Florida is well known for its sun, sea and bikinis, but the diverse restaurant scene is just as alluring. While dining in the Palm Beach area, there is fare to please every palate: from a decadent all-American Sunday brunch to a Vietnamese Pho dinner, discover here the best spots to eat in Palm Beach.The South Pool @ The Breakers I Courtesy of The Breakers
Pistache French Bistro
Bistro, Restaurant, French, European, Gluten-free
Darbsters | Courtesy of DarbstersPistache French Bistro is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach along the trendy Clematis Street, with views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Centennial Park. This classic Parisian restaurant offers casual French fare, in a sophisticated environment with great ambiance. Whether dining alfresco on the covered patio, or indoors among brass detailing, antique mirrors and plush art-nouveau leather banquettes; Pistache fits a modern cosmopolitan lifestyle. From the menu, order the fennel-spiced roasted mahi mahi, or the grilled Atlantic salmon.More InfoDarbsters I Courtesy of Darbsters
Bistro, Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian,
Palm Sugar | Courtesy of Palm SugarDarbster is a unique vegetarian bistro with a menu that appeals to both the vegetarian and carnivorous palate. Known for innovative vegetarian dishes that are delicious, natural and organic, served on a waterfront deck, Darbster is a favorite among locals. With an ample selection of beer, wine and tea to accompany cuisine, the restaurant offers excellent food in a casual environment. Say yes to the oyster mushrooms; or the butternut squash ravioli with cashew parmesan, pesto, red pepper cream, sprouts and basil cashew cheese.More InfoPalm Sugar I Courtesy of Palm Sugar
Restaurant, Bubble Tea Shop, Asian, Thai, VegetarianPalm Sugar offers guests a taste of pan-Asian street fare in downtown West Palm Beach. The popular Clematis Street restaurant showcases an extensive menu, combining a variety of tapas-style street food with traditional Asian comfort foods. Using locally sourced ingredients, Palm Sugar offers menu items such as: Asian-pear BBQ pork-belly bun, Japanese style mini sliders, honey sesame-ginger chicken wings, and Malaysian beef satay tacos. Wash these down with a bubble tea, martini, beer, or signature sake cocktail. Delicious desserts are available to dine in or take out too.Permanently closedMore InfoCourtesy of Palm Sugar
Okeechobee Steak House
This family owned-and-operated steakhouse establishment was opened by Ralph and Norma Lewis in 1947, and has since been passed on to their son Curtis and his wife Jeannie, who changed the name from Okeechobee Drive-In to Okeechobee Steakhouse in the early 1970s. Armed with the family’s own, exclusive beef aging process that’s a guarded secret, this steakhouse creates a succulent, tender flavored meat unlike any other chophouse. Known for the best steaks and an ambiance that offers class without pretentiousness, Okeechobee Steakhouse has cooked-to-order steak platters that are consistently delicious. From the menu go for the T-bone or filet cut.
City Place | (c) Phillip PessarHullabaloo is a trendy gastro pub that serves Italian fare, cocktails and beer, with a vintage Airstream camper located on their patio. Rodney Mayo’s sophisticated watering hole is all about serving a refined selection of small plates and hand-crafted items, boutique wines and artisanal cuisine. Handmade pastas and house-made pizzas are at the top of the menu list. See the the restaurant’s chalkboard for daily and weekly specials consisting of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Try the house-cured fennel salmon served with toasted flatbread and a soft-poached egg; or the seared U-10 sea scallop with gruner veltliner and lemon glaze over creamy polenta, grilled asparagus and golden pea shoots.More InfoCity Place (c) Phillip Pessar
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill
Bay Bay’s Chicken & Waffles | Courtesy of Bay Bay’s Chicken & WafflesCity Cellar Wine Bar & Grill offers Mediterranean fare in an airy space with a floor-to-ceiling glass wine cellar and patio perfect for people gazing. The menu is varied, offering an enormous selection of artisanal cheeses, focaccia flatbreads and meats such as jamon serrano and jamon iberico, alongside an award-winning wine collection that can be purchased by flight, bottle, or glass. With entrées such as a hearth-baked pizza, dry-aged steaks, fresh pasta and seafood, it’s impossible to leave hungry. Be sure to try the lobster, mac and cheese and the roasted Brussels sprouts.More InfoBay Bay’s Chicken & Waffles I Courtesy of Bay Bay’s Chicken & Waffles
Bay Bay’s Chicken & Waffles
Restaurant, American, $$$Bay Bay’s Chicken and Waffles is Southern fusion at its finest. Combining classic Southern-style recipes with Asian, Latin, Italian and Caribbean influences, the food is fantastic and made fresh to order. Within the cozy restaurant the open kitchen exposes the cooking techniques, while the outside patio allows patrons a little more room. The restaurant offers free samples but the name says it all, if you visit Bay Bay’s Chicken & Waffles, you must try the chicken and waffles.Permanently closedMore InfoToo Bizaare I Courtesy of Too Bizaare
The eclectic Too Bizaare affords a shabby-chic environment while offering American and Asian cuisine, sushi and an extensive wine list. The varied Asian-infusion menu has escargot, baked brie, and chorizo pizza, along with pad Thai, curries and a 22-ounce steak. Unusual among dining experiences, patrons sit on mismatched couches in an intimate setting, with paintings and décor from local artists displayed, and for purchase. For starters, order the sushi bomb and crab-stuffed portabella, then move to the parmesan and chicken artichoke crêpe or tex steak.
The Circle at The Breakers
Sunday brunch is a remarkable event at The Circle, located inside Palm Beach Island’s most exclusive hotel, The Breakers. With an extensive buffet of hot and cold items, an à la carte menu, endless mimosas and Bloody Marys, The Circle is beyond indulgent. Offering stunning ocean views, a 30-foot fresco ceiling and eight oval murals that depict Renaissance landscapes, reservations are a must. Live classical music fills the air, while buffet tables showcase lamb chops, carved beef and ham, roasted chicken, and a bounty of crab, shrimp and lobster.
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TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli
Deli, Sandwich Shop, American, Vegetarian, With numerous “Best Of” awards under their belt, TooJay’s began as a modest New York-style delicatessen in 1981. Owners Jay Brown and Mark Jay Katzenberg used their names to come up with the moniker TooJay’s Gourmet Deli, which has stayed true to its Jewish roots, while offering additional items that are non-kosher or gluten-free and vegetarian. However the Yiddishkeit favorites, such as pastrami, corned beef, brisket, lox, smoked whitefish, matzo-ball soup and chopped liver, are what makes TooJay’s popular. From the menu, try the potato pancakes, which are served with sour cream and apple sauce.