Good food and fabulous beaches, Palm Beach in Florida is a traveler’s dream. Blouin Culture+Travel picks the best places to dine in Palm Beach when you visit the town to attend the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair 2018.
Buccan is one of the hotspots of Palm Beach island town and rolling the refined American gastropub cuisine. Make sure to reserve your tables in advance. Do try the baby kale salad studded with pine nuts and currants or the steak tartare, intensified with black truffle and crispy flash-fried egg yolk, served with grilled bread. Recently, Buccan has expanded, and its Sandwich Shop serves high-end sandwiches on house-made bread. Try the good and spicy banh mi or beef carpaccio topped with balsamic onions and arugula; you can order it to go and bring to the beach, which is just a breezy, only two blocks walk away.
2. Flagler Steakhouse, The Breakers
Down The Breakers resort’s picturesque, palm-lined drive is Flagler Steakhouse, a new take on the classic American chophouse. Inside, dramatic beamed ceilings, wood furniture and a luxe palette of red, white and blue evoke the steakhouse tradition, while graphic art and sleek, oversized chandeliers skew contemporary. Out on the terrace, designed for comfortable dining, panoramic views of the golf course and the city skyline reaffirm that you’re in the heart of Palm Beach. Tuck into a table for lunch or dinner and explore the celebrated menu, anchored by the finest selection of USDA prime cuts and expanded with Italian specialties, savory sides, and lighter options like fresh fish, salads and more.
3. Café Boulud, Brazilian Court Hotel
For a Palm Beach Experience on a slightly less exorbitant scale, head to chef Daniel Boulud’s Palm Beach outpost for a brunch. Reserve a table outside and soak in the pristine surroundings of the famed Brazilian Court Hotel. It's prix-fix menu makes Cafe Boulud a brilliant brunch destination is a prix-fixe menu, which allows you to indulge in a three-course meal for a cool $36. With offerings like the fried oyster hash with local eggs and hollandaise and a Kurobuta pork trio (featuring Boulud’s famed charcuterie), you'll quickly understand the value play going on here.
4. Table 26
Nestled in the heart of the historical Mango Promenade district and two-block southwards of the Norton Museum of Art, Table 26 is a neighborhood restaurant in West Palm Beach with global American cuisine in a sophisticated, casual setting. Executive Chef Amit Jain has created exquisite dishes to bring you back to the basics for Lunch, Sunday Brunch, Happy Hour, and Dinner. This unique neighborhood eatery has a full-service bar and complimentary valet.
5. Jové Kitchen and Bar
Named after the Italian God for Sky, Jové Kitchen and Bar evokes confidence, elegance, and timeless vibrancy. At Jové, the essence of Italian cuisine has been infused with these qualities. With views that stretch out to an oceanfront pool terrace and the infinite skyline beyond, there’s only one word to describe dining here, and that is, incredible. The freshness and creativity of the chef's culinary style are matched only by our sweeping ocean views. Modern Italian cooking and spectacular vistas come together in a dining experience that sets a new standard for Palm Beach dining. Using artisanal Italian spirits and liqueurs and locally sourced, freshly-squeezed juices and products, the bar at Jové sets the scene for Palm Beach cocktail culture.
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