Palm Beach Bounty

There’s something wonderful about dining alfresco and feeling a warm breeze in the middle of winter. Here are the latest Palm Beach County restaurants on our radar.
Elisabetta’s pinzimonio tower

By Beth Landman

Almond Palm Beach

The Hamptons/Palm Beach connection is alive and well, with the popular Bridgehampton spot opening this season across from hopping Royal Palm Plaza. Local ingredients will be sourced for the French-influenced comfort food.


The former 32 East location in Delray was co-opted by the Big Time Restaurant Group, of local favorites Louie Bossi’s and City Cellar, and is run by its culinary director Lisabet Summa. The modern Italian ristorante, which premiered in July and has been packed ever since, serves up a variety of items including pizza and homemade pasta, along with market fish, lamb chops and veal chops prepared on the wood-burning grill. The vibrant and elegant bilevel space has a balcony overlooking bustling Atlantic Avenue.

La Goulue

Another legendary Upper East Side New York bistro has taken over the former Chez L’Épicier on South County Road. Le Goulue will maintain the Manhattan restaurant’s 1900s Parisian feel, with like hand-blown chandeliers and antique mirrors, along with dishes like the beloved cheese soufflé, but the vibe is meant to be more relaxed.

Le Bilboquet

The New York flagship, opened by Philippe Delgrange with the help of Ronald Perelman, Eric Clapton and Steven Witkoff, became one of the Upper East Side’s buzziest bistros, and its spinoff in Sag Harbor was also a hit. Apparently, Delgrange liked the seaside experience so much, he’s expanding to Palm Beach Island. The southern offshoot of Le Bilboquet, which he plans to unveil this winter, will be located in a courtyard off Worth Avenue. There will be local specials, and of course the famous Cajun chicken, and the crab and avocado salad.

Lola 41

The Nantucket gathering spot has found a second home inside the White Elephant hotel, another import from the tony Massachusetts island. Find Asian specials and burgers in this global bistro with seating at a picturesque poolside veranda.

Pizza at Rose’s Daughter

Rose’s Daughter

Artfully prepared family recipes and creative offerings such as gorgonzola and short rib with fig vincotto, pickled red onion and green peas are the draw at this newcomer to Delray’s Pineapple Grove art district. Its sister restaurant, Brulé, is a longtime fave in the area.

Scusi Trattoria

Vic and Angelo’s in Palm Beach Gardens may be gone after a long run, but Laurent Tourondel, who launched the BLT steakhouse brand, has just premiered a coastal Italian trattoria in its place. Menu items include wood-baked branzino, paccheri with veal Bolognese, and coal-fired mushroom truffle pizza. Save room for lemon ricotta gelato.


Though the iconic boîte shuttered in NYC over three years ago, it will rise again as a pop-up in The Colony hotel, with owner Robert Caravaggi at the helm. Banquettes and mirrored lighting, as well as Tim Snell menu illustrations and art curated by New York’s Voltz Clarke Gallery will recreate the clubby feel of the former institution. And yes, meatloaf is on the menu.