Welcome to one of South Florida’s hot new dining destinations: downtown West Palm Beach and its environs. With a large crop of newly opened restaurants and more on deck, the district is rising to regional relevance.
Here are some recent restaurant openings in West Palm Beach:
Banko Cantina – Tri-level restaurant and bar serving Northern Mexican-inspired food. Opened in May at 114 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; BankoCantina.com
Jardin – Modern cuisine by husband-wife chef team Jordan Lerman (executive chef and bar manager) and Stephanie Cohen (pastry chef and general manager). Opened in April at 330 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-440-5273; JardinRestaurant.com
Southern Railway Taphouse – A bar and late-night eatery. Opened in November at 314 Clematis St., West Palm Beach
Upcoming restaurant openings in West Palm Beach:
The Regional Kitchen & Public House – Locally inspired restaurant and bar headed by restaurateur Thierry Beaud and executive chef Lindsay Autry. Opens this summer at 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; EatRegional.com
Cholo Soy Cocina – Andean-inspired eatery by Wellington chef Clay Carnes. Opens this summer at 3715 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; cholosoycocina.com
Christopher’s Kitchen – Vegan outpost of popular PGA Boulevard eatery. Opens soon at 326 Fern St., West Palm Beach
The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill – Outpost of Wynwood (Miami) meat shop and eatery. Opens in September at 209 Sixth St., West Palm Beach
Lost Weekend/ The Lounge – A reinvented pool hall and bar coming to 526 Clematis St., West Palm Beach.
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