32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach
American bistro. Check out the high-top seating or bar stools during an excellent happy hour menu that includes deviled eggs, pork sliders, chicken wings and a happy crowd. Entrees are generous and well executed. Try the fish and chips, one of six burgers, fish tacos and more.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way
Japanese. Lots of small plates for sharing means you’re bound to win at the table during dinner. Try the tuna crispy rice and the shrimp tempura. The chicken amadare entrée will pay you back with big flavor. Then end with Japanese doughnuts and three dipping sauces, because what’s not...
6000 Glades Road, Boca Town Center Mall
Eco-chic health food. This chain was co-founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the health food guru, so dishes here reflect the “anti-inflammatory” diet he prescribes. You’ll find some delicious here. The menu is seasonal and changes regularly, so if the terrific edamame dumplings, grab them. Same for the burger, herb hummus...
6006 SW 18 St., Boca Raton
Modern Greek. The owners’ goal of bringing together the best of Greek cooking under one roof, much like the melting pot that is Athens, is covered here in an extensive menu. The best way to enjoy the food is to share it: the Pikilia trio with tzatziki, spicy feta...
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,...
2005 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach
Modern American. Take food combos that sound unusual (popcorn sauce, avocado chocolate ice cream) but that taste wonderful and you’ve got Chef Jimmy Everett’s ideas on the table. They don’t last long, because they taste terrific. Try the smoked swordfish, the lobster with pickled okra, ricotta dumplings, the burger with...
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...
118 S. Clematis St., West Palm Beach
Spanish. The casual dining is downstairs, more formal on the second floor, but the paella Valenciana and red sangria is just as tasty in both. A colorful dining room is backdrop to tapas you won’t want to share. Try the home smoked, cured salmon plate, camarones al Ajillo, tortilla Espanola...
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)...