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sockster Mar 19, 2013 08:34 AM

Going to be there for six nights and no nothing of the area. What are the don't miss places I have to go to next week when I'm there?? Any type of food/price is fine. THANKS!!

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    rsanders99 RE: sockster Mar 19, 2013 09:06 AM

    Chez Jean Pierre in Palm Beach is great. Buccan, also, in Palm Beach is very creative. 32 East in Delray is very good with a great wine list. Tramonte is in Delray is an offshoot of Angelo's of Mulberry Street. Max's Harvest in Delray is farm to table. If you want steak, NY Prime in Boca is excellent.

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      sockster RE: rsanders99 Mar 21, 2013 06:34 PM

      Thanks....If you had a choice of Max's Harvest or The Grove, which would you pick?

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        rsanders99 RE: sockster Mar 22, 2013 01:13 PM

        Have not been to The Grove yet, but it has gotten very good reviews. I do not think you can go wrong at either place.

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          CFByrne RE: sockster Mar 22, 2013 01:18 PM

          I've not yet been to The Grove so I can't fairly comment on the food. I have heard mostly - but not exclusively - excellent things about it.

          I can say the atmosphere / experience will be quite different.

          Max's you're looking at fairly loud, high-energy with bar for 8 and maybe seating for 75 or more across multiple rooms, and an extensive menu. http://www.maxsharvest.com/menu_food....

          The Grove is much more intimate, with a small staff, a small room, and a very small menu - typically 4 or 5 apps and 4 or 5 entrees (I know this much because I have walked past many times and checked the nightly menu). Here's one, possibly old:
          http://thegrovedelray.com/the-grove-m...

          So FWIW there's a bit more info, if that helps at all.

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            sockster RE: CFByrne Mar 22, 2013 02:13 PM

            We chose Max's....more selection for my GF.... This said, what do you know about Jakes Stone Crab? Anyplace up this way for great stoney's if Jakes is not the place? Thanks for your reply!!

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              rsanders99 RE: sockster Mar 23, 2013 03:46 AM

              Truluck's at Mizner Park in Boca has a special. All you can eat for a fixed price. Stone crabs are, basically, all the same. They are cooked on the boat that catches them. Call Trulucks and find out the night they ren the special each week.

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        Absolutpalm RE: sockster Mar 19, 2013 09:12 AM

        Burger-Fi and Ellie's Diner in Delray are both casual, fabulous options. And both have incredible milkshakes. There's also a hidden gem by a movie theater in Delray called Kabob House, I believe. Very good, very authentic Turkish food. Place doesn't look like much but is absolutely dynamite and always our first dining stop whenever we visit. If you have time, you should consider visiting the Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum and grab lunch in their restaurant. Beautiful and yummy.

        1. CFByrne RE: sockster Mar 19, 2013 09:25 AM

          A few very recent well populated threads should give you some more ideas, as well as post-visit followup from recent diners...

          Food obsessed New Yorkers seeking recs for Boynton,Delray, and around:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/881343

          Lunch in Delray
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/891075

          Sophisticated, Chow-Worthy Spot - Delray to Boynton
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892922

          Date night in Delray?
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/886347

          1. Disneyfreak RE: sockster Mar 22, 2013 01:22 PM

            Bamboo Fire in Delray Beach. But check that they are open before you go. The address is: 149 NE 4th Avenue
            Delray Beach, FL 33483.

            Search this board for more information about the food they serve.

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