Did you miss this? Here are the new restaurants opened in 2017 in Palm Beach County

Wow! From tacos to fancy Italian, 2017 has offered up many new exciting restaurants. It’s time to get out and explore the more than 50 eateries that have opened throughout Palm Beach County this year.

Here are some of the highlights from north to south. (Check the bottom of the story to see the full list of restaurants that have opened this year.)

*Click on the restaurant’s address to open in Google Maps.

Olive U Mediterranean Grill

It’s like Chipotle, but Greek. At Olive U Mediterranean Grill the food is made fast with quality ingredients. But it’s the ingredients that make this build-your-own-entree spot different.

At Olive U, base options for a bowl are pita ($8), rice ($9), salad ($9) or hummus ($9.50). For proteins, they’ve got gyro, chicken, chicken shawarma, falafel or tofu.

Olive U Mediterranean Grill: 2632 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens ; 561-500-0103.

Cooper’s Hawk

Located in The Gardens Mall, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants offers a full-service bar, a tasting room and menu that offers something for everyone. Selections include American comfort classics like wine-braised short ribs and filet mignon, Italian pastas, Mediterranean small plates and lots more. Entrees run from $17 to $33. Sandwiches and burgers from $12 to $18 and appetizers start at around $9.

> READ FULL REVIEW: Cooper’s Hawk brings bold flavors to The Gardens Mall

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants3101 PGA Blvd., Suite P201 (The Gardens Mall, second floor, close to Sears), Palm Beach Gardens; 561-209-8466


With a menu of American classics and a small selection of sushi rolls, Bricktop’s offers plenty of views and outdoor seating for watching the boats go by on the Intracoastal across from Season 52.

Bricktop’s opened a location on Palm Beach island in January 2014. It also operates seven other national locations, including restaurants in Coral Gables and Naples. 

Bricktop’s2373 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-720-2595.

La Masseria

Located in the same western PGA plaza that houses Salute Market, La Masseria serves Pugliese and southern Italian specialties in an upscale setting. The restaurant is an outpost of a popular New York theater-district restaurant and its midtown Manhattan sibling.

>READ FULL REVIEW: La Masseria’s authentic charms (and cheesecake)

La Masseria5520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-660-8272.

RH Rooftop Cafe

Perched on top of the new, four-story Restoration Hardware in downtown West Palm, RH Rooftop Restaurant offers garden settings with a view of the city. 

> SEE FULL LIST: Palm Beach County restaurants that opened in 2017

The menu is simple with boards to share such as the Délice de Bourgogne Cheese board ($18), a generous wedge of the classic triple crème, cow’s milk cheese from Burgundy served alongside glazed pecans, a warm, crusty baguette and strawberry preserves. There’s also salads, sandwiches and breakfast selections.

RH Rooftop Restaurant: 560 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-804-6826.

Hurricane BTW

Hurricane BTW, a new national chain, opens its first franchise location Sat. Dec. 9 in West Palm. 49 locations are planned across the country. 

To locals, it means a new spot for burgers, tacos and wings (aka “btw”), as well as tenders, salads, shakes, wine and craft beer (including a 32-ounce, resealable Crowler can). Menu highlights include buttermilk-marinated chicken BLT tacos, Korean barbecue beef tacos, single to triple-patty burgers, and tenders and wings, with a dozen sauces and dry rubs in which to dress them.

Hurricane BTW7800 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach; 561-557-1456.

Kapow Noodle Bar

With a modernized, generically Asian menu (from Vietnamese wings to Thai style jerky to Peking duck), Kapow has been packing in crowds since its opening in November 2011 in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park. The West Palm location opened in the former LongBoards on the 500 block of Clematis Street.

Kapow519 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-246-3827.

123 Datura

In addition to pizza, 123 Datura’s menu offers homemade meatballs, calzone-dough sandwiches, and salads, plus a full craft cocktail bar with a focus on small-batch bourbon and speakeasy-type drinks. 

123 Datura Bar & Kitchen123 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561-814-5433.

The Butcher Shop 

A sibling of Wynwood’s original Butcher Shop, the West Palm spot includes a retail meat market, a full-service restaurant and a German-style beer garden. 

The menu offers quality meats - from custom-cut steaks to sausages to burgers and chicken. Appetizers include warm German pretzels with cheddar béchamel dipping sauce and pan-seared, cheese-stuffed pierogis. 

As for the beer, local brews include beers by Twisted Trunk and Saltwater breweries as well as Miami’s Wynwood Brewing. Beer lovers can pour their own brews from self-serve, three-liter beer towers. 

The Butcher Shop 209 6th St., West Palm Beach; 561-812-2336.

Lynora’s Market

The main attraction at Lynora’s Market: Neapolitan-style pizza fired in a custom-made Italian pizza oven. 

Aside from pizza, the menu features eggplant Parm, brasciole, meatballs, pastas, homemade cheeses and sauces, as well as hot and cold sandwiches and house-made desserts. 

Lynora’s Market: 3301 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-444-3932.


Costa owner and restaurant veteran Sascha Bennemann has brought lighter look to the 5200-square-foot location on the second floor of Worth Avenue’s Esplanade plaza in Palm Beach, where GiGi’s Tap and Table, Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen and Trevini Ristorante once operated.

Costa’s menu includes raw bar dishes, salads, Turkish and Greek mezze dishes, Spanish-inspired tapas, and larger plates such as outstanding fish dishes, Moroccan lamb stew and a roasted chicken dish that’s served in a clay pot.

> READ FULL REVIEW: Costa’s splendid Mediterranean take

Costa150 Worth Ave., Palm Beach; 561-429-8456.

Oceano Kitchen

At Oceano Kitchen, the talented chef Jeremy Bearman writes a new menu daily, taking inspiration from what’s fresh, what’s regional and what can be beautifully wood-fired. The menu includes wood-fired pizzas, wood-fire-smoked meats and pasta that’s made in-house.

>READ FULL REVIEW: Oceano Kitchen does local in a big, delicious way

Oceano Kitchen201 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana; 561-562-5055.

Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante, a staple of South Beach for more than a decade, opened in the South Delray Shopping Center south of Linton Boulevard. Sardinia’s menu offers classic Italian cuisine in its pizzas and pastas, as well as Sardinian dishes such as paella made with couscous and “pane carasatu,” or Sardinian flatbread.

Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante3035 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach; 561-332-3406.

Louie Bossi

Louie Bossi, located at Boca Raton’s Hyatt Place Hotel, fill its sprawling indoor and outdoor dining spaces with retro Italian décor and vibe. There’s a regulation bocce ball court, stone gargoyles, vintage lights, an oak fireplace.

On the menu: wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizza, house-cured salumi, steaks that have been dry-aged on premises, pasta that’s made in-house, homemade breads, pastries, gelati, plus wine, beer, classic cocktails and homemade limoncello. 

Louie BossiHyatt Place Hotel, 100 E. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton; 561-336-6699.

New restaurants of 2017 in Palm Beach County

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