Cocktails from sparkling to classic at this sexy, exclusive lounge


The bar: Meat Market, Palm Beach

The vibe: When this space was the Palm Beach Steakhouse, it was dark, fussy and old-fashioned. There’s a place for that, but apparently not here now that it’s Meat Market — all open and bright, with cascading lights and beautiful details. (The staff is markedly beautiful, too.) The bar and lounge feel like a sexy, exclusive airport lounge where they seriously guard the door — but still we somehow got in! What? Better have a drink before someone notices!

The drink: While we’re sitting here trying to blend in, we’re having the Summer Berry Cobbler, which does not have a delicious flaky crust (wah) but makes up for that with a blend of fresh blackberries and peaches, as well as sherry, bitters and cider accented with mint. It’s a summery dessert in a glass.

Other noteworthy libations: Meat Market’s cocktails, created by consultant Ezra Pattek, tell a story, from light introductory drinks like the Summer Berry Cobbler to the Strawberry Negroni, the 1840 Manhattan made with cognac, and the non-alcoholic mocktail like the punchy 50 Shades of … Greens, which tastes like an upscale green juice. The menu goes from sparkling to classic, and you’ll be happy to try to make your way through the tour. Slowly. On separate visits.

Bar bites: The tuna tartar is plump and rich — we have friends who are regular partakers of it, but our favorite munchie is the Gouda tater tot plate, with tender morsels of potato filled with creamy cheese and then crisped. It’s insane. It’s savory. They’re mine.

Deals: Regular happy hour is 4 to 7 p.m., with $7 specials on fun “forgotten classics” like Pimm’s Cup, as well as select wines, Veuve Clicquot Brut and $2 oysters. And on Thursdays, the nighttime version goes 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Info: Meat Market Palm Beach, 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach. 561-354-9800.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community

Frequent teen technology use linked to ADHD symptoms, study finds
Frequent teen technology use linked to ADHD symptoms, study finds

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, affecting millions of American children annually, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the causes and risk factors of the disorder are unknown, researchers are studying how brain injury, exposure...
Happy 5th birthday, Prince George! Kate Middleton, Prince William share sweet photo of oldest son
Happy 5th birthday, Prince George! Kate Middleton, Prince William share sweet photo of oldest son

Someone looks very happy to be turning 5. Kensington Palace shared an adorable photo of a smiling Prince George, the oldest child of Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on Saturday, one day before the pint-sized royal's birthday. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George...
Millions fall for South Carolina dentist in viral ‘In My Fillings’ dance video
Millions fall for South Carolina dentist in viral ‘In My Fillings’ dance video

A dentist in Greenville, South Carolina, is inspiring millions to get their teeth cleaned after taking on the Drake-inspired “In My Feelings” dance challenge. Dr. Rich Constantine’s version of the “shiggy” -- a dance inspired by the rapper -- has over 24 million views on Facebook. >> Read more trending...
Kick added sugar in sports drinks
Kick added sugar in sports drinks

Nike recently launched a Gatorade-colored collection of Air Jordan sneakers in honor of the sports drink’s famous 1991 “Be Like Mike” advertisement, which encouraged Americans to consume brightly hued sugar water if they wanted to emulate basketball star Michael Jordan. Plenty did. Gatorade is still paying big bucks to professional...
Monitoring your health from your living room
Monitoring your health from your living room

NEW ORLEANS - There were termites in the garage and a $2,100 bill to get rid of them. The mechanic had called to say he didn’t know when the car would be fixed. So after a summer day full of aggravations, 73-year-old Ann Ware wasn’t surprised to see the result when she sat down on her sofa, wrapped a blood pressure cuff around her arm and...
More Stories