Best Restaurant in Palm Beach County Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014 - Jove Kitchen & Bar
2800 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Of all the restaurant concepts, Italian can, surprisingly, be one of the hardest to execute. With fare so simple and straightforward, excellence depends on the freshness of the ingredients and details in the sauces, meats, cheeses, and pastas. Luckily, the new Jové Kitchen & Bar at the Four Seasons Palm Beach offers one of South Florida's best takes on Italian, prepared to exacting standards. The dinner-only restaurant takes its name from the god of the sky in Roman mythology. Here, patrons will certainly find heavenly fare from Italian-born executive chef Mauro Zanusso, who delivers classic Italian cooking with a panache deserving of Palm Beach. The selections begin with the cicchetti menu: raw-bar items like oysters, stone crab, and caviar. A truly stellar dish can be found with any of the risottos, accented by royal trumpet mushrooms or butter-poached Maine lobster. For main plates, handmade pastas include fresh gnocchi with figs and herbs and bone-marrow ravioli with short rib. The bar is stacked with an impressive collection of eclectic premium Italian vermouths, grappas, and artisan liqueurs. Choose a wine from the list of more than 100. All this can be enjoyed whether dining alfresco on the outdoor terrace or amid the soft music playing in the restaurant's elegant, luxe interior. Feeling extra fancy? Opt for the private cabana dining with views of the oceanfront pool. But perfection doesn't come cheap: A typical dinner costs $150 to $225 per person.