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The Grove — 187 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach, 561-2663750. At this intimate, 22-seater in the Pineapple Grove neighborhood, fresh ingredients are exquisitely prepared by chef Michael Haycock. Expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 8-14-15. The Habit Burger Grill — 1801 N. Federal Highway, Delray Beach, 561-265-0934. What began in California in 1969 has grown to five other states, including this first Florida location. Chargrilled burgers and tempura green beans are exceptional, along with several grilled sandwiches. Inexpensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 9-30-15. Jimmy’s Fries to Caviar — 6299 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-617-5965. Chef Jimmy Mills’ eclectic menu indeed offers fries and caviar, but also cheeseburgers and duck. Its something-for-everyone approach is a success. Closed Mondays. Expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 4-29-16. 32 East – 32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-276-7868. John Thomas replaced beloved longtime chef Nick Morfogen last year, and has added delicious new dishes and a lighter touch to the menu. Food, cocktails, wine and service all shine. After two decades, this stalwart of Atlantic Avenue remains one of the best restaurants in South Florida. Dinner. Expensive. Reviewed 4-28-17.
M&MThai Café — 891E. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, 561-826-7749. Chefowner May Natural brings the bold flavors of her native Thailand to this cozy and sometimes cramped spot near the beach, featuring light and healthy dishes with herbs she grows in her home garden. Papaya salad, soups and spicy pork salad are winners. Lunch, dinner. Moderate. Reviewed 3-10-17. Sushigo — 477 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561347-7888. You’ll find near perfection on a plate at this Japanese restaurant run by a chef who spent five years at Nobu in Miami Beach. Moderate-very expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 7-15-16.
Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro —2399 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-465-3167. Small, comfortable and cozy, Rocksteady serves flavorful, sophisticated Caribbean food. Lunch, dinner. Moderate. Reviewed 9-7-16.
Gretl’s Bistro – 2399 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-409-2787. German and Austrian comfort food including schnitzels, bratwurst and pork, with tasty sauerkraut, spätzle and red cabbage on the side. Don’t miss chef-owner Sherry Michel’s signature strudels for dessert. Reviewed10-5-16.
Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino — 522 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-865-5923. A certified member of the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani, this restaurant specializes in – you guessed it – Neapolitan pizza. Homemade fettuccini is the noodle of choice. Moderate. Dinner. Reviewed