All the hotels I mentioned have wonderful restaurants. We also really enjoy the restaurants of the Miami chef Clay Conley: At Buccan, the focus is on American cuisine. All the food is very innovative and the menu changes often. The roasted quail on polenta is delicious.
Another of Conley’s restaurants, Imoto, serves pan-Asian food—the dumplings, the duck, the pot stickers, and the sushi are all amazing.
Grato in West Palm Beach is more casual and serves Italian bistro food in a lively setting (a bit noisy for me, but great for a younger crowd!)
Go to Honor Bar for the emerald kale salad, the Macho Salad with chicken, and the tuna tartare.
Café Flora has the best Burrata salad and veal Bolognese (with real cream) in town. The gazpacho is wonderful as well. We love to sit outside for lunch.
Two other great restaurants in West Palm are Mazie’s and Kitchen. Mazie’s is updated comfort food. I adore their chicken and the sweet potato biscuit that comes with a pot of whipped butter—fattening but worth it! At Kitchen, everything is the freshest, the simplest, and the best. The chef, Matthew Byre, is an amazing food star, and the grilled fish or grilled chicken is not to be missed!
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