and crowds thinned,
reservations are a piece of cake at some of our
favorite restaurants. To sweeten the eating-out allure, promotional rates are offered, too.
Related story: September dining deals in Palm Beach
By Janis Fontaine
Summer is the perfect time to go out to eat, to try new restaurants, to savor new flavors.
Many restaurants offer summer savings ranging from half-price wine and three-course prix fixe meals to lobster dinners, pizza specials and, in one case, 20 percent off the entire menu.
Here are some of the area’s dining deals:
32 East — 32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 276-7868; www.32east.com
Sunday Funday: 50 percent off any bottle of wine under $100 or $50 off any wine over $100. Until Thanksgiving.
The view at 50 Ocean.
50 Ocean — 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 278-3364; www.50ocean.com
Lunch special: Get an appetizer and an entrée for $21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dinner special: Prix fixe three-course meal for $35.
Angle at Eau Palm Beach, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 540-4924; www.eaupalmbeach.com
Angle Uncorked: 6-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 27. A wine tasting and class with sommelier Tim White, by reservation. Stay for dinner at Angle and receive 50 percent off select bottles of wine.
Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro at Eau Palm Beach, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan.
Prix fixe summer dining: Three-course prix fixe lunch for $28; three-course prix fixe dinner for $55, except in September during Flavor Palm Beach, when it’s less.
Veuve Rich brunch: Noon-2:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30. $42; $16 for ages 4-12; free for younger than 4. Add “endless” visits to the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Garden, where you create your own cocktails, or a “bottomless” glass of Veuve Rich is $18.
Breeze Ocean Kitchen at Eau Palm Beach. Capehart Photo
Breeze Ocean Kitchen at Eau Palm Beach, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 540-4924; www.eaupalmbeach.com
Lunch special: Three-course menu available for $28 per person (a la carte menu also available). Daily from noon to 2:30 p.m. Available through Oct. 31.
Bogart’s Bar & Grille at the Cinemark 20 Theatre, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton. 544-3044; www.BogartsofBoca.com
Ten for $10 lunches: Your choice of 10 items priced at $10 each, including coffee, tea or soda, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Prix fixe summer special: Three-course prix fixe menu for $28. Through Oct. 31.
Samuel Adams beer dinner: Sept. 14. A four-course prix fixe menu featuring brew pairings from the Samuel Adams family of beers, chosen with the assistance of a cicerone. Reservations are required.
Café Frankie’s, 640 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 732-3834; www.cafefrankies.com
Daily appetizer specials, $5, 4:30-3:30 p.m.
Fifty percent of bottle sof wine, daily, 8-10 p.m.
Take-out pizza special: Get an 18-inch cheese pizza for $8.99. An 18-inch margherita pizza is $9.99.
Caffe Luna Rosa — 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 274-9404; www.caffelunarosa.com
Late evening special: Half-priced select wines by the glass or bottle, all beer and liquor drinks with dinner after 9 p.m. Ask about special pours like Johnnie Walker Blue, $18 for a 1.5-ounce pour. Through summer.
Deck 84 — 840 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach. 665-8484; www.Deck84.com
Three-course prix fixe menu: $22 from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Wednesday: Half-priced bottles of wine with the purchase of an entrée.
Ten for $10 lunches: Choice of 10 lunches priced at $10 each, including coffee, tea or soda, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen in Royal Palm Plaza— 399 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 826-2625; www.farmhousekitchenboca.com
Wine Down Mondays: Get 50 percent off bottles of wine and champagne, 25 percent off reserve wine list.
Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen — 204 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 266-3643; www.farmhousekitchendelray.com
Wine Down Wednesdays: Fifty percent off all bottles of wine and champagne on the regular beverage menu and 25 percent off bottles on the reserve wine list.
Josie’s Ristorante — 1602 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. 364-9601; www.josiesristorante.com
Summer deal: Take 20 percent off the entire menu, dine-in only. Through September.
Max’s Grille in Mizner Park, 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 368-0080; www.maxsgrille.com
The Q & Brew menu: Every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to closing, get the new “Smalls & Sandwiches” ($8-$15) including N’awlins BBQ shrimp, pulled pork sandwich, Texas smokehouse burger, and a Q salad. On the main course ($18-$29): baby back ribs, wood grilled chicken, brisket, and the Q Combo comes with a choice of two. Endless craft beer is available for $15 with the purchase of dinner. Until Labor Day.
Max’s Harvest, 169 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach, 381-9970; www.maxsharvest.com
Specials: $29 family-style Southern fried chicken and $5 Southern Spiked Teas & Lemonades on Sundays; half-off bottles of wine on Mondays; $12 burgers and $5 bourbon/Beaujolais on Tuesdays; $35 for 1½-pound lobster with salad and dessert and $5 wines on Thursdays; and half-off bottles of wine on Friday and Saturday, 5-7 p.m.
Chef competition: Chef vs. Chef is held every Wednesday starting at 9 p.m. at Max’s Harvest. Food and drinks are available for purchase during each match. The cover charge is $5, and proceeds to benefit the Milagro Center.
Lobster at Prime Catch.
Prime Catch, 700 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach. 737-8822; www.primecatchboynton.com
Lobster Bake: From 4:30 to 6 p.m., get lobster, clams, mussels, potatoes and corn. Cost: $18.95.
Monday lobster dinner: Get a 1¼-pound lobster for $18.95.
The scene at Tryst.
Tryst — 4 E Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 921-0201; www.trystdelray.com
Sunday: Fried chicken and a glass of bubbly for $18.
Tuesday: Wine Not nights, with 40 percent off bottled wine and $10 charcuterie and cheese boards.
Wednesday: Burger and hot dog specials.
Friday and Saturday: Late-night food specials from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
There’s still time to cash in on the inaugural Dine Out Downtown Delray Beach, which began Aug. 1 and continues through Aug. 7. It’s part of Restaurant Week 2016, when local culinary hotspots join to celebrate food with special savings, wine tastings and even cooking classes.
Modeled after successful promotions like Miami Spice and Dine Out Fort Lauderdale, local eateries offer special prix fixe, three-course meals in the $20-$40 range. Restaurant owners know you’ve been waiting for the chance to try out a new place or to revisit an old favorite, and they’re making it budget-friendly.
Some restaurants will serve three-course lunches for less than $20.
Laura Simon, executive director of Delray Beach’s Downtown Development Authority, says the promotion focuses on restaurants in the Atlantic Avenue corridor, but may expand if this is successful.
It looks like it already is. Participating restaurants include 32 East, 50 Ocean, Atlantic Grille at The Seagate Hotel, Big Al’s Steaks, Brule, Caffe Luna Rosa, Caffe Martier, CENA, Dada, Deck 84, Eat Market, Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen, Honey, Juice Buzz, Juice Papi, Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza, Max’s Harvest, Mellow Mushroom, Pizza Rustica, Prime, Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar, Salt7, Smoke BBQ, Solita & Mastino, The Office, The Old Arcade, Tryst and Windy City Pizza.
For details, visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com.
At the Four Seasons Palm Beach, you can have a romantic dinner date for two in a private candlelit cabana overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Add fresh flowers and live music. You can dine on a three-course dinner for $150 per person or a four-course dinner for $180, plus the cost of wine, champagne and cocktails, and tax and tip.
For folks who loathe leaving the kids at home, the resort also offers cabana dinners for the entire family.
The Four Seasons is at 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. For reservations, call 582-2800.