15 Best Restaurants in Boca Raton, FL
This article is written by local contributor Sophie Leonne & edited by the Travel Lens team.
As a resident of the sunny Boca Raton, I can attest that this Palm Beach County gem is a must-visit city in Florida.
We're famous for our golf courses, historic houses, parks, and miles of scenic coastline.
There are plenty of things to do, places to see, and even fun festivals to attend in our lovely city.
However, nothing compares to the culinary offerings we have here in Boca Raton.
Some of our restaurants are considered the best in the Sunshine State.
To help you complete your itinerary, I'd like to share my personal list of some of the best restaurants in Boca Raton, Florida:
Tin Muffin Cafe
With its homey decor and quaint interiors, Tin Muffin Cafe is the perfect place for a relaxing brunch or light afternoon meal. Its location along E Palmetto Park Road also makes it an ideal stop for those going to places like Wildflower Park or Silver Palm Park.
I recently decided to treat myself and have a lunch break at the Tin Muffin Cafe after getting several recommendations to try it.
It's a cute little place with a family-owned charm and warmth to it. I sat on-site and enjoyed the beautiful day. The street traffic is not too loud considering it's along Palmetto.
During my visit, I had the Chicken Salad Sandwich, which was a good serving of chicken salad on fresh bread. My boyfriend tried the Chicken Pecan Quiche and said it was absolutely delicious - one of the most unique quiches he's ever had.
We also shared a Chicken Pot Pie, which was delicious as well. For dessert, we indulged in a slice of Chocolate cake that was beautifully layered between the icing and cake, and it was not too sweet.
On another visit, I came in for the coconut cream pie and was amazed. The service was friendly and extraordinary. The place was spotless, and the ambience was unique and fun. The pie was fantastic! I can't wait to go back.
Abe & Louie’s
I recently dined at Abe & Louie’s, an award-winning American steakhouse located in Glades Plaza. It's a popular dining option for shoppers in the area, and I can see why.
In 2022, it won awards for Best Overall Cuisine, Best Steak Restaurant, Best Service, and Most Booked, which speaks to its top-notch quality and service.
I went there for dinner and was impressed by the extensive wine selection and the variety of options for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
I decided to try their aged prime ribeye, and it was cooked to perfection. The flavor and tenderness of the meat were outstanding.
I also had a chance to taste their seafood dishes, as my friend ordered the sea bass, which was delicious and cooked just right.
We shared a bottle of wine from their extensive list, and it paired perfectly with our meals.
For dessert, we couldn't resist trying their key lime pie and homemade cheesecake. Both were absolutely delightful, and I can't wait to go back and try their seven-layer chocolate cake.
One of my favorite spots in town is Rebel House, a quirky brasserie featuring mismatched decor, an eclectic menu, and a lively atmosphere.
It's not like those traditional bars and pubs with sleek and modern furnishings; this place stands out and attracts both curious customers and regulars like me.
Although the restaurant opens late in the afternoon, I love going there for brunch during the weekend before exploring the city.
The weekend brunch options at Rebel House are fantastic, with choices like egg sandwiches, pancakes, steak and eggs, and French toast.
I particularly enjoy their bottomless sangria and other cocktails, which are perfect for a leisurely weekend meal.
One of the things I love about Rebel House is their unique cocktails, which I often pair with their delicious hummus, patatas bravas, and other snacks.
The bartenders are always friendly and willing to recommend a great drink to try.
Kapow Noodle Bar
I recently visited Kapow Noodle Bar and was blown away by their unique Asian fusion dishes that combine Asian flavors with South Florida’s vibe. Located in Mizner Park, it was perfect for grabbing a heavy and hearty dish in the middle of my shopping trip.
Aside from noodles, I found ramen, rice bowls, dim sum, and other Asian fare at Kapow Noodle Bar. For brunch, I tried their bacon & egg fried rice, Korean bibimbap, Wagyu steak burger, and Thai donuts.
Everything was delicious, and the flavors were bold and exciting. I especially loved the duck fried rice, which had a nice amount of heat to it.
For lunch, I had a steaming bowl of pork belly ramen, and my friend tried the pad Thai.
Both dishes were amazing, and I can't wait to come back to try their lo mein, chow fun, and fried rice. I also noticed that they have a great selection of handcrafted cocktails, alcohol-free mocktails, wines, and Asian beers to pair with the meals.
The new space in Boca Raton is a big improvement, and I love the fun and vibrant decor.
It's such a great atmosphere to enjoy a meal in. I also found out that they have a fantastic karaoke room, which I'm definitely going to check out next time I visit.
J. Alexander's Restaurant
If you're craving delicious wood-fired dishes, head to J. Alexander’s Restaurant, located in University Commons near Boca Raton High School.
I often visit this restaurant, and I love that it has different locations across the country, including Alabama, Colorado, Ohio, and more, although the one in Boca Raton features more seafood-based eats.
I usually begin my meal with a light yet tasty salad or starters like chicken pasta soup, fire-grilled artichokes, and emerald coast shrimp.
For the main dish, I've tried the New York strip, slow-roasted prime rib, grilled salmon, and Carolina crab cakes, and they're all fantastic.
Their selection of red wine, white wine, handcrafted cocktails, and handcrafted martinis is impressive, and I always find something to pair perfectly with my meal.
And of course, I never leave without asking my server for one of their house-made desserts to satisfy my sweet tooth.
It's a fantastic place to enjoy a meal. They are committed to serving the best dishes using farm-fresh ingredients, and it shows.
All ingredients are free from chemicals, pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics, providing customers with healthy, delicious, and environment-friendly meals.
Farmer’s Table has plenty of dishes for brunch, lunch, dinner, and even a mid-day meal with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options for customers with special dietary requirements.
I tried their craft cocktails, craft sodas, and vegan and gluten-free elixirs to get started, and they were all delightful.
One of my favorite dishes was the cauliflower flatbread with truffle and fig. It was amazing and I highly recommend it. I also enjoyed their pasta, burger, and seafood dishes like salmon, tuna steak, and rainbow trout. Everything was fresh, healthy, and delicious.
For dessert, I indulged in a slice of chocolate fudge cake, brownie sundae, and key lime pie.
They also offer homemade ice cream and other sweet yet healthy treats. I left feeling satisfied and happy with my meal.
Six Tables a Restaurant
Are you looking for a restaurant in Boca Raton that is perfect for a dinner date or anniversary celebration? If that’s the case, Six Tables a Restaurant in Mizner Plaza Shopping Center is a perfect choice.
True to its name, it only has six tables, giving it a quiet and intimate atmosphere, which means you must book a reservation in advance.
I've been there twice, and it's a special occasion place but also good if you have friends you haven't seen in a long time and want to catch up over a good meal.
As for its food, Six Tables a Restaurant offers a multi-course meal with a welcome glass of sparkling wine and freshly baked bread.
The bread is fresh baked daily, and the salads are creative and delicious.
The in-between palate-cleansing dishes are just as interesting as the main courses.
Some of the dishes I've tried include lobster bisque, pan-seared filet mignon, pan-seared duck breast, herb-roasted rack of lamb, and their fresh catch of the day.
The chefs/owners do an amazing job of creating an atmosphere of semi-private fine dining. There are a lot of courses, so be prepared to eat. Nothing is done quickly; it's a meal to be enjoyed with good company.
Wrap up your meal with a classic apple pie a la mode, vanilla crème brûlée, or a chocolate truffle tartufo.
The entire experience is truly unique, with a cool concept of only six tables and a meal pre-selected by a very talented husband and wife team.
They prepare a meal every day, so everyone eats whatever the chef has selected for that day. They are only open a few days a week, and you must have a reservation.
Twenty Twenty Grille
After a long day of shopping at Royal Palm Place, I always make sure to stop by Twenty Twenty Grille for dinner to replenish with their delicious New American dishes.
I love that the restaurant takes pride in using organic farm-raised produce, line-caught fish and seafood, grass-fed meat, and seasonal produce from South Florida.
I usually start my dinner with their caramelized peach and spinach salad or the garam masala tomato soup, which is so flavorful and comforting.
For the main dishes, I've tried their chorizo-topped mahi-mahi, spiced grilled prawns, and their signature Twenty Twenty pasta. All of them were absolutely amazing, but the mahi-mahi is definitely my favorite.
I can never leave without trying one of their desserts, like the German chocolate truffle torte, guava toffee pudding cake, or Twenty Twenty Profiteroles.
The guava toffee pudding cake is a must-try if you're a fan of guava. And if you're in the mood for something a little different, their dessert also comes in liquid form, which is a fun and unique way to end your meal.
The Capital Grille
I recently celebrated my mom's birthday at The Capital Grille in Town Center, and it was an unforgettable experience.
The upscale steakhouse has fancy dark interiors with carpeted or tiled floors, leather seats, and a low-light ambiance, which was perfect for our special occasion.
From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. The friendly and attentive staff, along with valet parking, made us feel truly special.
The manager even helped me arrange a flower delivery for our table, which was set up beautifully when we arrived.
Our server, Joe, was absolutely fantastic. He was attentive and made sure we never needed anything throughout the night. I tried pouring my own wine once, and he immediately took it from me so he could do it himself.
The food was nothing short of amazing. We started with a seafood tower, onion soups, and wedge salads. I had the NY strip Au poivre, which was cooked to perfection.
The sides, especially the Au gratin potatoes, were incredible. We finished off our meal with some delicious homemade desserts, including a classic crème brûlée and a warm double chocolate cake.
Ichiyami Buffet & Sushi
I absolutely love going to Ichiyami Buffet & Sushi for the best and highest quality sushi in town.
This spacious Japanese restaurant has anything and everything sushi, and I can't get enough of it.
Aside from their all-you-can-eat sushi, the restaurant has a hibachi grill where I can feast on freshly grilled steak, chicken, vegetables, and seafood.
I always make sure to try a wide variety of sashimi, sushi nigiri, sushi salad, and sushi rolls, but I also enjoy the grilled chicken and vegetables from the hibachi grill.
If I'm not in the mood for sushi and sashimi, Ichiyami Buffet & Sushi on SouthEast Mizner Boulevard has other options that I enjoy, like vegetable fried rice, baked creamy salmon, and Mongolian beef.
After eating countless sushi rolls and sashimi, I love to cleanse my palate with fresh fruits like pineapple and watermelon or indulge in desserts such as tiramisu, cheesecake, and strawberry jello.
Rafina Greek Taverna
I often enjoy different cuisines and discover new ones. One of my favorite places to dine is Rafina Greek Taverna, located near The Club at Boca Pointe and other golf courses in the city.
This restaurant offers classic Greek dishes in an upscale yet casual setting with indoor and outdoor seating areas where you can view the boardwalk for a scenic dining experience.
I usually start with various Greek dips with warm pita or spinach spanakopita before proceeding with their entrees and main dishes like shrimp santorini, moussaka, lamb chops, and more.
One dish I never miss is the Athenian-stuffed chicken or sole, a baked chicken breast or sole filled with a mixture of spinach, onion, feta cheese, and garlic.
For more than 20 years, Ke’e Grill has been my go-to spot for high-quality seafood and steak in Boca Raton.
Named after a beach on the Hawaiian islands, this restaurant on North Military Trail exudes a tropical yet elegant ambiance, with fun accents like indoor umbrellas.
Whenever I have a steak craving, I head to Ke'e Grill and order their Hawaiian ribeye steak, grilled lamb chops, or filet medallions served with my choice of two side dishes.
Their fresh and delicious seafood options are also fantastic - I particularly love their maple mustard glazed salmon, Ke’e crab cakes, and baked grouper with crispy lobster gratin. To complement my dish, I usually order a glass of sparkling, white, or red wine.
I recently dined at Seasons 52 at NW Executive Center Drive and found it to be a stylish yet welcoming dining spot featuring a rotating menu with a wide selection of wines.
Best of all, meals at the restaurant are affordable, which is perfect for someone like me who wants to enjoy good food without breaking the bank.
Some of my personal favorites at Seasons 52 include their flatbreads, filet mignon, Chilean sea bass, stuffed mushrooms, and scallop risotto.
I also had the chance to try their caramelized grilled sea scallops, cedar plank-roasted salmon, and kona-crusted lamb loin, which were all delicious and cooked to perfection.
The wine selection at Seasons 52 is impressive, featuring bottles from New Zealand, France, Spain, and South Africa. I had a glass of their New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, which paired perfectly with my sea bass.
I couldn't leave without trying one of their mini desserts, so I opted for the coconut cream pie. It was the perfect size to satisfy my sweet tooth without feeling too indulgent.
I've heard great things about their pecan pie, chocolate s'mores, and raspberry chocolate chip cannoli as well, so I'll definitely be back to try those.
La Nouvelle Maison
Feeling fancy? I recently had dinner at La Nouvelle Maison, an upscale French restaurant along East Palmetto Park Road.
The restaurant boasts elegant French-inspired fixtures and paintings that make you feel like you’re in Paris.
I experienced only the best and most authentic French dining at La Nouvelle Maison by trying their entrees like pan-seared Yellowtail snapper, roasted rack of lamb, and veal rib chop. I also selected a fantastic wine from their selection, and the server recommended a drink that went perfectly with my meal.
One of the restaurant’s highlights is its desserts, so I didn't forget to order a French apple tart, praline toffee cheesecake, and a gateau au chocolate.
The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot, one of the best fondue restaurants in Boca Raton. This restaurant on North Federal Highway has been around for over 30 years and is near tourist spots like Highland Beach and Boca Marina Yacht Club.
At The Melting Pot, I got creative and combined a variety of cheese fondue, dippers, premium meats, fondue cooking styles, and chocolate fondue to end my meal on a sweet note.
I decided to indulge in a four-course dinner where I selected my cheese fondue, salad, entrees, and chocolate fondue. They also offer an a la carte dinner menu for those who prefer it.
The Melting Pot also offers vegan-friendly and gluten-free dippers for health-conscious customers like myself.
I was served by Tina, who was absolutely professional and very knowledgeable about different drink and food items. She made my visit easier than normal and definitely worth every penny to come back. The ambience was comforting and elegant, which is not something you find everywhere.
The food was delicious as always, I cooked it exactly how I liked and enjoyed my sweet dessert chocolate fondue on such a beautiful occasion.
It's always an absolute pleasure to stop by, and I highly recommend checking it out if you haven't
Our city is more than just beautiful coastlines, sprawling golf courses, and picturesque parks. It's a melting pot of different cuisines, allowing us locals to explore the world through our diverse restaurants.
From New American dishes and healthy farm-to-table meals to Greek, Japanese, and Pan-Asian eats, I've had the pleasure of discovering various cuisines right here in the Sunshine State.
If you ever find yourself in Boca Raton, make sure to check out these amazing restaurants that I've come to love!