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Dining in Key West

Just went to Bistro Sole on White Street. It was fabulous and has a great happy hour.

http://www.bistrosole.com/

about 4 hours ago
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Palm Continental Cuisine in Lantana

Love this new restaurant with a $5.99 lunch special Monday-Friday. Great salads and sandwiches, plus pizza and chicken wings, as well as entrees such as herb-grilled salmon and corn and lemon risotto. The owner is a great chef and a delightful person to talk to. Dine-in and take out.
http://www.palmcontinentalcuisine.com/

Jimmy's Bistro in Delray Beach

I was disappointed the last time I was there. Overcharged and no apology. Food was good, but not great.

Pre Marathon dinner near city place

Sheila’s Famous Conch and BBQ in Lake Worth

Sheila's has moved to 406 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach. The Lake Worth location at 12th Avenue South and U.S. 1 is closed.

Palm Beach for the Weekend

I like Tapas in Lantana and Paradiso in Lake Worth.

Cosi Duci in Boca

I agree. I love this place. Great foodie gift items.

Recent article in the Sun Sentinel.

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/featu...

Driving from Miami to Key West Help

We like Lazy days in Islamorada.

http://keysdining.com/lazydays/

In Key West, we like to go to Alonso's for their happy hour.

Alonzo’s Oyster Bar www.alonzosoysterbar.com
on the water – great happy hour half price appetizers and discounted drinks

best breakfast in palm beach county

I have not been to their new location in Palm Beach, so let me know if it is still great.

Eggsotic Bistro (Palm Beach; 561-478-3117) Breakfast is always a great place to start—and this little charmer is waking up the area with not-so-typical morning meals and lunches. Leonardo and Luis Espin, partners and owners, turn out crêpes, omelets and Panini as well as unique lunch specials such as a grilled salmon croque monsieur in the tucked-away spot.

A variety of eggs Benedict, omelets and French toast are offered, along with the signature crêpes turned out by chef Leonard—former executive chef of Breakers West Country Club. In season, the daily special reflects what's fresh in the markets, the chef says. A coffee bar satisfies those who are just in for a cup of joe—it's also top quality - and the entire menu is available for take-out.

palm beach near the Breakers hotel

Taboo has a great happy hour with half price drinks and appetizers at the bar.

Knife Sharpening

Dixie Saw and Knife at 1332 S. Dixie Hwy in Lake Worth. They will be at their daughter's wedding and so will be closed from 6-3 to 6-6. Re-open on 6-7.

The Best Southern BBQ Ribs in S. Florida, please???? An old question but always relevant:

Try a new place called Sheila's on 12 Avenue South and U.S. 1 in Lake Worth. Great cracked conch, pulled pork, wings and ribs.

Vegetarian in North Broward / South Palm Beach

Try Joseph's Wine Bar & Cafe in Delray. Great vegetarian platter. I love it and it is in Zagat 2010.
http://www.josephswinebar.com/

Noodle bars in South Florida

I agree with recommending Joy Noodles. The Hong Kong noodles are great. I go there often and love it.

11 Maple St. in Jensen Beach

I was at 11 Maple Street last night and was disappointed. I was comparing it to a visit last November when the food was fantastic. I had the pan-fried conch with balsamic vinegar and lime on both visits, which is one of their signature items. The flavors were still there on the 2nd visit, but the conch was not tender and was not hot. Our party of 5 had many other items, but the consistency was not there. Perhaps, they were so busy that they were having an off night. The desserts were all excellent, but the coffee, again was not hot. I might go back during the off-season.

Breakfast near City Place - WPB?

These restaurants have some outdoor tables and serve breakfast. You will have to call them to see if they are dog friendly.
Dolce de Palma (1000 Okeechobee Road, West Palm Beach; 561-833-6460, dolcedepalma.com) http://www.dolcedepalma.com/

The rustic and virtually on-the-tracks eatery near the Kravis Center is a find for those who do stumble on it. It opened quietly before season last year to a slow start, but word of mouth put it on the radar for a full-blown opening in the fall.

Chef Rene Michelena, a Charlie Trotter and Sign of the Dove alumnus, turns out "world cuisine" from the tiny kitchen for a menu that changes daily (phone in to get the day's specials).
"We do cook with organics, but more than that, we're farm-to-table, so everything's as fresh as possible and seasonal," says Jessica Bailey, managing partner with Anthony de Palma.

The atmosphere is chic and casual, yet sophisticated, with floor-to-ceiling drapes and banquettes and a few—very few—tables. An outdoor patio eases some crowding, but this is a reservations-required restaurant for size alone.

The other restaurant is:

Eggsotic Bistro (2400 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-478-3117) Breakfast is always a great place to start—and this little charmer is waking up the area with not-so-typical morning meals and lunches. Leonardo and Luis Espin, partners and owners, turn out crêpes, omelets and Panini as well as unique lunch specials such as a grilled salmon croque monsieur in the tucked-away spot.

It occupies a former drive-through cleaners building—expect a small dining area with counter seating and tables. But diners are instantly removed from the bustling boulevard outside once indoors—the sleek warm modern décor with contemporary art on the walls has a somewhat calming effect.

A variety of eggs Benedict, omelets and French toast are offered, along with the signature crêpes turned out by chef Leonard—former executive chef of Breakers West Country Club. In season, the daily special reflects what's fresh in the markets, the chef says. A coffee bar satisfies those who are just in for a cup of joe—it's also top quality - and the entire menu is available for take-out.
(Note: A second location that will offer dinner was still in the planning stages at press time.)

Fine Dining near Stuart Florida

My favorite spot is 11 Maple Street in Jensen Beach. It is just north of Stuart.
11maplestreet.net/

Dec 07, 2009
DiFlorida in Florida

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie in South Florida?

Try Knauss Berry Farm in the Redlands. http://www.redlandriot.com/Knaus.html

Also Upper Crust in Lake Worth Fl. http://thedesignwindow.com/theuppercr...

Christmas in Naples

Thank you. I will check it out.

Nov 25, 2009
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Christmas in Naples

Any suggestions for Christmas dinner in Naples, Fl?

Nov 22, 2009
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Breakfast-Downtown Delray Beach

If you like crepes, Crepes by the Sea, is the place. www.crepesbythesea.com
6 NE 5th Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483
(561) 243-2004

Lunch in Boyton Beach?

Try Two George's on the Intracoastal. Great view and a good salad or fish sandwich.
http://www.twogeorgesrestaurant.com/
You might also try Hurricane Alley. They have indoor and outdoor dining and a fun atmosphere. The food is always good. http://www.myhurricanealley.com/

Oct 21, 2009
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ASAP- saturday morning breakfast/lunch around west palm beach

Eggosotic Bistro is my favorite. It is at 2400 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. 561-478-3117. The chef worked at the Breakers and makes great crepes, french toast and many types of benedict, including the traditional, crab and salmon benedict.
Another favorite on the water is the Dune Deck Cafe at 100 N. Ocean Blvd in Lantana. 561-582-0472. www.dunedeckcafe.com

Dining in Key West

Here are a few of my KW choices. I lived there for 4 years, but am now in West Palm.

Alonzo’s Oyster Bar www.alonzosoysterbar.com - on the water – great happy hour half price appetizers and discounted drinks

Blue Heaven www.blueheavenkw.com/ -
Outdoor casual dining

El Siboney www.elsiboneyrestaurant.com -
Inexpensive Cuban cuisine

Nine one Five http://www.915duval.com/
Eclectic tapas bar

Sarabeth’s www.sarabethskeywest.com
Excellent healthy cuisine

Pepe’s http://pepescafe.net/
Great breakfast with outside dining. Also good for lunch or dinner.

Croissants de France http://www.croissantsdefrance.com/
Breakfast on Duval

Camille’s http://www.camilleskeywest.com/
Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Diner type atmosphere, but food and service are good. On Simonton Street

Sep 29, 2009
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West Palm Beach for a week

Palm Beach County Dining Out

Da Francesco 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach; 561-207-8347, organicitaliano.com

Organic foods are part of many restaurants these days, but here, it's the primary focus. Chef Seth Kirschbaum, most recently of Fort Lauderdale's Sublime, latched onto the directive set out by owner Frank Cilione, of the former Tsunami fame.

"Everything is made in-house every day," Kirschbaum says. Finding a local source for foods is key, too. "It's important to me ecologically and as a chef," he says.

A specialty is the house-made colazione pizza—a sunny-side-up egg is placed on the pancetta, spinach, tomato and plum tomato pie. But dishes such as swordfish over fennel salad and a three-meat, all natural meatball with spaghettini win diners as well.

His food is paired with an Italian-forward wine list featuring some organic wines and beers; all is served up in a warm-wood decorated room, which turns into a more clubby scene, with dancing, late night.

Dolce de Palma (1000 Okeechobee Road, West Palm Beach; 561-833-6460, dolcedepalma.com) http://www.dolcedepalma.com/

The rustic and virtually on-the-tracks eatery near the Kravis Center is a find for those who do stumble on it. It opened quietly before season last year to a slow start, but word of mouth put it on the radar for a full-blown opening in the fall.

Chef Rene Michelena, a Charlie Trotter and Sign of the Dove alumnus, turns out "world cuisine" from the tiny kitchen for a menu that changes daily (phone in to get the day's specials). French twists such as modern rabbit, cassoulet or sweetbreads pose next to Asian green curry, duck, venison or porcini pasta with housemade sausage and mozzarella on the same menu—it's often "chef's whim" as to what might appear.

"We do cook with organics, but more than that, we're farm-to-table, so everything's as fresh as possible and seasonal," says Jessica Bailey, managing partner with Anthony de Palma.

The atmosphere is chic and casual, yet sophisticated, with floor-to-ceiling drapes and banquettes and a few—very few—tables. An outdoor patio eases some crowding, but this is a reservations-required restaurant for size alone.

Eggsotic Bistro (2400 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-478-3117)Breakfast is always a great place to start—and this little charmer is waking up the area with not-so-typical morning meals and lunches. Leonardo and Luis Espin, partners and owners, turn out crêpes, omelets and panini as well as unique lunch specials such as a grilled salmon croque monsieur in the tucked-away spot.

It occupies a former drive-through cleaners building—expect a small dining area with counter seating and tables. But diners are instantly removed from the bustling boulevard outside once indoors—the sleek warm modern décor with contemporary art on the walls has a somewhat calming effect.

A variety of eggs benedict, omelets and French toast are offered, along with the signature crêpes turned out by chef Leonard—former executive chef of Breakers West Country Club. In season, the daily special reflects what's fresh in the markets, the chef says. A coffee bar satisfies those who are just in for a cup of joe—it's also top quality - and the entire menu is available for take-out.
(Note: A second location that will offer dinner was still in the planning stages at press time.

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Pizzeria Oceano 201 East Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL 561-429-5550 – gourmet pizza
http://pizzeriaoceano.com/menu.pdf

Pistache http://www.pistachewpb.com/
101 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach - French bistro

Food Shack http://www.littlemoirsfoodshack.com/
103 S. U.S 1, Jupiter - Caribbean style seafood. Pricey and there is usually a wait.

I agree with Tacos Al Carbon - best tacos in town.

Florida Keys, Great Local Joints

Key West Dining-out

Alonzo’s Oyster Bar www.alonzosoysterbar.com - on the water – great happy hour half price appetizers and discounted drinks

Blue Heaven www.blueheavenkw.com/ -
Outdoor casual dining

El Siboney www.elsiboneyrestaurant.com -
Inexpensive Cuban cuisine

Nine one Five http://www.915duval.com/
Eclectic tapas bar

Sarabeth’s www.sarabethskeywest.com
Excellent healthy cuisine

Pepe’s http://pepescafe.net/
Great breakfast with outside dining. Also good for lunch or dinner.

Croissants de France http://www.croissantsdefrance.com/
Breakfast on Duval

Camille’s http://www.camilleskeywest.com/
Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Diner type atmosphere, but food and service are good. On Simonton Street

Sep 18, 2009
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Michelle Bernstein at the Omphoy in Palm Beach

We went here for dinner tonight and were disappointed. The Bouillabaisse was mediocre, as was the curried snapper. Nothing popped! The flavor just was not there. The food was also lukewarm. We did have the croquettes as an appetizer and they were hot and very good. The service and location was great, but I would not return.
We recently visited Bamboo Fire in Delray and loved it. Thank you Chowhounds for recommending it.

Sep 06, 2009
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French Corner Bistro and Rotisserie/ WPB

It is delicious. We were just there for Bastille Day and enjoyed the yellowtail snapper with potatoes gratin. I had the mussels as an appetizer and my friend had the escargot. It is run by a French couple and they will be on vacation soon. Be sure to check that they are open. I believe that Saturday is their last day before they close for 2 weeks. Bon Appetite!

The Boheme - Orlando

I have eaten there as well and was not impressed. We had mediocre food. Nothing memorable and certainly not worth it to return either to the hotel or the restaurant.

Apr 19, 2009
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Tall order: 1st time ever in USA, what do I HAVE to taste?

I live in Lake Worth. Try Sara's Kitchen in Lantana at 210 E. Ocean Avenue for breakfast. 561-540-2822. Great thick challah french toast.
For casual dining, try the Rum Shack at 606 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth - 561-588-2929. They serve a good fish sandwich and have a great happy hour.
Dolce de Palma is one of my favorite spots for lunch. The lunch specials are a little pricey, but they are delicious. You can also get a panini. It is at 1000 Old Okeechobee Rd in West Palm Beach. www.dolcedepalma.com
If you like bakeries, try the Palm Beach bakery, a Finnish bakery with hearty breads and delicious danish. It is located at 206 E. Ocean Ave. in Lantana.

I agree that the Station House and Hurricane Alley would be good choices.

Mar 21, 2009
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