2275 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach
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.
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...
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)...
112 N.E. Second St., Boca Raton
This restaurant has a unique, elegant, one-seating, prix-fixe dinner and only six tables. The decor reflects the food, which is innovative in unexpected but attractive ways. Open since 2004, its staying power proves the pull of a beautiful space, amazing food and a special attention from a talented staff....
416 Via De Palmas, Suite 81, Boca Raton
French. Take a trip overseas without leaving the city and enjoy excellently prepared traditional French dishes, such as duck l’orange or beef bourguignon, or go with Cajun chicken and veal Milanese. The comfortable dining room is a Parisian experience, as is the apple tarte tatin.
9101 Lakeridge Blvd., Boca Raton
Classic style and classically oriented French cuisine come together at this elegant yet comfortable restaurant in a west Boca shopping mall. Though there are a few Asian and Italian-inflected dishes on the menu, at its heart La Ferme ("the farm") is as French as the Eiffel Tower. Start with...
5873 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
The simple pleasures of the table—good food, personable service, comfortable ambiance—are what this modestly stylish restaurant is all about. The menu has a strong Italian bent, evidenced by dishes like a trio of fried zucchini blossoms stuffed with an airy three-cheese mousse, and a cookbook-perfect rendition of veal scaloppine...
187 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton
The "Best Spaghetti & Meatballs Ever" dish is pretty darn close to being just that. The burrata with tomato carpaccio, melt-in-your-mouth Dover sole almondine, orecchiette con sausage and linguine vongole are part of a very good menu. From Sicilian fish salad to veal piccata, a light calamari fritti to...
5030 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton
Marie will greet you at the door of this nicely decorated, intimate, classic French restaurant tucked in the corner of a strip shopping area. From escargot encased in garlic butter, parsley and breadcrumbs to a tender duck a l'orange to an unforgettable crepe Suzette, you'll be in Paris all...