WHAT'S NEW: RESTAURANTS

 


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NORTHERN REGION

Angelina’s - Pensacola - Now open, Angelena’s is located in the heart of downtown Pensacola and is the much-anticipated addition to the Merrill family’s Great Southern Restaurant Group. Helmed by Food Network personality and nationally-renowned Chef James Briscione, Angelena’s is a chef-driven restaurant with rustic-yet-elegant plates and an Italian coastal vibe. At the front of the house, Jean-Pierre N’Dione brings his inimitable Southern hospitality and grace to all guests. Wine Director, Brooke Parkhurst, curates a thoughtful Italian wine list, sourcing the best bottles from the edge of the Alps to the heel of the “Boot.”

 

Gulf Coast Burger Company - Panama City Beach - A new addition at Destin Commons that is family-owned by locals who have lived in Destin their entire lives. The restaurant specializes in gourmet inspired burgers and shakes that serve only the freshest ingredients with everything made in house.

Red Bar - Santa Rosa Beach -The world-famous Red Bar will make its long-awaited return after the establishment beloved by many around the world burned down on February 13, 2019. The Red Bar is a well-known and loved Walton County restaurant. Opened in the tiny town of Grayton Beach, the Red Bar has been welcoming visitors from all over the world for the last 25 years. Construction of the Red Bar is expected to be completed by Memorial Day 2020.

Stewby’s Seafood Shanty - Fort Walton Beach -  For the most affordable and fresh local seafood available, look no further than Stweby’s new Okaloosa Island location. Featuring famous menu items such as gumbo, signature sandwiches with coleslaw and tartar sauce, and fresh, locally sourced seafood. Now open.

CENTRAL REGION

Burntwood Tavern - Daytona - The Ohio-based restaurant group, best known for its modern take on classic tavern cuisine, will open its 15th location at ONE DAYTONA under The Daytona Hotel as early as February 2020. This will be the chain’s fifth location in Florida and will offer indoor and outdoor seating throughout it’s 5,200 square foot location to serve more than 200 customers at a time.

Chateau 13 - Bradenton - Now offering upscale dining in the heart of downtown Bradenton, Château 13 Restaurant & Wine Bar brings some of the best western European cuisine to the menu, reflecting French, Spanish, Italian and Belgian influences, but with a Bradenton twist. The atmosphere - with stone and wood surfaces and unique backlighting - provides the perfect backdrop for a posh meal or casual drink at the bar and adds to the ever-evolving dining and entertainment destination. 

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar + Grille - St. Petersburg - Dubbed a “vacation on a plate” by the New York Times, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is a Florida-themed restaurant that takes its name from the novels of best-selling author Randy Wayne White. Once opened in spring 2020, the 250-seat restaurant will offer old-Florida style with a menu steeped in seafood, but varied with other options. 

La Pergola - St. Petersburg - Set to open on the ground floor of the new 26-story office tower in Downtown St. Pete, Top Chef’s FabioViviani and Nocturnal Hospitality group will open a high-end Italian restaurant called La Pergola early spring 2020. Diners can expect a high-energy lounge and bar with specialty cocktails.

Loggerhead Distillery - Sanford - Now open, Loggerhead Distillery offers up craft rums, vodkas, gins and limited runs of whiskey which are made from many locally-sourced ingredients. At their tasting bar you can choose your favorite flavored bottle and take it home to share with friends. The distillery is also available for private events which includes private tours as well as in-depth talks about distilling.

Oak and Stone - Bradenton - Open now at the new Springhill Suites Bradenton Downtown/Riverfront, The Oak & Stone tavern and rooftop bar offers artisan-inspired wood-fired pizzas, burgers and more, all served within sight of the self-serve beer wall, providing a unique social experience as well as top local, regional and national craft beers. A “Beer Master” is also on hand to offer info on pricing, pairings and flavor profiles. Plus, the rooftop location provides some of the most picturesque views in all of Bradenton, offering a panoramic view of the Manatee River.

 

Sage - Sarasota - Located in a historic Mediterranean-style building in downtown Sarasota, Sage offers an up-scale dining experience, private event space and covered rooftop lounge with 360 views of downtown to its guests. Sage’s menu offers an array of creative dishes inspired by global cuisine and prepared by award-winning chef Christopher Cavelli. Now open. 

 

Shore - Longboat Key - The chic, second-floor restaurant and craft cocktail bar recently opened in Longboat Key, serving as the second location on Florida’s West Coast. Located near the public pier, Shore is situated on 400 feet of waterfront and features a 300-foot dock offering access to those looking to dock and dine. It seats roughly 185 and offers Floridian fare with Asian flair and unbeatable views.

 

Umbrellas 1296- Sarasota - Now open, Umbrellas 1296 is a restaurant and bar that offers guests a high-end dining experience with a hint of modern speakeasy to pay homage to the building’s prohibition-era history. The menu presents an innovative international cuisine for guests to enjoy any time of day from brunch until 11 p.m.

 

Vero Prime - Vero Beach -Vero Prime is now located at 2023 14th Ave., Vero Beach, the longtime home of the former 14th Avenue Steakhouse. Vero Prime as you would expect specializes in wood-fired steaks and seafood, along with Italian specialties. Open Monday through Saturday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

 

Widow’s Tavern - Florida’s Sports Coast - Boat in to Widow Fletcher’s, New Port Richey’s new waterfront restaurant, bar and event space opening January 2020. Surrounded by water, their outdoor bar will feature 43 boat-slips with indoor dining that can accommodate 200 guests. Owned and restored by local residents, the community has rallied behind the reinvention of the once beloved Leverrock’s Restaurant, a former staple within New Port Richey.

99 Bottles Taproom & Bottle Shop - Sarasota - Providing an experience unlike any other Mark Tuchman has opened 99 Bottles Taproom & Bottle Shop, a craft beer bottle shop and draft beer bar in downtown Sarasota. 99 Bottles serves an array of craft beers, local brews, wine, elevated bar bites and even kombucha.

SOUTHERN REGION

Almond - Palm Beach - The Hamptons/Palm Beach connection is alive and well, with the popular Bridgehampton spot opening this season across from hopping Royal Palm Plaza. Local ingredients will be sourced for the French-influenced comfort food, featuring some updated takes on classic French cuisine, ethnic street food and lots of epicurean delights in between.

 

Delray Beach Market - Delray Beach - This market will be Florida’s largest food hall at roughly 60,000 square feet. It is expected to house 35 individually curated, best-in-class vendors. It is projected to open in late 2020.

 

Elisabetta - Delray Beach - Now open, Elisabetta’s has a scratch kitchen and the menu features many of that restaurant’s classic dishes, like dry-aged steaks, but also includes expanded seafood, chicken and salad options, as well as pasta dishes. The two-story restaurant features two bars, a patio and a balcony overlooking Atlantic Avenue and Old School Square. 

 

HAWKERS - Delray Beach - Scheduled to open in 2020, HAWKERS Delray Beach will be the flagship South Florida location. Owners Harrell Lo, Wayne Yung and Kin Ho, handpicked the best and most popular street foods from all over Asia and put them on the menu. The trio wanted to build a restaurant that would tell the story of the hawker experience in a subtle and design-conscious way. Patrons can expect a mix of dishes such as roti with Malaysian curry, pad Thai, Korean twice fried wings, Canton cod and miso pork belly ramen. 

 

Henry’s Palm Beach - Palm Beach - Palm Beach will welcome the newest addition to its dining collection, Henry’s Palm Beach in early 2020. The restaurant will open at Via Flagler by The Breakers, an al fresco plaza that will feature a curated collection of boutiques, eateries, and residences. Named after the resort’s founder, Henry Morrison Flagler, Henry’s Palm Beach will showcase elevated comfort food with a hint of nostalgia. 

 

High Dive - West Palm Beach - In January 2020, acclaimed Chefs Jeremy and Cindy Bearman opened High Dive, a relaxed yet elevated seafood-focused restaurant located on the second level at Rosemary Square. High Dive will feature globally-inspired plates that will be approachable yet refined, utilizing the highest quality seasonal produce, ingredients, and fish. 

La Goulue - Palm Beach - La Goulue, a legendary Upper East Side New York bistro, will take over the former Chez L’Épicier on the southwest corner of South County Road And Royal Palm Way early 2020. An iconic destination, La Goulue will maintain the Manhattan restaurant’s 1900s Parisian feel, with like hand-blown chandeliers and antique mirrors, along with dishes like the beloved cheese soufflé. 

Le Biboquet - Palm Beach - The New York flagship, opened by Philippe Delgrange became one of the Upper East Side’s buzziest bistros -so much so that Delgrange is expanding to Palm Beach Island. The southern offshoot of Le Bilboquet, unveiling this winter, will be located in a Via off Worth Avenue on the first and second floors. There will be local specials, highlighting upscale French cuisine, and of course, the famous Cajun chicken and the crab and avocado salad.

 

Lionfish - Delray Beach - Lionfish will open its doors along Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach with a projected date of spring 2020. The sea-sational restaurant will offer fresh-catch cuisine, grass-fed meats and local, seasonal ingredients in an approachable casual setting. Lionfish is also doing its part to help save the ocean’s ecosystem by serving its namesake Lionfish, a species that is ravaging the ocean by devouring fellow sea life and damaging coral reefs. The rare, delicious white flaky fish will be served in a multitude of ways, including whole, fried and as the centerpiece of a citrus-infused ceviche. 

 

Lola 41 - Palm Beach - Opening by January 2020, LoLa 41, a 156-seat global bistro and sushi bar will open in Palm Beach. Named for the latitudinal location of the flagship location on Nantucket, LoLa 41 Palm Beach will feature an eclectic menu inspired by the cuisine of countries along the 41st parallel. LoLa 41 Palm Beach features a wide range of signature dishes and will also feature an impressive wine list, sake selection, creative cocktails and craft brews.

 

Planta - West Palm Beach - Planta, led by internationally celebrated Chef David Lee and acclaimed restaurateur Steven Salm, will open at Rosemary Square in 2020, following the restaurant’s success in Toronto and Miami. Known for its chic and sophisticated interiors, the eatery will offer an elevated dining experience with an innovative 100-percent plant-based menu that promotes environmental sustainability. 

 

Pura Vida - West Palm Beach - Pura Vida is a health-conscious café serving a menu influenced by travel and family recipes featuring locally sourced and organic ingredients. Scheduled to open in Rosemary Square in 2020, Pura Vida will offer an array of organic açaí bowls, superfood-packed smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, salads, wraps and more.

 

Rex Baron - Boca Raton - Rex Baron Survivors Kitchen/VRexLounge is an avant-garde, post-apocalyptic themed restaurant concept located at Town Center at Boca Raton that opened in late December 2019. Rex Baron with the “none like it” interactive, multi-sensory experiential destination meeting place, dining haven, watering hole and hi-tech VR escape lounge is “where the art of food meets the art of survival.” 

 

Rush Bowls - West Palm Beach - The first location to open in South Florida, this Colorado-based company serves bowls of mixed fruit and/or vegetables with toppings such as granola and honey. Rush Bowls officially opened November 2019, with plans to eventually open additional locations in Boca Raton and Jacksonville.

 

Sassafras –West Palm Beach - The Southern-themed spot is set to offer imaginative takes on traditional fare such as fried chicken, cornbread and buttermilk biscuits. Sassafras officially opened November 2019 located at 105 S. Narcissus Ave., between Clematis Street and Banyan Blvd. Open every day at 5 p.m. with happy hour until 7 p.m.

 

Scusi Trattoria - Palm Beach Gardens - Celebrated Chef Laurent Tourondel has added a new restaurant to his international map of culinary ventures with Scusi Trattoria, a coastal Italian culinary experience in Palm Beach Gardens. Presenting a variety of traditional entrees, pastas, pizzas, and small plates, elevated with creative, high quality ingredients, Scusi Trattoria’s menu pays homage to the food of Chef Tourondel’s earliest memories, combined with inspiration he continues to find in today’s global culinary arena.

 

Sourbon Kitchen + Bar - West Palm Beach - The newly reimagined Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach, Sourbon Kitchen + Bar is a Contemporary American bistro in a sleek, botanical-inspired dining room with cocktail bar and a new menu from Chef Richard Leadbetter. The modern eatery’s elevated American menu draws inspiration from global destinations and features a selection of shareables, raw bar items, local greens, Florida seafood, grilled meats, comfort dishes and pastas, while incorporating seasonal and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. 

 

Steel Tie Spirits - West Palm Beach - Steel Tie Spirits is the largest distillery in the southeastern United States. Distilled in small batches, the spirits are carefully flavored using all-natural ingredients, mostly sourced from local farms. These Florida-grown ingredients are infused to create distinct profiles, complex aromas and balanced flavors. More importantly, the distillery is now offering fully guided tours and complimentary tastings, in addition to monthly yoga.

 

Swifty’s at The Colony - Palm Beach - Swifty’s, once New York’s preeminent society boîte, opened a pop-up at the iconic Colony Hotelin December 2019. Swifty’s at The Colony bears many of the elements that defined the cherished New York restaurant, with a nod to Swifty’s new island locale. Diners can enjoy signature menu items like twin burgers and baked meatloaf plus new additions sourced from local fisheries and farms. Swifty’s serves lunch and dinner daily in The Colony’s clubby dining room. 

The Blue Fish - Boca Raton - Now open, The Blue Fish is a Japanese Restaurant that serves the finest sushi, sashimi and rolls with an emphasis on quality and freshness. Complement your meal with uniquely crafted cocktails or with a selection of fine wine, sake and beer. Exceptional service in a lively atmosphere gives guests an unforgettable experience that has made The Blue Fish an award-winning restaurant for more than 20 years.