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Favorite Restaurant Guide

Harbour Ridge Is Surrounded By Many Excellent Restaurants! These are our “picks for season 2014” based on quality, preparation of food, atmosphere, service and wine list.  If you have a favorite that we haven’t included, please let us know.   Most restaurants accept reservations – in season, they are a must!

(Area code for Palm City/Stuart is 772)

Stuart, Hobe Sound & Palm City – Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Jupiter & More!

(Area code for Palm Beach Gardens & Palm Beach is 561)Palm Beach Gardens & Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Jupiter & More!

Restaurant Commentary
11 Maple Street
3224 NE Maple Avenue
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 334-7714
>> website
King of the restaurant scene. Zagat’s says its #1 and we agree. Delicious “small plate” menu. Old Florida atmosphere. Dine on Thursday nights and enjoy a “Jensen Beach Street Fair”. Reservations. are a must – Ask for Margie & tell her Tony sent you!
Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar
201 SW St Lucie Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 221-1511
>> website
The Best In Downtown Stuart, this cozy restaurant with a super Key West ambiance is a perfect choice for lunch or dinner. Excellent food & wine. Hemmingway must have watered here, you will enjoy it too! Great menu, wine & beer. Limited seating, reservations are a must
The Gafford
47 SW Flagler Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 221-9517
>> website
A prize in Stuart. Farm to table, exciting appetizers and entrees, full bar. Happening happy hour! Reservations a must!
Pietro’s On The Ocean
10900 S Ocean Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 237-5461
>> website
Open for lunch/dinner – Spectacular ocean view. Chicken, chops, steak & seafood – bit of a drive from Harbour Ridge but worth the trip. Great Tiki Bar & menu. Full bar. Reservations are a must to dine inside.
LouRonzo’s
301 S Colorado Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 287-3334
>> website
New York Italian Bistro in our area & one of our favorites. Located in Old Stuart. Marie is your hostess and limited parking is provided next door. Reservations available.
Courtine’s
514 N Dixie Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 692-3662
>> website
A quintessential “road house” that you will want to visit. Great appetizers, fish, chops, steaks & try the jambalaya! Always good. Party room, full bar, reservations a must.
Ian’s Tropical Grill
2875 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 334-4563
>> website
A Rio rave in Martin County! Great fresh fish, great wine, and very enjoyable. Reservations are a must – very popular – $$$
Courtyard Grill
11970 Dixie Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
(772) 546-2900
>> website
A Hobe Sound & Jupiter Island haunt. Owner Chef Raffael prepares excellent but rich entrees. Don’t miss his Pompano Almondine. Full Bar, good wine list and reservations are a must.
Bonefish Grille
US Highway 1
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 288-4388
>> website
Upscale, casual and popular seafood. Appetizers are terrific. Full crowded bar, extensive wine list. Reservations are a must – open seating in the bar!
La Casa Bella
512 SW 3rd Street
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 223-0077
>> website
Chef owned & family operated. Excellent Italian straight from Staten Island. Be willing to wait reservations for 6 or more.
Pietro’s On The River
8735 S Ocean Drive
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 229-7575
>> website
Fantastic Sunset Dining! Located at the Island Dunes Country Club on South Ocean Drive on Hutchinson Island, dinner reservations are a must. The beautiful setting is complimented by wonderful culinary treats.
Renato’s Italian Ristorante
3720 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 219-9600
>> website
Chef Owner and wife Josephine preside over a quality Italian restaurant with a nice wine list and attentive service. Outside tables for smokers. Always good. Reservations available.
Peter’s Steakhouse
3200 NE Maple Avenue
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 225-2516
>> website
It is not the Palm but the steaks, chops and trimmings are good. Wine/beer Kathy allows one visit per season! Res.
Benihana
3602 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 286-0740
>> website
Traditional Japanese-style hibachi steakhouses. No surprises, fun to experience every once in a while.
Nino’s
US Highway 1
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 340-3800
Good Italian nest to Toojay’s in the Regency Plaza. Full var & Pizzeria area too! Reservations are a must for dinner – bit noisy but delicious.
Osceola Street Café
26 SW Osceola Street
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 283-6116
Old Stuart Happening Spot – Dinner served Wednesday through Saturday with live entertainment on weekends. Open daily for breakfast & lunch – (best turkey club sandwich ever), with Sunday brunch. If you like breakfast, best bagels and freshest ingredients. Great coffee, it is a must!
Ristorante Claretta
1315 SW Martin Highway
Palm City, FL 34990
(772) 219-9940
Palm City’s finest restaurant. Clara and family bring their Northern Italian charm & cuisine to delight her patrons. You will see many HR friends frequenting this charmingly decorated establishment. Wine & beer. Reservations are a must.
Seven Orchids
2621 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 781-7717
Upscale Asian restaurant offering fine dining, casual ambiance, and delicious food. Wine and beer, a refreshing change for Stuart. Reservations available.
Cornerstone Bistro
848 SE Becker Road
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984
(772) 785-5220
Best restaurant within a 4 miles of HR. The décor and open kitchen concept are inviting. Extensive and nice menu, half pates are great for those not wishing to over indulge! full bar, reservations.
Lola’s Seafood Eatery
860 SW Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 219-3340
962 St Lucie West Boulevard
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986
(772) 871-5533
Now With 2 Locations – Fresh seafood daily from New Bedford, MA. Cute and totally delicious. When you need a quick lunch, dinner or take out – you will not be disappointed. Beer/Wine/Tropical Drinks – Great food, not fine dining. Limited seating – 1st come
Palm City Grill
3208 SW Martin Downs Blvd
Palm City, FL 34990
(772) 220-4745
Palm City’s version of “Cheers”, where everybody knows your name. HR hang out. Great value. Full bar.
Manero’s
2851 SW High Meadow Ave
Palm City, FL 34990
(772) 220-3011
Tony Manero won the US Open at Baltusrol, 1936. Active bar for a steak or a Betsy Hepburn zoloberger.
The Black Marlin
53 SW Osceola St.
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 286-3126
A “neighborhood bar” in Old Stuart Plus excellent fish, Pub grub. Nightly specials. Full bar.
Bone Fish Mac’s
662 SE Becker Rd
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984
(772) 334-6227
HR hang out. Great value. Full bar.
Restaurant Commentary
Evo Italian
In Tequesta
(561) 745-2444
In Tequesta and a bit of a drive but worth it. Home style cooking & freshest ingredients. All reviews are 5 stars and our dinner was too!.
Spoto’s Oyster Bar
In Palm Beach Gardens
(561) 776-9448
Fresh fish & shell fish at moderate prices. Causal setting and friendly service. Best steaks too! A happening place – full bar, great for lunch or dinner
Capital Grill
In Palm Beach Gardens
(954) 446-2000
Ultimate private dining experience – Steakhouse & more! Premiere menu and wine selection. Reservations are needed.
Season’s 52
In Palm Beach Gardens
(561) 625-5852
All entrees from a flatbread pizza to fillet mignon are under 475 calories including desserts! Live piano music. Reservations needed
Brio
In Palm Beach Gardens
(954) 622-0491
An Italian Grill with a Tuscan feel. Always dependably good — located in the Palm Beach Gardens Mall – great place for lunch after shopping or dinner. Reservations are needed for dinner.
Carmine’s
In Palm Beach Gardens
(561) 624-1141
While you are there, a visit to their gourmet market is a MUST! Prepared foods, fresh fish, fabulous meats, chicken, sandwiches, wine, desserts – you name it! Reservations needed
Café L’Europe
Palm Beach
(954) 655-4020
Grand Dame of the Palm Beach scene & always rated #1. Definitely the best for that very special occasion..
Café Boulud
In Palm Beach
(561) 655-6060
Chef Boulud after mastering NYC is doing the same in PB. Pricey but delicious. Dine dining at its best. Superb wine list.
Michael R McCarty
Palm Beach
(561) 659-1899
The Scene for Continental Cuisine, comfort food with gourmet touches. Casual dining in PB & not to $$$!
Echo
In Palm Beach
(561) 802-4222
PB hot-spot. Pan-Asian fare contemporary atmosphere. Stylish & happening. Not to be missed if you are in PB. Reservations are required.
The Flagler Steakhouse
Palm Beach
(561) 659-8488
In the Breaker’s Golf Clubhouse, best prime steak we’ve had in Florida. Tasteful and expensive but worth it. Must have reservations – great outdoor dining on the porch!
Taboo
In Palm Beach
(561) 835-3500
Memories galore — Tony & I dated and visited the original Taboo while engaged. We cannot walk “the Avenue” without stopping in for a “shaboola”, (old PB for a mixed drink). The original owner could flip a glass of water without spilling a drop – a trick he learned from my Uncle George! Through the years – Taboo Is Always A Happening Spot!
Chez Jean-Pierre
Palm Beach
(561) 833-1171
“Unpretentious Palm Beach French Charmer” Great food especially Sea Bass & Dover Sole. Very consistent!
Trevini
In Palm Beach
(561) 833-3883
Upscale Italian in the PB Esplanade at the East end of Worth Avenue.
City Cellar
Palm Beach – City Place
(561) 366-0071
Located in City Place, eclectic American fare & full bar. Perect for lunch before a “matinee” — at the Kravis Center of course!
Bellagio
In Palm Beach – City Place
(561) 833-1171
In City Place, beside the fountain plaza. Casual atmosphere with great Italian cuisine.
Capital Grill
Fort Lauderdale
(954) 446-2000
Advertised as the ultimate private dining experience and it was! Menu selection & wine list are done to perfection. A “Special Wine List” contains many rare offerings but not necessarily more expensive. Reservations always!
The Forge
In Miami
(305) 538-8533
One of Miami’s oldest & best. If you like “21” in NYC, you will like The Forge. Exceptional wine list & menu.
Joe’s Stone Crab
Miami
(305) 673-0365
Miami’s best for Stone Crabs & seafood!
Le Tub Saloon
In Hollywood
(954) 921-9425
Cute casual atmosphere on the Intra-Coastal Waterway. Known as The Hamburger Heaven, you will be served a great hamburger that is so large, you will not be able to finish. Eclectically build & decorated by you host – it is interesting.