Thursday, February 17, 2011

Top 3 Brunch Eats From Delray Beach to Boca Raton

We can brunch with the best of 'em.

That's why we're always on the lookout for the next best brunch spots - places that go beyond the usual buffet fare and deliver an experience that is the undisputed highlight of your weekend. This weekend, kick up your heels and taste the best of what our Top 3 Palm Beach County picks have to offer.

You can thank us later.

Piñon Grill
Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Piñon Grill was recently awarded 4 Stars by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and it it was possible to be awarded 4 Stars for brunch alone, they probably would have snagged that as well.

Piñon Grill’s gourmet Brunch menu, priced from $6 to $18, defies the usual eggs-n-bacon experience. Their “Make Your Own” Skillet Scrambler, made with three whole eggs or egg whites, allows you to choose from adventurous fillings like Beef Brisket, Gulf Shrimp, Pulled Chicken, and American Bacon, vegetables including asparagus, spinach, onions, red pepper, mushrooms, and cheeses such as white cheddar, Swiss, Havarti, cheddar, and American.

In a Brunch take on their famous Crab Cakes, the Crab Benedict is two mini crab cakes served on fresh-baked biscuits, topped with poached eggs, and finished with a hollandaise sauce and served with asparagus and home fried potatoes. Have a hankering for a southern favorite? Try their Shrimp and Grits, butterflied shrimp sautéed with asparagus and country ham, finished with a mildly spicy cream sauce and served with white cheddar grits. Or, go all out with Steak Benedict, two 2 oz. filet medallions sautéed and served on fresh-bakes biscuits, topped with poached eggs and finished with hollandaise sauce and served with asparagus and home fried potatoes.

The real piece de resistance, we think, is the Piñon French Toast, thick brioche bread dipped in French toast batter and rolled granola, cooked on the griddle and sprinkled with strawberries blueberries and bananas, topped with bacon and served with a side of syrup. Cozy up in a booth inside, or dine al fresco on their ivy-covered patio.

Pinon Grill

The Terrace at Town Center (Right next door to Blue Martini)
6000 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL
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Deck 84
Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m.

There's waterfront brunch, then there's the Deck 84 version of waterfront brunch. If you've dined at Deck 84 for lunch or dinner, you already know that their gorgeous Intracoastal views make everything taste even better. 

Kick off your Saturday or Sunday with the Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar, made with Absolut vodka, and choose from more than 20 ingredients to custom create your perfect cocktail. Take it a step further and throw in add-ons like grilled shrimp skewers and homemade beef jerky.

With your taste buds properly prepped for brunch, try one of their inventive dishes cooked to order. For around $7 to $11, feast on Crab Quiche, Nova Smoked Salmon Flatbread, Broccoli and Gruyere Quiche, Boaters Breakfast, Scrambled Eggs with Nova smoked salmon and goat cheese, and Deck Benedict with spinach and crab hollandaise. They also have standbys like  Cinnamon and Raisin French Toast, Classic Eggs Benedict, McCann’s Irish Oatmeal with walnuts, sun-dried berries and brown sugar, and a Greek Non-Fat Yogurt Parfait with strawberries, figs and honey.

Deck 84

840 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483
(Adjacent to the bridge where Atlantic Ave. meets the Intracoastal)
Call: (561) 665-8484 
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PRIME Delray
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Situated on a primo Atlantic Avenue corner, this is a can't-miss brunch for the see-and-be-seen crowd.

When you've had your fill of people-watching and PRIME's opulent atmosphere (think modern day Boardwalk Empire) choose from any of their freshly prepared sweet or savory items, including decadent pancakes, waffles and baked goods, sandwiches, pnainis, entrees, as well as a full wine and cocktail list.

Start with Seasonal Soups, a Maryland Style Crab Cake or the Beef Carpaccio. The menu is expansive, and there's an omelet of frittata for everyone, such as the Maine Lobster Omelet with artichokes, tarragon and tomatoes or Isle of Capri Frittata with rock shrimp, roasted peppers and melted mozzarella. And, be advised, they call their Buttermilk Pancakes "Delray's Best," offering a choice of fruit or chocolate chips and pure Vermont maple syrup, honey butter or fruit preserves on the side.

If you've already had breakfast, more lunch-centric options include Prime’s Nicoise Salad with Ahi tuna, Bibb lettuce, olives, and roasted peppers, Entrees like Wagyu Skirt Steak, Chicken Francaise and Pan-Roasted Scottish Salmon, or Sandwiches and Panini including Woodgrilled Chicken Paillard and a Chop Steak Burger Platter. Cocktails and red and white wines by the glass are also available.

PRIME Steak Sushi Seafood

110 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Call: (561) 865-5845
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  1. how is one to choose?!

  2. Gee. 3 of your clients. What solid info!

    Why does your company have to lie to attempt to get business for your clients? You can say "3 Great Brunch Choices", without lying and using the word "Top" as if there is some objectivity involved. It diminished your company and your clients.

    Public relation is about getting a message out; not making one up by trying to deceive people.

  3. Hi, David. You make a solid point - the restaurants featured in this post are indeed our clients, a fact we never tried to conceal. Our sincere apologies if this post seemed in any way misleading, as that was never our intent.

    You’ll notice that much – in fact, most – of our blog is comprised of client-generated content. The reason for this is that many of our Gab VIP subscribers requested a site where they could access more in-depth news for the clients we represent than our weekly emails were able to provide, as well as a place where they could access photos from past and upcoming events. We decided to provide our subscribers with a blog as a way for them to stay up to date and keep up communication - we always love to hear feedback about our clients and events.

    Our job as a public relations agency, as you pointed out, is to get our clients’ message out – never to mislead. We used the term 'Top' largely because it wasn't quantifiable - we would never say 'Most Frequented Brunch Spots' or 'Least Expensive Brunch Spots' in regard to these clients, as that would be an outright lie. These are, however, our honest top picks, which is what we were trying to communicate.

    We consider ourselves fortunate to work for some of the most top-tier establishments in South Florida and simply wanted to share that many of our restaurant clients had begun to feature weekend brunch. After trying the brunches ourselves and being impressed, we decided to share the love with our blog readers.

    Depending on who you ask on our team, we also love brunching at The Omphoy, the Sundy House, Christina’s, Ta-boo, and Howlie’s (even though that’s more of a late breakfast than a brunch).

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. We truly appreciate your feedback.

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