Lunch Box: Palm Beach Gardens’ Hot Spots

Palm Beach Gardens does a panoply of things well—golf, shopping, green markets—but the town’s eclectic outdoor mall dining scene tops them all. From French classics to rustic fare, here are the dishes from five local eateries we’re dreaming about now.


Café Chardonnay

Café Chardonnay - Palm Beach Gardens Lunch Spot - Brandied Lobster Bisque

The ladies-who-lunch crowd flocks to this special occasion restaurant nestled in the Gardens Square Shoppes.

Our Pick: The brandied lobster bisque is so savory you’ll scrape the bowl for the last spoonful.

Café Chardonnay | 4533 PGA Blvd. | 561-627-2662


Coolinary Café

Coolinary Cafe - Palm Beach Gardens Lunch Spot - Rabbit Sausage Soup

Head straight to Donald Ross Villages Plaza for Tim Lipman’s innovative, locavore-driven fare.

Our Pick: Rabbit sausage, mushrooms, olives, and greens served in a zesty lemon-garlic broth over fresh pasta.

Coolinary Café | 4650 Donald Ross Rd., Ste. 110 | 561-249-6760

Photo by Libby Vision


Paris in Town, Le Bistro

Palm Beach Gardens Lunch Restaurants - Paris in Town, Le Bistro - croque madame - places to dine

This bustling francophile eatery is the hot spot at Downtown at the Gardens.

Our Pick: A gooey two-napkin croque madame (a ham and cheese sandwich topped with velvety béchamel and a sunny side up egg) served with French fries and a mesclun salad.

Paris in Town, Le Bistro | 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Ste. 4101 | 561-622-1616


The Cooper

The Cooper - Palm Beach Gardens lunch restaurant - The Cooper Sundae

At PGA Commons, Executive Chef Adam Brown stocks The Cooper’s menu with elegant comfort cuisine.

Our Pick: Save room for The Cooper Sundae, a sweet goliath of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, salted caramel, brûléed bananas, spiced pecans, whipped cream, and amarena cherries.

The Cooper | 4610 PGA Blvd., Ste. 100 | 561-622-0032

Photo by Libby Vision


Christopher’s Kitchen

Christopher's Kitchen - Palm Beach Garden restaurant for lunch - Chef Christopher Slawson’s zucchini and heirloom tomato lasagna

Inventive clean-eating cuisine reigns at this organic outpost located in the Plaza at Midtown.

Our Pick: Chef Christopher Slawson’s zucchini and heirloom tomato lasagna is an artful—and uncooked—interpretation of the Italian staple.

Christopher’s Kitchen | 4783 PGA Blvd. | 561-318-6191

Photo by Shaye Babb Photography

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