8857093878?profile=RESIZE_710xChanges at the Atlantic Grille come ahead of the planned renovation of the adjoining Seagate Hotel. The restaurant’s subdued lighting and massive aquariums are likely to stay. Photo provided

By Jan Norris

A new food and beverage director is on board at the Atlantic Grille, the restaurant on the street side of the Seagate Hotel.

Matthew Feliciano will oversee the new menus and beverage program at the grill. He comes from the Four Seasons Resort in Las Vegas, but has worked in South Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Executive chef Adam Gottlieb at the grill will be joined by a new pastry chef, Sireena Edwards.

The restaurant will remain seafood-inclined, according to a hotel spokesman. The atmosphere will stay upscale-casual, with Liz Lambert of Austin, Texas, hotel fame introducing a modern vibe to the decor. As of mid-April, however, plans called for the jellyfish aquarium behind the Jellies bar to remain.

The restaurant’s do-over is part of a total renovation of the hotel and its properties, which will begin this summer with the Beach Club, and next year for the main hotel.

Atlantic Grille, in the Seagate Hotel, 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Phone 561-665-4900; www.theatlanticgrille.com. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; weekends, brunch is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Outdoor seating available.

 

Moms get special treatment at several restaurants in the area where brunch is traditional on Mother’s Day. Many dining venues are booked; you can call your favorite to see if it has a waiting list.

The big one in South County is at the Addison in Boca Raton, which is relaunching one of its signature events with Mother’s Day brunch May 9.

It’s a major feast with large appetizer station, unlimited bubbly, a seafood bar, breakfast station, salad and soup bar, carving stations with New York strip steaks, turkey, leg of lamb and crabcakes, a separate children’s station and a dessert bar.

Cost is $125 for adults (plus tax and tip), $75 kids 4-12, free for those 3 and under.

Brunch starts at 10:30 a.m.; make required reservations by calling 561-372-0568.

 

Benvenuto in Boynton Beach will offer a sit-down a la carte dinner for moms with a special menu.

It begins at 3 p.m. and reservations are required. Call 561-364-0600.

 

You’ll have two days to enjoy a brunch for mom at Elisabetta’s Ristorante in Delray Beach (and its sister restaurant in West Palm Beach). A special a la carte brunch menu is served all weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features dishes such as avocado toast stagione, burrata toast, Pandoro French toast, frittata di verdure, salmone affumicato, Italian shakshuka and more.

With the purchase of an entree, guests are offered bottomless drinks from a special list for $16.

To see the full menu, go to www.elisabettas.com.

Viva La Playa, the newish Mexican restaurant oceanfront on Lake Worth Beach, will throw its first Cinco de Mayo fiesta May 5. Food and drink specials, a DJ spinning tunes, and a tequila tasting are all part of the daylong event, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations are recommended; call 561-247-7245 or book online at www.VivaLaPlaya.com.

The popular Luff’s Fish House in Boca Raton is expanding its brand into a fresh fish market nearby. Luff’s Fish Market will open a few doors away from the Rebel House on East Palmetto Park Road sometime in July, a spokeswoman from the restaurant said.

The exact storefront had not been decided by mid-April, but the shop will carry all the fresh versions of fish and seafood sold at the restaurant. Both local and other domestic fish will be in the cases.

 

Jan Norris is a food writer who can be reached at nativefla@gmail.com

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