Make Reservations at These 13 West Palm Beach Restaurants

Make Reservations at These 13 West Palm Beach Restaurants

  • Helena Drori
  • 04/11/22

West Palm Beach’s thriving culinary scene is one of the reasons so many people are drawn here from all over the U.S. and the world. From five-star fine dining restaurants to hidden gems, West Palm Beach residents enjoy endless options for great food. West Palm Beach has too many creative, delectable food spots to name, but these are some of the stand-outs that should be on the top of your list. If you live in West Palm Beach or have a vacation home here, be sure to make a reservation at these restaurants.

1. Pistache

101 N Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Pistache is a quintessential French bistro in the heart of West Palm Beach. With its Art Nouveau decor and canopied terrace, the ambiance at Pistache is reminiscent of a Parisian cafe and perfect for a relaxed, romantic meal or a laid-back Sunday afternoon. The critically acclaimed restaurant is located on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach with views of Centennial Park and the Intracoastal Waterway. Classic French dishes from their menu include burgundy escargot, steak au poivre, coq au vin, moules frites ‘Mariniere,’ and a variety of cheese and charcuterie choices.

Their award-winning brunch menu includes many of their regular signature dishes as well as brunch favorites like a croque-monsieur, quiche-lorraine, and nicoise salad. Check their website for special events like Raclette Night or Rose brunch on Saturdays.

2. Okeechobee Steakhouse

2854 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
For more than 70 years, this family-owned steakhouse has been a staple of the West Palm Beach dining scene. Founded in 1947 by the Lewis family, Okeechobee is a three-generation family-owned establishment. Okeechobee has a classic steakhouse atmosphere: dark walls and rich wood finishes. In truth, Okeechobee is everything you want a steakhouse to be.

Highlights from the menu include lobster tail, escargot, prime cuts of beef, and dry-aged steaks. Okeechobee has earned the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence in recognition of their extensive wine selection, as there are more than 800 bottles in their collection. 

3. Cholo Soy Cocina

3715 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Locals rave about Cholo Soy Cocina, a West Palm Beach destination for gourmet Latin street food. Led by Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen champ Chef Clay Carnes, Cholo is known for tacos made with octopus, chorizo, pork belly, brisket, and more — all made with fresh white corn tortillas. Other popular items include their ceviche and steak tacos.

4. City Cellar Wine Bar

700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill in Rosemary Square serves comforting dishes in an airy, sophisticated setting. They are beloved for their preparation of Mediterranean-American cuisine and the restaurant’s centerpiece, a floor-to-ceiling glass-enclosed wine cellar. Enjoy fish from the grill, braised lamb shank, dry-aged steaks, hearth-baked pizzas, fresh pasta, and risotto, as well as an extensive wine list.

5. Cafe Boulud 

301 Australian Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480
From world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud comes West Palm Beach’s Cafe Boulud. Located in the Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club, Cafe Boulud serves French American cuisine with a South Florida flair. Their acclaimed menu includes raw seafood platters, beef tartare and caviar, braised rabbit, wild Brittany
Dover sole, and an exquisite selection of desserts.

Cafe Boulud also boasts an extensive wine list with vintages from all over the world. They are also known for an expansive and decadent brunch menu (featuring black truffle scrambled eggs, among other delights) on Saturdays and Sundays. For something truly special, call 24 hours in advance and take advantage of their seasonal picnic offering — a complete eight-course menu for two, and a bottle of chilled champagne.

6. Avocado Grill

125 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Avocado Grill offers a breezy, “casual yet chic” atmosphere and a menu centered on fresh, local ingredients. Their imaginative menu features vibrant, globally-inspired small plates sure to please any foodie, a raw seafood bar, and even vegan options.

Reviewers also rave about their brunch. The menu includes smoked salmon truffle benedict, beets & warm goat cheese grilled chicken salad, or sweet potato coconut-crusted Mahi. Enjoy your meal in their open-air dining room or on the outdoor patio overlooking the waterway.

7. Blind Monk

410 Evernia St #107, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The Blind Monk is a chic, cozy tapas spot located in the Grand Opal hotel. The dimly lit dining area creates an intimate atmosphere, perfect for a romantic dinner or a relaxing drink after a busy day. They host live music on Tuesday nights and have a Monk Market where you can shop for cheeses, charcuterie, wines, craft beers, and gifts. The Blind Monk has been named among the Top 25 Best Wine Bars by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

8. Kitchen

319 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Kitchen is an American restaurant that regularly ranks among the best in West Palm Beach. Founded by the personal chef of Tiger Woods – Matthew Byrne and his wife Aliza – Kitchen’s philosophy is based on the celebration of the simplest, freshest ingredients. Kitchen is the ideal articulation of unfussy food prepared with care. Reviews highlight Kitchen as a popular spot for locals, where the service is warm and friendly. Kitchen is cozy and intimate, and it’s open for dinner seven nights a week.

9. Grato

1901 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
When you’re in the mood for comforting, authentic Italian dishes, make a reservation at Grato. Grato is known for its superb execution of homemade pasta, wood-fired dishes, and particularly its brick-oven pizza, with gluten-free crust and vegan cheese options available.
Other menu highlights include the soy-lacquered chicken thighs, tuna tartare, and tilefish ceviche. The restaurant has high, industrial-style ceilings and a lively atmosphere. Chef Clay Conley is a James Beard award nominee, so you’re sure to be in good hands.

10. Batch New Southern Kitchen

223 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Located on lively Clematis Street, Batch New Southern Kitchen and Tap specialize in modern southern cuisine and “garden to glass” cocktails. They pride themselves on making everything from scratch – right down to the syrups used in their specialty cocktails — using fresh, local ingredients.

Batch’s dinner menu features southern classics like St. Louis ribs, jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles, but they also do South Florida favorites like oysters – chilled or herb-roasted — and a variety of vegan and gluten-free options. Their brunch menu is downright decadent, featuring cast-iron cinnamon rolls, s’mores waffles, smoked duck and bacon hash, specialty mac and cheese, and more. Batch also serves a superb selection of wines, craft beers, and hard-to-find whiskeys.

11. Darbster

8020 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
If you’re craving food that is both healthy and delicious, get a reservation at Darbster. Darbster serves a vegetarian, organic menu with raw and vegan options, including innovative raw creations and meatless takes on classic bistro dishes.

This is the perfect place to enjoy the light and creative cuisine made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Some of their specialties include crispy hearts of palm cakes, stuffed avocado, and meatless lasagna. Named after the owners’ beloved family pet Darby, Darbsters restaurant has a relaxing, dog-friendly waterfront deck.

12. Oceano Kitchen

201 E Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL 33462
Oceano Kitchen is run by husband and wife team Jeremy and Cindy Bearman. Jeremy is a Michelin-starred chef with more than 15 years of experience in fine dining. That excellence is reflected at Oceano Kitchen, but with a much more approachable vibe. The menu, which changes daily, features shareable dishes from their wood-burning oven crafted from local products. With its inviting outdoor seating area, Oceano Kitchen has a casual atmosphere, but don’t let that fool you. The food is anything but pedestrian.

Ocean Kitchen is a cash-only establishment, but there’s an ATM on site. Additionally, due to their limited seating, they only accept reservations for parties of six people or more, but if you’re looking for somewhere to take the family or a group of friends, you’re sure to have an outstanding meal. For couples or smaller parties, reviewers can assure you the wait is worth it.

13. Leila

120 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Blending Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern flair, Leila is a dining experience like no other in West Palm Beach. Standouts from the dinner menu are Leila’s authentic regional dishes, including their signature shish tawook, beef or lamb kefta, and kebabs. They also serve Middle Eastern classics like hummus, sambusik, labneh, naanak, and more. On Friday and Saturday nights, Leila hosts a belly dance performance and live music. Guests can also enjoy traditional hookah, Turkish coffee, and specialty desserts.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of all the deliciousness West Palm Beach has to offer, check out West Palm Beach luxury real estate with Helena Drori by your side. If you're looking for a vacation home or permanent residence, you'll want to check out the properties in the area. Contact Helena Drori to get started!

Work With Helena

I strongly believe that selecting where you want to live is one of the most important decisions of your life and I am here to educate you in making the right decisions!