PALM BEACH DINING
With more than 2,300 restaurants in Palm Beach County, virtually everything is available. If a food group predominates, it is seafood.
(Continental) 331 South County Road, Palm Beach; 561-655-4020. $$$$
One of the county's best, it is known for elegant decor in its main dining room, a less-formal bistro and the culinary acumen of executive chef Jens Dahlman. A signature dish is ceviche of fresh Florida Key snapper in lime, grapefruit and avocado with taro-root chips.
(Asian) 230A Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach; 561-802-4222. $$$
A melting pot for Asian cuisines of all sorts.
(Cuban) 6801 South Dixie Highway, East Palm Beach; 561-547-9799. $$
One of the best of the local Cuban menus, authentic and extensive.
(French) The Breakers Palm Beach, One South County Road, Palm Beach; 561-659-8440. Jacket required. $$$$
Perhaps the most sophisticated restaurant in the county, it features a daily foie gras special, a "fromagier" and a 6,500-bottle wine cellar.
NEW YORK PRIME
(Steak) 2350 Executive Center Drive, Boca Raton; 561-998-3881. $$$$
This cigar-friendly joint with a piano bar is the sirloin lover's choice.
(Eclectic) Four Seasons Resort, 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach; 561-582-2800. $$$$
Chef Hubert Des Marais's style blends traditions of the Deep South, the Caribbean and South and Central America.
SAILFISH MARINA & RESORT'S WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR
(Seafood) 98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores; 800-446-4577. $$$
An archetypal Florida establishment and a great place to take kids.
(Italian) 110 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach; 561-274-7077. $$$$
Chef Glenn Manfra has created a buzz here. If you cannot get a table in the main dining room, there's also outdoor seating.
SPOTO'S OYSTER BAR
(Seafood) 125 Datura Street, West Palm Beach; 561-835-1828. $$$
Considered among the best restaurants in the county for seafood.
(Eclectic) 32 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach; 561-276-7868. $$$
Chef Nick Morfogen likes to shake things up a bit. For a welcome update of a standard, try the Key lime and raspberry tart brûlée.