Steak House and Sushi Bar
Robinson's Prime Steak House and Sushi Bar opens a new total diningand entertainment nightlife complex to the Port St Lucie Treasure Coast region of Flirida. Robinson himself is a restauranteur from New York who wanted to extend dinig into a complete evening out for his guests so they wouldn;t have to drive from Port St Lucie to West Palm Beach, The Gardens and as far south as Miami for a great evening out. Robinson's food is excuisite, everything has been thought through and the Sushi Bar is impressive as well. The nextdoor nightclub called La Zen sports a 100 seat VIP lounge balconey atop the main level dance floor and the club is as state of the art with computer lighing and projectors as any MImai hotspot. A great place for private parties. Catering services also available.L, D. $$-$$$.
Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar
ROCCOS TACOS & TEQUILA BAR is the brainchild of owner/host Rocco Magel one of South Florida's best restaurant and nightclub promoters for many years. Located in owntown West Palm Beach on the fashionable Clematis Street where one can comfortably have lunch or dinner and stroll the retail and nightlife neighbirhood, ROCCOS TACOS has a large menu and the most amazing Tequila bar in the region. Try their freshly made (right at your table) Guaccamole, delicious traditional tacos, burritos, enchiladas or any number of exotic specials, but leave room for desert. Very comfortable indoor or outdoor seating and a huge bar makes ROCOS TACOS a great place for private parties. Boca Raton location at Boca Towne Center and new Ft Lauderdale location on Las Olas Blvd. Catering services also available.L, D. $$.
Spoto's Oakwood Grill
Spoto's OAKWOOD GRILL is a terrific restaurant and social gathering place in PGA COMMONS EAST. A fun filled atmopsphere both inside and out. A wood burning grill concept with the the charm and feel of a Colorado Mountain Lodge, Spoto's OAKWOOD GRILL serves Prime meats, seafood and chops. Friday Nights the OAKWOOD GRILL and WRMF FM Palm Beach produce FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE AFTER FIVE, a live broadcast of The Jennifer & Danny Show 6p - 9p and a wonderful way to start your weekends. Spoto's OAKWOOD GRILL has become host to many of the PGA COMMONS Special Events and host Stacie Spoto makes everyone feel right at home. L, D, $$ - $$$
Sushi Jo *A-List winner Best Sushi*
When the Ritz Carlton wants sushi, who they gonna call ?...SUSHI JO. If you're a sushi lover, then there's no better place in the Palm Beaches than SUSHI JO's. Across from Hotel Biba on Belvedere Blvd between US1 and Olive you'll find this amazingly cozy restaurant and the infamous SUSHI JO. Open late till 2 am so you'll not only have the best sushi in town but you'll also find the who's who of the Palm Beach lifestyle set. And you'll also meet SUSHI JO. Check out the new SUSHI JO expansion where dining and nightlife continues into the late hours. You just might find SUSHI JO DJ'ing great dance music. He's got the touch, fish, disk or vynl. West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach and their newest and largest Palm Beach Gardens location with full kitchen serving Kobe Beef, Chicken Chops and Ribs. L, D, $$ - $$$
SUSHI SAMBA is a beautiful restaurant and nightclub. The Sushi Chefs are right in the center of the room with DJ's right behind them at the upper level bar. One of the most comfortable restuarants in the region with the freshest of food prepared right in front of your own eyes by friendly and entertaining Sushi Masters. Beautiful lighting, sound and the aroma will inspire your senses. SUSHI SAMBA is located at 600 Lincoln Road in the heart of Miami's South Beach. You'll quickly become a regular once you've expeienced the quality of the food, service and the hospitality of the staff and management. L, D, $$.
From the moment you walk through the doors, we have taken the time to provide a sensual environment that immediately enhances four of your five senses (smell, sight, touch, and hearing). From the touch of the fresh cut grass under your feet to the smell of the incense or jasmine scented candles to the sound of our exotic, new age style music to the sight of our beautiful décor our goal is to enhance these four senses to the highest level possible. It is only at this time, when you use your fifth sense, taste, that you will experience the highest level of dining and achieve culinary ecstasy.D,$$$.
Thai Jo Restaurant & Sushi
Amazing authentic Thai cuisine at the hub of West Palm Beach's pedestrian City Place entertainment and shopping district. High quality as at all the Sushi Jo restaurants and quick friendly service. Thai Jo favorites Pad Thai, Crispy Duck, chicken, beef and shrimp dishes and tofu specialties for the vegetatian and health minded. Wide range of both Thai and Sushi offerings and leave roon for their great deserts. The perfect place for a healthy lunch or dinner or to start an evening out before going to the movies or nighlife destination. L, D, $$ - $$$
With so many snowbirds in Florida during the season, we felt an obligation to find a great place to have dinner and drinks, hang out and have fun with a group or find an intimate setting to chill out and not spend $150 - $200. The Cottage is a haven. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners Antoine and his brother Andre and discoved that The Cottage is one of those places you'll feel immediately at home and comfortable in whether you're inside their dining room having tapas or handmade fusion cocktails, or outside on their garden patio enjoying a Quesadilla. Low couches, tables, swing chairs and a tented area away from the main outside bar area. Their inside bar sports an illuminated stained glass wall from a cathedral's salvage sale.The weekends are always fun at The Cottage day or night but one of our favorite nights of the week there is Monday Night. M-F, 5pm - 2 am Fri. & Sat. 10 am - 2 am $$.
The Forge Restaurant is the home of the #1 Steak in America and has one of the finest wine cellars in the world. Five dining rooms and a separate club aned Jimmy Z's will no doubt cature all your senses for a full evening of wonderful cuisine, beautiful people, music, entertainment and dancing. The Forge won the 2004 Five Star Diamond Award issued by the AMerican Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Proprieter Shareef Malnik took over the helm at The Forge in 1991 to "inject a shot of hipness" into The Forges elequence and glamour for the creme d' la creme of the South Beach and Miami society. The Forge is popular place for celebrities, so don't be surprised if your dining next to one of your favorites. D,$$$.
Vic & Angelos
The latest venture of David Manero is the beautiful Vic & Angelos on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. This casual but chic environment descibes itself as a modern day "enoteca" (Italian for wine bar restaurant) and offers indoor and outdoor dining. The freshest of ingredients, authentic Neapolitan coal oven pizza, home made pasta and sexy mainplate dishes. An extremely knowledgeable staff and modern yet inviting design makes Vic & Angelos a great experience in Palm Beach Gardens and Delray Beach. L,D,$$ -$$$.
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