Five Best Restaurants on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach

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The view of Clematis St. looking east from Roxy's rooftop bar, Sky309.

West Palm Beach has never been known for its dining scene, but several new restaurants have helped to make the Clematis Street strip a new downtown destination for South Florida foodies. These days, there's a little bit of everything, from sports bars and Mexican at Rocco's Tacos to Cuban-style eats at Don Ramone's and ginormous burgers at Grease Burger Bar. The list goes on and on, with two Asian-inspired spots (both of which made this list), a "not so snooty" wine bar, and an Italian gastropub (the first of its kind on Clematis).

Without further ado, here's our list of West Palm Beach's top five restaurants on Clematis Street. Have a bone to pick about our choices? Feel free to hash it out in the comments section below, and let us know who you think deserves to be added to the list.

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The Palm Beach roll at Fuku.

5. Fuku
It used to be that you couldn't find a decent Asian-themed restaurant anywhere near downtown West Palm Beach. That was until about six months ago, when several Asian-themed establishments showed up. Among them, Fuku (pronounced foo-koo), a bold new lounge-like pan-Asian concept that opened this August on the far east end of Clematis Street. With dining-room décor that could be featured in the next issue of Architectural Digest and sexy takes on sushi created by a former Food Network Star competitor, Fuku offers a dining experience unlike any other downtown.

Fuku, which means "good fortune" in Japanese, offers a diverse selection of pan-Asian dishes with an offbeat twist. Entrées fall under two categories: "Chinatown Traditions," which include Mongolian beef and General Fuku's chicken, and "Fuku Signature Plates," like the angry lobster, one of Fuku's signature dishes that pairs whole Maine lobster with a spicy tomato-based sauce.

Just don't expect to find any spider or California rolls here. Instead, house rolls are named for major global cities like Milan, Tokyo, and Los Angeles -- each a sort of deconstruction of popular, quintessential dishes emblematic of that area. For example, the Philadelphia roll -- what is really a steak and cheese in bite-sized pieces -- has no rice but is wrapped in fresh-baked brioche bread instead. Our favorite: the Palm Beach roll, a combination of wagyu beef and lobster.

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Location Info

Fuku - CLOSED

215 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bobbi Sue Bar-B-Que - CLOSED

233 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Hullabaloo Italian Gastropub

517 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Wine Dive

319 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Palm Sugar

340 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


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deadfrogsailing
deadfrogsailing

New restaurant - ChowderHead opened recently in a small plaza (heading toward W Palm) just before the 95 exit.  The decor is New England, very clean, waitresses are ready to help you with anything you are interested in having, owner is going around making sure everything runs perfectly - and it does.  I had a bowl of New England clam chowder; and having just moved from 40 years in New England and eating more than my share of New England clam chowder, I can say this is as good, if not better than any you will find up there.


They have a varied menu and all of the types of clam chowder but we all know that NE clam chowder is the best.  'will be going back and trying out some of the delicious sounding items on the menu.

amswestpalm
amswestpalm

Hello, 


I would like to say that I really enjoyed reading this article regarding West Palm Beach and its restaurants. As I work for our local All My Sons Moving & Storage, we have so many newcomers that have newly relocated to the area and are curious as to what West Palm has to offer in regards to where they should dine, well I am pleased to say that after reading this I can say with delight that, the next time I am confronted with this question, I will have the perfect response. It will definitely be referring them to this page full of a variety of different dining selections that may appeal to their palates 


Christiina


http://www.allmysons.com/westpalm 

libbydad
libbydad

Fuku is absolutely terrible and most people have caught on to it, as is evident of the emptiness on any given friday or saturday night, They want to be a club or a restaurant?

Kabuki is Waaaayyyyy better, nicer staff, and just better food and prices...not trying to be the "spot"

Bobbie Sue?? Really had the potential, the best thing they have is $1 pabst, the food is soooooo inconsistent!

Wine Dive? the WORST service on the block an owner that doesn't care and a mangement staff that is more focused on getting laid than ensuring guest satisfaction.

Blind Monk ANYDAY of the week over Wine DIVE!

Hullaballo is a promising new place, but becasue of the Chef, not the "mixoligist" the drinks have varied everytime we have been there...but the food has been consistent and creative.

And Pistache definetely deserved to be mentioned......just glad they didn't say Longboards....lol

Bobbi Sue BBQ
Bobbi Sue BBQ

THANKS! We are honored to be named one of the Top 5 Best Restaurants on Clematis Street! :)

Kristin Miller
Kristin Miller

How did Tin Fish not make this list? Cheap & yummy!

JB Corey
JB Corey

Replace Bobbi Sue w/ Pistache.

JB Corey
JB Corey

Replace Bobbi Sue w/ Pistache.

NicoleAlyssDanna
NicoleAlyssDanna

@JB Corey Yes! I agree that Pistache deserves a shout. As the longstanding French bistro on Clematis. St., it's a one-of-a-kind -- and gives the area a touch of class, and more sophisticated dining option.

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