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Lobster cheese relleno from Corvina.
Gerard Roncal

20 Dining Spots Worth the Trip to Palm Beach County

This ain't your grandma's Palm Beach.

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Lobster cheese relleno from Corvina.
| Gerard Roncal

Palm Beach County, where the dining scene has transformed from low key to vibrant in just a couple of years, is busier than ever. Seats may be a bit more of a struggle to come by, but below are some spots that are worth the effort.

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The Butcher’s Club

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Miami’s own Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford has gone north for his latest restaurant, the Butcher’s Club. Housed inside the PGA Resort, the stylish modern-day steakhouse boasts an enviable selection of dry-aged prime cuts that pair perfectly with its creative sides like cumin roasted heirloom carrots, herb-filled cream spinach, blue crab Mac and cheese, and potato gratin stuffed Vidalia onions.

Farmer's Table

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Enjoy a guilt-free feast at this sprawling spot with lots of outdoor seating, where food is lower in salt and nothing is fried or cooked in butter. Start with one of the thin, crispy flatbreads — goat cheese and mushroom is a favorite — or a salad like the Namaste, filled with raw and sprouting produce. Move on to a burger with fig-braised onions; mushroom and artichoke paella; or spice-seared tuna on coconut brown rice with black-eyed peas. Leave room for an array of vegan ice-creams. Spacious outdoor seating is poolside. 

Henry's Palm Beach

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The latest restaurant from the Breakers hotel is on trend with nostalgia offerings, and there is an emphasis is on comfort food. Classics include butter crumb Dover sole; chicken pot pie; and beef Wellington, and a section for “hand helds’’ includes a Cuban sandwich. Salads can be topped with a range of proteins including steak, shrimp, chicken, salmon, and lobster, while avocado fries with sweet and spicy chili crema are a textural sensation. 

Sant Ambroeus

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A cornerstone of Royal Poinciana Plaza, this offshoot of the legendary New York and Hamptons restaurant has a design inspired by Italy’s midcentury grand cafes. Go past the jaw dropping patisserie and gelato cart at the entrance, and try favorites such as risotto, cotoletta (veal) alla Milanese, and tagliatelle Bolognese.  

La Goulue Palm Beach

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The quintessential Upper East Side bistro has been recreated on Palm Beach island and even its charming owner Jean DeNoyer, along with many of his regular patrons, have made the journey south.  In addition to cushy leather banquettes, frosted glass, and wood paneling, the legendary onion soup dripping with gruyere and provolone; beef and tuna tartares; mussels with curry, coconut, and lemongrass; and roast chicken enhanced by tarragon are also now in Palm Beach. Though the island tends to be quiet after 10 p.m., there is often a line for tables here as late as 9:30 p.m. 

BiCE Ristorante Palm Beach

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This uber popular Italian spot tucked into one of Worth Avenue’s Mediterranean-style villas features an upbeat vibe and a picturesque outdoor patio expanded during the pandemic. This restaurant is an ideal spot to enjoy dishes such as salad of romaine, crab meat, hearts of palm, corn, and pumpkin is a wonderful start, and pockets of pasta stuffed with veal and mushrooms is a favorite.

Le Bilboquet

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Vegan roasted cauliflower and calamari atop a squid ink risotto cake are among the new additions at Philippe Delgrange’s artfully appointed boite in a secluded spot off Worth Avenue (don’t worry, the Cajun chicken is still on the menu). Breakfast has just been added and is already a scene, with Soul Cyclers enjoying omelets with roost, next to European businessmen. A Provence-inspired private room on the second floor is now open for more intimate occasions.

Swifty's Pool

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Trivia nights on Monday have become a social hub at the resurrected New York gathering spot that co-opted the Colony Hotel’s pool area. Don’t miss the vadouvan curry and basmati rice; and of course it wouldn’t be Swifty’s without crab cakes, meatloaf, and chicken hash. 

Table 26 Palm Beach

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A stylish room with a pretty veranda offers up global cuisine ranging from ginger-glazed calamari, to zucchini pasta with heirloom tomatoes and basil pesto, to sous vide double cut pork chops with apple bourbon chutney.  There is a rotating selection of fish and meats, and for those wanting something simple, they can opt for a cheeseburger or the lamb burger with feta. 

La Sirena

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Book early to get a seat at this intimate spot off the beaten path in West Palm, where works from local artists line the walls. The 44-ounce steak Fiorentina is eye-popping, as is the whole oven roasted branzino, but for those who prefer local catch there is a whole yellowtail snapper. Pastas include ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster meat and no bread; and fettuccine with an all veal Bolognese. The impressive wine list has repeatedly garnered Wine Spectator’s Grand award. 

Florie's

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The first U.S. venture of Mauro Colagreco, whose restaurants have earned three Michelin stars, is located beachfront at the Four Seasons Hotel and is a go-to for those who love ingredient-driven, Mediterranean cuisine. Dishes such as salt-crusted dorade cooked in the stone hearth oven with Meyer lemon, smoked tomato, and shellfish sauce are a perfect product of the current live fire craze; while cauliflower in the tandoori oven served accompanied by yogurt, cauliflower puree, and buckwheat melts in your mouth. Duck with chartreuse and grated polenta is another winner, and don’t miss the floating island dessert.  Even cocktails are made with herbs from the hotel’s gardens. 

The oceanfront sister of Ron Rosa’s well-loved spot in Greenwich opened this year in the luxe Eau Palm Beach resort. It focuses on seafood and regional offerings from Calabria using the chef’s family recipes. Local fish share a menu with whole Mediterranean branzino, as well as classic dishes like meatballs in marinara; grilled octopus with cannellini beans and arugula; and ravioli with truffle cream sauce. 

Josie's Ristorante

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Family owned for thirty years, this Boynton institution serves lunch, dinner, happy hour, and Sunday brunch. Live music ups the vibe on Tuesdays, and apart from traditional offerings like veal and eggplant parmigiana, it has some of the best pasta sauces around. Halibut stuffed with crabmeat; and wagyu filet are worth ordering.

From stone-fired flatbreads to rack of lamb, to an array of salads, there is something for everyone at this inviting new beachy room adorned with leather booths and rough hewn wooden beams. Black grouper here is a fish lover’s dream, while carnivores should love the smoky steak power bowl with flame-grilled sirloin, power greens, toasted farro, fire-roasted artichoke, and blue cheese. A seat on the expansive terrace raised above street level allows for some privacy as well prime people watching. 

Meso Beach House

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Pull the boat right up to this newcomer with an outdoor patio that sits on the Intracoastal and has both indoor and outdoor bars. Mediterranean flavors dominate the menu from spaghetti with sea urchin; to chicken with apricot, olive raisin, and dates; to carrots with sumac and Greek yogurt. There is plenty of seafood including a bouillabaisse, Dover sole, and local grouper. 

La Cigale

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It’s hard to believe that this cozy intimate spot is just steps away from Delray’s hectic Atlantic Avenue. Char-grilled jumbo artichoke and seared foie gras with cassis reduction are standout starters; Dover sole deboned tableside; roasted duck on mashed sweet potato with asparagus; and coq au vin are great entree choices. Save room for warm bread pudding with caramel sauce or molten chocolate cake.

Casa D'Angelo Ristorante

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Angelo Elia has created a mini empire with his flagship in Ft. Lauderdale and outposts in Boca, Aventura, Bahamas, and now Aspen. Scratch made favorites include porcini mushroom pappardelle with tiger prawns, grilled Colorado rack of lamb; and grilled Ora king salmon with arugula pesto and vegetables. Leave room for ricotta cheesecake served with berries. 

Corvina Seafood Grill

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Local seafood including golden tilefish, pumpkin swordfish, and Key West shrimp is the draw at this sprawling room with a spectacular bar and covered outdoor terrace. Famed Washington D.C. chef Jeff Tunks’s menu also features sushi, grilled prawns diablo, plantain-crusted corvina, and a variety of butcher cuts. 

Chops Lobster Bar

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It’s pure theater at this clubby but romantic spot with dim lighting, leather booths, and bountiful portions of meats and crustaceans. Start with the signature — lightly fried chunks of lobster tail served with Greek honey and mustard aioli — or crab cakes with barely any filler.  Move on to bone-in veal ribeye; or, if money is no object, the A-5 Miyazaki wagyu, or kobe.

Marisol

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There are very few oceanfront restaurants in Boca Raton, and this one, curated by Colin Cowie, sits within feet of the sand. It opened last year but really hit its stride this season, serving up Instagram-worthy tagines filled with seafood paella or braised veal shank with root vegetables, barley and mint; local pompano; and lasagna made with braised lamb. Don’t miss the mezzo such as labneh and roasted honey nut squash served with artistically sliced crudite.

The Butcher’s Club

Miami’s own Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford has gone north for his latest restaurant, the Butcher’s Club. Housed inside the PGA Resort, the stylish modern-day steakhouse boasts an enviable selection of dry-aged prime cuts that pair perfectly with its creative sides like cumin roasted heirloom carrots, herb-filled cream spinach, blue crab Mac and cheese, and potato gratin stuffed Vidalia onions.

Farmer's Table

Enjoy a guilt-free feast at this sprawling spot with lots of outdoor seating, where food is lower in salt and nothing is fried or cooked in butter. Start with one of the thin, crispy flatbreads — goat cheese and mushroom is a favorite — or a salad like the Namaste, filled with raw and sprouting produce. Move on to a burger with fig-braised onions; mushroom and artichoke paella; or spice-seared tuna on coconut brown rice with black-eyed peas. Leave room for an array of vegan ice-creams. Spacious outdoor seating is poolside. 

Henry's Palm Beach

The latest restaurant from the Breakers hotel is on trend with nostalgia offerings, and there is an emphasis is on comfort food. Classics include butter crumb Dover sole; chicken pot pie; and beef Wellington, and a section for “hand helds’’ includes a Cuban sandwich. Salads can be topped with a range of proteins including steak, shrimp, chicken, salmon, and lobster, while avocado fries with sweet and spicy chili crema are a textural sensation. 

Sant Ambroeus

A cornerstone of Royal Poinciana Plaza, this offshoot of the legendary New York and Hamptons restaurant has a design inspired by Italy’s midcentury grand cafes. Go past the jaw dropping patisserie and gelato cart at the entrance, and try favorites such as risotto, cotoletta (veal) alla Milanese, and tagliatelle Bolognese.  

La Goulue Palm Beach

The quintessential Upper East Side bistro has been recreated on Palm Beach island and even its charming owner Jean DeNoyer, along with many of his regular patrons, have made the journey south.  In addition to cushy leather banquettes, frosted glass, and wood paneling, the legendary onion soup dripping with gruyere and provolone; beef and tuna tartares; mussels with curry, coconut, and lemongrass; and roast chicken enhanced by tarragon are also now in Palm Beach. Though the island tends to be quiet after 10 p.m., there is often a line for tables here as late as 9:30 p.m. 

BiCE Ristorante Palm Beach

This uber popular Italian spot tucked into one of Worth Avenue’s Mediterranean-style villas features an upbeat vibe and a picturesque outdoor patio expanded during the pandemic. This restaurant is an ideal spot to enjoy dishes such as salad of romaine, crab meat, hearts of palm, corn, and pumpkin is a wonderful start, and pockets of pasta stuffed with veal and mushrooms is a favorite.

Le Bilboquet

Vegan roasted cauliflower and calamari atop a squid ink risotto cake are among the new additions at Philippe Delgrange’s artfully appointed boite in a secluded spot off Worth Avenue (don’t worry, the Cajun chicken is still on the menu). Breakfast has just been added and is already a scene, with Soul Cyclers enjoying omelets with roost, next to European businessmen. A Provence-inspired private room on the second floor is now open for more intimate occasions.

Swifty's Pool

Trivia nights on Monday have become a social hub at the resurrected New York gathering spot that co-opted the Colony Hotel’s pool area. Don’t miss the vadouvan curry and basmati rice; and of course it wouldn’t be Swifty’s without crab cakes, meatloaf, and chicken hash. 

Table 26 Palm Beach

A stylish room with a pretty veranda offers up global cuisine ranging from ginger-glazed calamari, to zucchini pasta with heirloom tomatoes and basil pesto, to sous vide double cut pork chops with apple bourbon chutney.  There is a rotating selection of fish and meats, and for those wanting something simple, they can opt for a cheeseburger or the lamb burger with feta. 

La Sirena

Book early to get a seat at this intimate spot off the beaten path in West Palm, where works from local artists line the walls. The 44-ounce steak Fiorentina is eye-popping, as is the whole oven roasted branzino, but for those who prefer local catch there is a whole yellowtail snapper. Pastas include ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster meat and no bread; and fettuccine with an all veal Bolognese. The impressive wine list has repeatedly garnered Wine Spectator’s Grand award. 

Florie's

The first U.S. venture of Mauro Colagreco, whose restaurants have earned three Michelin stars, is located beachfront at the Four Seasons Hotel and is a go-to for those who love ingredient-driven, Mediterranean cuisine. Dishes such as salt-crusted dorade cooked in the stone hearth oven with Meyer lemon, smoked tomato, and shellfish sauce are a perfect product of the current live fire craze; while cauliflower in the tandoori oven served accompanied by yogurt, cauliflower puree, and buckwheat melts in your mouth. Duck with chartreuse and grated polenta is another winner, and don’t miss the floating island dessert.  Even cocktails are made with herbs from the hotel’s gardens. 

Polpo

The oceanfront sister of Ron Rosa’s well-loved spot in Greenwich opened this year in the luxe Eau Palm Beach resort. It focuses on seafood and regional offerings from Calabria using the chef’s family recipes. Local fish share a menu with whole Mediterranean branzino, as well as classic dishes like meatballs in marinara; grilled octopus with cannellini beans and arugula; and ravioli with truffle cream sauce. 

Josie's Ristorante

Family owned for thirty years, this Boynton institution serves lunch, dinner, happy hour, and Sunday brunch. Live music ups the vibe on Tuesdays, and apart from traditional offerings like veal and eggplant parmigiana, it has some of the best pasta sauces around. Halibut stuffed with crabmeat; and wagyu filet are worth ordering.

Drift

From stone-fired flatbreads to rack of lamb, to an array of salads, there is something for everyone at this inviting new beachy room adorned with leather booths and rough hewn wooden beams. Black grouper here is a fish lover’s dream, while carnivores should love the smoky steak power bowl with flame-grilled sirloin, power greens, toasted farro, fire-roasted artichoke, and blue cheese. A seat on the expansive terrace raised above street level allows for some privacy as well prime people watching. 

Meso Beach House

Pull the boat right up to this newcomer with an outdoor patio that sits on the Intracoastal and has both indoor and outdoor bars. Mediterranean flavors dominate the menu from spaghetti with sea urchin; to chicken with apricot, olive raisin, and dates; to carrots with sumac and Greek yogurt. There is plenty of seafood including a bouillabaisse, Dover sole, and local grouper. 

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La Cigale

It’s hard to believe that this cozy intimate spot is just steps away from Delray’s hectic Atlantic Avenue. Char-grilled jumbo artichoke and seared foie gras with cassis reduction are standout starters; Dover sole deboned tableside; roasted duck on mashed sweet potato with asparagus; and coq au vin are great entree choices. Save room for warm bread pudding with caramel sauce or molten chocolate cake.

Casa D'Angelo Ristorante

Angelo Elia has created a mini empire with his flagship in Ft. Lauderdale and outposts in Boca, Aventura, Bahamas, and now Aspen. Scratch made favorites include porcini mushroom pappardelle with tiger prawns, grilled Colorado rack of lamb; and grilled Ora king salmon with arugula pesto and vegetables. Leave room for ricotta cheesecake served with berries. 

Corvina Seafood Grill

Local seafood including golden tilefish, pumpkin swordfish, and Key West shrimp is the draw at this sprawling room with a spectacular bar and covered outdoor terrace. Famed Washington D.C. chef Jeff Tunks’s menu also features sushi, grilled prawns diablo, plantain-crusted corvina, and a variety of butcher cuts. 

Chops Lobster Bar

It’s pure theater at this clubby but romantic spot with dim lighting, leather booths, and bountiful portions of meats and crustaceans. Start with the signature — lightly fried chunks of lobster tail served with Greek honey and mustard aioli — or crab cakes with barely any filler.  Move on to bone-in veal ribeye; or, if money is no object, the A-5 Miyazaki wagyu, or kobe.

Marisol

There are very few oceanfront restaurants in Boca Raton, and this one, curated by Colin Cowie, sits within feet of the sand. It opened last year but really hit its stride this season, serving up Instagram-worthy tagines filled with seafood paella or braised veal shank with root vegetables, barley and mint; local pompano; and lasagna made with braised lamb. Don’t miss the mezzo such as labneh and roasted honey nut squash served with artistically sliced crudite.

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