Serenity Garden Teahouse exists in an old little house, each room is decorated delightfully with whimsical & chi chi tea party-like touches. Doilies, lace and toile galore! It's very much geared for the "ladies that lunch" set. Getting together with your gal pals, etc. Little girls will love it!
They offer a complete lunch menu with soups, salads, sandwiches etc. And a very nice "high tea" package with champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, salad or quiche, tea sandwiches, scones, petit fours, etc. Good selection of tea varietals.
The service is very kind and attentive.
The clientele is mostly women, of all ages from 4 to 84. But men are welcome of course!
Something fun and unique: They have a "dress up" trunk full of frilly old hads and boas that you must partake of!!!! It totally takes you back to being 8 years old.
Make sure you make a reservation! Price per person is based upon ordering lunch and tea, not the tea package which runs around $20 per person.
Favorite Dish: We always have their "high tea" package.... it is SO much food though, ALL delicious of course, but you won't need to eat for the rest of the day....
City cellar is hip.... with indoor and outdoor seating, posh booths & a long swanky bar which faces a rather impressive glass-front wine celar-
Lighting is dim, dress is casual to ultra sexy depending upon your age and what time you get there. Outdoor tables are the place to people watch... also, from the outside table to can hear the live bands that often play downstairs. (City cellar is located on the second floor of City Place.)
Menu is good... a great selection of appetizers, salads, pastas, meats, sandwiches & pizza- plus they always have great specials.
Wine list is huge with a great variety of types and prices.
Favorite Dish: MY FAVES-
-Gnocci alla vodka with asiago
- Roasted red pepper hummus, baked feta, eggplant camponata, olives & flatbreads
Pinenut crusted goat cheese and babygreens
Spinach, gorgonzola & spiced pear salad
Sea scallops, ricotta gnocci, truffle oil, wild and domestic mushrooms
Husband's favorite entree:
Roasted duckling with sundried cherries, onion risotto in a pinot noir sauce
Price per person is based upon ordering a salad & entree, or an appetizer & salad, without wine.
Because downtown Lake Worth is chock full of antique shops you might mistake Bizaare for but another- a peek in the window and you'll spy a melange of overstuffed couches, armchairs, coffee tables and kitchen tables- plus funky & unique art and trinkets... go on, step inside, you've encountered a lovely little eatery! Open for lunch and dinner (closed on Sundays) with a great menu of scrumptuous soups, crepes, salads, tapas, gourmet pizza, sandwiches and "Gourmet Sharables" as they call them. Settle in to a cozy chair of your choice (except on weekends when this place is PACKED) and order yourself a nice bottle of wine (their selection is quite nice) or an ice cold beer. I can almost guarantee you'll find your mouth begin to water as you read the menu....
Should you arrive when the restaurant is totally busy, give the hostess your name and make your way to the cozy little bar area, the bar tenders ( usually named Jennifer & Valee) are super nice-
If you happen to like ANYthing you see in the restaurant enough to want to take it home, most likely you can! Much of the wares (including the tables, chairs etc.) are for sale!
Open until midnight on the weekends
And until 11:30 on weekdays
Favorite Dish: Pleeeease, try the Caramelized Onion & Bleu Cheese Fun-Do & the Baked brie appetizers/tapas if you like cheese as much as I... you will not regreat it. Both are oh so delicious!
I love the Portabello Salad Pizaare (pizza)- a portabello mushroom, baby greens and red onion salad atop a crispy mozzarella and parmesan cheese pizza crust -
I always ask for a side of their garlic dressing for this...
They have GREAT carrot cake....
This place is definitely off the beaten path when it comes to touristy areas of the West Palm area....
Mom's kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner but we recommend it for breakfast.... This quaint little place is packed, so expect to wait a bit before you're seated. Just give the cashier your name first so you're on the wait list. There are benches out front of this little establishment and newspaper machines so relax while you wait.... Once inside there is a bar-type seating area with swiveling stools and there are regular tables. The clientele includes families, truckers, all sorts of people...
The breakfasts are CHEAP, good sized and classic- Expect to eat for under $6 unless you order the T-bone steak and eggs or something of that nature.
The atmosphere is in my opinion, so typical American. The decor is kitschy but cozy. The waitresses have worked there for as many as 23 years.
Favorite Dish: I always have the mushroom and cheese omlette with hashbrowns and a biscuit.... mmmmmm!
Serving up sushi and Asian-fusion selections in a chic and somewhat swanky atmosphere, sit at the bar lit by big candles, at the outside tables, romantic and off to the side, or inside, dimly lit and sophisticated.
The service is fine, they let you be/don't rush you.
This restaurant is located in the tiny downtown-type area of Lantana (just south of West Palm) and is seconds away from the Intracoastal and the ocean. So take a stroll heading east after dinner for a nice view....
Favorite Dish: I like their arugula salad and crispy shrimp appetizer as I'm not a big fan of sushi.... Husband and friends say their sushi is deeeelish!
This off the beaten path Mexican restaurant is a bit on the cheesy side decor wise, with a typical Mexican theme and mint green booths... but the owners and staff are so friendly, the margaritas are so delicious, the food is good- particularly their queso and guacamole! We just always come back! And we always recommend it to others...
They make their margaritas with a wide variety of tequillas, many flavors, on the rocks or frozen. But I recommend going with a pitcher of the classic margarita on the rocks.
They have a funny cute little bar in the back with a few tables too.
Favorite Dish: I always order a bean burrito with a side of guacamole and sour cream.
Husband eats the steaming fajitas and loves them....
The price per person includes a margarita or two!
mc cormick & schmicks is a chain seafood restaurant located at city place in downtown west palm beach. they offer lobster, fresh florida seafood and steaks. i usually don't write tips about chain restaurants but mc cormick & schmicks is above average. a nice place to have dinner at city place.
don ramon is a new cuban restaurant on clematis street. it is a branch of the original don ramon on south dixie hwy. don ramon serves excellent cuban and spanish cuisine at moderate prices. a very good place to have lunch or dinner in downtown west palm beach.
32 east is a very good cafe style restaurant on atlantic ave. in delray beach. they specialize in local seafood and also offer steak and poultry. a nice place to eat and drink in delray. 32 east is a florida trend golden spoon winner.
taboo is a very good cafe style restaurant located on worth ave. in palm beach. good american fare in cafe style atmosphere. their patio is a great place to have an afternoon drink and people watch on worth ave.
Friendly, not really posh but a bit classy. Still, you can come in casual clothes and eat inside or outside. It's in City Place which is a large two story, multi-street outdoor shopping complex. Loads of other shops, restaurants within walking distance, as well as a cinema.
Favorite Dish: The chowder is absolutely delicious! They also have around 4 types of oysters.
Atmosphere is second to food for me when it comes to enjoying a restaurant. While I love Middle Eastern food, most Middle Eastern restaurants here lack atmosphere. Not Leila. It sits on the corner of Dixie HWY and Datura, a bit off the beaten path, since it's not on Clematis and not located within CityPlace. The interior is cast in soothing blue is dimly lit and swanky...
Wander out to the back patio area for a table surrounded by palm trees. Expect great music and a periodic visit from a belly dancer. Smoke the hookah pipe (if that's you're thing) after a delicious meal. And when it comes to your meal, I suggest you take advantage of their excellent tapas-like mezze menu...
Favorite Dish: What we had...
Feta puffs- delectable! seriously, puff pastry bites filled with feta and mint
Falafel- made well here, crispy, delicious (ground chick peas, onion, spices)
Grilled Halloumi Cheese- oh my gosh, heaven. unique texture, tangy taste
Baba Ghanouj- a classic, great with their warm pita bread
Ratatouille- Eggplant, tomato, and onion lightly stewed with olive oil
Red Pepper-Walnut Tapenade- blended with garlic, lemon and pomegranate, so excellent
and of course
Hommous- theirs is creamy and divine
Do make reservations when coming for dinner, this place is extremely popular, deservedly.
La Bonne Bouche has been around for a while... but fairly recently its experienced a beautiful makeover. Outside: a tricking fountain amidst blooming bougainvillea. Inside, you'll find black and white check floors and large beautiful mirrors and petite oil paintings lining a long wall set up with booth and chair type seating, so so French. ;-) I'm impressed by the nice wood bar as well.
BUT the best thing about La Bonne Bouche are its baked delights. mmm mmm mmm. They've gotten it right.
The proprietor is French, his wife is American. He's a bit aloof but he doesn't mean any harm. La Bonne Bouche has been featured on the Food Network.
Favorite Dish: Try a raisin pastry, ooh and the almond paste pastry and the quiches, so spinachy good!
I think they'll be serving up dinner soon... they had a wine list written up on a back chalk board. I'll keep you posted.
I always visit this restaurant whenever I'm in West Palm. I absolutely love the ribs! It has separate bar and restaurant areas, loads of televisions unobtrusively showing sports programmes and the beer is cold. Good selection of local and foreign beer. Staff are friendly and helpful. Kids are welcome and there's a kids menu too.
Favorite Dish: The ribs are great and the fried shrimp are too. It has a good diverse menu from burgers to steak to ribs, chicken, wings andon to seafood.
I went to Teapots and Treasures with a friend for lunch. I walked in and was enchanted by it's charming ambience. We were greeted promptly and sat in a cozy alcove. The seating areas were separated by hutches and dressers filled with wonderful treasures that I found out were all for sale. Every detail was creative and inviting. The menus were brought to the table with a basket of tins of tea. We were told to smell them to see what tea we wanted. All the teas were loose leaf and delightful to smell and experience. We ordered our lunch and were invited to shop around. As we poked around all the nooks and crannys had unique gifts and jewelry and just about anything we girls love. Our server was helpful and friendly, which I found out later was one of the owners. Everything was served on vintage mix matched china and each piece was delicate and lovely. The lunch was generous and delicious as well as the "Decadent" Florida sunshine cake we had for desert. I can't believe I had not stopped at this shop before. This cafe is a real treasure and I can't wait to go again.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomato with the Tomato Soup. The Chicken Salad was unlike any I have had before. It had grapes and nuts but had a slight sweetness that was just delicious and the Tomato tasted like it was vine ripened. The Tomato Soup was rich and creamy and served in a teacup. My friend had Quiche with fresh fruit. Her quiche was homemade and wonderful and the fruit was fresh cut melons, strawberries and pineapple. The menu included sandwiches, wraps and salads that were impressive as I saw them delivered to other tables.