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Looking for great fresh food - Boca - Palm Beach area

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Going to be staying in Boca Raton and willing to drive a bit for restaurants whose chefs use fresh local ingredients and hopefully somewhat creatively. (i.e. NO frozen fish which we found the last visit.) Since we're coming from New York, we also don't want a branch of a NY restaurant.

Thanks for your help

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  1. I can pretty much guarantee there's no frozen fish at these places... And they also emphasize fresh / local:

    Calypso Restaurant (Pompano)
    13 American Table (Boca)
    Rebel House (Boca)
    Farmer's Table (Boca)
    32 East (Delray)
    Buccan (Palm Beach)
    Coolinary Café (North Palm Beach)

    You may want to take a look at these recent threads for some more background... You have a several kindred souls ("Erica" for example) from NY looking for interesting food here...

    Food-Focused New Yorker Seeks Great Food in PBCounty
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9292...

    West Palm Beach Favorites
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8957...

    Need for-real Top spots in Boca Raton/Delray
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9698...

    Local Seafood
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8995...

    Best restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale or Boca?
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9299...

    Write back and let us know!

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    1. re: CFByrne

      Last time in Florida the restaurants we liked best were Michael's Genuine in Miami and Table 26 in West Palm. I can't seem to see much about Table 26...any opinions?

      1. re: nyperr

        I have not heard anything about Table 26.

        You can't go wrong at Buccan...
        http://clayconley.com/

        Ditto, IMO, with Tim Lipman at Coolinary Café...
        Read this and you will see what I mean:

        http://www.palmbeachillustrated.com/i...

    2. Maxx's Harvest in Delray is farm to table. Ristorante Sapori in Boca specializes in fresh fish. You may get the whole fish either simply roasted or with a sauce. They also do incredible home made pastas.