The big news: There are eight new Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winners in Palm Beach County this year, which were announced on Monday.
That means 39 restaurants are award winners, up from 34 last year. As with most years, a few fell off the awards board: Casa D’Angelo in Boca, 50 Ocean in Delray (the only Delray restaurant) The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens, and Trevini Ristorante in Palm Beach.
Two of the new eight this year were Angle at Eau Palm Beach in Manalapan and Meat Market Palm Beach. Both had been on the list before, but fell off in 2018 and obviously put in some hard work to get back on the list.
The other hardworking group was Titou Hospitality, where The Regional Kitchen & Public House in West Palm Beach won an Award of Excellence in 2018. This year, its two sister restaurants joined the list—Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach and PB Catch on Palm Beach.
Rounding out the newcomers list: The Capital Grille in Boca Raton, Florie’s at the Four Seasons on Palm Beach, 1000 North in Jupiter, and Lake Worth’s only award winner—Callaro’s Italian Chophouse.
Worth noting is Okeechobee Steakhouse in West Palm Beach, which won its first Award in 2018, and this year was awarded the elevated title of Best of Award of Excellence.
Wine Spectator grants three different award levels: Grand Award, Best of Award of Excellence, and Award of Excellence. There are two Grand Award winners in Palm Beach County: Marcello’s La Sirena in West Palm Beach (since 2015) and HMF at The Breakers (since 1981). For chain restaurants, each location earns the award on its own—it’s not a chain-wide award—so you’ll see multiples of The Capital Grille, Seasons 52 and Ruth’s Chris Steak House on the list.
This longer list is reason to celebrate our wine-loving community. Congratulations and a toast to all the award winners!
** Designates new 2019 award winners.
- Arturo’s Restaurant, 6750 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
- Abe & Louie’s, 2200 Glades Road, Boca Raton
- New York Prime, 2350 NW Executive Center Drive, Boca Raton
- Seasons 52, 2300 NW Executive Center Drive, Boca Raton
- Morton’s, The Steakhouse, 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton
- **The Capital Grille, 6000 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton – Award of Excellence
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 225 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton
- La Nouvelle Maison, 455 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
- Trattoria Romana, 499 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
- Lucca Trattoria, Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton
- Oceans 234, 234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach
- Chanson, Royal Blues, 45 NE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach
- Village Tavern, 1880 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach
- Prime Catch, 700 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach
WEST PALM BEACH, PALM BEACH
- **Angle, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan – Award of Excellence
- City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill, 700 Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach
- Morton’s The Steakhouse, 777 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
- The Regional Kitchen & Public House, 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
- Flagler Steakhouse, The Breakers, 2 S. County Road, Palm Beach
- HMF at The Breakers, 2 S. County Road, Palm Beach
- Café Boulud, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach
- Café l’Europe, 331 S. County Road, Palm Beach
- **Okeechobee Steakhouse, 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach – Best of Award of Excellence
- Marcello’s La Sirena, 6316 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach (Grand Award Winner)
- 3800 Ocean, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island, 3800 N. Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach
- **Florie’s, Four Seasons Resort, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach – Award of Excellence
- ** Pistache French Bistro, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach – Award of Excellence
- **PB Catch, 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach – Award of Excellence
- ** Meat Market, 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach – Award of Excellence
NORTH PALM BEACH COUNTY
- La Masseria, 5520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
- Café Chardonnay, 4533 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Garden
- The Capital Grille, 11365 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens
- Seasons 52, 11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens
- Evo Italian, 150 U.S. Highway 1, Tequesta – Award of Excellence
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 661 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach
- Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill, 12846 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach
- **1000 North, 1000 N. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter – Award of Excellence
- ** Callaro’s Italian Chophouse, 717 Lake Ave., Lake Worth – Award of Excellence