By Kara Franker
Peer out of the floor-to-ceiling windows at The Blue in Boca Raton, a restaurant located at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, and take in the panoramic bird's-eye vantage point of the Intracoastal waterway and Atlantic Ocean below.
Perched atop the 27th floor of the historic hotel, the view is a showstopper. And so is the food.
Led by Boston-based restaurateur Michela Larson, the menu changes frequently, depending on seasonal ingredients and organic foods from local farmers and local waters.
Start with a homemade bread basket featuring fresh brioche rolls, sliced sour dough and crispy breadsticks.
Among the many tempting starters at The Blue in Boca Raton are Mussels a la Plancha, which are cooked in beer and great for sharing, or the Fried Green Tomatoes.
Try one of the delicacies from the Claw Bar, offering U-12 shrimp, king crab legs, Maine lobster and stone crab claws, oysters from both coasts, and more.
Entrees include the mouthwatering Porterhouse for Two, Honey-Glazed Chicken, the Aged New York Strip, Cider Pork Tenderloin, Cedar Planked Salmon and a vegetable dish called "The Farmer's Plate" that will delight both vegetarians and omnivores alike.
The Blue in Boca Raton offers classic martinis and a clever menu of playful cocktails, along with an extensive list of local craft beers and carefully curated wine selection. With breathtaking views of the sunset over Boca Raton, the Tower Bar is the perfect place to grab a drink or a meal, as the full dinner menu is offered outside the dining room as well.
For larger parties, the private dining room is ideal for exclusive events and seats up to 40 guests, while the main dining room can accommodate anything from the most intimate events to parties of over one hundred guests.
If You Go:
Dining at the Boca Resort and Boca Beach Club is reserved exclusively for Resort guests and Premier Club Members. Call (561) 447-3222 for reservations. For more information on and reservations at Boca Raton Resort & Club, visit bocaresort.com or call 1-888-495-BOCA.