Local’s Choice for Palm Beach and Wellington’s Best Dining Experiences!

The votes are in and those ‘in the know’ have submitted their top picks for a variety of dining experiences in Wellington and Palm Beach. Whether you want to grab a quick bite, or indulge in an evening of culinary adventure, here is our list of highly recommended dining establishments.

TRENDY and UPSCALE

Buccan – Palm Beach

Launched in 2011 by a top restauranteur partnership, Buccan is one of Palm Beach’s most popular spots for atmosphere and remarkable American fusion cuisine. Chef Clay has traveled the world in search of new taste combinations to please his guests. “Each city and country that he visits or lived in influences his palate, style, and techniques. The hallmarks of his favorite dishes are bright, fresh and balanced flavors.”

The restaurant has regular happy hour specials, such as Oyster & Champagne Wednesdays with $1 Oysters from 4-6pm in the lounge and $10 champagne all night! This restaurant is trendy and perfect for date night or a celebratory night out with friends, but also welcoming to families as well.

Reviews:
“Multiple time James Beard Award Nominee Chef Clay Conley (deserving of a win in my opinion) has arranged a remarkable menu with excellent quality and unique/delicious flavors. The service here was amazing and we truly had an unforgettable evening. What a gem for Palm Beach County. Amazing.”

If you need more convincing to go, Buccan was just voted into the top 100 restaurants in America by Food & Wine Magazine. They also have an adjoining gourmet sandwich and salad shop for your mid-day cravings and take-out!

Scallop seafood dish, Photo Courtesy Buccan

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HMF Wine Bar at the Breakers

Whether your on vacation in Wellington, or a full time resident, an evening at the Breakers should always be top of your list. This iconic resort, built by Henry M. Flagler in 1890, epitomizes the beauty and grandeur of Palm Beach.

“Named after the resort’s founder, Henry Morrison Flagler, HMF is steeped in the glamour of an earlier era, yet wholly current. This chic social club boasts an eclectic, globally influenced menu, an acclaimed wine list of more than 2,000 unique selections and an array of bespoke cocktails.”

Whether you are interested in a full course meal, or a special cocktail with friends, the HMF will surrounding you with the ambiance of one of the world’s top resorts. Why not treat yourself to an evening escape which will leave you feeling as if your miles away from reality!

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Echo Palm Beach

An Asian fusion cuisine experience, also located at the Breakers Palm Beach, is always the perfect night out with a group of friends. True to the Breakers, this restaurant offers a dynamic evening on the town with exceptional attention to detail.

“When done right, a night on the town can feel like an evening spent in a faraway place. Echo transports the senses, fusing exoticism and tranquility in a decidedly urban space. To start, enjoy sake and fresh sushi in the garden, dotted with lanterns, or see and be seen at happy hour in our Dragonfly Lounge, popular for its dramatic serpentine bar. For dinner, gather in the garden, front terrace or dining room for a veritable feast of Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean dishes, complemented by an outstanding selection of cocktails, beers and wines.”

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Steak dish, Photo Courtesy Meat Market Palm Beach

Meat Market Palm Beach

One of Palm Beach’s top upscale restaurants, the Meat Market Palm Beach offers an array of seasonal, handmade delicacies served in a trendy, modern setting. If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, this should be top of your list.

Know as “a sexier more modern take on a traditional steakhouse”, The Meat Market prides itself on exquisite cuts of meat, balanced with inventive seafood dishes served under the direction of Executive Chef Sean Brasel. If your looking for the best in atmosphere, libations, attentive service and equally as impressive cuisine – the Meat Market is always on point.

Other locations include Miami, Palm Beach, and San Juan.

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CASUAL and FUN

Avocado Grille, West Palm Beach & Palm Beach Gardens

Fun, festive and casual! The Avocado Grille is a great place to gather with a group of friends looking to unwind with a variety of margarita’s, amazing culinary treats, all in a colorful and fun environment.

“When it comes to wining and dining in downtown West Palm Beach, Avocado Grill reigns supreme, as it is without doubt the kind of restaurant that food lovers love. And for good reason. Grilled, spiced or seared, every morsel is délicieux.”
— Maritza Cosano, WPB Magazine & The Review

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Chef Julien Gremaud, Photo Courtesy Avocado Grill

Agliolio, Wellington

Craving homemade pasta after a full day of riding, then seek out Agliola’s “All natural, handcrafted, scratch kitchen and bar”! This restaurant sources all of their ingredients with care, including farm fresh vegetables and responsibly, raised meats and seafood. Serving lunch and dinner, as well as take-out, Agliolio is a local’s favorite for delicious Italian creations (gluten-free choices as well). Wonderful choice for birthdays and large parties.

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JoJo’s Rawbar, Wellington

JoJo’s is one of the top local hang-outs in the Wellington area, and for good reason! With an impressive raw bar and a large menu featuring salads, burgers, flatbreads, seafood, steaks grilled to order and a great kids menu – JoJo’s is guaranteed to please. They also have daily specials and evening entertainment which includes trivia, poker, bingo and Chill n Grill on Sunday evenings.

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Benny’s On The Beach

Located at the Lake Worth Pier and serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner – Benny’s on the Beach has been an area favorite since the mid 80’s! Benny’s is relaxed, family friendly and celebrates the best of surf side dining in the Palm Beach region. Open from 6am to 10pm, Benny’s even sells tickets to fish off the pier.

Locals and tourists know where to head to find one of the best breakfasts in town, great big sandwiches, fresh seafood, and a view that can’t be beat!!

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Benny’s pier, Photo Courtesy Benny’s on the Beach