There are many good dining options to explore. Our top recommendations include:
Cafe Boulud: The restaurant by famed chef Daniel Boulud is located within the stunning Brazilian Court Hotel at 301 Australian Ave. I enjoyed a lovely meal in the dining room as the outdoor patio was a little chilly. I enjoyed a beautifully prepared mahi mahi entree and a lovely sorbet.
Buccan: I enjoyed a very good meal with friends at this Palm Beach favorite, known for it innovate American cuisine. It has been featured recently in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. 350 South County Road.
Renato’s, 87 Via Mizner: Since 1987, this is a popular Italian restaurant, with an elegant, warm atmosphere. They also have a lovely patio for dining as well. My local friends always enjoy it for lunch or dinner.
Ta-boo: A popular American bistro, at 221 Worth Ave, opened originally in 1941. After several ownership changes, it has now been operated by the same team since 1990. It is said, “if you were not seen at Ta-boo, you were not seen in town.”
Pizza al Fresco, 14 Via Mizner: A fun Italian restaurant, since 1987, located in a courtyard on Worth Ave. Thanks to my local guest, I tried and loved the lobster salad. The outdoor patio is the place to sit.
They also have Al Fresco at The Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course located at 2345 S. Ocean Blvd. The views are spectacular so make this a destination for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Cafe Via Flora, 240 Worth Ave.: A charming Italian restaurant located on the south side of Worth Ave. in a lovely courtyard.
The Polo Steaks and Seafood at the Colony Hotel: This is one of the most popular restaurants and bars in town, known for its steaks. It has been recently redone with a clubby, warm atmosphere. 155 Hammon Ave.
They also have The Royal Room which features dinner and a cabaret show from December to April. I can’t wait to go on my next trip to PB.
The Leopard Lounge & Restaurant at The Chesterfield Palm Beach: At 363 Cocoanut Row, this is a popular bar and restaurant that features live music nightly. It is popular for dancing late in the evening.
Other fun spots off of Worth Ave. include Sprinkles Ice Cream for coffee or ice cream at 279 Royal Poinciana Way or the Island Bee for juices or vegan specialties at 261 Royal Poinciana Way. Echo at 230A Sunrise Ave is known for great sushi.
In West Palm Beach, The Alchemist, at 223 Clematis St, gets great reviews as a fun gastropub.