Palm Beach Plates
A South Florida native, I was born in Miami and raised in Palm Beach. I attended the University of Florida before moving to Charlotte, NC for a few years. During this time the county boomed with new developments popping up. When I returned I began @EatPalmBeach as a way to rediscover my hometown while supporting local businesses. People gather around food and beverage, so the dining scene was the perfect introduction to new communities, restaurants, and talent. The culinary offerings have exploded over the past decade, but here are a few of my “must sees” when crossing the county line.
By Cristyle Egitto
Address: 4580 Donald Ross Road, Suite 105, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
A Tim Lipman restaurant and watering hole, Coolinary features farm-to-table freshness with an ever-changing menu. While some staples remain fixed like the Fried Chicken and Waffles, diners can expect to see seasonal influences to their offerings with every visit. The bar crew in The Parched Pig lounge is locally famous, concocting craft cocktails alongside local beers and a global wine list. Regulars will be found chatting at the chef counter, sprinkled throughout the indoor dining room and under the bistro lights of the outdoor patio. Don’t skip dessert and end your meal on a sweet note by Pastry Chef Becca Traverse.
Favorites: Smoked Fish Dip (pictured), Beet Salad, House Made Sausage
Address: 2000 PGA Boulevard Suite 5502, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408
Rooted in Indian cuisine, but globally inspired, Stage is the bustling eatery of Chef Pushkar Marathe. Offering a selection of flavor-forward small plates, curries, and assortment of breads alongside large plate options, your taste buds are sure to thank you whether you join for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Sip on inventive craft cocktails, many with interesting presentations, and make sure to say hello to Andy as he works his way through the tastefully decorated dining room greeting guests and hosting with the most. The open kitchen gives diners a view of the aromatic dishes coming to life while the outdoor patio features greenery creating an oasis in the heart of PBG.
Favorites: Bang Bang Cauliflower (pictured), Butter Chicken Masala
Address: 87 Via Mizner, Palm Beach, FL 33480
For over three decades Renato’s has been serving the island of Palm Beach. Situated within Via Mizner surrounded by Addison’s architecture draped in bougainvillea, this white linen ristorante is an island gem. The dining room opens to the courtyard which also serves as Pizza Al Fresco for an upscale casual lunch experience while the side courtyard becomes a private alcove off Worth Avenue for friends and families to dine. Enjoy course after course under the palms while sipping a glass of wine and treating yourself to an impeccable evening. Their sister restaurant, Al Fresco, also provides a waterfront view at the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course just south on Ocean Blvd.
Favorites: Spaghettini FraDiavolo (pictured), Risotto all’Atagosta, Gnocchi con Burrata