Old World Florida Dining
This was my choice for my birthday dinner. The Addison served as Addison Mizner's home and offices while he worked on The Cloister Inn Hotel, which eventually became the Boca Raton Resort and Club. The main building surrounds a courtyard, once open to the sky, now a dining room covered by a glass roof. The room in which we ate was once a covered outdoor balcony. The Addison reflects the 1920s grandeur of the building's architect, Addison Mizner, enhanced or diminished - depending on taste - with modern Boca Raton touches, like a pink exterior. Hand-painted tiles and delicate Moorish traces (including the wood doors) can be seen throughout the restaurant. The menu is a la carte and decidedly "American" - several fishes, several cuts of steak, a few pasta dishes and a section called "comforts," which consists of home style favorites such as meatloaf, fried chicken, beef short ribs and a maple glazed pork chop. something for everybody. The appetizers include California goat cheese and a classic salad. The house specialty is the simple, yet complex, miso-glazed Chilean sea bass with rock shrimp, fried rice, snow peas and ginger vinaigrette. A variety of European desserts include Café Royal, a chocolate torte with cassis, and orange-glazed tropical fruit topped by spun caramel.