Savor Belle & Maxwell’s offerings, including delectable desserts
Flatbreads, sandwiches and salads are the eye-catching items on the menu, but there are cert ainly other noteworthy selections, such as the coconut shrimp and the grilled gazpacho lentil soup. The menu also includes an incredible array of mouthwatering desserts, like peanut butter pie, lemon curd tart and chocolate croissant with butterscotch caramel and chocolate sauce.
The restaurant has a certain French “café society” feel, with an eclectic décor that goes from plush velvet armchairs, embroidered tablecloths and stained glass windows. Diners can choose from sitting at tables, booths, the bar and outside seating. The art on the walls, Tiffffffffffffanystyle chandeliers and bookshelves discreetly tucked into corners around the main dining area, contribute to project a sophisticated but cozy ambiance.
3700 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561-832-4449 Hours: Mon., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Sundays. Note: Post writers will anonymously visit a restaurant in your neighborhood each week in search of the best menu item. They’ll tell you about that item and why they liked it in this spot each week.
We ordered parmesan fries ($6) to share, and we’d go back again just for those tasty wedges of hand-cut potatoes with a garlicky kick. The spinach, goat cheese and onion flflatbread ($12), which also included roasted garlic and herbs atop the crisp crust, was a tasty combination of flflavors. After seeing the dessert menu, we couldn’t resist. The chocolate espresso flflourless cake ($8) was dense, rich and worth every c alorie. The slice of peanut butter pie ($ 8) — drizzled in chocolate — was heavenly, and so large we had to take half of it home.
REASON TO GO
Interesting menu, wonderful food, lovely setting — the perfect place to relax while shopping on Antique Row.
Our server was friendly and gave us time to peruse the menu.
We a r r ive d a s t he re s - taurant opened, so it was qui e t . As the noon hour approached, the t able s fifilled up and the noise level increased. Still, it was chatty without being bothersome.
There is a menu for the little ones, although we saw no children dining during our visit. The restaurant has a defifinite adult vibe.
Belle & Maxwell’s has a certain French café society feel, with eclectic décor featuring plush velvet armchairs, embroidered tablecloths and stained glass windows.