Five Best Restaurants on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach
|The wood-burning stove is the focal point of Hullabaloo's open kitchen.|
Newly opened Hullabaloo, the latest gastropub concept from South Florida restaurateur Rodney Mayo, is Clematis Street's sophisticated watering hole located on the oft-forgotten half of West Palm's downtown strip. Here, the concept is "craft everything," with well-picked microbrews, artisanal fare, boutique wines, and handcrafted "kitchen" cocktails from mixologist Brett Collins. Even the coffee, being sourced from small-batch roasters, will have that specialty element.
Like Mayo's other gastropubs, including the French-inspired Tryst in Delray Beach and Asian-themed Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca Raton, Hullabaloo offers a refined selection of small plates. They're Italian-themed with options like charcuterie, wood-oven fired pizzas, and handmade pastas -- something the entire stretch of Clematis has yet to offer. We especially like the white clam pizza seasoned with thyme and arugula on a house-made dough.
Daily and weekly chalkboard specials highlight charcuterie and handmade pastas topped or filled with seasonal ingredients. A house specialty: braised duck ravioli served with calamari, grilled asparagus, and lemon crema, a zingier version of sour cream. Expect plenty of "fresco" items like an heirloom tomato and house-made buratta salad, or house-cured fennel salmon served with toasted flatbread and a soft-poached egg.
215 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL