19605 N. State Road 7, Boca Raton
Japanese-Thai. This is one of two Boon’s (the other is in Delray Beach), and it’s where the rush to eat excellent sushi started. The fast-moving staff is choreographed to deliver dishes such as a shrimp pad Thai that’s light, delicate and happily filled with shrimp. The Thai fried rice...
200 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach
Contemporary bistro. The menu changes daily but some faves here include filet mignon carpaccio, seared tuna poke, seared diver scallops, slow-cooked lamb pappardelle, and more. Oh, and the Meyer lemon tart? 'Nuff said. Outside tables offer the best option for conversation.
9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
Burt Rapoport and Dennis Max have struck gold with their first collaboration in years, bringing an accessible and affordable brand of contemporary comfort food to the underserved denizens of west Delray. A few dishes from Max's other
5580 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
New American cuisine. Known for its reliable food as well as the non-gluten, Paleo and “B Choosy” kids menu, the first Florida location for this restaurant is deservedly crowded, so make reservations. Don’t miss the General Tso’s cauliflower, the pan-seared salmon (Paleo), the crab cakes or the Key lime...
7000 W. Camino Real
This casual steak house with a Mediterranean twist and a local, seasonal, sustainable ethos gives the stuffy old-fashioned meatery a swift kick in the sirloin. Beef here is all-natural and grass-fed, delivering big, rich, earthy flavor; the
105 E. Atlantic Ave.
Little Havana is alive and well in Delray Beach. The menu is a palette-pleasing travelogue. Mariquitas (fried banana chips) are a tasty way to start your meal. For dinner, seafood paella is a winner, with mussels, shrimp, conch, octopus,
The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach
This hotel restaurant gives Palm Beach a taste of Daniel Boulud’s world-class cuisine inspired by his four muses. The chef oversees a menu encompassing classics, simple fare, seasonal offerings and dishes from around the world. Din