Notable Restaurants Return

A trio of local favorites have reopened in time for season

Mac and cheese at Almond.
Photo by Libby Volgyes.

As season descends upon the Palm Beaches, beloved restaurants are reopening their doors, much to the delight of local foodies.

After temporarily closing during the summer and early fall, Grato in West Palm Beach returned last month. This beloved Italian trattoria from James Beard Award–nominated chef Clay Conley is once again fulfilling curbside pickup and delivery orders and also offering in-door seating for 100 guests in its large dining room. Menu highlights range from decadent pastas like the bucatini carbonara to artisan pizzas including the Buccan mushroom. Grato is open daily for dinner beginning at 5 p.m., with the bar welcoming patrons at 4 p.m.

Over on the island, Almond has reopened, slinging its sophisticated take on American bistro fare. Guests are privy to bites such as steak frites, spaghetti with lobster, and a killer mac and cheese. The restaurant is open for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It also offers a weekend brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And while chef Jeremy Bearman has yet to restart service at High Dive, his creative seafood eatery in Rosemary Square, he and his wife, Cindy, recently brought their culinary prowess to a new endeavor: the Fish Bowl food trailer. Located outside of High Dive, Fish Bowl is serving a curated menu of dishes, including red shrimp ceviche, yellowfin tuna poke, green papaya salad with crispy pork belly, and a New England crab roll. Diners can also choose from a selection of ice creams and house-bottled cocktails. Fish Bowl is open Wednesday through Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

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