Clematis Street, the main street and historical heart of downtown West Palm Beach offers many things: lovely shops, lively entertainment and lots and lots of dining options. In this guide, we explore the many tastes of downtown.
This new neighborhood bar already is a Datura Street late-night hotspot, serving square pizza, salads, sammies, beer, wine and cocktails.
A lively spot, where chef/owner Julien Gremaud offers a menu of inspired small plates, comfort classics and an outstanding a la carte weekend brunch.
Fun, Mexican-inspired tequila bar and restaurant serving classics in an artistic setting.
C Street Café
This spot is more coffee house than simple coffee shop. It serves nice Italian coffee, pastries and light bites, beer and wine, and offers live music.
An upscale lounge and semi-private club serving a small bar snacks menu.
A classic pizza shop serving a selection of pies and wings.
Duffy’s Sports Grill
Palm Beach County’s leading sports grill is bustling at this location, which offers a view of Clematis’ goings on in addition to well-prepared grub.
ER Bradley’s Saloon
This iconic eatery is perched at the edge of the downtown waterfront, making its views picture-perfect. Food is pretty tasty as well.
Field of Greens
Casual spot serves fresh salads, pressed juices, sandwiches, soups, breakfast.
Indie spot offering a variety of baked goods, sandwiches, wraps and smoothies.
Grease Burger Bar
Grease not only serves some pretty monumental burgers, it serves a range of pub grub and a good variety of craft beers.
Chef Fritz Cassel is a pub-grub master. Pair any of his terrific dishes with one of Hullabaloo’s dead-rockstar cocktails for the full 500 Block effect.
Tacos, burritos, bowls, quesadillas and, of course, chimichangas are served her in a funky, off-Clematis setting.
A chain sub shop with counter service.
Kabuki Sushi and Thai Tapas
Terrific food and friendly service at this sushi-Thai eatery. Good spot for sharing plates and sampling a mix of Asian flavors.
This casual noodle bar, which debuted in July, serves a modernized, generically Asian menu (from Vietnamese wings to Thai style jerky to Peking duck).
Keese's Simply Delicious Restaurant
An American-Mediterranean grill, this casual shop serves gyros and other specialties.
This family-owned restaurant serving Syrian and Lebanese classics is popular for power lunch as well as weekend dinners.
Old school Italian flavors are offered in a buzzy, contemporary setting. The Nutella dessert pizza is a must for lovers of the hazelnut-chocolate spread.
Old school pizza and red-sauce classics.
Oh My Chocolates
A chocolate shop that also serves gelato.
O’Shea’s Irish Pub
A neighborhood favorite, this bar is host to live music, bingo, trivia night, plus beer specials and Bottomless Bloody Mary Sundays.
O’Shea’s: 531 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-833-3865
Asian soul food is served at this hip café that offers a nice selection of street foods.
Located next door to DramaWorks, this bakery serves sandwiches, breads, coffees and exquisite pastries by Palm Beach master pastry chef Patrick Leze.
French bistro classics are stylishly served here. (The steak frites are delicious.) This spot is a terrific waterfront gathering place, be it for cocktails, lunch, dinner or a la carte Sunday brunch
This tiny shop serves some of the best pizza in town. Even something as simple as cheese pizza by the slice rocks here – it’s a big slice, too!
This upscale and pricy eatery serves inspired takes on Italian classics.
This lively cantina is the first of several Rocco’s Tacos location, and our favorite. The Mexican-inspired dishes carry authentic flavor notes. The drinks are delish – and weekend brunch is fantastic.
This is party central on Clematis Street, with a rooftop bar for turning it way up. A pub menu is offered with bar bites, sandwiches and salads.
A whimsical ice cream shop featuring some great, wacky flavors.
A boost of caffeine next door to Rocco's Tacos.
Subculture Coffee and The Annex
This recently expanded hipster hangout offers excellent coffees roasted onsite, pressed juices, breakfast items and bowls, salads, sandwiches and dessert bites. Packages of fresh roasted coffee beans are also sold.
Sushi Yama Asian Bistro
A popular Asian eatery (with locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton), this bistro serves a hefty menu of rolls, noodles, appetizers and entrees.
This is an eatery that aims to please, no matter your craving or taste. The menu is large and options are plenty. Cocktails and fresh juices are delicious, as is brunch. Plus, the kitchen takes pride in plate presentation.
The Chickpea Grill and Hummus Bar
This fast-casual eatery serves its wraps, bowls and platter combos in the build-your-own style.