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. 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 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!
Grato is the spot to visit after a Norton tour in the nearby chic, Flamingo Park neighborhood of West Palm Beach. This modern, Italian eatery is helmed by Chef Clay Conley, one of the county’s top culinary names and a James Beard Award nominee.
Eissey Campus Theatre + Stage, 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 Stage, a classy and upscale experience for contemporary food inspired by diverse, international cuisine. Be sure to make your reservations early, as the place is popular with locals and visitors alike.
Arts Garage + Dada, Delray Beach
Downtown Delray Beach’s Pineapple Grove Arts District is where you’ll find Arts Garage, a one-of-a-kind performance venue prominently featuring local bands and independent theatre. Get out for a night and enjoy the arts, live and in-person!
Situated just south of Arts Garage 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 + Echo, 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 Echo. Sidle up to the bar, sip a fancy cocktail and enjoy the area’s finest sushi rolls and other Asian-inspired delicacies.
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. The museum’s current main exhibition, “Art of the Hollywood Backdrop”, is on display through January 2023 and a must-see for any classic film fan or aficionado.
After diving deep into the world of the silver screen, 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!