Stacey's Top 10 Scouted Restaurants

Hello, dedicated Scout Guide readers!

Welcome back to “Stacey’s Picks” – a monthly roundup of meaningful people, places and things with significance to The Scout Guide community.

This month we’re covering the best of the best dining in Palm Beach. From steak au poivre and oysters, to breakfast hot spots and al fresco dinners, keep reading below to learn more about Stacey’s favorite places to dine in Palm Beach County.

1. Buccan

Enjoy Clay Conley’s inventive American cuisine made with the freshest ingredients from the very best sources. Buccan’s signature small plate, big flavor creations are served in a warm and welcoming space.

2. Spotos Oyster Bar

Since 2002, Spotos Oyster Bar has been an institution on PGA Blvd. Spotos will always serve the highest quality ingredients that are delivered daily and are fresh, never frozen. If you know Stacey, you know she loves oysters! And Spotos fresh-shucked oysters definitely pass the test!

3. Kitchen

Kitchen is a contemporary American Brasserie focusing on passionately prepared, refined and flavorful flare with warm and welcoming service. With an ever-changing menu, Kitchen is a place for real “foodies”. Stacey recommends indulging in the coconut cake following your meal!

4. Hive Bakery & Cafe

Hive Bakery & Cafe is the newest delicious destination to West Palm Beach! Visit Hive for a chic, American style cafe for breakfast, lunch, pastries, and coffee. With the option of eat-in or grab & go, the cafe offers a flavorful menu based on seasonal selections of fresh, local produce. Featuring house-made pastries, artisanal breads, and savory cuisine focused on wood-fired rotisserie cooking and seasonal vegetables, Hive Bakery & Cafe is sure to delight.

5. Imoto

In Japanese, the word Imoto means “little sister.” Inspired by Buccan next door, Imoto expands Chef Clay Conley’s small plates, big flavor concept with Japanese and Asian cuisine. Come experience Imoto’s interpretations of your favorites — fresh sushi and sashimi, unique dumplings and tempura, and inventive wood-fired selections — all made with the best ingredients found locally and around the world. Stacey says, “Ask for the cucumber salad… it’s not on the menu but oh so delicious. I am usually a sashimi girl but the Salmon and Yellowtail Special Nigiri are a must!”

6. Le Bilboquet

Echoing a South of France vibe, Bilboquet’s elevated French bistro cuisine incorporates local South Florida ingredients, fresh catches, and daily specials. As for Stacey, she recommends the Chicken Pillard and Steak TarTar. So good!

7. Le Bar à Vin

Le Bar has sourced the best ingredients to create an extensive menu of carefully crafted cocktails, wine, beer, and food. Over 45 wines and champagne served by the glass. Le Bar’s food menu includes the finest cheeses, charcuterie, and entrees, such as Wagyu filet and their famous truffle flatbread. An evening at Le Bar à Vin offers something for everyone. Stacey’s two favorite offerings of Le Bar are their oysters (she claims they are the best oysters on the island) and the after-hours dancing!

8. Sant Ambroeus

In 1982, Sant Ambroeus arrived in Manhattan offering Milanese cuisine and hospitality, a meeting place for both neighborhood families as well as professionals to gather all day long. Sant Ambroeus has now expanded and finds a home within The Royal Poinciana Plaza. Stacey’s order is always the Misticanza Poinciana with Salmon for lunch. She also says “the Tartufata Pizza is a religious experience”.

9. The Restaurant at the Norton

The Restaurant at the Norton is the premier dining destination located inside of the Norton Museum of Art in WPB. Operated by the renowned Constellation Culinary Group, The Restaurant offers light, modern-American fare with nods to coastal influence. Offering beautiful garden views and a casual setting, The Restaurant offers flavorful entrees, light bites, creative cocktails, wine, and champagne.

10. Swifty’s

For decades, Swifty’s was an Upper East Side magnet for foodies and socialites alike, including no shortage of celebrity regulars: from Martha Stewart and Bill Murray to Gwynth Paltrow and Liza Minelli. The restaurant closed in 2016, but now gets a rebirth here amid the sun and sand of Palm Beach, thanks to a partnership between Swifty’s owner Robert Caravaggi and The Colony Hotel. You’ll love the menu, which kicks off with a bang via starters such as the Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Salad & Tomato Aspici, the Artichoke Vinaigrette, and the Baked Onion Soup. 

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