Foodies and art-lovers, rejoice! When you make your way to The Palm Beaches for vacation, you’re not just visiting Florida’s Cultural Capital—you’re also taking in one of the Sunshine State’s top dining destinations. In addition to all of the top-notch cultural events, here’s a tip for the thrifty traveler: each September, you can enjoy delicious deals at over 50 of the destination’s top restaurants in celebration of Flavor Palm Beach. Yum!
Make your reservation, grab a seat and prepare to enjoy our menu of magnificent cultural experiences served with a side of remarkable restaurants!
Norton Museum of Art + The Restaurant, West Palm Beach
The newly-renovated Norton Museum of Art is the perfect place for visitors to start their arts tour of The Palm Beaches! Start early and browse through the museum’s collection of over 7,600 works across five curatorial departments (European, American, Chinese, Contemporary and Photography) and special exhibitions before the hunger sets in. Thankfully, you won’t have to go very far at all!
The Restaurant at the Norton is a fun, chic way to take a break from the excellent art on display. Order a glass of wine, a fresh salad or sandwich, and take in the museum’s unbelievable garden view!
Eissey Campus Theatre + The Cooper, Palm Beach Gardens
Who’s ready for a stellar show? Eissey Campus Theatre offers a jam-packed performing arts season featuring musicals, plays, concerts, ballets, operas and more. The theater is also home to The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches, one of the destination’s signature companies dedicated to all forms of music including jazz, classical, Broadway and marching band.
Before the show, enjoy drinks and dinner at The Cooper Restaurant, a classy and upscale experience for locally-sourced, contemporary American food. For Flavor Palm Beach, the restaurant is offering $25 lunch and $35 dinner prix fixe menus—a steal for this kind of quality! Be sure to make your reservations early, as the place is popular with locals and visitors alike.
Old School Square + Dada, Delray Beach
Downtown Delray Beach is where you’ll find Old School Square, an arts & entertainment complex that spans an entire city block! There, you can see a show at the Crest Theatre, get your groove on at an outdoor Pavilion performance or enjoy a visual arts exhibition at the Cornell Art Museum.
Situated just south of Old School Square is the oh-so-appropriately-named Dada, after the 20th-century avant-garde art movement. Partake of their house-muddled mojitos and an eclectic meal before the night begins!
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum + Sant Ambroeus, Palm Beach
The Palm Beaches’ quintessential institution for history and the Gilded Age also happens to be “Florida’s First Museum”—the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum on Palm Beach. Take the grand tour of Whitehall Mansion and travel back in time to the destination’s early days of opulence and exquisite design.
After experiencing the museum’s elegance up-close, it’s time to for an equally stylish meal at Sant Ambroeus. Sidle up to the bar, sip a fancy cocktail and enjoy the restaurant’s $45 prix fixe Flavor Palm Beach menu, featuring some menu mainstays and new favorites.
Boca Raton Museum of Art + Kapow! Noodle Bar, Boca Raton
No trip to Boca Raton’s Mizner Park would be complete without spending a few hours at the Boca Raton Museum of Art—The Palm Beaches’ vivid home for modern and contemporary works, along with high-quality exhibitions. One of the museum’s current exhibitions, “Beyond the Cape!”, is on display through early October and a must-see for any comic book fan or art aficionado.
After diving deep into the world of superheroes, it’s time to make your own onomatopoeic journey to Kapow! Noodle Bar just down the street. The hot pot hotspot slings pan-Asian fare in style familiar to those who enjoyed “Beyond the Cape!” due to the comic-style design and a giant mural created by local artist Mike “Pooch” Pucciarelli. Grab a gyoza taco (or five) and a craft cocktail, plus a bowl of righteous pork-belly ramen tonkotsu or wild mushroom chow fun, and enjoy the rest of your time in Boca!
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens + Cornell Café, Delray Beach
Don’t say ‘arigato’ to The Palm Beaches before taking a trip to Japan by way of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. This organization is the ultimate choice for a relaxing day-cation with its stunning array of rotating exhibitions and films—but the main source of delight dwells in its gorgeous, Roji-en (“drops of dew”) gardens. When you’re there, worries stay far away!
On top of the gardens, museum, theater and gift shop, the Morikami also operated its own on-site restaurant: the Cornell Café. Enjoy great views of the gardens while sipping tea—or sake—and eating a bite of sushi with a friend or loved one to end your peaceful afternoon!
Maltz Jupiter Theatre + 1000 North, Jupiter
The spotlight’s always on at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, a top-notch performing arts organization known for its wildly-popular musical productions. If you’re looking for a big, bold ending to your stay, then a performance at Maltz is where you’ll have the most fun!
Right down the road from the theater is a highlight of cuisine here in The Palm Beaches: 1000 North. Nestled along the city’s coastal waterway with an epic view of the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, this restaurant is sea-side splendor. Taste any of the homemade, barrel-aged cocktails and order the steak or fresh-caught swordfish, and enjoy your the rest of your evening!
Here’s an additional hot tip for those craving a long lunch: 1000 North is offering a $25 lunch on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout September for Flavor Palm Beach. That’s a delicious deal!
Palm Beach Dramaworks + Pistache, West Palm Beach
In the mood for a bit of drama? You can’t do better than Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach’s award-winning organization dedicated to the art of theater and the place to go for professional play performances in the heart of The Palm Beaches.
The venue is also prominently featured on the bustling Clematis Street in the city’s downtown district, so you’re perfectly poised for a night of excitement after the curtains fall. Located just half a block away from the theater, Pistache French Bistro is a chic love note to the cafes of Paris. Order a glass of champagne and make your choices from the $45 prix fixe menu, courtesy of Flavor Palm Beach, and toast to a terrific night of theater!
Think you’ve got a taste for arts, culture and food in The Palm Beaches? Start planning your trip today and contact the Cultural Concierge, your maître d′ and local insider for exceptional cultural experiences here in The Palm Beaches.