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Mar 19, 2010 04:13 PM

11 Maple St. in Jensen Beach

Has anyone been? Zagat gave it highest honors and I have heard wonderful things. Wondering if it's worth the two hour road trip from Miami? Menu seems exorbitantly expensive. $45 for yellowfin tuna?

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  1. I took Karen there for her birthday 3-4 years ago so my experience is a little dated. The restaurant is in an old beach cottage (although not on the beach) and was very charming. A nice setting for a birthday dinner. I can't remember what we ordered but I recall that we both enjoyed our meals from appetizers to dessert and thought that it was well worth the drive from Boca.

    Hopefully someone will have a more current experience to share.

    5 Replies
    1. re: RickL

      I was at 11 Maple Street last night and was disappointed. I was comparing it to a visit last November when the food was fantastic. I had the pan-fried conch with balsamic vinegar and lime on both visits, which is one of their signature items. The flavors were still there on the 2nd visit, but the conch was not tender and was not hot. Our party of 5 had many other items, but the consistency was not there. Perhaps, they were so busy that they were having an off night. The desserts were all excellent, but the coffee, again was not hot. I might go back during the off-season.

      1. re: DiFlorida

        Ooh, good point, thank you DiFlorida. I will wait as well for the off season. Thanks!

        1. re: HabaneroJane

          HJ....I've eaten at this particular restaurant many times and all with fantastic successes.....Easily the best fine dining establishment in the Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Ft. Pierce areas.....I was extremely surprised to read of DiFlorida's misfortune.....


          1. re: LargeLife

            EMac--thanks! Have you been recently and is it worth the drive from Miami just to eat there?!

            1. re: HabaneroJane

              I ate there probabably 7 or 8 months ago and loved it. But as much as I love it, I don't think it's worth the drive from Miami. If you're in the area for anything else, then by all means! But I don't think it's "worth the drive".