A Guide to Our Favorite Places to Dine with A View
POSTED ON January 2, 2018 - 5000 North Ocean
5000 North Ocean is surrounded by many of life’s finer things: pristine beaches, world-class marinas, and picturesque sunrises and sunsets. For those who have a taste for Florida culinary delights, The Palm Beach Post has compiled a list dining venues with beautiful waterfront views from all across Palm Beach County. After you make your reservation, don’t forget to bring your camera along with your appetite.
The newest Nashville-based Bricktop’s chain is located on Palm Beach Garden’s prime waterway stretch across the shimmering Intracoastal from Seasons 52. The remodeled property, formerly occupied by River House, features a waterside tiki bar. With a menu of American classics and a small selection of sushi rolls, the upscale spot offers plenty of views and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is perfect for bringing small children to help you appreciate watching the boats go by.
This is the kind of beach bar (that it’s on the Jupiter Inlet instead of the beach is a quibble) you hope to find and rarely do. The kind where you can wiggle your toes in the sand while ordering a beer and a burger, then gaze out over moonlit water. Cheeky name aside, Square Grouper’s location on the Jupiter Inlet gives it some amazing sunset views, which go with the amazing food. We recommend both with good friends and a great waterfront view of the moon hitting the Jupiter Lighthouse.
Guanabanas is possibly the prettiest place to eat and drink outdoors in all of Palm Beach County, in a lagoon off the south bank of the Loxahatchee River. Let the cocktails or wine or beer or a blend of all three flow through the live band’s full set and not stop until the stars align. Of course, the combination of mangroves and music makes it a wildly popular place, so it makes sense to get there early before the view gets crowded. Try the coconut shrimp with that night’s live set and a view of the Loxahatchee flowing by lazily.
The window-side tables at this Singer Island eatery offer some of north county’s most splendid daylight views, but your main course here is even better. The food is beautifully fresh and exquisitely presented. One of the county’s true gems. For a more casual dining experience, belly up to the 3800 bar or settle into one of the bar tables. The people watching at this modernist restaurant is wonderful, but the beach views are even better.
At Hullabaloo, with its speakeasy feel, its indoor and outdoor dining options, its spare walls hung with moody black-and-white photographs (rock on, Sid Vicious), the wait seems almost effortless. And if the well-curated beer and wine lists along with the starter menu don’t entice you, the back patio — complete with Airstream Bus to reserve — will. This sweet spot on the west side of Clematis is a picturesque respite from West Palm Beach’s bustling downtown. In case the small town views of Downtown Clematis from the patio isn’t enough, the views from inside the Airstreamer that diners get to eat in is worth visiting on its own merits.
The Seafood Bar At The Breakers
Tucked into the back of Palm Beach’s most iconic resort, The Seafood Bar has always offered glorious ocean views and good food. Now, after an extensive makeover, it offers stellar interior views as well. The setting is yacht glam, a space decked out in shiny, warm woods and punctuated by a stunning, clear bar that doubles as an aquarium. As one might expect, the menu is seafood-centric, but also includes a proper burger. Walk-ins welcome. While the food is stunning on its own, the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean is sure to stop anyone in their tracks.
This upscale Italian restaurant in Palm Beach offers diners romantic courtyard seating with an elegant, old-world feel. Seated outside at Renato’s one feels instantly transported to a quaint bistro in Rome. It’s worth mentioning that Renato’s made OpenTable’s list of “Best Outdoor Dining in America” in 2017. It’s easy to see why, once you taste the insalata caprese.
Benny’s on the Beach
This beachy restaurant does breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner with a helping of calming ocean views. The executive chef, Jeremy Hanlon, is terrific, a local star who has appeared on Food Network cooking competition shows. His kitchen offerings include a full Spanish-style paella and pinxtos menu, a seafood bake menu and a proprietary “beach bread” (think waffled toast with savory and sweet fillings) menu. The name of the restaurant is true to form, too-you can, indeed, get a great beach view from the restaurant. Be ready to take photos of the horizon while you’re enjoying appetizers.
Dune Deck Cafe
Lantana’s beach has suffered from erosion more than many beaches in the county, and at high tide, the strip of sand is particularly narrow. But that doesn’t detract from the views (and sounds) to be enjoyed while dining and drinking al fresco at Dune Deck CafÃ©, located high above the waterline. Keep in mind: Dune Deck is cash only, although an ATM is parked out front. You’ll also pay $1.50 per hour to park but again, worth it. As their website says, “The only thing we overlook is the ocean”, and with the Atlantic right at their doorstep, it’s certainly true. Come early to get the best views of the sunset, and stay late to watch the night set in.
Breeze Kitchen at the Eau Resort
You are closer to the ocean waves here than you are to the island traffic out front. And it’s a glorious view beneath Breeze’s bright yellow-striped umbrellas: the sea, the sand, and the waves. Grab a cocktail and maybe a light bite and the plan to linger in paradise. In a style that can only be described as “upscale casual”, it’s exciting to be so close to the Atlantic Ocean, yet right in the lap of luxury.
Few places embody downtown Delray’s funk factor more colorfully than Dada, which operates in a 1924-era house. Anchored by a glorious banyan tree, the tropical front yard of the house offers open-air tables. Sip on a Barbancourt rum, nibble on any of the globally-inspired bites and soak up the Swinton Ave ambiance. As you can tell just by walking in, this tends to run on the avant-garde side, especially with their view. Here, you can get a gorgeous view of the garden scape that surrounds the area, along with catching glimpses of Delray’s up-and-coming artists hanging on the walls.
At Sundy House, diners can enjoy their meal in a lush garden setting that’s punctuated by a wooden veranda, gazebo, statues, pathways and ponds. The place transports you to a gracefully overgrown Old Florida. Thanks to all the above, Sundy House is popular for brunch, holiday feasts and special events. It takes one trip there to understand why it made OpenTable’s 2016 list of “Best Al fresco Dining Restaurants in America.” The expert landscaping around the area is so well done that it’s worth visiting on its own. This is the perfect place to take pictures for a special event, or just to enjoy some good food and gorgeous botany.
The setting of this restaurant, which inhabits the former Hudson at the Waterway East property on the Intracoastal in Delray, is outstanding. What a lucky thing for local lovers of Argentinean and Spanish foods: a place where the empanada comes with one of the best views in South Florida. If the eclectic Argentinian food doesn’t win you over, the waterfront views will.
The Palm Beach waterfront lifestyle is cherished by many, yet few experience the privilege of living directly on the sands of the Palm Beach shoreline. Kolter Urban’s new oceanfront tower, 5000 North Ocean is a 19-story contemporary designed building that will be home to just 48 exclusive residences. 5000 North Ocean has been thoughtfully planned to take full advantage of the 4.5-acre development site and its 341 ft. of direct Palm Beach oceanfront. The eye-catching modern entry maximizes resident privacy by incorporating the native landscape into arrival experience, and residents enjoy a one-of-a-kind beachfront oasis of an acre of private landscaped gardens. 5000 North Ocean enjoys enviable views of both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic. Construction is underway at this spectacular oceanfront address. For more information, visit 5000NOcean.com or call 844-500-0937.