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EatBeat: Now Open – New Restaurants in Palm Beach County

November 25th, 2011 · 6 Comments

I’ll be giving you a report and interviews with chef/owners soon on most of these.

Yakitori's blue crab tartare

Yakitori Sake House – Sushi and yakitori grill from Chef Ben. 271 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton. 561-544-0087.

Spicy Ginger – Those who remember Tommy Wong from the Ginger Wok in Lantana, and later, Asian Bistro in the Carefree will be glad to know he’s back. He’s just opened Spicy Ginger in Boca Raton, the former Rib Bizz spot on Federal Highway. 6020 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561-998-3388. Open for lunch at 11:30 weekdays, and dinner nightly from 4 p.m. Take-out is available.

Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca Raton – the product of Rodney Mayo, Scott Frielich and chef Roy Villacrusis. Asiatic cuisine, done in farm-to-fork style in Boca’s Mizner Park – 431 Plaza Real; 561-347-7322. kapownoodlebar.com (open for dinner from 5 p.m. daily).

D’Angelo Trattoria and Italian Pastry, from Angelo Elia. Rustic Italian cuisine in an old house in Delray. An interview with Chef Elia before he opened is here. 9 S.E. 7th Ave., Delray Beach; 56-330-1237 (open for dinner daily at 5:30 p.m.; reservations taken for 6 or more).

Baked goods at SpoonFed, Delray Beach

SpoonFed – the permanent restaurant where the PopUp was. Glen Manfra brings out his Italian and American dishes, seasonal and farm-fresh. Bakery cases hold fresh baked goodies for take-out. In downtown Delray by the tracks. Read my interview with Manfra here. 217 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-450-7557; spoonfeddelray.com (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7 a.m.).

Bistro Bistro Bakery and Gourmet – in West Palm’s up and coming Northwood Village, this spot has French pastries and breads, salads, sandwiches, pate, and quiche. 506 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. 561-228-1801; bistrobistrotogo.com (open 10-6, Tuesday-Friday; 10-4, Monday and Saturday)

The Water Bar – by John Spoto of the nearby Oyster Bar in Palm Beach Gardens. Seafood and a modern industrial setting in the Commons on PGA. Just opened! 4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-776-5778; spotos.com

Burger Bar by Chef Allen – Chef Allen Susser takes the burger, fries and a drink combo to a higher level at this new hip spot in the Donald Ross Village. Full bar (indoors one and out); several burger choices and non-burger items like stone crab chowder to tempt and sea lovers. 4650 Donald Ross Road (Donald Ross Village), Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-4545; open daily for dinner at 5 p.m. (Lunch service begins Dec. 5, we’re told.)

Coming soon:

(Note correct date): Dec. 3The Spaniard Tapas Bar and Cafe – Chef Jorge Luis brings traditional tapas and Spanish fare to the former Moquila space in Boca Raton. Paella, flamenco dancing, housemade sangria – the works. 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-347-7000; facebook.com/TheSpaniardTapas.

Dec., soon –  The Wine Dive – in downtown West Palm Beach on Clematis, from the folks at Roxy’s. If samples like ones at Taste of the Gardens are indications, they’ll do well with their small plate menus and wine pairings. Opening this month, we hear; the 800 block.

Tags: Restaurant Reviews · The Eat Beat: Restaurant News · Where to Eat in Palm Beach County

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jennifer H // Nov 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I wish people would realize that Boynton is not a dead zone! We are in dire need of new spots like these. Boca/Delray and WPB/PGA are both too far to travel to eat there regularly.

  • 2 Forgot this one // Nov 26, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Francos in Wellington is a new restaurant that just opened.

  • 3 Jan Norris // Nov 26, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I’ll check out Franco’s…and Jennifer – sorry, but they seem to gravitate toward chain restaurants and mostly around Congress. I agree – would love to see some new, good local restaurants there.

  • 4 Mr smokey // Nov 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm


    How about Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q? We have been open

  • 5 Mr smokey // Nov 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    For a month and could really use some exposure. See you soon!

  • 6 CharlieDelray // Nov 30, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I’ve said this before – there’s an opening in the market for an Indian Restaurant in east Delray / North Boca / Boynton.

    You’ve got several in south Boca/ Deerfield/ Pompano, and several in WPB… but zero in this area.

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