Here’s a current snapshot of Palm Beach restaurants we’re loving best at the moment. Next month, the snapshot might be different. This list includes only restaurants we have visited.
HMF at The Breakers, West Palm Beach
The Breakers’ snazzy lobby lounge, named after Breakers founder Henry Morrison Flagler, is a throw-back to the glam cocktail era – but it offers more than a nifty concept. The food is terrific. Pair the inspired bites with a classic cocktail or two and take in the vibe. For a little vintage drama, try the Baked Alaska.
HMF: In the lobby of The Breakers resort, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach; 561-290-0104.
Buccan – Palm Beach
Whether you stop in for one of chef Clay Conley’s supreme small plates (he’s masterful with raw fish and seafood dishes) or settle in for a 14-ounce, wood-grilled prime New York strip steak and a night of people-watching, you’ve come to the best bistro in Palm Beach. Reservations are a must.
Buccan: 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach; 561-833-3450.
Meat Market, Palm Beach
This steakhouse in Palm Beach was voted ‘best restaurant’ in the Post’s 2015 Critic’s Choice Awards. Chef Sean Brasel has created a sleek temple of food and drink designed to wow diners beyond the carnivores. Yes, carnivores will find nirvana in a menu that offers a selection of reserve cuts, such as dramatically presented mega-steaks, all tender beneath a gorgeous char.
Meat Market Palm Beach: 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach; 561-354-9800.
Café Boulud, Palm Beach
Chef Daniel Boulud’s Palm Beach eatery offers more than a stylish backdrop for dining — it offers some of the best food on the island. Executive chef Rick Mace is a true star, a culinary storyteller who knows how to capture the imagination and palate with food and presentation.
Café Boulud: 301 Australian Ave. (in The Brazilian Court hotel), Palm Beach; 561-655-6060.
PB Catch, Palm Beach
PB Catch not only has the best raw bar in town, where the fresh oyster selection is hard to beat, it has Chef de Cuisine Aaron Black’s fanciful “sea-cuterie” creations, as well as his beautifully prepared fish and seafood dishes. The interiors are serenely rich, the ambiance relaxed and the service polished.
PB Catch: 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach; 561-655-5558.
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