If you find yourself hungry and in Boca Raton, hit Mizner Park. There are plenty of dining options. Here are some of our favorites:
Kapow! Noodle Bar
Yes, this Asian gastro-pub offers yummy noodles. Their beef ramen is delicious, offering salty little noodles with still-crisp bok choy, scallions and skirt steak in a broth you’ll consider tipping the bowl and drinking up! Other stand-out nibbles, the Bahn Mi Sliders, served on a baguette filled with slow-cooked pulled pork with a smear of pate, chili-cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon!
Kapow!: 431 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, 561-347-7322
Tanzy is a great date night location since it’s technically connected to the iPic Theater. One can have a nice dinner and then catch a movie! Bites that stood out: The Tuscan Kale salad has crunchy pine nuts and black currants (fancy!); the Quinoa and Almond Crusted Goat Cheese Salad is both crunchy and cheesy, and the orecchiette with spiced turkey sausage and Swiss chard is huge.
Tanzy: 301 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, 561-922-6699
Max’s has long been popular with locals who enjoy casual yet elevated American fare. Some of our favorite bites: The Duck Spring Rolls – the gentle flavor of duck is only heightened on the first bite through the crisp exterior. And the Jumbo Lump CrabCake preserves a tender inside despite a perfect crisp on the outside. It’s served with whole grain mustard sauce, wilted spinach with braised leeks, & roasted tomato.
Max’s Grille: 404 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, 561-368-0080
Racks Downtown Eatery & Tavern
This modern eatery oozes contemporary cool with an open kitchen and separate bar area. The menu offers classic American cuisine with a few unique twists. Hits include the Spicy Buffalo Calamari served with celery, peanuts and blue cheese. The rings were lightly breaded and tossed in a very spicy Buffalo sauce, but there was plenty of crumbled cheese topping the dish to cool the palate. The peanuts added an extra flavor element and a nice textural crunch to the dish.
Racks Downtown Eatery: 402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-395-1662
Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House
For contemporary seafood dishes, try Truluck’s. Stand-out plates include the Soft Shell Crab Lettuce Cups with cherry gastrique and spicy slaw.
Truluck’s: 351 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-391-0755