Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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169 N.E. Second Ave., Delray Beach
561/271-9423
While not your traditional Italian trattoria, it is a place to find new favorites and revisit old standards updated with delicious ingredients and high standards. Try the Monet-colored lobster risotto, or house-made pasta, pizza, bread and desserts. From the mushroom arancini to the tiramisu, you will be glad Owner/Chef...
Elisabettas shrimp entree
32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
561/650-6699
An ornate Italian spot, with classically prepared dishes including spiedini shrimp, burrata de prosciutto bruschetta, costoletta di vitello (veal), a guanciale pizza, cacio e pepe pasta, malfadine Amatriciana and gemelli puttanesca. Portions are large and that, thankfully, goes for the homemade gelati, too. The best seating outdoors is the...
297 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
561/353-5888
As wild visually as it is in the kitchen, this place rocks on all points. Start with the popcorn flavor of the day (instead of bread) and don’t miss the cauliflower Caesar salad, Uncle Pinkie’s Fried Rice, the lobster meatballs or whatever duck dish is on the menu. You can’t miss with these dishes.
buccan
350 S. County Road, Palm Beach
561/833-6295
Like big sister Buccan Italian restaurant, The Sandwich Shop is full of flavor and builds your favorite sandwich with just a touch of delicious creativeness you won’t find elsewhere. Owned by celeb Chef Clay Conley and partners, the menu has hot or cold sandwiches, salads, sides and drinks (both alcoholic and non). Good-sized portions mean the Italian and prosciutto subs include leftovers if you have some willpower.
200 S Federal Highway, Boca Raton
561/409-4964
This popular restaurant offers satisfying food and reasonable prices. Plus, there’s bubble tea. Opened in 2014, it has a wide range of Vietnamese favorites, such as cha gio tom heo, fried shrimp and pork Imperial rolls, all kinds of pho, noodle bowls, chicken curry and more.
2275 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach
561/272-3566
Italian. If you want Northern Italian in a low-key atmosphere, and nobody rushing you out the door, this is your spot. Start with something from the very good wine list. Try the yellowtail snapper, the penne Caprese, the capellini Gamberi and leave room for the desserts. Reservations recommended.
131 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
561/272-5540
Italian. This long-lived venue on crowded Atlantic Avenue is a reason to sit down and take a breath. Then take up a fork and try the linguine with white clam sauce or the ravioli Sazio or grilled skirt steak or pretty much anything on the menu. Prices are reasonable;...
Mizner Park, 346 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
561/939-6600
Seafood. Sister restaurant to Ouzo Bay, also in Mizner Park, the menu includes fried oysters, moules frites, Maryland crab cakes. The bar offers literally hundreds of whiskeys, a noisy happy hour crowd and live music most nights.
4595 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
561/689-1700
Classic French. It’s France in a tiny venue, with big-taste dishes that include all the faves: beef bourguignon, rack of lamb, duck crispy orange, frog legs Provencale, veal kidneys, tender branzino and simple desserts to end the meal. Serves lunch and dinner; reservations are mandatory for dinner.
2409 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
561/514-4070
Modern American. A cornerstone in the Northwood neighborhood, this venue draws because of a complete package: food, drinks and great nightlife music. Take some char-grilled oysters, add shrimp pesto capellini or a marinated pork chop with polenta, plus local singing fave Tessie Porter and you have a fun and delicious...
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