Ten Best Restaurants in Boca Raton

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2. Rebel House
Though owners Michael Saperstein and Evan David might be best-known for their highly regarded burgers and tacos at their fast-casual Deerfield Beach spot's Charm City Burgers and El Jefe Luchador, they've sure as hell helped to turn Boca's staid dining scene around with their revolutionary Rebel House. The eclectic, artsy environment depicts the overall concept of the food: different and certainly daring for Boca Raton. With a selection of veggies like roasted rainbow carrot salad with avocado, toasted seeds, herbs, and sprouts in a citrus-sesame vinaigrette; munchies, such as the eggplant "parm" poppers with quatro formaggio, tomato ragu, and tiny basil or the pretzel grilled cheese filled with pork belly, gjetost cheese, peach marmalade, and spicy pickled peaches; interesting cheese and charcuterie; and "plates" including an "OG" recipe fried chicken and biscuits with cheddar-jalapeño biscuits, candied bacon syrup, and watermelon relish, this spot has brought big-city new American comfort fare to the sleepy sixth borough; let's be happy they're moving it along.

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1. Kapow! Noodle Bar
Our pick for Best New Restaurant Palm Beach County - 2012, this trendy little noodle bar finds itself on all sorts of lists thanks to its creative Asian fare that spans across the continent, with Japanese ramen, Vietnamese wings, Chinese dim sum, and fusion buns with duck confit or Korean bulgogi; an innovative cocktail program ranging from house-infused bourbon to low-impact cocktails -- that won't get you wasted in a heartbeat; and an unpretentious, edgy environment with indoor/outdoor bar and a massive mural on the wall. Boca might be known for its gray-haired snowbirds and fancy-pants establishments, but this place negates any ill perceptions -- it certainly livens things up for happy hour. It's fun, laid-back, and -- in many ways -- very un-Boca.

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Location Info

Sybarite Pig

20642 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Music

Max's Grille

404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

13 American Table

451 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Six Tables

112 NE Second St., Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Red the Steakhouse - CLOSED

1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Morimoto

501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL

Category: General

Casa D'Angelo

171 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Abe & Louie's

2200 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Rebel House

297 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Kapow! Noodle Bar

431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant


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11 comments
Clean Plate Charlie
Clean Plate Charlie

Nope, close though - but we know the area well and appreciate the new food scene that is emerging, as well as the old. Thank you very much for the kind comments.

Gary Drucker
Gary Drucker

I like the list and it gives me an idea for a new place to try (six tables). I agree that Kapow and rebel house, for their type of restaurants, are outstanding. And here in boca to have those hip restaurants is nothing short of a miracle! Both restaurants are slices of Delray in boca. I have theorized that clean plate Charlie is a boca person; true?

GovtMule
GovtMule

Tucci's belongs here too

Elle Jay Elle
Elle Jay Elle

Josephine's Italian Restaurant of Boca Raton...outstanding

saraventiera
saraventiera

@GovtMule It was pretty difficult to narrow it down to ten, but we'll keep it in mind for next time. Thanks for the input!

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