The best steakhouse north of Miami is closing its doors, and the hottest restaurant in Boca Raton is taking over the space.
The casualty is Red the Steakhouse, in my opinion the finest of all our local meateries, which despite the impeccable quality of its beef and a modern, sophisticated ambiance always struggled to find an audience in an obscure location off Glades Road at Military Trail. A $275,000 redo of bar, entrance and banquet rooms and the addition of lower-priced dishes in October of last year apparently wasn’t enough to change any of that, so the restaurant will say goodbye with a “Last Supper” weekend, Friday through Sunday, March 28 to 30. The South Beach Red remains open and will honor any Boca location gift certificates; the company will now focus its energies on eateries in other markets.
Moving into the Red space will be Mitchell Robbins and Joey Giannuzzi’s Farmer’s Table, which now occupies the adjacent restaurant (once home to Red’s sister Italian restaurant, Rosso). Farmer’s will reportedly use the space for its booming private party and corporate business.
“We had a good run, but ultimately Boca Raton wasn’t proving to be a lucrative enough market for Red,” said proprietor Brad Friedlander. That, fellow carnivores, pretty much says it all.