Gotham City Restaurant: NYC Dining in Florida
Hidden in country club row on Jog Road between Clintmore and Linton, Gotham relies on its sophisticated décor and delicious dishes to bring in premier patrons of Boca and Delray. Cushiony high-backed booths blanketed with designer fabrics, an intimate lighting concept with flickering candelabras and bulbous chandeliers, and a fabulous neo-classical Gothic design are the trademarks of the New York-style restaurant and bar. At 10pm, the restaurant turns into a supper club with live music and dancing.
Favorite Dish: The menu at Gotham is quite impressive - with seafood, kobe beef and pasta dishes. The meats are flown in from the “Stockyards of Chicago”. The dessert is wonderful with Prebica coffee served in personal French Press Pots with 4 varieties of European syrup indulgences for your flavor enhancement. The coffee is accompanied by white and dark chocolate shavings, just whipped cream, and candied citrus.
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Henry's: good choice for American cuisine
Henry's provides very adequate portions of well-prepared American classics at reasonable prices for the area for upscale dining. The exotic martini list is of adequate length and the martinis are above average. The clientele includes both young and old. We have not had any bad meals here. Substitutions are allowed for side dishes on the menu items but oddly no substitutions are allowed on daily specials. Most entree prices are below $23 and many in the upper teens. 10 Jan 06 and 2 Jan 09 --- several recent meals here confirm that this restaurant is continuing to provide really great food and service at relatively reasonable prices. Highly recommended again.
June 2010 -- recent menu updates include a spa section with entrees all less than 500 calories, with soup or salad, $22-27NoNN. Tried grilled shrimp wrapped in designer bacon with bok choy and sauteed vegetables - excellent. other spa entrees included chicken curry, grilled marinated salmon each with sides. And - all come with the soup of the day typically a gazpacho or the superbly tasty and very healthy vegetarian pea soup. Not bad at all for spa type cooking. Another example of why Henry's remains a prime recommendation in the delray area.
Favorite Dish: daily chicken casserole specials at $16US. Chicken "under the brick", salmon and when available "wild salmon", pork chop , scallops.
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doc's all american: back to the 50's
doc's all american hamburger stand was established in 1951. this take out restaurant offers outdoor patio seating. the food is strictly american, hamburges, hot dogs, french fries etc. a fun cheap place to eat on the street in delray beach.
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32 EAST: cafe style
32 EAST is a very good cafe style restaurant located on atlantic ave. in delray beach. they specialize in local seafood and also offer steak and poultry. a fun upscale place to eat and drink in delray. 32 EAST is a florida trend golden spoon winner.
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Tramonti: New York Italian
Centrally located on the busy Atlantic Avenue strip in Delray, Tramonti is one of the "hot tickets" for the young and wealthy and serves very decent Italian food with a few standout dishes in a typically crowded noisy environment. The New York heritage is real - the Silvestri family owns Aero in Bay Ridge and Angelo's of Mulberry Street in Manhattan and brings south many of their favorites with varying degrees of success. Decor is simple with trompe l'oeil niches filled with vases on the walls and scattered vases on the corners with a large bar. Inside and outside dining is available but despite the name there are no sunset views to be had.
Prices, like every where else on Atlantic, are high with appetizers ranging up to $15, pastas over $20, entrees to $35, and desserts at $10. Wine by the glass is $10, decent martinis $11 up, and coffee surprisingly cheap at $2. The servers mostly have non-US accents but not all are Italian. The crowd is young with superbly dressed young women with low necklines accompanied by men in jeans and T-shirts, another NYC new tradition. A scattering of older diners is also present.
The menu is predominantly southern Italian, with extensive choices, at least 20 pastas and entrees. One very popular appetizer is two huge meatballs with braciole sauce served deep dish - enough for a meal. Large portions of complex pastas emphasize shellfish, unsurprisingly, and were popular at adjoining tables. Gnocchi in a meat sauce was light and tasty, not leaden An entree of pork chops with vinegar peppers and onions included great spicy veggies but the pork chops were thin and not really first class. However a $32 veal chop with tricolor salad was a big hit at table, cooked perfectly, and veal milanese was lightly breaded and also appreciated. The tartufo dessert was disappointingly commercial.
Favorite Dish: Tramonti is a place to see and be seen - an event with a young flush upscale crowd like most of the expensive and slightly overrated restaurants on the Atlantic Avenue strip. Expensive and not perfect, it is however very good and certainly very similar to the other upscale dining places on Atlantic.
Parking - impossible. There is extremely limited on street free parking but good luck at finding a space. The parking lots are also free but jammed. Valet parking is available from the city on every block, ranging from $5-10 -- scandalous. If the valets ask which restaurant you are going to, reply that you are just walking around, not dining. As soon as you mention a restaurant, the $10 fee is applied. If not, $5. Go early - the valets are busy boys.
Bagel Twins: oh..That Morty
I go there for the breakfast special..Well...It is like pulling teeth to get get a package of "Splenda" for my coffee..The waitresses range from polite to kind of nasty...
...one of the greeters/host whose name is Morty..is a fine gentleman to the establishment. He greets the potental customer with a hearty handshake, a pat on the back and a great big smile.
This in itself makes it all worth while....
The Bagel Twins breakfast specials are inexpensive and fulfiling!
Favorite Dish: A Bialy with Lox spread
Way Beyond Bagel: Best Bagels in Town
The owners of Way Beyond Bagel are from my home town of Port Washington New York- so let's just say that they know how to make a bagel. Our routine when we are visiting my family in Boca is to head over to the Starbucks for coffee (which is a few stores down) and then pick up bagels and cream cheese from Way Beyond.
Favorite Dish: The bagels are wonderful- especially the everything bagel. They have great whitefish salad, nova, and other salads. The sandwiches are wonderful too. Not to mention Black & White Cookies, super almond-extracty Rainbow Cake, and the full line of Dr. Brown sodas.
Mon-Fri 6:30AM-5PM Sat-Sun6:30AM-3:30PM
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Kyoto: "hip" Sushi spot
Located in the Pineapple Grove area, Kyoto is one of my favorite sushi spots in all of Palm Beach County. Go earlier in the evening if you want a more relaxed atmosphere, and later in the evening if you want to catch the "hip" feeling of being at a nightclub that serves great sushi.
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Sonoma Cafe & Bistro: Go For the Soup
Sonoma Cafe is definately last year's sweetheart when it comes to restaurants in Delray Beach. The fickle patrons- most of whom are from the East Coast- are already on to the next trendy restaurant. The food is still good- it is just much easier to get a reservation now.
Favorite Dish: Be sure to start with the Cucumber Dill soup. The menu has a good selection of pizzas as well as meats and fish. It is a combination of French(tourenado Henry V steak), German (wienersnitzel) and other European cuisines.
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Bagel Twins: Jewish Diner - Homemade corned beef hash
Bagel Twins apparently has been where it is a long time. You can see photos on the wall of, what i guess is one of the twins, wedding photos, baby pics, etc. So it's family run. Every time I go there one of the servers gets in a fight with a customer. The customer is always an old person who either wants separate checks for the table of 20, of they want to substitute on a special or whatever. It usually gets into some sort of yelling. The proprietor tries to stay out of it, which doesn't help.
Basically the servers here are cranky, slow, and somewhat rude. It always takes a while just to get asked if you want coffee and to get your order taken. But eventually you get your food. I always get the homemade corned beef hash. If you've never had it home made, and you like hash you gotta try it, it's worth the service and the wait.
Also this is one of the few places where you can get a "bialy" which is like a bagel but thinner. Almost everything comes with your choice of bagel, bialy, or toast.
Favorite Dish: Must order corned beef hash. Or if you're into it they have different kinds of smoked fish, you can get the smoked fish platter.
Bagels aren't figgin awesome but they are good.
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Roberto's Taco Shop: Better Mexican fast food than Taco Bell
Ok, so the decor isn't exceptional- it's not dingy either. You can get any number of delicious, fast, mexican treats, including jarritos and even breakfast stuff. They also have helados. Super tasty, cheap, and you choice of some homemade salsas.
Favorite Dish: Carne Asada Chimichanga... They have the best carne asada stuff.. real peices of tender steak, not shredded...
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Saki Room: Wait till the kinks are ironed out...
Brand new restaurant next to my favorite sushi place in town- I had to check it out. Menu is much more inventive and more expensive. Decor is of the same vein, beautiful dark woods, contemporary style, but has a hip vibe with house music playing.
Food is good- inventive combinations usually work. But don't always, and for the price, every dish should be perfect. Doesn't meet the quality of my old favorite, Blowfish, which used to be in West Palm.
This place is opening a lounge which will adjoin the restaurant. I think this will be their bread and butter.. seems like it will be a hip place to go to which will be open till 2am with lite bites.
Favorite Dish: Rainbow rolls were excellent and traditionally prepared. I had to ask for my usual favorite, J.B. roll, and they used smoked salmon (no-no #1) which was VERY smoky (no-no #2). We got the special which was a scallop dynamite on top of an asian potato salad. It was delicious.. wonderful sea scallops cut up on top of a asian potato salad with small apple bits in it. Spider roll was good but not excellent.
Dessert was a banana spring roll with vanilla ice cream and toasted almonds. Spring roll had "candied bananas" which were strongly flavored with cinnamon and clove. My friends liked it a lot, I liked it a little.
If you are a saki aficianado, try one of their million different types of cocktails made with saki (saki martinis too?). They have saki that costs up to $80!
Old Calypso: Old-florida tropical American on the Intercoastal
Restaurant had an airy open ambiance, with nice old fashioned florida decor. Rattan chairs with comfortable cushions, deep mahogany woods, even fancy tiled ceilings. The clientele were a mix of locals. Waitstaff very attentive and food was delicious. Restaurant is on the intercoastal so has nice views.
Menu options good for vegetarians, dieters, or meat and potatoes types. We came for lunch where entrees averaged about $12. Dinners will be more expensive. Menu available on the website. New Orleans food is their claim to fame.
Favorite Dish: I got the crabcake which was excellent - came with choice of fruit, fries, a twice-baked potato, spinach greens, a lovely sauce, and sauteed and excellently seasoned snow peas. My friend got the three seafood salad plate and was pleased.
Green Owl: 70's kitch in a teeny diner
Green owl has decent diner food (esp. breakfasts) in their teeny downtown space. There is a wait during tourist season because of the location, and tables and small and humble, but food is good and cheap.
Favorite Dish: Others tell me that the pancakes are delicious - try the blueberry.
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Ziree Thai and Sushi: Best sushi and thai near downtown
Ziree is a new offering downtown and a welcome addition. I am a local and a sushi lover, so it was great to find a place with fresh fish and reasonable prices, and also with things non sushi eaters can eat.
Owners put lots of money into the decor with natural woods and stone, it is gorgeous inside. Always has fresh flowers, and the fish is always fresh as well. Others have ordered the thai and enjoyed it, I always go back for the sushi, which is reasonably priced for the location and quality. Other sushi places downtown are overrated (Kyoto and Yama). This place has lunch specials and excellent service.
Favorite Dish: I always get a sashimi plate or the JB roll, but they are my personal favorites. I also like the banana tempura.
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