Where to eat in Palm Beach, Florida

Sep 30, 2013 at 9:27 a.m. ET

There are plenty of things to do in and around Palm Beach, Florida. Flying into Palm Beach International Airport puts you in a 30-mile radius of some of the best cities and beaches the east coast has to offer.

HMF Palm Beach
Photo credit: HMF Palm Beach

Whether you're a so-called "snowbird" who comes to South Florida seasonally or you're a frequent traveler to the area, a true foodie knows the best places to dine in and around Palm Beach. Being a New York transplant and having lived here for the past three years, it's my pleasure to divulge my foodie secrets! When you're in the Palm Beach area, here are the best places to eat!


Sushi Yama

This unassuming Palm Beach Gardens sushi restaurant is tucked between a Starbucks and Publix, Florida's favorite supermarket chain. The menu boasts Thai, Malaysian and Japanese food. Through word of mouth, its popularity has grown, so expect a little wait time on busy Friday and Saturday nights!


Cafe Boulud

As an internationally renowned French-American upscale restaurant, this Palm Beach favorite is within the Brazilian Court Hotel, but is often frequented by local patrons. Just steps away from Worth Avenue and stretches of white sandy beach, this fantastic location is also great for a post-dinner stroll. From cocktails before a night out on the town to a proper sit down dinner, Cafe Boulud does not disappoint. The diverse menu includes pasta, meat and fish options. If you do go with a whole fish, General Manager Andrew Burns takes pleasure in table-side deboning. There's nothing this restaurant won't do to make their patrons feel like VIP guests.


Sinclair's Ocean Grill

I guess you can say that some of the best restaurants in and around Palm Beach are either within shopping centers or tucked away as part of a hotel. Sinclair's is an example of the latter. Part of the draw of the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, the restaurant recently expanded by adding a bar and additional seating to accommodate up to 100 people. The menu incorporates a fresh mix of regional cuisine with Caribbean flavors and the presentation of each dish is extremely unique.


Little Moir's Leftovers Cafe

Now I'm just giving you all the secret hotspots! Leftovers is an AMAZING seafood restaurant with unique specials that change daily, depending on their fresh catches. Their specialities include your selection of fish encrusted in shredded sweet potato, laid over a bed of salad. You can go there often and never eat the same thing twice, as there are so many different types of fish and encrusting options. Yum!


HMF Palm Beach

Since its debut as the "Modern Palm Beach Cocktail Party" spot almost one year ago, HMF's popularity has grown exponentially. It introduces a refreshing new take on classic Palm Beach cocktail culture and serves as a destination for modern "social drinking and eating" unlike any other on Palm Beach island — and unlike any hotel lobby bar in the U.S. Located in The Breakers Palm Beach and designed by Adam Tihany, HMF's extensive menu features an innovative take on sharing plates, representing a variety of globally inspired cuisines with a focus on the freshest, seasonal ingredients.

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