The Garage VV: Little Moir's Family Brings Eclectic American Dining to Northwood West Palm Beach

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Nicole Danna
The Garage VV sports a covered outdoor patio space with a custom wall mural designed by a local artist.
The former Coco China Beach space has been completely revamped with a touch of industrial-chic decor and an open layout. Diners can choose seating both indoors and out, from the spacious dining room to the lounge-style bar and tent-covered outdoor patio complete with a custom painted wall mural by artist Anthony Hernandez.

Like Food Shack and Leftovers, The Garage VV has a focus on fish -- a choice of several fresh catches from grouper cheeks and mahi-mahi, to flounder and pompano -- baked with the "crust" of the day, here a blend of seasonings that change daily, but always include the Moir's signature sweet potato hash (pictured above). The result is a melt-in-your-mouth marriage of crisp sweet potato crust and moist, flaky white-fleshed fish placed on a heaping bed of greens and vegetables marinated in the Moir's own creamy house dressing.

In addition to the usual favorites, the Garage VV also presents a selection of creative modern American dishes prepared by executive chef Tyler Deken, a young chef hailing from Miami who served at several high-profile establishments including Estiatorio Milos Miami before making the move to Northwood. His special touch includes fresh-baked breads and pastas made on-premise daily, as well as a list of specialty daily appetizers, soups, salads, main plates and desserts.

A simple yet pleasurable dish was one of our favorites: a roasted avocado starter. The fruit is cut in half, and the pit's hollowed-out center provides the perfect space to fit the yolk of a soft poached egg, creating dual layers of velvet creaminess under a veil of crunchy queso crust. It's finished with fresh pico de gallo and a tangy-sweet Korean BBQ, and served with tri-color tortilla chips for use over fork and knife. Fresh ingredients with a unique twist, the dish is enough to prove that Garage VV is keeping in-line with the Little Moir's approach to chalking up inventive daily specials, here on a printed paper menu over Foodshack's chalkboard, where selections are erased throughout the night as ingredients disappear. At The Garage, you'll just have to ask the waiter what's still available.

Nicole Danna
The roasted avocado appetizer at The Garage VV.
The Garage VV is located at 409 Northwood Rd. in West Palm Beach and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for lunch, dinner and brunch. For more information call 561-802-4441, or visit the website and Facebook page.

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Location Info

The Garage VV

409 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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