Fresh seafood, a wonderful atmosphere and an even better happy hour bar menu collide at City Fish Market in Boca Raton. For years we’ve been hitting up this spot, attached to the Hilton Boca Raton Suites, on Glades Road, and recently returned to take pictures of the restaurant and some of their delicious seafood dishes.
Delray Marketplace in Delray Beach is a new-ish outdoor center with a bevy of shopping and dining options serving residents of Delray Beach and those in nearby Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. Restaurants are currently open (see our past mentions of Burt & Max’s and The Grind Cafe) and also still in the build-out phase as of this time. We can expect a few more to open their doors as the season moves on. One of the popular spots that you will find, right now, is Shula Burger, Don Shula’s fast-casual entry in the hottest segment in the country right now; burgers and fries.
In all of the times that we had walked up and down Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, The Office had always eluded us. We had chosen other spots to dine and had meals that were both mediocre and wonderful. Once we had the opportunity to try The Office’s cuisine we felt as though we robbed ourselves of many months of gastronomic bliss. Our loss is now our readers’ gain.
Vic & Angelo’s in Delray Beach is one of two locations in the South Florida area. With another location in Palm Beach Gardens, we found their Sunday Brunch (which we enjoyed al fresco) to be a wonderful start to our least favorite day of the weekend.
A great spot in Palm Beach Gardens, just on the border with Jupiter, Burger Bar is serving up two great experiences to customers. First, it’s an excellent bar with an even better Ladies Night (ladies drink certain drinks for free), and secondly, the handcrafted burgers created by Chef Matt Miller, who has been with Burger Bar since its inception, are intoxicating and bursting with flavor.
It was a sunny Wednesday afternoon when we visited Rocco’s Tacos, located in Town Center Circle’s shopping center, not far from Glades Road. Arriving at lunchtime, we had a choice to sit inside in the dark dining room or enjoy the sunshine at one of the outdoor high tables. We chose the latter and had a wonderful Mexican meal under bright blue skies.
Happy Hour is a wonderful thing. For some, it’s a perfect time to get together with friends and/or co-workers after work to wind down. For others, it’s a time to relax and prepare for the night ahead. For us, it’s a great opportunity to score 1/2 off of drinks and appetizers at some of the area’s best restaurants. With this in mind, we headed straight to Mario’s Osteria in Boca Raton.
Tap42 had us pleasantly surprised. It’s known for its great nightlife (especially on Wednesday night, Ladies Night), but seeing and tasting their great cuisine had us confounded. How could a craft beer bar deliver such great food, too? The answer, lies with the executive chef, Andrew Balick.
Of the four South Florida locations of Lemongrass Asian Bistro, this Delray Beach spot may be our favorite. Capturing the energy and the vibe of Atlantic Avenue, sitting outside is a completely different experience than dining inside or at the sushi bar. Under a covered awning, we’ll always choose to sit outside and dine al fresco.