Palm Seaside lodges and dining establishments heat up for 2021

Palm Beach is back.

Although lots of of its best motels and places to eat shuttered before this calendar year due to the pandemic, and most new openings ended up delayed, the famed Florida enclave is beginning to reawaken.

Vibrant new places are signing up for refreshed favorites just in time to welcome company for the winter season period. Listed here are some of the extra exciting new choices to discover.


Opal Grand

Rendering of the Opal Grand

When it is done in December, this elegant 277-room lodge (across from the ocean and close to the shops and places to eat of Delray’s Atlantic Avenue) will be just one of the buzziest openings in the county. The luxe lobby is sure to attract a social scene, many thanks to its terrazzo flooring, sky-lit fountain and Monkey Bar outpost. A rooftop restaurant, Drift, will provide coastal cuisine, though a spa will offer all the things from a salt inhalation space to hydro facials. The hotel offers a magnificent pool, alongside with a set of luxury villas outfitted with personal pools — great for for a longer time stays.

White Elephant

This chic Palm Seashore island outpost of the Nantucket, Massachusetts, boutique hotel finally unveiled its 13 rooms and 19 suites last month. The residence is dotted with extraordinary artwork, together with items by Robert Rauschenberg. Its cafe, Lola 41, also manufactured the transition from Nantucket, but attendees who want to dine off-assets can make the shorter stroll to the Royal Poinciana Plaza (whose iconic surfboard Christmas tree and holiday decor will be reimagined this year by environment-renowned mixed-media artist Ashley Longshore). Those who’d prefer to wander farther afield will have use of the hotel’s complimentary BMWs.

Brazilian Court docket

Poolside at the Brazilian Court Hotel

The rooms at this tony boutique house on Palm Seaside island had been updated earlier this 12 months to make them brighter and more welcoming. But the hotel’s genuine attract stays its magical courtyard and seasonal French restaurant by Daniel Boulud.

The Ben

The lobby of The Ben Hotel.

West Palm Beach front is on the increase as a vacation spot, and this elegant resort, which opened previous February, has been primary the cost. Its charms consist of a amazing roof with a lounge, a pool, yoga classes and views of the Intracoastal and Palm Beach front island. Carnivores should really book a table at the hotel’s signature restaurant, the chophouse Appropriate Grit.

Canopy West Palm Seaside Downtown

A different entry onto the booming West Palm scene, this new boutique home from Canopy (Hilton’s lifestyle manufacturer) stands out with a six-story dwelling green wall set against reclaimed barnwood. Rooftop cafe Treehouse — the maximum in Palm Seaside county — presents stellar poolside views together with stay amusement from nearby musicians on Thursday evenings. The Latino-Caribbean-impressed lobby restaurant, Banter, serves dinner on weekends only (for now).

Places to eat


Side by side of exterior of Lionfish and an octopus dish it serves.

Named after the tasty sea creature (which, like blowfish, is a probably poisonous delicacy), this sophisticated new spot originated in San Diego, California, and opened in Delray, Florida, last September. Together with an array of new, sustainable catches (like coal-grilled cobia), the menu attributes sushi, ceviche (like lionfish), scorching plates (test the butter-poached king crab legs with caviar) and entrees (complete steamed Florida pompano and grilled lamb chops with mint chimichurri). 

La Goulue

Recognized as considerably for its clubbish social networking as its genuine French fare (together with escargot, steak au poivre and coq au vin), this New York bistro opened an outpost on Palm Beach in Oct, with decor that twins its northern sibling.


Exterior of Henry’s Palm Beach

The tony island’s most famed resort, The Breakers, debuted a 2nd off-residence cafe (the initial was Echo) in addition to the 8 it hosts on premises. Henry’s, on Royal Poinciana Way, is a celebration of convenience meals, ranging from classics like beef Wellington and rooster potpie, to originals these as pigs-in-a-pretzel-dough-blanket.


Interior of Swifty’s

Swifty’s — a favorite social gathering location in New York that shuttered in 2016 and rose like a phoenix final year at the Colony Lodge on Palm Seashore island — has expanded this yr with poolside seating. Martha Stewart, Aerin Lauder and Michael Kors are some of the regulars who have enjoyed the restaurant’s meatloaf, jumbo lump crabcakes and other signature dishes. The Colony also debuted a Bluestone Lane cafe around the Thanksgiving holiday getaway.

Almond Palm Seaside

This bistro, which to start with gained enthusiasts in Bridgehampton in 2001 before unveiling a next spot in New York’s Flatiron District in 2008, unveiled its Palm Seaside spinoff past February. Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic forced the newcomer to near just a thirty day period later, it has now at last reopened for the period. Signature dishes like steamed mussels with white wine, roast hen and steak frites Bordelaise have made the journey south, together with the New York custom of meatless Mondays.

Farmer’s Table North

A tuna platter at Farmer’s Table North.

The most important attractions at this offshoot of the popular Boca place contain reside tunes and panoramic sights of the North Palm Seashore Nation Club’s golf course and pool, not to point out the acclaimed healthful fare. Between the favourite dishes are quinoa meatballs on spaghetti squash, grass-fed small ribs with mushroom Bordelaise and “everything”-crusted tuna steak with warm tabbouleh. 

Elisabetta’s Ristorante

This common Delray cafe — known for its dry-aged steak, homemade pastas, seafood and salad — is opening a 2nd location on the West Palm Beach front waterfront in early January. This new branch puts the focus on alfresco dining, with an outdoor pizza oven, bar and two classic gazebos, along with a regulation-sized bocce ball court docket.

Splendor and wellness

Paul Labrecque

Paul Labrecque's Palm Beach salon and the new trichologist.

The stylish salon and spa in Royal Poinciana Plaza is now bringing cult-beloved Biologique Recherche goods and treatment plans to Palm Beach island, including facials, hand remedies and scalp therapies. A trichologist is also on hand to hold manes lush and healthier, giving processes these kinds of as microneedling with LED lights.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

The spa at Eau de Palm Beach.

A single of the area’s most sophisticated oceanfront resorts, Eau Palm Seaside has revamped its conditioning and dining choices to adapt to the COVID period. Guests can now ebook private “Peloton suites” (for spinning in the comfort of their rooms) and private cabanas for nutritious bites in close proximity to the beach front.

The Breakers Ocean Fitness

It was often uplifting to workout at The Breakers even though gazing out more than the Atlantic, but an update of the resort’s health and fitness heart, concluded in Oct, has genuinely upped its video game. Get your stylish sweat on with new Technogym cardiovascular products, an expanded outside exercise terrace and a finish HVAC system update, which uses ionization to enable disinfect and boost air quality.