The Biggest Restaurant Openings to Look for in 2020

A new decade in the Palm Beaches promises plenty of new restaurants to explore. Look for these openings and more in 2020.

A rendering of The Ben’s rooftop restaurant

Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences

The new wellness retreat on Singer Island, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences, will boast several eateries serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner when it opens in spring/summer 2020. A soon-to-be-announced celebrity chef project is in the works, and the culinary program will focus on health-conscious, five-star gourmet cuisine.


This New York mainstay with locations in the Flatiron district and Bridgehampton will open in the coming weeks on Palm Beach in the space that once housed Nick & Johnnie’s and Maven. Diners can expect the local, seasonally focused fare Almond is adored for at its new outpost.

The Ben

The lights are on at this new Autograph Collection by Marriott hotel situated on West Palm Beach’s Downtown Waterfront, and reservations open March 1. The Ben will bring two new dining establishments: Proper Grit, the property’s stylish signature restaurant, and Spruzzo, a rooftop bar with expansive views over the Intracoastal. Chef Andre Sattler, formerly at Miami’s Acqualina Resort & Spa, will oversee the culinary vision for both soon-to-be hot spots.

Le Bilboquet

Famed NYC restaurant Le Bilboquet—which has launched two sister restaurants in the city and has also expanded to Sag Harbour, Atlanta, and Denver—will open in Palm Beach in early 2020. The eatery will occupy two floors in the rear of the via located at 247 Worth Avenue and will feature upscale French fare

The Blue Fish

This award-winning Japanese chain known for its quality seafood and sushi plans to open in Mizner Park in Boca Raton in the coming weeks. The restaurant will replace Rack’s Downtown Eatery + Tavern.

Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach

Now accepting reservations for March 29 and beyond, the glass-façade Hilton hotel will deliver two new eateries located next to Two City Plaza in West Palm Beach. Banter on the ground floor will offer a sushi bar, latin-influenced fare, and three meals per day, while upstairs on the thirteenth floor, Treehouse will present a creative cocktails in a hip rooftop setting. Industry veteran Serge Saouma leads both concepts.

Copperfish Kitchen

The owners of Apeiro Kitchen & Bar in Delray Beach will launch their new concept in the coming weeks at Boca Center inside the space formerly occupied by Uncle Tai’s. The menu will center around sustainable, responsibly caught seafood, highlighting raw bar delicacies such as Bluepoint, Kumamoto, and Sweet Baby Jesus oysters, shellfish towers, and king crab with truffle honey. Diners will also discover larger plates, like miso black cod, Dover sole, and lobster risotto, in addition to dishes for meat eaters, such as double-cut pork chops with kumquat mostarda. The decor, with a subtle nautical theme and copper accents throughout, promises to make Copperfish a chic destination.

Delray Beach Market

Set to be Florida’s largest food hall, the Delray Beach Market will inhabit 60,000 square feet inside a new mixed-use building on SE 3rd Avenue in Delray Beach. Developers estimate the space will house 35 unique chefs and vendors and will open in late 2020.

La Goulue

Though we were sad to see Chez L’Épicier go last year, knowing that Upper East Side icon La Goulue will soon move into its former digs helps fill the hole in our hearts. Its second location

on the corner South County Road and Royal Palm Way in Palm Beach will retain its beloved bistro vibe and will offer hits like steak tartare, French scrambled eggs, and the famous cheese souffle.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Inspired by the hawker street-food stalls throughout Asia, this popular Florida-based gained popularity for its delicious and crazy quick tapas-style bites, plus soups, salads, noodles, and rice dishes. The company is currently completing its flagship South Florida location on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. We can’t wait to order Korean twice-fried wings, Sichuan wontons, and dim sum crunchy balls when it opens its doors in early 2020.

Henry’s Palm Beach

This American resto from The Breakers, featuring “elevated comfort food” will anchor the resort’s new offsite, alfresco plaza, Via Flagler by The Breakers. The Mediterranean-style center will bring boutiques, eateries, and residences to Royal Poinciana Way in Palm Beach when it opens in early 2020. Because it’s The Breakers, we know Henry’s is primed to be a staple in the local dining scene.

High Dive

This month, culinary couple Jeremy and Cindy Bearman will invite diners to discover their new seafood-driven restaurant, High Dive. Located in the second level of Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach near Copper Blues, the 180-seat eatery will be a departure in size from the pair’s Lantana restaurant, Oceano Kitchen, but not in quality. Jeremy (former executive chef at the Michelin-starred Rouge Tomate in New York City) and Cindy (former executive pastry chef at ABC Kitchen by Jean George) are seasoned vets who will be putting their seafood creations like walu crudo and divine desserts like chocolate passionfruit cake on full display.


This award-winning San Diego restaurant plans to go bicoastal as it opens its second location in Delray Beach in spring 2020. Recognized twice as a Smart Catch Leader by the James Beard Foundation, Lionfish will serve the highest quality seafood accompanied by innovative cocktails and a comprehensive wine list.

Lola 41

A second location of Nantucket hot spot Lola 41 will anchor the new White Elephant Hotel in Palm Beach where The Bradley Park Hotel once stood. Scheduled to open in the coming weeks, the global bistro and sushi bar from restauranteur Marco Coelho will deliver the eclectic offerings that the Nantucket crowd has come to know and love, such as hot pepper hamachi, Koren beef bulgogi, and the Lola burger—served on an oversized English muffin with foie gras gravy. A robust bar and a stunning courtyard setting will complete the picture.

The Bradley Park Hotel’s former dining establishment, Trevini Ristorante, has since relocated up the street at 223 Sunset Avenue where its patio has been buzzing in the evenings.


This vegan sensation with locations in Miami’s South Beach and Toronto will round out Rosemary Square’s new culinary offerings when it opens this year. Known for its focus on sustainability and its highly Instagrammable dishes and interiors, Planta promises to be the West Palm Beach mecca for vegans and health-conscious eaters alike.


Chef Pushkar Marathe, previously executive chef at Ghee in Miami and chef de cuisine at Meat Market Palm Beach, is gearing up to open his own concept in early 2020. Stage, named after the unpaid, experiential intern position chefs often take on to learn new techniques in the kitchen, will present unpretentious global-inspired small plates. Marathe has partnered with former Buccan general manager Andy Dugard to bring this project to life in Palm Beach Gardens on the corner of PGA Boulevard and U.S. Highway 1.

True Food Kitchen

With a location planned for Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach and The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, this health-driven eatery that counts Oprah as an investor is poised to make a big mark in Palm Beach County in 2020. Founded in 2008 by restauranteur Sam Fox and Dr. Andrew Weil, a leading voice in integrative medicine, True Food Kitchen puts out nourishing meals with mass appeal, such as its Tuscan kale salad, edamame dumplings, and vegan flourless chocolate cake. Diners will find creative and flavorful organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options that change with the seasons alongside organic wines and craft cocktails with fresh-pressed juices and superfood ingredients. For now, eager foodies can visit the location at the Town Center at Boca Raton to get their fix.

Voodoo Bayou 

Fans of New Orleans’ signature Cajun cuisine will be able to satisfy cravings without a plane ticket when Voodoo Bayou opens in the coming weeks at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens, formerly known as Downtown at the Gardens. This sister restaurant to Calaveras Cantina will serve wood-fired oysters, crawfish, beignets, and more in a Mardi Gras-themed setting.

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