After an afternoon of beaching or shopping, meander to Bice, a lovely Italian restaurant nestled in one of the many quaint side streets on Worth Avenue. The beloved Bice restaurant, with locations in iconic cities around the world, began 90 years ago in Milano, Italy by Beatrice “Bice” Ruggeri. Only one heaping forkful of the creamy risotti ai frutti di mare (carnaroli risotto with mixed seafood and tomato) will make you question whether you’re in South Florida or Northern Italy. Relish in the meticulously attentive service and order a light, airy tiramisu with your post-meal espresso.
The Seafood Bar
As a huge fan of Mexican food and Tex-Mex, I thought I had experienced every possible variety of nachos until I encountered the Blue Crab Nachos at The Seafood Bar. The hunks of juicy blue crab, savory cheddar grits, fresh pico de gallo, and creamy guacamole atop a colorful batch of tortilla chips were a surprising flavor explosion of Southern meets sea. If you still have room after the massive portion of Floridian nachos (don’t worry, you can get a half size too), dive into the catch of day, a tray of oysters, some classic fish tacos, or go all out with a seafood platter. Gaze at the sea while you contemplate which creature from the salty waves will be your next bite.
Have you ever had diver scallops cooked to such perfection that they melt in your mouth like butter? Or a cut of grouper so tender and meaty that you’re full after a few bites? What about a pear and salmon crudo so artfully arranged that you spend five minutes just photographing it before tasting it? (Don’t worry, crudo is served cold already.) If not, take a mini trek off the island to 1000 North, located on the waterfront in Jupiter (approximately 30 minutes driving). Whether you head there for brunch, lunch or dinner, you’ll enjoy the laid-back, yet sophisticated ambiance and inventive, fresh cuisine. Whatever you do, don’t forget to order a side of the truffle fries.