Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Best Restaurants of 2014

Yesterday the best dishes of the (soon-to-be) Old Year, today the world.

Well, not really. World domination has never been this space’s main motivation. Rather, it’s to eat and drink really well and enjoy the dining experience to its absolute fullest. These six restaurants served up every bit of enjoyment in 2014. Hopefully, they’ll continue to do the same in 2015 and beyond.

13 American Table (451 E. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, 561/409-2061). Albert Aletto’s nouveau rustic modern American bistro is the kind of restaurant where you can eat every day. And want to.

Angelo Elia Pizza Bar Tapas (16950 Jog Rd., Delray Beach, 561/381-0037). Angelo Elia is the consummate restaurant professional, and it shows in every aspect of sleek, contemporary trattoria.

El Camino (15 N.E. Second Ave., Delray Beach, 561/865-5350). Mexican cookery the way we’ve always wanted it in a boisterous, artsy-funky space from the savvy trio behind Cut 432.

La Nouvelle Maison (455 E. Palmetto Park Blvd., Boca Raton, 561/338-3003). This suave, sophisticated venue for elegant French cuisine proves that fine dining still has plenty of life.

The Porch (85 S.E. Sixth Ave., Delray Beach, 561/303-3647). Classic Italian fare that’s short on pretensions and long on flavor in a prettily renovated former residence with charm to burn.

TwentyTwenty Grill (141 Via Naranjas, Boca Raton, 561/990-7969). A tiny, hard-to-find space where chef-owner Ron Weisheit turns out some of the most exciting, inventive food in town.

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