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32 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444-3723
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Dined there recently, I had the chicken and my companion had a grouper we both loved our entree!!. The...

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32 East 8/25/2013

Dined there recently, I had the chicken and my companion had a grouper we both loved our entree!!. The... more

32 East 8/25/2013

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Dined there recently, I had the chicken and my companion had a grouper we both loved our entree!!. The bread was yummy and the appetizers looked g... more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 8/19/2012

Introduced to this remarkable bistro over 10 years ago, I recently had the opportunity to dine once more and record my 21st visit here at 32 East. Yes, 21 visits.... and perchance you might ask how I come to know the exact number of my visits? Well, I'll tell you old boy for it is simplicity itself!\r \r Never in all my days have I recorded even one singular bad experience here, nary a misplaced olive in a Martini, a warm instead of a hot platter of venison, a bland soup when expecting a hot chowder..... Nigh! All of my 21 visits have resulted in such an astounding record of superiority that I have come to tallying the occasions WAITING for that first errant night! Well, the wait continues! \r \r When my guest, HRH Michael of Laguna, opined his desire for a 'good fish' tonite, I saw the window to test the streak once more. \r \r Arriving at 6 PM without a reservations on a Wednesday, we were immediately, greeted, seated, and approached by our waitperson, a tall distinguished looking chap who introduced himself as 'Mickey'. Now Sir Mickey, who could possibly have passed as the brother of jazz great Herbie Hancock, very professionally took our order for drinks but did so much more. With a simple Gin and Tonic request from HRH the inquiry of Boodles, Beefeater, or some other flavor of fancy quickly followed. It was not done in a pushy way, nor in a manner that suggested even remotely that there was an upsell in the midst. No, it was such a nuanced suggestion that it gave nothing but heartfelt interest in his wards' libation. \r \r With a glance my way I spoke: "Bombay Sapphire Martini, up, three blue cheese olives'. And with a knowing glance, he was gone. And it was at this moment that HRH said 'You know, I like a waiter with a little character, not some dead fish......" Indeed! We had found our man!\r \r With our absolutely delicious gin remedies swirling around on our palates, I ordered a Chile Corn Chowder while His Majesty asked for a Caeser Salad. I never could understand the fascination with a salad named after a near Lilliputian of a man who was so careless as to leave himself open to attack by not 1 but 15 Roman Senators! Perhaps a little less CHEESE on his salad and maybe he would have been nimble enough to evade the attack! But I digress.........\r \r Now, in some less reputable dining halls a Chile Corn Chowder might invite images of a milk based flotsam or some such variant but not here. This was simply outstanding! A delectable taste, smooth and rich in it's tomato base flavor yet with an undercurrent of fresh chile's. And with a temperature just the South Thames side of hot....astoundingly delicious! And the Caeser Salad with fresh grated Pecorino atop was mouthwatering in it's crispness and freshness. Oh what a treat!\r \r For Entrees we BOTH elected the Grilled Local Swordfish in Fresh Kaffir Lime Butter. My interest was more than just elementary in my grilled aquatic choice as the Kaffir Lime, or Makrut Lime as it is known in the Southeast Asian and Indochine ecoregions, is a highly delectable and tart accompaniment to such a wonderful fish and in a lesser gourmand's ministrations it could easily be an untoward disaster but this dish was superb, simply above reproach. Laying on a bed of Soba Noodles, Napa Cabbage, and Pineapple and Macadamia, I was transported into the food stalls and kitchen regions of Laos and Thailand where my last cases afforded my frequent visits. But no visits to Southeast Asia can measure to this tastefully appointed dish.... a quite remarkable accomplishment that His Majesty was later seen licking from his platter. With pinky extended of course!\r \r And yet overall this visit had a different variable. This occasion heralded a new twist to past experiences and it was simply due to our waitperson Mickey (or Herbie........) who simultaneously lent a convivial air of authority, erudition, clarity, and fun to the evening that my dining companion had the joie de' vivre to opine at the end of his meal "That was simply the single best fish I have ever tasted in the state of Florida in the 20 years I have been coming here..........' whereupon he phoned the Queen to regale HER with his find, only to discover she was not in the least bit interested. I was not surprised; Queens notoriously head turn quickly at the meanderings of their beau's whilst out galavanting without them! \r \r And so a tip o'the hat to Sir Mickey for he gave us rejuvenation towards another 20 visits. I only hope it doesn't take another 10+ years to accomplish! Come Quick Watson, the game's afoot! more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 6/17/2012

Had an overall very nice experience at 32 East with business clients and colleagues.\r We had the rib eye, the rack of lamb, and the salmon. The lamb, (Australian) was excellent and perfectly prepared. All who had the rib-eye attested to it being one of the best they have had. The salmon, which I tried, was expertely prepared; grilled and still juicy. All were very large portion sizes.\r We also had a variety of appetizers; shrimp, pork tacos, and pizza. All were good. A bit of a strange combination, but it worked. The tacos were, in my opinion, the best.\r The wine (sorry I can't remember the name of it), a merlot was superb.\r There is a bit of a disconnect between the food and the atmosphere. Dark woods, with booths and round tables...........no tablecloths. I imagine that is the effect the owneers were reaching for............upscale food, and casual atmosphere. It works, but I would have preferred a tablecloth. The place got more crowded as the evening wore on. A good mix of age groups.\r Overall a very nice experience.\r \r Visited April 2012 more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 5/9/2012

The absolute worst meal we have ever eaten. What a real waste of money the pizza was awful and my gourmet burger I wouldn't even feed it to my dog. The others fish dish would have been better left in the ocean. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 3/14/2012

After dining at 32 East for over 15 years, I am clearly disappointed with the the valet service. First time, after parking with the new valet service I returned from a great dinner to find all the change (roughly $5 in quarters) and a gift card for the local car wash (about $78) missing from the console.\r Extremely diappointed, and will opt to dine elsewhere where valet isn't necessary. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 2/13/2012

This is one of the great ones for South Florida for years. The food is alway fresh and interesting. We truly enjoy 32 East and like to warm atmosphere. The wine list is well thought and enjoyable. Go... you wont be disappointed. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/14/2012

They are so consistent and rarely disappoint. Our waiter Jeff, and his support were wonderful. The great food and attentive service will keep this one of our favorites. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 3/2/2011

Best , most consistent spot on the ave. Nuff said more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 2/27/2011

I went in an there were only three table in the dining room.. busted out had to leave more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 2/12/2011

32 East has very good food, and it is a nice place. Friendly management and staff. valet parking make it pretty easy on a Friday/sat night. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/30/2011

I have had some great meals here, from fish to burgers. The staff is friendly, the dining room is large so no wait, and the food is artful and tasty. Foie gras, mahi-mahi, basically everything here is a delight. The bar makes great drinks, the wine list is sure to please. Do give this place a try. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/17/2011

The food is marvelous, the wine list extensive and perfect and the staff makes you feel welcome and well-cared for - a little taste of heaven in Delray Beach. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 11/27/2010

I really like this place. Restaurants have come and gone on the Avenue, and 32 East is still going strong. Great service and great food with a daily changing menu. I loved the caesar salad, Just the right combination of garlic and anchovy and creaminess/ I ordered a veal stew that was on the menu. When it came out it was cream based and not what I expected... It was incredible!!! My husband's fish was fresh and delicious too. The only thing lacking was the dessert. 32 East remains one of my favorite restaurants in Delray more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 11/22/2010

Decent food. I recommend the mussels as a starter. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 4/20/2010

Although, I have been to better restaurants, 32 East is a very solid eating experience. The wait staff was OK. The Filet was very tender and full of flavor. The ambiance was great and the location is prime. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 3/6/2010

We had a reservation for 10. I made it 2 weeks prior to arriving. I talked on the phone 2x with the hostess the day of the reservation, to confirm. Fifty ,minutes after we arrived we still were not seated. They were seating others fine - just our party was a problem. The owner eventually escorted us to his other restaurant down the street and bought us drinks and appetizers. AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS. No one goes there any more because its too crowded and they treat their customers like dirt. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/24/2010

This is, hands down, the best food in Delray. What else needs to be said? more

creative comfort food 5/13/2008

I have been dining at 32 East for about the past 6 years on a regular basis. It is the best American restaurant I have ever been to. I have never had the same dish twice and the food has been near perfect everytime. The atmosphere is comfortable, the music is hip and the service and wine list are world class. I have traveled the world and have eaten at some of the best restaurants(Keller, Ducasse, Boulud, Nobu, Tetsuya, Adria) and this neighborhood hot spot is as good as any of them. In some ways it's better because 32 East lacks pretension that some of the others have. It's very rare to see a chef of Nick Morfogen's caliber actually cooking with his team of young upstarts, for this I am grateful. In some ways I feel this restaurant should get more national attention, but for selfish reasons I'm glad that it doesn't. It's very tough to get a primetime reservation in season as it is. Keep up the good work and I'll be forever loyal. Pros: new menu everyday more

A Wonderful Experience 11/16/2007

I just went there with my wife, and we enjoyed it immensely! The food quality at this restaurant is truly fresh gourmet cuisine, with a new menu every day! A very attentive staff makes the dining experience recommendable to all who appreciate fine dining! The only problem we found was the amount of people in the restaurant on a Friday night. I know that the weekend especially promises to have busy nights with long waits, and even though we had reservations, we still would have waited 30 minutes if a patio table didn't open up. Overall it was the best dining experience for both of us!! Thanks Chef! more
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