Which restaurant in Wellington got an A- rating for food, service?

 

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Roasted Swordfish with Florida Rock Shrimp at The Grille Fashion Cuisine in Wellington. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

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Chef Clay Carnes, popular among Wellington’s equestrian set, is a passionate pragmatist when it comes to his cuisine: He believes in well-executed, no-nonsense food.

Armed with locally grown produce, first-rate meats and other quality ingredients, Carnes delivers a menu that’s diverse enough to keep a foodie interested (with pops of Asian, Latin and Mediterranean flavors) and classic enough to keep more mainstream diners coming back to The Grille Fashion Cuisine in Wellington.

Carnes’ meat dishes are particularly strong. Among the entrée list we spotted a dish that promised to fix our craving for comfort food: the free-range roasted chicken with pesto. And it did. Dessert does not disappoint, either. Then again, how could homemade gelato that’s crafted of fresh, sometimes local ingredients disappoint?

Like the rest of The Grille’s offerings, it is fresh, earnestly prepared and delicious.

If you go: The Grille Fashion Cuisine: 12300 South Shore Blvd., Wellington; 561-793-2110.

Related: Our full dining review – Wellington’s equestrian set has hot dining destination

Grilled chicken and zucchini stack with local heirloom tomatoes, red wine vinaigrette and micro greens at Oli's Fashion Cuisine restaurant in Wellington. (Bill Ingram/The Palm Beach Post)
Grilled chicken and zucchini stack with local heirloom tomatoes, red wine vinaigrette and micro greens at Oli’s Fashion Cuisine restaurant in Wellington. (Bill Ingram/The Palm Beach Post)

 

 

The best restaurant in Wellington right now

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Maine Lobster Spring Salad at The Grille Fashion Cuisine in Wellington. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

This is the Wellington restaurant we’re loving best at the moment. Next month, the snapshot might be different.

The Grille, Wellington

It’s not unusual to spot equestrians in their riding gear at this stylish Wellington spot. It’s a reminder that you’re dining in horse country. It’s also Clayton Carnes country. He’s The Grille’s talented chef and co-owner, the guy who recently won an episode of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen”. Carnes is a meat-lover’s chef, but delicious steaks is not all he does superbly – his menu, tailored to a mainstream but sophisticated set, is nicely varied. He also makes some pretty incredible gelato.

The Grille:12300 Southshore Blvd., Wellington; 561-793-2110.

Related: 20 best restaurants in Palm Beach County right now

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