Does it seem as though there are more restaurants than patrons these days? Absolutely. So here are even more new faces on the dining scene. Get your appetite on and go forth!
High Dive, Rosemary Square, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 236, West Palm Beach; 561/437-1437; https://highdivewestpalm.com/
Unlike their Oceano Kitchen in Lantana, this new restaurant seats a lot more than 40 hungry people. It’s right across from the shopping complex’s movie theaters (next to the now-closed Blue Martini). Jeremy and Cindy Bearman have earned a national reputation for good food, and rightly so. This new restaurant focuses on local seafood and includes dishes such as the rock shrimp ceviche (pictured above). Seating inside and outside.
Ripe, 15084 Lyons Road, Ste 750, Delray Beach, 561/412-3750; https://ripedelray.com/
Across from the Delray Marketplace is the sister restaurant to the 8-year-old Fit Foodz Café in Boca Raton. Fit Foodz offers table service, but Ripe is strictly a fast-casual place. Another meal in a bowl venue, this includes meals for various diets/plans: Paleo, nut free, Keto, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and more. All gluten free.
Duval & Bourbon, 1544 SE 3rd Ct., Deerfield Beach; 954/573-7877; https://duvalbourbon.com
This new “South City Urban Eatery” serves a blend of Key West and New Orleans-style food. The menu includes steaks, smoked duck breast, Creole crab, spaghetti Bolognese, as well as vegan dishes, alligator tempura, NOLA seafood gumbo, coconut tofu sliders and crispy spring rolls, and more. It’s owned by Chef Frank Falbo, who has a background with large organizations (Disney World Resorts, MGM Luxury Brands), as well as degrees from Manhattan’s French Culinary Institute and Italy’s Alma International School of Italian Cuisine.