Five Best New Restaurants in West Palm Beach
They come and they go. West Palm Beach has been like a revolving door for restaurants in the past decade, and this is one city where you can truly say everything old is new again -- at least when it comes to the buildings they occupy.
Lila Photo / Kitchen Facebook Kitchen chef-owner Matthew Byrne's favorite dish: chicken schnitzel with radish, sweet onion, and arugula topped with a fried egg.
In the past several months, several new establishments have opened their doors, with an Irish gastropub in the former Bobbi-Sue-BBQ space off Clematis Street and Oli's Fashion Cuisine in the former Fuku space, while two newcomers bring exciting dishes to Northwood Village and a remote location for a chef-driven brasserie off Belvedere Road
Here they are, the five best new restaurants to open in West Palm Beach since last season.
5. Oli's Fashion Cuisine
Courtesy of Oli's Facebook Page Ahi tuna tacos at Oli's.
Just one year ago, we were heralding the grand opening of Fuku, the pan-Asian concept where you could enjoy everything from sushi and Chinese-inspired fare to pad Thai and Vietnamese noodles. Today, the space at 215 Clematis St. has been overhauled and renovated by Wellington restaurant duo Juan Gando and his chef-partner Dustin Parfitt. Together, they've brought their "fashionable" cuisine to downtown West Palm Beach following the success of their other Wellington establishments: Oli's, the Grille, and the Seahorse. At Oli's downtown West Palm Beach location -- open for lunch and dinner -- you'll find a menu that offers creative, artful plates that are addictive, like our favorite, the tuna tacos, fine-chopped ahi tuna placed in handmade, flash-fried shells served over avocado and rice. Other dishes include buttermilk fried chicken, flatbreads, panini sandwiches, dinner-sized salads, and pasta.
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700 S. Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL