There are many tourists, including us, who believe that a visit to Florida will not be complete without a visit to the famed Boca Raton. It is the southernmost city situated in Palm Beach County Florida. The city has a total area of around 29 square miles out of which water bodies make up 1.90 square miles – that means waterfront dining!
It is also a very big tourist attraction and has some of the most amazing beach resorts including the Boca Resort home to some of its own unique fine dining. However, what makes this city so very special is it famous restaurants. Those who like to taste different kinds of foods from across the world would most certainly make it a point to visit this city. There is no denying the fact that Boca Raton restaurants have earned name and fame across the world. We will have a look at a few such restaurants and what are the takeaways from each one of them.
There is no denying the fact that Fracasti is considered to be one of the most sought after restaurants in Boca Raton. It is situated between Green Street and Delgado Pl on Russian Hill, so you can walk from the nearby Chalfonte oceanfront condo development. Those who like sweets would certainly find many reasons to try out this restaurant. Their chocolate bread pudding is considered to be a wonderful item and according to many food connoisseurs it certainly is a must-have food item. Similarly the ice cream varieties that are available in this restaurant are simply mouth watering from many points of views. It also would not be out of place to mention here that for those who are looking for a quality meal, trying out their duck breast is also quite important. It has truly won the hearts and minds of thousands of food lovers. There are also a number of other food items which find favor with many tourists, both local and international. (YELP)
This is also considered to be one of the most Boca Raton restaurants and is famous for various reasons. It has a good rating by many visitors and these ratings are based on quality reviews that are genuine and factual. It is situated between Francisco Street and Bay Street. The recipes available are quite a few in numbers. However, many customers have a great liking for the Baked Potato and Blackened Ribeye amongst other food items. There are quite a few items too that are the favorite of many food lovers. These include the famed hot fudge sundae and the fact that there is no corkage fee makes it even more special. Then there is the much sought after artichoke dip which is simply delicious with the best of cheese burgers being used. For seasoned drinkers the wine on tap and dirty martini’s are also beverages that simply cannot be missed. (YELP)
The Cheesecake Factory
This is another famed and well known restaurant in Boca Raton. It is situated between Stockton Street and Powell Street. It is often considered to be the one stop solution for various types of cheesecakes and other such related food items. It has been around for a number of years and therefore enjoys the goodwill of the locals. Many Americans who come to this on a regular basis make it a point to enjoy the special dishes offered in this restaurant. The list of cheese cakes and various other items are quite large. The pasta varieties that are offered here are simply out of the world. Whether it is pasta carbonara with Chicken, pasta da vinci, or pasta with shrimp and chicken, there is no doubt that it is simply mouth watering and too hard to resist. They also have a Sunday brunch combo which is also worth tasting and it has unique flavor and aroma.
The Rotunda situated on Stockton Street is famous for quite a few things. The impeccable service standards that they maintain according to many are the best takeaway as far as this restaurant is concerned. The strawberry butter with flaky bread rolls are simply mouth watering and they literally melt in the mouths. Those who wish to be a bit adventurous and different could try the majestic tomato bisque which is simply out of the world. They could perhaps end the whole visit with some of the best lobster club collections, which according to many food enthusiasts is the one of the best in the world. Then there is the always in demand popovers with high quality strawberry the taste of which will always linger on the tongues. Additionally there is the wonderful combination of Salmon Filets, beets and burrata salad which apart from being sumptuous is very nutritious and filled the goodness of Omega 3 essential fatty acids.
Mrs T’s Café
For the best in Korean Sandwiches there is hardly any doubt that Mrs T’s Café could be the most obvious choice. While it is famous for a variety of Korean Sandwiches, it also comes with various other wonderful and tasty food recipes. These include some great collections of cold pastas, a variety of vegetarian items, and some hot food items like teriyaki chicken and egg rolls. They have unique Asian taste and would certainly attract a number of tourists from the Asian subcontinent. However, over the years they also have become extremely popular amongst local Americans and other who visit Boca Raton from other parts of the world. It also has some of the best collection of burgers and grilled sandwiches. The garden burgers, the hamburger with cheese have to be tried out to have a better idea about the taste. The price is also quite reasonable and this could also be one more reason for getting a decent review.
While the above are a small sample, there is no doubt that there could dozens of other equally good restaurants spread across the length and breadth of Boca Raton. It would perhaps take years to try them out and write reviews on the same. Therefore at the end of the day it goes without saying that Boca Raton and quality foods and restaurants go hand in hand.
Here’s my best beach photo from the trip: