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I am going to be in West Palm beach next week - are there any must hit resturants? I should be there Monday night and possible Sunday night as well. Looking for great food and a good wine list that matches the cuisine. If anyone is in the area and available (particularly on Sunday night), I should be able to sneak out for a drink or dinner - just not sure of my schedule yet. Thanks in advance.

G
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
I am going to be in West Palm beach next week - are there any must hit resturants? I should be there Monday night and possible Sunday night as well. Looking for great food and a good wine list that matches the cuisine. If anyone is in the area and available (particularly on Sunday night), I should be able to sneak out for a drink or dinner - just not sure of my schedule yet. Thanks in advance.

G


What are you leaning for? safood, steaks, Italian etc.
I would prefer seafood over steaks. I can find good steaks in TN, but fresh seafood (if you exclude catfish Wink) is hard to find. Italian is always a winner with me as well. BTW - thanks for the recommendations so far and keep them coming!

G

PS - it looks like I will be free for dinner Sunday if anyone wants to get together and open a bottle and grab a bite to eat.
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
I would prefer seafood over steaks. I can find good steaks in TN, but fresh seafood (if you exclude catfish Wink) is hard to find. Italian is always a winner with me as well. BTW - thanks for the recommendations so far and keep them coming!

G

PS - it looks like I will be free for dinner Sunday if anyone wants to get together and open a bottle and grab a bite to eat.


Will see. My other half is enroute back from north, and do not know her plans
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Originally posted by Florida Wino:
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
I would prefer seafood over steaks. I can find good steaks in TN, but fresh seafood (if you exclude catfish Wink) is hard to find. Italian is always a winner with me as well. BTW - thanks for the recommendations so far and keep them coming!

G

PS - it looks like I will be free for dinner Sunday if anyone wants to get together and open a bottle and grab a bite to eat.


Will see. My other half is enroute back from north, and do not know her plans


Seafood:
Palm beach Gardens - Spotos. {On PGA Blvd, just west of I-95] Has a good list too. Fair prices, good stems http://www.spotosoysterbar.com/ They are in WPB also. WPB os a smaller place, but still great.
PS: It's our favorite place.
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I ate dinner at the palm beach yacht club - excellent food and the wine service was wonderful. I am looking forward to coming back and trying a few of the other gems mentioned above.

G


Best private club in the city. we eat there often, and normally when there is a full moon, so we can see the moon rising over the Intercoastal.
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
I ate dinner at the palm beach yacht club - excellent food and the wine service was wonderful. I am looking forward to coming back and trying a few of the other gems mentioned above.

G


I ate there recently and the guy I was with was a member back when Thomas Keller (of The French Laundry) was a cook.
Sorry I didn't get a chance to pipe in.

I would have recommended Captain Charlie's in Juno Beach for seafood. I love that place, and their wine list (while not extensive) is very very well priced, and their stemware is good. Plus, they BYOB.

Spoto's is a good recommendation for seafood as well.

The Yacht Club is nice. I used to go there for lunch so often that I got tired of going there. I haven't had dinner there in ages, in part because I belong to a club on the other side of the Intracoastal and can watch the sun go down instead of the moon rising!

As far as Cuban for lunch: Don Ramon's is a classic; there are several locations in WPB. Havana on Forest Hill Blvd. and US1 is very good. In downtown WPB, Cabana is very good; albeit more of an "upscale" cuban restaurant than the other two mentioned.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Check out Total Wine on Military Trail just south of Glades. It's not far from where you're staying. They have a huge selection from around the world and prices are relatively modest.


Be sure to pick up some 07 St Cosme CdR for $10 there or the 07 Melville Viognier for $20. Avoid the Bordeaux there which is a complete ripoff. But if you want to get some mailing list type CA cabs, syrah, and pinot, go about four doors down to Guy La Ferrera, an Italian mens' shop with a nice wine selection in the back corner.
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Originally posted by vinole:
go about four doors down to Guy La Ferrera, an Italian mens' shop with a nice wine selection in the back corner.


seriously? i gotta go there and get pictures if nothing else.. thanks guys - oh Board-O - I promise not to take the last bottle of anything!


Yeah, seriously. Guy knows his wines and is very passionate. He sells some things from lists he is on and also gets restaurant allocations that are turned down (happening more these days). Also, I work in the office tower behind that center and go by Total Wine often and they replaced the Melville I purchased within a couple of days, so they seem to have plenty.
Gotta say this thread has suprised me few times. I am shocked by all the Spotos love. It is a great place to do happy hour but I havent ever been that impressed with their food. Good but I dont think its great.

I am also suprised Cafe Bould or Renato's wasnt mention early in the thread. Trevini was a great call. I had my Rehersal dinner there. Fantastic food and wine service.

Love the Captain Charlies reef grill recomendation. His new one, the Food Shack is also excellent for seafood. Terrible wine list but great food. The Blue Water Ocean grill which was opened by his old chef is great too. The chef got to keep alot of the recipes.

You cant go wrong with River House.

Cabana in West palm is great cuban!!!

If you are a pizza guy you have to go to Anthony's on PGA Blvd. It is cooked in a coal fired oven. Dont get take out. The crust gets to soggy but eating there is great. Their Meatball Ricota is my favorite.
JBurman,

I agree with you on the Food Shack. It's just too far for me to drive to, when I can stop at Captain Charlie's instead. As I recall, Food Shack allowed us to BYOB from the Crown Liquor in the same complex. Those crusted fish dishes they serve at the Food Shack are really special.

Renato's is a great call. Beautiful place; I love to eat outside. Also Chez Jean Pierre is a favorite of mine; unfortunately there is no BYOB there.

I'll have to try Anthony's. I am dying to find a decent pizza place in the West Palm area. To date my favorite is Pizza Girls, but I know there must be better out there.

PS: Any chance you are related to a well-known attorney in town whose last name is Burman?
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Originally posted by Florida Wino:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I just read that the downtown West Palm Beach location of Spotos shut down, leaving only the PBG location open.

Also, Rosa Mexicano closed down in the Downtown in PBG. I was a big fan of this restaurant.


Even more dead ones

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/business/content/business/...estaurants_0108.html


was on Clematis street last evening. See a few shuttered places [other than Spotos], and some that recently changed hands.

For Board-O interest. Some one gave a great review to Cafe Chardonanny. Must have been with bad taste buds
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Originally posted by Florida Wino:
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Originally posted by Florida Wino:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I just read that the downtown West Palm Beach location of Spotos shut down, leaving only the PBG location open.

Also, Rosa Mexicano closed down in the Downtown in PBG. I was a big fan of this restaurant.


Even more dead ones

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/business/content/business/...estaurants_0108.html


was on Clematis street last evening. See a few shuttered places [other than Spotos], and some that recently changed hands.

Nice place is Maison Carlos. Good food, did not check out wine list

For Board-O interest. Some one gave a great review to Cafe Chardonanny. Must have been with bad taste buds

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