Thursday, May 19, 2022

Restaurant Review: Chloe’s Bistro

6885 S.W. 18th St., Boca Raton, 561/334-2088,

Sandwiched between two larger restaurants, Chloe’s Bistro could be overlooked, although that would be an injustice to your taste buds.

Owners Vivian and Eric He (Eric is also the chef) recently refined their former L’Chloe’s Café and Ice Cream, and the result is a very good Italian spot on the lakefront. Named after the owners’ daughter, Chloe’s Bistro serves salads, tartare, carpacci, chicken, veal, pasta, risotto, seafood, desserts and everything in between—plus an extensive wine list for such a small venue.

There is Italian music playing and right now, even though it’s warm, you’ll still feel a nice breeze off the water. Plus there’s the hearts of palm salad ($14), with a bounty of shrimp, avocado, onion, cherry tomatoes and many strands of the titular vegetable in a nice, light citrus dressing.

The seafood linguine ($29) sported tender calamari rings, mussels, clams and shrimp in a white wine sauce (marinara is the other option). House-made pasta puts the dish in the very good category. That was the same for the sauteed snapper entrée ($29), with shrimp and clams in Marechiara sauce (red and slighty spicy) over linguine. The snapper filets were large, and there was no skimping with the shrimp or clams.

In fact, that sums up Chloe’s Bistro: There’s no skimping on anything. Our meal was finished with a homemade crème brûlée ($10) that served just the right balance of sweetness and cream, and an affogato al caffe ($9) with three generously sized scoops of vanilla ice cream, plus a rich espresso shot poured over the lot.

It was a delicious meal in a fine setting—imagine sitting next to the water in Florida!—and calls for a return trip to taste the risotto.


PARKING: Parking lot

HOURS: Sun.–Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

PRICES: Entrees $22-$32


Hungry for more food news? Visit our food page, and subscribe to the magazine for the most delicious coverage of Boca and beyond.

This story is from the May/June 2021 issue of Boca magazine. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine.

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

Related Articles

Latest Articles