Al fresco dining spots offer view of paradise

Diners enjoy the waterway views at Guanabanas restaurant in Jupiter. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)
Diners enjoy waterway views at Guanabanas in Jupiter. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)

A good view is lemonade for the eyes. Even if it’s brutally hot outside, a good view will lift you from the swelter.

Whether you’re seated before a dramatic seascape, atop a sweeping veranda or in an intimate courtyard, a view adds a sense of place to your dining experience. Your view drops you in the middle of a certain paradise. That’s the essence of al fresco dining, the sense of place.



Which Delray restaurant was voted one of the best outdoor spots in America?

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Sundy House boutique hotel is a lushly landscaped urban retreat set in downtown Delray Beach. (Photo by Libby Volgyes/ Special to The Palm Beach Post)

OpenTable recently released their list of ‘100 Best Al Fresco Dining restaurants in America for 2016’ and the Delray Beach eatery that made the list was the ever popular Sundy House. It’s no wonder this historic inn made the list with its backdrop of lush landscape gardens and unique outdoor gazebo table settings.

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Brunch offerings at Sundy House in Delray Beach include chicken and waffles with maple-bacon syrup. (Contributed by

The Sundy House also offers one of the best brunch spots in Palm Beach County. The eatery serves a traditional Sunday brunch in a lovely setting which includes views of the property’s lush gardens.

Stand-out brunch offerings are the chicken and waffles with maple-bacon syrup, blue crab Eggs Benedict served on a Southern biscuit, blueberry pancakes and a well-stocked seafood bar.

Sundy House: 106 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach; 561-272-5678