Note: This GREAT post on Clematis street by WPBGator was just added to TripAdvisor’s West Palm Beach page. Reposted here with permission!
After years of construction, Clematis St. is thriving with plenty of new tasty restaurants and night spots/clubs! Within a year, several new restaurants have started to appear in addition to the new park and waterfront.
At the base of Clematis, ER Bradleys still has the best views and an amazing ambiance. The food is superb, drink are fantastic, but get ready to pay for it, certainly not discount dining. Walking up the street you have Sloan’s ice cream, Pizza Girls and Mangia Bevi (new Italian where the old Cabana used to be) and on the alternate side, a great French bistro Pistache. Pistache has quality food and a good bar scene at a reasonable price, Thursday nights late are good specifically. The Palm Beach crowd tends to like this one.
Ok, moving up the street to the 200 block, Luna Pizza is about to take over the old Maison Carlos spot and open Luna Pizza Bar. Walking a little further, Grease Burger Bar. Grease is part of the Big Time Triange that includes Rocco’s Tacos and Reef Road. All owned and operated by the Big Time Restaraunt Group. Grease has good burgers, fries, etc., and a decent happy hour. Just watch your bill, several time they ‘forgot’ to charge me the half price advertised. Rocco’s has a great scene, adequate food. Guacamole made fresh at the table is great, rest of the food is fairly bland. Reef Road is also just adequate.
Next to Grease, is the Motley Crue themed rock bar, Dr. Feelgoods. Vince Neil opened this hot late night spot in the old Monkey Club location. Music is…you guessed it, rock and roll. 80′s, 90′s and current. Ustairs from Feelgoods is Lost Weekend. Lost has video games, pool tables, skee ball and a good bar. Great place to take a break from the crowded club atmosphere. Next door to Lost Weekend is new house club called Monarchy. Monarchy has a small dance floor but great DJ’s, a long bar, attractive crowd and I can honestly say I have never had a bad time there.
Next to these is Forte, which had a makeover once the Cuillo family got rid of that ‘guy from Top Chef Steven”. Now the chefs from Amici have taken over the kitchen and the food is fantastic, good prices, great specials and a popular lunch scene.