Delray Beach is a sophisticated beach town settled along the Atlantic coastline of Florida between Ft Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. This vacation destination offers nightlife, delectable cuisine and a vibrant art community. Here are our top ten selections for dining in Delray Beach.
Cut 432 is an elegant and trendy restaurant in downtown Delray Beach known for its steaks, but they cater to all tastes and appetites. The dinner menu includes raw bar selections, seafood specialties, and American classics such as chicken, pork chops, ribs and rack of lamb. Go for the sirloin with a side order of brussels sprouts paired with top-notch wine.
City Oyster | Courtesy of Big Time Restaurant Group
Featuring fresh seafood delivered and prepared daily in their kitchen, City Oyster has a full sushi bar and a rotating selection of fresh oysters from the east and west coast of the United States. This downtown Delray locale is great for a meal before a night out on the town. Sit outside and watch the passersby, or come at lunchtime when things are a bit quieter. From the menu, order the grilled skirt steak or fish tacos.
The Patio Delray menu is seasonally inspired with ingredients sourced from the farmer’s market as well as fresh catch from the Atlantic Ocean. The modern bar, colorful walls and original photography are a welcoming touch, and live music adds to the relaxing atmosphere. The outdoor covered patio is the main attraction of the restaurant. A popular dish here is the Singapore noodles, and crab cakes aren’t to be missed.
Cabana Restaurant offers the flavors of Miami in downtown Delray Beach. Located along the busiest street in town, this restaurant is authentic in its cuisine, offering large portions of delectable Latin-American fare. Local favourites here include the sea bass, ceviche mixto, camarones de coco, and tostones rellenos.
Dada is unique in every aspect. The eclectic restaurant is located the heart of downtown in a historic house with an artistic vibe. Each room is styled in a different theme and different local works by independent artists adorn the walls inside. The intimate outdoor dining and garden area are perfect from which to view and listen to live music. From the menu, order Bea’s meatloaf, short braised ribs, and the habanero maple glazed salmon.
Located in the heart of Pineapple Grove, Max’s Harvest is a farm-to-fork establishment serving the freshest cuisine in Delray’s art district. The popular Sunday brunch menu and an after-brunch party, and the regional chef vs. chef event on Wednesdays make Max’s an innovative place to eat and hang out. Try the goat’s cheese croquettes with guava jelly, potato and leek quiche, yardbird and waffles, or the pork belly benedict.
Mussel Beach is one of Delray’s newest restaurants, offering superb shellfish and seafood. Located on the corner of Federal Highway and Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, chef Aaron Bender focuses on Prince Edward Island mussels, served in a variety of flavors, by the pound, and in wooden buckets. The most popular dish is the classic garlic, shallots, white wine, and butter mussels.
Tryst is a restaurant with a neighborhood pub vibe, offering lunch, dinner and late night bites to eat. The menu is inspired by the bar culture of Europe, with an emphasis on seasonal, mostly local, farm fresh ingredients. A carefully selected micro brewed beer list from around the world is also offered. At Tryst guests can find more than 30 wines by the glass as well as an extensive half bottle list. Indoor dining and outdoor patio seating is available as well as seating at the large bar.
Bamboo Fire Café has developed a cult following in the South Florida restaurant scene. It’s not just a restaurant; it’s a dining experience akin to being invited to dinner at a friend’s home and sharing meal with family. Donald and Beverly Jacobs own and operate the restaurant and bring their knowledge and passion for food from their homeland of Guyana, South America, to the forefront. Reggae music on the stereo and delicious cuisine on the table is what you can expect here.
The mission statement of The Grove is to prepare refined seasonal dishes reflecting traditional and modern cooking techniques. The menus change almost entirely every two weeks and the wine selection complements the dishes perfectly. Indoor and outdoor seating make the restaurant enjoyable year-round.