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Apr 11, 2013 08:20 AM

Delray: If I like Tryst and Max's Harvest, what else should I try?

Should I make repeat visits during my annual Delray-area weekend or is there someplace else I'd enjoy just as much? I could go north or south of Boynton Beach.

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  1. We recently had dinner at Brule Bistro and it was excellent. Nice vibe in the place as well. Excellent execution of the menu and some of the best espresso we've had outside of the Milan train station and Rome!!

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    1. re: DolceFarNiente

      I second Brule based on those places you like.

      I'd also suggest Park Tavern. If you can go later in the evening now, when it's cooler, and sit outside, it's a very nice vibe and you're right on the Ave. Food is pretty good (I've had everything from "not bad" to "fantastic") and the prices are quite reasonable for right on The Ave. The manager has always been on top of everything and I've always had excellent service even when they're slammed.

      And I would say pretty much the same about Da Da - minus the service remarks. Dada's a bit more shaky on that level. Park also sports a higher energy overall, so if I had to pick one of those two it would be PT.

      As for others nearby, I don't want to generalize based on one experience, but I found Racks to be meh food yet *quite* expensive. I did not feel good at all when I paid that hefty check.

      1. re: CFByrne

        Thanks for both of these recs. We'll have a grandmother (in her 70s) and a teenage boy with us. They're both used to being dragged to these kinds of places, but would one restaurant be more appropriate than the other?

        1. re: Rona Gindin

          DaDa is, by design, a more trendy, younger, hipster environment,,, and the staff reflects that very, very much.

          Park Tavern's considerably more "traditional" - so a more "traditional" senior might be more comfortable there.

          And yes, I'm sure there are plenty of seniors who have absolutely no issue with hipster servers or whatever... I'm just generalizing to answer as best I can given the info avail.

          1. re: CFByrne

            I was at DaDa the other night during the week, and there were some older folks sitting at inside tables. They seemed comfortable there too. The server was a cute young hipster, a little slow from time to time, but overall he was sweet. It was such a nice evening and sitting outside I didn't mind that it took a little longer.

            I happen to love Park Tavern though, their burgers and the pork belly app are SO good.

    2. Why not try 32 East on Atlantic? Really good food and a great wine list. Angelo's Trattoria is,also, very good. It has an authentic trattoria menu and is very casual.