Take it from a local: West Palm Beach offers a wide selection of great places to eat, if you know where to look. Here are some of the best restaurants in West Palm Beach, according to a local.
All restaurants, except as noted, are open daily for lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends.
Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap
Serving “New Southern” fare with a modern twist, Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap takes its name from its small-batch craft cocktail selection. Located on Clematis Street, one of the main drags of West Palm Beach, Batch offers mouthwatering plates like pimento grilled cheese, a short rib burger and the Mac Attack, a gourmet take on mac-and-cheese with optional mix-ins like truffle oil, 12-hour brisket, and pecan wood-smoked bacon.
On the cocktail side, you can sip drinks on tap, like the Bootlegger, a combination of jalapeño and pineapple-infused moonshine, guava and citrus.
Located in Rosemary Square, City Cellar provides stellar views — and fun people-watching — from its second floor perch. While it’s located in a buzzy West Palm Beach gathering spot, the restaurant is expansive and has many cozy corners, allowing diners to feel as if they’re tucked away from it all.
The menu spans City Cellar classics like hearth-baked pizza, dry-aged steaks, pastas and fresh seafood, as well as small plates and charcuterie, and also features a well-regarded wine list.
Created by celebrated West Palm Beach chef Clay Conley, Grato offers the perfect mix of elegant and casual: The food is a harmonious marriage of Italian cuisine and lighter, American-inspired cooking. Known for its wood-fired pizzas and artisanal house-made pastas where diners enjoy watching the magic happen in the central kitchen, Grato is also a popular happy hour spot.
Want to hang with the locals and kick back in a super-casual atmosphere? Then Lost Weekend — an arcade/bar with vintage pinball machines, as well as classic games like pool, foosball and Skee-Ball — will feel just right. The retro vibe makes for a relaxing place to play, sip craft cocktails and order from the built-in Mexican food truck-style eatery located at the back of the place. One plate of Chef Jesus Jacobo’s gourmet brisket nachos, and you may find yourself forever changed.
Lost Weekend is open daily for happy hour, dinner and late-night bites.
RH Rooftop Restaurant
A classy and scenic spot to eat in West Palm Beach, RH Rooftop Restaurant is located on the top floor of the giant standalone Restoration Hardware location that spans from Okeechobee Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue. The restaurant provides unbeatable views of West Palm Beach and beyond, with a western-facing patio that’s ideal for sunset sips and a glass-domed skylight-style roof that makes any meal feel like an airy, outdoorsy adventure (albeit with air conditioning).
RH Rooftop Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Situated in the Mango Promenade district near the Norton Museum, Table 26° specializes in chef-driven comfort food with global touches. The menu changes with the seasons, but always maintains a few favorites like the chicken Cobb salad and short ribs braised in red wine.
Whichever of the top West Palm Beach restaurants you choose on this list, you will be sure to have a tasty — and fun — experience that’s approved by locals.
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