8 new restaurants in Boca, Delray and the Palm Beaches you need in your life

January 23, 2019

The culinary scene throughout Boca Raton, Delray and Boynton Beach provides the opportunity to taste flavors from around the globe, with new restaurants popping up regularly.


Tradition meets contemporary at this Delray Beach hot spot with a global menu and décor inspired by the guerilla art movement of the early 1980s in New York City. The front of the restaurant is guarded by a 12-foot bear, whose appearance changes frequently as local artists apply new paint throughout the seasons. The menu offers a spin on classic dishes with its selection of small and large plates, including a grilled cheese with poached lobster and Manchego on challah bread. 25 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561.921.8687; avantdelray.com


Located in the historic Falcon House, Death or Glory offers handcrafted cocktails and seasonal fare using the freshest local ingredients. The canopied outside bar tips its hat to the whimsy of 1950s Tiki culture and pays homage to Florida rum runners of the Prohibition-era with its rum-focused menu that changes frequently. In addition to drinks, the menu features appetizers and entrées, such as a charcuterie board, chicken schnitzel, house-made pappardelle and a vegan burger. 116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach; 561.808.8814; deathorglorybar.com



The Greek restaurant Oliv Pit Athenian Grill is the first restaurant in America to use barbecue briquettes made of olive pits to grill its meats. Serving up authentic Greek cuisine with reinterpretations of classic recipes with a modern twist, the restaurant imports most of its ingredients from Greece and sources fresh produce from local suppliers. The menu features a variety of Greek specialties, such as skewers, Greek bruschetta, pita wraps, gyro and lamb chops. 6006 SW 18th St., Ste. 6B Boca Raton; 561.409.2049; olivpit.com



Bringing a taste of India to Florida, Tanjore blends the exotic experience of authentic Indian delicacies in the comfort, convenience and ambiance of a contemporary setting. Chef Yogi Dhwale spent 12 years mastering the craft of Indian cooking, including kokum mussels and kozhi milagu. The menu’s dishes are inspired by Southwest India, made with freshly ground spices and include tandoori, seafood, lamb and vegan options. 500 Via De Palmas, Ste. 79, Boca Raton; 561.288.5800; tanjoreusa.com



Providing a culinary experience rooted in family tradition, Baciami offers authentic Italian cuisine with its Mount Vesuvius brick oven from Naples, Italy, and the finest quality ingredients. Recipes passed down through generations inspired signature dish offerings, including lasagna, veal saltimbocca and bouillabaisse. The menu features some Italian-American dishes, like chicken Parmesan, but a light, northern Italy cooking style dominates the rest of the menu. Artisan pizzas are crafted in-house using high quality, imported flour and are baked in the wood-burning oven. 1415 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 561.810.5538; baciamiitaliano.com



The 100-percent vegan restaurant Full Bloom Gourmet Vegan Café serves healthy and nutritious foods made from organic ingredients that are sourced from local farms for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The completely animal-free, gourmet menu includes tempeh shiitake fried rice, jackfruit ropa vieja y moro and oven-baked plantain lasagna. 4800 N. Federal Highway, Suite B101, Boca Raton; 561.990.7992; fullbloomvegan.com



The fast-casual restaurant localgreens offers a health-focused menu with the convenience of fast food and the nutritional benefits of fresh local ingredients. Order superfood-packed salads and bowls, including grain, noodle and power bowls with acai and Greek yogurt bases. Each bowl is also customizable with a variety of proteins. The beverage list includes cold-pressed juices, coconut water and handcrafted sodas made with organic ingredients and natural sweeteners. The restaurant’s interior has eco-friendly elements with its seating made from 90 percent sawdust and recycled materials, along with biodegradable take-out containers. 1841 S. Federal Highway, Ste. 400, Delray Beach; 561.808.8880; livelocalgreens.com



Family-owned and operated, The Winemakers Table lives up to its name with 800 different labels of wine and more than 5,000 bottle varieties from old and new vintages to rare finds. The restaurant features a spacious private wine room for 12 people and a roundtable designated for “The Versace Experience,” a seven-course tasting menu served on trendsetting Versace plateware. The menu of prime meats includes veal chop sourced from a small farm in upstate New York, Black Angus short ribs that are slow-cooked for six hours, the New York strip and filet mignon. 2875 S. Congress Ave., Delray Beach; 954.914.3218; thewinemakerstable.net



With an interesting mix of gastropub style offerings and tapas plates, American Craft Kitchen creates a fun, high-quality dining and drinking experience. The menu features signature fried ravioli, filet mignon and bacon truffle grilled cheese flights, which pair nicely with its house-made beers. Guests can also opt for a few larger plates, including duck and apple pizza, mahi mahi and the empire burger. 1198 N. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton; 561.717.8570; americancraftaleworks.com