The Palm Beach International Boat Show, takes place from March 23-26, 2017, and the West Palm Beach Waterfront plays host to thousands of marine professionals from around the world.

Downtown West Palm Beach is home to dozens of first class restaurants, so if you’ve finished your work, and are looking for something to eat, you do not have to go far

Pistache French Bistro

101 N Clematis St – https://www.pistachewpb.com/

After nearly a decade of offering traditional French bistro fare with a menu that showcases the best products available, fresh specials and seasonal offerings – Pistache reimagined their entire culinary experience.

Pistache’s ambitious chef, Issac prides himself on being able to create or modify dishes at the request of a guest. While in the Pistache’s kitchen, Cerny creates classic French fare with a modern edge. Whether it’s his favorite bouillabaisse or his famous pâté, Cerny stays true to traditional techniques, but leaves room for updated variations to make each dish his own. With our organization since the begining, shortly after his one-year anniversary at Pistache, the gifted chef was named chef de cuisine.

Pistache was recently featured on “Check Please” where Michelle Bernstein and guests review Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach.

Avocado Grill

125 Datura St – http://www.avocadogrillwpb.com/

Avocado Grill, is ready for springtime and sharing the excitement with diners with a newly updated lunch menu. Starting today, guests can sink their teeth in to Chef Julien Gremaud’s latest culinary creations as they soak in the warmer spring weather.

Start with small plate options including the new Burrata Salad with crisp cantaloupe and cherry tomatoes topped with thin, succulent prosciutto and dressed with aged balsamic and almonds ($15). Indulge in newly prepared Spiced Lamb Sliders with cucumbers, feta yogurt and paprika aioli (just $6.50 each).

The new Spicy Greek Chicken Wrap ($13.50) is packed with flavor and includes romaine, feta, red onions, olives, tomatoes, creamy tzatziki sauce and pepperoncini peppers for an extra kick. Sample the Grilled Chicken Avocado BLT with romaine, bacon, avocado, tomatoes and key lime aioli ($14.50). The updated Grilled Prime Burger ($14) is cooked to order and served on a brioche bun with avocado, Brie, lettuce, tomato and onion. The Grilled Mahi Sandwich is fresh and tasty (and healthy!) dressed with baby spinach, cucumber mango slaw and jalapeno passion fruit aioli ($16.50). All sandwiches (and tacos) are always served with your choice of fries, Caesar salad or fruit, or diners can substitute truffle fries for $2.50 more. Plenty of gluten free options are available, too, as the new lunch menu is clearly marked with all the choices making it easy to choose.

Avocado Grill serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. In addition to the new menu offerings, the restaurant also features daily specials and cocktails, including the Grilled Lemon & Pink Peppercorn Mojito (the entire month of March) which benefits the No Kid Hungry The Shake Up campaign.

 

Grease Burger Bar

213 Clematis St – https://www.greasewpb.com/

Grease is located on Clematis Street just steps away from the waterfront, making it easy for Boat Show guests to chow down on Grease’s newest burger, The Mr. Bigg, a 12 oz. burger with crispy pecan bacon, frizzled onions, zesty pepper jack cheese and topped off with a tasty garlic aioli ($12.95).  To seal the deal, Grease offers a premiere selection of 130 craft beers available by the bottle and on tap, as well as an extensive whiskey list.

 

Le Rendez-vouz

221 Datura St #105 – http://www.trendyparisianrestaurant.com/

Located in the heart of West Palm Beach’s downtown, Le rendez-vous is a parisian restaurant and lounge established in 2012 by the brothers Olivier and Edouard Delrieu.

The atmosphere is casual chic, a bit industrial, and definitely arty. The food takes inspirations from all around the world, always with a french touch. The cocktails are carefully handcrafted, and the establishment worked closely with french wine makers and importers, to offer you a unique selection with a great variety of taste and price.

 

 

Kabuki – Sushi • Thai • Tapas

308 N Clematis St – http://www.kabukiwpb.com/

Awarded “A” Grade from the Palm Beach Post, Kabuki offers Thai and Japanese cuisines in a contemporary restaurant with a full bar. Our large and diverse menu offers everything from beautifully crafted traditional sushi, innovative flash fried rolls to low carb riceless rolls. Not a fan of raw fish? Our savory Thai dishes such as pad thai stir-fried noodles, pineapple fried rice, thai curry and crispy duck are sure to please anyone.

 

Hullabaloo

517 Clematis St – http://sub-culture.org/hullabaloo/

Hullabaloo means great noise or excitement, an uproar,” — just one of our favorite words.

Inside, the decor is minimalist and clean, New York City loft meets Little Italy. The 1,700-square-foot space features a glossy, white-washed brick wall to the left, dotted with circular red and black leather booths paired with white marble tables. To the right is an expansive bar with plenty of seating to encourage both drinking and eating. It’s also where you’ll find the restaurant’s open kitchen, with a wood-fired stone hearth as a focal point.

The wood stove is also the heart of the menu, used to cook many of the dishes prepared by executive chef Fritz Cassel, including the fire-grilled pizzas. Be sure to snag a spot across from the exposed prep area, which doubles as an intimate chef’s tasting area, and offers an excellent view of the kitchen at work.

The bar serves up dozens of craft beers and microbrews both in the bottle and on tap. There’s also over a dozen hand-crafted cocktails with ingredients and flavors as colorful as the music legends they are named for. Small-batch bourbons, rum, vodka, tequila and gin team up with fresh muddled herbs, bitters and spices like star anise, cinnamon and cloves to make various concoctions like the Roy Orbison, Kurt Cobain, Freddie Mercury and Janis Joplin.

But wait, there are many, many more

 

I’ve run out of space / time but there are many more restaurants in downtown West Palm Beach that will satisfy every taste.

Here are some ideas: Pizza Girls, Dorrian’s Red Hand, Alchemist, Duffy’s, Lynora’s, Hot Pie Pizza, Banko Cantina, Roxy’s Pub, Sushiyama, The Wine Dive, Palm Sugar, Field of Greens, The Chick Pea, O’Shea’s Pub, and Santucci.

Enjoy!