The 10 Best New Restaurants In The Palm Beaches
Take a culinary tour of the Palm Beaches where 10 new restaurants are shaking things up and thrilling locals to vacationers alike.
1. Cooper’s Hawk
Relinquish to Cooper’s Hawk inside The Gardens Mall after a day of shopping for a fine wine experience inside the restaurant’s Napa-style tasting room. The signature menu offers a selection of dishes designed to pair with its pours. Its contemporary American menu incorporates peak-of-season ingredients, including the Ginger Soy Glazed Center Cut New York Strip and Dana’s Parmesan-Crusted Chicken. A full-service bar, private barrel-aging room and retail gift store round out
Cooper’s Hawk, 3101 PGA Blvd., Ste. P201, Palm Beach Gardens;
2. La Masseria
The authentic Italian restaurant La Masseria takes diners on a culinary journey through traditional flavors. Using the freshest ingredients from land and sea, featured dishes include Linguine Alla Vongole, a homemade pasta with fresh baby clams, garlic and a white wine sauce; and Gnocchi Al Taleggio e Radicchio, homemade potato gnocchi with radicchio and taleggio cheese sauce. A visit isn’t complete without one of La Masseria’s noteworthy desserts, such as the signature cake, a combination of vanilla custard sponge and puff pastry cake.
La Masseria, 5520 PGA Blvd., Ste. 104, Palm Beach Gardens;
3. The River House (BrickTop’s)
Waterfront restaurant The River House—renamed from BrickTop's to avoid confusion with its Palm Beach location—in Palm Beach Gardens offers the opportunity to take in a wonderful view while enjoying American classics and sushi. The diverse menu appeals to business groups, families and those who seek a pleasant atmosphere while indulging in a delicious meal, which might include the tavern burger, filet mignon or the Palm Beach salad made with crab meat, poached shrimp and remoulade.
Bricktop’s, 2373 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.720.2595; bricktops.com
4. Olive U Mediterranean Grill
The name of the fast-casual restaurant reflects its attitude—it loves you. To prove it, the restaurant takes Mediterranean dining to a new level coined “living the fresh life.” “Olive U provides a unique creation of flavors using quality fresh ingredients that are a perfect change for people that are looking for something new,” says owner Abdul Aburmaieleh. The menu features healthy Mediterranean bowls, pitas and salads that are made fresh daily with a choice of protein, including gyro, chicken shawarma, falafel and tofu.
Olive U Mediterranean Grill, 2632 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens;
5. Restoration Hardware Rooftop Café
Atop the anticipated four-story Restoration Hardware building, the rooftop restaurant offers elegant lounge seating and a seasonal ingredient-driven menu with salads, sandwiches and sharable boards. Savor a glass of rosé or Bellini from the Wine Vault, or grab an espresso and handcrafted pastry at the Barista Bar. “We wanted to create an experience that feels relaxed, welcoming and comfortable,” RH Hospitality President Brendan Sodikoff says. “A beautiful, everyday café that reflects the casual elegance of West Palm Beach with timeless design and genuine hospitality.” You will dine under a soaring glass atrium in the 10,000-square-foot rooftop space surrounded by heritage olive trees and the sound of trickling water from the 12-foot courtyard fountain.
Restoration Hardware Rooftop Café, 560 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach;
6. 123 Datura Bar & Kitchen
With New York City roots, 123 Datura provides downtown West Palm Beach with an upscale but laid-back, friendly neighborhood bar, perfect for enjoying creative cocktails, ever-rotating local draft beers and delicious grandma-style pizza with locally sourced ingredients. “123 Datura is a bar where you can come to with your friends to watch a game, with your family to enjoy an incredible pizza paired with delicious cocktails and even a first date to enjoy a nice bottle from our amazing wine list,” says bar manager Reed Ferguson. Make sure to stop by during happy hour or the “After Brunch” party on Sundays with drink specials and local DJs.
123 Datura Bar & Kitchen, 123 Datura St., West Palm Beach;
7. The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill
By combining a beer garden and butcher shop, The Butcher Shop offers prime meats, great quality sausages and burgers for ordering inside the restaurant, or for taking home to cook for the family. The West Palm Beach location sells and processes meats just as it did before as “Charlie’s Meat Market,” but now it’s also a dining destination. Don’t let the name fool you. While meat is the menu’s focus, vegetarians will also find items to order, including the Butcher Shop Salad and the Grilled Vegetable Tower. No matter if the meal is meaty or meatless, wash it down with local beers, wine and artisanal cocktails.
The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill, 209 Sixth St., West Palm Beach;
8. Lynora’s Market
Housed in a converted 1950s garage, Lynora’s Market is designed to offer neighborhood friendly counter service with grab-and-go prepared dinners, sandwiches and salads. Owner Angelo Abbenante, who was born into the restaurant industry, is driven by his deep appreciation for his family’s culinary legacy and a desire to serve customers as if they’re family. “I don’t really cook at home; I have my friends come to the restaurant,” he says. “This is my kitchen.” Enjoy a true Italian dining experience in a casual, trendy setting. Order the signature Neapolitan-style pizza, which is fired for 90 seconds in a custom-made Italian pizza oven.
Lynora’s Market, 3301 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach;
9. Brick & Barrel
The industrial chic, whiskey-centric Brick & Barrel in the Lake Park Arts District gives visitors a visual feast with graffiti art murals covering the walls, exposed brick and wood block tables. “The menu was created and changes as often as I feel inspired to do so,” says chef David Schroeder. “Much of the ideas I come up with are based on my travels, our local culture, experiences and seasonal availability. Our food isn’t overly complex or fancy. I prefer to let the quality of the ingredients be the focal point of the dish.” Featuring farm-to-table, made-from-scratch pub fare that appeals to everyone’s taste buds, the menu includes focaccia pizzas, burgers and a plant-based Beyond Burger. The full bar offers the finest spirits and most fragrant ingredients for cocktails, barrel-aged liquors, local handcrafted beers and boutique wines.
Brick & Barrel, 748 Park Ave., Lake Park;
10. Cajun Crab
The family owned and operated Cajun Crab is the product of a relentless passion for food between husband-and-wife chefs, MV Truong and DK Hoang, and their daughter, Twee Truong. They had been developing bold, fresh flavors at home for more than 20 years before deciding to expand their audience beyond house guests. The restaurant’s signature sauce was reworked and developed for nine years, first debuting at a seafood boil in their backyard. “That’s how it worked with most of the recipes for the dishes we added to our menu: years of trial and error, and sharing meals with our family and friends,” Twee Truong says. “It was a true collaboration with everyone we’ve ever cooked for in our lifetimes. Now, we get to share it with the rest of South Florida.” The seafood is boiled family style and tossed in a bag for maximum sauce exposure.
Cajun Crab, 6901 Okeechobee Blvd., Ste. B1, West Palm Beach;