Billy’s Stone Crab : Joe’s with a view

We love stone crabs and have previously loved Joe’s in Miami. Billy’s is close to the Boca Raton area and has a water view. Crabs and sides are all excellent including the pasta marinara. Nice wine list and excellent service. Definitely recommend it if your a stone crab fan or seafood in general. We will definitely return. Food 9.0 Service 9.0 and Value 8.5

 

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Brule Bistro, Delray Beach Florida

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We decided to have dinner out locally in Delray Beach this evening. Brule Bistro has gone through a major renovation the past year.  It was previously a self serve lunch and to-go place. Now it is a full service Bistro.  Overall the food was pretty good.  The wine list was adequate although the servers really have not had any formal wine training which is to be expected at a small establishment.  The Zucchini blossom tasted great however arrived at the table a little on the cool side.  The Salad with goat cheese was good but a little bit of a cliche.  I had the Tile fish special with lobster risotto and wine sauce reduction.  The fish was  excellent and cooked to perfection.  The risotto was good however the wine sauce was a bit overpowering. Lori had the Diver Scallops which she loved I tasted them and they were ok, a bit over seared their not supposed to be “Southern Fried” Scallops.  To the chef’s credit they were not overcooked in the middle and still remained tender.  For desert we had banana bread pudding with Bourbon ice cream it’s excellent!  We will definitely return and recommend you give it a try.  This is about as good as it gets in Delray Beach.

 Brule Bistro
200 NE 2nd Ave # 108Delray Beach, FL 33444‎

(561) 274-2046brulebistro.com

 

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Max’s Harvest, Delray Beach, Florida

We had high hopes for Max’s Harvest but it really failed to deliver the goods.  The Pork Belly appetizer was outstanding however the rest of the meal was downhill from there…..The Mac and Cheese failed the “Kraft Test” being that Kraft from the box would have tasted better….The Lobster Shepard’s Pie was very rich, lacked any distinctive flavor and really just wasted a good Lobster.  The deserts were adequate but nothing really outstanding. I must say that the concept of “farm to table” is great it just need a little more refinement.  They are really tiring hard but there is a lack of professionalism in the food and the service.

Max’s Harvest
169 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-381-9970

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Sundy House, Delray Beach FL

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Driving up to the Sundy House is like driving up to a quaint B&B locate in a tropical paradise. They have an elaborate Sunday Brunch buffet inclusive of Champagne and Bloody Marys. The food quality and preparation are very good. I enjoyed everything with the exception of the Oysters, they were farm raised and not very good. I mentioned it to the management on a survey they handed out and they responded positively that they were not totally please by them and are looking for another source.

We have never stayed at the Sundy House B&B however the ground are very tranquil. We definitely recommend the brunch, bring your large pants and enjoy.

Sundy House

106 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Tel: 561.272.5678 | Toll-free: 877.439.9601

 

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Atlantic Grill, Delray Beach Florida

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Sunday Brunch at the Atlantic Grill, Delray Beach Florida:
Located in the Seagate Hotel the Atlantic Grill is an attractive looking place. The food was hit and miss, basicaly there was no consistency from the kitchen. Ingredients were of average quality and preparation hap hazard. The service was pleasant however unprofessional. My poached eggs arrived very overcooked when I returned them they were returned in better condition however the English muffins were soggy and cold.  Many of the dishes lacked any inspired flavor including the Trio Benedict and Fried Brie. The presentations were not bad and Lori’s lobster frittata was pretty good although very small for 19 dollars. The Pineapple Cake with Coconut Ice Cream desert was made the prior day and was very soggy. We recommend coming in for happy hour this way you can enjoy the lovely ambiance and some of appetizers.

Located at The Seagate Hotel & Spa
1000 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

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Sea Salt, Naples, Florida

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We stopped in for light lunch in Naples Florida today revisiting a favorite from last year. We are happy to report that the food is better than ever and all is going well at Sea Salt.

This visit we where lucky enough to have a long chat with the Chef/Owner Fabrizio Aielli. He was a most pleasant Italian gentlemen that was passionate about the quality of the ingredients he serves. He proudly explained how he is getting fresh ingredients flown in several times a week and some of his fish from Italy is fresher than that of some of the local fish served elsewhere.  Tomatoes are another passion of the Chef’s he loves to serve them with just a bit of fine olive oil and salt.

We are looking forward to returning shortly to have the fresh Gelato the chef promised us and to visit his new venue opening in the fall. We highly recommend that when in Naples Florida, you dine like your in Naples Italy at Sea Salt.

Sea Salt
1186 3rd Street South
Naples, FL 34102-7055
(239) 434-7258

http://www.seasaltnaples.com/

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Micheal’s Genuine Food

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Great conceptual menu and great service. The ingredients were excellent however the preparation was poor. The steak was cooked to the wrong temperature and salad soaked in oil. Pizza dough was tasteless and undercooked. To the staff’s credit they did remove it from the bill.
Unfortunately there was a fatal flaw in the Men’s room: it was dirty and paper towels where overflowing the basket. I’d expect better than this in a fast food establishment.  Michael needs to get off TV and back in his restaurants !!

Miami Design District.

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SRA Martinez, Miami, Florida

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After watching “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” show on the food network, Lori wanted to try the EGG YOLK CARPACCIO. This dish turned out to be a little disappointing.  We sat at the tapas bar and the chef making the tapas was very friendly and helped us select some other dishes. The other dishes were excellent and the very simple PAN CON TOMATE turned out to be the star of the evening.  We had the Jamon on top of it but it really wasn’t necessary,  the tomato alone was enough.  The fresh heirloom tomatoes and EVO just exploded with flavor in every bite. The SHRIMP TIRADITO also excellent featuring high quality prawns, huancaina sauce and popcorn. Popcorn sounds unusual however it works very well in the dish.  The Rabo Encidido was also wonderful Trofie pasta with full flavored oxtail meat sauce with just a touch of richness from the creamy sweet mascarpone cheese.  The desserts where spectacular, my favorite was the Pastelito De membriello Y Queso. The candied Jarom Serrano was over the top……

SRA Martinez
4000 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33137

305.573.5474
info@sramartinez.com

http://www.sramartinez.com/

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