3815 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
Modern American.This is modern comfort food melding flavors that linger in your mind and pull you back in for another helping. That includes succulent fish dishes, tender hanger steaks and sides that hit all the spots (try the endive gratin with gruyere). Plates are made to share here, so...
17940 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
Traditional American. A busy dining scene for more than 20 years, you will find a lot of seafood here (fried calamari, blue crab cakes, yellowtail snapper Francaise and lots more), a few steak, chicken, lamb, pork options and a good in-house made apple crisp. Your traditional choices are baked, fried,...
4199 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
Traditional French. Elegance, civility and very good food meet here in for dinners that last at least two hours, and it’s worth it. Try the Dover sole (pricey, but it won’t disappoint), the escargot, coq au vin if it’s a nightly special, gazpacho, duck, veal, lobster and more. Don’t forget...
32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach
Modern American. All the pieces needed to create a top-notch restaurant are here: talented chef, great food, excellent service. From the pea risotto to the crab cake to the signature steaks and a lot more, this is a venue worth the money. Thanks goes to Executive Chef Paul Niedermann, who...
39 SE First Ave., Boca Raton
Italian. The Rat Pack is alive and well here in both décor and soundtrack. So, too, are traditional Italian dishes such as Dentice oreganata, capellini Pomodoro and tiramisu. But you may want to get there early for one of the longest happy hours around (11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays)...
3035 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach
Dinner can be pricey at this sister property to the Miami Beach Sardinia, but that problem is solved by ordering half-portions of the paellas and pastas, plus the option for a quartino of wine (always a plus). The light goat cheese ravioli is lip-smacking. The arancini appetizer's five balls...
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Greek-American. This sleek Mizner Park destination combines Maryland and Greek dishes, reflecting the flagship Ouzo Bay in Baltimore. You'll find classic Greek dishes done right here: the spanakopita, dolmades and baklava are excellent. A large variety of fish are flown in daily and served whole or deboned, but always...
201 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana
New American cuisine. Check the website at noon each day, because the entire menu changes (except the Straight Shooter Pie and cookies). This passion project from owners/chefs Jeremy and Cindy Bearman uses local ingredients in mouthwatering combos: bright yellow/orange tomato soup with sesame crouton, charred fennel & fronds; wood-fired...
2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach
Modern American. You should come for both the sunset and the food. This oceanfront restaurant is a gem tucked inside the Delray Sands resort. From the airy, bubbly interior to the raw bar, the décor is soothing and fun. Try the lobster and crab-stuffed shrimp, the miso-glazed Skuna Bay...
100 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
Italian. This jumping joint serves terrific Neapolitan pizza (thin crust), but don’t miss the other entrées. Start with a charcuterie/cheese plate and grab the amazing breadsticks. All breads and pastas are made on the premises. Other faves include the carbonara and the calamari, and save room for house-made gelato. Unusual...