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EatBeat: Enter: North Palm Beach — Entre Nous

September 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Jason Laudenslager and Candy Shreve have picked up their tiny Entre Nous from Lake Park and expanded into the former Mangia! space in North Palm Beach on U. S. 1 — and added new menu items, too.

At the new space with 150 seats (about 130 more than the Park Avenue spot), they have a large full bar, with drink specials Tuesday-Thursday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. A $6 martini and special tapas-sized plates of their creative apps are on the bill.

The spacious dining room features original artwork from locals that is for sale around the room.

Several things are new on the menu, including an “airline” chicken breast (wing in, standing up). Seared scallops, and some new salads share space with their well known crispy duck, rack of lamb, and crab cakes. It’s a well rounded menu that offers something for most diners — all fresh. “All our soups are made daily — we have a different soup every day because I just don’t like those standards,” Laudenslager says.

They feature the “unclassic” Caesar salad — no croutons. A shaved Braseaola (cured beef) on greens with shaved Parmesan, a squeeze of lemon and touch of oil is one of their classics. They also do a shrimp panzanella — their take on the classic Italian “bread salad” made with shrimp, foccacia, greens and a basils vinaigrette.

They have a nice wine list, friendly staff and a chef (Van Coyle) who works to present fresh foods tastefully. I’m going to go very soon, but if it’s as good as before, you won’t want to miss this one!

They’ll open for lunch within a month or so, and also will open Mondays for dinner “in season.”

  • Entre Nous Bistro
  • 123 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach
  • (561) 863-5883; www.entrenousbistro.com
  • Open Tueday-Sunday, dinner only from 5 p.m.

Tags: The Eat Beat: Restaurant News

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  • 1 Ben // Sep 30, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Two of my favorites… homemade soups and crispy duck.

    My mother always made soups loaded with fresh veggies, and I have missed that living in the big city. Sure hope that beef vegetable is on their list.

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