Best Restaurants West of the Intracoastal Waterway

West Palm Beach is home to two amazing social centers in City Place and Clematis Street. These two hubs house the majority of great dining options for West Palm visitors. Food options range from places centered around fresh local seafood, to cultural experiences like Thai, Japanese and French joints. 

At City Place, you can experience dining on the terrace overlooking the social interaction and music going on below you. At City Cellar (in City Place), an extensive wine list accompanies a deep entree selection. Service is very attentive and your date will be highly impressed at your restaurant picking prowess. 

Heading over to Clematis, you will find a strip of dazzling eateries. Most places have indoor and outdoor seating, and have functioning full bars inside. At the trendy Avocado Grill, you can sample a variety of small plates featuring local seafood and the fruit by which the restaurant is named after.  

West Palm Beach may lack some of the white table cloth type, fancy-pants places of neighboring Palm Beach, but they make up for it with an eclectic mix of joints in a variety of different social settings. And, if you truly desire the white glove service, you can check out a place like Morton's Steakhouse.



An array of desirable Cuban creations attracts a loyal clientele to this cute spot in West Palm Beach. Lunch specials, such as ox tail in red wine sauce and deep fried pork marinated in garlic sauce, come highly recommended. Potted plants and...  Read More



Located in West Palm Beach's historic Northwood Village, Relish is sure to offer a dining experience unlike anything else in the area. This hip diner offers 20 custom relishes to top 11 different types of burgers, so there is sure to be a...  Read More



Avocado Grill is one of the newest restaurants in all of West Palm Beach. This self proclaimed "foodie paradise" offers up a unique blend of small plates, seasonal fare, a raw bar, great wines and specialty cocktails. Avocado Grill truly...  Read More



Potted green palms and wrought iron furnishing line this restaurant's cheery, yellow interior. The owner, Carlos, made this place quaint on purpose, so guests receive the hospitality and service they deserve. Chances are, Carlos himself will...  Read More

City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill
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Large, bustling and active, this establishment is a popular gathering place. Tiered seating is defined by curved partitions, and the rear glass wall of the huge bar provides glimpses of an enormous wine selection. Dark and seductive, City Cellar...  Read More



If you are looking for some great sushi in Downtown West Palm Beach then look no further than right off of Clematis Street at Kabuki Sushi. Enjoy outside seating or escape the heat and choose from tables for a group, the long bar, or a spot in...  Read More



In business since 1947, this neighborhood institution still pulls in crowds of patrons, and it's not unusual to wait for a table on weekends. Rich cherry woodwork and forest green walls create an intimate environment, and booth tabletops capture...  Read More

Morton's, The Steakhouse


Tuxedo-clad waiters set the tone for a Midwest classic that's staked a claim on the Atlantic coast. Known for tableside presentations (yes, that's a live lobster on the cart), this steakhouse is famous for its 24-ounce porterhouse and its hearty...  Read More

Pistache French Bistro


Pistache is a Parisian-style French bistro with a Mediterranean twist. It serves simple, delicious meals made with fresh, local and imported products. It seats 200 people and is open seven days a week for all meal periods.

Prices are moderate and...  Read More



Subtlety and grace characterize this established restaurant, well known in the area for its attentive, unobtrusive service and impeccable cuisine. The Northern Italian menu focuses on al dente-perfect pastas, light as air and accompanied by...  Read More


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Kris is a South Florida resident, living close to the coast in West Palm Beach. The area lets him delve into his vices - beaching, bar-hopping and baseball. Besides writing about travel &...  More About Kristopher