The 10 Best Restaurants in Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Gardens may have sun, surf, and culture, but that’s not all. It also has cuisine! Some of the best restaurants in the state are in Palm Beach Gardens, from classic American steakhouses to tiny seafood shacks. So check out some of our favorites below!
Buccan– Helmed by Chef Clay Conley, this upscale cafe focuses on flavor disproportionate to its dish’s size. This lively restaurant is just off the water and always fun, but we suggest getting a reservation. Featured on numerous ‘best of’ lists and appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes and more, Buccan is a must-see.
Christopher’s Kitchen– Vegetarianism and veganism used to be such a niche market, that it was hard to find a good restaurant that catered to those restrictions. Fortunately, that time is well in the past. Few places care more about their ingredients and their food than plant-based restaurants, and Christopher’s Kitchen is chief among them. Their simple approach to techniques and ingredients shines through each dish they produce.
Lynora’s Alton– Lynora’s Alton brings its flavors directly from Italy, and it shows. The Abbenante family has been serving Florida the best Italian food around since 1974, and are still doing so at Lynora’s Alton. Featuring the classic Italian fare, Lynora’s Alton knows what it does, and does it right. For the perfect taste of Italy, Lynora’s Alton should be your first stop.
Little Moir’s– Little Moir’s is more than just a restaurant– it’s actually two and a music venue! Food Shack is a small place serving exquisite local seafood and daily specials. The Leftovers Cafe is a much more traditional restaurant, featuring delicious seafood, craft beer, wine, and a patio. Finally, Maxi’s Lineup is a 37 seat venue, great for local musicians and artists.
Avocado Grill– The Avocado Grill has one simple mindset that they stick to. Farm-to-table cooking, dedicated to the right ingredients and proper sourcing. Their plates speak for themselves and represent a turn in the industry, away from edible gold leaf and caviar, and back to what makes cooking special– the finest local ingredients, sustainably sourced.
Restoration Hardware Rooftop Cafe– This may be the most spectacular entry on the list. Restoration Hardware is more than just a cafe, it’s an experience to be had. The private gardens, the rooftop park, the wine vault, and olive trees, all combine to an unforgettable night. Add in the spectacular menu, and Restoration Hardware Rooftop Cafe is a must-see.
The River House– The River House is a staple of Palm Beach Gardens. This multilevel steak and seafood tiki bar combine a fun atmosphere with flavors that just work. Situated right on the water and offering sprawling views, The River House is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon.
Hangry Kitchen– Hangry Kitchen is exactly where you want to go when you’re so hungry you could eat a horse. This farm-to-table restaurant takes classics like wings or Brussel sprouts and adds a twist. Hangry Kitchen makes them better than you’ve ever had, with flavors you wouldn’t think of. They let the food take center stage, and quite frankly, it steals the show.
The Capital Grille- The Capital Grille has several locations for a reason. It’s spectacular. This classic American steakhouse fare is a fitting end to a long vacation, or a special night out with a significant other. From their burrata to their lobster and crab burger, every dish has something special to share with you.
Coolinary Cafe and The Parched Pig– If you’re only going to go to one restaurant on this list, make it the Coolinary Cafe. This innovative restaurant’s menu is driven by what’s available locally, and seasonally. Sourcing their ingredients primarily from local farms, their menu is one of the best we’ve seen. The Parched Pig acts as their sister bar and is a great alternative if you can’t get a seat.